Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an
investigative journalist working across America, Australia and
Britain. As a journalist and writer he has investigated notorious
cases such as the serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. He
has worked with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped
police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes.
Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1
million copies around the world. It is the first of eight novels
featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own
increasing battle with a potentially debilitating disease. Michael
has also written four standalone thrillers. In 2015 he won the UK's
prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his
standalone thriller Life or Death.
He lives in Sydney.
'Haunting . . . Robotham expertly raises the tension as the
action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope
the complex Cyrus will return for an encore.' * Publishers Weekly
Explosive . . . This sensitive, suspenseful mystery firmly establishes Robotham in the top ranks of psychological-thriller writers. And it cries out for a sequel * Booklist *
'It's the careful and often poignant interplay between Cyrus and Evie that elevates this consistently stellar yarn . . . Robotham is a master plotter at the top of his form, and readers will surely hope to see more of his complicated new characters' * Kirkus Reviews *
An extraordinary exploration of emotional damage, full of humour and humanity * Literary Review *