Michael Robotham is a former feature writer and investigative
reporter, who has worked in Britain, Australia and America.
His debut thriller, The Suspect, introduced clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and sold more than a million copies around the world. The nine-book series is being adapted for the screen by World Productions (makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard), starring Aidan Turner. Michael's standalone thriller The Secrets She Keeps has also been the basis of two BBC TV series.
He has twice won the prestigious UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel, as well as the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for When She Was Good, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.
Michael lives in Sydney.
PRAISE FOR LYING BESIDE YOU * - *
Michael Robotham can't write a bad book. This is one of his best, suspenseful and hard to put down -- STEPHEN KING
Compulsively readable. As always, Michael Robotham builds his nail-biter around damaged people who only want to do what's right -- LINWOOD BARCLAY
Exactly the sort of thriller that pins you to your seat until you've finished it: a proper heart-pounding mystery with unforgettable characters and compelling twists -- JANE CASEY
Michael Robotham never lets you down and Lying Beside You is yet further proof that he is one of the most accomplished thriller writers in the world right now. Superbly paced, intricately plotted and packed with characters that leap off the page. Simply sensational -- M. W. CRAVEN
I loved Lying Beside You. Michael Robotham is such a wonderfully perceptive writer; rich, real characters who are constantly surprising . . . I could read about these two forever -- ALEX MARWOOD
I devoured Lying Beside You in two sittings. What a terrific writer and a fantastic read - pacey, spare and engrossing -- AJAY CHOWDHURY
Thoughtful . . . it isn't easy to maintain a balance between two such different plot strands, but Robotham does it brilliantly -- BEST CRIME BOOKS OF 2022 * SUNDAY TIMES *
Tense, perceptive and fast-moving, this is a remarkable novel * LITERARY REVIEW *
A riveting page-turner -- MEGAN GOLDIN
Every single book is a plotting masterclass, and Lying Beside You is especially poignant -- ANNA DOWNES
A masterful plot which pelts along at breakneck speed. With its intriguing characters, perfectly interwoven storylines and killer twists, Robotham's latest thriller lives up to his fans' sky-high expectations. His best yet -- ROSE CARLYLE
Not just a cleverly constructed crime novel . . . it's also an achingly beautiful story about trust, redemption and love that had me intermittently catching my breath * SYDNEY MORNING HERALD *
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM * - *
I love this guy's books -- LEE CHILD
An absolute master -- STEPHEN KING
Will have you turning the pages compulsively * THE TIMES *
Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching -- VAL MCDERMID
He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul -- PETER JAMES
Robotham is the real deal -- DAVID BALDACCI
A white-knuckle ride that kept me up half the night -- ANDY MCNAB
Clever, intriguing and compelling -- RACHEL ABBOTT
A highly-skilled thriller writer * DAILY EXPRESS *
One of crime's greatest practitioners * THE AUSTRALIAN *
Unforgettable characters * GLOBE AND MAIL *