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Shatter : Joe O'loughlin : Joseph O'loughlin - Michael Robotham

Shatter : Joe O'loughlin

Joseph O'loughlin

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Published: 27th March 2018
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A terrified woman. A desperate act. A broken mind.

A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, 'you don't understand,' and jumps.

Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman's teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

Joe wants to believe her, but what would drive a woman to such a desperate act? Whose voice? What evil?

This pulse-stopping psychological thriller is a truly gripping and chilling read from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham.

Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel

Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching - VAL McDERMID

He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul - PETER MAY

Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them - LINWOOD BARCLAY

Will have you turning the pages compulsively - THE TIMES

Michael Robotham

Born in Australia in November 1960, Michael Robotham grew up in small country towns that had more dogs than people and more flies than dogs. He escaped in 1979 and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney.

For the next fourteen years he wrote for newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain and America. As a senior feature writer for the UK's Mail on Sunday he was among the first people to view the letters and diaries of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra, unearthed in the Moscow State Archives in 1991. He also gained access to Stalin's Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years until a cleaner stumbled upon a cardboard box that had been misplaced and misfiled.

In 1993 he quit journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and showbusiness personalities to write their autobiographies. Twelve of these non-fiction titles were bestsellers with combined sales of more than 2 million copies.

His first novel The Suspect, a psychological thriller, was chosen by the world's largest consortium of book clubs as only the fifth International Book of the Month, making it the top recommendation to 28 million book club members in fifteen countries. It has been translated into twenty-two languages, including some he's barely heard of.

His second novel Lost won the Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Book of the Year in 2005, given by the Australian Crime Writers Association. It was also shortlisted for the 2006 Barry Award for the BEST BRITISH NOVEL published in the US in 2005.

Michael's subsequent novels The Night Ferry and Shatter were both shortlisted for UK Crime Writers Association Steel Dagger in 2007 and 2008. Shatter was also shortlisted in the inaugural ITV3 Thriller Awards in the UK and for South Africa's Boeke Prize. In August 2008 Shatter won the Ned Kelly award for Australia's best crime novel. Bleed for Me, Michael's sixth novel, Bleed for Me was shortlisted for the 2010 Ned Kelly Award.

Michael can most often be found working in his 'pit of despair' (basement office) on Sydney's northern beaches where he funds the extravagant lifestyles of a wife and three daughters.

Visit Michael Robotham's Booktopia Author Page


ISBN: 9780733637629
ISBN-10: 0733637620
Series: Joseph O'loughlin
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 27th March 2018
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.7  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1