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The Suspect : Joseph O'Loughlin Series: Book 1 - Michael Robotham

The Suspect

Joseph O'Loughlin Series: Book 1

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THE SUSPECT is a psychological thriller, a novel of ideas and a story of love. Michael Robotham has a remarkable grasp of the subtle turns of the human mind and his clear-cut, cunning prose is a joy to read.

Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life - a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling.

All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life. Caught in a complex web of deceit and haunted by images of the slain girl, he embarks upon a search that will take him from London to Liverpool and into the darkest recesses of the human mind. Ultimately, he will risk everything to unmask the killer and save his family.

About the Author

Before writing full-time Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. He is the pseudonymous author of 10 best-selling non-fiction titles, involving prominent figures in the military, the arts, sport and science. He lives in Sydney with his wife and 3 daughters.

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    Another wonderful book by Michael

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    • Great Characters
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    • Keeps You Guessing
    • Page Turner
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      This book was a gift for a friend to introduce him to Michael Robotham.

       
      4.0

      Michael is the best !

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Great Characters
      • Great Twist
      • Keeps You Guessing
      • Page Turner
      • Suspenseful
      • Well Written

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        Author great, want all his books

         
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        Robotham at his best

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        A white-knuckle ride and a powerful love story that kept me up half the night - Andy McNab

        So how good is THE SUSPECT? In a word, very . . . Believable and authentic from the first sentence, THE SUSPECT is altogether an accomplished piece of work. Robotham doesn't put a foot wrong in his plotting, pace or inventiveness - THE AUSTRALIAN

        A truly classy thriller, beautifully crafted with characters you care about, a taut plot . . . and a gripping finale that even the most seasoned mystery addicts won t see coming - THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN S WEEKLY

        Michael Robotham is being touted as the next big thing in thrillers and for once you can believe the hype . . . THE SUSPECT is slick and classy, with a plot that sweeps the rug out from under your feet every time you think you re standing on firm ground - THE AGE

        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: 9780751544176
        ISBN-10: 0751544175
        Series: Joseph O'Loughlin Series: Book 1
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 432
        Published: March 2010
        Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
        Country of Publication: GB
        Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.8  x 2.7
        Weight (kg): 0.3
        Edition Number: 1