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A novel that will play with your mind, WATCHING YOU is a spine-tingling, heart-stopping psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors writing today, Michael Robotham.
I am the most important figure in Marnie's life, but she doesn't know it yet . . .
I am the one who watches.
Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin.
Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for Marnie's birthday. It was supposed to be a celebration of her life. But it's not the story anyone was expecting . . .
Watching You is a pulse-pounding psychological thriller from multi-million-copy bestselling author Michael Robotham.
Robotham renders the ordinary extraordinary ... delivers the kind of adrenalin rush a gripping thriller is expected to deliver. - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
No other crime writer investigates the psychopath's compulsion with such forensic rigour or quite the same elegant and poised prose. - THE AUSTRALIANAlways surprising and never dull... the plot is so twisted and the psychology so perverse, even the most alert reader might misread the clues. - NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWa steady and commanding book with an ending that's sure to give even the most jaded reader a shock - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (US)
ISBN: 9780733637704 ISBN-10: 0733637701 Series: Joseph O'loughlin Audience:
Number Of Pages: 528 Published: 29th May 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1
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.