Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist and writer he 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 nine novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a 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, starred reviewExplosive...This sensitive, suspenseful mystery firmly establishes Robotham in the top ranks of psychological-thriller writers. And it cries out for a sequel. - BooklistIt'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 ReviewsA crime writer at the top of his game. - The AustralianRobotham doesn't make me scared for his characters. He makes my heart ache for them. - Linwood BarclayOne of Australia's best crime writers - Herald SunI love this guy's books. - Lee Child