After reading this chilling psychological thriller, I can’t help but wonder why I waited so long to read Michael Robotham. In his latest title, we meet Marnie Logan, a woman who is struggling to make ends meet after her husband vanishes off the face of the earth. Not only does she have to deal with the debt her husband left behind, but she swears she’s being watched. The story follows different POVs, like Joe O’Loughlin, the psychologist who treats Marnie, her teenage daughter, Zoe, and Vincent Ruiz, the cop who agrees to help Marnie, despite the bad feeling he has about her. When bodies start piling up in her wake, it’s hard to believe she’s as innocent as she claims. If all of Robotham’s books are this dark and deviant, then I can’t wait to get my hands on the next one.
New York Times bestselling author Michael Robotham brings us face-to-face with a manipulative psychopath who has destroyed countless lives and is about to claim one final victim.
Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched: a warm breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye that vanishes when she turns her head.
She has reason to be frightened. Her husband Daniel has inexplicably vanished, and the police have no leads in the case. Without proof of death or evidence of foul play, she can't access his bank accounts or his life insurance. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin.
O'Loughlin is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past and anxious to uncover what Marnie is withholding that could help with her treatment. The breakthrough in Marnie's therapy and Daniel's disappearance arrives when Marnie shares with O'Loughlin her discovery of the Big Red Book, a collage of pictures, interviews, and anecdotes from Marnie's friends and relatives that Daniel had been compiling as part of a surprise birthday gift.
Daniel's explorations into Marnie's past led him to a shocking revelation on the eve of his disappearance: Anyone who has ever gotten close to Marnie has paid an exacting price. A cold-blooded killer is eliminating the people in Marnie's life, and now that O'Laughlin is a part of it, he is next in line.
About the Author
Michael Robotham is author of the New York Times bestseller Say You're Sorry, as well as Bleed for Me, and Shatter, and other novels of suspense. A former investigative journalist who has worked in Britain, Australia and the US, Robotham is one of the world's most acclaimed authors of thriller fiction. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.
"Robotham slowly, expertly begins tightening the screws...Revelations increase rather than release tension until the last page...It will be a long time before memories of this one retreat back into the shadows."—--Booklist (starred review)
"Full of surprises. Well written and slightly creepy, it will keep readers intrigued to the final page."—Library Journal (starred review)
"[A] commanding book with an ending that's sure to give even the most jaded reader a shock"—Publishers Weekly
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM:
"Robotham not only builds suspense masterfully but tops it off with a stunning twist."—People
"Michael Robotham is the real deal."—David Baldacci
"Robotham is a first-class storyteller."—Associated Press