Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an
investigative journalist working across America, Australia and
Britain. As a journalist and writer he has 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 eight novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a potentially 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.
Michael Robotham is a highly skilled thriller writer who has
produced a genuine page-turner and ideal holiday read. It
leaves you unsettled and enthralled in equal measure . . . the
terrifying plot unfolds at a relentless pace * Daily Express
The claustrophobic atmosphere is subtly evoked and Michael Robotham proves himself an excellent ventriloquist. * Literary Review *
Two terrific female characters, both with secrets. Add Michael Robotham's clean prose and whipcrack pacing. The result? A book you won't be able to put down, although you may occasionally want to hide your eyes * International bestselling author, Stephen King *
[An] insightful psychological thriller about the joys and fears of impending motherhood. * New York Times *
A well-timed and perfectly paced psychological thriller with a depth of emotion * CrimeSquad.com *
The plot twists and turns quickly and gratifyingly - there's no time to draw breath as Agatha's machinations march on to a heart-stopping conclusion. * My Weekly *
Multi-award-winning author Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before . . . an elegantly constructed domestic noir about envy, marriage and what lies beneath * Sydney Morning Herald *
The plot unfolds with clever efficiency . . . This is a taut, scary and effective thriller * Weekend Australian *
One of crime's greatest practitioners . . .a ripper, suspenseful read * The Australian *
A winner . . . simply impossible to put down * Herald Sun *