- format: Kindle (Amazon)
- published June 26 2018
- File Size: 642 KB
- Print Length: 400 pages
- Publisher: Sphere (June 26, 2018)
- Publication Date: June 26, 2018
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0791HFG73
- #9 in Joe O'Loughlin series
- author website
Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.
This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?
Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew - and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price.
A mesmerising psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the international bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.
Joe O'Loughlin has always found his father a bit "distanced" but never imagined that there was a side to his life that Joe did not know about. What a shock!
Once Joe calms down a bit he begins to understand that there are lots of things about his father that he has either ignored or simply not understood at the time. He begins his investigation with the help of his old friend Vincent Ruiz.
As always, I am very reluctant to reveal more elements of the plot. In fact the blurb tells you all you need to know.
While this is #9 in the Joe O'Loughlin books it can be read, I think, as a stand-alone, but it will send you scurrying back into the series for more.
Well done Michael. I love it!
My rating: 5.0
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