By Robotham, Michael
A pulse-racing standalone thriller about toxic friendships, hidden agendas and deadly secrets, from the Number One bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps Philomena 'Phil' McCarthy is a promising young officer in the London Metropolitan police. But everything changes when she... is called to the scene of a domestic assault. Unbeknownst to her, the abuser is a decorated detective and Phil's efforts to protect the detective's girlfriend, Tempe Brown, from violence result in Phil being unjustly struck from the force. In the fallout, Phil begins to teach Tempe self-defence and they strike up a tentative friendship. Tempe is thoughtful and sweet, and within a matter of weeks the two women are inseparable - talking, socialising and confiding their deepest secrets in one another. But something isn't right. Sinister things keep happening and, when a body is discovered, Phil realises that Tempe is hiding deadly secrets of her own. Secrets she is willing to kill for . . . This pulse-racing standalone psychological thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps is Michael Robotham's finest yet, and confirms his reputation as the Mastermind of Crime. Praise for Michael Robotham: 'A heart-stopping psychological thriller' - Herald Sun 'Don't try to get anything else done; just keep reading. The only way this book will let you go is if you walk, or run, to the last page' - New York Journal of Books 'An urgent, poignant thriller ... Readers will be putty in this supremely talented author's capable hands' - Kirkus Reviews 'As darkly beautiful as a crime novel can be' - Australian Crime FictionRead more
Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain, and 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 beloved Joe O'Loughlin. Good Girl, Bad Girl and When She Was Good are the first two books in a new series featuring forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven. Michael is the only Australian to win the UK's prestigious Gold Dagger Award twice - for Good Girl, Bad Girl and Life or Death. When She Was Good won the 2021 Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award and Good Girl, Bad Girl was shortlisted for the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2020, The Secrets She Keeps was adapted for television. He lives in Sydney.
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