Happiness comes at a price... and not everyone he loves can be saved. A pulse-pounding psychological thriller from multi-million-copy bestselling author Michael Robotham
I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing
Someone is coming
They're going to find me
A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself the 'Mindhunter', trading on Joe's name, has jeopardised the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger.
With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discovers links between these murders to a series of brutal attacks where the men and women are choked unconscious and the letter 'A' is carved into their foreheads.
As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe's fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer . . .
A chilling psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors of today, Michael Robotham.
Prepare for a tissue-chewing finale. Robotham has done it (brilliantly) again. - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Be warned that once you start this novel, you may not be able to put it down. - BETTER READING
Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them. - LINWOOD BARCLAY
Will have you turning the pages compulsively - THE TIMES
Robotham is an absolute master. - STEPHEN KING
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 and in 2020 he won the CWA Gold Dagger Award a second time for the first novel in his Cyrus Haven series, Good Girl, Bad Girl.
He lives in Sydney.