NOMINATED FOR THE 2020 EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ABIA GENERAL FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD One needs saving. The other needs justice ... An unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham.
The girl with no past.
Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.
The boy who survived.
Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when someone is lying. And nobody is telling the truth.
GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL is an unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, bestselling author of THE OTHER WIFE and THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.
PRAISE FOR GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL
'Unputdownable' - Stephen King
'This page-turning, emotional thriller keeps you thinking and guessing until the end' Herald Sun
'Every chapter delivers an unpredictable development, while two storylines gradually come closer until they overlap, with violent consequences' Weekend Australian
'A classic page-turner with a cracker ending' Good Weekend
Haunting...Robotham expertly raises the tension as the action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope the complex Cyrus will return for an encore. - Publishers Weekly, starred review
It's the careful and often poignant interplay between Cyrus and Evie that elevates this consistently stellar yarn...Robotham is a master plotter at the top of his form, and readers will surely hope to see more of his complicated new characters. - Kirkus Reviews
Explosive...This sensitive, suspenseful mystery firmly establishes Robotham in the top ranks of psychological-thriller writers. And it cries out for a sequel. - Booklist
Intercutting between Evie and Cyrus's perspectives (two fascinating characters who've found different ways to cope with each of their traumatic childhoods), Good Girl Bad Girl engages quickly. It's a real page-turner ... - Good Reading
Great characters and fine writing - Canberra Weekly
I always have a huge stack of books to read, but a Michael Robotham novel automatically goes to the top of the pile - Stephen King
A gripping and eerie read. You won't be able to look away - Karin Slaughter
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.