An intense psychological thriller that delves into the psyche of the criminal mind by the multi-million-copy bestselling author of LIFE OR DEATH, Michael Robotham.
Alisha Barba's dreams of being a detective were shattered when a murder suspect broke her back across a brick wall. Now on her feet again, she receives a letter from an old school friend, Cate Beaumont, who is eight months pregnant and in trouble.
On the night they arrange to meet, Cate is mown down by a car that kills her husband instantly. As paramedics fight to save her life they discover there is no baby. Her pregnancy is an elaborate, mysterious lie.
Why? What happened? Alisha is drawn deeper and deeper into a dangerous quest that will take her from the East End of London to Amsterdam's red light district and into a murky underworld of sex trafficking, slavery and exploitation.
A compelling page-turner, twists at every turn, THE NIGHT FERRY is world-renowned Michael Robotham's first standalone psychological thriller.
Will have you turning the pages compulsively - The Times
Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them
Superbly exciting ... a terrific read - Guardian
LIFE OR DEATH is a nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master.
Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching
He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul
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.