Even a flawless life can unravel... The debut Joe O'Loughlin thriller from multi-million-copy bestselling author Michael Robotham
Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life - a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life.
Caught in a complex web of deceit and haunted by images of the slain girl, he embarks upon a search that will take him from London to Liverpool and into the darkest recesses of the human mind...
A nerve-shredding psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors of today, Michael Robotham.
A white-knuckle ride and a powerful love story that kept me up half the night - ANDY McNAB
The best of the best... truly accomplished - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
Robotham is an absolute master - STEPHEN KING
THE SUSPECT is slick and classy, with a plot that sweeps the rug out from under your feet every time you think you're standing on firm ground - THE AGE
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.