Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist and writer he 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 nine novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a 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.
Will have you turning the pages compulsively - The TimesRobotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them.Superbly exciting ... a terrific read - GuardianLIFE 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-wrenchingHe writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soulThe Secrets She Keeps is a tense, chilling and disturbing psychological thriller about secrets, obsession and the longing for the "perfect life" from a master of the genre. Very highly recommended! - But Books are Better BlogThis was my first Robotham read & wow I'm not sure why! I really enjoyed this book. While I did pick some things early on it was still a very thrilling ride where you didn't know what would happen next. As a mother myself my heart was in my throat for much of it! I will definitely hand sell this title! - Bookseller Angus and Robinson