When She Was Good is an elegantly plotted rollercoaster of a thriller. It’s the second book in the Cyrus Haven series but you absolutely can come to it fresh as a new reader – I did and I loved following the twists, turns and red herrings of this nail-biting story.
Michael Robotham is a true master of crime writing. When She Was Good is beautifully written but still has that page-turning quality I look for in a thriller. His characters are fascinating, especially Evie, who is one of the most unique creations in crime fiction history. This novel is her story, the one she is desperate to keep hidden. As a reader your eyes are glued to the page as little by little, ever so cleverly, we uncover the secrets at the heart of her past.
It’s a perfect summer read, even if you’re holidaying in your own home this year. It’s incredibly easy to lose yourself in this book and it will make you want to go back through all Robotham’s books and read them cover to cover. He is such an impressive author and if you caught the BBC’s adaptation of The Secrets She Keeps in June and July, you know that he never disappoints his readers.
A girl trapped in a secret room. Only silence can save her.
From the multi-million-copy bestselling author behind The Secrets She Keeps, a major BBC series, comes a heart-stopping new psychological thriller.
She has secrets.
Six years ago, Evie Cormac was found hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a brutal murder. But nobody has ever discovered her real name or where she came from, because everybody who tries ends up dead.
He needs answers.
Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven believes the truth will set Evie free. Ignoring her warnings, he begins to dig into her past, only to disturb a hornet's nest of corrupt and powerful people who have been waiting to find Evie - the final witness to their crimes. Unbeknownst to him, Cyrus is leading them straight to Evie.
The truth will not set her free. But it could get them killed . . .
'What makes Michael stand out is how he invests suspense with such a strong emotional pull. No one else comes close' Linwood Barclay
'Never lets up on the suspense . . . Definitely Robotham's best to date' Globe and Mail
'Clever, intriguing and compelling, I loved this book' Rachel Abbott
'So good that I rationed my reading as I didn't want to finish it' ***** Reader Review
'Tense, immersive and riveting' ***** Reader Review
'Keeps your attention in a vice-like grip' ***** Reader Review
PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM'S THRILLERS:
'An absolute master' Stephen King
'Superbly exciting' Guardian
'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James
'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci
'Heart-stopping and heart-breaking' Val McDermid
'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' Times