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When She Was Good


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.

Callum Kenny