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THE GRIPPING SUMMER 2021 RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK

A secret room. A silent girl. A shocking truth.

Evie Cormac was found at a murder scene six years ago, hiding in a secret room. She has never revealed her real name, why she was in that house, or what she saw.

Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven wants to help the traumatised teenager. He thinks unravelling Evie’s secrets will free her from the past.

But he has no idea what he’s about to unleash . . .
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WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS’ ASSOCIATION STEEL DAGGER FOR BEST THRILLER OF 2021

‘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 dateGlobe 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

A #1 FICTION BESTSELLER IN AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 2020
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PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM’S THRILLERS:

‘An absolute master’ Stephen King

Superbly excitingGuardian

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

Reviews

What makes Michael stand out in a crowded field is how he invests suspense with such a strong emotional pull. No one else comes close in this regard
Linwood Barclay
Praise for Michael Robotham
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Robotham never lets up on the suspense here, and Haven's intensity as well as Evie's guarded innocence make for unforgettable characters . . . Definitely Robotham's best to date
Globe and Mail
Praise for When She Was Good
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Will have you turning the pages compulsively
The Times
Superbly exciting
Guardian
Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them
Linwood Barclay
He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul
Peter James
Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching
Val McDermid
Robotham is an absolute master
Stephen King
Clever, intriguing and compelling, I loved this book. The vulnerability of the characters was at times heart-breaking, and the pace was relentless
Rachel Abbott
Robotham is the real deal
David Baldacci
A highly skilled thriller writer
Daily Express
A very good mystery novel
The Mystery Site