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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9780751581560

Price: £19.99

ON SALE: 24th June 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Richard & Judy Summer 2021 Pick When She Was Good, comes a gripping new standalone thriller

Philomena McCarthy
has defied the odds and become a promising young officer with the Metropolitan Police despite being the daughter of a notorious London gangster. Called to the scene of a domestic assault, she rescues a young woman, Tempe Brown, the girlfriend of a decorated detective. The incident is hushed up, but Phil has unwittingly made a dangerous enemy with powerful friends.

Determined to protect each other, the two women strike up a tentative friendship. Tempe is thoughtful and sweet and makes herself indispensable to Phil, but sinister things keep happening and something isn’t quite right about the stories Tempe tells. When a journalist with links to Phil’s father and to the detective is found floating in the Thames, Phil doesn’t know where to turn, who to blame or who she can trust.


‘An absolute master’ Stephen King

‘I love this guy’s books’ Lee Child

He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul‘ Peter James

‘Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching’ Val McDermid

Robotham is the real deal‘ David Baldacci

He invests suspense with such a strong emotional pull. No one else comes close‘ Linwood Barclay

‘Will have you turning the pages compulsively’ The Times

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An absolute master
Stephen King
A twisty, turny, second-guessing great read with a killer ending
Herald Sun
I love this guy's books
Lee Child
Michael Robotham keeps upping his game. With each new book, I say it's his best. Well, THIS is his best
Linwood Barclay
All thrills and chills
Toronto Star
No one does suspense better
Stephen King
Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them
Linwood Barclay
A heart-clutching psychological thriller
One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read
The Australian
Robotham is the real deal
David Baldacci
Praise for When You Are Mine
Robotham is quickly becoming the go-to author for the psychological thriller and this book, his 16th, is a superb example . . . He twists the knife with skill and precision
Globe and Mail
Praise for Michael Robotham
A flawless and compassionate psychological thriller
Kirkus Reviews
A page-turner featuring a feisty heroine
Irish Independent
A nail-biter . . . Robotham tightens the screws on his sympathetic lead incrementally as the action builds to a satisfying climax
Publisher's Weekly
Robotham creates flesh and blood characters, and you won't forget Philomena McCarthy . . . A nail-biter
Peterborough Telegraph
Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before
Sydney Morning Herald
A highly skilled thriller writer
Daily Express
Robotham delivers again with a pacey tale that ratchets up the tension and refuses to be put down
Courier Mail
He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul
Peter James
A writer of the highest class who can create terror from the commonplace and crush the breath out of you
Daily Mail
Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching
Val McDermid