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Good Girl, Bad Girl: The #1 Bestseller and a 'Book of the Year' 2019

Michael Robotham

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Hachette Australia
23 July 2019
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Cyrus Haven is a psychologist and a survivor of childhood tragedy. Evie is a damaged teenager he is called in to assess; her past has taught her not to trust anyone, and her ability to read people has only confirmed her deep distrust of the human race. Then a junior champion skater is found murdered, and Cyrus has to fill in the pieces to understand how the girl came to be killed.

As he is pulled into the mysteries of the two separate girls, he finds himself stepping over his professional and personal boundaries to help… A page-turning story, as you would expect from this master of psychological suspense and twisty plots. Robotham always creates believable characters, even when their situations are nothing short of nightmarish, and the reader is assured of a brilliantly involving story! Lindy Jones

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"I have always been fascinated by the idea of 'truth wizards' - people who are capable or recognising when someone is telling the truth or not. Where does this ability come from? Is it the product of nature or nurture?" Michael Robotham

The girl with no past.

Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.

The boy who survived.

Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when someone is lying. And nobody is telling the truth.

GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL is an unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, bestselling author of THE OTHER WIFE and THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.

Buy it here and then get along to hear Michael talk about it at BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival
By:   Michael Robotham
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9780733638053
ISBN 10:   0733638058
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   23 July 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for Good Girl, Bad Girl: The #1 Bestseller and a 'Book of the Year' 2019

It's the careful and often poignant interplay between Cyrus and Evie that elevates this consistently stellar yarn ... Trauma unites them, but Robotham seeks to show that together, they might begin to heal ... Robotham is a master plotter at the top of his form, and readers will surely hope to see more of his complicated new characters. - Kirkus Reviews A crime writer at the top of his game. - The Australian Robotham doesn't make me scared for his characters. He makes my heart ache for them. - Linwood Barclay One of Australia's best crime writers - Herald Sun I love this guy's books. - Lee Child


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