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.
The Other Wife is all about what it means to be a father. It's also a book about coming to terms with the past in ways that allow us to move on - The Age Michael Robotham takes many of the tropes of the domestic thriller, but elevates them into something more substantial through his superior writing. - Canberra Weekly Crime fiction at its most compelling. - Hobart Mercury This absorbing novel will make you wish there was another O'Loughlin episode to come. - Weekend West Michael Robotham has hinted that this clever psychological thriller may be the last outing for the Parkinson's-plagued shrink. If so, it's a worthy final act. - Qantas Magazine A crime writer at the top of his game. - The Australian Michael Robotham is the real deal. - David Baldacci A superbly crafted thriller with [a] half-dozen credible potential suspects - Courier Mail