ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Philomena McCarthy hasn't spoken to her father in years. It's more than awkward, because after a childhood trauma she decided to join the police, and Dad and his brothers are notorious for their lifelong criminal activities. She doesn't let on to many people - and certainly very few of her colleagues in the London Metropolitan Police- that she's so connected, though her fiance knows. When a routine call from a concerned neighbour turns out to be domestic violence - a decorated policeman beating his mistress - and it is hushed up at the expense of her reputation, Phil's sympathies lie with the victim,Tempe, and a tentative friendship is struck up. But as time goes by, something more sinister is also happening, and Phil turns to her father for information and help, despite wondering how much he knows and how much he has done... A nice and twisty tale from the master of page-turning-keep-reading-didn't-see-that-coming crime! Lindy
Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain, and 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 beloved Joe O'Loughlin. Good Girl, Bad Girl and When She Was Good are the first two books in a new series featuring forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven. Michael is the only Australian to win the UK's prestigious Gold Dagger Award twice - for Good Girl, Bad Girl and Life or Death. Good Girl, Bad Girl was also shortlisted for the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2020, The Secrets She Keeps was adapted for television. He lives in Sydney.