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The Other Wife

On sale

22nd August 2019

Price: £8.99

Australian Book Industry Awards General Fiction Book of the Year, 2019

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751562804

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The ninth thriller in the Joe O’Loughlin series, the inspiration for the major ITV series The Suspect starring Aidan Turner.


‘Superbly constructed . . . a breathtaking twist’ Daily Mail

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.

This is what their son, Joe O’Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William’s bedside, covered in his blood – a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?

Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew – and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price.

Although the Joe O’Loughlin books can be read in any order, The Other Wife is the ninth in the series after Close Your Eyes.


And don’t miss Michael Robotham’s new #1 bestselling Cyrus Haven & Evie Cormac series, beginning with Good Girl, Bad Girl.

Praise for Michael Robotham’s thrillers:

‘I love this guy’s books’
Lee Child

‘Will have you turning the pages compulsively’
The Times

‘An absolute master’ Stephen King

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

‘Heart-stopping and heart-breaking’ Val McDermid

‘The real deal’ David Baldacci

‘Superbly exciting . . . a terrific read’ Guardian

Reviews

The Age
'As always, even Robotham's most extraordinary stories have their basis in the kinds of things people really do. . . At its heart, 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'
Crime Fiction Lover
A past master at misdirection . . . he demonstrates the full range of his skills here
Booktopian
Robotham is one of the finest crime novelists on the planet. Whether writing standalone novels or novels centered on his recurring character, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, Robotham grips the reader from the first page to the last