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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.
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PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM’S THRILLERS:

‘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

Reviews

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
One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read
The Australian
A heart-clutching psychological thriller
People
Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them
Linwood Barclay
Praise for When You Are Mine
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Robotham is the real deal
David Baldacci
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
A page-turner featuring a feisty heroine
Irish Independent
Praise for Michael Robotham
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A flawless and compassionate psychological thriller
Kirkus Reviews
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