WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD
FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIES STARRING LAURA CARMICHAEL
Don't miss the next electrifying Cyrus Haven thriller - WHEN SHE WAS GOOD is out now
'A gripping and eerie read. You won't be able to look away' Karin Slaughter, #1 international bestselling author
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.
Praise for Michael Robotham:
'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James
'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci
'One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read' The Australian
'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay
'Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before' Sydney Morning Herald
'Excellent' Literary Review
Two major cases preoccupy forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, the hero of this haunting psychological thriller from Edgar finalist Robotham (The Secrets She Keeps). First, the Nottingham, England, police have enlisted him in their effort to catch the killer of 15-year-old Jodie Sheehan, British junior figure skating champion. Second, Cyrus has to assess the fitness of a troubled but achingly vulnerable teenage girl for release from a high-security children's home. Six years earlier, the media dubbed her Angel Face when she was discovered abused and malnourished hiding inside a north London house, where the body of a murder victim had been found a few weeks before. She now goes by the court-given alias of Evie Cormac, since she has steadfastly refused to reveal her true identity or age. Despite Jodie and Evie's obvious differences, they are sisters under the skin in many respects. Beneath Jodie's sparkly princess persona, Cyrus learns, were a host of very adult problems. To succeed, Cyrus must tease out the secrets Jodie may have died for as well as some of those that could still get Evie killed. Robotham expertly raises the tension as the action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope the complex Cyrus will return for an encore.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Loved this book. Great characters that are different to many in this genre. Starting on the next one immediately!
This story is a slow burn that ignites (quite literally in the end). The mystery surrounding Evie really captures you. The character of Cyrus is well done. Cyrus and Evie make a good pairing. Great plot, descriptive writing. Overall, a really good read.
I could not put this book down and would never have guessed the outcome. Absolutely riveting, read it till the early hours of the morning, just could not put it down.
I want to say it is Michael’s best book, however they are all brilliant, riveting and compelling and I have read them all with fascination, excitement, wonder, questioning, guessing, a racing heart and determination to stay up all night until finished.
Can’t wait for the next book,