The ninth book in the Joe O'loughlin series, from bestselling author Michael Robotham.
'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.
A mesmerising psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the internationally bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.
Praise for Michael Robotham's writing:
'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' The Times
'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay
'Superbly exciting ... a terrific read' Guardian
'A nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master' Stephen King on Life or Death
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Michael Robotham is known for his fast-clip, suspenseful thrillers—and The Other Wife—the ninth and final book in the Joe O’Loughlin series—is no exception. Though we’re accustomed to our psychologist hero investigating the lives and crimes of others, here, he takes a look at himself. After his father slips into a coma, Joe reflects back on his home life and unearths secrets about his family’s past. We’re sad to farewell Joe and his detective partner, Vincent Ruiz—but The Other Wife is an utterly gripping end to the long-running series.
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Quite a journey
This story has the reader continually guessing ‘who done it’. When the truth is revealed it is a little surprising, but when everything is explained, it makes sense.
Sometimes I think the main character, Joe, is put through too many ordeals. He never seems to get a break.
Good story though.
The other wife
Great book could not put it down.
Very entertaining, I couldn’t put the book down. I was constantly trying to workout who were the bad guys. It’s had me gripped all the way through.