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Publisher Description

Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life - a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling. All it takes is a murdered girl, a troubled young patient and the biggest lie of his life.

Caught in a complex web of deceit and haunted by images of the slain girl, he embarks upon a search that will take him from London to Liverpool and into the darkest recesses of the human mind...

A nerve-shredding psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors of today, Michael Robotham.

**Includes BONUS first chapter of the explosive new Joe O'Loughlin thriller, THE OTHER WIFE**

Fiction & Literature
23 March
Hachette Australia
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

JanMcFran ,

The Suspect

A psychological thriller with a psychologist as the main character- Joseph(Joe) O’Loughlin. He examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of psychological counselling and practice against the effects of chronic illness on himself, personally and professionally, and on his relationships. The major premise of the perpetrator developed through the books is questioned/modified by an unexpected revelation in the last pages. A most enjoyable and enthralling read. A book to read again and again to find aspects you missed the first time around. RECOMMENDED.

ag77* ,


Why would anyone enjoy reading such horribly imaginable scenes in beyond me. I want to wash my memory of this book forever!

North Star 32 ,

Joe is an entitled whinger

I’m half way through and, as enjoyable as the storyline is, Joe’s ‘woe is me’ attitude is really beginning to grate. “Why me? Why me?….” Why NOT you mate?? You are one in 7 billion or so - you’re not special. Stop being an entitled snowflake and solve the riddle already! My sympathy goes to Joe’s wife Julianne and his daughter Charlie - imagine having to live with him?!? Would love to see the writer go deeper with Julianne as she seems a lot more interesting and likeable than woe-is-me-Joe.

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