The eighth book in the Joe O'loughlin series, from bestselling author Michael Robotham.
I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing
Someone is coming
They're going to find me
A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself 'the Mindhunter', jeopardises the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger.
With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discover links between these murders and a series of brutal attacks where his victims have been choked unconscious and had the letter 'A' carved into their foreheads.
As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe's fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer . . .
The nail-biting new psychological thriller that will keep you up till dawn, from world-renowned author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM.
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
'Two terrific female characters, both with secrets. Add Michael Robotham's clean prose and whipcrack pacing. The result? A book you won't be able to put down, although you may occasionally want to hide your eyes' Stephen King
In Robotham's gripping 10th thriller featuring British psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and retired detective Vincent Ruiz (after 2014's Watching You), brusque Det. Chief Supt. Veronica Cray wants Joe's opinion on the murders of Elizabeth Crowe and her university-bound daughter, Harper, in their West Country home. Elizabeth's death was from a frenzied knife attack, while Harper was asphyxiated in her bed and laid out like Sleeping Beauty. Joe is dismayed to learn that another psychologist has already leapt in to offer his so-called expertise on the case. Calling himself "the Mindhunter," Milo Coleman, a former graduate student of Joe's, is more stage performer than asset, jeopardizing the investigation at every turn by revealing key details to a public salivating for answers. Joe and Vincent dig into Elizabeth's background and discover her predilection for unconventional sexual exploits, even before more bodies start turning up. Robotham's tightly plotted whodunit meshes beautifully with a truly emotional family saga involving Joe's former wife, Julianne.