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Publisher Description

In this page-turning psychological thriller from an author who Stephen King called “an absolute master,” a young female police officer faces danger on all fronts—from a clever victim of abuse, her colleagues on the force, and even her own mobster father.

Philomena McCarthy is a young, ambitious police office with the elite Metropolitan Police in London. When she responds to a domestic violence call, she finds the victim, Tempe Brown, trying to protect her abuser, a married man named Darren Goodall, a decorated Scotland Yard detective afraid of no one. As Philomena pursues the case against him, she not only encounters resistance from her police force colleagues but also becomes dangerously entangled with the victim—who is not at all whom she appears to be—much to the increasing endangerment of herself and Henry, her fiancée.

Complicating matters is Philomena’s estranged father Edward McCarthy, a powerful man who has built a criminal empire along with his brothers. Philomena has long tried to pursue her career as a police officer without her father’s involvement, but as she falls under suspicion of stalking and harassing Goodall, her father becomes involved.

As the situation escalates, Tempe’s sinister maneuvers further entangle Philomena in a web of secrets, corruption, and murder, putting Philomena’s impending marriage, career, and very survival in jeopardy…​

Spellbinding, suspenseful, and filled with complex characters that could be heroes or villains, Robotham has crafted a smart and propulsive thriller that’s impossible to put down.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2022
January 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

kissdaddy ,

Back on the top of his game

He gambled on new techniques to tell this intricate and honest story. The result is an excellent examination of the brutal complexities of a life lived.

Artymusician ,

When You Are Mine

Greatly enjoyed reading this book! I’m glad there was justice for Phil, but it came with a high price. So glad Tempe had the video proving police corruption, and the media could expose their murder of the journalist while deliberately framing others. Just rotten to the core. Liked Phil’s father and family, and was so glad he helped Phil. Surprise ending was also poetic justice for a murderer, rapist, wife and child beater. The book very realistically described the devastating effects of domestic violence, severe mental illness, police corruption, divorce and criminal histories on people and families. How ironic that sending the ring to one murder victim’s family identified the murderer …. Of Goodall …. Without consequences, and the murderer of Tempe will face no consequences. The ending was not sad, though, as they seemed somehow justified given the pain and suffering the victims caused to so many. In Tempe’s case, she should have been sentenced to a psychiatric hospital as she was just so sick. That raises the question of how to treat the mentally ill if they will not agree.

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