When You Are Mine

A Novel

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Publisher Description

From an author who Stephen King calls “an absolute master” comes a “heart-clutching psychological thriller” (People) about a young female police officer facing danger on all fronts—from a clever victim of abuse, skeptical colleagues on the force, and even her own father.

Philomena McCarthy is an ambitious police officer with the elite Metropolitan Police in London, responding to a domestic violence call. Tempe Brown is a bloodied young woman and the mistress of a decorated and intimidating London detective, Darren Goodall. Philomena and Tempe strike up a tentative friendship, determined to protect each other from Goodall, but something isn’t quite right about the stories Tempe tells and the secrets she keeps. Yet the young officer is drawn into Tempe’s world, unsure of what is real or invented. After a bungled break-in and an unsolved murder, Philomena finds herself trapped—with her career, her impending wedding, and her very survival in doubt.

Robotham’s brilliant ability to render complex characters, both good and bad, keeps readers unsure of whom to trust, “maintain[ing] an air of excruciating suspense” (The Washington Post)—until the very last page.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2022
January 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
2.8
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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