Before I Go to Sleep meets When a Stranger Calls in Robotham's taut and nuanced new thriller.
Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched: a warm breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye that vanishes when she turns her head.
Now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel is missing. She can't access his bank accounts or his life insurance. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin.
O'Loughlin discovers Daniel's Big Red Book--a collage of pictures, interviews, and anecdotes. The book, which Daniel intended as a surprise birthday gift, now leads to a shocking discovery. Any person who has ever crossed Marnie has paid an exacting price. And O'Loughlin may be next in line.
In Robotham's disturbing eighth thriller featuring London-based psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and retired detective Vincent Ruiz (after 2012's Say You're Sorry), O'Loughlin has a troubled new patient, Marnie Logan. Marnie has a slew of problems her husband has gone missing, which has forced her to work as an escort to support her children; she's plagued by "mind slips"; and it appears someone is following her. The good-hearted O'Loughlin maintains Marnie's innocence after she becomes a suspect in a murder case, but when his office is broken into and only Marnie's file is stolen, he turns to Ruiz for help. As Ruiz and O'Loughlin hunt for answers, they discover Marnie has a dark past, full of erratic, vindictive behavior, as well as a history of mental illness. Might Marnie be the real culprit? This is a steady and commanding book with an ending that's sure to give even the most jaded reader a shock.
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A little tedious at times and had to skip over some lengthy descriptive passages, but it was pretty good and had a terrific twist at the end. It will entertain you along the way.
An excellent and suspenseful mystery! I find this book maintains just the right balance of psychological and emotional depth that creates a connection to all the characters and brings them to life.