The seventh book in the Joe O'loughlin series, from bestselling author Michael Robotham.
I am the most important figure in Marnie's life, but she doesn't know it yet . . .
I am the one who watches.
Marnie Logan often feels like she's being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on - a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye - and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin.
Joe is concerned by Marnie's reluctance to talk about the past, but then she discovers a book packed with pictures, interviews with friends, former teachers, old flames and workmates Daniel was preparing for Marnie's birthday. It was supposed to be a celebration of her life. But it's not the story anyone was expecting . . .
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
'A nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master' Stephen King on Life or Death
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.