After a woman is brutally slain, investigators bring psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin in for expert consultation. Joe is shocked to discover the dead woman is a former patient of his who cried rape when he rebuffed her sexual advances. Citing doctor/patient confidentiality, Joe hides this information. But the truth emerges, and suddenly he is the prime suspect.
© Michael Robotham; (P)2007 Recorded Books
I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.
This was actually a good story, but I had serious issues with stupidity Joe displayed at certain points. It was beyond credulity, I almost stopped listening at two points, but ended up sticking it out and did enjoy the book overall. All I could think of was the woman in a slasher film limping along in high heels, he was that stupid and it almost ruined it for me.
I may try another by the same author, but it won't be anytime soon. The publisher's summary was an accurate description of the plot.
Absolutely! I love his writing style, the narrator and just plain great story. My first was Say You're sorry. It was so good I went to #1 to start from the beginning. I find myself listening at every opportunity and then so disappointed when it's over. Books are the same as movies for me, if I like it I can do it over again and enjoy it just as much as the first time.
A couple of Robert Goddard's books are this good.
Because I'm not a great reader, the narrator brings books to life. A really good narrator makes a read feel like a movie. Prebble does a great job of it.
No laughing or crying, just can't put it down.
It's just so enjoyable to find a series you like as much this one.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
I almost gave up on this book about an hour into it, but then I gave it another try and really enjoyed the story. A good book overall.
Tell us about yourself! An Audible member since 2006 and a voracious reader always.
The brilliant pairing of Simon Prebble and Michael Robotham, made this a listening pleasure.
So happy to have discovered Michael Robotham and immediately downloaded his other books narrated by Simon and Sean Barrett. I'm in 'mystery' Nivana...thanks, Audible!
BRILLIANT....He makes a book come alive...I could never get tired of his narrations.
Psychological, Smart, Consistent
Not necessarily a thrill-ride, but smart and intriguing. I found myself invested in the characters and the outcome.
I like little Charly. I read book 4 first and know about this family and characters already, so seeing her as a little girl was fun.
I read a later book first and find that the Parkinson's and cutting are a continued theme. Not bad, just an observation. I like the narrators accent and style. I also like the quick explanations of psychology experiments or principles throughout. I am a Psych major and appreciate the effort. Great characters and narration. I intend to listen to the whole series.
Who needs the mall?
I was able to enjoy the story while performing a multitude of tasks. Occasionally, I nodded off listening to Simon's calm and relaxing voice.
Absolutely. He writes a very good mystery with interesting characters and a quick pace.
I have not, but I love the sound of his voice.
That would have been wonderful, if I had the time.
Don't make the same mistake I did! Read the books in proper succession!
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
I think most people that enjoy sophisticated mysteries or thrillers will find something to like in this story, but it likely won't make it to your favorites list. That said, parts of the book were very intriguing and well-written, especially the parts utilizing the main character's psychology training. Unfortunately, the middle of the book is better than the ending.
Would I listen to another Michael Robotham book? I would say yes because he strives to write something more unique in this genre.
I read them all and liked the Psychologist as profiler point of view. If you are looking for a series and can't find anything else, this will do just fine.
This story is so well told by Michael Robotham, that it is hard to imagine how it could be improved upon, and then Simon Prebble's narration takes it to another level! The story is rich with detail, and I love the fact that we only ever know as much as the lead character knows, and we follow along as he slowly pieces together who is behind the terrifying threats to himself and his family.
I had to listen to it in a single sitting: I could not put it down!
This book kept me interested throughout. The author was adept at maintaining the suspense and keeping me guessing about the identity of the killer. Although Simon Prebble sounded older to me than the 42-year-old character he was portraying, he made up for this through his skilled narration. He is definitely a master of pacing, inflection, pitch, etc. His acting ability, combined with the author's story, made this a book I will recommend to my friends.
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