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Suspect | [Michael Robotham]

Suspect

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Acclaimed author Michael Robotham conquered international best-seller lists with this electrifying thriller.

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

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    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-23-14
    Kelly Colorado Springs 03-23-14 Member Since 2011

    I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!

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    "reviewers love it or hate it -- i loved it"

    I read a handful of reviews and found them to be of little help because they were so up and down. But the book was on sale and the publisher's description was intriguing so I took the risk. I am glad that I did because I liked the story very much.

    Is the plot far-fetched as other reviewers have claimed? Of course, but it wasn't hard to take the leap. If you watch the nightly news you will see that people are actually crazy and the most preposterous stories are not fiction. I found the tale believable enough. And, to be honest, when I read mystery novels I want to go for a ride. I want to question the story a bit. I don't want it to be jarring so as to take me out of the story, but I do want it to be a story I have imagined myself.

    Is the lead character imperfect? Yes. And I love that. I don't enjoy characters who are too glamorous, too pure, too smart, too talented, too accomplished. I want the characters to be likable and detestable at the same time. I want to cheer for the characters and yet hate some of their actions. I want to have pity at times and respect at other moments. I want characters who feel real.

    I will read more books by Mr Robotham very soon -- I am buying the second book in the series as soon as I finish this review. And I hope very much that Simon Prebble is the narrator. He was fantastic!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    regina New Sharon, ME, United States 07-18-11
    regina New Sharon, ME, United States 07-18-11 Member Since 2010
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    "spoiler"

    The author likes to make political statements that have nothing to do with the story. It is very jarring, takes you right out of the story.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    LeSLiE 11-17-10
    LeSLiE 11-17-10

    QUESTION : DOES LISTENING TO AUDIO BOOKS MAKE YOU SMARTER? If so, I'm. Freakin Genius!

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    "Simon Prebble makes a good book, great"

    I really liked this book. Simon Prebble is one of the best narrators out there.
    I would recommend this book.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    R. Hill Brooklyn, NY USA 03-25-08
    R. Hill Brooklyn, NY USA 03-25-08 Member Since 2002

    Say something about yourself!

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    "entertaining but improbable"

    While I enjoyed the narrator of this book, I found the plot more than a little ridiculous. I wondered at one point if the author was playing a game to see how many absurd cliches he could fit into one novel, or whether he was following some kind of formula in the hope of producing a best-seller.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 04-30-14
    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 04-30-14 Member Since 2005

    Addicted to Audible!

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    "Fast moving and entertaining"

    Is this a great mystery novel? NO. Is it a decent way to spend your listening time? Maybe. It wasnt that original but it did keep my interest. I would have liked a more twisted ending.I enjoyed the performance by Simon Prebble. Wouldnt be my first choice if I had only a few precious credits to spend but if nothing else appeals to you its not a bad choice.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    KATHERINE KINGWOOD, TEXAS 04-16-13
    KATHERINE KINGWOOD, TEXAS 04-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    "WOW!!....knocked my socks off in suspense..."
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    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!


    What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

    BRILLIANT....He makes a book come alive...I could never get tired of his narrations.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JRM 09-27-12
    JRM 09-27-12 Member Since 2012

    Who needs the mall?

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    "Excellent"
    What made the experience of listening to Suspect the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Michael Robotham? Why or why not?

    Absolutely. He writes a very good mystery with interesting characters and a quick pace.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not, but I love the sound of his voice.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    That would have been wonderful, if I had the time.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't make the same mistake I did! Read the books in proper succession!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Millersville, MD, United States 11-10-11
    Carol Millersville, MD, United States 11-10-11
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    "Enjoyable and suspenseful"

    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.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 09-27-14
    Meggin Reno, NV, United States 09-27-14 Member Since 2009

    Speaker, Coach, Author - in Reno, NV (A GREAT place!) I've been an avid Audible fan for several years. Listen on my iPhone many hours each week.

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    "Not a likeable character anywhere, but good book"

    I certainly kept listening but boy, oh, boy...did I wish there were some likeable characters. There weren't. Overall, worth listening to and I'll read/listen to more of Robotham's books. Going to look for some right now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L. O. Pardue Atlanta, GA United States 06-05-14
    L. O. Pardue Atlanta, GA United States 06-05-14 Member Since 2010

    I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.

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    "Good Book, Not Great"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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