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 her birthday. It was supposed to be a celebration of her life. But it's not the story anyone was expecting...
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"When Stalking gets Extreme"
"Watching You" by Michael Robotham is a very exciting, wellwritten thriller novel, which succesfully draws on the authors knowledge/research arund both psychoogy and physiology. Especiallly the psychology behind stalking of other people. The twisted and malplaced love of another person. But a kind of love all the same. It also dwells into the murky depths of what makes a person go out of their way to protect total strangers, and even commit serious crimes in order to protect the person being stalked.
In addition the very rare condition of a true split personality disorder is explored and explained to the reader in a very accurate way.
The novel's pace is a bit slow for the first part of the book, but then it really takes off. The reader really get several surprises as the plot twists and turns.
As in other of Robotham's novel follow the professor Joe O'Loughlin, Parkinson's decease patient and clinical psychologist. In a cast filled with more or less unpleasant people including cops, lawyers and doctors, Joe stands out as the true hero of the book.
Undaunted by his illness he is determined to pursue the demons (real and imaginative) who surrounds the victim of the plot: Marny, a inpoverished young woman, mother driven to work as a part-time prostitute since her husband, Danny, went missing for several years.
But is Marny really a victim - or is she victimising herself and other?
"Say you're sorry" by Michael Robotham
Sean Barrett is one of the best allround audio book performer that I know of. Giving voice to both crude police officer, insane killers and little girls with equal trustworthiness. Sean Barrett's performance makes the book even better than it would be if you read it.
Portrayed the characters well
No, all the moments were well introduced
Easy to read, entertaining and no worry with lasting memories
This is another great listen, the characters are believable , the story has twists and turns through out.
I couldn't pin point one moment, I thought I had worked it out only to find another twist it kept me going.
I just love Joe, he is kind, thoughtful, deep and some what vulnerable in an emotional way.
I love this author and narrator, looking for more books to listen too.
"Amazing twist at the end."
I would listen again as it is well read and the story keeps you wanting to know what comes next.
The twist at the end when you realise that all the ideas you had about 'who dunnit' are completely wrong.
You MUST listen to this book, it is expertly read and the story is given to you like a jigsaw puzzle without the corner pieces (until right at the end). The final resolution is surprising - but I won't give it away - just download it and find out.
"One of the best in the O'Loughlin / Ruiz series"
It is one of the best murder mysteries I have listened to.
This is the 7th and most recent O'Loughlin / Ruiz novel and I am impressed that Robotham has sustained the quality. I hope there is another one soon.
Chilling and creepy, the tension is extremely well built-up, wanted to listen in one go.
Suspense, addictive, thrilling
I can't think of any as I don't usually listen to crime thrillers.
He was really good at doing all the different voices for the characters. I especially liked Malcolm's as it was chilling!
I don't remember there being any parts that moved me as I don't feel it's that type of story. I did really feel sympathy for the main character Marnie though.
This was my first Robotham book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I couldn't stop listening to it. There were a few twists and lots of suspense! It hard to comment without giving anything away.
I enjoyed it so much I have downloaded another book by Robotham. Looking forward to listening to it.
Engrossing, dramatic, believable
Marnie Logan. Complex but sympathetic.
No, too long
Great story, which could have appeared OTT in less deft hands other than Robothams. Terrible actions by various characters are skilfully explained so that you at least understand them, while not condoning. Fabulous narration. Sean Barrett is the best I have ever heard.
"Another Quality Story From This Superb Author"
Gripping, Twist, Engrossed
The whole story
I really enjoy his narration of all the books by Michael Robotham. He really puts meat on the bones of all the characters and makes it easy to follow who is who.
When marine tried to get the insurance company to pay out. I could really picture how desperate she felt
I have yet to find a Robotham book I have not enjoyed.
What a brilliant story teller, I love his books have almost read them all and they just keep getting better.
Mr Robotham keeps you guessing until the end and I just love his characters
Sean Barrett is such an interesting and entertaining voice actor, he brings all the characters to life. I love his work and am currently listening to Jo Nesbo's Police read by him.
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