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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,414 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Robotham Narrator: Sean Barrett Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Joseph O’Loughlin Series Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781611135701
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She's standing at the front door. Covered in blood. Is she the victim of a crime? Or the perpetrator?

A teenage girl--Sienna, a troubled friend of his daughter--comes to Joe O'Loughlin's door one night. She is terrorized, incoherent-and covered in blood.

The police find Sienna's father, a celebrated former cop, murdered in the home he shared with Sienna. Tests confirm that it's his blood on Sienna. She says she remembers nothing.

Joe O'Loughlin is a psychologist with troubles of his own. His marriage is coming to an end and his daughter will barely speak to him. He tries to help Sienna, hoping that if he succeeds it will win back his daughter's affection. But Sienna is unreachable, unable to mourn her father's death or to explain it.

Investigators take aim at Sienna. O'Loughlin senses something different is happening, something subterranean and terrifying to Sienna. It may be something in her mind. Or it may be something real. Someone real. Someone capable of the most grim and gruesome murder, and willing to kill again if anyone gets too close.

His newest thriller is further evidence that Michael Robotham is, as David Baldacci has said, "the real deal--we only hope he will write faster." Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • The most suspenseful book I read all year. Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
  • Terrific...a classic 'wrong man' thriller that puts its hero in hot water, then raises the Fahrenheit to a fever pitch....Robotham not only builds the suspense masterfully but tops it off with a stunning twist. People
  • Pleasantly creepy....Plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence. The New York Times Book Review
  • A disquieting, often moving, dissection of the layers of hipocrisy that protect the wicked. The Times (UK)
  • One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war. Nelson DeMille
  • “Robotham writes with grave tenderness about unhappy people caught in terrible situations—including his sleuth, who has Parkinson’s disease and is in perpetual mourning for his broken marriage.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Proves Robotham's a writer of the highest class who can create terror from the commonplace and crush the breath out of you. The Daily Mail (UK)
  • “[A] taut thriller…O’Loughlin, who suffers from Parkinson’s, continues to be an appealingly flawed hero.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The violence and crimes make for grim, if compelling, listening, and Barrett masters the can’t-look, can’t-look-away intensity…Barrett makes the taut emotions surrounding the girl raw and agonizing, with both the teenagers’ views, as well as the adults’ perspectives. As mistakes and false judgments unfold, he skillfully plays the psychology of family turmoil. Characters from the youngest daughter to the seasoned police detectives emerge with clarity and personality.”


  • “Remarkable…offers everything those ‘literary’ detective novels ought to but usually don’t…Beautiful but understated…This is crime fiction of the highest order.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Barrett’s stunning reading…grabs listeners and never lets go…Barrett excels in conveying danger and tensions and the the often desperate characters…Compelling.”

    Booklist (starred audio review)

  • A Booklist Top 10 Crime Fiction Audiobook in 2013

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 1/29/2014

    " This is a new series for me, with a professor with Parkinson's and an unorthodox detective as protagonists. I romped through it and am looking for others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Intriago | 1/25/2014

    " By far the best of the series. It is fast paced, full of action and extremely suspenseful. The characters jump out of the pages, this is especially true of Ciena, the teenage victim. The continuous struggle of the main character with his disease, Parkinson, and his marriage gives this psychological thriller a reality not found in many series of this genre. The author has become one of my favorites even though I am not a particular fan of this types of mysteries. I sure hope he continues with the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Tyley | 1/22/2014

    " First person, present tense at its finest. A complex psychological thriller that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rieta | 1/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book and the story line. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star was the transitions were kind of weak. Starts out with this brilliant psychologist, establishing his brilliance right off. Moves on to police seeking/demanding his help and then kind of treating him like an idiot until 2/3rds of the way through suddenly respect is restored. Seems like a transition there was edited out or something. Why did the police suddenly lower respect and suddenly reinstate it? Story line was engaging though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gatorman | 1/18/2014

    " This is a terrific mystery from Robotham in his Joe O'Laughlin series, probably my favorite so far. Very well-written with substantive characters that have personal lives that you are just as interested in as the mystery itself. The broken relationship between Joe and his estranged wife and Joe's struggles with his Parkinsons are explored in depth here as Joe tries, with his buddy Ruiz, to figure out whether Ray Hegarty was killed by his daughter Sienna or someone else and the reasons behiond the murder. A definite must read for Robotham fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 1/18/2014

    " I seem to not be able to get enough of Joe right now! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ange and Rich | 1/17/2014

    " Interesting choice of character but not as good as previous novels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 12/18/2013

    " Another good one in the series, although parts (teen cutting herself and child abuse) were disturbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guna | 12/14/2013

    " A young girl appears at a pychologist's door covered in blood, traumatized. She runs away, but when she is found, she is accused of a murder. The book slowly unfolds, keeping our suspense level and interest high. A good addition by Robotham. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William Hochmuth | 12/5/2013

    " Not as good as prior O'laughlin, but good. Very easy to get caught up in the character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha Fleming | 11/8/2013

    " Great mystery novel! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Hardy | 7/7/2013

    " I couldn't put it down. Excellent!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 7/5/2013

    " This was my first Michael Robotham novel and I'll certainly look out for more. I liked the fact it was set in the UK and could imagin the locations, I got to the point I couldn't think of anything other than solving this who dunnit - it was a real page turner. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 6/2/2013

    " Not quite as good as the others in the series, but still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 4/21/2013

    " Dark and intriguing. I loved our unusual hero--a psychologist with Parkinson's. From his astute observations and extreme impulses, Robotham has created a truly unique, troubled, and very imperfect lead character that you can't help but root for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy Kosir | 2/13/2013

    " I am surprise I actually like a mystery/ thriller book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 1/24/2013

    " Ich mag solche Krimis. Wenig Gemetzel, viel Psychologie und Hintergrund. Robotham kann's einfach. Einer meiner Lieblingskrimiautoren! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dennis Lott | 9/29/2012

    " Read out of sequence but still loved it.Feeling lazy so read Amy' review and that is how I feel! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Atkinson | 9/2/2012

    " Nothing like jumping into the middle of a series. I liked it enough, though, to go back and check out the first three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 8/25/2012

    " Enjoyed this book didn't realize it was in a series- now I have to go back and read the others "

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About the Author
Author Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is one of the world’s most acclaimed writers of thriller fiction. He began his career as an investigative journalist in Australia and Britain and later became a ghostwriter, collaborating on more than a dozen bestselling autobiographies for pop stars, actors, decorated soldiers, and politicians. His first psychological thriller, Suspect, sold more than a million copies around the world. Lost, his second novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel in 2005—an award he won again in 2008 with Shatter. He has been short-listed twice for the CWA Steel Dagger.

About the Narrator

Sean Barrett has won over twenty Earphones Awards and two prestigious Audie Awards for his audiobook narrations. He started acting professionally at the age of twelve and has since appeared on television and in film in Minder, Brush Strokes, War and Peace, Sons and Lovers, and Return to Oz. His stage credits include performing in the West End with Noël Coward in his Suite in Three Keys. He has worked extensively on BBC Radio and has also narrated several television series, including People’s Century and Crash.