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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (825 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Robotham Narrator: Clare Corbett Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2007 ISBN: 9781436102421
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A young policewoman breaks all the rules to solve the death of a terrified friend who was faking her pregnancy. Ali discovers ugly truths about an organization that forces women to become pregnant <#150> and give up their babies. By the author of Susp Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Vibrant and utterly contemporary…An altogether superior thriller.” 

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Wonderfully assured, with a pell-mell plot, smart prose and a strong complex narrator.”

    Seattle Times

  • “In keeping with the opening sentence’s invocation of Graham Greene, the author’s terse, resonant prose hides more than it reveals. Readers will hope Robotham has many more books of this caliber in him.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Heartfelt and gripping, but neither as surprising nor as original as Robotham’s first two novels.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A 2007 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claire Bayeez Ahmad | 2/13/2014

    " Yet another excellent read by Michael Robotham. I read this within three days. Found the storyline and characters very interesting. Would highly recommend anyone who likes crime novels too read it x "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shonna Froebel | 2/1/2014

    " This mystery asked me to suspend belief a little too much. Alisha Barba, ex-competitive runner and a policewoman about to return to work after a bad injury gets a message from a friend who dropped her years earlier. Cate is 8 months pregnant and asking for Alisha's help. On the night they arrange to meet, Cate and her husband are run down by a taxi. Is it really an accident? What does Cate's old tormenter Donovan have to do with it. Why does a young man from Afghanistan have Alisha's name on him? Alisha traces the mysteries with the help of Ruiz, a retired detective, and Dave, a current policeman enamored of Alisha. She seems to get away with a lot, and have a lot of luck as well. The story was okay, but not great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keeley | 1/23/2014

    " It was pretty good. Robotham is great at developing suspense. A touch contrived, but solid writing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiloh | 1/20/2014

    " I bought and read this book on my trip to Europe while traveling, it was such a good read when things got slow (On airplanes and trains) I really liked the plot and storyline was fresh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faye | 1/6/2014

    " I'm a fan of this author; Di Ruiz has a small role in this book, the principal protagonist is Alisha Barba. The first two chapters are a little slow but at chapter 3 the book takes off and Mr Robotham is once more in his unputdownable form. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 12/19/2013

    " I really liked this book. It drew me in right away. I like British books for their diverse characters. Like any mystery, it has its dark elements but was still a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry Hoffer | 12/17/2013

    " I thought this was terrific. This is the third book of Michael Robotham's I've read and I think this was my favorite. I love the way he was able to keep the dynamics between the characters intact amidst all the action swirling around. And while there was a little too much almost-catching-the-villain-only-to-have-him-slip-away (mirroring the Wiley Coyote/Road Runner theme mentioned in the book), there were some definite twists and turns I really enjoyed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nellie | 12/14/2013

    " A wonderful mystery with a great Sihk woman protagonist detective from London. Very interesting and compelling. Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Saxon | 11/14/2013

    " Dull and unbelievable. Left out main characters for large chunks of the book then almost remembered they ought to be mentioned again. Totally implausible ending and all too predictable "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/15/2013

    " I have enjoyed MIchael Robotham's books and this, though not his best, was a good thriller. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nora Pesarra | 10/14/2013

    " I gave up after one quarter of the book... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyn | 6/19/2013

    " one of the best (after The Suspect) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Hawley | 6/16/2013

    " A British female Indian policeman stumbles into the underworld of sex trafficing in London and Amsterdam. A quirky heroine (I quite like her) struggles over ethics and reality. Well written and detailed in plot, a fun read. It makes me want to find the author's other novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 5/27/2013

    " This one had some very strange twists and turns and most definitely kept my attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carla | 5/20/2013

    " A very interesting and intriguing book that delves into the issues of illegal surrogacy and adoption, along with a few plot twists and murders "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 12/25/2012

    " A sad story of people trafficing and baby selling, two things I try not to think about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary A. | 11/9/2012

    " Not familiar with the author. Picked up the book on the remainder table of an independent book store for $2. One never knows when one will pick up a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy (Thoughts of Joy) | 10/9/2012

    " Read my thoughts at: Thoughts of Joy... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirlyn | 8/15/2012

    " One of my easy reads between my more serious likes. Good detective story, not to gory and not to femine even though the main character is a women. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/27/2012

    " Droll young Indian woman detective is sidekick. I liked her a lot. Are there more in this series? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isabel Mansfield | 12/7/2011

    " I'm a fan what can i say I pick up his book and I can't put it down till I finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie Angel | 10/14/2011

    " 3.5. This one is narrated by Ali (former co worker of Ruiz); Ruiz is involved. Good writing but depressing story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shiloh | 4/7/2011

    " I bought and read this book on my trip to Europe while traveling, it was such a good read when things got slow (On airplanes and trains) I really liked the plot and storyline was fresh. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dana | 3/20/2011

    " Goes deep into the lurkin darkness of crime... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deirdre | 3/16/2011

    " I'm so glad to have started reading Michael Robotham. This is #3, and I am on to #4 as quickly as possible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L-J | 1/15/2011

    " My favorite of the three I've read by him so far. Interesting/horrifying story of human trafficking with a terrific heroine. Very ballsy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/23/2010

    " Explores the connection between surrogacy and human trafficing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 3/23/2010

    " solid thriller very enjoyable read kept me turning those pages "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/21/2010

    " A good mystery but made me never want to visit Amsterdam; there are some scary parts of the city that are legal and other scary things happening in the city that are not legal. Both were discussed in book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 11/19/2009

    " Allie, a detective on the mend from her injuries in a previous Robotham novel, gets a message from an old friend that they have to talk. Deaths of illegal immigrants, surrogate babies and vicious criminals are blended in a great mystery. Love the writing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bbm | 7/26/2009

    " Possibly the best Robotham novel of them all. Tackles a compelling story about human trafficking and surrogacy. I couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristy | 7/18/2009

    " Good mystery. Totally plausible. Could see this happening which is slightly depressing, but it opens your eyes...makes you appreciate what you have. Didn't much care for the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 7/7/2009

    " I love it when i discover a new good mystery series. The characters are interesting and the plot is unexpected and out of the ordinary. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 2/21/2009

    " nteresting twist on the typical detective story. This one was about a woman living in England whose family is from India. She was a complicated character and very easy to relate to. I like this author a lot. "

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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

Clare Corbett studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After winning the Carlton Hobbs audition she was chosen to be on BBC Radio. After leaving BBC she went on to narrate several children’s books, including Over the Moon, I Rule Dogsbottom School, and Boy Beware. Recently she has transitioned into reading young adult novels, including many installments in the Doctor Who series.