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  • Judith D Collins

Lying Beside You

Series: Cyrus Haven #3

By: Michael Robotham ISBN: 9781982166489

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 02/14/2023

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: TBR


Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac return in Robotham’s latest page-turning, psychological thriller in this “gripping and eerie” (Karin Slaughter) series, reaffirming why Stephen King has proclaimed this author “an absolute master.”

If I could tell you one thing about my brother, it would be this. Two days after his nineteenth birthday, he killed our parents and twin sisters because he heard voices in his head. As defining events go, nothing else comes close for Elias, or for me.

As a boy, Cyrus Haven survived a family massacre and slowly pieced his life back together. Now, after almost twenty years, his brother is applying to be released from a secure psychiatric hospital—and Cyrus is expected to forgive Elias and welcome him home.

Elias is returning to a very different world. Cyrus is now a successful psychologist, working with the police, sharing his house with Evie Cormac, a damaged and gifted teenager who can tell when someone is lying. Evie has gone back to school and is working part-time at an inner-city bar, but she continues to struggle with authority and following rules.

When a man is murdered and his daughter disappears, Cyrus is called in to profile the killer and help piece together Maya Kirk’s last hours. Police believe she was drugged and driven away from the same bar where Evie is working. Soon, a second victim is taken, and Evie is the only person who glimpsed the man behind the wheel.

But there’s a problem. Only two people believe her. One is Cyrus.

The other is the killer.

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“The guy can't write a bad book. This is one of his best, suspenseful and hard to put down.”

—Stephen King

"A riveting page-turner."

—Megan Goldin, author of The Night Swim

"I loved Lying Beside You. Michael Robotham is such a wonderfully perceptive writer; rich, real characters who are constantly surprising . . . I could read about these two forever."

—Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls

"Every single book is a plotting masterclass, and Lying Beside You is especially poignant."

—Anna Downes, author of The Safe Place

"A masterful plot which pelts along at breakneck speed. With its intriguing characters, perfectly interwoven storylines and killer twists, Robotham's latest thriller lives up to his fans' sky-high expectations. His best yet."

—Rose Carlyle, author of The Girl in the Mirror

"Compulsively readable. . . . A nail-biter."

—Linwood Barclay, author of Take Your Breath Away

"Exactly the sort of thriller that pins you to your seat until you've finished it: a proper heart-pounding mystery with unforgettable characters and compelling twists."

—Jane Casey, author of The Killing Kind

"Michael Robotham never lets you down and Lying Beside You is yet further proof that he is one of the most accomplished thriller writers in the world right now. Superbly paced, intricately plotted and packed with characters that leap off the page. Simply sensational."

—M. W. Craven, author of the Washington Poe series

"I devoured Lying Beside You in two sittings. What a terrific writer and a fantastic read—pacey, spare and engrossing."

—Ajay Chowdury, author of The Waiter

About the Author

Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose bestselling psychological thrillers have been translated into twenty-five languages. He has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel, for Lost in 2005 and Shatter in 2008. His recent novels include When She Was Good, winner of the UK’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller; The Secrets She Keeps; Good Girl, Bad Girl; and When You Are Mine. After living and writing all over the world, Robotham settled his family in Sydney, Australia. WEBSITE