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When You are Mine

By: Michael Robotham

ISBN: 9781982166458

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: 01/04/2022

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: 5 Stars (ARC)


In this page-turning psychological thriller from an author who Stephen King called “an absolute master,” a young female police officer faces danger on all fronts—from a clever victim of abuse, her colleagues on the force, and even her own mobster father.

Philomena McCarthy is a young, ambitious police office with the elite Metropolitan Police in London. When she responds to a domestic violence call, she finds the victim, Tempe Brown, trying to protect her abuser, a married man named Darren Goodall, a decorated Scotland Yard detective afraid of no one. As Philomena pursues the case against him, she not only encounters resistance from her police force colleagues but also becomes dangerously entangled with the victim—who is not at all whom she appears to be—much to the increasing endangerment of herself and Henry, her fiancée.

Complicating matters is Philomena’s estranged father Edward McCarthy, a powerful man who has built a criminal empire along with his brothers. Philomena has long tried to pursue her career as a police officer without her father’s involvement, but as she falls under suspicion of stalking and harassing Goodall, her father becomes involved.

As the situation escalates, Tempe’s sinister maneuvers further entangle Philomena in a web of secrets, corruption, and murder, putting Philomena’s impending marriage, career, and very survival in jeopardy…​

Spellbinding, suspenseful, and filled with complex characters that could be heroes or villains, Robotham has crafted a smart and propulsive thriller that’s impossible to put down.

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Praise for Michael Robotham

'An absolute master'

—Stephen King

'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul'

—Peter James

'Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching'

—Val McDermid

'Robotham is the real deal'

—David Baldacci

'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them'

—Linwood Barclay

'A highly skilled thriller writer'

—Daily Express

The Secrets She Keeps

You must read and watch THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS!!!!! I read the book (Top Books of 2017) 10 stars (my Review) and the TV series is just as good!!!! I purchased it on Amazon Video if you guys want to know where to watch. I adore Australian actress, Jessica De Gouw (from Underground)!!!

Read the inspiration behind the novel: HELLO MAGAZINE It is juicy!

About the Author

Two times Gold Dagger award winner, Michael Robotham began his writing career as an investigative journalist working across Britain, Australia and America. Later he became a ghostwriter, collaborating on 15 'autobiographies' for politician, pop stars, soldiers and adventurers. Twelve of these books became Sunday Times bestsellers.

Michael's haunting psychological thrillers have been translated into twenty-five languages and his Joe O'Loughlin series is are currently in development for TV by World Productions. A six-part TV series based upon his standalone novel THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS was aired on BBC1 in 2020.

Michael has twice won the prestigious CWA Gold Dagger for GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL (2020) and LIFE OR DEATH (2015). He has twice been shortlisted for the Edgar Award for crime fiction in the US, and twice won the Ned Kelly Award for Australia's Crime Novel of the Year, and twice been shortlisted for the CWA Steel Dagger.

Michael lives in Sydney with his wife and a diminishing number of dependent daughters.

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