Books by Michael Robotham

MICHAEL ROBOTHAM is a former journalist and the coauthor of a dozen bestselling autobiographies published in the United Kingdom. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS by Michael Robotham
Released: July 11, 2017

"With its interestingly imperfect characters and escalating sense of urgency, this novel will keep you reading as fast as you can."
Robotham, best known for his gritty Joe O'Loughlin crime thrillers (Close Your Eyes, 2016, etc.), makes a successful literary departure in this engrossing psychological thriller focusing on two women and the dark places their relationship leads. Read full book review >
CLOSE YOUR EYES by Michael Robotham
Released: April 12, 2016

"Robotham's crime thrillers are at the top of the genre's food chain."
Beleaguered clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin's back as Robotham pits the brilliant, battered, and world-weary shrink against a killer who's not above stalking Joe's own family. Read full book review >
LIFE OR DEATH by Michael Robotham
Released: March 10, 2015

"Terrific storytelling that won't win Robotham many friends in the Lone Star State."
Australian novelist Robotham travels to Texas for this prison-break tale with a twist. Read full book review >
WATCHING YOU by Michael Robotham
Released: March 11, 2014

"Robotham's writing remains solid. His latest, while not his best, will convert new readers and make his fans happy."
Robotham, an Australian-based writer who specializes in edge-of-your-seat thrillers, turns in a complicated story that centers around a group of individuals who are not what they seem. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Subtle, smart, compelling and blessed with both an intelligent storyline and top-notch writing, this book will grab readers from page one and not let go until the final sentence."
Australia-based writer Robotham's insightful psychologist Joe O'Loughlin once again tackles a tough case involving crimes that, at first blush, do not seem related. Read full book review >
THE WRECKAGE by Michael Robotham
Released: June 16, 2011

"About the only thing to fault Robotham for in this neat thriller is an unfortunate allusion to a Brad Pitt film best left unmentioned. That desperate slip aside, a satisfying confection, equally good for beach and airplane."
Taut, swiftly paced thriller involving big money, big business and big government, a promising trifecta that Robotham (Shatter, 2009, etc.) works to good advantage. Read full book review >
SHATTER by Michael Robotham
Released: March 17, 2009

"Robotham (The Night Ferry, 2007, etc.) sharpens the conventional horrors with his unerring eye for psychological detail, his mastery of pace and his spooky villain, a manipulator as monstrous as Hannibal Lecter."
Can anything else go wrong for clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, threatened by both the police and a sadistic killer in Suspect (2005)? Indeed it can. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT FERRY by Michael Robotham
Released: June 12, 2007

"Heartfelt and gripping, but neither as surprising nor as original as Robotham's first two novels."
Quite a change of pace for the colleagues of retired Metropolitan Police Inspector Vincent Ruiz (Suspect, 2005; Lost, 2006): The detective isn't the leading suspect, but merely a loose cannon. Read full book review >
LOST by Michael Robotham
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Bold and bracing, though following the plot twists is like riding a bucking bronco."
Robotham switches heroes but holds on to a central feature of his smashing debut (Suspect, 2005): the detective who's also a leading suspect. Read full book review >
SUSPECT by Michael Robotham
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Readers will forget their own jobs, meals and families while they race to find out which one of his targets the killer actually hits before he's brought down."
British journalist/ghostwriter Robotham's first novel is a masterful riff on I Confess with a psychologist substituting for the embattled priest. Read full book review >