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.


WATCHING YOU by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >
SAY YOU'RE SORRY by Michael Robotham
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
THRILLERS
Released: June 16, 2011

Taut, swiftly paced thriller involving big money, big business and big government, a promising trifecta that Robotham (Shatter, 2009, etc.) works to good advantage.

Long retired from the Metropolitan Police and now widowed, Vincent Ruiz (last seen in Robotham's Night Ferry) has seen enough of life to be world-weary—and now he's got to see his daughter off into wedlock to a lawyer ("He votes Tory, but everybody does these days") and, worse, buy a new suit in the bargain. Read full book review >

SHATTER by Michael Robotham
FICTION & LITERATURE
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
MYSTERY & CRIME
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
FICTION & LITERATURE
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
FICTION & LITERATURE
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 >