When Sienna Hegarty turns up at his family home one night, covered in blood and frozen in shock, psychologist Joe O'Loughlin finds himself drawn deep into her world, trying to unearth the dark secrets her mind has buried. The police find a major piece of the puzzle at Sienna's house: her father, a retired cop, is face-down in a pool of his own blood, his throat slashed and his skull caved in. The blood covering Sienna was his.
The 14-year-old can't remember what happened that night but, at the same time, Sienna doesn't mourn her father's death. What was going on behind closed doors in the Hegarty household? Is Sienna guilty of brutal murder? And what part has her charismatic teacher, Gordon Ellis, played in this blood-soaked event?
©2010 Michael Robotham (P)2010 W. F. Howes
I have listened to three other Michael Robotham books; The Suspect, Shatter, and Lost. Bleed for Me has topped all of them.
I couldn't wait to get back to it when I had to pause or stop the track. The story twists and turns and is peppered with interesting characters that have a lot of depth. Michael Robotham has obviously honed his writing skills as there is detail where needed and the pacing is pretty spot on. I highly recommend this read to anyone, especially those who like detective thrillers and if you liked Shatter you will definitely like this.
"A truly great listen"
I have never listened to this author before. Bleed for me was so good. It covered some very difficult issues surrounding the crimes however it was so beautifully written with care and delicacy that you did not feel it voyeuristic listening about the subjects covered. I could not stop listening to the tale unfolding, all the characters involved, descriptive without being 'arty' and the fabulous naration by Sean Barret, who along with Saul Reichlin should be made to read all the books on audible due to there intonation and understanding of the characters they are portraying. I actually only picked out this book having read 'strattons war' also read by Sean Barret.
My only dissapointment is that the book is now over. I am off to see what else this author has written..hopefully read by one of the above!
Absolutely brilliant, time just raced by listening to this, I was so disappointed when it ended, my only gripe is that there are too few of this authors audio books available. I cannot wait for the next one. The narrator was just right as well. He brought each character to life.
WHAT A FANTASTIC AUDIO BOOK
SEAN BARRETT IS MAGNIFICENT AS NARRATOR AND THE STORY AND CHARACTERS ARE TERRIFIC 15 OUT OF TEN
I was compelled to read this having so much enjoyed "Shatter" by the same author and was happy to hear the same narrator too. The mind games of some of the characters were fascinating - the empathy evoked by the mental and physical frailty of the victims was jolting. I almost missed the last call on a flight because of this cliffhanger! I do hope there will be another follow-up. I dare you to read this!
"Interesting plot with good character development"
I didn't find this novel as gripping as 'Shatter' but it was interesting to see the consequences of that novel played out in this. The story was interesting with some satisfying twists and turns, and I enjoyed the continuing development of the characters. Sean Barret is an always reliable narrator who does voices very well and I'm really hoping there will be another in this series.
"bleed for me"
Superb, gripping, Michael Robotham at his very best. Narrator brings story to life with a very soothing voice. Cant wait for the next one.
"Another great Robotham book"
I read this immediately after finishing 'Shattered' and so it had a lot to live up to....however it did not disappoint. Joe is fast becoming my favourite lead in a thriller. Cant recommend enough!
This book had me gripped from the beginning to the end! It was well read and every character was believable, my only complaint was that I could not switch it off and go to sleep at night because it was so thrilling!
bad listening quality as it was very hard to hear in parts. Love Michael Robothams books!
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