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"There are twists and turns in this plot enough to challenge most thriller readers....Gripping stuff." (Publishing News)
"Believable and authentic from the first sentence....Robotham doesn't put a foot wrong in his plotting, pace or inventiveness." (The Australian)
"A truly classy thriller, beautifully crafted....a gripping finale that even the most seasoned mystery addicts won't see coming." (Australian Women's Weekly)
"A gripping yarn"
This is a pretty graphic tale, fairly violent in places, but un-put-downable, with an immensely likeable central character, wrestling with personal demons, very human, with a good heart, just wanting to do his best, against all the odds!
Through many twists and turns, you wonder whether our hero will ever get his life back together again. No-one should have to suffer as he does, but through it all, he matures and gains a deeper knowledge of himself, of his past, and of human nature.
Initially, I found the present-tense style of narration somewhat irritating, but this was just because it is not the usual convention for storytelling (not sure why not, as it actually given an immediacy not found in the usual style), and after a while I became accustomed to it. The book was beautifully read, and gripping to listen to. Recommended.
"Fast paced action and great characters"
This was my third Robotham book, but reading them out of order meant it was great to see Joe and Ruiz meet for the first time in this book and to see Joe cope with the news of his Parkinson's diagnosis. The first half of the book cleverly introduces all the key characters giving insight into their lives and backgrounds and then in the second half it is non-stop action as Joe lurches from one crisis to the next. You don't want to stop - you just want to find out what happens next! The narrator does a brilliant job with many voices and accents making it easy to relate to the different characters. A great read - highly recommended!!
"The Suspect (Unabridged)"
A thoroughly enjoyable book - excellently written and narrated. The storyline will keep you entertained to the end. Highly recommended.
I read Shatter first and downloaded this one as I had enjoyed that one so much.
I have to say I did not enjoy this book as much as the other one. It was still good but nowhere near as good as Shatter.
I have two others of his to read.
"Once again Robotham does not dissapoint"
Although I read this book out of order in the series it did not matter, although having read bleed for me first, somethings I already knew about.
This book is like the others fabulous
THIS WAS MY FIRST ROBOTHAM NOVEL AND I WAS HOOKED FROM THE OFFSET, I JUST HAD TO HEAR ALL HIS WORK, I AM NOW AND WILL FOREVERMORE BE A BIG FAN AND CONTINUE TO RECOMMEND HIS WORK.
"Another great read from Michael Robotham"
I have now read several of Robotham's books and I have to say, he doesn't disappoint. From initially finding
Joe slightly irritating, as the first book progressed, I found that he was an intensely human character with all the flaws and good points that entails. I read the books in the wrong order timeline wise but thoroughly enjoyed this earlier (I think it may be the first) book where he finds himself in the unusual situation of being prime suspect.
"A fairly good story ruined by a terrible narrator"
I listened to 'Shatter' first and then came back to this to listen from the start. The story itself is good, intriguing and fairly gripping but the narrator is dreadful which spoils the whole enjoyment of the book. His voices are poor, pronunciation is wrong and he must be a graduate of the school of over-actors. I would have stopped listening if I hadn't wanted to know what the back story was. Shaun Barrett is leagues beyond Crispin Redman and I will never listen to anything narrater by him again.
A different type of murder mystery, very intriguing, a new Author for me and looking forward to reading more of his books.
I love all of Michael Robothams' books to date. The plots are clever, the characters are very real and the narration is fabulous. I have become a huge fan.
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