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Good Girl, Bad Girl

Narrated by: Joe Jameson
Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
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Summary

The girl with no past.

Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged and self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.  

The boy who survived. 

Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when some is lying. And nobody is telling the truth. 

Good Girl, Bad Girl is an unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, best-selling author of The Other Wife and The Secrets She Keeps.

©2019 Michael Robotham (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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Marvellously interwoven threads of plot!

Another fantastic stand - alone novel from Mr Robotham, ( but with the tiniest of nods to Joseph O'Loughlin at the end to ensure avid readers know that he still resides in the author's mind.)
A great read all round: I definitely recommend the novel to any fan of this genre, whether or not you've enjoyed Michael Robotham before, because they get better and better each time.

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  • Linda
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 02-08-19

Absolutely first rate

As you'd expect from Michael Robotham - a good plot with main characters that you care about. Surely we are going to hear more of Sirius and Evie. I certainly hope so. Joe Jameson, a new narrator for me, was absolutely up to the mark.

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Best Robotham for a long time!

Great story, involving two damaged individuals, psychiatrist and teenager, coming together amidst murder and mayhem. Very well read. Not sure that the ending tied up all the strands in a neat bow, which could mean more from these characters, or, like the Joe O’Loughlin stories, more from just our psych. Don’t lose the spiky girl with uncanny intuition though, she’s too good!

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Robotham at his best

Been looking for a good read and been a little disappointed with some of the new books around then I found this. Riveting story. Excellent narration. Guessing an awful lot of research done by Michael for the settings of the story. A powerful story.

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Good read from Robotham but not as good as others

If I am honest the lead character didn’t get to me like him as much as Jospeh Oloughlin. However I enjoyed the storyline and and the premise.

I suspect there will be a book two, of so, the main character needs some depth to him. A good read, not one of the authors better books.

I am still unsure about the narrator...

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Well worth a listen!

Slow start which was not particularly inspiring and the narration was not very inspiring either BUT it did get better as the characters developed. So much so, that the narrator overall did an excellent job and I found the story very moving although quite disturbing at times and a real insight into this side of life as well as the psychology. As a big Michael Robotham fan, I missed the Joseph O'Loughlin character, but he did get a mention at the end and Cyrus is coming on well!

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Great listen twisty thriller

I love this author and was not disappointed. This is a good meaty thriller. I imagine that it is being set up as a series as there were plenty of threads left hanging suggesting a follow-up. I always enjoy the psychological component to this authors books and felt it was very strong in this story. My only issue was the narrator's voice for Evie I think it's very hard for a man to convincingly convey the voice of a teenage girl it just sounded silly and camp and this did slightly spoil my overall enjoyment.

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brilliant and we'll narrated

I really enjoyed this story from beginning to end. totally new and refreshing
I am now looking for more audio books from this author

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Not classic Robotham but good enough

Robotham is a master. I desperately miss the old characters of Joseph O'Loughlin, his side kick Ruiz and the girls but this comes close.

You really can't beat this master of crime thriller.

More please ...

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Great read but oh my god dreadful narration

I absolutely love Michael Robotham books and have been waiting for this one I did enjoy the story and am intrigued by the new characters and hope there is more to come BUT the narrator was awful so bad in fact I wish more than anything I had just bought the book his women were terrible they all became northern fish wives for no apparent reason a bit like ( the great ) Victoria wood gone wrong the men spoke as though they were all inexplicably stupid slow deep ponderous voices the narration of our main character made him annoying and boring why oh why oh why was Sean Barrett not narrating this he is in a different league and I have very much enjoyed Lucy price Lewis narrating Robothsm too I’m afraid Joe Jameson spoiled this for me and I shall avoid him in the future a shame because as always Robothams story was good

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  • Vanessa
  • 19-08-19

Wow!

Once again MR knows how to tell an absolute thriller of a story! One of my fav authors