Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist and writer he investigated notorious cases such as the serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. He has worked with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes.Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies around the world. It is the first of nine novels featuring beloved Joe O'Loughlin. Good Girl, Bad Girl is the first book in an exciting new series featuring forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven and was shortlisted for the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Michael has also written four standalone thrillers. In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his standalone thriller Life or Death and in 2020 The Secrets She Keeps was adapted for television. He lives in Sydney.
Robotham renders the ordinary extraordinary ... delivers the kind of adrenalin rush a gripping thriller is expected to deliver. - SYDNEY MORNING HERALDNo other crime writer investigates the psychopath's compulsion with such forensic rigour or quite the same elegant and poised prose. - THE AUSTRALIANAlways surprising and never dull... the plot is so twisted and the psychology so perverse, even the most alert reader might misread the clues. - NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEWa steady and commanding book with an ending that's sure to give even the most jaded reader a shock - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (US)