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.
Haunting...Robotham expertly raises the tension as the action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope the complex Cyrus will return for an encore. - Publishers Weekly, starred reviewIt's the careful and often poignant interplay between Cyrus and Evie that elevates this consistently stellar yarn...Robotham is a master plotter at the top of his form, and readers will surely hope to see more of his complicated new characters. - Kirkus ReviewsExplosive...This sensitive, suspenseful mystery firmly establishes Robotham in the top ranks of psychological-thriller writers. And it cries out for a sequel. - BooklistIntercutting between Evie and Cyrus's perspectives (two fascinating characters who've found different ways to cope with each of their traumatic childhoods), Good Girl Bad Girl engages quickly. It's a real page-turner ... - Good ReadingGreat characters and fine writing - Canberra WeeklyI always have a huge stack of books to read, but a Michael Robotham novel automatically goes to the top of the pile - Stephen KingA gripping and eerie read. You won't be able to look away - Karin Slaughter