The Suspect

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Little, Brown, Apr 15, 2014 - Fiction - 432 pages
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The psychological thriller that marked the debut of one of contemporary suspense fiction's most compelling heroes: "A gripping first novel...taut and fast-moving" (Washington Post).

Renowned psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin has it all -- a thriving practice, a devoted, beautiful, fiercely intelligent wife, and a lovely young daughter. But when he's diagnosed with Parkinson's, O'Loughlin begins to dread the way his exceptional mind has been shackled to a failing body, and the cracks in his perfect existence start to show.

At first, O'Loughlin is delighted to be called in to a high-profile murder investigation, hoping his extraordinary abilities at perception will help bring a killer to justice. But when O'Loughlin recognizes the victim as one of his former patients, an emotionally disturbed young woman who nearly brought ruin upon him, O'Loughlin hesitates -- a fateful decision that soon places O'Loughlin at the top of the lists of both a bullish detective and a diabolical killer.

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User Review  - susandennis - LibraryThing

Little bits of Joe's life start to fall apart and everything points to one of his psychologist patients. And then back to him. All while he tries to deal with his newly diagnosed Parkinson's Disease. It's a good stand alone but a great start to a series. Read full review

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User Review  - twinkley - LibraryThing

Initially, I was enjoying finding about this new character, his patients and his loving family. But as the book went on, it was also obvious that Joseph is a flawed character, who is self-absorbed ... Read full review

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Michael Robotham has been an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. One of world's most acclaimed authors of thriller fiction, he lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

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