When You Are Mine

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Little, Brown Book Group Limited, Jun 24, 2021 - Abused women - 368 pages
Philomena 'Phil' McCarthy is a promising young officer in the London Metropolitan police. But everything changes when she is called to the scene of a domestic assault. Unbeknownst to her, the abuser is a decorated detective and Phil's efforts to protect his girlfriend - Tempe Brown - from violence result in Phil being unjustly struck from the force. In the fallout, Phil begins to teach Tempe self-defence and they strike up a tentative friendship. Tempe is thoughtful and sweet, and within a matter of weeks the two women are inseparable - talking, socialising and confiding their deepest secrets in one another. But something isn't right. Sinister things keep happening and, when a body is discovered, Phil realises that Tempe is hiding deadly secrets of her own. Secrets she is willing to kill for . . . This pulse-racing standalone psychological thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps is Michael Robotham's finest yet, and confirms his reputation as the Mastermind of Crime. __________ Praise for Michael Robotham: 'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James 'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci 'One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read' The Australian 'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay 'Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before' Sydney Morning Herald 'Excellent' Literary Review.

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User Review  - pgchuis - LibraryThing

I didn't really enjoy this. None of the characters acted normally or consistently: Phil prioritized the clearly stalkerish Tempe over the man she was about to marry; she hadn't had any contact with ... Read full review

When You Are Mine

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In this nail-biter from Edgar finalist Robotham (When She Was Good), Police Constable Philomena McCarthy’s devotion to duty and empathy for victimized women threaten to make her time with the ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain, covering the serial killings of Fred and Rosemary West and other similarly notorious cases. He has worked alongside clinical and forensic psychologists in their close examination of the darker recesses of the criminal mind. Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies around the world. It is the first of nine novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a potentially debilitating disease. Michael has also written five standalone thrillers, including The Secrets She Keeps, which was adapted for television in 2020. In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his standalone thriller Life or Death and in 2020 he won the award a second time for the first novel in his Cyrus Haven series, Good Girl, Bad Girl. He lives in Sydney.

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