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Lost by Michael Robotham
Lost by Michael Robotham
11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
After delivering a pulsating debut thriller with The Suspect and introducing us to a couple of characters in Dr Joseph O'Loughlin and DI Vincent Ruiz , who are as opposite to one another as you would want to meet, Michael Robotham has followed up with Lost another riveting thriller.

Lost carries on with O'Loughlin and Ruiz again featuring very prominently. But Robotham has performed a sneaky little switch. In The Suspect, the story was told from the first person perspective of Joe O'Loughlin, a clinical psychologist who had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The first person perspective is again used in Lost, but this time, the story is being told by Vincent Ruiz… Read more
The Suspect by Michael Robotham
The Suspect by Michael Robotham
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding Debut, 28 Nov 2005
Michael Robotham’s debut novel is a psychological thriller that is deeply involving, running smoothly from the narrative of psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin. The Suspect takes us into a dark world of troubled minds and we watch the beginning of the disintegration of a strong family life. This was a book that I found (at the risk of flying straight into overused cliché) difficult to put down.
As well as working in his day to day practice, O’Loughlin is the kind of man who gives up his time to counsel prostitutes in ways in which they might be able to work more safely. It’s while talking at one of these gatherings that he meets Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz,… Read more
Tonight I Said Goodbye (Lincoln Perry) by Michael Koryta
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful PI debut, 6 Jan 2005
This is an enjoyable debut private investigator mystery that delivers a solid introduction to Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard as well as a well-worked mystery and even a surprise or two at the end. It's the kind of page-turner that has left me eagerly awaiting the next book featuring the Cleveland detectives. It won Michael Koryta the 2003 St Martins Press PWA Prize for Best First PI Novel, a terrific achievement but made more notable by the fact that he was 20 when he wrote the book. I was curious to find out whether the book would live up to the hype. My hopes were high and I'm pleased to say, I haven't been disappointed.
Set in Cleveland and told from the first person perspective of… Read more