When She Was Good

When She Was Good

Name - When She Was Good

Reviews - 4.5/5

Pages - 368

By - Michael Robotham


About Book When She Was Good

From the bestselling author of Good Girl, Bad Girl and When You Are Mine comes a gripping thriller featuring the brilliant forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven as he becomes embroiled {in an|within an|in a} explosive murder case with disturbing origins.

Criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac return in this “powerhouse of a novel” (Booklist, starred review) from internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham, {a writer|an author} Stephen King calls “{an absolute|a complete|a total} master...with heart and soul.”

{Who is|Who's} Evie, {the girl|the lady|your ex} {with no|without any|without} past, running from? She was discovered hiding in {a secret|a key} room in the aftermath of {a terrible|a dreadful|an awful} crime. Her ability {to tell|to inform|to share with} when someone is lying helped Cyrus crack an impenetrable case in Good Girl, Bad Girl.Now, the closer Cyrus {gets to|reaches|extends to} uncovering answers about Evie's dark history, the more he exposes Evie to danger, giving her no choice but to run. Ultimately, both {will have to|will need to|must} {decide if|determine if} some secrets are better left buried and some monsters {should never|should not|shouldn't} be named...

 Editorial Reviews 

At the start of Edgar-finalist Robotham’s twisty, emotionally involving sequel to 2019’s Good Girl, Bad Girl, British forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, teenager Evie Cormac’s therapist, seeks out Special Constable Sacha Hopewell in Cornwall. Seven years earlier, Sacha rescued Evie from a North London house where she was discovered hiding with the corpse of a small-time criminal. Evie has never spoken about this traumatic experience, and Cyrus hopes Sacha has information that can help him treat Evie. Meanwhile, the police summon Cyrus to Manchester to consult on the apparent suicide of Hamish Whitmore, a retired detective superintendent. Cyrus finds evidence of foul play, and learns that Whitmore was fixated on the closed case of pedophile Eugene Green, who was killed in prison. A note Whitmore left behind indicates that he believed there was a possible link between Green and Evie, which prompts Cyrus to investigate. Sections told from Evie’s perspective deepen both the plot and the characterizations. Fans of grim psychological suspense will be rewarded. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (July)

Publishers Weekly

[A] gripping follow-up to Good Girl, Bad Girl... Robotham delves into some very (very) dark territory, and the horror steadily mounts... Readers will be putty in this supremely talented author’s capable hands. An urgent, poignant, and terrifying thriller. More please.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review

“[A] powerhouse of a novel... The whole enterprise is enriched by wonderfully cadenced prose that almost invites one to feel its texture. It's rare to be overawed by the writing in scenes of violence and danger, but...this one's a jewel, and readers who don't know Robotham should immediately catch up.” —Booklist, STARRED review

“Twisty....fans of grim psychological suspense will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly

“[A] page-turner from the start. . . . When She Was Good makes a desperate plea for the forces of love and justice to prevail." —New York Journal of Books

From the Publisher

In three-time Edgar nominee Abbott's Never Ask Me, the murder of adoption consultant Danielle Roberts in an upscale Austin neighborhood upends the Pollitt family, who feel grief, relief, and suspicion ("Never ask me what I'd do to protect my family," says the wife) (50,000-copy first printing). In three-time Edgar nominee Atkins's The Revelators, Sheriff Quinn Colson, bullet-holed and left for dead, is feeling vengeful but kept from getting back to work by the interim sheriff—who ordered his murder. Continuing No. 1 New York Times best-selling Coulter's popular "FBI Thriller" series, Deadlock has FBI Special Agent Lacey Sherlock and husband Dillon Savich dealing with a psychopath, a secret from beyond the grave, and three red boxes puzzlingly containing the puzzle pieces of an unknown town (200,000-copy first printing). The multi-award-winning Hamilton's A Dangerous Breed brings back Van Shaw, tracking down the (worse-than-he-thought) father who abandoned him before birth while aiming to block a sociopath by stealing a viral weapon that could bring death to thousands (100,000-copy first printing). The acclaimed Kellermans' Half Moon Bay brings back Deputy Coroner Clay Edison, confounded by the discovery of a decades-old child's skeleton in a torn-up park and a local businessman's claim that it could be his sister. In mega-best-selling Camilla L√§ckberg's The Golden Cage, the increasingly restless wife of a billionaire learns that he is having an affair and exacts luscious revenge. Patterson and Tebbetts join in 1st Case, wherein Angela Hoot gets kicked out of MIT's graduate school, joins the FBI's cyber-forensics unit, and must deal with a messaging app whose beta users are dying without getting killed herself (475,000-copy first printing). In When She Was Good, the Gold Dagger-winning and Edgar short-listed Robotham continues the story of criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac, the girl without a past, first revealed in last year's Good Girl, Bad Girl. And though there are no plot details to share regarding Silva's Untitled new Gabriel Allon thriller, the print run is 500,000, and word has it that MGM has acquired the rights to adapt the entire series for television.

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About the Author

Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose psychological thrillers have been translated into twenty-three languages. In 2015, he won the prestigious UK Gold Dagger for his novel Life or Death, which was also shortlisted for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. Michael has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel for Lost in 2015 and Shatter in 2008. He has also twice been shortlisted for the CWA UK Steel Dagger in 2007 for The Night Ferry and 2008 with Shatter. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters. His recent novels include When She Was Good; The Secrets She Keeps; and Good Girl, Bad Girl.

We Are All the Same in the Dark

We Are All the Same in the Dark

Name - We Are All the Same in the Dark

Reviews - 4.2/5

Pages - 368

By - Julia Heaberlin


About Book We Are All the Same in the Dark

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • PEOPLE PICK • OPTIONED BY SISTER PICTURES FOR TELEVISION • The discovery of {a girl|a woman|a lady} abandoned by {the side|the medial side} of {the road|the street|the trail} threatens to unearth the long-buried secrets of a Texas town's legendary cold case in this superb, atmospheric novel from the internationally bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans

“If {you only|you simply|you merely|you just} read one thriller {this year|this season|in 2010}, {let it|allow it to|allow it} be this one. Psychologically absorbing, original and atmospheric. {I could|I possibly could|I really could} not turn the pages fast enough.”—Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author of 28 Summers

{It's been|This has been} {a decade|ten years|10 years} since Trumanell Branson disappeared, leaving {only a|merely a|just a} bloody handprint behind. Her pretty face still hangs {like a|such as for instance a|just like a|such as a} watchful queen on the posters on the walls of the town's Baptist church, {the police|law enforcement|the authorities} station, and in the high school. {They all|All of them|Each of them} promise {the same thing|the same|a similar thing}: We {will find|will discover|will see|may find} you. Meanwhile, Tru's brother, Wyatt, lives as a pariah in the desolation of the old family house, cleared of wrongdoing by {the police|law enforcement|the authorities} but tried and sentenced in the court of public opinion and in {a new|a brand new|a fresh} documentary {about the|concerning the|in regards to the} crime.

When Wyatt finds {a lost|a missing} girl dumped in {a field|an area|a subject} of dandelions, making silent wishes, he believes she {is a|is just a|is really a} sign. The town's youngest cop, Odette Tucker, believes she {is a|is just a|is really a} catalyst {that will|that'll|which will|that may} ignite a seething town still {waiting for|awaiting|looking forward to} {its own|its|a unique} missing girl {to come|in the future|ahead} home. But Odette can't look away. She shares a wound that won't close with the mute, one-eyed mystery girl. And {she is|she's} haunted by {her own|her very own} history with the missing Tru.

Desperate {to solve|to resolve|to fix} both cases, Odette fights {to save|to truly save|to save lots of} the lost girl in {the present|the current|today's} and to dig up the shocking truth {about a|in regards to a|of a} fateful night in the past—{the night|the night time} her friend disappeared, {the night|the night time} that inspired her {to become a|to become|becoming a} cop, {the night|the night time} that wrote {them all|all of them|them} {a role|a part|a function|a position} in the town's dark, violent mythology.

In this twisty psychological thriller, Julia Heaberlin paints unforgettable portraits of {a woman|a lady|a female} and {a girl|a woman|a lady} who redefine perceptions of physical beauty and strength.

Praise for We Are All the Same in the Dark

“This chilling tale of buried sins is relentlessly unpredictable.”—The Times (South Africa)

“[Julia] Heaberlin knows how to build to a truly shocking twist, how to break a reader’s heart and then begin mending it. ‘What’s coming is always unimaginable,’ Odette’s one-time therapist tells her, ‘and by that, I mean just that. It cannot be imagined. What’s coming never acts or behaves the way we think it will.’ That’s true for this novel, too.”—The Dallas Morning News

 Editorial Reviews 

“[Julia Heaberlin] once again brilliantly captures the atmosphere and rough beauty of a strange and divided state.”—CrimeReads

“Exceptional . . . After a devastating twist halfway through, the intense plot builds to an emotional finale. Heaberlin sensitively addresses issues of survival and vulnerability in this heart-wrenching gothic tale.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“One of my favorite reads of the year . . . [Heaberlin’s] beautiful prose propelled me through this spine-chilling novel. . . .The book is absolutely mesmerizing.”—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence

“I loved this book: gorgeous writing, interesting characters, a unique setting, and an unsettling, surprising mystery. Everyone needs to put this book on their to-be-read list right now!”—Amy Engel, bestselling author of The Familiar Dark

“A gripping, richly layered exploration of haunted souls in a haunted place . . . a story that keeps you guessing at every turn.”—Lou Berney, author of November Road

“One of the best standalone mysteries I’ve read in a while . . . thrilling and complex, with richly imagined characters who will break your heart even as they confront the monsters, real and imagined, that hide in the dark.”—Kathleen Kent, author of The Burn and the Edgar finalist The Dime

“Unsettling and atmospheric . . . tense and edgy . . . Julia Heaberlin holds you spellbound all the way to the emotional and devastating conclusion.”—Lesley Kara, internationally bestselling author of The Rumor
“An intense, intelligent thrill-ride of a book—undoubtedly the one I will be recommending all year.”—Elizabeth Haynes, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner
“Raw, stunning, both otherworldly and lapel-grabbing, this is the book to grab when you need something to grab you. Julia Heaberlin has written a tour de force.”—Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of The Child Finder and The Butterfly Girl

About The Author

Pineapple Julia Heaberlin is the author of the critically acclaimed Black-Eyed Susans a USA Today and Times (U.K.) bestseller. Her psychological thrillers, which also include Paper Ghosts (finalist for the ITW Thriller Award for Best Novel), Playing Dead, and Lie Still, have been sold in more than twenty countries. Heaberlin is an award-winning journalist .