Joseph O’Loughlin #1
THE FIRST BOOK IN THE JOSEPH O’LOUGHLIN SERIES
Please join us in welcoming The Suspect in paperback—at last!
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.
Do you know that feeling you get when you pick up a book and start reading it and instantly you know the author can write? Well this book showcases the writing skills of Michael Robotham so well! The narrative is credible, intelligent (treats the reader with respect), doesn’t ask you to go along with ludicrous situations, it has great character development, and a plot that twists and turns and surprises.
I am so pleased I have been properly introduced to this series (I read the 7th book in the series, Watching You, first) and it was a cracker of a read. So now I am having a proper introduction to the characters and the writer by starting at the beginning of the series. And what a great series it is (I have just finished #2, more on that soon) I love the main characters; natural, flawed but not sullen or drunk or self-loathing pessimists – characters you can grow with, want to read more about, empathise with. I look forward to reading all the book in this series and anything else Michael Robotham writes.