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Bleed for Me

Paperback, 09/18/2012

ISBN 9780316126373

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She’s standing at the front door. Covered in blood. Is she the victim of a crime? Or the perpetrator?

A teenage girl–Sienna, a troubled friend of his daughter–comes to Joe O’Loughlin’s door one night. She is terrorized, incoherent-and covered in blood.

The police find Sienna’s father, a celebrated former cop, murdered in the home he shared with Sienna. Tests confirm that it’s his blood on Sienna. She says she remembers nothing.

Joe O’Loughlin is a psychologist with troubles of his own. His marriage is coming to an end and his daughter will barely speak to him. He tries to help Sienna, hoping that if he succeeds it will win back his daughter’s affection. But Sienna is unreachable, unable to mourn her father’s death or to explain it.

Investigators take aim at Sienna. O’Loughlin senses something different is happening, something subterranean and terrifying to Sienna. It may be something in her mind. Or it may be something real. Someone real. Someone capable of the most grim and gruesome murder, and willing to kill again if anyone gets too close.

His newest thriller is further evidence that Michael Robotham is, as David Baldacci has said, “the real deal–we only hope he will write faster.”

Praise for BLEED FOR ME:

“Michael Robotham doesn’t just make me scared for his characters; he makes my heart ache for them.” -Linwood Barclay, author of The Accident

“Robotham writes with grave tenderness.”–Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

“This remarkable novel offers everything those ‘literary’ detective novels ought to but usually don’t. This is crime fiction of the highest order.”–Booklist (starred review)

“A taut thriller. O’Loughlin continues to be an appealingly flawed hero.”–Publishers Weekly

“Michael Robotham is my favorite kind of crime writer, smart and subtle without ever sacrificing suspense.  In BLEED FOR ME, he has crafted a psychological thriller that will take your breath away.”-Alafair Burke, author of Long Gone

“Proves Robotham’s a writer of the highest class who can create terror from the commonplace and crush the breath out of you.” –The Daily Mail (UK)

“A disquieting, often moving, dissection of the layers of hypocrisy that protect the wicked.” –The Times (UK)

Praise for THE WRECKAGE:

“One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war.” Nelson DeMille

Praise for SHATTER:

“The most suspenseful book I read all year.” -Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

“Terrific…a classic ‘wrong man’ thriller that puts its hero in hot water, then raises the Fahrenheit to a fever pitch….Robotham not only builds the suspense masterfully but tops it off with a stunning twist.” People

“Pleasantly creepy….Plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence.” –The New York Times Book Review

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