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Close Your Eyes (Joseph O’Loughlin #8)

Hardcover, 4/12/16

ISBN 9780316267946

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When a former student bungles a murder investigation, clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin steps in to face a ruthless killer.

A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other posed like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Joe O’Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, trading on Joe’s reputation by calling himself the “Mindhunter,” jeopardizes the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger.

Joe discovers a link between the farmhouse murders and a series of vicious attacks in which the victims are choked unconscious and brutally scarred. Now he must stop a ruthless and brash criminal who has apparently graduated to murder.

Much to Joe’s surprise, he is ably assisted by his eldest daughter, a keen and courageous observer in her own right. Together they must track and catch a hunter who seems to anticipate every move they make.

Michael Robotham is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels of suspense, including The Suspect, Lost, Shatter, Say You’re Sorry, Bleed for Me, Watching You, and the CWA Gold Dagger­–winning Life or Death. He is a former investigative journalist who has worked in Britain, Australia and the United States, and his thrillers have won worldwide acclaim. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

Close Your Eyes: the best Michael Robotham novel yet. Once I reached the last 100 pages, it really was impossible to put down.” —Stephen King

“[Robotham] is such a strong writer, and in London clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin he has such an appealing investigator.” —Chicago Tribune

“Yet another winner . . . [A] well-crafted thriller” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“You won’t want to close the book on this one. The new thriller by Michael Robotham, Close Your Eyes, is reason to stay up late. . . . Robotham drafts brilliantly descriptive passages that paint vivid scenes and sweep readers along in the narrative.” —Bookpage

“Robotham turns in a tightly written story that’s flawlessly plotted . . . Robotham’s writing is so smooth and his characters so well-drawn . . . Robotham’s crime thrillers are at the top of the genre’s food chain.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred)