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The Suspect: Joe O'Loughlin Book 1 (Joseph O'Loughlin) Kindle Edition
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At forty-two, psychiatrist Joe O'Loughlin seems to have it all: a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, an adoring daughter. But Joe's snug, happy world is crumbling. Recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, he's dreading the inevitable and all too palpable deterioration of his body and mind. Then, when the police ask for his help in solving the brutal murder of a woman they assume is a prostitute, he's horrified to recognize the victim as a nurse he once worked with, and with whom he had a bit of a past. As Joe begins to suspect that one of his patients may be responsible, the police zero in on him.
When another murder strengthens the polices case against him, and even the threads of evidence he collected himself are used to tighten the web, Joe is forced to rely on his own devices to clear his name. Pursued by the police and betrayed or abandoned by the people he trusted the most, Joe comes heartbreakingly close to uncovering the conspiracy against him, but he only gets it right by half. By the time Joe appreciates the true extent of it, he's on the brink of losing the two people he holds most dear.
A newcomer to the thriller genre, Michael Robotham possesses the rare ability to create fully believable characters, fashion terrific dialogue, and generate nonstop suspense. SUSPECT, already a bestseller in the U.K., Holland, and Australia, is a powerhouse first novel, intricately crafted and chillingly authentic.
- File Size : 1171 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 395 pages
- ASIN : B079RM79SV
- Publisher : Hachette Australia (23 March 2018)
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: 476 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Robotham's characters are particularly well developed and convincing and elements of O'Loughlin's personal and professional history are skilfully interwoven into the present-day action to provide greater illumination to the reader.
As the "coincidences" mount, O'Loughlin comes to the realisation that somebody is attempting to frame him for the torture-murder of a former patient. The investigating police inspector, DI Vincent Ruiz, characteristically unimaginative as this genre frequently requires, is unsympathetic to his protestations of innocence. Nevertheless, we see a dawning camaraderie between O'Loughlin and Ruiz over the course of the book, setting the ground for future instalments in the series. I look forward to catching up with O'Loughlin again.