Thursday 25 October 2018

The Other Wife by Michael Robotham

Joe O'Loughlin is famous in our home. Well, between my husband and me. And my book club. Because Michael Robotham is one of our favourite authors, and Joe is our very favourite character created by him. (And Ruiz is a close second.)

 'A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows.'

Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, he has no choice but to ask loads of questions and be completely involved. There is a strange woman crying at his bedside after all, and his wife and other children are still on the way.

Joe finds some help from the delightful Kate (was that her name?) in an otherwise uncooperative - actually downright disapproving - police force.

I think what we love about Joe is how intensely personal every single one of his stories becomes. There is no way he can detach, the murders have a direct impact on all the members of his family. Here his heritage is called into question, and as usual, the pages turn (or hours fly by, if you're listening to the Audible version, like me) with satisfying pace, until the end, when you wish there were perhaps a few (hundred)  more.

I loved this entertaining, plot-twisting thriller.

5 stars


You may also enjoy Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter or The Killing Lessons by Saul Black.

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