From the book jacket:
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.
was a hit when first published in the UK in 2004, but I don't believe achieved the same levels of awareness when published...
Beyond the Book
About the author:
Michael Robotham is a former journalist and the ghostwriter of at least fourteen autobiographies of prominent figures in the military, arts, sport and science worlds, including Lulu, Ricky
Tomlinson, Geri Halliwell, Rolf Harris and Tracy Edwards (which, dependent on the subject have been published in various English speaking countries, but never in the USA). He lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and three
is his first novel (published in
the UK in 2004, and USA in 2005); a second novel, Lost
was published in the UK in May 2005.
Is ghostwriting good experience for becoming a novelist? According