Bleed for Me: Book summary and reviews of Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham

Bleed for Me

A Joseph O'Loughlin Novel

by Michael Robotham

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Bleed for Me by Michael Robotham
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  • Published in USA  Feb 2012
    432 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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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."

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"A taut thriller... O'Loughlin continues to be an appealingly flawed hero." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred 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

"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)

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Michael Robotham Author Biography

Gold Dagger winning and Edgar short-listed author Michael Robotham was born in Australia in November 1960 and grew up in small country towns that had more dogs than people and more flies than dogs. He escaped in 1979 and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney.

For the next fourteen years he wrote for newspapers and magazines in Australia, Britain and America. As a senior feature writer for the UK's Mail on Sunday he was among the first people to view the letters and diaries of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra, unearthed in the Moscow State Archives in 1991. He also gained access to Stalin's Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years until a cleaner stumbled upon a cardboard box that had been misplaced and misfiled.

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