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Good Girl, Bad Girl: The year's most heart-stopping psychological thriller (Cyrus Haven) Kindle Edition
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WINNER OF THE CWA GOLD DAGGER AWARD
FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, NOW A MAJOR BBC SERIES STARRING LAURA CARMICHAEL
Don't miss the next electrifying Cyrus Haven thriller - WHEN SHE WAS GOOD is out now
'A gripping and eerie read. You won't be able to look away' Karin Slaughter, #1 international bestselling author
The girl with no past.
Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half-starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.
The boy who survived.
Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when someone is lying. And nobody is telling the truth.
Praise for Michael Robotham:
'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James
'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci
'One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read' The Australian
'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay
'Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before' Sydney Morning Herald
'Excellent' Literary Review
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- ASIN : B07NLDBCD4
- Publisher : Sphere (23 July 2019)
- Language : English
- File size : 3789 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 369 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 9,702 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Michael Robotham is one of those authors you can always trust to give you plenty of entertainment with every book he writes.
A Highly recommended Read.
Forensic psychologist, Cyrus Haven, is asked to evaluate her for possible release into the community from the secure psychiatric facility that she is living in. Cyrus is also helping the police with their investigation into the death of a 15 year old rising star in the figure skating world. There are more suspects for this killing than you can poke a stick at.
The relationship between Cyrus and Evie is beautifully written. In trying to help Evie, Cyrus may also learn some things about himself. Evie is such a complex character that I found fascinating, and she really challenged my thinking about society’s expectations of what ‘normal’ is. By the end of the book you realise there is a lot more to learn about Evie’s story. Clearly she is running or hiding from something terrible, but what? I am keen to learn more and I’m looking forward to the second book.
As usual with a Michael Robotham book I loved it.
Looking forward to the next story. Hope Cyrus is in another book.
The intriguing main characters and the constant shifting of perspectives between them.
Intricate, sophisticated and suspenseful plotting.
The plot and characters veered too closely at times to other trauma thriller franchise characters we have seen before - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo I'm looking at you.
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Forensic Psychologist, Cyrus Haven, is investigating the death of teen champion figure skater, Jodie Sheehan. As he looks into her murder all is not what it seems, and he grows to find that this much-celebrated young woman is hiding things and her family have even more to hide!
Alongside this, a far more compelling storyline, in my opinion, Cyrus is asked to assess young Evie Cormac. She was rescued six years ago from her abductor after being found hidden in his lair long after he has been murdered, dubbed ‘Angel Face’ by those caring for her she never revealed any details of her previous life and now finds herself a ‘ward of court’ living in a secure children’s home. This brings a whole new line to the book as we begin to hear from Evie and from Cyrus.
Evie is undeniably damaged, but Cyrus can empathise a little given his own terrible past. Cyrus is a decent, generous, caring and sensitive man who truly tries his best. The same can’t always be said for Evie, but she is very clever and has some unusual skills that Cyrus can’t help but find useful.
This was a compelling read, I just couldn’t leave it alone, I finished it in an afternoon and was still wanting more! I really enjoyed the two main characters; they are very well thought out and I am excited to learn more about them in future books. The twists and turns throughout the book lead to a very exciting final few chapters.
Cyrus Haven is a psychologist and part of his job is profiling suspects for the police, when serious crimes have been committed. He also profiles young offenders; in this case Evie Cormac. Both Cyrus and Evie are strongly described characters in this first Book of a series.
Cyrus has had a tragic upbringing that led him to his chosen profession.( I just love these clever people who are able to look inside a person to see how the tick.) His brief in this case is to profile prospective suspects and close family/friends following the murder of a teenager.
Evie is incarcerated in a young offenders institution. She has a mysterious, tragic childhood. She’s been given her name and age by a court when no details could be unearthed. One of her care workers, at the institution, believes she is a truth wizard; that she can tell when a person is lying.
Cyrus and Evie become an unlikely pairing as the investigation into the murdered teenager progresses.
I recommend this book. Mainly, it is gripping and had my brain working overtime. The first part is better than the last part. There is certainly room for development of the main characters- particularly Evie whose background is still a mystery- in further instalments.
I truly hope that we have not seen the last of Evie and Cyrus. In the meantime, this is a book you definitely want to read more than once!
There’s a strong sens3 of location, with the story set in and around Nottingham. I’m familiar with many of the roads and areas mentioned and it added a real sense of location. Cyrus helps the police an£ 5his story has two strong and very different . One is his role in investigating the murder of a young female ice skater. A complex and bizarre family set up provide numerous twists and red herrings.
Alongside, he’s involved in the care of a young female in care whose back story is unknown. She’s now a teenager, traumatised, violent and seeking a new and independent life out of care. The plotting is skilful and the pace is fast. I bought the audio version too and moved between the two and polished this off in almost a single sitting. Really enjoyed it.
We are introduced to Forensic Psychologist Cyrus Haven who has two cases on the go.
Firstly, he is asked to assess Evie Cornac. A ward of the court being held in a secure children home who is desperate to get out, but still not willing to reveal details of her past that would make that happen.
Then he is asked to assist on a murder case with the police where a promising young ice skater has been found murdered. It looks straightforward, but with more secrets being uncovered, was the golden girl as perfect as everyone thought?
In Cyrus and Evie we have two flawed, damaged, likeable characters that you really want to find out more about. Both have troubled pasts and will hopefully find in each other the comfort and support that they need.
Really looking forward to seeing where this series goes next.