Book Review The Other Wife by Michael Robotham

The Other Wife 

Michael Robotham

Book Summary

A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows. The new bestseller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its shocking climax, by multi-million-copy selling author Michael Robotham.

William and Mary have been married sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both are strong believers in right and wrong.

William and Olivia have been together twenty years. Olivia was once a tennis star, but her career has long since faded.

Clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin knows only one of these stories to be true. But when he is called to his father’s hospital bed after a brutal attack, everything he once knew is turned upside down. Is it possible his father, the upstanding citizen, was leading a double life?

And who is the strange woman crying at William’s bedside, covered in his blood – a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?

A confronting psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps.

Comments

We enjoyed this book. While this is apparently book no. 9 in this series, it’s the first one we have read and we don’t think you need to have read any of the previous novels.  This can be read as a standalone. We loved the main character, Joe O’Loughlin and the backstory with his girls, Charlie and Emma.  It was a compelling storyline that sparked our interest immediately and short sharp chapters that kept us moving along.  There were lots of twists and turns which kept us guessing to the end.  None of our readers picked ‘whodunit’.  We got a lost a little towards the end with a flurry of turns but overall, we found this a good book that would make a good holiday read.

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Cutcha Club – 7/10

All About Books – Autumn 2019

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There is a little something for everyone from adults to teens to children, for those who like their fiction to those that prefer non fiction. Don’t forget to check out our upcoming Author Talk events in April & May.
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ABIA Longlist 2019

The Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) celebrate the achievements of authors and publishers in bringing Australian books to readers.

The Awards salute success across a range of categories within the Book Awards, Audiobook Awards and Business Awards. Check City of Parramatta Libraries online catalogue for the books.

General fiction book of the year

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Helen Garner: Celebrate Lifelong Achievement

Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature has ‘acknowledges the achievements of eminent literary writers over the age of 60 who have made an outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature’ and it awarded Helen Garner for her dedication to literature this year.

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlists 2019

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards highlight the importance of literacy and distinguished achievement by Australian writers. The shortlists for the 2019 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have been announced. You can also vote for the People’s Choice Award now.

The shortlisted titles in each category are:

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction

Man Out of Time (Stephanie Bishop, Hachette)

Boy Swallows Universe (Trent Dalton, Fourth Estate)

The Life to Come (Michelle De Kretser, A&U)

The Everlasting Sunday (Robert Lukins, UQP)

Border Districts (Gerald Murnane, Giramondo)

The Shepherd’s Hut (Tim Winton, Hamish Hamilton)

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