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.

Read By

Cutcha Club – 7/10

All About Books – Autumn 2019

Our latest edition of our reading suggestions guide, All About Books is now here! It is full of a selection of some of the best books being published in the next three months.
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.
Pick up your FREE copy at any of the City Of Parramatta Libraries or download it now (just click on the cover).

Librarians Choice -February 2019

The top 10 new reads as chosen by Library Staff around Australia for February 2019 are a mixed bag of adult fiction from various genres – something for everyone. Why not reserve one now!

99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne -Librarians’ Choice Favourite

Darcy is a bartender who never keeps an address – or a boyfriend – for long. She’s secretly in love with her brother’s best friend Tom. Tom is a sweet, shy, solid-gold human with abs that remind Darcy of squares of chocolate.They are stuck together while they renovate a house for sale, and for the first time ever Darcy can’t run away.
Sparks are flying, but will Tom choose Darcy over his loyalty to her brother and can Darcy convince herself that she deserves someone like Tom?

The Orchardist’s Daughter by Karen Viggers
Into The Fire by Sonia Orchard
Small Blessings by Emily Brewin
The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth
The House Of Second Chances by Esther Campion
After The Party by Cassie Hamer
Fusion by Kate Richards
Heart Of The Grass by Molly Murn
Home Fires by Fiona Lowe

Low Tox Life with Alexx Stuart Author Talk

Saturday 23 February 2019 – 2pm – Parramatta Library

Join Alexx Stuart at Parramatta Library in talking about her new book, Low Tox Life. Learn to switch and ditch the nasties in each room of your home, for anyone who wants to make changes for the better, to create a healthier environment for their family and, in doing so, a healthier planet.
Alexx will demonstrate a great coffee body scrub, a natural room spray and a low tox dry shampoo that you can make at home from simple ingredients with samples of the body scrub to take home. Books will be on site for purchase and author signing. Light refreshments provided.
Book Online | $3

Top 10 Loans Parramatta Libraries 2018

2018 was a very busy year for the City of Parramatta Libraries with over 1 million loans across all our branches! We have selected the top 10 loans for adult non fiction, adult fiction, young adult fiction and junior fiction from our libraries. Have you read them all yet?

Adult Non Fiction

 The barefoot investor – Scott Pape
The subtle art of not giving a f*ck – Mark Manson
Inglorious empire – Shashi Tharoor
The 7 habits of highly effective people – Stephen R. Covey
Sapiens: a brief history of humankind – Yuval Noah Harari
The life-changing magic of tidying up – Marie Kondo
12 rules for life: an antidote for chaos – Jordan B. Peterson
The secret – Rhonda Byrne
The happiest refugee – Anh Do
When breath becomes air – Paul Kalanithi

Adult Fiction

 Two kinds of truth – Michael Connelly
Origin – Dan Brown
The Midnight Line – Lee Child
Force of nature – Jane Harper
Night School – Lee Child
The Woman in the Window – A.J. Finn
The Dry – Jane Harper
Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine – Gail Honeyman
Truly Madly Guilty – Liane Moriarty
The Rooster Bar – John Grisham

Young Adult Fiction

Turtles all the way down – John Green
Fantastic beasts and where to find them: the original screenplay – J.K. Rowling
The tales of Beedle the Bard – J.K. Rowling
Magnus Chase and the ship of the dead – Rick Riordan
Throne of glass – Sarah J. Maas
Catching fire – Suzanne Collins
Queen of shadows – Sarah J. Maas
The hunger games – Suzanne Collins
The hate u give – Angie Thomas
Crown of midnight – Sarah J. Maas

Junior Fiction

Crazy weird! – Anh Do
Super good skills (almost…) – Liz Pichon
A tiny bit lucky – Liz Pichon
Captain Underpants and the revolting revenge of the radioactive robo-boxers – Dav Pikey
DogZombies rule (for now) – Liz Pichon
Extra special treats ( … not) – Liz Pichon
Old School – Jeff Kinney
The cheese experiment – Geronimo Stilton
A suitcase full of ghosts – Geronimo Stilton
Excellent excuses (and other good stuff) – Liz Pichon