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).

Girls Night Out with Paige Toon

Tuesday 30 April
6.30pm

Parramatta Town Hall
Book online | $15

Parramatta Library, in association with Penguin Random House Australia, is hosting an In Conversation author talk with bestselling author Paige Toon.
She will be touring Australia for the very first time to talk about her new book
If You Could Go Anywhere.
Enjoy our special Girls Night Out High Tea with (sneaky) Bubbles! Why not have a meet and greet with Paige to have your books signed and pick up her newest release from our on site bookseller.
Don’t miss your chance with Paige before she goes back to the UK!

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