Bleed for Me

By Michael Robotham (Hardcover Book, 2012)
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."
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $25.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316126380

    • On Sale Date: 02/27/2012

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Trade Paperback, Electronic Book, Audiobook

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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."

Michael Robotham has been an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. One of world's most acclaimed authors of thriller fiction, he lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.
  • Praise for BLEED FOR ME:

    "Michael Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters; he makes my heart ache for them." (Linwood Barclay).

  • "This remarkable novel offers everything those 'literary' detective novels ought to but usually don't. This is crime fiction of the highest order." (Booklist (starred review)).

  • "Robotham writes with grave tenderness." (Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review).

  • "There are no bad Robotham novels.  They are all good.  Some are just better than others and this one is a damned fine read... No sophistry.  It's an honest read.  It resonates with verisimilitude.  This is a measured piece, tight and efficient from a word smith and story teller who knows the value of words and how to hammer and weld them into powerful characters that we believe in and care about." (Salon.com).

  • "A convoluted and lethal investigation, with collateral damage at every turn. BLEED FOR ME works on many levels, combining the insights of a trained psychologist; the savvy street smarts and irreverent observations of a retired cop; and intricate plotting from a first-rate author." (Bruce Tierney, BookPage).

  • "Bleed For Me is not only an unnerving, fast-paced psychological thriller, but also an extremely intelligent read by a writer in his prime." (New York Journal of Books).

  • "Michael Robotham is my favorite kind of crime writer, smart and subtle without ever sacrificing suspense.  In BLEED FOR ME, he has crafted a psychological thriller that will take your breath away." (Alafair Burke, author of Long Gone).

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

  • "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 hipocrisy that protect the wicked." (The Times (UK)).

  • Praise for THE WRECKAGE (2011):

    "One of the best novels to come out of the chaos of Iraq; a penetrating peek through the fog of war." (Nelson DeMille).

  • Praise for SHATTER (2009):

    "The most suspenseful book I read all year." (Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly).

  • "Terrific...a classic 'wrong man' thriller that puts its hero in hot water, then raises the Fahrenheit to a fever pitch....Robotham not only builds the suspense masterfully but tops it off with a stunning twist." (People).

  • "Pleasantly creepy....Plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence." (The New York Times Book Review).

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Bleed for Me
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $25.99 US
  • Pages: 432
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316126380
  • On Sale Date: 02/27/2012
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