Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham audiobook

Close Your Eyes

By Michael Robotham
Read by Sean Barrett

Mulholland Books 9780316267946

The Joseph O’Loughlin Series: Book 7

11.00 Hours Unabridged
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When a former student bungles a murder investigation, clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin steps in to face a ruthless killer. A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other posed like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her prince. Joe O’Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, trading on Joe’s reputation by calling himself the “Mindhunter,” jeopardizes the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger. With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discovers a link between these murders and a series of brutal attacks where the men and women are choked unconscious and the letter “A” is carved into their foreheads. As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe’s fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer.

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Summary

Summary

When a former student bungles a murder investigation, clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin steps in to face a ruthless killer.

A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other posed like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her prince. Joe O’Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, trading on Joe’s reputation by calling himself the “Mindhunter,” jeopardizes the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger.

With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discovers a link between these murders and a series of brutal attacks where the men and women are choked unconscious and the letter “A” is carved into their foreheads.

As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe’s fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Robotham turns in a tightly written story that's flawlessly plotted . . . Robotham's writing is so smooth and his characters so well-drawn . . . Robotham's crime thrillers are at the top of the genre's food chain. Kirkus Reviews (starred)
You won't want to close the book on this one. The new thriller by Michael Robotham, Close Your Eyes, is reason to stay up late. . . . The mystery and suspense is reason enough to keep reading, but Robotham ups the ante with a rousing family drama that adds an emotional complication to his lead's life. . . . Robotham drafts brilliantly descriptive passages that paint vivid scenes and sweep readers along in the narrative. BookPage
Yet another winner . . . [A] well-crafted thriller Harry Levins, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
First-rate suspense with a strong emotional component Booklist (starred review)
Insightful, compelling, and superbly written, this masterly thriller will keep readers glued until the final page. Robotham brings a dry, sardonic wit to his latest book, which will likely delight readers of Ian Rankin and P.D. James.—Library Journal (starred)
One of the Best Books of 2016- The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Gripping . . . Robotham's tightly plotted whodunit meshes beautifully with a truly emotional family saga involving Joe's former wife. Publishers Weekly
Robotham skillfully keeps the murderer's identity hidden until almost the very end. He writes with sharp insight into the tangled psychological webs formed from love and loathing and fear; the subplots involving Joe's family give Close Your Eyes emotional resonance and make this a series changer. Shelf Awareness
[Robotham] is such a strong writer, and in London clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin he has such an appealing investigator. Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Tribune
Close Your Eyes: the best Michael Robotham novel yet. Once I reached the last 100 pages, it really was impossible to put down. Stephen King
Close Your Eyes: the best Michael Robotham novel yet. Once I reached the last 100 pages, it really was impossible to put down.” Stephen King, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Yet another winner…[A] well-crafted thriller” St. Louis Dispatch
“First-rate suspense with a strong emotional component.” Booklist (starred review)
“Insightful, compelling, and superbly written, this masterly thriller will keep readers glued until the final page.” Library Journal (starred review)
“A tightly written story that’s flawlessly plotted…Robotham’s writing is so smooth and his characters so well-drawn…Robotham’s crime thrillers are at the top of the genre’s food chain.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“He writes with sharp insight into the tangled psychological webs formed from love and loathing and fear; the subplots involving Joe’s family give Close Your Eyes emotional resonance and make this a series changer.” Shelf Awareness
“Close Your Eyes is reason to stay up late…[with] brilliantly descriptive passages that paint vivid scenes and sweep readers along in the narrative.” BookPage
“Sean Barrett again lends his voice to Michael Robotham’s series as the renowned psychologist finds himself juggling personal and professional issues with great difficulty…Barrett’s narration…captures O’Loughlin’s mental state.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

by Galadriel 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
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Outstanding

I've read several of Robotham's books, and I think this is one of his very best. His characters have real depth and the circumstances of the crimes are entirely believable. Joe O'Laughlin is an extraordinary invention, a lead character whose frailties make him much more heroic than a steel jawed cliche of a detective-he has only his intelligence to rely on, and so much to lose. I don't write book report reviews, and the publisher has outlined the plot. Let it suffice to say that MR's writing is full of intelligence, dark humor and energy. One of the very best.

Author

Author Bio: Michael Robotham

Author Bio: Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is one of the world’s most acclaimed writers of thriller fiction. He began his career as an investigative journalist in Australia and Britain and later became a ghostwriter, collaborating on more than a dozen bestselling autobiographies for pop stars, actors, decorated soldiers, and politicians. His first psychological thriller, Suspect, sold more than a million copies around the world. Lost, his second novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel in 2005—an award he won again in 2008 with Shatter. He has been short-listed twice for the CWA Steel Dagger.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English