I was a little nervous about this book as I’ve preferred Michael Robotham’s standalone books to his Joe O’Loughlin series. However this was deliciously addictive and I had to read it in a sitting, despite being unwell and incredibly tired after a long day at work.
Book review: Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham
I really enjoyed Michael Robotham’s 2014 stand-alone thriller, Life or Death. I admitted at the time I had been struggling with his series featuring psychologist Joe O’Loughlin, so the change gave me the respite I was looking for.
I didn’t find O’Loughlin as unlikeable as Nicci French’s Frieda Klein, but I really wasn’t really engaging with his character and couldn’t get a handle on who he was.
However Robotham’s latest (and the eighth in the Joe O’Loughlin series), Close Your Eyes sees a return to the Joe I thought I once knew.
Book reviews: The Suspect & Lost
I have to admit I’m not entirely sure I like Michael Robotham’s Joe O’Loughlin. I don’t hate him, but… my reaction to him reminds me a little of my feelings for Nicci French’s Frieda KIein.
I don’t expect infallibility in my protagonists but, well… sometimes my #mehness makes it a bit harder to care about their fate. That’s not to say I want anything bad to happen to the psychologist, though thankfully I know Joe is gonna hang around for a while as I’ve already read the fourth, sixth and seventh in Robotham’s series (and possibly the 3rd!!!).