Book review: Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham

Thursday, August 6, 2015 Permalink

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.

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Book reviews: The Suspect & Lost

Sunday, June 1, 2014 Permalink

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!!!).

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