Michael Robotham

Say You’re Sorry

"...this is a great read that is not to be missed"


When best friends Piper and Tash disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the teenage girls are never found.

Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash McBain once lived. A suspect is in custody, a troubled young man who can hear voices and claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman.

Convinced that Piper or Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin persuades police to reopen the investigation, but the closer he gets to the truth, the more dangerous it becomes. One girl is counting on them and she's running for her life.

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Robotham returns with an excellent book. 'Say You're Sorry' follows two young girls that have been missing for three years, and the investigation into their disappearance. The novel is written both from the perspective of Joe O'Laughlin, a clinical psychologist who is assisting the police, but also from that of one of the missing girls in diary form. The diary entries show the events as experienced by the victims. Most crime novels are not written in this way, and I find that, if done well (which Robotham does), it really brings the victims to life and adds more dimensions to them. There are plenty of characters who could be the kidnapper and Robotham gives plenty of clues for each possibility. However, the guilty person is discovered, though I was a little disappointed with the motive. Besides that slight niggle, I would recommend 'Say You're Sorry' as this is an excellent book that I found unable to put down. Well written with believable characters, this is a great read that is not to be missed.

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