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Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac return in Robotham’s latest psychological thriller, which finally unlocks the secrets of Evie’s past and reaffirms why Stephen King has proclaimed this author “an absolute master.”

The mystery of Evie Cormac’s background has followed her into adulthood. As a child, she was discovered hiding in a secret room where a man had been tortured to death. Many of her captors and abusers escaped justice, unseen but not forgotten. Now, on a hot summer’s day, the past drags Evie back as she watches the bodies of seventeen migrants wash up on a Lincolnshire beach.

There is only one survivor, a teenage boy, who tells police their small boat was deliberately rammed and sunk. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is recruited by the police to investigate the murders—but recognizes immediately that Evie has some link to the tragedy. By solving this crime, he could finally unlock the secrets of her past. But what dark forces will he set loose? And who will pay the price?

About The Author

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Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose bestselling psychological thrillers have been translated into twenty-five languages. He has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel, for Lost in 2005 and Shatter in 2008. His recent novels include When She Was Good, winner of the UK’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for best thriller; The Secrets She KeepsGood Girl, Bad GirlWhen You Are Mine; and Lying Beside You. After living and writing all over the world, Robotham settled his family in Sydney, Australia. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (July 2, 2024)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668056868

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Raves and Reviews

Storm Child is a riveting and absorbing masterpiece – a cancel-your-social-plans and ignore-your-family kind of book. Michael Robotham never lets me down!”
CHRISTIAN WHITE, internationally bestselling author of The Nowhere Child

Storm Child proves once again Robotham is not just among the world’s top thriller writers, he is without question the best when it comes to characters whose pain we feel. Storm Child is a great read with something important to say.”
LINWOOD BARCLAY, bestselling author of The Lie Maker

“A gripping thriller. I couldn’t put this down. Complex characters, plenty of twists and turns, Storm Child left me breathless.”
SIMON MCCLEAVE, internationally bestselling author of the DI Ruth Hunter series

“Tension and tenderness – Michael Robotham is that rare thing, a writer who does both brilliantly. And that makes Storm Child an utterly thrilling emotional ride. I enjoyed it hugely.”
WILLIAM SHAW, internationally bestselling author of the DS Alexandra Cupidi series

Praise for Michael Robotham and the Cyrus Haven series

“The guy can’t write a bad book. [Lying Beside You] is one of his best, suspenseful and hard to put down.”

“Robotham maintains an air of excruciating suspense in this plot-driven tale.”
The Washington Post

“[An] expertly paced and psychologically acute novel . . . [with] insightfully drawn characters and [a] superb sense of place that the author conjures up with laconic ease, razor-sharp wit, and, above all, compassion. . . . Gripping and insightful.”
Kirkus (Starred Review of Lying Beside You)

“Haunting . . . Robotham expertly raises the tension as the action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope the complex Cyrus will return for an encore.”
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review of Good Girl, Bad Girl)

“[A] powerhouse of a novel. . . . The whole enterprise is enriched by wonderfully cadenced prose that almost invites one to feel its texture. It’s rare to be overawed by the writing in scenes of violence and danger, but . . . this one’s a jewel, and readers who don’t know Robotham should immediately catch up.”
Booklist (Starred Review of When She Was Good)

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