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From the multi-million-copy bestselling author behind The Secrets She Keeps, a major BBC series, comes a gripping new standalone thriller

Philomena McCarthy
has defied the odds and become a promising young officer with the Metropolitan Police despite being the daughter of a notorious London gangster. Called to the scene of a domestic assault, she rescues a young woman, Tempe Brown, the girlfriend of a decorated detective. The incident is hushed up, but Phil has unwittingly made a dangerous enemy with powerful friends.

Determined to protect each other, the two women strike up a tentative friendship. Tempe is thoughtful and sweet and makes herself indispensable to Phil, but sinister things keep happening and something isn’t quite right about the stories Tempe tells. When a journalist with links to Phil’s father and to the detective is found floating in the Thames, Phil doesn’t know where to turn, who to blame or who she can trust.
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PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM’S THRILLERS:

‘An absolute master’ Stephen King

‘Superbly exciting’ Guardian

He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul‘ Peter James

‘Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching’ Val McDermid

Robotham is the real deal‘ David Baldacci

He invests suspense with such a strong emotional pull. No one else comes close‘ Linwood Barclay

‘Will have you turning the pages compulsively’ The Times

Reviews

Robotham is the real deal
David Baldacci
A page-turner featuring a feisty heroine
Irish Independent
Robotham creates flesh and blood characters, and you won't forget Philomena McCarthy . . . A nail-biter
Peterborough Telegraph
Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching
Val McDermid
He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul
Peter James
Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before
Sydney Morning Herald
A highly skilled thriller writer
Daily Express
One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read
The Australian
Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them
Linwood Barclay
Praise for Michael Robotham
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Praise for When You Are Mine
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An absolute master
Stephen King