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Marilyn StasioThere's usually some plot loophole in a suspense novel that takes the fun out of it. The protagonist of Michael Robotham's first novel, Suspect, a London psychiatrist named Joe O'Loughlin, refuses to divulge a perfectly good alibi and goes on the lam when one of his former patients is killed in a peculiarly gruesome manner. But, for once, the flawed logic doesn't sink the pleasantly creepy story, which is plotted with precision and narrated with real intelligence by the doctor, whose decision to keep mum on a serious medical condition of his own makes him look suspicious -- and leaves him vulnerable when the real murderer shows up. The thing about shrinks is, they may know it all, but they just have to make it complicated.
— The New York Times