Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin Series #6)

Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin Series #6)

by Michael Robotham
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Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin Series #6) by Michael Robotham


When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the 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 and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, persuade the police to re-open the investigation. But they are racing against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind...

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ISBN-13: 9780316221245
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Series: Joseph O'Loughlin Series , #6
Pages: 433
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Michael Robotham has been an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. One of world's most acclaimed authors of thriller fiction, he lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

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Say You're Sorry 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well-written and thought provoking. It was one of those tear-jerking stories. There are two seperate points of view, and at times it seemed like there was just too much going on at once. This book does contain rape, (not graphic) and at certain points, it kind of felt as if the rapist was carrying out the author's personal fantasies, which made it a bit painful to read at certain points. Believability was also just so-so. On a positive note, there were many exciting plot twists, and unlike most mystery novels, it was not predihctable. Overall an interesting read, but the whole feeling of "fantasy rape" would make me shy away from reccommending it to friends.
CS24 More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I had read by this author, but won't be my last. The story line moves along quickly, and is quite unpredictable. It's dark and at times a bit graphic, but I didn't feel it was gratuitous. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont read this book before going to bed you cant put it down.
ABookAWeekES More than 1 year ago
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of reading Bleed for Me, a novel by Michael Robotham, featuring crime-fighting psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin. After devouring the book, I was anxious to get my hands on more. Fortunately, this fall saw the release of the next installment in Robotham's series, and I was quick to acquire a copy of this one as well. Three years ago, the small town of Bingham was rocked to its core when two local teenagers, Piper and Tash, disappeared. Originally thought to have run away, it is soon discovered that the girls were kidnapped. In the wake of incident, two families struggle to cope with the loss of their daughter while simultaneously being investigated for possible involvement. With little evidence to guide them, the police eventually assume the girls to be dead and the story of the girls' disappearance soon fades into the history of the town. Clinical Psychologist and part time police advisor Joe O'Loughlin has problems of his own. On top of an increasingly severe battle with Parkinson's disease, he struggles to balance his career with his relationship with his estranged wife and daughters. As the holiday season approaches, Joe plans to spend more time with his fragile family and step away from the high profile investigations that he has previously been involved with. All these plans come crashing down when he receives a call to investigate a murdered family at the house where one of the missing girl's, Tash, family used to live. The mentally unstable suspect in custody is convinced that he saw a girl running through the snow, being chased by a snowman. Could this girl be the missing Tash? And who is this mysterious snowman? Intrigued by the possibilities, Joe races against the clock to unlock the secrets of the man's mind and to re-open the investigation of the girls' disappearance. Author Michael Robotham has stuck gold again. His characters, especially Joe, are crafted with a depth that keeps the reader highly invested into the story. I'll admit, this mystery lacked a bit of the urgency that I felt while reading Bleed for Me, but after a slow start, the novel really picks up into a suspenseful thrill ride that is sure to keep you guessing. This is the perfect novel for readers who enjoy well-written thrillers that go beyond the genre cliches. After reading two novels by Robotham, I am officially a fan!
mrsbrimtown More than 1 year ago
First book I've read by Michael Robotham and it's good. So good, I'll be reading his other book soon. A great thriller - hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I AM SORRY!!!.......i wish i had discovered this author sooner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book by this author. It will not be the last. Gripping story line, good charachterizations. Kept me up late.
grandlakenurse More than 1 year ago
Mr. Robotham, I'm hooked! I look forward to the next book with my favorite character Professor Joseph O'Loughlin. The suspense seems palpable, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Excellent read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this author and have read everything so far. All are excellent and kept my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love mysteries and this is the best book, by far, that has so engrossed me in a long time. I thought the main character was very likable and endearing. The idea of two missing girls being kept alive is intriguing and scary because that really happens. This is the first book of Rogenbotham's that I've read and I'm going to read them all! Thank you, Barnes & Noble, for selectingvthis as a book I might like. Boy, were you right!
Allie63 More than 1 year ago
The return of a beloved character, Professor O'Loughlin, who gets caught up in another caper. He manages to keep his family out of the threat zone but becomes embroiled in a critical and messy serial killing. Always look forward to this writer's books...great stories told with compassion and rich with detail!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book I read by this author. Very well written, mixing suspense with a touch of romance. There was violence without being graphic. I could hardly leave the book aside.
Miccox99 More than 1 year ago
Another book in the Joe O'Laughlin series that you just can't miss! If you haven't read the entire series, you can certainly read this book as a stand alone and not be lost. However, I highly recommend that you read the entire series. The first book was ok, but I'm so glad that I kept reading as each book in the series just gets better and better. This book follows clinical psychologist, Joe O'Laughlin and retired detective Ruiz as they get drug into what looks on the surface to be a simple murder, but is tied in a twisted way to the disappearance of two teens years ago. The plot in this book was great. It had twists and turns that kept you guessing. Just when you think you have absolutely figured out who the monster is, another believable twist is unveiled to raise your pulse a bit higher. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book!
jwitt33 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing book by Michael Robotham!! My Opinion: Michael Robotham is one of my all time favorite suspense writers and even though I haven't read any of the other books in the Joseph O'Loughlin series, I had heard that they can all be read as stand alone novels, and this proved to be true. I got caught up in the mystery right away and was kept interested clear to the end. Piper and Tash went missing three years ago and although the police investigated the disappearance, most people thought they had just run away, because that was in fact their plan. But something went wrong and three years later, Tash's body was found frozen in a lake following a terrible winter storm. Coincidentally (or not) Tash's old home, where two elderly people now lived, was the scene of a double homicide and fire that same night. The characters are all easy to relate to, as Michael Robotham's tend to be, and the reader is kept guessing throughout the book as to how all of the players fit and who did what to whom. As usual, I guessed who the perpetrator was, but then I second guessed myself, then third guessed, until I was as confused as I started out to be. The author drops clues in that throw you completely off, but that's a good thing in a suspense story - who wants to be able to figure it out easily? How boring would that be? The pacing was perfect as the story moves along at a steady pace, and the reader is kept guessing until the very end. I loved this book and highly recommend it to lovers of suspense, mysteries, and all around good story telling. I give it a very enthusiastic 5 stars and look forward to going back and starting the Joseph O'Loughlin series from the beginning.
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Well written
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite When best friends Tash McBain and Piper Hadley wind up missing from the Bingham fair on the last day of their holiday, they quickly become known as the Bingham girls. The media is all over it, and the eerie thing is that in the beginning the kidnapper allows the girls to watch the media coverage. After an extensive search shows up nothing, people start assuming that the Bingham girls just ran away. Fast forward three years later and a couple is murdered at a farmhouse and it turns out to be the farmhouse that Tash McBain lived in. Are the crimes connected? The police have a suspect in the couple's murder and they ask psychologist and police profiler Joe O'Loughlin to talk to him. Joe is convinced the cases are connected and even thinks the girls may still be alive. Could this be possible after three years, and if they are alive, what happened to them and where have they been? Say You're Sorry is a compelling story that grabbed me from the beginning pages when Piper announces that she has been missing for three years. With an opening like that how could I not have been drawn in! We learn that she and Tash have been kidnapped but ultimately the story is about the fact that one of them escapes. I was left wondering whether the other would be rescued. The author allows the reader to see the story unfold through Piper's eyes as well as Joe O'Loughlin. The author smoothly transitions between the characters, giving each a distinctive voice, making the story easy to follow. Mr. Robotham creates a unique character with O'Loughlin; he is easy to like and really knows his business. It's quite interesting to glimpse the work involved in catching a killer, how the most insignificant thing is sometimes what will ultimately break the case. While parts of the story were hard to read, it was also one of those books that once started just couldn't be put down until I knew the end. The author provides a shocking twist of an ending that I would never have guessed.   Anyone who enjoys a fast paced psychological thriller where the characters get inside your head and the author provides more twists and turns that you can ever see coming will find this book to their liking. I listened to the audio version and found the narrative to be well done and easy to listen to. After listening to Say You're Sorry, I have found a new favorite author and plan on reading all of Mr. Robotham's work.
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