The Other Wife

The Other Wife

by Michael Robotham

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Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.

This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William's bedside, covered in his blood - a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?

Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation. As he learns more, he discovers sides to his father he never knew - and is forcibly reminded that the truth comes at a price.

A mesmerising psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, the internationally bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS.

Praise for Michael Robotham's writing:

'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' The Times

'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay

'Superbly exciting ... a terrific read' Guardian

'A nerve-shredding thriller with the heart and soul so often missing from lesser crime and suspense novels. I couldn't stop reading, yet I didn't want Audie's story to end. Robotham is an absolute master' Stephen King on Life or Death

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780751562835
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,473
File size: 681 KB

About the Author

Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist working across America, Australia and Britain. As a journalist and writer he has investigated notorious cases such as the serial killer couple Fred and Rosemary West. He has worked with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes.

Michael's 2004 debut thriller, The Suspect, sold more than 1 million copies around the world. It is the first of eight novels featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who faces his own increasing battle with a potentially debilitating disease. Michael has also written four standalone thrillers. In 2015 he won the UK's prestigious Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award with his standalone thriller Life or Death.
He lives in Sydney.

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The Other Wife 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous 7 hours ago
Loved this story. Kept my interest to the end the psychologist is a fantastic detective I highly recommend this book
Anonymous 2 days ago
Great story, fast-paced, interesting characters. Well done. I'd recommend it.
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Anonymous 2 days ago
Unusual concept, imaginative, very well written l:also liked the humor that came without warning. I would definitely read this author again.
Anonymous 4 days ago
Excellent book. I have never read Michael Robotham before but I certainly enjoyed the characters and the storyline in this book. I will definitely read more about f his books.
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Anonymous 6 days ago
I enjoyed this book. It kept me interested to the end.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Good read. Had a little trouble getting into it at the beginning, but stuck with it and really enjoyed it.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Well done!
Anonymous 8 days ago
Can't put it down
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all the books in the series and I oce I start can't stop till done. Great job again
Twink More than 1 year ago
Michael Robotham is one of my favourite authors. I couldn't wait to read his latest book, The Other Wife - especially when I found out it was a Joseph O'Loughlin book. (9th in the series) Joe is a clinical psychologist, a widower, a father to two girls, a man living with Parkinson's disease - and a son who thought he knew his parents well. But when Joe receives a call that his father has been admitted to hospital in a coma, his world is turned upside down. He arrives at his father's bedside to find the woman who called him. The woman who says she is his father's wife. His other wife.... Oh, great opening and what a great premise to work with! I've always enjoyed the personal story lines that Robotham weaves through his books. Joe's life (and that of the other supporting players) has moved forward with each new entry. That personal aspect is real, believable and I always look forward to seeing where Robotham has taken his characters. I especially like his relationships with his daughters. And every good lead character needs a sidekick. In this series, it's now retired police Detective Vincent Ruiz, now a corporate fraud investigator. He's tough, intelligent, loyal and brings an alternate view to the crimes being investigated. I was quite happy to see him again as well. The unraveling of Joe's father's hidden life is serpentine, with each new revelation leading to more questions. Who is William O'Loughlin really? I have to say, I had no idea what was truth or lies. Everything other wife Olivia says is hard to believe. Is she truly a devoted 'wife' or does she have another agenda? I couldn't decide. And Joe questions everything he ever believed about his father. There are many possible outcomes to this tale and it's not until the final pages that the whodunit is revealed. Robotham's writing has it all - great characters, wonderful plotting and addictive, well written prose. I recommend any of his books. The Other Wife was another great read from Michael Robotham - and one I finished far too quickly.
INpurplereader More than 1 year ago
A father from whom you are estranged is still a father. The Other Wife by Michael Robotham is enmeshed in family and family issues throughout. Joe O'Loughlin is a father of two teenagers, still dealing with the death of Julianne, his wife and the mother of their teens. In addition, Joe is also finding ways to live with a chronic health challenge, Parkinson's. In this story, Joe now has to face his father having been assaulted and now in a coma, support his mother, accept that his father had a dual life with another wife, and determine if he is ready for a possible relationship. Carefully crafted characters direct the mystery of who attacked Joe's father. The unfolding of the story is a delight to read, and Robotham picks up the pace about three-quarters of the way through the novel as the suspects are further examined and new twists are added. Having not read anything by Robotham prior to this, I now want to go read the other books in this series. And yes, the book can even be read as a stand-alone. A solid boak that I rate a 4.5. Recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait until the next Joe book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put down! Read it in 10 hours. Get this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As usual a great book, couldn't put it down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed it......