"Bleed for Me" begins when a man is found murdered, his daughter discovers him and she becomes a suspect. The book features the psychologist Joe O'Lou"Bleed for Me" begins when a man is found murdered, his daughter discovers him and she becomes a suspect. The book features the psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, who is also featured in Michael Robotham's earlier books "The Suspect" and "Lost". Joe becomes involved because the daughter who finds her father murdered is his daughter's best friend, and she turns up at his family's house traumatised with the blood of her father on her.
Professor Joeseph O'Loughlin is a likeable character who has to live with "Mr. Parkinson", which means he is starting to lose control of his body somewhat, sometimes having tremors and involuntary movements. He has been separated from his wife and has two school aged girls, Charlie and Emma.
The book has a teacher who is suspected of grooming students, and there seems to be a link between a race hate trial Joe's wife is being an interpreter at, and the murder investigation Joe is working on.
This is another thriller written by Michael Robotham that I enjoyed reading....more
Grave Secret has an interesting plot. It is about Harper Connelly who was hit by lightning when she was 15, and now she has a special ability of beingGrave Secret has an interesting plot. It is about Harper Connelly who was hit by lightning when she was 15, and now she has a special ability of being able to find dead people and see what they died of. She has a stepbrother called Tolliver who she grew up with but now has a special relationship with. They have a sister called Cameron who went missing years ago. Then Tolliver’s father turns up, Tolliver gets shot, and it seems like someone wants to kill Harper.
When I got this book I had no idea what it was about. It was a Christmas present from my Mum. She went to the book store and asked for a recommendation for me, and this is one of the books the server at the book store recommended (the other was The Host by Stephenie Meyer which I still have to read). At first I was wondering if it was going to be a supernatural romance book like Twilight, but it’s not. It’s more of a mystery book, with a hint of romance, a bit like a whodunit at times. I found it to be a very enjoyable and entertaining read....more
Cause of Death by Patricia Cornwell is a crime novel with a medical procedure angle. Kay Scarpetta is the main character and is a medical examiner, loCause of Death by Patricia Cornwell is a crime novel with a medical procedure angle. Kay Scarpetta is the main character and is a medical examiner, looking at the bodies that come into the morgue, which sometimes results in medical examinations being described in graphic detail.
The case is about a reporter, Ted Eddings who is found dead diving at a disused naval ship yard. Scarpetta suspects it’s a murder early when she receives a phone call tipping her off about the diver before the police know. Then there is the smell of cyanide in the victim’s blood.
Although I still enjoyed the book there were times where I thought too much was not being explained enough, with only perhaps this is why, or perhaps this happened, but otherwise it was ok. I’ve read the previous Scarpetta novel ‘From Potter’s Field’ and I can see who the regular characters are. There is her colleague Pete Marino who is at times coarse, but who is a trusted friend of Scarpetta. Wesley is her affair lover who is now getting a divorce from his wife. And Lucy is her niece. Lucy is a recent FBI academy graduate who has a lesbian lover called Janet whose parents are not accepting of their relationship. I think these relationships will be further developed in the remaining novels in the series....more
An excellent read. I read the last three quarters of this book in a short period of time. I enjoyed it the most of the three in the series. Being a poAn excellent read. I read the last three quarters of this book in a short period of time. I enjoyed it the most of the three in the series. Being a pop book seems to give you the right to bag the book without worry. But I haven't got that luxury because I actually liked the book.
I liked the way it moved from scene to scene in short chapters, with a good amount of mystery. It contains some talk about religions, God(s), the bible, which was interesting.
I haven't watched the Da Vinci Code movie, so most of the time I wasn't picturing Robert Langdon as Tom Hanks, but every now and then I would. At one point I did think "That would be good for the movie" They seem to like explosions in Hollywood....more