Good Girl, Bad Girl
A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won’t tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesn’t appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA can’t be matched to an identity.
Six years later, still unidentified, she is living in a secure childre...more
“He’ll be following the police investigation closely, frightened and appalled, but also fascinated, which means he could return to the scene as an onlooker, or bystander. Look for his face in the crowd. He’s somewhere close by. Watching.”
3 1/2 stars. Good Girl, Bad Girl is an entertaining mystery with complex characters and a number of thrills to keep the pacing up. I saw pretty much everything coming* (view spoiler)[though that one twist about Terry was well done (hide spoiler)], but I thin ...more
Let’s start with five hundred stars because anyone read this book can easily fall in love with those characters, five thousand, five million, I think I heard five billion, whaaat red haired crazy woman raised her hand and raised to five trillion, SOLD to five trillion starts to this year’s best crime, evilish, mind bending, grey cell killing, agitating and surprising book!
Yes, I was the crazy re ...more
“Good Girl, Bad Girl” is Michael Robotham’s Best Novel to Date.
“Evie Cormac” has been in a care home for quite some time. She never talks to anyone and no one knows of her real identity. Dubbed “Angel Face” she was found hiding in a home where police believed she was held captive for years.
Cyrus Haven is a Forensic Psychologist who works for the police. He is also hired to assist at the care home where Evie is living to a ...more
Murderers, Truth Wizards, and A Girl Named Angel Face all come together in Good Girl, Bad Girl!
Good Girl, Bad Girl is a complex and compelling character-driven mystery about a girl with a mysterious past and the forensic psychologist who takes her under his wing (no pun intended--if you have read this book you will understand!).
When a teenage superstar figure skater turns up dead, Cyrus, a forensic psychologist who assists the police, is brought in to help with the investigation. ...more
4 ½ stars for this stellar thriller. This is by far one of the best psychological thrillers that I have read all year. It has a complicated, twisty plot that will keep you guessing up until the very last pages. There are a multitude of characters that all have secrets. The characters are well developed and unique, yet, for the most part, still believable. There are many mysteries to solve and characters to unveil. I’ve never read this author before but this book was highly rec ...more
A multi-layered plot with fascinating characters.
The latest from Micheal Robotham is a crime/police-procedural story that introduces Cyrus Haven, a psychologist with a disturbing and heart-breaking past. The camaraderie between Cyrus and his patient added sentiment.
The writing is compelling and the crimes are gritty. The characters are all flawed and mysterious. There are many surprises and a character with a special gift that she calls a curse . This one kept me guessing and page tur ...more
Lately, thrillers have been hit or miss for me. Maybe more miss. Well thriller fans, let me inform you, this was that perfect thriller that I’ve been searching for all year! Straight to my favorite shelf!
Evie Cormac is a young girl who’s been a ward of the court for years. With a hidden past, she has no proof of her real name, birthday, parents or even where she’s from. When she petitions the system to release her as ...more
One dead teenage girl, another with no past and one psychologist trying to uncover the truth.
Cyrus Haven is a psychologist with a troubled past. His demons are definitely simmering beneath the surface and made him a fascinating character. Cyrus is called in to offer his expertise on two different cases. A fellow doctor reaches out for help with a particularly troublesome patient - Evie/Angel ...more
Robotham is off to a great start with his fist book in the Cyrus Haven series!!!
A young woman who knows when someone is lying or telling the truth, a forensic psychologist with a painful past, a murdered high school ice skating champion are all it takes for Robotham to knock it out of the ballpark!
Forensic Psychologist has his hands full. He had been asked by a friend to meet Evie Cormac, formerly dubbed “Angel Face," by the media. She was found as a child, filthy, small for her age, in ...more
Chapter 23 is some of the best description and writing I’ve seen in a long time.
With great deliberation multiple suspects are revealed just when I thought I knew whodunit. This ...more
Meanwhile, he’s also helping an investigation into the death of a young girl, a Junior Ice Skating Champion.
The book is extremely well written. It’s not often I highlight phrases in a mystery, but I found myself d ...more
Cyrus Haven is a psychologist with a past. He consults with the local police department as they are investigating the murder of a teenage figure skater. Around this same time, he is brought in to study a young woman, called Evie, who is currently in a juvie hall. Evie has an extremely troubled history and has the unique ability to tell if people are lying or being truthful.
I found the story line initially interesting. I love a good procedural involving a psychologist with a past! Yes! ...more
Cyrus is also consulting on a dis ...more
There are two major characters in this British novel written by an Aussie: Cyrus Haven who is a forensic psychologist and Evie Cormac, a most troubled older teenager living in a high-security children’s home. The POV alternates between these two highly likeable peopl ...more
A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Six years later, still unidentified and now the court as her caretaker, she is living in a secure children’s home with a new name: Evie Cormac. Psychologist Cyrus Haven must determine if Evie is ready to go free. Me ...more
GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL (Cyrus Haven #1) by MICHAEL ROBOTHAM is a suspenseful, intriguing, dark, disturbing, and slow-burn mystery/thriller that immediately drew me in. I was totally invested in this story and couldn’t put it down.
MICHAEL ROBOTHAM delivers a complex, character-driven, multi-layered, compelling, and mysterious story here with fascinating and great characters.
I absolutely loved the dynamics between our two main characters here with Cyrus and Evie. Both ch ...more
Psychologist Cyrus Haven is given a new case, that of the volatile Evie Cormac, a young lady who was discovered hiding in a house a few years previous with a dead and mutilated body by her side. She refuses to say who she is, how old she is, or where she came from before being discovered. She is now a ...more
A well crafted and well written thriller with complex and entertaining characters that keeping you turning the pages
My second novel by Michael Robothan, my first being The Secrets She Keeps which I thoroughly enjoyed.
“Evil Cormac is the girl with no past. Six years ago she was discovered filthy and starved , hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Cyrus Haven is A forensic psychologist with the Nottingham police and has been brought in to investigate the murder ...more
I know the jittery, crawling sensation that ripples down my spine whenever I feel the weight of eyes upon me. Searching my face. Trying to recognize me. And no matter how m ...more
Good Girl Bad Girls a complex novel about a murdered figure skating champion Jodie Sheehan who was found brutally murdered & sexually assaulted on a popular walkway forensic psychologist is br ...more
There's a lot of hanging strings in this book but that's because there going to be a book 2,but what we do get is definitely setting book 2 up for a roller coaster of a ride.
There's two different stories going on in this a murder and and a young girl in a young people's unit( with no real identity 😬) but they are woven together really well and easily.
This book I found was extremely har ...more
excellent to the very last drop! 5★'s
Now available! Book one in the forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven series!
“Which one is she?” I ask, leaning closer to the observation window.
“Blond. Baggy sweater. Sitting on her own.”
“And you’re not going to tell me why I’m here?”
“I don’t want to influence your decision.”
“What am I deciding?”
“Just watch her.”
I look again at the group of teenagers, girls and boys. Most are wearing jeans and long tops w ...more
Cyrus Haven is a criminal psychologist who consults part-time for the Nottinghamshire Police and has been called into an investigation of the murder of a 15 year old skating star, Jodie Sheehan. She disappeared after going to the local fireworks night with her cousin and her body was found the next day by a local brook. As Cyrus and the police start to map Jodie's movements tha ...more
So he is very thankful when I find a book I like. He just became one of your biggest fans Michael Robotham.
This book involves two young girls. One is a figure skater who is just perfect ...more
Holy freaking crap This book is everything my crime loving heart desired. It reminded so much of my favorite BBC shows - Luther, Broadchurch, Hinterland, and Marcella. There’s something so amazingly complex and effortless about this story. From the characters to the case to the cliffhanger! UGH. READ IT NOW!
Here’s a synopsis: Evie Cormac has a ...more
This was only my second book by Michael Robotham but I can say that his writing style is right up my street. I find that even thrillers I really like often have dull passages I want to skim through, but that was NOT the case here. Good Girl Bad Girl was a riveting and totally compulsive read from start to finish. The characters are interesting and unusual a ...more
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For the next fourteen years he worked for newspapers in Australia, Europe, Africa and America. As a senior feature write ...more