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The Suspect by Michael Robotham
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Jul 10, 2012

it was amazing

I liked this first book better than "Lost", Robotham's second. What makes a good thriller? It has to be a page turner. It has to have the right "building to a crescendo" rhythm, and the "most exciting part" must be exciting, and extended. It has to have an air of gritty authenticity. The evil ones must get their just deserts, and the virtuous theirs (the ones left alive, anyway), and leave no strings untied (one of my issues with "Lost"). It has to raise my pulse, but I don't really want to have nightmares (a fine balance, I suppose). If I can remember the book a week after I read it, so much the better!

Between Lost and Suspect, Robotham has created two protagonists, the detective Ruiz, and the psychologist Joe, who, while unlikely colleagues, are really interesting people. I love the way they think and act and interact. In my reading history, each has had a first person book, so I can't wait to see what they do in Robothan's third.

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