Suspect The hunter becomes the hunted when an expert consultant in a baffling murder case becomes the prime suspect in Michael Robotham s stunning debut thriller At forty two psychiatrist Joe O Loughlin seem

  • Title: Suspect
  • Author: Michael Robotham
  • ISBN: 9780307275479
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Suspect

    The hunter becomes the hunted when an expert consultant in a baffling murder case becomes the prime suspect in Michael Robotham s stunning debut thriller.At forty two, psychiatrist Joe O Loughlin seems to have it all a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, an adoring daughter But Joe s snug, happy world is crumbling Recently diagnosed with Parkinson s disease, he s dreadThe hunter becomes the hunted when an expert consultant in a baffling murder case becomes the prime suspect in Michael Robotham s stunning debut thriller.At forty two, psychiatrist Joe O Loughlin seems to have it all a thriving practice, a beautiful wife, an adoring daughter But Joe s snug, happy world is crumbling Recently diagnosed with Parkinson s disease, he s dreading the inevitable and all too palpable deterioration of his body and mind Then, when the police ask for his help in solving the brutal murder of a woman they assume is a prostitute, he s horrified to recognize the victim as a nurse he once worked with, and with whom he had a bit of a past As Joe begins to suspect that one of his patients may be responsible, the police zero in on him.Michael Robotham possesses the rare ability to create fully believable characters, fashion terrific dialogue, and generate nonstop suspense Suspect is a powerhouse first novel, intricately crafted and chillingly authentic.

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    1. Christine

      4 .5 starsI’ve had Michael Robotham’s Suspect, book #1 of the Joseph O’Loughlin series, on my radar for a couple of years and finally decided to give it a go. Two thumbs up! Suspect gets off to a banging start and kept me glued to the pages throughout. The story is told in first person narrative from O’Loughlin’s point of view. Since he is a psychologist, we get considerable psychological insight, not only into Joe’s head, but also in his take on some of his patients, particularly th [...]

    2. Mary Beth

      I am going to rate this 4.5 stars, only because it was a little slow in the beginning. I was at about 30% then the action started and it was a rollercoaster ride. This is the first book in the Joseph O'Loughlin Series. I will surely be reading more of his books. This book was so hard to put down. I am serious. I recommend this to all thriller lovers.London psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is a family man who has just received some devastating news about his health. Joe is at a meeting providing couns [...]

    3. Brenda

      Michael Robotham has a new fan! This was a very satisfying read!Joe O'Laughlin is married, has an 8 year old daughter, is a psychologist, and was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Joe gets involved in the investigation of the murder of a hooker, but eventually DI Vincent Ruiz comes to think of Joe as a suspect. Well, THE suspect.I really enjoy books centered on an ordinary guy getting himself into extraordinary circumstances. Joe doesn't always do the right thing and he makes a fair n [...]

    4. PattyMacDotComma

      5★“it’s strange the things that occur to you at times like this. I suddenly remember a line my father used to quote to me whenever I was in trouble: ‘Don’t say anything unless you can improve on the silence.’”And he was in trouble. Joe O’Loughlin is a psychologist who keeps trying to explain to the police why he’s been turning up in the wrong place at the wrong time. And why people who have an association with him are turning up dead.Detective Inspector Ruiz is considering Joe [...]

    5. Zoeytron

      Someone is playing head games with psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. The doctor doesn't like easy answers, he thinks they are usually wrong. He's right. Known for his keen powers of perception, Joe is called on to consult on a murder investigation. As the spectre of his recently diagnosed Parkinson's Disease begins its insidious control of his body, his mind works overtime as he finds himself with closer ties to the killing than he ever imagined.

    6. Maureen DeLuca

      A solid 4 1/2 star read- but because this was a new author - and and author that I found out about from a wonderful Aussie Group I just had to bring it up to a 5 star read! Suspect is the first in the Joseph O'Loughlin series-and it was a good one for sure. The book was a bit long , and perhaps it could have been trimmed down just a bit- but at no time was I 'rolling my eyes' or getting impatient where I just skimmed thru it to get to the next chapter. Joseph O'Loughlin - a psychologist is someo [...]

    7. Lisa

      4.5 stars I came across this series a few years ago with Say You're Sorry which I absolutely loved & immediately put him on my radar. then read a few more that's when I knew I had to go back to the beginning, having said that I think for me this started out a bit slow picked up at about 35% there was a lot of dialogue that I found wasn't needed but other than that I liked this one.Suspect gets off to a cracking start when Psychologist Joe Oloughlin a family man hears the news that he has Par [...]

    8. Sharon

      Psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin and wife, Julianne are happily married and have a young daughter named Charlie. Life had been going along really well for the family until, Joe is diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Joe does as much research as he can on the disease, but not wanting to tell anyone about it until he can come to terms with it himself. The body of a young woman is found with stab wounds and at first it is thought she is a prostitute. Joe is asked to help find out who the victim is an [...]

    9. David Staniforth

      Some time back I read a more recent book of this series Watching You, not taking note of it being part of a serialization. The book worked perfectly well as a stand alone, and I loved it. More recently, I read, Life or Death and loved that too. Therein, I decided to go right to the beginning and read Robotham’s first book. Guess what? I loved it.Some reviews mention that the main character's actions are implausible and that he isn’t a very likeable person, and that may be true on both counts [...]

    10. Brenda

      Psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin feels like his perfect life is unravelling faster than the clock is ticking. His friend Jock, a doctor, has just diagnosed him as having Parkinson’s Disease, and Joe is shattered. He closes in on himself, not talking to his wife, Julianne, making her unsure about him, and what is happening. His beautiful daughter, 8 year old Charlie, senses something is wrong…When a young woman is found with multiple stab wounds that appear to be self-inflicted, Joe is horrif [...]

    11. Janet

      I have a couple of friends here on GR to thank for highly recommending and encouraging me to read this series. Namely Brenda and David so thanks guys!!Joe O'Loughlin is a happily married psychologist with an 8 year old daughter. Things generally are going well for him until he receives the devastating news that he has Parkinson's Disease. It's a massive blow that throws him completely off balance. The mutiliated body of a nurse has been discovered and O'Loughlin is asked to consult by DI Ruiz. [...]

    12. Phrynne

      This was my first book by this author and it will certainly not be my last. The story was gripping from the first page to the last. In fact even when it appeared to be finished the author came up with one last totally unexpected plot twist. The book was well written and the characters were honestly portrayed with all their bad as well as good characteristics. There were no heroes, just normal people struggling with abnormal situations. I enjoyed it very much and look forward to the next book in [...]

    13. Carolyn

      Over the years I've read most of Michael Robotham's Joe O'Loughlin series (in somewhat random order as they were uncovered in second hand bookshops) but I don't think I've ever read this first in the series before. It was interesting to go back and see where it all started, where Ruiz and Joe first meet and Joe first becomes involved in solving crime cases. However, in this first novel Joe is very much a suspect himself as a former patient is murdered and some of the evidence points towards him. [...]

    14. Emma

      Excellent! Another great series (found by you lot years ago, no doubt!) and by Michael Robotham no less. I couldn’t put Life or Death down either, so there’s something about his writing.This was set in the UK and the main character is a psychologist. We are taken on a twisty journey threatening to throw his entire life and everything he holds dear down the pan. I was amazed to discover this author isnt himself a Brit, as London is really well written about.I will definitely be continuing wit [...]

    15. Maja (The Nocturnal Library)

      It's very hard to like a book when you hate the main character. Joseph O’Loughlin is a shining example of everything I despise. He is self-centered, whiny, deceitful, unprofessional and weak. In short, he’s a lying, cheating bastard. Postmodern fiction is full of antiheroes, but most of them have one redeeming quality you can hold on to. Joe has none. Robotham stripped him of anything a reader could like. The only thing left is the fact that he has Parkinson’s desease. I’m ashamed to adm [...]

    16. Kylie

      London psychiatrist Joseph O'Loughlin seems to have the perfect life. He has a beautiful wife, an adoring daughter, and a thriving practice to which he brings great skill and compassion. But he's also facing a future dimmed by Parkinson's disease. And when he's called in on a gruesome murder investigation, he discovers that the victim is someone he once knew. Unable to tell the police what he knows, O'Loughlin tells one small lie which turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. Suddenly, h [...]

    17. Mary

      Dear Reader,This is the first book in the Joe O'Loughlin series,and as such,introduces us to the man,his family,home life and friends. A clinical psychologist who receives a devastating health diagnosis,Joe is very much portrayed as an 'everyday' guy,one whose human frailties have seen him make mistakes and,as a result,finds himself and his immediate family paying the ultimate price. This was an intriguing read,centred on a certain Bobby Moran and his impulsive actions,lapsed memories and a scar [...]

    18. Sarah Monreau

      Für mich war dieses Buch nett erzählt, aber sicher kein Psychothriller. Schon gar kein Thriller in irgendeiner Form. Es war weder enorm spannend noch sonst wie actionreich, im Grunde genommen müsste man das Genre hier als psychologischen Roman betiteln. Denn ja, mit Psychologie hatte es mehr oder minder viel zu tun, mit einem Thriller aber nicht, höchstens mit einem Krimi. Es war somit eher enttäuschend, da ich hier ewig darauf wartete, dass es endlich spannend wird, was nicht passiert war. [...]

    19. Gary

      Having read his latest novel which I really enjoyed, I decided to read the series from the start with 'Suspect'. I did enjoy it but I didn't think that it was up to the same standard as his recent novel.I found the plot a little bit predictable but the novel does succeed in setting the foundations for a very good series of books.

    20. Krystal

      I was going to give this 3 stars, but I think that's just being far too generous. The blurb starts by saying our protagonist, Joseph O'Loughlin, seems to have the perfect life. Then a body turns up and everything starts to get complicated.The book is divided into three parts, and the first part is boooooorrrrring. It talks about the 'perfect life' and is incredibly dull. I mean, the body turns up pretty much straight away but then we hear all about Joe's daily routine and his perfect wife and pe [...]

    21. Donna

      HmmmmI have a difficult time reading books in which not one character is appealing. Especially when the main character whom we are supposed to sympathize with is an admitted adulterer. I wanted to like Joe. He has been dealt a raw deal, learning he has Parkinson's Disease. But I found myself not caring what happened to him as the story wore on. And wear on, it did, from one preposterous circumstance to the next. I don't even want to waste one more minute thinking about it, so I will just say, pr [...]

    22. Kim Ebner

      A great page turner. This was my first read by this author and I'm happy to say that I'll definitely be buying the next book in the series. Lots of action, characters to love and hate and a good plot. All together a very good read. Definitely recommended.

    23. Claudiu D.

      Ideea romanului pare slabuta, dar executia este ok. Doar ok. Totodata, nu as incadra romanul ca thriller psihologic. Daca un psiholog este personajul principal si sunt cateva deductii psihologice asta nu face cartea un roman psihologic. Ce m-a enervat si obosit este structura fiecarui capitol. Toate inceputurile de capitol sunt ceva de genul: X spunea ca; Florile rosii se refera laAveam impresia ca personajul principal incearca sa se dea mare, sa ne arate cate stie el si, in plus, sa para destep [...]

    24. Karen Brooks

      Having read Michael Robotham’s Joe ‘O’Loughlin books our of order (I literally read Say You’re Sorry, the latest, first – and loved it – see earlier review), I found I didn’t enjoy this first in the series as much as I feel I probably should.Don’t get me wrong – this is a tautly written, gripping thriller that takes you on a roller-coaster ride as we’re introduced to the recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s, psychologist, Joe O’Loughlin. Dealing with this advancing neurolo [...]

    25. Kokila Gupta

      The book is not a Crime Classic but is pleasingly different from its contemporaries. While sharing many common threads with other contemporary crime fictions (murders can't be done much differently eh!) it offers an interesting scenario with a finely etched cast of characters and nuanced narration of their behaviour. Remember,it was translated in 22 languages.Mercifully, the people in the book act and speak responsibly according to their parts and do not provide unbelievably out-of-character sor [...]

    26. LJ

      SUSPECT (Psy. Suspense-Joe O’Loughlin-England-Cont) – VGRobotham, Michael – StandaloneDoubleday, 2005, US Hardcover – ISBN: 1582881294First Sentence: From the pitched slate roof of the Royal Marsden Hospital, if you look between the chimney pots and TV aerials, you see more chimney pots and TV aerials.The police have asked psychologist Joe O’Loughlin for help solving the murder they suspect to be a prostitute. Joe not only recognizes the woman, they had a brief relationship. Joe suspec [...]

    27. Tony

      SUSPECT. (2005). Michael Robotham. *****.This is the first stand-alone novel by this Australian writer. It will have you turning pages as if in a hypnotized state until you reach the end. The writer tells the story of a psychologist who becomes embroiled in the death of a young woman with whom he once had a passing relationship. As he attempts to help law enforcement with additional information, he finds himself becoming more and more the focus of the investigation – a person of interest. As t [...]

    28. Cheryl

      Well-written crime novel, the first in a series featuring psychologist Joe O'Laughlin and set in England. In this book, Joe's just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. He has to deal with his changing health, along with helping the police solve the murder of a woman - someone Joe comes to recognize from his past. I liked how the author made Joe seem real and flawed, not a perfect hero. He makes mistakes, both in his personal life and in solving the crime. The book started out a little slow, [...]

    29. Msjodi777

      Wow! I really don't know how I discovered this author, but I have to admit that Suspect by Michael Robotham absolutely blew me away. I couldn't stop listening. I don't normally care for first person stories, but this one, with all the different things going on in Joe's life, it was almost like you were going mad with him. Of course, he did do a few things, that were pretty stupid, and I'm thinking: "I can't believe that fool did that!" But as things unfold, the plot gets more and more convoluted [...]

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