When You Are Mine

When You Are Mine : The No.1 bestselling thriller from the master of suspense

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From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Richard & Judy Summer 2021 Pick When She Was Good, comes a gripping new standalone thriller

Philomena McCarthy has defied the odds and become a promising young officer with the Metropolitan Police despite being the daughter of a notorious London gangster. Called to the scene of a domestic assault, she rescues a young woman, Tempe Brown, the girlfriend of a decorated detective. The incident is hushed up, but Phil has unwittingly made a dangerous enemy with powerful friends.

Determined to protect each other, the two women strike up a tentative friendship. Tempe is thoughtful and sweet and makes herself indispensable to Phil, but sinister things keep happening and something isn't quite right about the stories Tempe tells. When a journalist with links to Phil's father and to the detective is found floating in the Thames, Phil doesn't know where to turn, who to blame or who she can trust.


'An absolute master' Stephen King

'I love this guy's books' Lee Child

'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James

'Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching' Val McDermid

'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci

'He invests suspense with such a strong emotional pull. No one else comes close' Linwood Barclay

'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' The Times
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 30mm | 540g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780751581553
  • 131,638

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Robotham is quickly becoming the go-to author for the psychological thriller and this book, his 16th, is a superb example . . . He twists the knife with skill and precision
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Praise for When You Are Mine * - * No one does suspense better -- Stephen King Michael Robotham keeps upping his game. With each new book, I say it's his best. Well, THIS is his best -- Linwood Barclay Robotham is quickly becoming the go-to author for the psychological thriller and this book, his 16th, is a superb example . . . He twists the knife with skill and precision * Globe and Mail * A page-turner featuring a feisty heroine * Irish Independent * A heart-clutching psychological thriller * People * A twisty, turny, second-guessing great read with a killer ending * Herald Sun * A flawless and compassionate psychological thriller * Kirkus Reviews * Robotham delivers again with a pacey tale that ratchets up the tension and refuses to be put down * Courier Mail * All thrills and chills * Toronto Star * A nail-biter . . . Robotham tightens the screws on his sympathetic lead incrementally as the action builds to a satisfying climax * Publisher's Weekly * Robotham creates flesh and blood characters, and you won't forget Philomena McCarthy . . . A nail-biter * Peterborough Telegraph * Praise for Michael Robotham * - * An absolute master -- Stephen King I love this guy's books -- Lee Child Heart-stopping, heart-breaking and heart-wrenching -- Val McDermid Robotham is the real deal -- David Baldacci A writer of the highest class who can create terror from the commonplace and crush the breath out of you * Daily Mail * Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them -- Linwood Barclay He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul -- Peter James A highly skilled thriller writer * Daily Express * One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read * The Australian * Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before * Sydney Morning Herald *
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About Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham is a former feature writer and investigative reporter, who has worked in Britain, Australia and America.

His debut thriller, The Suspect, introduced clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and sold more than a million copies around the world. The nine-book series is being adapted for the screen by World Productions (makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard), starring Aidan Turner. Michael's standalone thriller The Secrets She Keeps has also been the basis of two BBC TV series.

He has twice won the prestigious UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel, as well as the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for When She Was Good, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick.

Michael lives in Sydney.
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