Book Review

In an incredibly complex murder case of a former acquaintance, psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin has both his perfect professional life and his personal life completely rattled. Throughout Michael Robotham’s thrilling crime story The Suspect, we follow our protagonist O’Loughlin in a journey full of twists and turns in order to repair his slowly deteriorating relationships and reputation.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book due to Robotham’s ability to slowly reveal information and constantly make the reader feel as if they are coming closer to a conclusion, just to be bombarded with another plot twist. Furthermore, once O’Loughlin figures out who is behind the murder, Robotham neatly ties up all the given facts leaving the reader questioning the genius behind the murder and the genius of Robotham himself.

The only slight thing I personally disliked about the book was the fact that it was structured and split into three parts which weren’t particularly different in style, perspective or setting. I feel that this decision was unnecessary, but it doesn’t affect the enjoyment and exhilaration of the adventure.

Overall, Michael Robotham’s The Suspect is an amazing book which I would recommend to anyone over the age of 13. Fortunately, this is just the first book in a series of nine and I have already started reading the second one. I rate this book a 9.5/10 and can’t wait to continue reading this series.


Kyle Tran Year 11

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