The Other Wife

A Secret Wife. A Secret Life. A Killer Who Knows.

Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been happily married for sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.

This is what their son, Joe O’Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to a hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at William’s bedside, covered in his blood? Is she a friend, a mistress, a fantasist or a killer?

Against the advice of the police, Joe launches his own investigation, discovering a different side to William O’Loughlin and coming to terms with his own grief, but sometimes the truth comes at a price.

Joe O’Loughin’s last case is his most personal.

“The Other Wife is one giant, delicious maze, with twists and turns at every page… a nail-biting psychological thriller, totally addictive from the very first page…We recommend you grab a nice glass of red, some chocolate and settle into a comfy armchair for a night of superb, uninterrupted reading.”

Better Reading, Australia

“A past master at misdirection…he demonstrates the full range of his skills here.”

Crime Fiction Lover

“As always, even Robotham’s most extraordinary stories have their basis in the kinds of things people really do…At its heart, The Other Wife is all about what it means to be a father. It’s also a book about coming to terms with the past in ways that allow us to move on.”

The Age

“Robotham is one of the finest crime novelists on the planet. Whether writing standalone novels or novels centred on his recurring character, clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin, Robotham grips the reader from the first page to the last.”