When You are Mine

Philomena’s new friend wants to be just like her…for as long as they both shall live

Philomena McCarthy – a dedicated young officer – has  defied the odds to join the Metropolitan Police despite because her father is notorious London gangster.

Called to the scene of a domestic assault, she rescues a bloodied young woman, Tempe Brown, the mistress 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.

“A heart-clutching psychological thriller.”


“Robotham maintains an air of excruciating suspense in this plot-driven tale.”

Katherine A. Powers, The Washington Post

“Excellent and totally entertaining. . . . No one does suspense better.”

Stephen King

“[An] expertly paced first-person narrative. . . . Sidestepping all the clichés—the tough-girl humor is perfectly pitched and never overdone—the novel is as psychologically nuanced and emotionally engaging as it is suspenseful. . . . A flawless and compassionate psychological thriller.”

Kirkus (starred review)

“An engaging first-person narrative with a surprise twist at the end.”