Evie Cormac is a girl without a past. Six years ago, filthy and half starved, she was discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. She had lived for weeks in the murder house, sneaking out at night to steal food, hiding from the ‘faceless men’. Six years later, still unidentified and given a new name, this same girl is living in a secure children’s home when she launches a court action, demanding that she be released as an adult. Forensic psychologist, Cyrus Haven is called upon to decide if Evie is ready to go free, but he discovers a girl unlike anyone he's ever met. Damaged, destructive, and self-hating, yet possessed of a gift that makes her both fascinating and dangerous to be with—the ability to tell when someone is lying.
Meanwhile, Cyrus has another crime to investigate – the death of champion figure-skater Jodie Sheehan. The two cases are soon interwoven, drawing him into a world of secrets where nobody is telling the truth and only one person knows who's lying. Cleverly constructed, swiftly paced, and emotionally explosive, Good Girl, Bad Girl is the perfect thrilling summer read from the internationally bestselling author David Baldacci called “the real deal.”A new series. A new mystery. A new hero.
Praise for GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY starred review
'Haunting...Robotham expertly raises the tension as the action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope the complex Cyrus will return for an encore.'
BOOKLIST (starred review)
“Explosive...This sensitive, suspenseful mystery firmly establishes Robotham in the top ranks of psychological-thriller writers. And it cries out for a sequel.”
KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)
“It's the careful and often poignant interplay between Cyrus and Evie that elevates this consistently stellar yarn...Robotham is a master plotter at the top of his form, and readers will surely hope to see more of his complicated new characters.”
SHELF AWARENESS (starred review)
"Robotham's writing is achingly beautiful in Good Girl, Bad Girl. He shows the redemptive power of love and trust on broken people who don't know how to ask for help. He also digs deeply into how well-meaning adults can hijack the aspirations of adolescents, causing irreparable damage... An unlikely pair of broken people come together to solve the murder of a junior champion ice skater in this spellbinding thriller." --
NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS
"Good Girl, Bad Girl is an impeccable thriller with a plot that encompasses murder, incest, drugs, abuse, torture, sex--you name it, this book has it."
“Every chapter delivers an unpredictable development, while two storylines gradually come closer until they overlap, with violent consequences.”
GOOD WEEKEND (AUSTRALIA)
“A classic page-turner with a cracker ending.”
“Hugely entertaining, tick. Multifaceted, tick. Intelligent, tick. Start of a new series, tick, tick, tick… Good Girl, Bad Girl is a wow of a start to a new series that promises much indeed.”
BARRY FORESHAW – THE FINANCIAL TIMES
“Robotham delivers with a master’s touch.”
'This page-turning, emotional thriller keeps you thinking and guessing until the end.'