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Say You're Sorry (edition 2012)

by Michael Robotham

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Title:Say You're Sorry
Authors:Michael Robotham
Info:Sphere (2012), Hardcover
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Rating:****
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Review: Say You’re Sorry by Michael Robtham.

Robotham, once again creates a powerful suspense thriller, well written, great subject matter and intriguing developed characters. After the opening crime scene Robotham went on describing closely a real-life incidence of child abduction focusing on two teenage girls, Tash and Piper who had gone missing. For a while Robotham grafted confusion whether they ran away, was kidnapped or even if they were dead or alive. Days led to four years people wondered until the case went cold….with little evidence to go on, the police eventually assumed the girls to be dead and their disappearance soon fades away…..

The story starts out with a double murder in the same remote farmhouse in a place called Bingham which was home to one of the girls that had gone missing four years prior. Her family fell apart and moved away. The double murder took placed during a blizzard and they did apprehend a mentally unstable male suspect who claims he saw a girl running through the snow, being chased by a snowman which led to another crime scene discovered at a pond not far from the farmhouse. Near the surface of a frozen pond, a body was found and they wondered if this was also related in some way to the murders at the farmhouse. After the discovery that the dead woman at the pond was Tash (one of the girls that went missing four years prior) they ask crime-fighting psychologist Joesphe O’Loughlin, who is a part time advisor for the police to look into the case.

At this time Joe is also going through some rough times with his estranged wife, his teen-age daughter, and his increasing sever battle with Parkinson’s disease but he finds time to try and unravel the case of the two teenager’s who went missing a few years back and the fact of the remains of one of the girls is just now turning up as a recent homicide. As he was investigating he brought in his friend and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz to help him unfold the mysteries behind these two cases. The story has plenty of twist and turns to keep the pace inflamed and fascinating. With Joe and Ruiz as a team there was alluring and captivating moments throughout the story.

Tash’s character was portrayed as being more experience in life’s up and downs, she was sweet but cunning and she was the one who bravely tried to protect Piper. They were good friends, completely the opposite of each other, who were just going through a stage of teenage rebellion. They never thought they would end up in captivity and go through what they endured. As I read the story my emotions were deeply embedded within myself for these two girls. Near the end Piper came to realize that her life at home was a good life and the author wrote it in a way that hit home, almost like he was creating and sending a message to all teenagers and parents who picks up this book and reads to the end….An amazing story, heartfelt, yet exciting, reveling and spellbound…….

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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
The lives of a psychologist and a kidnapped girl eventually collide as he becomes involved in a police investigation that eventually leads to the discovery of what really happened when two teen aged girls named Piper and Tash disappeared. The story alternates between their points of view, starting with the psychologist, Joseph O'Loughlin, who is reluctantly agrees to assist a colleague in evaluating a man accused of murdering a young woman. That young woman turns out to be Tash McBain--who disappeared years earlier with her best friend Piper Hadley. Suddenly it turns out that Joseph is involved in a potential kidnapping investigation--one in which they may be running out of time to save Piper as they close in on her abductor. As the reader also hears from the captive Piper, the tension builds as it becomes more and more perilous for her.
I enjoyed listening to this, though it didn't much stick in my mind. ( )
  debs4jc | Apr 24, 2016 |
One day read - excellent - could not put it down ( )
  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
One day read - excellent - could not put it down ( )
  MarkPSadler | Jan 17, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this crime novel — especially the clinical psychologist character, Joe O’laughlin. The book is written from two perspectives — notes from one of the teenagers in captivity and the other from the clinical psychologist’s perspective — which, inevitably, converge at some point. The writing moves along at a good pace, is easy to read, with intriguing psychological dimensions. This is #6 in the Joseph O’Loughlin series and the first I have read. I’ll be reading the series from the beginning!
  spbooks | Dec 8, 2015 |
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"Ich bin mir des Augenblicks bewusst, in dem ichmich gerade befinde. Dies ist der Moment davor. Dies ist das Luftholen."Jon Bauer, Rocks in the Belly
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TWO MISSING GIRLS. TWO BRUTAL MURDERS. ALL CONNECTED TO ONE FARM HOUSE. WHO IS TO BLAME?

When pretty and popular teenagers Piper Hadley and Tash McBain disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the girls are never found.

Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash McBain once lived. A suspect is in custody, a troubled young man who can hear voices and claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman.

Convinced that Piper or Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, persuade the police to re-open the investigation. But they are racing against time to save the girls from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind...

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Joe O'Loughlin investigates the murder of a married couple during a horrible London blizzard, but does not believe that the prime suspect--a troubled young man who reported the killings but cannot explain why he was at the crime scene--is really the killer.… (more)

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