Watching You

Watching You New York Times bestselling author Michael Robotham brings us face to face with a manipulative psychopath who has destroyed countless lives and is about to claim one final victim Marnie Logan often fee

  • Title: Watching You
  • Author: Michael Robotham
  • ISBN: 9781847445261
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New York Times bestselling author Michael Robotham brings us face to face with a manipulative psychopath who has destroyed countless lives and is about to claim one final victim.Marnie Logan often feels like she s being watched a warm breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye that vanishes when she turns her head.She has reason to be frightened.New York Times bestselling author Michael Robotham brings us face to face with a manipulative psychopath who has destroyed countless lives and is about to claim one final victim.Marnie Logan often feels like she s being watched a warm breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye that vanishes when she turns her head.She has reason to be frightened Her husband Daniel has inexplicably vanished, and the police have no leads in the case Without proof of death or evidence of foul play, she can t access his bank accounts or his life insurance Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O Loughlin.O Loughlin is concerned by Marnie s reluctance to talk about the past and anxious to uncover what Marnie is withholding that could help with her treatment The breakthrough in Marnie s therapy and Daniel s disappearance arrives when Marnie shares with O Loughlin her discovery of the Big Red Book, a collage of pictures, interviews, and anecdotes from Marnie s friends and relatives that Daniel had been compiling as part of a surprise birthday gift.Daniel s explorations into Marnie s past led him to a shocking revelation on the eve of his disappearance Anyone who has ever gotten close to Marnie has paid an exacting price A cold blooded killer is eliminating the people in Marnie s life, and now that O Laughlin is a part of it, he is next in line.

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    1. The seventh book in the series and they just get better and better! Watching You is brilliant!I always enjoy the relationship between Joe and Ruiz and the fact that even though one has a chronic illness and the other is retired, they still work so well as a team. Some of the other characters are remarkable too especially Marnie. I spent most of the book wishing she was not such a hopeless case but when she changedThe story is smart and fast paced. Each chapter runs into the next one so it is nea [...]

    2. I’ve always enjoyed psychological thrillers so it's a little strange that I haven't read Michael Robotham before. Of course, my antipathy towards British based novels of any type may account for it. But I've over come this for Ian Rankin and William Boyd and I can now add another author to this diminutive list.This is the seventh in a series of books featuring clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin. It’s always a bit tricky picking up a series when a character has been long established bu [...]

    3. My friend, David, read and reviewed this book, which was his first Michael Robotham, and that review was the impetus that made me start the series. Thank you, David!This book continues the excellence I've seen in the previous books in the series. Robotham introduces a new character, Marnie Logan, and she becomes the main character. Much of the book is about letting the reader come to know her, her family, her thoughts, and her history. She is a patient of psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. When thing [...]

    4. The first book I've read by Robotham, and it definitely won't be the last. Loved it. The characters were interesting and well rounded, the plot kept me guessing with its excellent psychological mind play, and the writing style zipped along at a nice pace while still building plenty of atmosphere. I only discovered after reading that the book is part of a series, but that did not spoil my enjoyment of the book, which stood very well as a stand alone novel.

    5. I like mysteries but I rarely read those that are within a series. And yet, paradoxically…I’m a huge fan of the Australian crime writer, Michael Robotham and his Luis/O'Loughlin series. They are excellent psychological thrillers and I’ve enjoyed them all so far. This one is #7 in the sequence, which didn’t really matter because it was strong enough to stand on its own without having any knowledge of the previous books in the series.I listened to an audio of this novel. The narrator’s v [...]

    6. I was so thrilled when Michael Robotham’s latest book, Watching You, the seventh in the Joseph O’Loughlin series downloaded on my Kindle. The only thing that disappointed me about this fast-paced, edge of your seat, nail-biting and every other cliché I can conjure instalment, was that I finished it in one sitting. I simply could not put it down. Damn. Damn. Damn.The novel begins with Marnie Logan, a young, married woman with two children whose husband, Daniel, disappeared without a trace ov [...]

    7. Michael Robotham has done it again watching you was a real page turning Psychological thriller that kept me glued to each page finished the second half yesterday & could not put this down till it was finished having said that i really loved this story the characters were believable & well written the plot was well put together a lot of twists & turns one i never saw coming.Marnie Logan life fell apart after her husband Daniel went missing 12 months earlier she was at a low point in h [...]

    8. This series is a marvel, each book better than the last. Joe O'Laughlin is a psychiatrist who also suffers from early onset Parkinson disease, his medication helps stabilize his symptoms, but this makes him a very real character. IN this case he is treating Marnie, whose husband has recently gone missing after owing some money to a very bad man.He becomes, with ex-cop Ruiz, is Marnier's case and the reader is treated to some high tension suspense. So many revelations, twists and turns, that at t [...]

    9. Another fantastic Joe O'Loughlin book in a long line of brilliant thrillers from Michael Robotham. In fact. I have run out of superlatives to describe just how good this author, and this series is. In the words of Molly Meldrum, "Do yourself a favour", and get hold of a Michael Robotham book any way you can, and you will soon find out for yourself just how good at writing psychological thrillers this man is. 5+ stars

    10. Another masterful piece of storytelling by Mr Robotham!! This author is slowly becoming a favourite of mine! You begin each of his books innocently enough,gaining access to the myriad characters,their backgrounds and secrets and before long you find yourself meandering along a path where nothing is as it seems,polluted as it is by red herrings, invariable twists and turns!! Peppered with more than enough angst,you experience the unique tingle along your spine as you try,without much success,it m [...]

    11. 4.5 starsOK, so I am reading this series a little out of order. This being No. 7 - and I haven't read anything earlier yet. They are perfectly fine as a standalone book the series follows Joe O'Loughlin, a clinical psychologist who is often asked to help the police in various situations. Although, if I had realised earlier, I certainly would have tried to read them in order - purely to follow Joe's story.This book was slightly different in that the main character is Marnie, who is a patient of [...]

    12. Daniel had been missing for just over a year, and along with her daughter Zoe and son Elijah, Marnie Logan missed him dreadfully. But with every passing day she realized there was less chance of finding him alive; the police had been unable to come up with anything and he hadn’t accessed any of his normal day to day necessities. Feeling terribly depressed with the increasing struggle to find the money to live and raise her children, Marnie had resorted to seeing clinical psychologist Joe O’L [...]

    13. This is the seventh addition to the Victor Ruiz (retired cop)/Joe O’Loughlin (psychologist) series, who find themselves solving crimes law enforcement doesn’t have time for – or as in the later books of the series – the cops being simply too dense or unimaginative to perceive a crime has been committed, let alone solve it. The guest star in this episode – Marnie – is one of Joe’s patients and whom life is treating pretty much the way a baby treats a diaper. To make sure the reader [...]

    14. This was my first Robotham – and wow, consider me a fan! I finished it late at night, the second day after I picked it up, and I was emotionally exhausted and in complete awe of his writing. Just brilliant! Until it hit me that I was home alone and that I was genuinely creeped out! I already knew the premise which I was worried would ruin things for me, but it was still full of suspense, with twists that had me gasping in disbelief, questioning everyone’s motives.There’s a reason Robotham [...]

    15. A great thriller: fair literarly style, clever plot, good rhythm but unnecessary extensive, especially because the last twist is the less well done.Surprised but not totally convinced. I would let drop last 100 pages.

    16. I've been a long-time fan of Michael's work but 'Watching You' is something special. Just when I thought I was starting to understand what was going on, I'd turn a page and everything would change. It's said that the end of a crime/suspense thriller should have the reader looking back over the story and seeing it all in a whole new light, and that's exactly what I did. Michael's a true master of the genre, and this is the best book I've read in a long time.

    17. **4.5 stars**Marnie Logan often feels like she’s being watched. Nothing she can quite put her finger on — a whisper of breath on the back of her neck, or a shadow in the corner of her eye — and now her life is frozen. Her husband Daniel has been missing for more than a year. Depressed and increasingly desperate, she seeks the help of clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin.So I’m a huge fan of the Joe O’Loughlin books from Michael Robotham so I was very much looking forward to this one [...]

    18. NOTHING BEATS A ROBOTHAM THRILLERLast year, Michael Robotham’s book, “Say You’re Sorry” was the must-read bookamong my friends. Many of them stopped their lives for a few days while they read it, and some reading it in one sitting. It was so good that Stephen King named it in his top three reads for 2012. I wholeheartedly concur with the master of suspense. This is all to say that Michael Robotham comes highly recommended and writes a great story.He writes dark killer thrillers and “Wa [...]

    19. What a great book. Watching You is so full of unexpected twists and turns. The main character, Marnie Logan, is desperate to know what has happened to her husband who has disappeared with no trace. Police have nothing. When the murders of people who have crossed Marnie start to pile up, Marnie falls under suspicion, until her psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is possibly the only one left who believes in her.Marnie's history is complex. As more pieces of her troubled past emerge, even her psychologist [...]

    20. I'm such a fan of this author and I enjoy this particular series. So, I was surprised that this was not my favorite book. The second half was better than the first half. I wanted to walk away from it in the beginning. I just didn't like any of the characters and Joe had such a minor role as the author set up the crime. So the last half had Joe then trying to solve the crime. I love the layers to his stories, but this one felt overwritten and too long.

    21. Another fantastic Joe O'Loughlin book in a long line of brilliant thrillers from Michael Robotham. In fact. I have run out of superlatives to describe just how good this author, and this series is. In the words of Molly Meldrum, "Do yourself a favour", and get hold of a Michael Robotham book any way you can, and you will soon find out for yourself just how good at writing psychological thrillers this man is. 5+ stars

    22. The 7th book in the Joseph O’Loughlin series by Michael Robotham.What a great read, I was so gripped by this novel that I almost read it straight through in one sitting.Lots of twists and turns and just when you think you have worked it out it twists again. I enjoyed it that much I instantly started another one of his novels.

    23. I loathed this book but read to the end with some skimming throughout so it moved from a one to two star. So sick of inept police, so many near misses and problems on top of problems and more. Illnesses, adultery, addictions, no redeeming events at all. And for heavens sake, seven books in, either get Joe back with his wife or give that storyline up all together, I am sick of it.

    24. WATCHING YOU. (2013). Michael Robotham. ***1/2.This was the first novel I’ve read by this author – an acclaimed writer of ‘thrillers.’ As you might suspect from the title, this work is about a stalker, but not an ordinary stalker. This is a stalker who not only watches his prey as much as possible, but one who makes sure that he manages to protect her from the evils that exist in the world. The object of his fixation is a young single mother with two children. Her husband had disappeared [...]

    25. It’s possible that I think this is Robotham’s best book because I bought and started it in the sunshine of the Bryon Bay Writer’s festival (good weather has this effect on me) and because we were staying at the same hotel as the Robotham’s and spoke to them on the bus as well as enjoying his panels. But I don’t think so.This book grabbed me from the first page and didn’t let go until the very last line. Marnie is a likeable character and we agonise for her as the situation she is in [...]

    26. Ein packender, beklemmender Psychothriller mit Grusel erzeugender Spannung und überraschenden Wendungen, die zumindest mich mit offenem Mund zurückließen. Ein komplexer, undurchschaubarer Plot, ein sympathisches Psychologen/Detektiv Duo und eine verzweifelte Frau die mit dem Schicksal kämpft, das ihr serviert worden ist. Jetzt freue ich mich sehr auf den nächsten Band »Der Schlafmacher« den ich gleich mitgekauft habe.Zur Rezension:lesenist/erloese-mich-jose

    27. I guess you must be a fan or maybe I am not in a holiday frame of mind but this book bored me and I just lost interest half way through. The main character comes across as quite stupid and I honestly did not care about her or any of the other characters. But I think I am alone here as others love it!

    28. Ganze 5 Sterne waren es diesmal nicht, eher 4,5. Aber ich liebe einfach die Fälle von Michael Robotham! Bei jedem Buch ist das Ende so überraschend! ♥♥♥

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