Bleed for Me

Bleed for Me

Michael Robotham / Mar 30, 2020

Bleed for Me Ray Hegarty a highly respected former detective lies dead in his daughter Sienna s bedroom She is found covered in his blood Everything points to her guilt but psychologist Joe O Loughlin isn t con

  • Title: Bleed for Me
  • Author: Michael Robotham
  • ISBN: 9781847442192
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ray Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna s bedroom She is found covered in his blood Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O Loughlin isn t convinced.Fourteen year old Sienna is the best friend of Joe s daughter, and he has watched her grow up and seen the troubled look in her eyes Against the advice of the policeRay Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna s bedroom She is found covered in his blood Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O Loughlin isn t convinced.Fourteen year old Sienna is the best friend of Joe s daughter, and he has watched her grow up and seen the troubled look in her eyes Against the advice of the police, he launches his own investigation, embarking upon a hunt that will lead him to a predatory schoolteacher, a conspiracy of silence and a race hate trial that is captivating the nation.

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      • Michael Robotham

        Edgar finalist and Gold Dagger winning author, Michael Robotham was born in Australia in November 1960 and grew up in small country towns that had dogs than people and flies than dogs He escaped in 1979 and became a cadet journalist on an afternoon newspaper in Sydney.For the next fourteen years he worked for newspapers in Australia, Europe, Africa and America As a senior feature writer for the UK s Mail on Sunday he was among the first people to view the letters and diaries of Czar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra, unearthed in the Moscow State Archives in 1991 He also gained access to Stalin s Hitler files, which had been missing for nearly fifty years until a cleaner stumbled upon a cardboard box that had been misplaced and misfiled.In 1993 he quit journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and showbusiness personalities to write their autobiographies Twelve of these non fiction titles have been bestsellers with combined sales of than 2 million copies.His first novel THE SUSPECT , a psychological thriller, was chosen by the world s largest consortium of book clubs as only the fifth International Book of the Month , making it the top recommendation to 28 million book club members in fifteen countries It has been translated into twenty two, including some he s barely heard of.His second novel THE DROWNING MAN first published as LOST won the Ned Kelly Award for the Crime Novel of the Year in 2005, given by the Australian Crime Writers Association It was also shortlisted for the 2006 Barry Award for the BEST BRITISH NOVEL published in the US in 2005.Michael s subsequent novels THE NIGHT FERRY and SHATTER were both shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in the UK in 2007 and 2008 SHATTER went on to win the 2008 Ned Kelly Award for Australia s best crime novel and was also shortlisted in the inaugural ITV3 Thriller Awards and for South Africa s Boeke Prize SAY YOU RE SORRY was shortlisted for the 2013 Gold Dagger by the CWA judges and his stand alone novel LIFE OR DEATH won the 2015 CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year.His latest book CLOSE YOUR EYES will be published in 2015 and 2016 Michael has recently swapped his pit of despair basement office on Sydney s northern beaches for a cabana of cruelty where he funds the extravagant lifestyles of a wife and three daughters.


    1. Now that was good. That was very, very good! I am developing quite a taste for Joe O'Loughlin despite his Parkinson's Disease and the fact that he can't seem to move on from his soon to be ex wife. Try harder Joe! She's not really worth it.I found it very hard to put this book down and when I did it cried for me to pick it up again! There was so much going on and so many wonderful characters. I spent the whole book hoping that Ruiz would survive to the end. He is hilarious. I am not going to quo [...]

    2. Another Robotham book that kept me spellbound! I stayed up reading into the wee hours last night, even though I knew there was too much book left to finish it. I got up this morning, fed the cats, picked the book up and didn't put it down until I was done.While the effects of Parkinson's are getting worse for Joe's body, his mind is also in turmoil. His personal life is in shambles, and he's basically living in limbo because he still loves his wife, Julianne. As personal and professional stresse [...]

    3. Joe O’Loughlin’s title of psychologist meant he understood the human mind – mostly. But sometimes even he couldn’t work out what made criminals tick. And with “Mr Parkinson” in residence, ruling his life 24/7, he wondered how much longer he would have control. Parkinson’s disease had taken over Joe’s life gradually – his separation from the wife he’d loved for over twenty years was much quicker. But they were still friends; Joe still had hopes of reconciliation between them. [...]

    4. A compelling read spoiled because the author broke the golden rule - never kill the frigging dog! Having an animal tortured and not showing much reaction is unnecessary and upsetting. I enjoy Robotham's work and, apart from the dog episode, this was was cleverly put together. I get a bit peeved with Joe lamenting after his family. He does need to man up and confront the issue instead of letting his wife make the running. I have a feeling that if he wanted her less, she'd be back with him in a he [...]

    5. Michael Robotham You have managed to pull me right into another Joseph O'loughlan Novel that kept me up late last night to finish it. Was unputdownable & had enough twists to sink a ship you are a master of your craft.Former Detective Ray Hegarty is found murdered in his daughter Sienna's bedroom she is found covered in blood everything is pointed in her direction but Psychologist Joe O'loughlan is not convinced.14 year old Sienna is Joe's daughters best friend Joe has watched her grow up &a [...]

    6. Too many ingredients, but no eggs; thus, this cake fell flatThis was my second book to read involving O'Loughlin (a police psychologist). It didn't click for me as did the 1st book I read, Shatter (the 3rd in the series). The story was not nearly as suspenseful, though it did keep me interested for about 3/4 of the novel. The author appeared to mix in too many ingredients, with an eye toward a story told on a grander scale that would require at least another 100 pages. It seemed that, after the [...]

    7. You've done it again Mr Robotham - managed to keep me up more half the night reading another of your unputdownable Joseph O'Loughlin thrillers. Thoroughly enjoyable read from start to finish!

    8. I just can't get enough of Michael Robotham's character Joseph O'Loughlin. This is my forth book in a row and, so far, there has been no disappointments. At its most basic, this story is about a teacher of high standing in the community who just happens to be lecherous, grooming paedophile. When Joe's daughter Charlie's best friend get involved with this low life, things get pretty sordid very quickly. Of course Joe gets involved and with the help of his one time protagonist now friend Ex D.I. R [...]

    9. This is a SOLID 4 star read- but being that I stared with book number 1 Suspect (which was amazing!) I am bumping this read to a 5 star. If you have not stared this series- you are missing out for sure! Great characters, great story lines and all around great writing

    10. I'm on a bit of a Michael Robotham thrillerbinge at the moment: read my first one (Say You're Sorry) last week, and just finished this one yesterday. This is the stronger of the two, and I'm looking forward to reading more Robotham in the coming days.There's nothing startlingly original about what Robotham's doing here - these are just good, meaty, crime thrillers with plenty of local and character detail. (Not quite as "literary" as Rankin at his peak, but a cut above your average crime writer. [...]

    11. Sienna, best friend of Joe’s daughter Charlie is the victim of a predatory school teacher - hitting too close to home, Joe and Ruiz set out to expose the teacher and bring him to Justice. Other threads emerge throughout the course of ‘Bleed for Me’ which eventually bleed (for lack of a better word) into one another leading to an ok ending which could have been less Hollywood and more dramatised. While at times fast paced, ‘Bleed for Me’ did have patches where the story lulled before pi [...]

    12. I found this incredibly difficult to put down, and very easy to pick up. I enjoy the authors turn of phrase, and while it looked like there were two separate story lines being developed, I kept trying to tie them together in my head, until they came together and then the climax exploded deliciously. The resolution was long enough to explain much of what happened, but I personally would have enjoyed a little more. I can't wait to read the next in the series.

    13. Fans of Australian writer Michael Robotham will always be waiting with baited breath for the next instalment from him. Be it a book that features (now) ex-cop Victor Ruiz, psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, Sikh detective Alisha Barba or a combination of those characters. BLEED FOR ME is another Joe O'Loughlin book, with a hefty appearance from Ruiz as well - and these two are particular favourites of this reader anyway.If you've never read a Robotham book before it won't take you long to get up to sp [...]

    14. Another book in the mystery series featuring psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. This time, he's brought in to do a psychological profile on his young teenaged daughter's friend, Sienna. Did she murder her father? And if yes, then why? Alot of very dark secrets are uncovered about Sienna's life - some which were very hard for me to read. The story's very well-written and character-centric, delving into the psychology behind the crimes.A blurb on tbe bookcover says " Michael Robotham doesn't just make m [...]

    15. I didn't realize this was a series and I read it as a standalone and it was great! I am going to go and read the others because I like the characters so much. The characters are written so humanely-each with their foibles, but also their sense of humor. Also, the mystery had lots of twists and turns and the action was well paced.

    16. Voilà exactement le genre de romans que j'affectionne! Du suspense jusqu'au dénouement final et des personnages attachants et atypiques. J'ai adoré!

    17. 3.5 stars I liked this book, but not as much as the others in the series. Joe's inability to move on from his wife after their separation, the police's complete disregard for Joe's opinion while at the same time allowing him to prepare a psych report for Sienna, Joe's immersion as a civilian in the case, etc. etc. all got a little annoying and rote as these books go on. The last two books have become more of a "why did the killer do this" rather than "who did this" as the killer is revealed fair [...]

    18. Bleed For MeMichael RobothamPersonal Response-I really ended up reading this book because I decided to read it after it was sitting on my bookshelf getting old. As I started reading it I was a bit confused to later found out I read the first book of the series first. This book is really good though and I like it because it’s full of so much detail and mystery. I like books that can grab your attention and make you guess what is going to happen next. That’s why I really liked this book.Summar [...]

    19. Joseph O'Loughlin is facing some tough times. His fourteen year old daughter, Charlie, recently suffered a traumatic kidnapping and hasn't been the same since. He has separated from his wife of over twenty years, Julianne, and a divorce seems imminent. On top of all his family issues, Joe has been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, and the involuntary ticks are slowly taking over his body. A seasoned psychologist, Joe lectures at the local university, assists in court cases, and attempts to kee [...]

    20. First Sentence: i should start by telling you my name, although it’s not really important.Psychiatrist Joe O’Laughlin is trying to deal with having Parkinson’s disease, being separated from his wife and only seeing his daughter part time. When his daughter’s best friend is accused of murdering her father, a former police detective, Joe can’t ignore his daughter’s plea to help. I’ll admit I’m always excited when a new Robotham book comes out and, once again, he delivers. From the [...]

    21. Bleed for Me is the first book by Robotham I've read and the fourth in this series. I had no problem catching up with the characters and it reads perfectly as a stand-alone. This one has a fairly slow pace and a lot of insight into the characters and events. I felt the slower pace fit the writing style and the plot, and didn't find it dull at all. The one thing that makes this a 4-star read for me, rather than a 5-star, is the overall tone of sadness. Joe, the main character, narrates the story [...]

    22. It is beyond my comprehension that this book is not published in America. I love the series where the books are told from Joe or Ruiz' perspective. This one is told by Joe. He is saddened by his separation from wife, living in Bath and trying to build a hew life when his daughter's best friend, Sienna, is arrested for killing her father. She was found in a catonic state and Joe is hired by the court to evaluate her psychologically. His wife is serving as a translator at a race-hating murder tria [...]

    23. Michael Robotham is one of my new favorite authors. He has a place right next to Baldacci, Connelly, Iles and Margolin. This book felt a little dark. It covered some difficult topics like suicide and pedophilia and of course murder is a given, but I love how he weaves it all together. I was hooked from the beginning. It felt like he had so much to say and tried to put it all in, but he maintained control and didn't let it fly all over the place. I really do like his stories. but I love his writi [...]

    24. Mr Robotham has another winner. In this installment, Joe starts on the periphery of a murder investigation concerning his daughter's best friend. As the story progresses, he uncovers a mystery involving a potential hate crime, a drama teacher under watch for sex crimes, his soon-to-be divorce, a new romantic interest, and the appearances of Ruiz and DI Cray.

    25. I have read all this author's books and not a one has disappointed me. Love the character of psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his struggle with Parkinson's. These books are psychologically dark but so very interesting. Always fast paced and with wonderful handling of difficult subject matter. Definitely kept me riveted and turning the pages.

    26. First person, present tense at its finest. A complex psychological thriller that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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