Close Your Eyes

Close Your Eyes

Michael Robotham / Nov 15, 2019

Close Your Eyes When a former student bungles a murder investigation clinical psychologist Joseph O Loughlin steps in to face a ruthless killer A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmho

  • Title: Close Your Eyes
  • Author: Michael Robotham
  • ISBN: 9780316267946
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When a former student bungles a murder investigation, clinical psychologist Joseph O Loughlin steps in to face a ruthless killer.A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other posed like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince Joe O Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student,When a former student bungles a murder investigation, clinical psychologist Joseph O Loughlin steps in to face a ruthless killer.A mother and her teenage daughter are found murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other posed like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince Joe O Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, trading on Joe s reputation by calling himself the Mindhunter, jeopardizes the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger.With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discovers a link between these murders and a series of brutal attacks where the men and women are choked unconscious and the letter A is carved into their foreheads.As the case becomes ever complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe s fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer.

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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.


    968 Comments

    1. "Close your Eyes" is the 8th book in the Joseph O'Loughlin series and this is the first I have read in this series. Joe O'Loughlin is a clinical psychologist with Parkinson who is estranged from his wife and two daughters. But they are still on friendly terms.In this book, Joe is called in to help the police with a murder case where Milo Coleman a former student of his called the "Mindhunter” has used Joe's name to worm himself into the case and jeopardized the investigation by leaking details [...]


    2. Michael Robotham is one of the top thriller writers in Australia and he's appreciated all around the world, even by the likes of Stephen King. I was lucky enough to interview him a few years ago when he released Say You're Sorry, a book that you just cannot put down once you read the first page. He's a lovely guy and very entertaining to listen to if you ever get a chance to hear him speak. I don't normally go to writers' talks, but on Sept 10 2013, Michael was talking at a local library, so I g [...]


    3. With credit to Michael Robotham, Joe O'Loughlin has taken over my life. Through eight books, I've been with him every step of the way. I have loved the journey!This book, which is the most current to date, is the best of the series. The case that Joe and Ruiz are helping with is intricate and the clues are given logically. Joe's personal life is finally showing improvement. The friendship between Joe and Ruiz is stronger than ever. Joe's older daughter, now 18, has matured and is much less snark [...]


    4. One of the most dramatic endings to a book that I have read in a long time. Everything happened at once and the stress level was off the planet! Wow. Anyway settle down now and write the review.I do love this series altogether. Joseph O'Loughlin is an unusual hero, not young or good looking or outstanding in any way. In fact he is middle aged and has Parkinson's disease. However he has an amazing brain and extraordinary abilities as a psychologist and when he starts analysing individuals he soun [...]


    5. Joseph O'Laughlin is a clinical psychologist who has helped the police many times with profiling murderers. He also has Parkinson disease and takes medication to control his symptoms. When a women and her daughter are found murdered in their farmhouse, he is reluctantly drawn into the case.Love this character, he is tough, vulnerable, flawed, intelligent and very much in love with his estranged wife, is wonderful with his two daughters. Another series I have followed from the beginning and love [...]


    6. Michael Robotham, where have you been all my life? This is the first time I have read a book by him, and I absolutely LOVED it. I can’t believe it is the 8th in a series that I knew nothing about but at least I now have the pleasure of a back catalogue to look forward to. Having said that, don’t let the fact that it is the 8th in the series put you off – this book can most certainly be read as a standalone. You do find out the history you need to know, but it doesn’t infringe on the stor [...]


    7. Simply brilliant, the best book I've read this year and a clear five star read.Maybe it's because I've read this series almost back to back, but I feel I know Robotham's characters as if they are real people that I've spent actual time with. As such, I feel invested in them, care for them, and fear for them. Boy does Robotham manipulate that investment. In many ways this book is more than a psychological thriller; it sends your emotions all over the place; not saying to much there, as I wouldn't [...]


    8. 4.5★sWhen Chief Superintendent Veronica Cray called Professor Joseph O’Loughlin to help with the investigation into the brutal murders of a mother and daughter, he had no idea what lay ahead. But driving to the remote farmhouse to meet her, he was already wishing he’d declined the “invitation”. Joe was a clinical psychologist and was often asked to help the police – he had trouble refusing as he was drawn to helping the victims; to finding the killers.Separated from his wife Julianne [...]


    9. I was really excited to read this book, and it did not disappoint. It took me on such an emotional journey! Joe is asked to go over a case involving a mother and daughter being murdered. He calls on Ruiz, a retired detective, to assist him. Other attacks on both women and men are also occurring at the same time, and these may or may not be connected to the murders. While this is happening, Joe is invited back into the family home to stay with Julianne (ex-wife) and his daughters. This novel deal [...]


    10. I've been a fan of the Joe O'Loughlin books from the start so this one could not come soon enough for me - and as usual it was blinking fantastic.I've got a huge book crush on Joe, clinical psychologist and sometime consultant to the police, who fights Parkinson's disease and family issues, he is a terrific series protagonist alongside his occasional sidekick Ruiz (who has plenty of stories of his own)In this instalment a double murder at a farmhouse has Veronica (Ronnie) Cray determined to util [...]


    11. This was another excellent thriller in the Joe O'Loughlin series by the talented Mr Robotham. I love the way that Michael Robotham has allowed Joe to evolve through the series. It's not just the crime that is central to the the novel but Joe himself and his life and family. Joe is now retired and getting used to sharing his life with Mr Parkinson, as he calls his disease. He seems to have made peace with himself and his broken marriage and when his ex wife invites him to move back into the house [...]


    12. My favorite Australian author, Michael Robotham returns following his sensational (2015) standalone,Life or Death,landing on myTop 10 Books of 2015,with CLOSE YOUR EYES(Joseph O'Loughlin #8).Top 50 Books of 2016!A complex case, a former student, his sidekick detective, brutal murders, a sinister ruthless killer threatening and stalking his own family, a possibility of rekindled love, plus more tragedy in store for our favorite clinical psychologist, Joe and (Mr. Parkinson). His most emotional ye [...]


    13. Close Your Eyes is the 8th book in the Joseph O'Loughlin series by Michael Robotham. Having read and enjoyed all the previous books in the series I was eagerly looking forward to this novel and I was not let down.Psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin is asked by his friend Chief Superintendent Ronnie Cray to help the Police with the investigation into the brutal murder of mother and daughter. Although Joseph is reluctant to get involved he finds it difficult not to and is it is not long before he is up [...]


    14. Having read all of Michael Robotham's previous novels I always have high expectations of his latest work.d he always delivers. With Close Your Eyes, his series of stories featuring psychologist Joe O'Loughin continues to mix cracking dialogue, tense situations & incredibly believable characters. He consistantly proves that he is one of the best crime writers in the world.


    15. I really enjoyed Michael Robotham's 2014 stand-alone thriller, Life or Death. I admitted at the time I had been struggling with his series featuring psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, so the change gave me the respite I was looking for.However Robotham's latest (and the eighth in the Joe O'Loughlin series), Close Your Eyes sees a return to the Joe I thought I once knew.Joe's engagement with his family felt familiar and real—and he seemed less self-absorbed and selfish than I'd decided he was becomin [...]


    16. Another outstanding psychological thriller - the 8th in the Joe O'Loughlin series of books. As usual, an outstanding plot with the perpertrator only becoming apparent in the last few pages. And, as if an outstanding level of intrigue, suspense, a brilliant plot and compelling characters isn't enough, Michael Robotham completely blows the lid off with an unforseen personal blindside to Joe O'Loughlin in the last couple of pages. Wow, what an emotional rollercoaster. I certainly didn't see that co [...]


    17. Another outstanding novel from Michael Robotham. This author has never let me down yet. Close your Eyes is part of a series featuring clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, a Parkinson sufferer who has his own demons to deal with. When a mother and daughter have been found murdered Joe is drawn into the investigation. With personal issues of his own and the investigation seemingly going nowhere, Joe enlists the help of his friend a retired detective, Vincent Ruiz. Lots of false trails and red her [...]


    18. Michael Robotham never fails to deliver. His books just keep getting better and better and 'Close Your Eyes' is no exception. An enthralling read. Review to follow


    19. This is only the second Robotham i've read and boy, have I been missing out. This is number 8 (8, can you believe it?!) in the series about clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, and while i'm pleased it gives me another seven to catch up on, starting at number 8 had no impact on my ability to read and enjoy the story. The relationships between the characters, especially the O'Loughlin family, are so excellently drawn that the impact of their choices and their hardships are keenly felt by the rea [...]


    20. I, like so many others, have become a fan of the crime fiction genre that seems to have cropped up in the past few decades. Gillian Flynn, James Lee Burke, and Dennis Lehane have written some of my favorites in the field. But Close Your Eyes doesn'tt have any of the excellent characterization and plot twists that I expect from a great crime story—this one sticks to a formula, throws a bunch of red herrings out there for us (to tell you the truth, when the killer is revealed I couldn't even rem [...]


    21. Leider habe ich die vorherigen Bücher der Reihe nicht gelesen; hätte gerne die Vorgeschichte, die öfter angesprochen wurde und garnicht mal so uninteressant war, mitbekommen. Eigentlich stehe ich nicht so drauf, wenn man zu viel von den privaten Hintergründen der Ermittler erzählt aber das hat mich bei diesem Buch kein bisschen gestört. Die Story an sich zog sich meiner Meinung nach etwas hin und nahm leider erst am Ende an Tempo zu - habe, beim lesen der letzten Seiten, Rotz und Wasser ge [...]


    22. So sollte ein Krimi/Thriller sein!!!! Wunderschöne und anspruchsvolle Sprache, Spannung an den richtigen Stellen. Eine Wohltat zu lesen. Ich werde definitiv weitere Krimis von Robotham lesen und kann diesen Band nur wärmstens empfehlen.



    23. "Close Your Eyes" is ninth in the Joe O'laughlin series. As series go, it ranks with Giles Blunt's police series, and is so good that it is worth rationing out at three or four chapters a day. The characters are compelling (especially Joe, his family, and Ruiz), the dialogue is first-rate, and the plotting is both very clever and essentially fair.Joe O'laughlin is a psychologist who frequently works pro bono for the police as his sort of friend, DCS Ronnie Cray, investigates fairly ugly murders [...]


    24. Strong entry in the Joe O'Loughlin series about the investigation into the murder of a mother/daughter at a farmhouse and the relation of those crimes to a series of assaults in which women are attacked and left with an "A" carved in their foreheads. Robotham focuses heavily on Joe's relationship with his daughters and estranged wife which takes a serious turn, leading to a heavy dose of family drama that fits nicely into Joe's investigation of these crimes. Plenty of suspects and a first-person [...]


    25. I love this author read every book he has written even meet him at out Local Library where he signed my book for me.This i the 8th book in the Joseph O'Loughlin Series joe has parkinson but this doesn't stop him from getting on with his life.When a women and her daughter are found murdered in a farmhouse he is drawn into the case he is supposed to be retired but can not help himself, with the help of his friend Vincent Ruiz they follow up data collected by the police.Lots of wrong turns and red [...]


    26. In criminal psychologist Joe O'Loughlin, thriller writer extraordinaire Michael Robotham has created an original and sympathetic protagonist. In many ways, Joe reminds of those pseudo-cops who solve all the crimes but aren't actually police. Kinda like the Mentalist, Castle, and, dare I say it, even Scooby Doo. These guys end up doing all the leg work, facing all kinds of dangerous situations, and what do they get for it? In the case of Joe O'Loughlin, an annoying dose of Parkinson's disease and [...]


    27. Den Plot in »Erlöse Mich« fand ich komplexer. In diesem Thriller spielt aber Joe eine größere Rolle, was mir besser gefiel. Er glänzt in seiner Rolle als Profiler und Analytiker, ohne überheblich oder arrogant zu wirken. Nach einem etwas langsameren Anfang, steigt die Spannung stetig und leidet auch nicht darunter, dass man manches vorhersehen kann. Das Ende ist tragisch und deutet auf einen sehr veränderten Joseph O’Loughlin im nächsten Buch, sollte es eines geben. Beide Sprecher hab [...]



    28. When I purchased this book I didn't realise it was part of a series. I read Robotham's CWA Gold Dagger award winning novel Life and Death last year and really enjoyed the story, how well Robotham wrote and created such suspense. Because of this I jumped at the chance to try another novel by him. Close Your Eyes definitely didn't disappoint, with a tightly woven thrilling storyline and very well fleshed out characters. I enjoyed the chapters from the point of view of the Killer, getting into his [...]


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