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Good Girl, Bad Girl

Good Girl, Bad Girl

Escrito por Michael Robotham

Narrado por Joe Jameson


Good Girl, Bad Girl

Escrito por Michael Robotham

Narrado por Joe Jameson

valoraciones:
4.5/5 (341 valoraciones)
Longitud:
11 horas
Publicado:
Jul 23, 2019
ISBN:
9781508280132
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

From the best-selling author of The Secrets She Keeps the writer Stephen King calls “an absolute master...with heart and soul”, a fiendishly clever suspense novel about a dangerous young woman with a special ability to know when someone is lying — and the criminal psychologist who must outwit her to survive.

A girl is found hiding in a secret room in a house being renovated after a terrible crime. For weeks, she has survived by sneaking out at night, stealing food for herself and two dogs that are kept in the garden. The nurses at the hospital where she is taken call her “Angel Face” because she won’t tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is 12, maybe 15, or somewhere in between. She doesn’t appear on any missing person’s file, or match the DNA of any murder victim.

Six years later, still unidentified, the same girl is living in a secure children’s home with a new name, Evie Cormac, when she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is sent to interview Evie and decide if she’s ready to go free, but Evie Cormac is unlike he’s anyone he’s ever met. She’s damaged, destructive, and self-hating, yet possessed of a gift, or a curse, that makes her both fascinating and dangerous to be with — the ability to tell when someone is lying. Soon, he is embroiled in her unique and dangerous world, his life in utmost peril.

Cleverly constructed, swiftly paced, and emotionally explosive, Good Girl, Bad Girl is the perfect thrilling summer listen from the internationally best-selling author David Baldacci called “the real deal”.

Publicado:
Jul 23, 2019
ISBN:
9781508280132
Formato:
Audiolibro


Sobre el autor

Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose psychological thrillers have been translated into twenty-three languages. In 2015 he won the prestigious UK Gold Dagger for his novel Life or Death, which was also shortlisted for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. Michael has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia’s best crime novel for Lost in 2015 and Shatter in 2008. He has also twice been shortlisted for the CWA UK Steel Dagger in 2007 for The Night Ferry and 2008 with Shatter. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters. His recent novels include When She Was Good, The Secrets She Keeps, and Good Girl, Bad Girl.


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  • (5/5)
    Exciting at every turn honest feelings could be another book to continue
  • (3/5)
    Started out a bit slow but ended up being pretty good.
  • (4/5)
    I loved this story right up until the end. I kept expecting the questions I had would be answered, but they weren't. Really just left me hanging. Maybe there is a sequel I don't know about that will fill me in but I was extremely disappointed with the end.
  • (5/5)
    This one's so so good. I need the next installment now!
  • (4/5)
    What??? It ends like that???? Seriously.

    Edit .. update. I found that there is another book continuing the saga of Cyrus and evie so I am ok now.
  • (3/5)
    A disappointing boring waste of time. This book got over a thousand 5 star reviews on Audible.com, which is a complete mystery to me. I didn’t like it and wouldn’t recommend it. Mundane and uninteresting. Probably only deserves 2 stars, but I’ll give it an extra star due to a job well done by the narrator.
  • (5/5)
    “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” - Oscar WildeI really, really liked this book! Right from the start! I liked the dialogue, the action, and especially the pacing! Cyrus is a really good character, and Evie, a.k.a. Angel Face, is even better! This was one of those books that I literally couldn't put down! Obsessively so! Can't believe I have to wait until July for the next one! Err... Bravo Mr. Robotham!And remember - Violet Jessop!
  • (4/5)
    In some ways predictable but still a very good read
  • (5/5)
    Vivid images..you can picture it in your head, every scene:) movie like. I hope there will be book part two, because the end doesn't feel complete
  • (5/5)
    I loved every single thing about this book. It kept me interested from the beginning to the very end. Very well written and the narrator was great!
  • (5/5)
    Excellent read! Refreshing change on the psychological thriller. The two POV characters were very likeable.
  • (4/5)
    This was a good thriller -- well written, kept me interested the whole time. It just took a little while to really get going. I like my thrillers to take off running from the start. This one wasn't like that, but it kept me interested enough to keep me reading until it did finally take off.There are two story lines in this book, giving rise to the book's title: one involving the murder of a high school figure-skating champion, Jodie Sheehan, and one involving a girl named Evie who is in a group home who has no known family. In the former story line, forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven is called in to help police form a profile of the killer. In the latter story line, Cyrus is called in to assess whether or not Evie can be emancipated.The murder plot was an interesting one, delving into the dysfunctional family life of the murdered girl. As Cyrus digs deeper, more layers of the onion are peeled, and we see that Jodie had a few secrets. I wanted to know more about Evie's past, but the book only teased little bits scattered throughout. I was disappointed that the book didn't reveal more by the end, and I felt like I was left hanging, still not understanding Evie at all. Then I saw that the book was marketed as "Cyrus Haven #1." I guess subsequent books in the series will slowly reveal Evie's past.Overall, I found this to be an entertaining book. Indeed, someone who appears to be a good girl may actually be a bad girl when you get to know enough about her, and vice versa.
  • (5/5)
    (This review can be found on my blog All the Ups and Downs.)
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    While browsing the books in my local library, I stumbled across Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham. I was instantly intrigued by the synopsis. A teenager with a mysterious past, yes please! A murder mystery, heck yes! Good Girl, Bad Girl did not disappoint.

    I felt like the synopsis was wrong a little. The story doesn't focus on Evie as much as the synopsis makes it seem. Good Girl, Bad Girl does start out focused on Evie though. No one knows Evie's past or even how old Evie really is. All anyone knows is that Evie knows when another person is lying. From there, the book seemed like it was going to be a paranormal read, but it wasn't. Not very long after we are introduced to Evie, we learn about Jodie Sheehan, a 15 year old girl who was a very talented figure skater and the girl next door type. When Jodie is found murdered, psychologist Cyrus Haven starts to piece together Jodie's life before her murder and realizes that she wasn't as squeaky clean as everyone thought she was which puts Cyrus and others in danger. Jodie Sheehan's life and murder is what Good Girl, Bad Girl mainly focuses on throughout the novel.

    I did enjoy the plot, and I found it to be very intriguing. There were quite a few plot twists peppered throughout Good Girl, Bad Girl that I never predicted. I would think I had the story figured out, but then there would be another fantastic twist that always had me second guessing myself. All my questions were answered about Jodie's disappearance and murder, but I still was left wondering about Evie and her past. Michael Robotham leaves Evie a mystery on purpose, but I would have liked some closure on knowing Evie's past. It's obvious she remembers somewhat. (Goodreads has Good Girl, Bad Girl as a series, but I can't find anything on the actual cover of the book or on any book retailer that has this book as part of a series. I really hope it will be a series though so I can learn more about Evie.) One good thing about this book is that there are no cliff hanger endings. Also, the pacing is done fantastically throughout Good Girl, Bad Girl. This was one book that I really couldn't put down. I'd say it could even be read in one sitting. It is just so good, and it flows so well!

    I felt like all the characters, even the supporting ones, were very well written and very fleshed out in Good Girl, Bad Girl. I liked the character of Evie. I liked the fact she was this mysterious force to be reckoned with. She was pretty hardcore, yet she still had that childlike vulnerability about her. I really enjoyed the character of Cyrus. He was such a fantastic main character. He had been dealt a bad hand, but he was able to rise above it. I thought it was fantastic to read about how much he cared for Evie as well as his perseverance to learn the truth about Jodie even when the police were ready to close the case.

    Trigger warnings for Good Girl, Bad Girl include violence, drugs, drinking (both adult and underage), sexual references, profanity, death, abduction, attempted murder, and attempted rape.

    Overall, Good Girl, Bad Girl is such a fun and thrilling read! I can't fault this book at all. It's got such a great plot as well as fantastic characters with interesting backstories. The plot twists will definitely keep you guessing throughout. I would wholeheartedly recommend Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham to those aged 17 who love thrilling and suspenseful novels. You will not be disappointed.
  • (5/5)
    Took a little time to connect the dots of how the seemingly two different plots/lives of the characters would connect but I was definitely intrigued & hooked within the first chapter. It was also a slight adjustment to listening to the British accent of the narrator but it didn’t take long. I would HIGHLY recommend, especially if you like crime/mystery and/or psychology! Honestly hoping for a second book to answer the few questions I had left at the end of the book!
  • (4/5)
    Fun story, though parts are a little to unbelievable and too coincidental..
  • (5/5)
    When Evie Cormack was found almost starved hidden behind a secret wall and her so called father killed in the next room, it was clear that this must have a severe impact on the girl’s mind. But who is she? Nobody seems to miss her. Cyrus Haven, forensic psychologist with the Nottingham police, is highly interested in the case of “Angel Face” even though the now young woman refuses all cooperation with carers and doctors who already established that she possesses a unique gift: she can tell if somebody lies. Yet, Cyrus does not have the time to totally focus on her since the body of Jodie Sheehan, figure-skating prodigy, has been found close to her cousin’s home. The deeper the police investigate, the stranger and puzzling the facts that they dig out about the girl become: wasn’t Evie the golden girl with the promising career that everybody believed?Michael Robotham’s latest thriller does not come with unnerving suspense, it stands out because of two other aspects: first of all, it really goes into the psyche of the protagonists and second, the complex story offers many leads and red herrings that keep you alert and reading on. The characters are much more intricate than you would expect for a mystery novel and thus add a lot of thrill to the plot.Cyrus Haven, the psychologist, is himself an interesting character since his own family was murdered by his elder brother when he was just a child. The knowledge that not returning home on due time saved him sticks with him and finding his parents’ and sisters’ bodies surely had an impact on him. His subject of study is also designed very interestingly, she does not just react to her experiences of being abused and hidden, quite on the contrary, she is highly intelligent and capable of controlling her moods when interacting with psychologists. She can anticipate what is expected from her and thus play with those who want to gain insight in her brain what she refuses. On the other hand, there are some triggers that make her explode and react uncontrollably. Robotham gives them both a voice and with the first person narration grants a glimpse in their mind.The murder case comes with many surprises, too. The more you learn about the victim, the more interesting the dead girl gets. She obviously had a certain image that was portrayed to her family and the world, but there are also secrets she kept and only shared with selected persons. Whenever the police are convinced to have established the course of the evening of her assassination, some aspects simply do not fit in the picture and keep them investigating further.“Good Girl, Bad Girl” really is a psychological thriller that deserves this label. Cyrus and Evie are certainly an odd couple of which I would love to read more.
  • (5/5)
    We seem to have waited a while for another offering by Robotham but I don't think readers will be disappointed.Robotham has moved away from the Joe O'Loughlin series and it remains to be revealed whether this is the beginning of a new series.The new novel is set in Nottingham. The body of young Jodie Sheehan has been found murdered. Jodie was a figure skater apparently headed for the Olympics. Cyrus Haven attempts to profile the sort of person involved in Jodie's death. The police quickly come up with a suspect, but things don't quite jell for Cyrus. Cyrus asks question about Jodie which others have been reluctant to ask.The second major plot line is the story of Angel Face, the little girl found six years earlier hiding in a house with the dead body of a man who had been tortured. She has refused to tell the police her real name or her age, but now she claims to be nearly 18, and that she should be released from institution she is living in. Cyrus is asked to assess her for potential release.The plot lines progress together, each adding to the other, with new sub-plots giving the whole novel depth. And then the major lines cross each other.A really good read full of twists and turns. Even half-way through I really couldn't tell where we were headed.
  • (5/5)
    Michael Robotham is firmly on my 'must read' list. I've read all of the Joe O'Loughlin series. I've got the feeling that this series might be winding down. But, I'm pretty happy with Good Girl, Bad Girl - the first in a new series featuring forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven.Haven is a great lead character - intelligent, driven but wounded, with darkness in his own background. He works with the police department, but isn't fully accepted. I appreciate a flawed lead as I find I bond more with the character. I enjoyed his fractious relationship with DCI Lenny Parvel. She's gruff and tough and is also part of Haven's past.When a teen skating star is discovered murdered on a lonely footpath, Cyrus is called in to assist. His interviews and probing uncover a life that doesn't match her 'good girl' reputation. And there are more than a few suspects for whodunit.He's also called in to assess a teen girl (the 'bad girl' of the title) who wants to be released from the group home setting she lives in as she says she is eighteen. Says? Uh, huh no one truly knows how old she is. Evie Cormac (a name given to her) was discovered in a hidden room at a violent crime scene. The man who was holding her is dead - unable to provide answers. And Evie herself - she either doesn't know or won't tell. As the book progressed there are small references that only begin to hint at her past. And Haven is the only person she seems to actually like. Why? Because he tells the truth. And Evie can uncannily tell when someone is lying. It's hard to read Evie's story and the reader will be firmly on her side, despite her attempts to alienate everyone who crosses her path. Who can blame her? This first book is the beginning of (hopefully) a firmer relationship between Cyrus and Evie.So good on so many levels. Robotham's books are easy to get lost in for hours at a time - addictive listening/reading at its best. Getting to know these new players intrigued me as did the search for the murderer. The tension in Good Girl, Bad Girl just never lets up. The final whodunit wasn't who I expected and there's a nice little twist in the last few chapters. And those last chapters are action packed as well. Kudos to Robotham for coming up with this premise and these two leads. I will be eagerly awaiting the next book in this series. Another excellent listen/read from Robotham - but hey, I knew it would be. An easy five star book.I did choose to listen to Good Girl, Bad Girl. And that choice was made based on the reader - Joe Jameson. His voice is rich and full. His speaking voice is clear and easy to understand. He created distinctive voices for each character, making it easy to know who was speaking. And those unique voice created much clearer mental images for me. He interprets the book well and uses his voice effectively for the emotions and action as they play out. I've said it before and I'll say it again - I find myself more drawn into a book when I listen to it (and it's often harder leave)!
  • (5/5)
    The first in a new series, featuring Cyrus, a psychologist with a tragic back-story who works part-time for the police (but who did no other work of any kind during the course of this novel); teenaged Evie, with a secret and equally tragic back-story, whom Cyrus fosters; and the investigation into the murder of ice-skater Jodie.There was a lot going on and the switching between Evie and Jodie's stories stopped things becoming too dark and intense. The very ending carried some elements that had been niggling me forward into the next instalment (presumably). I look forward to it.
  • (5/5)

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    Cool book. It could have continued i listened to the whole thing in 2 days. Looking forward to another feom this author

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  • (4/5)
    A lot of red herrings of course but no way to actually solve the case till the last moments. The psychiatrist is not a criminal.