When she was good
Michael Robotham 2020
‘Jimmy put a hand on my shoulder and said “If there’s anything you ever need…”. I need something from him now: answers. Why was his silver shadow parked at a country house where Eugene Green and Terry Boland were photographed together? How did he know that Angel Face was at a children’s home in Nottingham? And who, if anyone, did he tell?’
No one should know Evie’s true identify. Cyrus thinks she is safe in Longford Childrens home but Evie knows better. When her best friend is murdered in the room next door, she takes matters of protection into her own hands and vanishes. Again.
Meanwhile, Cyrus is trying to make sense of the subtle connections between three very different men: the prominent socialite, Jimmy Verbic, the man who helped Cyrus through the darkest time in his life both financially and mentally; the convicted and later murdered paedophile Eugene Green; and suspected captor of Angel Face, Terry Boland. A photograph of the three men together may hold the clue, however, somebody is doing everything that they can to prevent Cyrus from solving the mystery. And Evie won’t tell.
Michael Robotham has written a gripping sequel to Good Girl Bad Girl with just as much mystery, action and intrigue. He continues in the mixed point of view, sharing the narration between Cyrus and Evie with an authentic voice for both. Despite the disturbing nature of crimes referred to in the text, Robotham is able to quickly and concisely give the information without lingering long on the graphic details. This makes the book palatable for even the faint hearted.
When she was good won Michael Robotham the CWA Gold Dagger and is an international bestseller. Best you go out and read it too.
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