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Close Your Eyes by Michael Robotham

Close Your Eyes - Michael Robotham

"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 us clinical psychologist with Parkinson and he 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 "Mindhunder” has used Joe's name to worm himself into the case and jeopardized the investigation by leaking details to the press. Joe also has some family problem when he learns that his estranged wife is in need of an operation…


For me when I read a book are there two things that are important; I need a good story, but I also need good human characters with flaws. The books I have least chance of connecting to are those with very flat characters, or characters that are superhuman, there are nothing they can't do. I like characters that are flawed that show weaknesses that are not perfect. For me one thing that really appealed with this story was that Joe O'Loughlin has Parkinson. And, he has problematic home situation and a problem with saying no when the police ask for help. The case in the book is interesting, and it was nice to see it from the perspective of a clinical psychologist and not a police. The case in the book is interesting, and it was nice to see it from the perspective of a clinical psychologist and not a police. A mother and her daughter are found murdered and it seems that it has connection to several attacks previous made on people. Now Joe and the police just have to find what linkes the cases together,


Michael Robotham has created a very interesting character and this book is well written and I was so engrossed with the story that my plan to read the ending of the book, the last 20% of it the day after since it was late and I was tired, but I just couldn't stop reading and I did guess correctly (around the end) who the perpetrator was, but that didn't make the ending less nerve-racking and I'm not a crier when it comes to book, but the ending has me in bits with tears in my eyes.


Do I recommend this book? Oh yes, I recommend it, but read from the beginning. I want to read from the beginning, but I also know what happens in book eight and that will make the previous seven books a bit sadder to read.

 

I received this copy from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review! Thank you!