Close Your Eyes : Joseph O'Loughlin

  • by Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • Series: Joseph O'Loughlin
  • 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing. Someone is coming. They're going to find me.
A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself the Mindhunter, trading on Joe's name, has jeopardised 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 links between these murders to 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 more complex, nothing is quite what it seems, and soon Joe's fate, and the fates of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer....

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What the Critics Say

"A writer of the highest class who can create terror from the commonplace and crush the breath out of you." (Daily Mail)
"I love this guy's books." (Lee Child)
"Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them." (Linwood Barclay)
"He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul." (Peter James)

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Devastating, brilliant and thrilling

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What can I say without revealing anything? As usual Sean Barrett narrated the story with empathy and brilliance - a remarkable performance. I usually listen while walking the dog and I was aware about half way through the book that I had stopped and was staring into space; not quite believing what I was hearing. I have read/listened to thousands of books and I am not sure that any of them affected me emotionally as much as this particular one. I have read better or cleverer literature with cunning plots or profound messages but this hit me hard. In fact it was so good that I waited until I had a quiet half hour alone in the house before listening to the end. Wow! Michael Robotham has surpassed himself with this one.

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- Cabaspre

Well worth waiting for

This was a super 'edge of the seat' book, I really enjoyed it - I do like Joe, I know he is rather melancholic, but not irritatingly so. He is so real in the way he deals with things and his logic and crime solving are realistic rather than some of the leaps of faith one reads in some novels.
The writing was excellent - red herrings galore, and a good plot well executed.

My only niggle, is that there were TWO personal narratives, one was Joe's and the other - the killer's, but I could not always tell immediately when the killer cut in. However - I soon got the hang of it and I didn't see the ending or the killer coming.

Sean Barrett is brilliant - as ever!. I read this in just over a day, just couldn't put it down.
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- mollyeyre

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-08-2015
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK