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An evening with  #1 bestselling and award-winning master of crime - Michael Robotham

2024 marks the 20-year anniversary of the publication of Michael Robotham's debut thriller, The Suspect, which introduced clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin to more than a million readers around the world and is now a major TV series starring Aidan Turner on ABC TV. 

Michael's standalone thriller The Secrets She Keeps was adapted for TV by Network 10 and the BBC and we are delighted that Michael will join us at The Phee Broadway Theatre to discuss his latest novel, Storm Child

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About the Book:


The most painful of Evie Cormac's memories have been locked away, ever since she was held prisoner as a child - a child whose rescue captured hearts and headlines.

Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven's mission is to guide her to something near normality. But today, on a British beach, seventeen bodies wash up in front of them. There is only one survivor, with two women still missing. And Evie's nightmares come roaring back . . .

Whatever happened all those years ago lies at the core of this new tragedy. Because these deaths are no accident. The same dark forces are reaching out, dragging her back into the storm.

Evie must now call upon Cyrus's unique skills, and her own, in their search for the missing pieces of this complex and haunting puzzle. But will that be enough to save them? And who will pay for the past?

'I couldn't put this down. Complex characters, plenty of twists and turns, Storm Child left me breathless' SIMON McCLEAVE

'Tension and tenderness - Michael Robotham is that rare thing, a writer who does both brilliantly. And that makes Storm Child an utterly thrilling emotional ride. I enjoyed it hugely' WILLIAM SHAW

'Robotham is one of our best crime writers' WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN

'One of crime's smartest practitioners' THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY

'The guy can't write a bad book' STEPHEN KING

About the author:

Before becoming a novelist, Michael Robotham was a former feature writer and investigative reporter working in Britain, Australia and America, and with clinical and forensic psychologists as they helped police investigate complex, psychologically driven crimes.

Michael is the only Australian to twice win the UK's prestigious Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel, for Life or Death and Good Girl, Bad Girl as well as the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for When She Was Good. Lying Beside You was shortlisted for the Australian Crime Writers Association's Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction 2023. 

Michael Robotham will be in conversation with Amanda Hampson

Amanda Hampson grew up in rural New Zealand. She has lived in London and Sydney, and now lives in Melbourne. Writing professionally for more than 20 years, of the bestselling cosy crime novels The Tea Ladies and The Cryptic Clue.


Date:     Wednesday July 10  2024 

Time:     7 00pm for a 7 30pm start and  9 30pm finish (including signing) 

Venue:   Phee Broadway Theatre, Mechanics Lane, Castlemaine 3450

Cost:      $35 which includes a $20 voucher to spend at the bookshop on the night

Shedshaker Brewing will be in attendance with a bar in the foyer of the theatre. 

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