The Other Wife

The Other Wife

Book - 2018
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William and Mary have been married sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both are strong believers in right and wrong. William and Olivia have been together twenty years. Olivia was once a tennis star, but her career has long since faded. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin knows only one of these stories to be true. But when he is called to his father's bedside after a brutal attack, everything he once knew is turned upside down. Is it possible his father, the upstanding citizen, was leading a double life? And who is the strange woman claiming to be his other wife?
Publisher: Sydney, NSW : 2018. Hachette Australia,
ISBN: 9780733637933
Branch Call Number: AF ROBO


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Apr 08, 2019

I always look forward to a new mystery in the Joe O'Loughlin series!! Mr. Robotham is great at character development and accurately depicting the psychological intricacies of love, loss, ill-health, and murder. Highly recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Apr 04, 2019

Always a pleasure to approach a novel by Michael Robotham. His prose is flawless, his insight into the psychological fissures cutting across lives is masterful, and his ability to bring characters to live with subtlety and dignity is, at times, heart wrenching. And in this novel, Robotham twists readers away from the usual darkness (and occasionally, degradation) that defines so many of his previous works into what can be best described as a domestic novel. Struggling a bit with being father to two daughters, Joe O’Loughlin is also forced to deal with several disturbing revelations about his own father, the famous surgeon-philanthropist William O’Loughlin. As secrets are uncovered, and realizations pile up, Joe must confront many of his own assumptions: about family, loyalty, trust, love, and power. Whereas a “typical” Robotham novel (if there is such an animal) is jagged and razor-like, this one is much more tender, as much emotional as it is psychological and tender while deeply engaging.

Robotham is fearless in his development of complex, fluid characters, but I am especially interested to see more of the trajectory that he has set for Emma, O’Loughlin’s youngest daughter. Indeed, and as always, there is much to anticipate in coming novels.

Feb 17, 2019

Another excellent book by this author. I've no other choice but to start buying his books as it appears I now have read all of the ones held by the library. This is a tragedy in itself!

Feb 06, 2019

This was my first book by this author and loved it! I was drawn into the story from the first chapter. I will definitely be reading more books by this author!

Jan 09, 2019

Having read a number of his books, this one is another excellent mystery. Would recommend it.

Nov 06, 2018

A good read without to many shocks or suprises

Oct 14, 2018

Great read. Heard Michael Robotham speak recently about his fascination with secrets. And his encounters with real "other wives".

Never read this author before. I couldn't put it down. Like the way he writes, topical ; concise descriptive language gets you rapidly involved with the story. Definitely looking forward to reading more from this author and certainly recommend .

Aug 03, 2018

I really enjoy Michael Robotham as an Author and this book is as great as his earlier ones. Totally Reccomend.


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Apr 04, 2019

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Apr 04, 2019

"We all seek safety in the normal, but I'm like a medieval cartographer mapping the known and identifying the unknown areas of the globe, drawing illustrations of mythological creatures and sea monsters in blank spaces, as a warning to the unwary that 'here there be dragons.'" (286)

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