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Good girl, bad girl : a novel

by Robotham, Michael, 1960-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 24 copies
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Finalist for the 2020 Edgar Award for Best Novel

" Good Girl, Bad Girl is a gripping and eerie read. You won't be able to look away." --Karin Slaughter, #1 international bestselling author

From the bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps , the writer Stephen King calls "an absolute master...with heart and soul," a fiendishly clever suspense novel about a dangerous young woman with a special ability to know when someone is lying--and the criminal psychologist who must outwit her to survive.

A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won't tell anyone her name, or her age, or where she came from. Maybe she is twelve, maybe fifteen. She doesn't appear in any missing persons file, and her DNA can't be matched to an identity. Six years later, still unidentified, she is living in a secure children's home with a new name, Evie Cormac. When she initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult, forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven must determine if Evie is ready to go free. But she is unlike anyone he's ever met--fascinating and dangerous in equal measure. Evie knows when someone is lying, and no one around her is telling the truth.

Meanwhile, Cyrus is called in to investigate the shocking murder of a high school figure-skating champion, Jodie Sheehan, who dies on a lonely footpath close to her home. Pretty and popular, Jodie is portrayed by everyone as the ultimate girl-next-door, but as Cyrus peels back the layers, a secret life emerges--one that Evie Cormac, the girl with no past, knows something about. A man haunted by his own tragic history, Cyrus is caught between the two cases--one girl who needs saving and another who needs justice. What price will he pay for the truth? Fiendishly clever, swiftly paced, and emotionally explosive, Good Girl, Bad Girl is the perfect thrilling summer read from internationally bestselling author Michael Robotham.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Evie Cormac, in her late teens, has been in a child-care institution for six years after being found hiding in a house with the corpse of a brutally murdered man; she's now considered a danger to herself and others. Jodie Sheehan, 15, a golden girl and a British junior figure-skating champion, is found dead in the Nottingham woods, partially undressed with semen on her leg and in her hair. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is asked by a colleague to look at Evie's case, then called to consult with police on Jodie's murder, as the question of which is the good girl and which the bad starts to shift. Trying to unearth Evie's past, Haven verifies that the girl is a truth wizard, able to tell when someone is lying, a gift that she considers a curse. (Haven has his own tragic past: at the age of 13, he was the sole survivor when his mentally ill older brother killed their parents and two sisters.) Meanwhile, the Sheehan family investigation points the way to deceit and dysfunction, as finally revealed in an explosive conclusion. This sensitive, suspenseful mystery firmly establishes Robotham (The Secrets She Keeps, 2017) in the top ranks of psychological-thriller writers. And it cries out for a sequel.--Michele Leber Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Two major cases preoccupy forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, the hero of this haunting psychological thriller from Edgar finalist Robotham (The Secrets She Keeps). First, the Nottingham, England, police have enlisted him in their effort to catch the killer of 15-year-old Jodie Sheehan, British junior figure skating champion. Second, Cyrus has to assess the fitness of a troubled but achingly vulnerable teenage girl for release from a high-security children's home. Six years earlier, the media dubbed her Angel Face when she was discovered abused and malnourished hiding inside a north London house, where the body of a murder victim had been found a few weeks before. She now goes by the court-given alias of Evie Cormac, since she has steadfastly refused to reveal her true identity or age. Despite Jodie and Evie's obvious differences, they are sisters under the skin in many respects. Beneath Jodie's sparkly princess persona, Cyrus learns, were a host of very adult problems. To succeed, Cyrus must tease out the secrets Jodie may have died for-as well as some of those that could still get Evie killed. Robotham expertly raises the tension as the action hurtles toward the devastating climax. Readers will hope the complex Cyrus will return for an encore. Agent: Richard Pine, Inkwell Management. (July) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Cyrus Haven series
Features forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, haunted by his own tragic history
#1 - Good girl, bad girl
#2 - When she was good
Subjects Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Psychologists -- Fiction.
Ability -- Fiction.
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 353 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781982103606
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