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  • Good Girl, Bad Girl

  • The year's most heart-stopping psychological thriller
  • By: Michael Robotham
  • Narrated by: Joe Jameson
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (984 ratings)

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Summary

The girl with no past.

Six years ago, Evie Cormac was discovered, filthy and half starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged and self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.  

The boy who survived. 

Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven, a man haunted by his own past, is investigating the death of champion figure skater Jodie Sheehan. When Cyrus is called upon to assess Evie, she threatens to disrupt the case and destroy his ordered life. Because Evie has a unique and dangerous gift - she knows when some is lying. And nobody is telling the truth. 

Good Girl, Bad Girl is an unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today, Michael Robotham, best-selling author of The Other Wife and The Secrets She Keeps.

©2019 Bookwrite Pty Ltd (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

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  • 25-08-19

Twists and turns

Wow, a page turner and Michael Robotham’s new character doesn’t disappoint.
A true physiological thriller, his insight into the subject is inspiring and used to its best advantage. AAA *
There are many reviews giving you the plot, therefore the above will suffice.

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Marvellously interwoven threads of plot!

Another fantastic stand - alone novel from Mr Robotham, ( but with the tiniest of nods to Joseph O'Loughlin at the end to ensure avid readers know that he still resides in the author's mind.)
A great read all round: I definitely recommend the novel to any fan of this genre, whether or not you've enjoyed Michael Robotham before, because they get better and better each time.

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One of the Worst!

I forced myself to listen to this because I had returned two books that were excellent, but too violent, and this had good reviews. What a mistake and waste of a credit! The narration was terrible, and the voices given to some characters so terrible it made them fairly detestable so that it wasn't possible to be sympathetic towards them. The narrator himself has a nice voice, so why didn't he use it? Why distort it to make people sound idiotic?
The story was weak, one of the main protagonists, the psychologist, could hardly string an intelligent sentence together and would a young man hoping to study law at a leading university be incapable of any articulate speech beyond a few grumps?
I will go back to some classics now. Fed up of mediocre plots and bad writing.

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Absolutely first rate

As you'd expect from Michael Robotham - a good plot with main characters that you care about. Surely we are going to hear more of Sirius and Evie. I certainly hope so. Joe Jameson, a new narrator for me, was absolutely up to the mark.

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Without being too insulting to the narrator, you can’t do female voices

Oh my goodness, I cannot listen to the narrator anymore, returned!
Please don’t put on voices like this.


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Another good one from the author

Michael Robotham always writes good books! I wish I haven't read them all so I could read them again! Great storyline.

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Wow

Excellentyou again have ticked every box it was unputadownable hurry up with the next one cannot wait

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Good read from Robotham but not as good as others

If I am honest the lead character didn’t get to me like him as much as Jospeh Oloughlin. However I enjoyed the storyline and and the premise.

I suspect there will be a book two, of so, the main character needs some depth to him. A good read, not one of the authors better books.

I am still unsure about the narrator...

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Oh Michael, what have you done?

I have noticed this sad phenomenon before - authors go that little bit past their limit and squeeze out a few more books when they really have run out of juice. Publishers collude because they can sell books with a much reduced advertising budget. I should have been warned when I read this author’s last book, which was extremely weak. Cara Hunter is going the same way but I expect we’ll have at least another 20 or so in her series. I can’t criticise the authors and publishers because I’m at fault for buying books based on the author’s longevity! Much as I like a twist, I don’t like the entire turgid book to be constructed around it. And this twist wasn’t even very good. The narrator didn’t help. I got the feeling he was told to drop his natural voice and the effect throughout was that he was being gently strangled. Potential readers should ignore the gushing reviews from PR people (“OMG!! Stayed up all night to read this! Hurry up with the next book please!) and read the comments from real people, including mugs like me!

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Very average

Expected more from this author, very average thriller. Not his best; am going to return.

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  • 03-10-19

Wow

Loved this. Narrator is OK. Not awesome but OK. The story though... Wow. Will listen to this book again.

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  • Adam
  • 19-08-22

Genuinely terrible

Can’t think of an audiobook I’ve enjoyed less. Terrible plot, thin characters, dreadful narration. Just awful. Don’t do it.

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  • Angela
  • 27-05-22

Could not stop listening!

Thoroughly enjoyed this book! Only stopped listening when I couldn’t listen and sleep at the same time. Interesting, well developed characters and story line. Love British crime and psychological dramas. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27-06-21

Brilliant ❤️

Brilliant ❤️ Loved it from start to finish. Will definitely recommend this one ❤️ ❤️

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  • Mark
  • 27-04-20

An interesting and promising start to a new series

An interesting and promising start to a new series from Michael Robotham. The series features a forensic psychologist called Cyrus Haven, a man who is haunted by the childhood experience of finding his family gruesomely murdered by his own brother. While investigating the death of a champion figure skater, Cyrus becomes involved with a gifted but damaged teenager with traumatic experiences of her own. Michael Robotham has produced another well crafted book with well developed characters, plots and back stories interwoven with regular twists and turns that will have you constantly readjusting the way you understand the story and characters. If you like this author don't miss this book, the narration by Joe Jameson was a bit average, but the book still went into the top tier of my library.



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  • Vanessa
  • 19-08-19

Wow!

Once again MR knows how to tell an absolute thriller of a story! One of my fav authors