Ned Kelly Year: 

‘… a gripping journey into the weaknesses and strengths of the human psyche, a story of humanity and inhumanity, it will have you turning the pages compulsively, desperate to get to the end, but not daring to miss a word.'

Psychologist Joe O’Loughlin finds himself in familiar territory, standing on a bridge high above a flooded gorge, trying to stop a distraught woman from jumping. She is naked, wearing only high-heel shoes, sobbing into a cell phone. Suddenly, she turns to him and whispers, “You don’t understand,” and lets go. Joe is shattered by the suicide and haunted by his failure to save the woman, until her teenage daughter finds him and reveals that her mother would never have committed suicide—not like that. She was terrified of heights.

Michael Robotham is a former journalist and ghostwriter, who has become one of Australia’s most popular and widely read crime writers. He is a twice winner of the Ned Kelly Award for best crime fiction and a perennial bridesmaid in many other international awards. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three daughters.

Michael Robotham