Say You're Sorry

Say You're Sorry

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My name is Piper Hadley and I went missing on the last Saturday of the summer holidays three years ago. When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls. But they are racing against time to save Piper from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind...
Publisher: London : Sphere, 2012
Description: viii, 435 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781847445254
9780316221245
0316221244
Branch Call Number: Robo
Additional Contributors: Robotham, Michael 1960-

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jankirsch
Dec 04, 2014

Great book, good story, wonderful writing, and I believe this was my second of his books. Well worth the read--I cannot imagine Robotham writing something sub par; Enjoy, those of you who have yet to discover him!

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cheadlebeagle
Jan 13, 2014

I didn't like this book at all and found it quite disturbing in parts. I have liked the other books in the series but not this one.

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lucky38
Dec 23, 2013

This is a good book. Bit of a surprise ending, at least for me. I recommend to those who like suspense.

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Pisinga
Aug 25, 2013

Although in the book there are a large number of cliches, belonging to this genre of literature, is offset by the intelligent and interesting narrative, the proper amount of crime scenes, psychoanalysis, very insightful comments and is really thrilling.
The psychologist in this book suffers from Parkinson. I am tired that too often writers are using main characters: detective, policemen, psychiatrist etc., who eventually at the end of the book will find a guilty, inevitably he/she suffers from Parkinson, or other incurable disease.

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jmdeinken
Aug 05, 2013

I grabbed this book on my way out of the library from a display of books recommended by library staff. What caught my eye was a one-line review on the cover by David Baldacci and I had just listened to an audiobook by him and loved it. Have to say that my expectations were high because of this and was a bit disappointed. The book had a very good story line, but I was disturbed by the sexual violence towards the two teenage girls in the story, who had been kidnapped. I have to say the end of the book was very good and surprising to learn who the kidnapper / killer really was. Just an OK read for me--5 out of 10.

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maipenrai
May 08, 2013

*** 1/2 stars. Michael Robotham writes a page turner!! The story alternates narration between Piper, one of two teen-age girls kidnapped and held hostage for more than 3 years, and Joseph O'Loughlin, a clinical psychologist who struggles with Parkinson's disease and the fact that his own daughter was also kidnapped in the past. He is called in as a consultant when two people are murdered in the former home of one of the girls. The main suspect is a psychologically wounded young man who hears voices and says he saw a young girl fleeing through a snowstorm being chased by a snowman. One of O'Loughlan's first tasks is to convince the local police to re-open the case of the missing girls and that there might still be someone to save. At times the book is difficult because the girls are subjected to sexual violence, but with that warning, I have to recommend the book highly. By the last 50 pages you are frantic to know who the real kidnapper is and whether Piper will survive. This is the 5th book in this British series. I have read them all plus a couple of stand - alone novels. As always I suggest starting with the first book in the series, "The Suspect" as Robotham's characters are complex and develop from book to book.

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ready2read
Apr 09, 2013

Michael Robotham and his Joe O'Loughlin character are now part of my" favourite mystery series" list. I like all the books featuring Joe, a brainy clinical psychologist suffering from Parkinson's disease and I like his side kick Vincent Ruiz. I just don't care for the books that feature Ruiz wihout Joe. The books are very suspenseful and Joe doesn't always get it right which can add to the twists and turns. Robotham is an Australian writer but these books are set in England.

akarenina Mar 06, 2013

I skipped the previous two books because the subject seemed a little off-putting. Now I may go back and read them. This was a great mystery--the plotting, character development, forensic details were A-one. Howerever, the end was not 100% satisfing; the perpetrator, although introduced as a character early on, seemed pulled out of a hat in the final scenes.

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hiking1957
Feb 23, 2013

What an amazing book. It's a story of two teenagers who get abducted and are held captive. I thought it was well written and I found it hard to put down. It was a hard but wonderful read

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StephenB
Feb 21, 2013

First book by Robotham I've read. I thought it was good, smart and well written. My reservations concerned the way the author used the girl's diary to generate suspense... I won't enter a spoiler here but I thought this crossed some kind of line.

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Aug 25, 2013

“Beware of data. On July 24, 2000, the Concord was the safest aircraft in the world. A day latter, according to the statistics, it was the least safe airline in the world.”

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