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Publisher's Summary

I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing. Someone is coming. They're going to find me.
A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself the 'Mindhunter', trading on Joe's name, has jeopardised the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger.
With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discover links between these murders to a series of brutal attacks where the men and women are choked unconscious and the letter 'A' is carved into their foreheads. As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe's fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer....
©2015 Bookwrite Pty (P)2015 Hachette Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A writer of the highest class who can create terror from the commonplace and crush the breath out of you" (Daily Mail)
"I love this guy's books" (Lee Child)
"Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them" (Linwood Barclay)
"He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul" (Peter James)
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By Tarryn Drabble on 12-28-16

Captivated

Once again, I was not able to put this book down.
brilliantly written and narrated

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By Nicole on 09-07-15

Nailbiting conclusion

What did you love best about Close Your Eyes?

Evolution of the main characters<br/>

What did you like best about this story?

Michael has a genius for depth of character, plot and conclusion<br/>

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

Again Sean is champion I google audio books that he narrates and select from there.<br/>

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Very easily but I life gets in my way<br/>

Any additional comments?

This whole series is wonderfully written and read. The characters are real, believable and I can't help but feel I reside a little<br/> in each one. Bravo again.

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By Cabaspre on 08-26-15

Devastating, brilliant and thrilling

Any additional comments?

What can I say without revealing anything? As usual Sean Barrett narrated the story with empathy and brilliance - a remarkable performance. I usually listen while walking the dog and I was aware about half way through the book that I had stopped and was staring into space; not quite believing what I was hearing. I have read/listened to thousands of books and I am not sure that any of them affected me emotionally as much as this particular one. I have read better or cleverer literature with cunning plots or profound messages but this hit me hard. In fact it was so good that I waited until I had a quiet half hour alone in the house before listening to the end. Wow! Michael Robotham has surpassed himself with this one.

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By mollyeyre on 08-07-15

Well worth waiting for

This was a super 'edge of the seat' book, I really enjoyed it - I do like Joe, I know he is rather melancholic, but not irritatingly so. He is so real in the way he deals with things and his logic and crime solving are realistic rather than some of the leaps of faith one reads in some novels.
The writing was excellent - red herrings galore, and a good plot well executed.

My only niggle, is that there were TWO personal narratives, one was Joe's and the other - the killer's, but I could not always tell immediately when the killer cut in. However - I soon got the hang of it and I didn't see the ending or the killer coming.

Sean Barrett is brilliant - as ever!. I read this in just over a day, just couldn't put it down.

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13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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By ken on 10-28-15

Pretty Good but ....

Well read. This is the second book of MR's read by Sean Barrett that I have listened to - they make a great combination. Michael knows how to write a gripping yarn with a great balance between the real story line, description and the human side of things. The one annoying part towards the end was how 'sloppy' Joe was in letting Charlie go off by herself a few times and how 'sloppy' his friend the ex cop was in watching Charlie at the nursing home.

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By Janie O'brien on 05-20-17

Michael R is one of the best writers today

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Along with all his books, it's one of the best books I've read. Boy, can he write superbly, with great emotion but certainly never flowery or overdone.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Close Your Eyes?

The last few chapters, following Joe's chase and then later, the dreadful sorrow.

Any additional comments?

get it, and the others, if you love suspense, mystery, real life relationships, and excellent writing; don't delay!

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