The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9) by Michael Robotham

The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9)

A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows.Childhood sweethearts William and Mary have been married for sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both have a strong sense of right and wrong.This is what their son, Joe O'Loughlin, has always believed. But when Joe is summoned to the hospital with news that his father has been brutally attacked, his world is turned upside down. Who is the strange woman crying at Willi...

Details The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9)

TitleThe Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9)
Release DateJul 1st, 2018
PublisherHachette Australia
GenreMystery, Crime, Thriller, Fiction

Reviews The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9)

  • Melissa
    *3.75-ish stars*Having discovered Michael Robotham’s writing last year—I obsessed over two of his standalones—and being a bit of a commitment-phobe when it comes to investing in a long-standing series, I decided to take a leap and start here, with book nine. The fact that I’m easily distracted by shiny new releases didn't help things either.For devoted fans of Joseph O’Loughlin, The Other Wife is sure to satisfy. Robotham gives reader...
  • Diane S ☔
    A very character driven series, and yes another series I have read from the beginning. Joseph is a pyschologist, one who works with those others have given up on. His life lately has been stressful, sad, as he now tackles single parenting after the death of his wife. He has had to learn to make adjustments for his Parkinsons, but he is trying to move forward. When his father, whom he has had a contentious relationship in the past, is taken to the...
  • Brenda
    When Joe O’Loughlin received the call that his father was in a coma in hospital, his wife by his side, Joe had no idea the trip to the hospital and his father’s room would change his life, and everything he’d known and believed about his parents would be shattered. The woman beside his father wasn’t his mother – but she said she was his wife. Joe was astounded – he ordered the woman from the room.But as Joe and his good friend, ex-pol...
  • Brenda
    The awesomeness of Michael Robotham's writing is once again on display in this, the ninth Joe O’Loughlin book. If you’re a fan already, you will love this book. It offers a much closer look into Joe's personal life than ever before. This book can also be read as a stand alone because of the back story provided, but why deprive yourself by not starting with the very first?Robotham's characters have depth. Joe and his long time friend, Vincent ...
  • Phrynne
    I read this from beginning to end in one sitting. I guess that's what you call unputdownable! Definitely five stars from me.Poor Joseph, still reeling from a very personal loss, still learning to cope with Parkinson's Disease, still dealing with raising two teenagers and now he finds the father he thought he knew is a different character entirely. He gets involved with some very unpleasant people in the course of this book and it is a good thing ...
  • Carolyn
    Poor old Joe O'Loughlin has a tough time being one of Michael Robotham's characters. He has to live with Mr Parkinson, the name he gives the horrible disease that is trying to take over his body. During his long and successful career as a psychologist working with his detective friend Vincent Ruiz to solve many crimes, he has being beaten up, stabbed, shot at and knocked unconscious numerous times. His love life has been no party either and just ...
  • Shirley Revill
    Imagine you get called to hospital because your father has serious injuries and is in a coma.You are told your mother is with him but when you get there it's a complete stranger who claims to be his second wife. What would you do if you where faced with this situation I wonder? I think I would be worried if my mother turned up and the thought would be running through my head as to how this woman managed to get into my father's room.This however i...
  • Judy Collins
    10 Stars! Bestselling International author Michael Robotham returns following The Secrets She Keeps, Close Your Eyes, and Life or Death with THE OTHER WIFE – a riveting Tour de Force thriller – His best Yet! How well do you know your own family?Soundcloud A nice Interview with Michael Robotham. Hosts: John Purcell and Sarah McDulingSince the author introduced us to Professor Joe O’Loughlin, a clinical psychologist, (Suspect) readers an...
  • Liz Barnsley
    I'm a huge huge fan of this series and the engaging beautifully drawn character of Joe O’Loughlin so I was very much looking forward to entering his world once again.This story hits very close to home when Joe discovers dark secrets lurk at the heart of his own family. Add murder into the mix and you have a tense, addictive psychological thriller that explores the deeper truths hiding behind every family facade.Michael Robotham twists a plot so...
  • Mandy White
    I did not realise that this was book 9 in the series. It read fine as a stand alone though and I really enjoyed it. Back to book one for me now !!
  • Roy
    I feel like Robotham of late has a simple formula for when he writes. The last 3 or 4 of his novels Ive read I've felt alot of similarities in the style and structure. This picks up #9 with Joe. Ive only read a couple others with this character but I had higher expectations. The first half read really well, vintage Robotham with his great plotting and detail. Theres a real warmth to Joe. The second half ties up the story but it didnt seem to be a...
  • Sherri Thacker
    This is my 5th book by Michael Robotham and once again, I found I could not put it down. So many twists and turns, lies, and secrets throughout!!! Well done!!
  • Paul Lockman
    4.5 stars.I think I had a different book by this author on my to read list but one of my libraries had this recent release so I grabbed it. No. 9 in the Joseph O’Loughlin series apparently so I have dived in very late but it didn’t really matter, I think it was fine as a stand-alone novel. I get why Michael Robotham is so popular. I was drawn into this story straight away, interesting plot and characters and great insights into them, well pac...
  • Carol - Reading Writing and Riesling
    My View:I love the Joe O’Loughlin series – I am invested in the main characters, their stories and the crimes they solve. This episode centres on Joe and his family as suspects, victims and villains, what a read! And despite this book being number nine in the series it can just as easily be read as a standalone for those who are catching up with this series and author. My enjoyment of this read was enhanced when I recently saw Michael Robotha...
  • Frank Phillips
    Very sad read. Not as much of a thriller as I hoped it would be, but very deep and thought provoking! I give this 3.6 Stars.
  • Donna
    I enjoy this author and this particular series. I enjoy his books so much, that I didn't mind parting with an audible credit in order to have this one. This was so close to 5 stars. Part of me just wants to round up. The hook at the beginning was highly effective. I loved when that happens. This author does so many things well: character development and their traits, relationships, descriptive strokes, plot, tension and mystery. I'm sure this lis...
  • David Staniforth
    Robotham never fails to captivate and entertain me. Another gripping addition to a fantastic series.
  • John Purcell
    Michael Robotham is in a league of his own when it comes to thrillers.
  • Bianca
    This is only the second Michael Robotham novel that I read. The Other Wife is the ninth novel in the series. Even though I haven't read any other O'Loughlin novels, my enjoyment wasn't at all diminished, as there was plenty of background information about the characters.Joe O'Loughlin is a psychologist. The past eighteen months have been hell, as his wife and mother of his two girls died due to post-surgical complications. On top of that, the poo...
  • Heidi
    I was overjoyed that The Other Wife saw the return of one of my favourite characters in crime fiction, psychologist Joe O'Loughlin. After the tragic sudden death of his wife Julianne, Joe is trying hard to raise his two daughters on his own. But tragedy is not done with Joe yet – he receives a phone call from the hospital that his father William has suffered a severe traumatic brain injury in a brutal attack by an unknown assailant in his own h...
  • Gatorman
    Solid entry in the Joe O'Laughlin series revolving around a vicious attack on Joe's father and his encounter with a woman who claims to be the dad's wife...but who isn't Joe's mom. Very character driven with plenty of focus on how Joe and his kids are handling the unexpected death of his estranged wife Julianne. The mystery surrounding the assault unwinds in a satisfactory manner with twists and turns aplenty. One quibble is with the atrocious ed...
  • Luanne Ollivier
    Michael Robotham is one of my favourite authors. I couldn't wait to read his latest book, The Other Wife - especially when I found out it was a Joseph O'Loughlin book. (9th in the series)Joe is a clinical psychologist, a widower, a father to two girls, a man living with Parkinson's disease - and a son who thought he knew his parents well. But when Joe receives a call that his father has been admitted to hospital in a coma, his world is turned ups...
  • LJ
    First Sentence: From the top of Primrose Hill, silhouetted against the arriving day, the spires and domes of London look like the painted backdrop of a Pinewood sound stage waiting for actors to take their places and an unseen director to yell 'Action'. Psychologist Joe O'Laughlin is coping with Parkinson's, being recently widowed, and raising his two daughters. Receiving a call that his father has been attacked and is In a coma introduces yet an...
  • Lorraine Southern
    3/97.Michael Robotham is definitely one of the best modern crime writers around today. I love the way he writes. His words are melancholic, soulful, melodious, nostalgic and downright bootiful at times. You’re held in a thrall by his stories, desperate to get to the end so you finally know what’s going on and yet, at the same time, not wanting the story to ever end. For me, he has yet to write a dud story and this latest entry in the Joe O’...
  • Tiger
    16 months after the tragic conclusion of "Close Your Eyes" clinical psychologist Joe O'Laughlin is called to the hospital where his elderly father William is clinging to life after being brutally attacked. But just who is this strange woman sitting at his dad's bedside, covered in blood ? A woman who claims to be William's wife. Despite being told by the local police to stay far away from this developing case, Joe conducts his own investigation a...
  • Peter
    I listen to talking books whilst cooking and/washing up so that’s just about every day. The best books for listening in this way need to have a narrative that grips and not be to complicated so that clatter and whistles, alarms, jets of steam don’t throw me off course - this is just about perfect with the bonus that Sean Barrett’s clear and commanding voice(s) is one of the best readers in the TB business.This is the 9th in Michael Robotham...
  • Lisa
    This novel is gripping from the start! The more Joe investigates the further the fall from grace for his seemingly perfect parents, the twists are unpredictable and saw me reading long into the night. I also loved that the book wasn't entirely focused on the investigation you got to experience Joe's personal struggles as he tried to balance finding out the truth as well as keeping himself and his daughters safe. Shamefully this is the first Robot...
  • Darlene
    I’ve read several books in this series, but while reading The Other Wife I realized I had missed a few books in the series. I like to read books in a series in the order they are written, thank goodness this book could be read as a stand-alone. A very excellent book, and I did catch up, somewhat, on what I had missed out on in the few books I inadvertently skipped. It was good to be back with Joe and his daughters and also get a closer look at ...
  • Michael Garside
    An absolute cracker. Another great Joseph O’loughlin book. This is probably the best review that you have read today. #nospoilers