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
GenreThriller, Mystery, Crime, Fiction

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

  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 !!
  • 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...
  • John Purcell
    Michael Robotham is in a league of his own when it comes to thrillers.
  • Alecia
    This is #9 in a series, and I read it as a stand-alone. Although that might be a reason that it did not resonate with me, I think it was more in the plotting. It started off very well. The narrator, Joseph O'Loughlin, a clinical psychologist with Parkinson's disease, is an interesting protagonist. When he arrives at the hospital bedside of his father, he finds a strange woman sobbing next to the bed, covered in blood. She claims she is his father...
  • Karen Brooks
    The latest book in the Joseph O’Loughlin series, The Other Wife is a cracker of a read that I dare you to be able to put down once you start. I forced myself only so I could savour the joy of a great story with characters I’ve grown to know and love and who are embroiled in a plot both dark and, for Joe at least, deeply, personal.The book opens with Joe relocated to London with youngest daughter Emma, contemplating life after the death of his...
  • Linda
    I didn’t really want to read this book when I found out it would be Joe O’Loughlins final story. He is a wonderful character who struggles with his Parkinson’s as much as the cases he takes on.The other wife is a very personal story for Joe, his father has been attacked and is an induced coma. When he arrives at the hospital it is a strange woman he sees beside his fathers bed holding his hand. It is his fathers other wife Olivia. As Joe tr...
  • 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...
  • Kerrie
    Joe O'Loughlin has always found his father a bit "distanced" but never imagined that there was a side to his life that Joe did not know about. What a shock!Once Joe calms down a bit he begins to understand that there are lots of things about his father that he has either ignored or simply not understood at the time. He begins his investigation with the help of his old friend Vincent Ruiz.As always, I am very reluctant to reveal more elements of t...
  • Cathy Hunt
    Oh Joe I love you.Thanks Mr Robotham you are a genius
  • Jay Dwight
    Michael Robotham never disappoints and The Other Wife is another excellent read.Joe O'Loughlin returns in a family dominated story that opens with him called to hospital due to his father being in a coma after a fall. We delve into Joe's childhood and his relationship with his father, as he learns a multitude of things about him that he never knew before. Joe's emotions are pulled in many different directions as he searches for the truth regardin...
  • Greville Waterman
    I had never discovered Michael Robotham before but I intend to make good this gap in my reading repertoire.The man can certainly write and create a dazzling plot that intrigued me from the beginning.Apparently this is the month book in a series but I was able to read it as a standalone without thinking that I had missed anything.Beautifully written with well-drawn characters, this is a high class psychological thriller that both thrills and enter...
  • Diane Poppleton-brown
    I was introduced to Michael Robotham through ‘The Secrets She Keeps’ but The Other Wife is the first of the Joseph O’Loughlin books that I’ve read. In this, the 9th in the series, we see Joe, a clinical psychologist by trade, turning his hand to investigating - his father has been attacked, left for dead, is in a coma and the police are not coming ‘up to snuff’.This instalment feels personal, there are lots of flashbacks to childhood ...
  • Julie Garner
    I could not put this book 180 pages before bed one night and the next, sat in the bath till it was done and I was very cold and pruny :). It was well worth it!This is Joe's 9th outing with Michael, but my first read of this character. You can most definately read it without the previous books as there is enough back story in there you quickly catch up. What would you do if you found out that your Dad wasn't the 'good' guy you thought ...
  • Alison Eden
    #TheOtherWife #NetGalley This was an easy book to read with lots going on and a great psychological thriller. I enjoyed seeing how the relationship between Joseph and his mother and sisters developed between Olivia and her family. Although it did seem a bit unreal that the police gave so much leeway to Olivia who at best was the 'wife' of a bigamist and I found it strange that Joseph took to her quite so quickly . Great side issues to keep up the...
  • Cal
    This is a must read for anyone who has followed Michael Robotham’s Joe O’Loughlin series. Following on from the devastating events of the previous book, Joe is slowly coming to terms with what happened. But then comes the news that his father has been involved in an horrific attack that could change everything Joe thought he knew about his own parents.Not one to be read as a standalone, ‘The Other Wife’ is a fascinating insight into the c...
  • Helen Barnett
    I had to give this latest treasure from Michael Robotham 5 stars as it kept me awake last evening and the first thing I did on awakening was pick it up again and read it to the end. It is a novel with staying power that will have you thinking about its characters for some time in the future. We see Joe O'Loughlin in an entirely different role where he is not in control and family truths he thought were firm are no longer. The pace is fast and lik...
  • Julie
    It was good. But not amazing.. I liked the plot development and most of the characters but somehow the short chapters and Joe's search for the truth just didn't seem very realistic.. it was just too far fetched at times . There were parts in it ( housekeepers over enthusiastic advances) that added nothing whatsoever to the story ..and then the second wife just walked off into the sunset ? And the crazy son ? And really how did his daughter get he...
  • Trish Nankivell
    I have read some Michael Robotham in the past - but he hasn't been one of my regulars. Therefore, I've not realised there are 8 other books in the Joe O'Loughlin series. Or I'm getting old-timers! :)I enjoyed following Joe's story in this book - but to get to book 9; has he had so many personal traumas that it is truly unbelievable?From book I gather (not mentioning what happens in this book; spoilers) he has lost his wife, has Parkinson's and on...
  • Siobhán Cullen
    Firstly thanks to Little Brown Book Group UK and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. This review will be posted on Goodreads and Amazon closer to publication dateI had not come across this author before so therefore knew nothing about Joe but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this book at all but did encourage me to buy more from this seriesA cleverly written book with lots of twists and turns that will l...
  • Sharon
    3.5/5There's no denying that I love Joe so there's no doubt I read this as soon as I could. In this book we get to learn more about his family; his mom, dad and sisters. We learn a bit of the family history and when Joe gets a call from the hospital saying his dad was admitted, he learns there's more to his family than he ever imagined. But who did this to his dad and why? Ruiz also shows up to help Joe out, yay!
  • Joy
    Wow. Another wonderful read. Joe's father William is found at the foot of a staircase in a house with his "Other Wife". How has he kept his 2nd family a secret for so many years. Full of flawed characters, so well written.
  • Monique
    4.5You didn’t disappoint. What a read. My favourite line was delivered by RuizJoe to Ruiz? Are you praying?He doesn’t open his eyes ‘If I wanted to talk to a bearded man with delusions of grandeur, I’d ask my barista how his band is doing’
  • Christine Rausch
    I rarely give 5 stars. This is so well written. Thank you Michael. Eagerly anticipating your next book.
  • Frances
    This is such a brilliant series
  • Lynda Walton
    Loved this bookI have read all of Michael Robotham books.I couldn't put this book down.I enjoyed it very much. Sorry to finish it.