Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1) by Michael Robotham

Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1)

From the bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps, the writer Stephen King calls “an absolute master…with heart and soul,” a fiendishly clever suspense novel about a dangerous young woman with a special ability to know when someone is lying—and the criminal psychologist who must outwit her to survive.A girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy, she won’t tell anyone her n...


Details Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1)

TitleGood Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1)
ISBN9781982103606
Author
Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherScribner
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1)

  • Meredith
    2019-06-29
    4.25 starsMurderers, Truth Wizards, and A Girl Named Angel Face all come together in Good Girl, Bad Girl!Good Girl, Bad Girl is a complex and compelling character-driven mystery about a girl with a mysterious past and the forensic psychologist who takes her under his wing (no pun intended--if you have read this book you will understand!). When a teenage superstar figure skater turns up dead, Cyrus, a forensic psychologist who assists the police,...
  • Susanne Strong
    2019-06-19
    5 Brilliant Stars. A Crazy Pulse Pounding Thriller with a Ton of Heart! “Good Girl, Bad Girl” is Michael Robotham’s Best Novel to Date. “Evie Cormac” has been in a care home for quite some time. She never talks to anyone and no one knows of her real identity. Dubbed “Angel Face” she was found hiding in a home where police believed she was held captive for years. Cyrus Haven is a Forensic Psychologist who works for the police. He is...
  • Emily May
    2019-07-06
    “He’ll be following the police investigation closely, frightened and appalled, but also fascinated, which means he could return to the scene as an onlooker, or bystander. Look for his face in the crowd. He’s somewhere close by. Watching.” 3 1/2 stars. Good Girl, Bad Girl is an entertaining mystery with complex characters and a number of thrills to keep the pacing up. I saw pretty much everything coming* (view spoiler)[though that one twis...
  • Holly B
    2019-06-08
    A multi-layered plot with fascinating characters. The latest from Micheal Robotham is a crime/police-procedural story that introduces Cyrus Haven, a psychologist with a disturbing and heart-breaking past. The camaraderie between Cyrus and his patient added sentiment.The writing is compelling and the crimes are gritty. The characters are all flawed and mysterious. There are many surprises and a character with a special gift that she calls a cur...
  • Kaceey
    2019-07-02
    Can I please hand out 6 shiny stars? Because Michael Robotham has done it again!Lately, thrillers have been hit or miss for me. Maybe more miss. Well thriller fans, let me inform you, this was that perfect thriller that I’ve been searching for all year! Straight to my favorite shelf!Evie Cormac is a young girl who’s been a ward of the court for years. With a hidden past, she has no proof of her real name, birthday, parents or even where she...
  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)
    2019-07-16
    4 Stars for Michael Robotham's Good Girl, Bad Girl - a complex, character-driven mystery with heart! One dead teenage girl, another with no past and one psychologist trying to uncover the truth. Cyrus Haven is a psychologist with a troubled past. His demons are definitely simmering beneath the surface and made him a fascinating character. Cyrus is called in to offer his expertise on two different cases. A fellow doctor reaches out for help with...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    2019-06-29
    ***NOW AVAILABLE***4 stars for this stellar thriller. This is by far one of the best psychological thrillers that I have read all year. It has a complicated, twisty plot that will keep you guessing up until the very last pages. There are a multitude of characters that all have secrets. The characters are well developed and unique, yet, for the most part, still believable. There are many mysteries to solve and characters to unveil. I’ve never r...
  • Liz
    2019-06-26
    Cyrus Haven is a forensic psychologist tasked with determining whether a young woman can safely be released from care. Evie Cormac was the victim of years of being held captive and sexually abused. Once discovered, the authorities could find no trace of her past. And she’s never said. Meanwhile, he’s also helping an investigation into the death of a young girl, a Junior Ice Skating Champion. The book is extremely well written. It’s not ofte...
  • marilyn
    2019-07-19
    Good Girl, Bad Girl brings together two people whose lives are filled with secrets and betrayal. Evie Cormac was found hidden behind a false wall where she had lived for years, with her supposed kidnapper having been tortured and murdered, in a nearby room. Evie wouldn't talk about who she was, where she was from, or what had happened to her and has spent the last years in a secure home for children because any attempts to foster her with a famil...
  • j e w e l s
    2019-07-11
    THREE STARSCyrus Haven is a psychologist with a past. He consults with the local police department as they are investigating the murder of a teenage figure skater. Around this same time, he is brought in to study a young woman, called Evie, who is currently in a juvie hall. Evie has an extremely troubled history and has the unique ability to tell if people are lying or being truthful.I found the story line initially interesting. I love a good pro...
  • Michelle
    2019-07-18
    I finished this book last Friday before leaving on vacation and never wrote my review and I will now have to string words together with far fewer brain cells. My apologies in advance, Mr. Robotham. Psychologist Cyrus Haven is given a new case, that of the volatile Evie Cormac, a young lady who was discovered hiding in a house a few years previous with a dead and mutilated body by her side. She refuses to say who she is, how old she is, or where s...
  • Dita
    2019-06-28
    Cyrus Haven is a forensic psychologist who consults for the police. He has been asked to determine whether a young woman, a human lie detector named "Evie Cormac", can handle being released from institutionalized care into society. Evie has a harrowing past and was instantly made famous after being rescued from horrific circumstances six years earlier. Having no idea who she is, authorities gave her a new identity, hid her from the public and pla...
  • Nadia
    2019-07-09
    It doesn't happen often that I award 5 stars in a row but Good Girl, Bad Girl was absolutely brilliant and definitely deserves all the stars!This was only my second book by Michael Robotham but I can say that his writing style is right up my street. I find that even thrillers I really like often have dull passages I want to skim through, but that was NOT the case here. Good Girl Bad Girl was a riveting and totally compulsive read from start to fi...
  •  Li'l Owl ~ Incorrigible Reader
    2019-07-23
    Robotham's latest is like a fine cup of coffee.....excellent to the very last drop! 5★'sNow available! Book one in the forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven series!Cyrus “Which one is she?” I ask, leaning closer to the observation window. “Blond. Baggy sweater. Sitting on her own.”“And you’re not going to tell me why I’m here?”“I don’t want to influence your decision.”“What am I deciding?”“Just watch her.” I look again...
  • Jayme
    2019-06-15
    3.5 stars (rounded down) Once again, the book's synopsis sounds to me like it was the author's elevator pitch, which didn't quite turn out exactly the same, once the book was fleshed out...Evie Cormac (dubbed, Angel Face by the press, when she was discovered as a victim of an unthinkable crime, six years ago) has initiated a court proceeding, demanding the right to be released from the children's home where she has been living, now that she has t...
  • Darinda
    2019-07-08
    A multi-layered mystery. A girl with a troubled past who wants to be on her own. A forensic psychologist who wants to help her. The murder case of a teen figure skater.Told with the alternating points of view of Evie and Cyrus. Evie is teen girl with a dark and mysterious past. She's living in a children's home, but wants to be out on her own. Also, she has the unique ability to know when someone is lying. Cyrus is a psychologist called in to eva...
  • Julie (JuJu)
    2019-07-20
    **Update 7/2019: Yay, this now shows as the first book in a series 🎉. No hate mail will be sent 😂 ** Wow...where to begin! This thriller has one eye-popping and complicated storyline! But considering there are so many different threads unfolding, the author does a great job. I was never confused.Now for the negative. I was left with numerous questions! I’m not a fan of series, but I’ll have to send hate mail to the amazing Mr. Robotham ...
  • Natasha Niezgoda
    2019-07-20
    YOU NEED THIS BOOK! Okay you guys, I’m not exaggerating when I say that I just pre-ordered the hardcover of Good Girl, Bad Girl because I loved it so much!Holy freaking crap This book is everything my crime loving heart desired. It reminded so much of my favorite BBC shows - Luther, Broadchurch, Hinterland, and Marcella. There’s something so amazingly complex and effortless about this story. From the characters to the case to the cliffhanger!...
  • Shannon
    2019-04-27
    Thanks to Scribner Books #partner for gifting me a copy of Good Girl, Bad Girl! This was the second book I’ve read by Mr. Robotham and I enjoyed it.This was a fun read. I love having multiple POVs and luckily here we get two. Cyrus is a psychiatrist and Evie is the patient. While Cyrus tries to figure out his new patient, there’s also a murder investigation going on. He works part time with the police so he is called in to look over it. For m...
  • Lisa
    2019-07-05
    A fabulously creative and cleverly layered psychological thriller. SUMMARYA girl is discovered hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a terrible crime. Half-starved and filthy she won’t tell anyone her name, her age or where she came from. Six years later, still unidentified, she is living in a secure children’s home with a new name, Evie Cormac. Evie initiates a court case demanding the right to be released as an adult, and forensic psy...
  • Dennis
    2019-04-12
    Good Girl, Bad Girl is my first read by author Michael Robotham, and boy it was a doozy! My 3 star rating is actually 3 positive stars, so please don't take my review as a middle of the ground one, or a meh feeling. More of that to come, but first: Robotham's Good Girl, Bad Girl is a story about trauma. A young girl is found in an abandoned house—filthy with matted hair, dirty, malnourished—with no record of her existence on file. This gir...
  • Holly
    2019-05-03
    Cyrus is a psychologist who is called in to observe a young girl named Evie. She's thought to be the child who lived in a secret room while a man was tortured to death. Nobody knows where she came from, how old she is, or what her name really is. The only thing we know for sure is that she can tell when someone is lying. A curse or a gift? Meanwhile, another young girl is murdered on her way home one evening. Cyrus is involved with helping the po...
  • Dita
    2019-06-28
    Cyrus Haven is a forensic psychologist who consults for the police. He has been asked to determine whether a young woman, a human lie detector named "Evie Cormac", can handle being released from institutionalized care into society. Evie has a harrowing past and was instantly made famous after being rescued from horrific circumstances six years earlier. Having no idea who she is, authorities gave her a new identity, hid her from the public and pla...
  • Debra
    2019-07-30
    4.5 StarsRobotham is off to a great start with his fist book in the Cyrus Haven series!!!A young woman who knows when someone is lying or telling the truth, a forensic psychologist with a painful past, a murdered high school ice skating champion are all it takes for Robotham to knock it out of the ballpark!Forensic Psychologist has his hands full. He had been asked by a friend to meet Evie Cormac, formerly dubbed “Angel Face," by the media. She...
  • NZLisaM
    2019-07-04
    Disappointing!Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven is hired to determined whether a troubled teenager should be released from care into society. Evie Cormack has resided in a high-security children's home for six years, ever since she was discovered living in a hidden room of a residential house – feral, malnourished, uncommunicative. Cyrus is also fascinated by Evie's rare ability to pinpoint when someone is lying, a subject he wrote his thesis o...
  • Gary
    2019-07-07
    A stand alone suspense novel from author Michael Robotham. I really enjoy reading the Joseph O’Loughlin series by this author as well as his stand alone books.Evie Cormac was discovered six years ago uncared for and half starved, hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a shocking crime. Now approaching adulthood, Evie is damaged, self-destructive and has never revealed her true identity.Cyrus Haven is a Forensic psychologist, haunted by his...
  • Heidi
    2019-07-02
    To be honest, I never had any doubts whatsoever that this book would be great. I haven’t yet read a Robotham novel that wasn’t! And did it live up to my expectations, you ask? Yes, yes, YES!If you have ever read any books by this author, you will know how utterly unputdownable they are. The characters practically leap from the pages, taking you by the hand and pulling you into their world, until it is difficult to remember that this is just f...
  • Jill McGill
    2019-07-18
    5 Amazing Stars! One of the best psychological thrillers I have read this year!"Evie Cormac" has been living in a state children's home for many years now. She was discovered in a secret room after a horrific crime. Starved and filthy, she won't tell anyone her name, age, or where she comes from. Her DNA can't even be matched to an identity. Six years later, still with no identity, she wants to be released as an adult. Forensic psychologist Cyrus...
  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    2019-07-07
    My second book by this author and though well written for me I did find it a tad slow in places.I enjoyed this to a point but I just felt it dragged somewhat.I was initially expecting this to be more of a psychological thriller but this is actually a police procedural with an ongoing backstory.This was told in dual POV and switched between psychologist Cyrus Haven and Evie Cormac a girl with a mysterious past.The story focuses on Cyrus's work wit...
  • Krista
    2019-06-28
    Rating: 4.5 thrilling stars rounded down to 4 starsWhat a great start to what appears to be a new mystery series by Michael Robotham! Trigger Warning: There are some graphic descriptions of violence and child sexual abuse in this book. I’m squeamish when it comes to these types of scenes. I usually avoid books that have either of these elements. Some of the descriptions in this book were hard to absorb, but they set up the backstory. The scenes...