Monday, February 20, 2012

"A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it." Tagore


In this contemporary and far reaching novel, "Bleed for Me," the author describes the world of impressionable teenage girls and the manner in which they can be manipulated by men who prey on the innocent.

Michael Robotham's words are dramatically compelling as we follow the action.

Psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is a terrific character. He suffers from Parkinson's disease but tries not to let this health issue deter him. His wife, Julianne, has left him and his eldest daughter, Charlie, age fourteen, shows her rebellious spirit. He works on finding answers to this case while desperately trying to hold on to his family.

Charlie's best friend, Sienna, shows up at Julianne's home covered with blood but then runs away.

Julianne calls Joe who is able to find her by the river bank, "huddled between the roots of a tree like a discarded doll."

Sienna is almost totally unresponsive and her vulnerability touches Joe. She claims to be unable to recall what happened but a search of her home reveals that her father, Ray Hegarty, has been murdered.

This is only the beginning of this heart stopping story. We learn of Sienna's father's relationship to Sienna and to her older sister. Then we discover Sienna's social life and this includes her seeing an older man - secretly.

The momentum builds as Joe confronts a man he suspects of taking advantage of Sienna and murdering her father. Doors are forced open as the story goes deeper and new suspects are discovered.

This powerful novel is one that shouldn't be missed, not just for a story that packs a punch but also for the message of the vulnerability of young girls and the adults who prey on their naivety.

Giveaway rules:
a. there will be two winners. To qualify you must be a follower of this blog.
b. use above link and see my review of the book on Amazon. At the end of the review, please indicate that the review was helpful.
c. leave e-mail address for contact and indicate you have completed steps a and b
d. U.S. and Canada only
e. Giveaway ends at midnight March 12th.
f. add to Google circles if possible.

Good luck and have fun.


Sharn3960 said...

Ahhh. I can't read your review. Robotham is one of my absolute favorite authors! I still need to read Bombproof before I can get to this one.

I hope you liked it. I'm going to go skim to see if you did. I love to see other people reading his books. :)

Marjorie/cenya2 said...

Hi, I posted on amazon.
Sounds like another great mystery you were lucky to review.
Thanks for the chance to win.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Sheri W said...

I follow your blog and loved your review of Bleed for Me. I also liked your review on amazon, found it helpful and left a comment as well.

Sheriwilkinson at hotmail dot com

Carol M said...

I completed steps a and b.
I would love to read this book! It sounds really good.
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Sharn3960 said...

Thanks Mike and I did like your comment on Amazon back when I left the first message.

C.E. Hart said...

Wow. This sounds like a great book.

I've completed a and b.

nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

PuttPutt1198Eve said...

I completed steps a and b and here is my email address:

jennifer zuna said...

Thanks for the heads up about the giveaway :)

Sara Kovach said...

Good review. I have followed you and have marked the review as helpful.

Kasee said...

Hi. I completed steps A & B, and I now follow you on twitter, too. Thank you for sharing this review. The book sounds amazing. I have added it to my Amazon Wishlist.

Paula L. said...

Sounds great! Steps completed. Thank you :)
jandplee at att dot net

Janiera said...

wow this really sounds good! I'm visiting from the book blogs community and i did steps A and B. Thanks for the giveaway!
Janiera @This is From my Heart

prettyhaydengurl at yahoo dot com

Ethan said...

Hey Mike,
I hope all is well. I have completed the steps for this giveaway. In looking at my shelf of books to read this month, I realize that I am, surprisingly, lacking in good mysteries. This would be a great addition to my reading list. Thanks for all of the great giveaways that you post.

skkorman said...

Thanks for the great giveaway, Mike! I did 1 & 2!

skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

Hillary said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Review is "yessed" and I am a follower via GFC (Hillary)


whitegold said...

Great review! I am new to Michael Robothom, but am starting with "Shatter" today and am planning to read his other novels as well.

I have completed the two steps.

whitegold at yahoo dot com

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I am a GFC follower and I went to Amazon and marked your review as helpful. This does sound like a great book. Thanks for the chance!


Johanna said...

This one sounds really interesting. Would have to include it on "to-read' list.


lag123 said...

I completed steps a and b. thanks for the giveaway!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Anonymous said...

hello, I clicked helpful on the Amazon review. -laura h.

Crystal said...

This sounds really good. I'm a follower and I liked your review.


mike draper said...

C.E. Hart


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