During this past week I have read Michael Robotham’s novel Bleed for Me. My cousin recommended it, saying “It is very good.” I took him at his word and turned the first page in anticipation. I can say that I was not disappointed.
The story of Sienna, a fourteen year old girl, unfolds with the help of a psychologist Joe O’Loughlin. Our introduction to Sienna occurs in the first two pages in the form of a diary entry:
“every drop of blood that flows from my veins is proof that i’m alive. every drop is proof that i’m dying. every drop removes the poison inside me, running down my arms, dripping off my fingers.” (p 2, 2010, Sphere)
Joe is the one who tells us the story of Sienna – his daughter’s best friend. Against the advice of the police, he does a little digging of his own to uncover who murdered Sienna’s father. I found the story fast-paced and intriguing – so much so that I could not put it down.
I have opened another novel by Robotham – and look forward to seeing the story unfold.
Have you read any of Robotham’s novels?
(This post was inspired by Miz. B’s Teaser Tuesdays)
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014