One of the great things about the Nine to Noon show, hosted by Kathryn Ryan - who also regularly does interviews with New Zealand and visiting authors - is that they do semi-regularly cover some crime and thriller titles. They're also fascinating reviews to listen to, because rather than being just a print review of a reviewer's thoughts, Ryan 'interviews' the reviewer, and asks them questions about the book, drawing out comments. So it's more of a dialogue, than a monologue - which is a nice change of pace.
Today the reviewer was Emma Hart, who unfortunately didn't start too well when she assertively said Robotham was a Brit now living in the UK, so that's why he set his book in Bath (Robotham is in fact a born and bred Australian, who after spending his first 20+ years in Australia, travelled overseas and worked in a variety of places, including the UK, as a journalist).
However the rest of the review was quite good, and very positive about the book. "This is fantastically written," says Hart. You can listen to the full 7 and a half minute review of BLEED FOR ME here. I have recently read BLEED FOR ME, and really enjoyed my first taste of Robotham's writing. I have a couple of reviews of the book coming out in New Zealand and overseas publications in future, so I will link to them as and when they're available.
Have you read BLEED FOR ME or any of Michael Robotham's earlier books? What do you think? What do you think of the Hart's review? Does BLEED FOR ME sound like something you might enjoy? Thoughts and comments welcome.