As I noted in the review, although Robotham is a born-and-raised Aussie, and now lives in Sydney with his family, he sets his novels in the United Kingdom, where he worked for several years as a journalist and ghost writer of celebrity 'autobiographies'.
BLEED FOR ME sees the return of his Parkinsons-affected leading man, Joe O'Loughlin, who finds himself caught up in a situation fraught with seen and unseen dangers; his daughter's best friend turns up on the doorstep in shock and covered in blood, then her father, a distinguished former policeman, is found brutally murdered in her bedroom. What begins as a court-ordered psychological report on a clearly troubled girl morphs into an unofficial (and by many people, unwanted) investigation into the Hegarty family, the local school, and several people's pasts.
In my review, I say "Robotham is an assured writer, pulling together multiple subplots into an engrossing and cohesive read". You can read my full Nelson Mail review of BLEED FOR ME here.