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My name is Piper Hadley and I went missing on the last Saturday of the summer holidays three years ago.

When Piper and her friend Tash disappeared, there was a huge police search, but they were never found. Now Tash, reaching breaking point at the abuse their captor has inflicted on them, has escaped, promising to come back for Piper. Clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and his stalwart companion, ex-cop Vincent Ruiz, force the police to re-open the case after Joe is called in to assess the possible killer of a couple in their own home and finds a connection to the missing girls. But they are racing against time to save Piper from someone with an evil, calculating and twisted mind....

©2012 Bookwrite Pty (P)2012 Hachette Digital

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Incredible.

This is the third audiobook this author I’ve listened to. They all were good but this one dug deeper and hit harder. Very sad and moving.

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  • Paul
  • 2013-01-07

His best book yet

I have a personal policy of writing reviews only for books which I would give 5 stars to, because they are the books I tell my friends about. I read Michael Robotham's first 2 books, and they were quite good, but not gripping. Say Your Sorry is different. It got me in right from the start, and kept me enthralled wright to the last chapter. One of the best points about it was the passages written from the point of view of one of the victims. Often I find books that alternate between past and present to be confusing, and the technique can detract from the suspense. But with this story the excursions into the recent past only add to the drama. Although there is some graphic detail, Robotham doesn't go overboard with the sex, blood and guts. If you like a thrilling crime novel that has you cheering on the sleuths and the victims, this one's well worth your credit.

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  • Cool Grandma
  • 2012-11-23

Awesome story, kept me glued to my iphone

A great mystery, I want to listen again to see what clues I might have missed. Brilliant!

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  • Bert
  • 2013-01-24

Brilliant story

Would you listen to Say You're Sorry again? Why?

It is more than just a story about kidnapped girls. It is also about Joe the psychologist with Parkinson's who is a brilliant analyzer of characters and you might learn a thing or two about psychology while enjoying the listen.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe

What does Sean Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The narrater's voice is a perfect fit with Joe. His voice really matches the character. A pleasure to listen to.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

the book was about 12 hours, so that wouldn't work, but I listened to it every chance I got.

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  • leon
  • 2013-01-08

magnificent

What did you love best about Say You're Sorry?

The detailed analysis of the characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of Say You're Sorry?

The solution

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

everything

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Yes the grief of the parents

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  • charlotte
  • 2012-12-05

one of the best!

Would you listen to Say You're Sorry again? Why?

yes, if i did re-listen to books, which i don't

Who was your favorite character and why?

all of them

What about Sean Barrett’s performance did you like?

pleasant to listen to and can vary his narration according to each character

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

same as title of book

Any additional comments?

gripping, intelligent and creepy

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  • Lia
  • 2018-03-24

Excellent Book

I usually love psychological thrillers, and Robotham's SAY YOU'RE SORRY was not a disappointment. Even though I didn't read Robotham's earlier novels in which the main character, Joe O'Laughlin, is introduced and developed, I was still able to like and relate to his character, although I wasn't as attached to him as I wish I'd been. I also thought that his psychologist work was probably a little far-fetched.

One thing that I really liked about this book was that I honestly had NO clue who the kidnapper was going to be. Usually I'm fairly decent at seeing things like that coming, but I was truly surprised when it was finally revealed. Although I liked not being able to figure it out, I think that the author could've done a better job with the kidnapper's character. The main reason I was so surprised was that he was such a minor character in the novel. Maybe it's just me, but I was almost like, "Wait, who is this again?" I think that the author could've fleshed out his character a tiny bit more without being so obvious as to give him away.

Along those same lines, after you figure out who it is, the author does little to resolve the lingering questions. There is an explanation as to why he kidnapped the girls, but I wish that it had gone into a little bit more detail. It just seemed a tiny bit far-fetched. There is also an event (which I won't give away) that occurs at the beginning of the book that has no resolution. We find out about who was responsible for this event, but don't ever learn why or how it happened.

The rest of the novel was pretty good, though. Piper's chapters were really creepy and I found myself having a hard time reading this book alone in the dark, particularly as it got closer to the end. I thought that the character development between the minor characters in the book — specifically the parents of Piper and Tash and their "friends" from the town — was interesting and very well done. We learned a lot about each of them, which made pinpointing who the kidnapper was going to be even harder.

Ultimately, it was a good, thrilling book. I am looking forward to the next book.

Sean Barrett was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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  • Tarryn Drabble
  • 2016-03-31

Another excellent book by Michael Robotham

Loved it, easy listening. Could not put it down, completed in a day and a half!

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  • Robyn
  • 2015-12-09

Master story teller

Would you listen to Say You're Sorry again? Why?

Maybe at a later date

Who was your favorite character and why?

Joe O'Loughlin is central to the story he ties the characters together and moves it all along

Which character – as performed by Sean Barrett – was your favorite?

I like both Joe and Vincent Ruiz they work well together

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh Piper has some very funny stories

Any additional comments?

I'm a great fan of Michael Robotham he is a great story tellers who keeps you guessing. Sean Barrett is a very good narrator and he doesn't do the silly voices for women which is refreshing.

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  • Chrissie
  • 2015-03-25

My first Michael Robotham book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is the first book I have ever read of Michael Robotham ( or should I say had read to me as I bought it as an audible book awhile back now for a cruise but never read it) What a brilliant author I listened to 7 hours of it at the weekend and finished it today, character profiles are excellent and you really get into the book. I just HAD to finish it today and the twist in the ending I was not expecting. A very enjoyable Listen :-)

What was one of the most memorable moments of Say You're Sorry?

No particular memorable moments I wont be forgetting this book and I am looking forward to reading the next. Michael Robotham books are now on my ' Book Bucket List '

Which character – as performed by Sean Barrett – was your favorite?

Joe, what a wonderful character I could invite him round for afternoon tea he is in need of some TLC after what he endures in this story.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I wanted to listen to this in 1 sitting but at 2am I needing to sleep for work the next day. I didn't get the chance to listen again until today 3 days later when I finished it. So NEARLY a full sitting :-)

Any additional comments?

Thank-You Michael Robotham for an excellent read.