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Brenda’s Review

Good Girl Bad Girl was a monthly group read for the Traveling Friends Goodreads group and one that left us all excited for what comes next for these characters.

WaHoo!! I feel like a hot, hot mighty fine new series is in the frying pan here. I am all for our new damaged duo here with forensic psychologist Dr Cyrus Haver and good girl bad girl Evie who Cyrus fosters and I really want to see more of them. They are an unlikely pair but as good together as peppers and onions.

Good Girl Bad Girl starts off as a slow-burn as we get to know our main characters. The pace becomes faster and faster and the action ignites with the tension increasing at a rapid pace until we get to that explosive ending.

It’s all about our main characters here for me and I love the dynamics between Cyrus and Evie. Their dynamics brings some heart and soul to this disturbing thriller. Both are broken, vulnerable in their own way and flawed with a dark, tragic childhood. Circumstances have brought this unlikely pair together and they find themselves bonding over trying to solve a crime they shouldn’t be. Both have different intriguing abilities to see into people’s minds that complement their fascinating and complicated relationship.

There are two mysteries here that are weaved together so well. There is a lot going on here with the crime to the story. My head was a little rattled after finishing this one and I am so glad to have had some friends to discuss this one. I highly recommend for group reads.

I am waiting not so patiently to see more of what’s in the frying pan for these characters. Please hurry Michael Robotham and give us a hint.


Norma’s Review

Gritty, gripping, & thrilling!

GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL (Cyrus Haven #1) by MICHAEL ROBOTHAM is a suspenseful, intriguing, dark, disturbing, and slow-burn mystery/thriller that immediately drew me in. I was totally invested in this story and couldn’t put it down.

MICHAEL ROBOTHAM delivers a complex, character-driven, multi-layered, compelling, and mysterious story here with fascinating and great characters.

I absolutely loved the dynamics between our two main characters here with Cyrus and Evie. Both characters were extremely compelling and quite fascinating to read. I especially enjoyed Evie’s character and was definitely intrigued by her special ability.

Norma’s Stats:
Cover: A suspenseful and intriguing looking cover that definitely enticed me to read this book.
Title: Suspenseful, intriguing, and my curiosity was definitely piqued in finding out the meaning behind it. Who is the good girl? Bad girl?
Writing/Prose: Well-written, compelling, captivating, clever, and compulsively readable.
Plot: Unpredictable, gritty, gripping, unsettling, dark, fascinating, thrilling, suspenseful, entertaining, and enjoyable.
Ending: An explosively satisfying conclusion!
Overall: I was totally intrigued and fascinated here with the characters and the mystery to solve. Would recommend!

8 thoughts on “Good Girl, Bad Girl (Cyrus Haven, #1) by Michael Robotham @michaelrobotham

  1. I really enjoyed the book and the group discussion! I always learn something that I didn’t capture on my own. Love your review, Brenda and, like you, I’m ready for more of this series💜

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you so much, Jonetta! I really enjoyed it too! I love that about our group reads. I really would be lost without my friends to discuss books with.

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  2. I love Michael Robotham, mainly because of his characters. He (and Louise Penny) do a wonderful job of building relationships between people. Everyone flawed, but fascinating.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      I have just binge-read the first three books to his series and starting the fourth one. I am loving the characters and their relationships there too well not Julianne. lol I have bought the first Louise Penny and hope to start it soon too!

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  3. Diana says:

    Definitely does sound like an interesting duo. Glad to hear this was a good read and also does look like a promising series. Great review.

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    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Diana!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Glenda Reads says:

    Nice review of this thriller. Looks like my kind of book.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. B Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you, Glenda! I hope you get the chance to read this one and love it!

      Liked by 1 person

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