Multi-million-copy bestselling author Michael Robotham has returned with The Secrets She Keeps, a suspenseful domestic noir about marriage, envy and what lurks beneath. Telling the story of two women from vastly different backgrounds united by a dangerous secret, it has won fans including Stephen King, who hailed it “a book you won’t be able to put down, although you may occasionally want to hide your eyes”. Michael speaks to Ailsa Piper about this gripping psychological thriller.
Michael Robotham (Australian)
Michael Robotham is a former investigative journalist whose psychological thrillers have been translated into 23 languages. In 2015 he won the prestigious UK Gold Dagger for his novel Life Or Death, which was also shortlisted for the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel. Michael has twice won a Ned Kelly Award for Australia's best crime novel for Lost in 2015 and Shatter in 2008. His most recent novel is The Secrets She Keeps.
Ailsa Piper (Australian)
Ailsa Piper is a storyteller, having worked as a playwright, dramaturg, director, actor, teacher, speaker and broadcaster. Writing highlights include being co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright's Award in 2001, and the publication in 2012 of her travel memoir, Sinning Across Spain. She has judged the NSW and Victorian Premiers Literary Awards seven times, and also performs Wordwalks, monologues celebrating poetry, walking and landscape. Ailsa is co-author, with Tony Doherty, of The Attachment: Letters From A Most Unlikely Friendship.