Dunedin Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute

Book: When You Are Mine (October 2021)

By Michael Robotham

October 18, 2021

Philomena McCarthy has defied the odds to become a promising young officer with the Metropolitan Police despite being the daughter of a notorious London gangster.  Called to the scene of a domestic assault, she rescues a bloodied young woman, Tempe Brown, the mistress of a decorated detective.  The incident is hushed up, but Phil has unwilling made a dangerous enemy who has powerful friends.

Determined to protect each other, the two women strike up a tentative friendship.  Tempe is thoughtful and sweet and makes herself indispensable to Phil, but sinister things keep happening and something isn’t quite right about the stories Tempe tells.  When a journalist with links to both Phil’s father and to the detective is found floating in the Thames, Phil doesn’t know where to turn, who to blame or who she can trust.

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