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)

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Michael Robotham is one of Australia’s most successful crime writers, whose psychological thrillers have been translated into 24 languages and sold more than six million copies around the world. He has won numerous prizes including the UK Crime Writer’s Gold Dagger and two Ned Kelly Awards. His latest novel is The Secrets She Keeps


Ailsa Piper (Australian)

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Ailsa Piper is a writer, director, performer, teacher and speaker. She was co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright’s Award in 2001 for her script Small Mercies, and her Sinning Across Spain, was published in 2012. An updated edition was released in 2017. The Attachment: Letters From A Most Unlikely Friendship, was also published in 2017. Co-written with Tony Doherty, it celebrates conversation, correspondence and connection. An experienced interviewer, Ailsa has judged the NSW and Victorian Premiers Literary Awards six times.