2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · mystery · rural fiction · small town

Book Review: Front Page News by Katie Rowney

  Title: Front Page News Author:  Katie Rowney Published: May 16th 2016 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Australian, Rural, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey. Front-page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey… Continue reading Book Review: Front Page News by Katie Rowney

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Throwback Thursday Book Review: Charming by Elliott James

Welcome to a new weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! Today’s Throwback Thursday book review is courtesy… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Charming by Elliott James

2017 Reviews · biography · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: The House of Lies by Renee McBryde

Title: The House of Lies Author:  Renee McBryde Published: January 31st 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 303 Genres:  Biography RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars This compelling memoir of family secrets, murder, sexual assault and domestic violence is also the gripping story of Renee’s constant struggle to accept the truth and her true identity, and, ultimately, to forge a life on her own terms.… Continue reading Book Review: The House of Lies by Renee McBryde

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · romance

New Release Book Review: The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

Title: The Christmas Secret Author:  Karen Swan Published: October 31st 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars They say that behind every great man, there’s a great woman, and behind London’s most powerful leaders, there stands only one—Alex Hyde, business coach par excellence. She’s the woman they turn to for advice and strategy when the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · psychological · suspense · thriller

Book Review: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

Title: Dead Letters Author:  Caite Dolan-Leach Published: May 24th 2017 Publisher: Atlantic Books via Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Psychological, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars A missing woman leads her twin sister on a twisted scavenger hunt in this clever debut novel of suspense for readers of Luckiest Girl Alive and Reconstructing Amelia. Ahoy, Ava! Welcome home, my… Continue reading Book Review: Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

Australian · historical fiction · literary

Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

Title: Skylarking Author:  Kate Mildenhall Published: July 31st 2016 Publisher: Black Inc Pages: 288 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Literary, Australian RRP: $24.99 Rating: 5 stars Kate and Harriet are best friends, growing up together on an isolated Australian cape in the 1880s. As daughters of the lighthouse keepers, the two girls share everything, until a fisherman, McPhail, arrives in their small community. When… Continue reading Book Review: Skylarking by Kate Mildenhall

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · rural fiction

Book Review: Ridgeview Station by Michael Trant

Title: Ridgeview Station Author:  Michael Trant Published: June 28th 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Rural, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A vast outback property. An unforgettable season. A family’s fight to save their livelihood. A sweeping tale of love and loss, and the highs and lows of life on the land, from an utterly authentic new voice… Continue reading Book Review: Ridgeview Station by Michael Trant