2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · literary

Book Review: To Become a Whale by Ben Hobson

Title: To Become a Whale Author:  Ben Hobson Published: June 1st 2017 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 404 Genres:  Fiction, Literary, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars To Become a Whale tells the story of 13-year-old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out… Continue reading Book Review: To Become a Whale by Ben Hobson

contemporary fiction · Australian · romance · 2017 Reviews · novella

Book Review: Under Her Spell by Monique Mulligan

Title: Under Her Spell Author:  Monique Mulligan Published: August 26th 2017 Publisher: Serenity Press Pages: 50 Genres:  Fiction, Romance RRP: $7.99 Rating: 4 stars Writer Oliver Pendall has enough on his plate working on the set of Multiples, a clone movie based on his bestselling book. All he wants is time to write his next novel, but when he meets the bubbly but… Continue reading Book Review: Under Her Spell by Monique Mulligan

2017 Reviews · Australian · crime · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: The Sting by Kate Kyriacou

Title: The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer Author:  Kate Kyriacou Published: August 1st 2015 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 312 Genres:  Non Fiction, True Crime, Australian RRP: $32.95 The story of the police sting that resulted in the confession of Daniel Morcombe’s killer reads like crime fiction. An elaborately staged fake crime gang, run by a ‘Mr Big’, that lured… Continue reading Book Review: The Sting by Kate Kyriacou

2017 Reviews · Australian · fiction · historical fiction

Book Review: The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper

Title: The Currency Lass Author:  Tea Cooper Published: February 20th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Australian RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars She can run but she can’t hide… As her father’s only heir, Catherine Cottingham expects to inherit their sprawling property in the Hunter Valley. What she doesn’t understand is why her father is trying to push her… Continue reading Book Review: The Currency Lass by Tea Cooper

2017 Reviews · chick lit · contemporary fiction · fantasy · Guest Review · Mrs R Review · romance · science fiction

Book Review: Spandex and the City by Jenny T. Colgan

Title: Spandex and the City Author:  Jenny T. Colgan Published: May 16th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia/Little Brown Group Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit, Fantasy, Science Fiction RRP: $22.99 Rating: 5 stars LOCAL GIRL SWEPT OFF HER FEET Mild-mannered publicist Holly Phillips is unlucky in love. She’s embarrassed beyond belief when the handsome stranger she meets in a bar… Continue reading Book Review: Spandex and the City by Jenny T. Colgan

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Book Review: Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

Title: Crimson Lake Author:  Candice Fox Published: January 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the award-winning author of Hades and Eden comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . . 12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands… Continue reading Book Review: Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · life lit · women's fiction

Book Review: Finding Hannah by Fiona McCallum

Title: Finding Hannah Author:  Fiona McCallum Published: March 20th 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A tender story of one woman’s journey through grief, and learning to live life again. Hannah Ainsley has the perfect life — an adoring husband, a close relationship with her parents, a wonderful job, and amazing friends. Best… Continue reading Book Review: Finding Hannah by Fiona McCallum