2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · thriller

Book Review: The Black Sheep by Sophie McKenzie

Title: The Black Sheep Author:  Sophie McKenzie Published: February 1st 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Pages: 512 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $19.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Francesca was widowed a year ago. Since then she has focused on her children, trying to soothe their grief as well as her own. Her husband and father never quite saw eye to… Continue reading Book Review: The Black Sheep by Sophie McKenzie

2017 Reviews · Australian · Uncategorized

Book Review: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

Title: Jasper Jones Author:  Craig Silvey Published: March 31st 2009 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 397 Genres:  Fiction, Australian RRP: $23.99 Rating: 4 stars Late on a hot summer night in 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional… Continue reading Book Review: Jasper Jones by Craig Silvey

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · psychological

Book Review: Come Back to Me by Sara Foster

Title: Come Back to Me Author:  Sara Foster Published: February 1st 2010 Publisher: Bantam, Random House (republished by Simon & Schuster July 2017) Pages: 480 Genres:  Contemporary Fiction, Psychological, Mystery. RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Do you have to honour a promise you made in the past if it means losing all you have now? When Mark introduces his date, Julia, to… Continue reading Book Review: Come Back to Me by Sara Foster

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · novella · short fiction · young adult

Book Review: Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L. King

Title: Jenna’s Truth Author:  Nadia L. King Published: October 10th 2016 Publisher: Aulexic Pages: 54 Genres:  Short Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4 stars Jenna’s just a teenager who wants to fit in. The popularity that she wanted though, quickly turns into infamy when two “well-meaning” friends spark a controversy that alters her life forever. What happens when the very… Continue reading Book Review: Jenna’s Truth by Nadia L. King

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I Let You Go Author:  Clare Mackintosh Published: May 12th 2015 Publisher: Little Brown Group via Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Crime RRP: $19.99 Rating: 5 stars In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate… Continue reading Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

2017 Reviews · blog tour · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

Title: Beauty in Thorns Author:  Kate Forsyth Published: July 3rd 2017 Publisher: Vintage Australia via Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars The Pre-Raphaelites were determined to liberate art and love from the shackles of convention. Ned Burne-Jones had never had a painting lesson and his family wanted him to be a parson. Only young Georgie… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth

2017 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · mystery · thriller

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

Title: Not A Sound Author:  Heather Gudenkauf Published: May 22nd 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters–her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf