2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · literary · thriller

Book Review: Snake Island by Ben Hobson

Title: Snake Island Author: Ben Hobson Published: August 5th 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 344 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Vernon and Penelope Moore never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he hit his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment. But when retired… Continue reading Book Review: Snake Island by Ben Hobson

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Silver by Chris Hammer

Title: Silver Author: Chris Hammer Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 576 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Martin Scarsden returns in the sequel to the bestselling Scrublands. ‘Chris Hammer is a great writer – a leader in Australian noir.’ – Michael Connelly For half a lifetime, journalist Martin Scarsden has run from his past. But… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Silver by Chris Hammer

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · France · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish

Title: The Heart of the Ritz Author: Luke Devenish Published: September 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Four women join forces, with conviction, courage … and style France, April 1940. Orphan Polly Hartford has been sent  across oceans to her Aunt Marjorie, known only from letters. When Marjorie dies in suspicious circumstances, Polly is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

Title: Daughter of Bad Times Author: Rohan Wilson Published: May 6th 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars ‘What better pitch than helping the refugees of the world? Who doesn’t want to help refugees, right? The five Australian facilities are immigration detention centres, sure, but they’re also manufacturing plants. That means two revenue streams for one facility.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton

Title: Boy Swallows Universe Author: Trent Dalton Published: June 18th 2018 Publisher: 4th Estate AU -Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2.5/3 stars Brisbane, 1983: A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter. It’s not as if Eli’s life isn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton