2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Secret Messenger Author: Mandy Robotham Published: January 20th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars The highly awaited new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife (also published as A Woman of War). Venice, 1943 The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare

Title: Tell Me Lies Author: J.P. Pomare Published: December 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 272 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars A brand new thriller from the new master of the genre from the author of CALL ME EVIE and IN THE CLEARING INCLUDES A SNEAK PEEK OF THE LAST GUESTS Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare

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New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

Title: The Valley of Lost Stories Author: Vanessa McCausland Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous … Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a secluded valley over the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

2020 Reviews · dual time frame · fiction · historical fiction · mystery

Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

Title: The Last Train Author: Sue Lawrence Published: January 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent storm batters the newly built rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig is waiting for her husband, the owner of a large… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

Title: The End of Her Author: Shari Lapena Published: July 21st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars It starts with a shocking accusation . . .Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she… Continue reading Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnball

Title: The Woman Before Wallis Author: Bryn Turnball Published: September 9th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson. In the summer of 1926,… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnball

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Title: The German Midwife Author: Mandy Robotham Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love. Germany, 1944.… Continue reading Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Berlin Girl Author: Mandy Robotham Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-wrenching new WWII story from the bestselling author of The German Midwife. Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

2020 Reviews · fiction

Book Review: The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson

Title: The Imperfects Author: Amy Meyerson Published: April 20th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The Nest meets Curtis Sittenfeld in this captivating novel about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth. The Millers are far from perfect. Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake find themselves under one… Continue reading Book Review: The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

Title: When I Was Ten Author: Fiona Cummins Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter – nicknamed the Angel of Death –… Continue reading Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins