2023 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · crime · new release

Better Reading Preview: After the Smoke Clears by Kylie Kaden

Title: After the Smoke Clears Author: Kylie Kaden Published: May 2nd 2023 Publisher: Pantera Press Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars From the best-selling author of One of Us and The Day the Lies Began comes an emotional and gripping story of a man running from his past and the woman who wants his future. Her family offered her a neat life… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: After the Smoke Clears by Kylie Kaden

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

Audio Book Review: The Family Game by Catherine Steadman

Title: The Family Game Author: Catherine Steadman Published: February 1st 2023 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars THE RULES 1. Listen carefully2. Do your research3. Trust no one4. Run for your life Harriet Reed is newly engaged to Edward Holbeck, the heir to an extremely powerful American family.When Edward’s father hands… Continue reading Audio Book Review: The Family Game by Catherine Steadman

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · women's fiction

New Release Book Review: Without Further Ado by Jessica Dettmann

Title: Without Further Ado Author: Jessica Dettmann Published: March 8th 2023 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Can a modern woman take lessons in love from Shakespeare? Book Lovers meets 10 Things I Hate About You in this sparkling romantic comedy from beloved Aussie author Jessica Dettmann. ‘Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever …’… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Without Further Ado by Jessica Dettmann

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Apartment 303 by Kelli Hawkins

Title: Apartment 303 Author: Kelli Hawkins Published: March 8th 2023 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Rory observes the world from the safety of her third-floor apartment. But she’s being watched too and will soon learn that no lock will protect her. The compelling, unsettling new psychological suspense novel from the bestselling author… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Apartment 303 by Kelli Hawkins

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · Tandem Collective Readalong

New Release Book Review: Prettier if She Smiled More by Toni Jordan

Title: Prettier if She Smiled More Author: Toni Jordan Published: March 29th 2023 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars One perfect life. One disastrous week. The brand-new novel from bestselling, acclaimed and beloved author Toni Jordan As the eldest child in a single-parent family, Kylie’s always had more important things on her mind than smiling for… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Prettier if She Smiled More by Toni Jordan

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Book Review: The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah

Title: The Couple at the Table Author: Sophie Hannah Published: January 25th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars SIX COUPLES. ONE LUXURY RESORT. THE PERFECT MURDER . . .A dream honeymoon…You’ve madly in love, newly married and at an exclusive resort.A nightmare dinner …You receive a note warning you to ‘Beware of… Continue reading Book Review: The Couple at the Table by Sophie Hannah

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · Tandem Collective Readalong

New Release Book Review: The Hemsworth Effect by James Weir

Title: The Hemsworth Effect Author: James Weir Published: November 30th 2022 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 432 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars A sleepy town is about to wake up and smell the turmeric lattes #DontForgetYourKeepCup It started with the Hemsworths. Now, Byron Bay local, Aimee Maguire, is about to lose everything because she can’t afford to pay the rent.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Hemsworth Effect by James Weir

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Terms of Inheritance by Michelle Upton

Title: Terms of Inheritance Author: Michelle Upton Published: November 30th 2022 Publisher: HarperCollins – AU Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Four sisters. A vast fortune. And a mother who thinks she knows best … Where there’s a will, there’s a way. A funny, moving, brilliantly observed story about letting go of the past When multi-millionaire Jacki Turner is… Continue reading Book Review: Terms of Inheritance by Michelle Upton

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New Release Book Review: I Will Find You by Harlan Coben

Title: I Will Find You Author: Harlan Coben Published: March 14th 2023 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars From the # 1 author and creator of the hit Netflix drama Stay Close, a page-turning thriller that will keep you guessing until the very last page. The new Harlan Coben blockbuster has arrived. David… Continue reading New Release Book Review: I Will Find You by Harlan Coben

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New Release Book Review: The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore

Title: The Garnett Girls Author: Georgina Moore Published: February 1st 2023 Publisher: HQ Fiction – GB Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2.5 stars Margo and Richard’s love affair was the stuff legends are made of – forbidden, passionate, all-encompassing. But ultimately, doomed. When Richard walked out, Margo shut herself away from the world, leaving her three daughters, Rachel, Imogen… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Garnett Girls by Georgina Moore