#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

Better Reading Preview: Fromage by Sally Scott

Title: Fromage Author: Sally Scott Published: October 1st 2021 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 224 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Journalist Alex Grant is enjoying the last days of her summer holiday in Croatia when she is accosted by an old school friend, Marie Puharich, and her odious brother, Brian, both there to attend the funeral of their fearsome grandfather’s… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Fromage by Sally Scott

2021 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · historical fiction · World War II

Better Reading Preview: Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies

Title: Daughters of War Author: Dinah Jefferies Published: September 1st 2021 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 544 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars The first book in the sweeping new historical series from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author. France, 1944. Deep in the river valley of the Dordogne, in an old stone cottage on the edge of a beautiful village, three… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Daughters of War by Dinah Jefferies

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

Better Reading Preview: Cutters End by Margaret Hickey

Title: Cutters End Author: Margaret Hickey Published: August 17th 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A scintillating crime thriller, set in the South Australian outback town of Cutters End. A mysterious death on New Year’s Eve 1989 leads to a shocking murder investigation 32 years later . . . ‘Past… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Cutters End by Margaret Hickey

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction

Better Reading Preview: When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent

Title: When Things are Alive They Hum Author: Hannah Bent Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Ultimo Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars My hum… will be in everything, the wind, the sea, the sand, the air, in you. ​A beautiful, moving, wondrous celebration of life in the vein of The Signature of All Things and My Sister’s Keeper. ​Marlowe and Harper… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: When Things Are Alive They Hum by Hannah Bent

2021 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · suspense · thriller

Better Reading Preview: The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

Title: The End of Men Author: Christina Sweeney-Baird Published: May 5th 2021 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars Glasgow, 2025.  Dr Amanda Maclean is called to treat a young man with a mild fever. Within three hours he dies. The mysterious illness sweeps through the hospital with deadly speed. This is how it… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird

2020 Reviews · Australian · Better Reading Preview · crime · historical fiction · mystery · new release

Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe

Title: Death Leaves the Station Author: Alexander Thorpe Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 192 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Mystery RRP: $27.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A nameless friar turns up at Halfwell Station at the same time that Ana, the adopted daughter of the station owners, discovers a body in the desert during her midnight walk. But when Ana returns to… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe

Australian · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Better Reading Preview: Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

Title: Either Side of Midnight Author: Benjamin Stevenson Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars An electrifying thriller from an exciting new voice in crime fiction: One million viewers witness a popular TV presenter commit suicide live on air – so why is his twin brother… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

2020 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction

Better Reading Preview: Sharks in the Time of Saviours by Kawai Strong Washburn

Title: Sharks in the Time of Saviours Author: Kawai Strong Washburn Published: March 3rd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars A powerful debut novel that delicately blends Hawaiian myth with the broken American dream. ‘The next time I went for air you were at the surface, sideways, prone and ragdolling in the… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Sharks in the Time of Saviours by Kawai Strong Washburn

2020 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

Better Reading Preview: The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg

Title: The Gilded Cage Author: Camilla Lackberg Published: March 23rd 2020 Publisher: Harper Collins Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars All that glitters… People would kill to have Faye Adelheim’s life. She lives in an ultra-swanky apartment in the most exclusive area of Stockholm, she has a gorgeous husband who gives her everything… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: The Gilded Cage by Camilla Lackberg

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · historical fiction · new release

Better Reading Preview: Desire Lines by Felicity Volk

Title: Desire Lines Author: Felicity Volk Published: February 25th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars An epic story of love and the lies we tell ourselves, from an extraordinary Australian literary talent Are you still a liar? The crafting of those five words, even without dispatch, left her chilled. Arctic Circle,… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Desire Lines by Felicity Volk