2018 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey

Title: Whistle in the Dark Author: Emma Healey Published: April 16th 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Jen’s 15-year-old daughter goes missing for four agonizing days. When Lana is found, unharmed, in the middle of the desolate countryside, everyone thinks the worst is over. But Lana refuses to tell anyone what happened, and the police… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey

2018 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · World War II

Film Tie-In Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

Title: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society Author: Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows Published: March 21st 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 280 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $22.99 It’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey–a total stranger living halfway across the Channel,… Continue reading Film Tie-In Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

2018 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction

Book Review: The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

Title: The Cactus Author: Sarah Haywood Published: January 30th 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BLOOM. People aren’t sure what to make of Susan Green – a prickly independent woman, who has everything just the way she wants it and who certainly has no need for messy emotional relationships. Family and colleagues… Continue reading Book Review: The Cactus by Sarah Haywood

2018 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

Title: Dear Mrs Bird Author: AJ Pearce Published: April 10th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical, World War II RRP: $24.99 Rating: 3.5 stars London, 1940. Emmeline Lake and her best friend Bunty are trying to stay cheerful despite the Luftwaffe making life thoroughly annoying for everyone. Emmy dreams of becoming a Lady War Correspondent and when she spots a job advertisement… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dear Mrs Bird by AJ Pearce

2018 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Librarian by Salley Vickers

Title: The Librarian Author: Salley Vickers Published: April 2nd 2018 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Sylvia Blackwell, a young woman in her twenties, moves to East Mole, a quaint market town in middle England, to start a new job as a children’s librarian. But the apparently pleasant town is not all it seems. Sylvia falls… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Librarian by Salley Vickers

2018 Reviews · Britain · chick lit · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: An Unsuitable Match by Joanna Trollope

Title: An Unsuitable Match Author: Joanna Trollope Published: February 27th 2018 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars Dealing with one’s own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent’s roller-coaster of a love life is quite another… Rose Woodrowe is getting married to Tyler Masson – a wonderful, sensitive man who is head-over-heels in love with… Continue reading New Release Book Review: An Unsuitable Match by Joanna Trollope

2017 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: He Said She Said by Erin Kelly

Title: He Said She Said Author:  Erin Kelly Published: February 28th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack. She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, four lives change forever. Fifteen years on, Laura and… Continue reading Book Review: He Said She Said by Erin Kelly