2017 Reviews · Australian · crime · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: The Sting by Kate Kyriacou

Title: The Sting: The Undercover Operation That Caught Daniel Morcombe’s Killer Author:  Kate Kyriacou Published: August 1st 2015 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 312 Genres:  Non Fiction, True Crime, Australian RRP: $32.95 The story of the police sting that resulted in the confession of Daniel Morcombe’s killer reads like crime fiction. An elaborately staged fake crime gang, run by a ‘Mr Big’, that lured… Continue reading Book Review: The Sting by Kate Kyriacou

2017 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Book Review: Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

Title: Crimson Lake Author:  Candice Fox Published: January 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the award-winning author of Hades and Eden comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . . 12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands… Continue reading Book Review: Crimson Lake by Candice Fox

2017 Reviews · Australian · crime · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: Getting Away With Murder by Duncan McNab

Title: Getting Away With Murder Author:  Duncan McNab Published: January 30th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Non Fiction,  True Crime RRP: $34.99 Sydney’s shame: Up to 80 men murdered, 30 cases remain unsolved. From 1977 to the end of 1986, Duncan McNab was a member of the NSW Police Force. Most of his service was in criminal… Continue reading Book Review: Getting Away With Murder by Duncan McNab

2017 Reviews · Australian · crime · literary · mystery · small town

Book Review: Wimmera by Mark Brandi

Title: Wimmera Author:  Mark Brandi Published: June 27th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Pages: 272 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Literary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not… Continue reading Book Review: Wimmera by Mark Brandi

2017 Reviews · Britain · crime · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Seagull by Ann Cleeves

Title: The Seagull Author:  Ann Cleeves Published: August 29th 2017 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Mystery, Crime RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The Seagull is Ann Cleeves’ searing eighth novel in the bestselling Vera Stanhope series, about corruption deep in the heart of a community, and about fragile, and fracturing, family relationships. A visit to her local prison brings DI Vera Stanhope… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Seagull by Ann Cleeves

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Book Review: The Lucky One by Caroline Overington

Title: The Lucky One Author:  Caroline Overignton Published: May 1st 2017 Publisher: Harper Collins Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Keep your secrets. Tell your lies. The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The One Who Got Away. An old castle … For more than 150 years, a grand house… Continue reading Book Review: The Lucky One by Caroline Overington

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Book Review: The Girl in Kellers Way by Megan Goldin

Title: The Girl in Kellers Way Author:  Megan Goldin Published: May 29th 2017 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 330 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Crime, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars When a body is found buried near the desolate forest road of Kellers Way, Detective Melanie Carter must identify the victim if she is to have any chance of finding the killer. That’s… Continue reading Book Review: The Girl in Kellers Way by Megan Goldin