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

New Release Book Review: Home Before Night by J. P. Pomare

Title: Home Before Night Author: J.P. Pomare Published: April 26th 2023 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Mother’s intuition or a deadly guilty conscience? A woman races against time to find her son in this tense and twisty thriller by the Top Ten bestselling author of The Wrong Woman ‘J. P. Pomare has once again earned… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Home Before Night by J. P. Pomare

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

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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

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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

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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

2023 Reviews · Audible · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Audio Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Title: The Kind Worth Killing Author: Peter Swanson Published: February 3rd 2015 Publisher: William Morrow Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $22.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The author of The Girl with a Clock for a Heart returns with a compulsive thriller. ‘Hello there.’ I looked at the pale, freckled hand on the back of the empty bar seat next to me in the… Continue reading Audio Book Review: The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · Tandem Collective Readalong

Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

Title: The Secret History Author: Donna Tartt Published: November 29th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Random House Pages: 640 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $49.99 Rating: 3.5 stars The 30th anniversary edition of the bestseller that defined an age ‘Everything, somehow, fit together; some sly and benevolent Providence was revealing itself by degrees and I felt myself trembling on the brink of a fabulous… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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New Release Book Review: Dark Mode by Ashley Kalagian Blunt

Title: Dark Mode Author: Ashley Kalagian Blunt Published: March 1st 2023 Publisher: Ultimo Press Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thriller RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars  Once you’re online, there’s nowhere to hide   Is it paranoia – or is someone watching? For years, Reagan Carsen has kept her life offline. No socials. No internet presence. No photos. Safe.  Until the day she stumbles on a shocking… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dark Mode by Ashley Kalagian Blunt

2023 Reviews · Audible · crime · mystery

Audio Book Review: The Drift by C.J. Tudor

Title: The Drift Author: C.J. Tudor Published: January 24th 2023 Publisher: Doubleday Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars All four of C. J. Tudor’s novels have been Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers. The fifth is her most twistiest and chilling yet A crashed coach full of students.A stuck cable car full of strangers.An isolated chalet full of friends.A killer snowstorm… Continue reading Audio Book Review: The Drift by C.J. Tudor

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime

Book Review: The Guilty Couple by C.L. Taylor

Title: The Guilty Couple Author: C.L. Taylor Published: July 6th 2022 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars What would you do if your husband framed you for murder?Five years ago, Olivia Sutherland was convicted of plotting to murder her husband. Now she’s finally free, Olivia has three goals. Repair her relationship with… Continue reading Book Review: The Guilty Couple by C.L. Taylor