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New Release Book Review: The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

Title: The Retreat Author: Sarah Pearse Published: July 19th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars DS Elin Warner returns in the addictive new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times and Top Ten New York Times bestselling author of 2021’s biggest-selling debut, The Sanatorium. Most are here to recharge and refresh.But someone’s here for revenge . . . The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

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New Release Book Review: The Favour by Nora Murphy

Title: The Favour Author: Nora Murphy Published: May 31st 2022 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Leah Dawson and McKenna Hawkins had a lot in common, but they had never met. They are smart, professional women living in the same sunny, prosperous neighbourhood in lovely houses with picket fences and beautiful gardens.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Favour by Nora Murphy

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New Release Book Review: The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh

Title: The Last Party Author: Clare Mackintosh Published: August 9th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars At midnight, one of them is dead. By morning, all of them are suspects . . . The launch of the stunning first crime series from the #1 Sunday Times bestseller and international sensation. INTRODUCING DC FFION MORGAN, IN THE… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh

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New Release Book Review: Black River by Matthew Spencer

Title: Black River Author:  Matthew Spencer Published: May 31st 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 360 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Black River is the most compelling thriller you’ll read this year. A long, burning summer in Sydney. A young woman found murdered in the deserted grounds of an elite boarding school. A serial killer preying on victims… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Black River by Matthew Spencer

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New Release Book Review: The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis

Title: The Unbelieved Author:  Vikki Petraitis Published: August 2nd 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Winner of the inaugural Allen & Unwin Crime Prize. ‘So you believed the alleged rapists over the alleged victim?’ Jane’s voice took on an indignant pitch. ‘Girls lie sometimes.’ I nodded. ‘And rapists lie all the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis

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New Release Book Review: Lying Beside You by Michael Robotham

Title: Lying Beside You Author: Michael Robotham Published: June 29th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars TWO MISSING WOMEN. ONE WITNESS. SO MANY LIES . . . The brand-new thriller by the number-one bestselling and award-winning master of crime Twenty years ago, Cyrus Haven’s family was murdered. Only he and his brother survived. Cyrus… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Lying Beside You by Michael Robotham

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New Release Book Review: The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

Title: The Family Remains Author: Lisa Jewell Published: July 5th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars ***FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS and THEN SHE WAS GONE*** **Loved THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS? Find out what happened next …** LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

2022 Reviews · Audible · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Audio Book Review: Wild Place by Christian White

Title: Wild Place Author: Christian White Published: October 26th 2021 Publisher: Affirm Press Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic Australian suburb of Camp Hill. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When the police won’t listen, he… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Wild Place by Christian White

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Better Reading Preview: Stone Town by Margaret Hickey

Title: Stone Town Author: Margaret Hickey Published: July 1st 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Stone Town is captivating new rural crime drama from the author of the bestselling Cutters End. With its gold-rush history long in the past, Stone Town has seen better days. And it’s now in the headlines for all… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Stone Town by Margaret Hickey

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New Release Book Review: The Reunion by Polly Phillips

Title: The Reunion Author: Polly Phillips Published: June 1st 2022 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A chance to reconnect.A chance to get revenge . . . Emily Toller has tried to forget her time at university and the events that led to her suddenly leaving under a cloud. She has done everything she… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Reunion by Polly Phillips