2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · Ireland · mystery

Book Review: Holding by Graham Norton

Title: Holding Author: Graham Norton Published: October 6th 2016 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $22.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Holding by Graham Norton

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New Release Book Review: Crackenback by Lee Christine

Title: Crackenback Author: Lee Christine Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 272 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A thrilling tale of snow-bound crime and suspense from the bestselling author of Charlotte Pass Detective Sergeant Pierce Ryder of the Sydney Homicide Squad is on the hunt for notorious fugitive Gavin Hutton. After months of dead-ends, the breakthrough Ryder… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Crackenback by Lee Christine

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New Release Book Review: The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood

Title: The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions Author: Kerry Greenwood Published: March 30th 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 272 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars The elegant Miss Phryne Fisher returns in this scintillating collection, which features four brand-new stories.The Honourable Phryne Fisher – she of the Lulu bob, Cupid’s bow lips, diamante garters and pearl-handled pistol… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood

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New Release Book Review: The Imitator by Rebecca Starford

Title: The Imitator Author: Rebecca Starford Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A page-turning World War Two spy thriller, based on true events.’The Imitator gripped me to the end: I devoured it … What a rare treat to find a novel that offers both white-knuckled suspense and evocative, beautiful prose. I loved… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Imitator by Rebecca Starford

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New Release Book Review: Black Widows by Cate Quinn

Title: Black Widows Author: Cate Quinn Published: January 27th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars BLAKE’S DEAD. HIS WIFE KILLED HIM. THE QUESTION IS: WHICH ONE? The only thing the three women had in common was their husband.And, as of this morning, that they’re each accused of his murder. Blake… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Black Widows by Cate Quinn

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New Release Book Review: The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

Title: The Last Thing to Burn Author: Will Dean Published: January 12th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 256 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars He is her husband. She is his captive.Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name. She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

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New Release Book Review: Girl A by Abigail Dean

Title: Girl A Author: Abigail Dean Published: January 20th 2021 Publisher: Harper Collins – GB Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘Girl A,’ she said. ‘The girl who escaped. If anyone was going to make it, it was going to be you.’ Lex Gracie doesn’t want to think about her family. She doesn’t want to think about… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Girl A by Abigail Dean

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New Release Book Review: My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips

Title: My Best Friend’s Murder Author: Polly Phillips Published: January 6th 2021 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars You’re lying, sprawled at the bottom of the stairs, legs bent, arms wide.If I squint, you could be playing Sleeping Bunnies. Or maybe Twister. I wish I could tell you how the blood pooling around your head… Continue reading New Release Book Review: My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips

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Book Review: The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

Title: The Good Turn Author: Dervla McTiernan Published: February 24th 2020 Publisher: HarperCollins – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Detective, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The unputdownable no.1 bestseller from the author of The Ruin and The Scholar. Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl’s silence – three unconnected events that will prove to be… Continue reading Book Review: The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan

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Book Review: When She Was Good by Michael Robotham

Title: When She Was Good Author: Michael Robotham Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars He thinks the truth will set her free. She knows it will kill them. The massive Number One bestseller from the author of heart-stopping psychological thrillers THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS and THE OTHER WIFE. She… Continue reading Book Review: When She Was Good by Michael Robotham