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New Release Book Review: Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

Title: Daisy Darker Author: Alice Feeney Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Daisy Darker is an all-consuming tale of psychological suspense with a spectacular twist from the internationally bestselling author Alice FeeneyDaisy Darker’s family were as dark as dark can be, when one of them died all of them lied… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney

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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

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Only Child Author: Kayte Nunn Published: August 31st 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Historical, Mystery, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Almost every graduating class had a girl who disappeared. A decades-old crime threatens to tear apart three generations of women in this unputdownable mystery that will keep you gripped until its last heart-wrenching page. 1949 It is the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Only Child by Kayte Nunn

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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 Wrong Woman by J.P. Pomare

Title: The Wrong Woman Author: J.P. Pomare Published: July 27th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars IT WAS A TRAGIC ACCIDENT. WASN’T IT? A private investigator returning to the hometown he fled years ago becomes entangled in the disappearance of two teenage girls in this stunning literary crime thriller. Reid left the small… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Wrong Woman by J.P. Pomare

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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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Audio Book Review: The Island by Adrian McKinty

Title: The Island Author: Adrian McKinty Published: May 24th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Propulsive, terrifying, and blade-sharp, The Island is the next thrilling adventure from the mastermind behind the award-winning global sensation The Chain, and a family story unlike any you’ve read yet. You should not have come to the island. You should not… Continue reading Audio Book Review: The Island by Adrian McKinty

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New Release Book Review: White Noise by Mercedes Mercier

Title: White Noise Author: Mercedes Mercier Published: June 6th 2022 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Someone knows your secrets. Someone knows your shame. And they won’t stay buried for long. A searing, dark and dangerous thriller from an exciting new voice When prison psychologist Dr Laura Fleming is assigned charismatic inmate Justin… Continue reading New Release Book Review: White Noise by Mercedes Mercier