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New Release Book Review: Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor

Title: Dirt Town Author: Hayley Scrivenor Published: May 31st 2022 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars My best friend wore her name, Esther, like a queen wearing her crown at a jaunty angle. We were twelve years old when she went missing. On a sweltering Friday afternoon in Durton, best friends Ronnie and Esther leave school… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor

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New Release Book Review: Brunswick Street Blues By Sally Bothroyd

Title: Brunswick Street Blues Author: Sally Bothroyd Published: March 2nd 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Detective, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Winner of the inaugural ASA/HQ Commercial Fiction Prize. The twists keep piling up in this fun and distinctively Australian debut mystery, perfect for readers of The Thursday Murder Club and Janet Evanovich. Brick Brown has problems: she… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Brunswick Street Blues By Sally Bothroyd

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New Release Book Review: Her Perfect Twin by Sarah Bonner

Title: Her Perfect Twin Author: Sarah Bonner Published: January 25th 2022 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars When Megan discovers photographs of her estranged identical twin sister on her husband’s phone, she wants answers. Leah already has everything Megan has ever wanted. Fame, fortune, freedom to do what she wants. And when Megan confronts Leah,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Her Perfect Twin by Sarah Bonner

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New Release Book Review: The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

Title: The Overnight Guest Author: Heather Gudenkauf Published: February 2nd 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A woman receives an unexpected visitor during a deadly snowstorm in this chilling thriller from New York Times bestselling author Heather Gudenkauf. She thought she was alone… True crime writer Wylie Lark doesn’t mind being snowed… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Overnight Guest by Heather Gudenkauf

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New Release Book Review: The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

Title: The Paris Apartment Author: Lucy Foley Published: March 2nd 2022 Publisher: HarperCollins GB Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Welcome to No.12 rue des Amants A beautiful old apartment block, far from the glittering lights of the Eiffel Tower and the bustling banks of the Seine. Where nothing goes unseen, and everyone has a story to unlock.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley

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Book Review: The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

Title: The Younger Wife Author: Sally Hepworth Published: October 26th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The moment she laid eyes on Heather Wisher, Tully knew this woman was going to destroy their lives. Tully and Rachel are murderous when they discover their father has a new girlfriend. The fact that Heather is half… Continue reading Book Review: The Younger Wife by Sally Hepworth

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Book Review: Just Murdered by Katherine Kovacic

Title: Just Murdered Author: Katherine Kovacic Published: August 3rd 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv’A splendid read, with an authentic 60s flavour. I recommend it unreservedly.’ – Kerry Greenwood Peregrine Fisher is unexpectedly summoned to… Continue reading Book Review: Just Murdered by Katherine Kovacic

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New Release Book Review: Murder Most Fancy by Kelly McCourt

Title: Murder Most Fancy Author: Kellie McCourt Published: January 5th 2022 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Detective RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars She’s not responsible for the corpse this time. Okay, maybe just a little bit. Our favourite socialite and felon are back in a madcap new sleuthing adventure … for readers of Janet Evanovich and Kerry… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Murder Most Fancy by Kelly McCourt

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Book Review: The Last Guests by J.P. Pomare

Title: The Last Guests Author: J.P. Pomare Published: July 28th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Ever have the feeling you’re being watched? A smart, unsettling, unputdownable literary thriller from the award-winning, critically acclaimed writerLina and Cain are doing their best to stay afloat. Money has been tight since Cain returned from active duty, and… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Guests by J.P. Pomare

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New Release Book Review: The Heights by Louise Candlish

Title: The Heights Author: Louise Candlish Published: June 2nd 2021 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF OUR HOUSE, WINNER OF THE CRIME & THRILLER BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD, COMES A NAIL-BITING STORY OF TRAGEDY AND REVENGE ‘Impossible to resist, impossible to predict, impossible to put down… this is an… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Heights by Louise Candlish