2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · thriller

Book Review: The Black Sheep by Sophie McKenzie

Title: The Black Sheep Author:  Sophie McKenzie Published: February 1st 2017 Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK Pages: 512 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $19.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Francesca was widowed a year ago. Since then she has focused on her children, trying to soothe their grief as well as her own. Her husband and father never quite saw eye to… Continue reading Book Review: The Black Sheep by Sophie McKenzie

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · mystery · psychological

Book Review: Come Back to Me by Sara Foster

Title: Come Back to Me Author:  Sara Foster Published: February 1st 2010 Publisher: Bantam, Random House (republished by Simon & Schuster July 2017) Pages: 480 Genres:  Contemporary Fiction, Psychological, Mystery. RRP: $14.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Do you have to honour a promise you made in the past if it means losing all you have now? When Mark introduces his date, Julia, to… Continue reading Book Review: Come Back to Me by Sara Foster

2017 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

Title: I Let You Go Author:  Clare Mackintosh Published: May 12th 2015 Publisher: Little Brown Group via Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Mystery, Crime RRP: $19.99 Rating: 5 stars In a split second, Jenna Gray’s world descends into a nightmare. Her only hope of moving on is to walk away from everything she knows to start afresh. Desperate… Continue reading Book Review: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh

2017 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · mystery · thriller

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

Title: Not A Sound Author:  Heather Gudenkauf Published: May 22nd 2017 Publisher: Harlequin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters–her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

2017 Reviews · Britain · historical fiction · mystery · new release

Release Day Book Review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

Title: The Woman in the Wood Author:  Lesley Pearse Published: July 3rd 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Fifteen-year-old Maisy Mitcham and her twin brother Duncan lose their mother to an asylum one night in 1960. The twins are sent to their grandmother’s country house, Nightingales. Cold and distant, she leaves them… Continue reading Release Day Book Review: The Woman in the Wood by Lesley Pearse

2017 Reviews · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

Title: Into the Water Author:  Paula Hawkins Published: May 2nd 2017 Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the… Continue reading Book Review: Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

2017 Reviews · Australian · historical fiction · mystery

Book Review: The Dragon Sleeps by Ellen Read

Title: The Dragon Sleeps Author:  Ellen Read Published: November 4th 2016 Publisher: Epic Reads Publishing Pages: 244 Genres:  Fiction, Australian, Historical, Mystery RRP: $19.79 Rating: 4 stars A Dragon statue. An ancient sword. What treasure is worth killing for? It’s 1927 in Victoria, Australia. A hedonistic time after the Great War when young people knew they could enjoy… Continue reading Book Review: The Dragon Sleeps by Ellen Read