2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

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

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

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

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

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

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

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

2020 Reviews · dual time frame · fiction · historical fiction · mystery

Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

Title: The Last Train Author: Sue Lawrence Published: January 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent storm batters the newly built rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig is waiting for her husband, the owner of a large… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

Title: The End of Her Author: Shari Lapena Published: July 21st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars It starts with a shocking accusation . . .Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she… Continue reading Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

Title: When I Was Ten Author: Fiona Cummins Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter – nicknamed the Angel of Death –… Continue reading Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

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New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper

Title: The Survivors Author: Jane Harper Published: September 22nd 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Survivors by Jane Harper