2022 Reviews · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: The Schoolgirl Strangler by Katherine Kovacic

Title: The Schoolgirl Strangler Author: Katherine Kovacic Published: January 5th 2021 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 320 Genres: Non Fiction, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The shocking true story of a serial killer in 1930s Melbourne. November, 1930. One sunny Saturday afternoon, 12-year-old Mena Griffiths was playing in the park w hen she w as lured away by an unknown man. Hours later, her… Continue reading Book Review: The Schoolgirl Strangler by Katherine Kovacic

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2022 Reviews · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: Stalking Claremont by Bret Christian

Title: Stalking Claremont Author: Bret Christian Published: January 20th 2021 Publisher: ABC Books – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Non Fiction, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars One young woman missing, two found murdered — the gripping true story of Australia’s longest-running homicide investigation ** Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for True Crime** In the early hours of January 27, 1996,… Continue reading Book Review: Stalking Claremont by Bret Christian

2022 Reviews · non-fiction · true crime

Book Review: The Husband Poisoner by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Husband Poisoner Author: Tanya Bretherton Published: February 23rd 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Non Fiction, Historical, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars **Shortlisted for the 2021 Ned Kelly Award for True Crime**Shocking real-life stories of murderous women who used rat poison to rid themselves of husbands and other inconvenient family members. For readers of compelling history and true crime,… Continue reading Book Review: The Husband Poisoner by Tanya Bretherton

2021 Reviews · biography · new release · non-fiction · true stories · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Keeper of Miracles by Phillip Maisel

Title: The Keeper of Miracles Author: Phillip Maisel Published: July 27th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 224 Genres:  Second World War, Humanities, The HolocaustBiography & True Stories, Autobiography: historical, political & military RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The memoir of a Holocaust survivor keeping alive the stories of his generation. For more than 30 years, Phillip Maisel has worked selflessly to record the harrowing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Keeper of Miracles by Phillip Maisel

2021 Reviews · non-fiction

Book Review: Stories of Hope by Heather Morris

Title: Stories of Hope Author: Heather Morris Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 320 Genres: Non-Fiction RRP: $29.99 Heather Morris, author of the internationally bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand. On her way back across the paddocks from school, Heather would visit her great-grandfather and listen to his experiences of war –… Continue reading Book Review: Stories of Hope by Heather Morris

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Book Review: The Freedom Circus by Sue Smethurst

Title: The Freedom Circus Author: Sue Smethurst Published: November 3rd 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Non Fiction, Memoir RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars A remarkable true story of one family’s daring escape from Poland during the Second World War. ‘A story of extraordinary bravery, resilience and love that needed to be told.’ Heather Morris, author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz Written… Continue reading Book Review: The Freedom Circus by Sue Smethurst

2021 Reviews · history · non-fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Title: The Twins of Auchwitz Author: Eva Mozes Kor Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 240 Genres: Non Fiction, History, War RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-breaking and inspiring memoir of a 10-year-old Auschwitz twin The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty… Continue reading Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

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New Release Book Review: Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell

Title: Searching for Charlotte Author: Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell Published: November 1st 2020 Publisher: NLA Publishing Pages: 304 Genres:  Non Fiction, History, Biography, True Stories RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars For almost 140 years, the author of Australia’s first book for children was a mystery. Known only by the descriptor ‘a Lady Long Resident in New South Wales’, she was the subject… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth & Belinda Murrell

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Book Review: The Lost Girls by Ava Benny-Morrison

Title: The Lost Girls Author: Ava Benny-Morrison Published: May 2nd 2019 Publisher: ABC Books – AU Pages: 304 Genres:  Non Fiction, True Crime RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The chilling true story of the heinous murder of Karlie Pearce-Stevenson and daughter Khandalyce and how the case was cracked. A YOUNG WOMAN KEEN TO SEE THE WORLD. A LOVING FAMILY DESPERATE FOR ANSWERS. A… Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Girls by Ava Benny-Morrison

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POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Today I am marking off my thirty first #31st checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Updated edition: With introduction by Gillian Flynn, a compelling true crime account of the Golden State Killer – the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorised California for over a decade – from Michelle McNamara, the gifted… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara