2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Gifted Son by Genevieve Gannon

Title: The Gifted Son Author: Genevieve Gannon Published: January 10th 2023 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A Sydney family’s picture-perfect life is upended in an unputdownable new novel from the bestselling author of The Mothers. What if the worst day of your life turns out to be the making of you? Lillian heard her daughter’s footsteps hurry… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Gifted Son by Genevieve Gannon

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · rural fiction

New Release Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Karly Lane

Title: Wish You Were Here Author: Karly Lane Published: November 29th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Rural RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A stunning new rural romance from the bestselling author with over 500,000 books sold. Sometimes the end of the road is just the beginning As a kid brought up on a cattle property in the New… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Karly Lane

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · rural fiction · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Broad River Station by Fleur McDonald

Title: Broad River Station Author:  Fleur McDonald Published: November 1st 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Rural, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A young constable faces prejudice in a small country town, but the search for a missing child changes everything. A breathtaking novel of rural suspense from the bestselling Voice of the Outback. Mia, a… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Broad River Station by Fleur McDonald

2023 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Tilt by Chris Hammer

Title: The Tilt Author: Chris Hammer Published: October 5th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 496 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A man runs for his life in a forest.A woman plans sabotage. A body is unearthed. Newly-minted homicide detective Nell Buchanan returns to her home town, annoyed at being assigned a decades-old murder – a ‘file and forget’.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Tilt by Chris Hammer

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Love Objects by Emily Maguire

Title: Love Objects Author: Emily Maguire Published: March 30th 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Nic is a forty-three-year-old trivia buff, amateur nail artist and fairy godmother to the neighbourhood’s stray cats. She’s also the owner of a decade’s worth of daily newspapers, enough clothes and shoes to fill Big W three times over and… Continue reading Book Review: Love Objects by Emily Maguire

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

Title: Mad Honey Author: Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan Published: October 5th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 464 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars A riveting novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and the bestselling author of She’s Not There. Olivia McAfee… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Mad Honey by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Liars by Petronella McGovern

Title: The Liars Author: Petronella McGovern Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 424 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars A wife burning with resentment. A husband hiding the past. Their teenage daughter crusading for the truth. Who can we trust? The close-knit community of Kinton Bay is shocked when fifteen-year-old Siena Britton makes a grisly discovery near a cave in the national park.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Liars by Petronella McGovern

2022 Reviews · historical fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning

Title: The Paris Mystery Author: Kirsty Manning Published: August 30th 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Paris, 1938. The last sigh of summer before the war. As Australian journalist Charlotte ‘Charlie’ James alights at the Gare du Nord, ready to start her role as correspondent for The Times, Paris is in turmoil as talk of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview · new release

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Kirsty Manning

It is a pleasure to welcome Kirsty Manning to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, a author interview series. To help celebrate the release of The Paris Mystery we sat down for a chat. Thanks Kirsty! Hello Kirsty. It is my pleasure to welcome you back to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews.… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Kirsty Manning

2022 Reviews · crime · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis

Title: The Unbelieved Author:  Vikki Petraitis Published: August 2nd 2022 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Winner of the inaugural Allen & Unwin Crime Prize. ‘So you believed the alleged rapists over the alleged victim?’ Jane’s voice took on an indignant pitch. ‘Girls lie sometimes.’ I nodded. ‘And rapists lie all the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Unbelieved by Vikki Petraitis