2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · literary · thriller

Book Review: Snake Island by Ben Hobson

Title: Snake Island Author: Ben Hobson Published: August 5th 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 344 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Vernon and Penelope Moore never want to see their son Caleb again. Not after he hit his wife and ended up in gaol. A lifetime of careful parental love wiped out in a moment. But when retired… Continue reading Book Review: Snake Island by Ben Hobson

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Silver by Chris Hammer

Title: Silver Author: Chris Hammer Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 576 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Martin Scarsden returns in the sequel to the bestselling Scrublands. ‘Chris Hammer is a great writer – a leader in Australian noir.’ – Michael Connelly For half a lifetime, journalist Martin Scarsden has run from his past. But… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Silver by Chris Hammer

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Wife and the Widow by Christian White

Title: The Wife and the Widow Author: Christian White Published: September 24th 2019 Publisher: Affirm Press Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Set against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and the Widow is a mystery/thriller told from two perspectives: Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Wife and the Widow by Christian White

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · France · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish

Title: The Heart of the Ritz Author: Luke Devenish Published: September 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Four women join forces, with conviction, courage … and style France, April 1940. Orphan Polly Hartford has been sent  across oceans to her Aunt Marjorie, known only from letters. When Marjorie dies in suspicious circumstances, Polly is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Heart of the Ritz by Luke Devenish

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · Political · thriller

New Release Book Review: State of Fear by Tim Ayliffe

Title: State of Fear Author: Tim Ayliffe Published: August 1st 2019 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Catching the world’s most wanted terrorist was supposed to be someone else’s job… John Bailey has a history of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The former war correspondent has been kidnapped and tortured –… Continue reading New Release Book Review: State of Fear by Tim Ayliffe

2019 Reviews · history · new release · non-fiction · war

New Release Book Review: Operation Babylift by Ian W. Shaw

Title: Operation Babylift Author: Ian W. Shaw Published: May 28th 2019 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Non Fiction, History RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The dramatic and heart-warming story of the last-minute evacuation of hundreds of orphaned babies from South Vietnam in the dying days of the Vietnam War and of the brave Australian nurses who made it happen. In late March 1975,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Operation Babylift by Ian W. Shaw

2019 Aussie male author challenge · 2019 Reviews · fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

Title: Daughter of Bad Times Author: Rohan Wilson Published: May 6th 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 3 stars ‘What better pitch than helping the refugees of the world? Who doesn’t want to help refugees, right? The five Australian facilities are immigration detention centres, sure, but they’re also manufacturing plants. That means two revenue streams for one facility.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson

2019 Reviews · book bingo · comedy · contemporary fiction

#Book Bingo 2019 Round 10: ‘Comedy’ – The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

Book Bingo 2019 is a collaboration challenge I am completing with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. Each Saturday, on a fortnightly basis, beginning on Saturday 5th January 2019, Ashleigh, Theresa and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2019 card contains a total of 30… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2019 Round 10: ‘Comedy’ – The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion

2019 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Hunter by Jack Heath

Title: Hunter Author: Jack Heath Published: March 4th 2019 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 424 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Timothy Blake returns, with an insatiable appetite, in the thrillingly addictive sequel to Hangman. Timothy Blake, ex-consultant for the FBI, now works in body-disposal for a local crime lord. One night he stumbles across a body he wasn’t… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Hunter by Jack Heath