#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann

Title: Beware of Dogs Author: Elizabeth Flann Published: January 6th 2021 Publisher: HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Winner of the 2019 Banjo Prize for Fiction She’s isolated. Trapped. Hunted. An almost unbearably tense Australian survival thriller. Not much daylight left now. So begins the field diary of Alix Verhoeven, whose impulsive acceptance of an… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey

Title: The Morbids Author: Ewa Ramsey Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Heart-wrenching, heartwarming and ultimately uplifting–a story about the power of a little kindnessA story of friendship, love and what it means to truly live when, sometimes, it may seem easier not to. Caitlin is convinced she’s going to die. Two… Continue reading Book Review: The Morbids by Ewa Ramsey

#aww2021 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · new release

New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

Title: The Valley of Lost Stories Author: Vanessa McCausland Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous … Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a secluded valley over the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

#aww2020 · wrap up

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2020 Complete Post

Welcome to my official wrap up post of the 2020 Australian Women Writers Challenge. I joined #aww2020 with a personal goal of 150 books to read and review for the challenge. I logged in my last official review for the challenge on the 30th December 2020. According to my records, my final stats reveal that I… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge 2020 Complete Post

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · short stories

New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton

Title: Christmas Among the Gum Trees Author: Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton Published: October 7th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 672 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A collection of sparkling holiday romance stories from five bestselling Australian authors. 12 Days at Silver Bells House by Jennie Jones Escaping to the country, Kate has… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · biography · history · memoir · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

Title: The Other Side of Absence Author: Betty O’Neill Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Ventura Press Pages: 352 Genres:  Non-Fiction, Historical, Memoir RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Betty O’Neill grew up knowing very little about her father, Antoni. She knew that he had fled Poland after World War Two, that he had disappeared overnight when she was just an infant, and that his… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Other Side of Absence by Betty O’Neill

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee

Title: Vanishing Falls Author: Poppy Gee Published: November 17th 2020 Publisher: Booktopia Editions Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Celia Lily is rich, beautiful, and admired. She’s also missing. And the search for the glamorous socialite is about to expose all the dark, dirty secrets of Vanishing Falls… Deep within the lush Tasmanian rainforest is the remote town of Vanishing… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Vanishing Falls by Poppy Gee

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

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

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · women's fiction

New Release Book Review: The Narrows by Nene Davies

Title: The Narrows Author: Nene Davies Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Hammer and Tongs Publishing Pages: 262 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Women Rating: 3.5 stars It’s the Swinging Sixties and in colourful London, everything’s changing.Traditional boundaries between men and women, love and marriage, work and home, are in flux – and when a love triangle involves four people, the distance between all of them… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Narrows by Nene Davies

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · children

New Release Book Review: The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

Title: The History of Mischief Author: Rebecca Higgie Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 376 Genres:  Fiction, Children – Middle Grade RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4.5 stars ‘There is madness in it.’ ‘Yes. But magic too.’ Following the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother’s abandoned house. One night they discover The History of Mischief hidden beneath… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie