#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale

Title: The Paris Affair Author: Pip Drysdale Published: February 3rd 2021 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars She thinks love can kill you. It turns out she might be right. The dark and sexy new thriller from the bestselling author of The Sunday Girl and The Strangers We Know. Harper Brown is an expert at picking locks, breaking… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

Title: When the Apricots Bloom Author: Gina Wilkinson Published: December 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars What would you do if the secret police demanded you spy on a friend in order to protect your family? Three women confront the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood under the rule of a dictator in this debut… Continue reading New Release Book Review: When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Australian · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart

Title: The Silent Listener Author: Lyn Yeowart Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 480 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Propelling the reader back and forth between the 1940s, 1960s and 1980s, The Silent Listener is an unforgettable literary suspense novel set in the dark, gothic heart of rural Australia. In the cold, wet summer of 1960, 11-year-old Joy… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · gothic · new release

New Release Book Review: Sargasso by Kathy George

Title: Sargasso Author: Kathy George Published: February 3rd 2021 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Gothic RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An empty house, a lonely shore, an enigmatic, brooding man-child waiting for her return … a trip to the dark lands of Australian Gothic, for readers of Kate Morton and Hannah Richell. Last night I dreamt I… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Sargasso by Kathy George

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

Title: The Collaborator Author: Diane Armstrong Published: August 19th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – AU Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Is he a hero or a traitor? Based on astonishing true events set in the darkest days of World War II in Budapest, this is an enthralling story of heroism, vengeance, passion, and betrayal. It is also the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Collaborator by Diane Armstrong

#aww2021 · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · thriller

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

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · detective · mystery · thriller

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

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New Release Book Review: Before the Storm by Di Morrissey

Title: Before the Storm Author: Di Morrissey Published: October 27th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $34.99 Rating: 4 stars Face her demons? Or run? After being double-crossed by a devious colleague, career woman Ellie Conlan quits her job on principle. With no idea what to do next, she retreats to Storm Harbour, an idyllic Victorian beach town.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Before the Storm by Di Morrissey

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · rural fiction

New Release Book Review: Something Like This by Karly Lane

Title: Something Like This Author: Karly Lane Published: December 1st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Rural, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A spellbinding new rural romance from the bestselling author of the Callahans of Stringybark Creek trilogy and Fool Me Once. Jason Weaver just wants to be left alone. It was a tough transition from his army days to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Something Like This by Karly Lane

#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