#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · crime · historical fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Imitator by Rebecca Starford

Title: The Imitator Author: Rebecca Starford Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Mystery RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A page-turning World War Two spy thriller, based on true events.’The Imitator gripped me to the end: I devoured it … What a rare treat to find a novel that offers both white-knuckled suspense and evocative, beautiful prose. I loved… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Imitator by Rebecca Starford

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

New Release Book Review: Shiver by Allie Reynolds

Title: Shiver Author: Allie Reynolds Published: January 27th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars In this propulsive locked-room thriller, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover someone has deliberately stranded them in a deserted mountaintop resort When Milla is invited to a reunion in the tiny resort that saw… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Shiver by Allie Reynolds

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

New Release Book Review: Welcome to Nowhere River by Meg Bignell

Title: Welcome to Nowhere River Author: Meg Bignell Published: March 2nd 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The highly original and heartfelt new novel from the author of The Sparkle Pages. Long past its heyday and deep in drought, the riverside hamlet of Nowhere River is slowly fading into a ghost town. It’s a place… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Welcome to Nowhere River by Meg Bignell

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel

Title: The Royal Correspondent Author: Alexandra Joel Published: February 3rd 2021 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars From the bestselling author of The Paris Model comes another breathtaking story of glamour, romance and espionage. Success would depend on taking a dangerous risk. When Blaise Hill, a feisty young journalist from one of Sydney’s toughest neighbourhoods, is… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel

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

Book Review: The Long Shadow by Anne Buist

Title: The Long Shadow Author: Anne Buist Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Text Publishing Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Write down something about yourself, as a mother, that worries you. Psychologist Isabel Harris has come to the outback town of Riley because her husband Dean is assessing the hospital—the hub of the community—with a view to closing… Continue reading Book Review: The Long Shadow by Anne Buist

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart

Title: The Charleston Scandal Author: Pamela Hart Published: November 24th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars If you devoured THE CROWN you will love this exuberant story of a young Australian actress caught up in the excesses, royal intrigues and class divide of Jazz Age London, losing her way but reclaiming her heart in the… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · memoir · non-fiction

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

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

New Release Book Review: Starting from Scratch by Penelope Janu

Title: Starting from Scratch Author: Penelope Janu Published: January 6th 2021 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars For readers of Karly Lane and Tricia Stringer…misunderstandings and injured pride stand in the way of true love in this charming rural romance from an award-winning and much-loved author. ‘Penelope Janu’s fresh, bright, funny new twist on… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Starting from Scratch by Penelope Janu

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: This Has Been Absolutely Lovely by Jessica Dettmann

Title: This Has Been Absolutely Lovely Author: Jessica Dettmann Published: January 6th 2021 Publisher: Harper Collins – AU Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Family is forever, and there’s nothing you can do about it. The charming, hilarious and all-too-relatable new novel from the author of How to be Second Best ‘Dettmann nails the funny, sad and bizarre nuances of… Continue reading New Release Book Review: This Has Been Absolutely Lovely by Jessica Dettmann

#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