2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: When She Was Good by Michael Robotham

Title: When She Was Good Author: Michael Robotham Published: July 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars He thinks the truth will set her free. She knows it will kill them. The massive Number One bestseller from the author of heart-stopping psychological thrillers THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS and THE OTHER WIFE. She… Continue reading Book Review: When She Was Good by Michael Robotham

#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

2020 Reviews · dual time frame · fiction · historical fiction · mystery

Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

Title: The Last Train Author: Sue Lawrence Published: January 24th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars At 7 p.m. on 28 December 1879, a violent storm batters the newly built rail bridge across the River Tay, close to the city of Dundee. Ann Craig is waiting for her husband, the owner of a large… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Train by Sue Lawrence

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

Title: The End of Her Author: Shari Lapena Published: July 21st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars It starts with a shocking accusation . . .Stephanie and Patrick are recently married, with new-born twins. While Stephanie struggles with the disorienting effects of sleep deprivation, there’s one thing she knows for certain – she… Continue reading Book Review: The End of Her by Shari Lapena

2021 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

Title: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem Author: Rick Held Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A powerful debut novel based on a true story for those who loved THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ and ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE. The hero of this book was not a saint, nor even a tzadik –… Continue reading Book Review: Night Lessons in Little Jerusalem by Rick Held

2020 Reviews · historical fiction

Book Review: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnball

Title: The Woman Before Wallis Author: Bryn Turnball Published: September 9th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars For fans of The Paris Wife and The Crown, this stunning novel tells the true story of the American divorcée who captured Prince Edward’s heart before he abdicated his throne for Wallis Simpson. In the summer of 1926,… Continue reading Book Review: The Woman Before Wallis by Bryn Turnball

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Title: The German Midwife Author: Mandy Robotham Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love. Germany, 1944.… Continue reading Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

2020 Reviews · fiction

Book Review: The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson

Title: The Imperfects Author: Amy Meyerson Published: April 20th 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 320 Genres:  Fiction RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The Nest meets Curtis Sittenfeld in this captivating novel about a priceless inheritance that leads one family on a life-altering pursuit of the truth. The Millers are far from perfect. Estranged siblings Beck, Ashley and Jake find themselves under one… Continue reading Book Review: The Imperfects by Amy Meyerson

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

Title: When I Was Ten Author: Fiona Cummins Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 464 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Twenty-one years ago, Dr Richard Carter and his wife Pamela were murdered in what has become the most infamous double murder of the modern age. Ten-year-old Sara Carter – nicknamed the Angel of Death –… Continue reading Book Review: When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · anthology

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press

Today I am marking off my final and fortieth #40th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: A collection of 24 stories written by talented authors. No two writers are the same, but they have one thing in common: they are storytellers at heart and their deepest desire is to be heard. Writing… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Writing the Dream by Serenity Press