#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction

Book Review: The Piano Woman by Rozzi Bazzani

Title: The Piano Woman Author: Rozzi Bazzani Published: February 11th 2021 Publisher: Arcadia Pages: 310 Genres:  Fiction, Historical/Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A young woman goes missing…On the threshold of World War II, a young woman from a titled family in the south of England disappears, seemingly without a trace.An unexpected inheritance…In 2016 on the outskirts of Melbourne Australia, Maddison Browne, a… Continue reading Book Review: The Piano Woman by Rozzi Bazzani

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

Book Review: One by One by Ruth Ware

Title: One by One Author: Ruth Ware Published: September 15th 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Snow is falling in the exclusive alpine ski resort of Saint Antoine, as the shareholders and directors of Snoop, the hottest new music app, gather for a make or break corporate retreat to decide… Continue reading Book Review: One by One by Ruth Ware

2021 Reviews · non-fiction

Book Review: Stories of Hope by Heather Morris

Title: Stories of Hope Author: Heather Morris Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 320 Genres: Non-Fiction RRP: $29.99 Heather Morris, author of the internationally bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand. On her way back across the paddocks from school, Heather would visit her great-grandfather and listen to his experiences of war –… Continue reading Book Review: Stories of Hope by Heather Morris

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · Ireland · mystery

Book Review: Holding by Graham Norton

Title: Holding Author: Graham Norton Published: October 6th 2016 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $22.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t… Continue reading Book Review: Holding by Graham Norton

2021 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: Liberation by Imogen Kealey

Title: Liberation Author: Imogen Kealey Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 2 stars The must-read thriller inspired by the true story of Nancy Wake, the most decorated servicewoman of the Second World War, soon to be a major blockbuster film. Inspired by the incredible true story of the most decorated servicewoman of the second… Continue reading Book Review: Liberation by Imogen Kealey

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · romance · suspense

Book Review: Last Known Contact by Phillipa Nefri Clark

Title: Last Known Contact Author: Phillipa Nefri Clark Published: July 8th 2020 Publisher: Self Published Pages: 364 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Romance RRP: $24.95 Rating: 4 stars Sometimes the only person you can trust is yourself Her father is missing. Her estranged husband Dennis is his last known contact. The detective on the case is a man she once loved and turned her back on… Continue reading Book Review: Last Known Contact by Phillipa Nefri Clark

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · historical fiction · romance

Book Review: Keeper of the Light by Leanne Lovegrove

Title: Keeper of the Light Author: Leanne Lovegrove Published: September 27th 2020 Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group Pages: 284 Genres:  Fiction, Historical Romance Rating: 4.5 stars SOME LOVES REALLY ARE FOREVER In 1952, Luca Moretti flees war-ravaged Italy and shipwrecks against the shores of Bruny Island, Tasmania. Esther Anderson is the lighthouse keeper’s daughter. Her life is simple growing up on the isolated… Continue reading Book Review: Keeper of the Light by Leanne Lovegrove

2021 Reviews · Audible · contemporary fiction

Audio Book Review: Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

Title: Miss Benson’s Beetle Author: Rachel Joyce Published: July 21st 2020 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A story about the smallest insect and the deepest friendship from the author of THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY and THE MUSIC SHOP Margery Benson’s life ended the day her father walked out of his study and never… Continue reading Audio Book Review: Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

#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

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction

Book Review: Home Stretch by Graham Norton

Title: Home Stretch Author: Graham Norton Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars In the compelling new novel, Home Stretch, Graham Norton demonstrates his keen understanding of the power of stigma and secrecy – with quietly devastating results. Shame and longing can flow through generations, but the secrets of the heart will not be… Continue reading Book Review: Home Stretch by Graham Norton