#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish

Title: The Drop-Off Author: Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish Published: April 28th 2020 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 324 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Lizzie, Megan and Sam became accidental friends over good coffee, banter and wrong-world jokes at school drop off. Lizzie is a part-time midwife with four kids and a secret past. Sam is an ex-chef and… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · thriller

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Painting in the Shadows by Katherine Kovacic

Today I am marking off my seventeenth #17 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art’s (MIMA) newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting. Belief in… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Painting in the Shadows by Katherine Kovacic

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

New Release Book Review: The Shifting Landscape by Katherine Kovacic

Title: The Shifting Landscape Author: Katherine Kovacic Published: March 31st 2020 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Art dealer Alex Clayton travels to Victoria’s Western District to value the McMillan family’s collection. At their historic sheep station, she finds an important and previously unknown colonial painting – and a family fraught with… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Shifting Landscape by Katherine Kovacic

#aww2020 · 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · Speculative fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans

Today I am marking off my tenth #10 checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Ever since the witch cursed Babs, she turns invisible sometimes. She has her mum and her dog, but teachers and classmates barely notice her. Then, one day, Iris can see her. And Iris likes what they see. Babs… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: Euphoria Kids by Alison Evans

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · book bingo · crime

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 2: ‘Themes of Crime and Justice’- The Great Divide by L.J.M. Owen

Book Bingo 2020 is a collaboration challenge I am completing for the third year with my favourite bloggers, Theresa Smith Writes and The Book Muse. On the second Saturday of each month, beginning on Saturday 11th January 2020, Theresa, Ashleigh and I will complete a book review post, outlining our respective bingo card entries. The Book Bingo 2020 card… Continue reading #Book Bingo 2020 Round 2: ‘Themes of Crime and Justice’- The Great Divide by L.J.M. Owen

2020 Reviews · Book club · historical fiction · World War II

Book Club Book Thoughts on: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

Title: Cilka’s Journey Author: Heather Morris Published: October 1st 2019 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 488 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Her beauty saved her life – and condemned her. In 1942 Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from… Continue reading Book Club Book Thoughts on: Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · thriller

New Release Book Review: Darkness For Light by Emma Viskic

Title: Darkness for Light Author: Emma Viskic Published: December 2nd 2019 Publisher: Echo Publishing Pages: 304 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars After a lifetime of bad decisions troubled PI Caleb Zelic is finally making good ones. He’s in therapy, reconnecting with the Deaf community, and reconciling with his beloved wife. But he can’t escape his past.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Darkness For Light by Emma Viskic

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Art · Australian · crime · mystery

Book Review: The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic

Title: The Portrait of Molly Dean Author: Katherine Kovacic Published: March 1st 2018 Publisher: Bonnier Echo – Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Art RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years… In 1999, art dealer Alex Clayton stumbles across a lost portrait of Molly Dean, an artist’s muse brutally slain in Melbourne… Continue reading Book Review: The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic

2018 Reviews · Australian · crime · historical fiction · mystery

Book Broadcast: Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · a-z author challenge 2018 · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Book Review: Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic

Welcome to a weekly post, Throwback Thursday. This weekly book review post is a way to share some old favourites, books that were published over a year ago and most importantly those books that have been languishing on the to be read pile for far too long! Caleb Zelic, profoundly deaf since early childhood, has… Continue reading Throwback Thursday Book Review: Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic