#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

Better Reading Preview: Fromage by Sally Scott

Title: Fromage Author: Sally Scott Published: October 1st 2021 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 224 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Journalist Alex Grant is enjoying the last days of her summer holiday in Croatia when she is accosted by an old school friend, Marie Puharich, and her odious brother, Brian, both there to attend the funeral of their fearsome grandfather’s… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Fromage by Sally Scott

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Eye of a Rook by Josephine Taylor

Title: Eye of a Rook Author: Josephine Taylor Published: February 2nd 2021 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 216 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary/Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating:  4 stars In 1860s London, Arthur sees his wife, Emily, suddenly struck down by a pain for which she can find no words, forced to endure harmful treatments and reliant on him for guidance. Meanwhile, in contemporary Perth, Alice,… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Eye of a Rook by Josephine Taylor

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · children

New Release Book Review: The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

Title: The History of Mischief Author: Rebecca Higgie Published: September 1st 2020 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 376 Genres:  Fiction, Children – Middle Grade RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4.5 stars ‘There is madness in it.’ ‘Yes. But magic too.’ Following the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother’s abandoned house. One night they discover The History of Mischief hidden beneath… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie

2020 Reviews · Australian · Better Reading Preview · crime · historical fiction · mystery · new release

Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe

Title: Death Leaves the Station Author: Alexander Thorpe Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 192 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Crime, Mystery RRP: $27.99 Rating: 3.5 stars A nameless friar turns up at Halfwell Station at the same time that Ana, the adopted daughter of the station owners, discovers a body in the desert during her midnight walk. But when Ana returns to… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · Australian · biography · history · memoir · non-fiction

Book Review: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtain

Title: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris Author: Amanda Curtain Published: 29th October 2018 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 320 Genres:  Non Fiction, Biography, Memoir RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4.5 stars What does it mean to live a life in pursuit of art? In 1906, Kathleen O’Connor left conservative Perth, where her famous father’s life had ended in tragedy. She had her sights set on a career… Continue reading Book Review: Kathleen O’Connor of Paris by Amanda Curtain

2018 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · crime · new release · thriller

New Release Book Review: Heaven Sent by Alan Carter

Title: Heaven Sent Author: Alan Carter Published: 29th October 2018 Publisher: Fremantle Press Pages: 328 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars Detective Sergeant Philip ‘Cato’ Kwong is light on sleep but high on happiness with his new wife Sharon Wang and their baby girl. But contentment is not compatible with life in the Job, and soon a series of murders… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Heaven Sent by Alan Carter