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

2021 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart

Title: While Paris Slept Author: Ruth Druart Published: February 23rd 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Beautiful. Powerful. Unforgettable. A stunning portrait of the brutality of war and the tenacity of love. In the tradition of Virginia Baily’s Early One Morning and M. L. Stedman’s The Light Between Oceans. Santa Cruz 1953. Jean-Luc thought he had left it all behind. The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: While Paris Slept by Ruth Druart

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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

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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

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

2021 Reviews · history · non-fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

Title: The Twins of Auchwitz Author: Eva Mozes Kor Published: August 11th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 240 Genres: Non Fiction, History, War RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-breaking and inspiring memoir of a 10-year-old Auschwitz twin The Nazis spared their lives because they were twins. In the summer of 1944, Eva Mozes Kor and her family arrived at Auschwitz. Within thirty… Continue reading Book Review: The Twins of Auschwitz by Eva Mozes Kor with Lisa Rojany Buccieri

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

New Release Book Review: Black Widows by Cate Quinn

Title: Black Widows Author: Cate Quinn Published: January 27th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars BLAKE’S DEAD. HIS WIFE KILLED HIM. THE QUESTION IS: WHICH ONE? The only thing the three women had in common was their husband.And, as of this morning, that they’re each accused of his murder. Blake… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Black Widows by Cate Quinn

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New Release Book Review: When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

Title: When the Apricots Bloom Author: Gina Wilkinson Published: December 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars What would you do if the secret police demanded you spy on a friend in order to protect your family? Three women confront the complexities of trust, friendship and motherhood under the rule of a dictator in this debut… Continue reading New Release Book Review: When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean

Title: The Last Thing to Burn Author: Will Dean Published: January 12th 2021 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 256 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars He is her husband. She is his captive.Her husband calls her Jane. That is not her name. She lives in a small farm cottage, surrounded by vast, open fields. Everywhere she looks, there is space.… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean