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

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare

Title: Tell Me Lies Author: J.P. Pomare Published: December 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 272 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars A brand new thriller from the new master of the genre from the author of CALL ME EVIE and IN THE CLEARING INCLUDES A SNEAK PEEK OF THE LAST GUESTS Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare

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 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction

POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Bad Mothers’ Book Club by Keris Stainton

Today I am marking off my thirty eighth #38th checkpoint category for the POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020 with: Meet Emma, the new Mum on the block. Since moving to the Liverpudlian seaside after her husband’s career change, her life consists of the following: long walks on the beach (with the dog), early nights (with the… Continue reading POPSUGAR READING CHALLENGE 2020: The Bad Mothers’ Book Club by Keris Stainton

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell

Title: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home Author: Joanna Nell Published: October 27th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars The joyous, charming and utterly irresistible new novel from the author of mega-bestseller The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home by Joanna Nell

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Murder on Mustique by Anne Glenconner

Title: Murder on Mustique Author: Anna Glenconner Published: November 10th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Warm, witty, surprising and endlessly entertaining, Murder on Mustique draws on Lady Glenconner’s wealth of knowledge about the island and love of storytelling to create a gripping murder mystery. It delivers perfect escapism! A storm. A disappearance. A race against time… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Murder on Mustique by Anne Glenconner

2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · romance

New Release Book Review: The Return by Nicholas Sparks

Title: The Return Author: Nicholas Sparks Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars The New York Times and international number one bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a powerful new love story. #1 New York Times bestselling author Nicholas Sparks returns with a moving new novel about an injured army doctor and the two women whose… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Return by Nicholas Sparks

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · book bingo · historical fiction · World War I

#Book Bingo 2020 Round 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

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 11: ‘Set in an era you’d love to travel back in time to’- The Desert Nurse by Pamela Hart

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

Title: Song of the Crocodile Author: Nardi Simpson Published: September 29th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Darnmoor, The Gateway to Happiness. The sign taunts a fool into feeling some sense of achievement, some kind of end- that you have reached a destination in the very least. Yet as the sign states, Darnmoor is merely… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · dual time frame · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Silk House by Kayte Nunn

Title: The Silk House Author: Kayte Nunn Published: June 30th 2020 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 384 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The Top-Ten bestselling story of a mysterious boarding school sheltering a centuries-old secret… Australian history teacher Thea Rust arrives at an exclusive boarding school in the British countryside only to find that she is to look after the first… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Silk House by Kayte Nunn