2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Secret Messenger Author: Mandy Robotham Published: January 20th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $19.99 Rating: 4 stars The highly awaited new novel from the internationally bestselling author of The German Midwife (also published as A Woman of War). Venice, 1943 The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Messenger by Mandy Robotham

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann

Title: Beware of Dogs Author: Elizabeth Flann Published: January 6th 2021 Publisher: HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars Winner of the 2019 Banjo Prize for Fiction She’s isolated. Trapped. Hunted. An almost unbearably tense Australian survival thriller. Not much daylight left now. So begins the field diary of Alix Verhoeven, whose impulsive acceptance of an… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann

#aww2021 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · dual time frame · new release

New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

Title: The Valley of Lost Stories Author: Vanessa McCausland Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres:  Fiction RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Beautiful, beguiling and treacherous … Big Little Lies meets Picnic at Hanging Rock in a secluded valley over the Blue Mountains. Four women and their children are invited to the beautiful but remote Capertee Valley, west of the Blue Mountains. Once… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Valley of Lost Stories by Vanessa McCausland

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · World War II

Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

Title: The German Midwife Author: Mandy Robotham Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars An enthralling new tale of courage, betrayal and survival in the hardest of circumstances that readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Secret Orphan and The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz will love. Germany, 1944.… Continue reading Book Review: The German Midwife by Mandy Robotham

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery

Book Review: The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra

Title: The New Girl Author: Ingrid Alexandra Published: October 3rd 2018 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 352 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars You’ve only just met.But she already knows you so well.When Rachel moves into the spare room in Mary’s flat in Sydney, everyone is quick to jump to the conclusion that there’s something strange about… Continue reading Book Review: The New Girl by Ingrid Alexandra

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New Release Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

Title: The Mystery Woman Author: Belinda Alexandra Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 432 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 5 stars In a small town, everyone is watching … Secrets, scandal and betrayal in 1950s small town Australia: the stunning new novel from bestseller Belinda Alexandra She had thought Shipwreck Bay was simply a remote town where people were bored… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

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#20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty

In a desperate bid to reduce the books that are collecting dust on my TBR shelves, I have decided to collaborate with another avid reader and fellow book reviewer, Nicole from Certified Book Addicts. The #20BACKLISTIN2020 challenge is a self paced challenge hosted by Jaylamm.Reads, Reading and Sunshine, and Cassidys.Bookshelf. The overall goal of this challenge is to read… Continue reading #20BACKLISTIN2020 Backlist Book Challenge: Those Other Women by Nicola Moriarty

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Across the Water by Ingrid Alexandra

Title: Across the Water Author: Ingrid Alexandra Published: August 5th 2020 Publisher: One More Chapter GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars In a remote, boat-access only house, Liz Dawson’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she watches the people who live in the three identical houses that sit side by… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Across the Water by Ingrid Alexandra

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

Title: All Our Shimmering Skies Author: Trent Dalton Published: September 28th 2020 Publisher: 4th Estate AU -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Darwin, 1942, and as Japanese bombs rain down, motherless Molly Hook, the gravedigger’s daughter, is looking to the skies and running for her life. Inside a duffel bag she carries a stone heart, alongside… Continue reading New Release Book Review: All Our Shimmering Skies by Trent Dalton

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

New Release Book Review: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

Title: Stranger in the Lake Author: Kimberly Belle Published: September 2nd 2020 Publisher: HQ Fiction – US Pages: 304 Genres:  Fiction, Thriller, Psychological RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and his first… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle