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

New Release Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain

Title: The Push Author: Ashley Audrain Published: 5th January 2021 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Thriller, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars What happens when your experience of motherhood is nothing at all what you hoped for, but everything you always feared? ‘The women in this family, we’re different . . .’ Blythe Connor doesn’t want history to repeat… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Push by Ashley Audrain

#aww2021 · 2021 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · rural fiction

New Release Book Review: Something Like This by Karly Lane

Title: Something Like This Author: Karly Lane Published: December 1st 2020 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 352 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Rural, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A spellbinding new rural romance from the bestselling author of the Callahans of Stringybark Creek trilogy and Fool Me Once. Jason Weaver just wants to be left alone. It was a tough transition from his army days to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Something Like This by Karly Lane

#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

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 · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The Promise by Lucy Diamond

Title: The Promise Author: Lucy Diamond Published: December 29th 2020 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 480 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars Obituary: Patrick Sheppard tragically died after falling into the Thames, aged just 42 years. Dearly loved husband of Zoe, hero to children Ethan, Gabe and Beatrice, he also leaves behind his parents, beloved brother Dan and a thriving business. A friend… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Promise by Lucy Diamond

2021 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

Title: People Like Her Author: Ellery Lloyd Published: January 12th 2021 Publisher: Pan Macmillan Pages: 336 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars She has an easy life – but makes a living from pretending otherwise. She has a husband who hates the spotlight – but can’t step away. She has a million followers who adore her – but one who wants her… Continue reading New Release Book Review: People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd

#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

2021 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · historical fiction · new release

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

Title: Dark Tides Author: Philippa Gregory Published: November 24th 2020 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Pages: 496 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating:  3 stars #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory’s new historical novel tracks the rise of the Tidelands family in London, Venice, and New England. Midsummers Eve, 1670. A wealthy man waits outside a poor London warehouse to meet with Alinor, the… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Dark Tides by Philippa Gregory

2020 Reviews · historical fiction · new release · World War II

New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

Title: The Berlin Girl Author: Mandy Robotham Published: December 2nd 2020 Publisher: Avon GB -HarperCollins Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres:  Fiction, Historical RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars The heart-wrenching new WWII story from the bestselling author of The German Midwife. Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

#aww2020 · 2020 Reviews · Australian · contemporary fiction · new release · romance · short stories

New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton

Title: Christmas Among the Gum Trees Author: Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton Published: October 7th 2020 Publisher: Mira – AU Pages: 672 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars A collection of sparkling holiday romance stories from five bestselling Australian authors. 12 Days at Silver Bells House by Jennie Jones Escaping to the country, Kate has… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Christmas Among the Gum Trees by Susanne Bellamy, Nicole Flockton, Jennie Jones, Lauren K. McKellar, Ainslie Paton