2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

Title: The Retreat Author: Sarah Pearse Published: July 19th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars DS Elin Warner returns in the addictive new thriller from the No.1 Sunday Times and Top Ten New York Times bestselling author of 2021’s biggest-selling debut, The Sanatorium. Most are here to recharge and refresh.But someone’s here for revenge . . . The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Retreat by Sarah Pearse

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher

Title: Five Bush Weddings Author: Clare Fletcher Published: August 2nd 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars As a photographer, Stevie’s been to enough bush weddings to last a lifetime. When’s it going to be all about her? With her ex soon to be married, her mum back on the dating scene, and her best friend threatening… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Five Bush Weddings by Clare Fletcher

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

Title: The Family Remains Author: Lisa Jewell Published: July 5th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 448 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3.5 stars ***FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS and THEN SHE WAS GONE*** **Loved THE FAMILY UPSTAIRS? Find out what happened next …** LONDON. Early morning, June 2019: on the foreshore of the river Thames, a… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Family Remains by Lisa Jewell

2022 Reviews · Better Reading Preview · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense

Better Reading Preview: Stone Town by Margaret Hickey

Title: Stone Town Author: Margaret Hickey Published: July 1st 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 416 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars Stone Town is captivating new rural crime drama from the author of the bestselling Cutters End. With its gold-rush history long in the past, Stone Town has seen better days. And it’s now in the headlines for all… Continue reading Better Reading Preview: Stone Town by Margaret Hickey

A Tea break with Mrs B · Interview

A Tea Break with Mrs B: Meg Bignell

It is a pleasure to welcome Meg Bignell back to my blog, Mrs B’s Book Reviews for A Tea Break with Mrs B, an author interview series. To help celebrate the release of The Angry Women’s Choir we sat down for a chat. Thanks Meg! Hello Meg. It is my pleasure to welcome you back to my blog, Mrs B’s Book… Continue reading A Tea Break with Mrs B: Meg Bignell

2022 Reviews · Beauty and Lace review · contemporary fiction · modern romance · romance

Beauty & Lace Book Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Title: Book Lovers Author: Emily Henry Published: May 3rd 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 384 Genres:  Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $22.99 Rating:  4 stars Set over one sizzling August, BOOK LOVERS is the new chemistry-filled ‘rivals to lovers’ romcom from New York Times #1 bestseller Emily Henry Nora is a cut-throat literary agent at the top of her game. Her whole life is… Continue reading Beauty & Lace Book Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

Title: Wrong Place, Wrong Time Author: Gillian McAllister Published: June 15th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars How do you stop a murder after it’s already happened? Find out the lengths one woman will go to save her family in Gillian McAllister’s first hardback publication. It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your happy,… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Wrong Place, Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister

2022 Reviews · new release · romance · rural fiction

New Release Book Review: The Malle Girl by Jennifer Scoullar

Title: The Mallee Girl Author: Jennifer Scoullar Published: April 12th 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 320 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars A heart-warming new rural romance set in the Victorian High Country by the bestselling author of Brumby’s Run. Armed with nothing but some loose change and her beloved dog Duke, Mallee girl Pippa Black has finally found the courage… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Malle Girl by Jennifer Scoullar

2022 Reviews · contemporary fiction · new release

New Release Book Review: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

Title: The School for Good Mothers Author: Jessamine Chan Published: March 1st 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $32.99 Rating: 3 stars Every mother has a bad day… THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A taut and propulsive take on the cult of motherhood and the notion of what makes a good mother. Destined to be feminist classic – it kept me… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan

2022 Reviews · action · contemporary fiction · new release · suspense · thriller

New Release Book Review: Wild Dogs by Michael Trant

Title: Wild Dogs Author: Michael Trant Published: February 1st 2022 Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Pages: 368 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4.5 stars Wild Dogs is a page-turning action thriller set in the WA outback, introducing Australia’s answer to Jack Reacher ‘Tough, fast and hard – my kind of book.’ Lee Child In the drought-ridden rangelands of Western Australia, Gabe Ahern makes… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Wild Dogs by Michael Trant