Non-Member Reviews

Into the Water – Hawkins, Paula

Penguin Random House 2017 Reveiwer: Sue Turnbull Synopsis A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its

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Perfect Remains – Helen Fields

Avon 2017 Reviewer: Celia Jelbart Synopsis On a remote Highland mountain, the body of Elaine Buxton is burning. All that will be left to identify the respected lawyer are her teeth and a fragment of clothing. In the concealed back room of a house in Edinburgh, the real Elaine Buxton screams into the darkness Detective

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Sacrifice – Hanna Winter

Manilla Allen and Unwin English translation: Ruth Ahmedzai Reviewer: Lesley Vick Synopsis For now she is the hunter, but soon she will become the hunted. Criminal psychologist Lena Peters is asked to consult on a spate of gruesome murders that the Berlin police are struggling to solve. Young women, abducted tortured and mutilated. This is

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Behind Her Eyes – Sarah Pinborough

  HarperCollins 2017 Reviewer : Lesley Vick Synopsis Since her husband walked out, Louise has made her son her world, supporting them both with her part-time job. But all that changes when she meets David. Young, successful and charming – Louise cannot believe a man like him would look at her twice, let alone be

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All the Missing Girls – Megan Miranda

  Corvus 2016 Reviewer: Lesley Vick Synopsis It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared without trace. Then a letter from her father arrives – ‘I need to talk to you. That girl. I saw that girl’. Has her father’s dementia worsened, or has he really

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The Hidden Hours – Sara Foster

Simon & Schuster 2017 Reviewed by Sandra Nicholson Synopsis: Arabella Lane, senior executive at a children’s publisher, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter’s morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the newest employee

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Let the Dead Speak – Jane Casey

Harper Collins 2017 Reviewer: Celia Jelbart Synopsis Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder. Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she’s up to her

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The Scandalous Life of Sacha Torte – Lesley Truffle

Harper Collins 2016 Reviewer: Kerry James Synopsis In the winter of 1912 on the wild West Coast of Tasmania, Wolfftown’s most notorious heiress and murderess, Sasha Torte, tells the tale of her own spectacular downfall. Forsaken by her parents and raised by criminals and reprobates, Sasha becomes a world-famous pastry chef at the tender age

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The Plot Thickens and Danger Ahead by – R. A. Spratt

Random House Australia 2016 & 2017 Reviewed by  Sandra Nicholson Synopsis: The Plot Thickens Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it appears her knack for uncovering the truth may ruin their friendship once and for all. Highcrest Academy is no longer

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Rattle – Fiona Cummins

2017 Pan Macmillan Reviewer: Kerry James Synopsis A psychopath more frightening than Hannibal Lecter. He has planned well. He leads two lives. In one he’s just like anyone else. But in the other he is the caretaker of his family’s macabre museum. Now the time has come to add to his collection. He is ready

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