Reviews

Deadly Secrets

Author: HR Kemp Publisher/Year: H.R. Kemp/H Schuster Publishing/2020 Publisher overview Can ordinary people thwart a powerful conspiracy? Shelley Ormond’s life is about to change forever. Her friend, a young refugee, dies suddenly and the federal police have shrouded her case in secrecy. Shelley has never been bold, but she will have to break the rules

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Reasonable Doubt

Author: Xanthé Mallett Publisher/Year: Macmillan/2020 Publisher description We all put our faith in the criminal justice system. We trust the professionals: the police, the lawyers, the judges, the expert witnesses. But what happens when the process lets us down and the wrong person ends up in jail? Henry Keogh spent almost twenty years locked away

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Long Bright River

Author: Liz Moore Publisher/Year: Hutchinson/2020 Publisher overview Mickey Fitzpatrick has been patrolling the 24th District for years. She knows most of the working women by name. She knows what desperation looks like and what people will do when they need a fix. She’s become used to finding overdose victims: their numbers are growing every year.

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Darkness for Light

Author:  Emma Viskic Publisher/Year:  Echo Publishing/2019 Publisher description The third thrilling instalment in the award-winning Caleb Zelic series. After a lifetime of bad decisions troubled PI Caleb Zelic is finally making good ones. He’s in therapy, reconnecting with the Deaf community, and reconciling with his beloved wife. But he can’t escape his past. A violent

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Love Lie Repeat

Author: Catherine Greer Publisher/Year: Penguin/2020 Publisher overview It’s easy to be perfect when your secrets are buried. Three girls, loyal to each other? That never happens. All the groups of three implode eventually. Two in, one out. Change. Betrayal. Again and again. But not us. I make sure of it. I make Ash and Ruby

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The Night Swim

Author: Megan Goldin Publisher/Year: Penguin/Michael Joseph/2020 Publisher overview Ever since her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name – and the last hope for people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognised for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all

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The Silk House

Author: Kayte Nunn Publisher/Year: Hachette Australia/2020 Publisher description Weaving. Healing. Haunting. The spellbinding 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 intake of girls in its 150-year history. She is

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Reasonable Doubt

Author: Xanthé Mallett Publisher/Year: Macmillan/2020 Publisher description We all put our faith in the criminal justice system. We trust the professionals: the police, the lawyers, the judges, the expert witnesses. But what happens when the process lets us down and the wrong person ends up in jail? Henry Keogh spent almost twenty years locked away

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Gathering Dark

Author: Candice Fox Publisher/Year: Penguin Random House 2020 Publisher Overview A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope. Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean

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A Stranger City

Author: Linda Grant Publisher/Year: Virago/2019 Publisher Overview When a dead body is found in the Thames, caught in the chains of HMS Belfast, it begins a search for a missing woman and confirms a sense that in London a person can become invisible once outside their community – and that assumes they even have a

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