Reviews

The Way Back

Author: Kylie Ladd Publisher Year: Allen & Unwin 2017 Publisher Synopsis Charlie Johnson is 13 and in her first year of high school. She loves her family, netball and Liam, the cute guy who sits next to her in Science-but most of all she loves horses and horse-riding. Charlie’s parents have leased her a horse,

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Egyptian Enigma

Author: L.J.M. Owen Publisher/Year: Echo Publishing 2018 Publisher Synopsis Dr Elizabeth Pimms, enthusiastic archaeologist and reluctant librarian, has returned to Egypt. Among the treasures of the Cairo museum she spies cryptic symbols in the corner of an ancient papyrus. Curiosity leads Elizabeth and her gang of sleuths to investigate a cache of mummies hidden in

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TheLost Pages

Author: Marija Peričić Publisher/Year: Allen & Unwin, 2017 Publisher Synopsis It is 1908, and Max Brod is the rising star of Prague’s literary world. Everything he desires-fame, respect, love – is finally within his reach. But when a rival appears on the scene, Max discovers how quickly he can lose everything he has worked so

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Half Wild

Author: Pip Smith Publisher/Year: Allen & Unwin, 2017 Publisher Synopsis Sydney, 1938.After being hit by a car on Oxford Street, sixty-three-year-old Jean Ford lies in a coma in Sydney Hospital. Doctors talk across her body, nurses jab her in the arm with morphine, detectives arrive to take her fingerprints. She has £100 in her pocket,

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Secrets Within

         Author: Alison Clifford Publisher/Year: Morandoo Press/2018 Publisher Synopsis Ditched by the love of his life, Andrew, a US Navy lawyer, takes time off to spend with his sister, Nell. When he succumbs to temptation on the journey to Nell’s home, the resulting one night stand with a grey-eyed woman leaves Andrew

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The Arsonist

Author: Chloe Hooper Publisher/Year: Penguin Australia/2018 Publisher Synopsis On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the

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Little Secrets

Author: Anna Snoekstra Publisher/Year: HQ Fiction/2017 Publisher Synopsis What happens when ambition trumps the truth? A town reeling in the wake of tragedy… An arsonist is on the loose in Colmstock, Australia, most recently burning down the town’s courthouse and killing a young boy who was trapped inside. An aspiring journalist desperate for a story…

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Baby Teeth

Author: Zoje Stage Publisher/Year:  St Martin’s Press/2018  Publisher Synopsis What would you do if you started to believe your child was a psychopath? On the outside it looks like Suzette has it all. A stunning ultra-modern home, designed by her handsome Swedish husband. A beautiful, but silent, seven-year-old daughter who is fiercely intelligent. But under

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Suddenly One Summer

Author: Fleur McDonald Publisher/Year: Allen & Unwin/2017 Publisher Synopsis  When Brianna Donahue was three years old, her mother mysteriously disappeared while farming in Merriwell Bay, Western Australia. Her body has never been found. Brianna works the same land with her father Russell, while almost single-handedly raising her two children as her husband Caleb works as

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Mine

Author: Susi Fox Publisher/Year: Penguin /2018 Publisher Synopsis You wake up alone after an emergency caesarean, desperate to see your child. And when you are shown the small infant in the nursery, a terrible thought takes root: this baby is not your baby. No one believes you. Not the nurses, your father or even your own

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