Reviews

See You in September

Author: Charity Norman Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2017 Synopsis It was supposed to be just a short holiday… but when Cassy is lured to an idyllic valley called Gethsemane it’s years before her friends and family see her again. Can her family rescue her before it’s too late? A dazzling, gripping new novel

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Deeper than the Sea

Author: Nelika Mcdonald Publisher: Pan Macmillan Copyright Year: 2017 Synopsis Beth had known there were secrets folded inside Theo. But she didn’t know they were secrets about her. It’s always been just Beth and her mother Theo. Until Beth is sixteen years old, and a stranger arrives in their small coastal town – a stranger

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Match Up

Author: Lee Child (ed) Publisher: Sphere Copyright year:  2017 Synopsis In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller FaceOff, twenty-two of the world’s most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world’s best female thriller writers from Diana

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The Good Cop: The True Story of Ron Iddles: Australia’s Greatest Detective by Justine Ford

Pan Macmillan 2016 Synopsis ‘A – Assume nothing. B – Believe nothing. C – Check everything.’ Ron Iddles In an incredible twenty-five year career as a homicide detective, Ron Iddles’ conviction rate was 99%. Yet that only partly explains why Iddles is known to cops and crims alike as ‘The Great Man’. Tough, inventive and

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Lycke by Mikaela Bley

Scribe 2017 Synopsis ‘Death, death, death,’ she whispered to herself. But it was already too late. The panic was growing inside her. On a cold and stormy Friday in May, a young girl disappears without a trace from outside Stockholm’s Royal Tennis Hall. The missing girl is Lycke, and assigned to report on her story

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To the Sea by Christine Dibley

MacMillan 2016 Synopsis On a clear summer’s day, Detective Inspector Tony Vincent answers a call-out to an idyllic Tasmanian beach house. Surrounded by family and calm waters, seventeen-year-old Zoe Kennett has inexplicably vanished. Four storytellers share their version of what has led to this moment, weaving tales which span centuries and continents. But Tony needs

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Ice Letters by Susan Errington

Vintage 2016  Synopsis A First World War novel of love, peace, violence and Antarctica Adelaide, 1916, and Dora Somerville grieves for her brother, Edgar, killed in France. In the course of an oppressively hot summer, she decides to abandon her pacifist beliefs and embrace violence as a means to end the Great War. In his

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The Pool House by Tasmina Perry

Publisher: Headline Review 2017 Synopsis: A Summer To Die For To Jem Chapman, it’s the chance of a lifetime. An invitation to join a group in an exclusive Hamptons house-share, who could say no? But when she discovers what happened last summer, Jem can’t help but feel a chill. A young woman was found drowned

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Into the Darkness – Robin Bowles

Scribe Publications 2016 Reviewer: Jane Jago Synopsis On 2 December 2010, the body of 24-year-Pheobe Handsjuk is found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea apartments, in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, where she lived with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel. It emerges that Phoebe was a beautiful, damaged young woman embroiled in

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Fatal Crossing – Lone Theils

Echo, Imprint of Bonnier Publishing, Melbourne, 2017 Reviewer:  Jessie Byrne Synopsis When a picture of two Danish girls who disappeared on a boat bound for England in 1985 emerges many years later in an old suitcase from a British second-hand dealer, the journalist Nora Sand’s professional curiosity is immediately awakened.But before she knows it, she

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