Reviews

The Dirty Dozen

Author: Lynda La Plante Publisher/Year: Zaffre/2019 Publisher description April 1980 and Jane is the first female detective to be posted to the Met’s renowned Flying Squad, commonly known as the ‘Sweeney’. Based at Rigg Approach in East London, they investigate armed robberies on banks, cash in transit and other business premises. Jane thinks her transfer

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The Second Cure

Author: Margaret Morgan Publisher/Year: Vintage Australia/2018 Publisher description A pandemic is racing through our world, changing people subtly but irrevocably. The first sign for some is losing their faith. For others it comes as violent outpourings of creativity, reckless driving and seeing visions. Scientist Charlotte Zinn is close to a cure when her partner becomes

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Between Two Evils

Author: Eva Dolan Publisher/Year: Raven Books/2020 Publisher description As the country bakes under the relentless summer sun, a young doctor is found brutally murdered at his home in a picturesque Cambridgeshire village. Is his death connected to his private life – or his professional one? Dr Joshua Ainsworth worked at an all-female detention centre, one

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Gathering Dark

Author: Candice Fox Publisher/Year: Penguin Random House Australia/2020 Publisher description 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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Euphoria Kids

Author:  Alison Evans Publisher/Year:  Echo Publishing/2020 Publisher description Ever since the witch cursed Babs, she turns invisible sometimes. She has her mum and her dog, but teachers and classmates barely notice her. Then, one day, Iris can see her. And Iris likes what they see. Babs is made of fire. Iris grew from a seed

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The Poison Garden

Author: Alex Marwood Publisher/Year: Sphere/2019 Publisher description Where Romy grew up, if someone died you never spoke of them again. Now 22, she has recently escaped the toxic confines of the cult she was raised in. But Romy is young, pregnant and completely alone – and if she is to keep herself safe in this

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Keeper

Author: Jessica Moor Publisher/Year: Penguin Viking/2020 Publisher overview He’s been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes. Supposed to be a f***ing refuge. But Death got inside. When Katie Straw’s body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it’s an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.

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The Inheritance of Secrets

Author: Sonya Bates Publisher/Year: HarperCollins/2020Publisher Overview A brutal murder. A wartime promise. A quest for the truth. Kate Furnivall meets Caroline Overington in a gripping, page-turning mystery. No matter how far you run, the past will always find you. Juliet’s elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime

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The Other Mrs Miller

Author:  Allison Dickson Publisher/Year:  Sphere (imprint of Little Brown Books Group)/2019 Publisher Overview Two women are watching each other. Phoebe Miller isn’t sure when the rusty car started showing up in the cul-de-sac she calls home, or why its driver would be spying on her. What could be interesting about an unhappy housewife who drowns

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Where the Truth Lies

Author:  Karina Kilmore Publisher/Year:  Simon & Schuster Australia/2020 Publisher overview She was slipping away. The further she fell, the closer the clouds seemed to come. Wispy transparent slipstreams of white. Cirrus. Pain smashed her head. Floating … When investigative journalist Chrissie O’Brian lands a senior job at The Argus, she is desperate to escape the nightmares

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