Reviews

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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The Silent Wife

Author: Karin Slaughter Publisher/Year: Harper Collins/2020 Publisher Overview He watches. A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she’s wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim. He

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Perplexed Politician

Author: Margaret Walsh Publisher/Year: MX Publishing/2020 Publisher Overview When the fiancé of the sister of a Member of Parliament is found dead in mysterious circumstances, the man turns to Sherlock Holmes and John Watson to get an answer to the puzzle. Journeying to the small Wiltshire village of Barrow-upon-Kennet, Holmes and Watson are soon deep

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Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s story

Author: Robin Bowles Publisher/Year: Scribe Publications/2019 Publisher Overview Don’t fool yourself that the innocent never go to jail. When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored in the Derwent Estuary near the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s marina, on the night of 26 January 2009, he left behind his pipe and tobacco — something that

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The Killing Streets

Author: Tanya Bretherton Publisher/Year: Hachette/2020 Publisher Overview From the acclaimed author of The Suitcase Baby and The Suicide Bride, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney – and a killer who remained at large for over two decades. In December 1932, as the Depression tightened its grip, the body

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