Reviews

What Came Before by Anna George

Author: Anna George Publisher: Penguin Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Anne Elizabeth Buist Book Synopsis: ‘My name is David James Forrester. I’m a solicitor. Tonight, at 6.10, I killed my wife. This is my statement.’ In Melbourne’s inner west, David sits in his car, dictaphone in hand. He’s sick to his stomach but determined to

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Can You Keep a Secret? by Caroline Overington

Author: Caroline Overington Publisher: Random House Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Anne Elizabeth Bruist Book Synopsis: The year is 1999, and Lachlan Colbert – Colby – has the world at his feet. He’s got a big job on Wall Street and a sleek bachelor pad in the heart of Manhattan. With money no object, he

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All Day and A Night by Alafair Burke

Author: Alafair Burke Publisher: Harper Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Anne Elizabeth Buist Book Synopsis: A murder case with ties to a convicted serial killer leads a young defense lawyer and an NYPD homicide detective into parallel investigations with explosive and deadly results in this superb mystery. The latest story dominating the tabloids – the

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A Lovely Way to Burn by Louise Welsh

Author: Louise Welsh Publisher: John Murray Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: A Lovely Way to Burn is the first book in the Plague Times trilogy. A pandemic called ‘The Sweats’ is sweeping the globe. London is a city in crisis. Hospitals begin to fill with the dead and dying, but Stevie

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Before We Met by Lucie Waterhouse

Author: Lucie Waterhouse Publisher: Bloomsbury Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: A whirlwind romance. A picture-perfect marriage. Hannah Reilly has seized her chance at happiness. Until the day her husband doesn’t come home … Hannah, independent, headstrong and determined not to follow in the footsteps of her bitterly divorced mother, has always

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Dishonour by Gabrielle Lord

Author: Gabrielle Lord Publisher: Hachette Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: Detective-Inspector Debra Hawkins has domestic violence in her sights. But as head of a new police unit targeting violence against women, she has hit a wall of silence. How can she help Rana al-Sheikly, a young woman who yearns for the

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Twisted by Lynda La Plante

Author: Lynda La Plante Publisher: Simon & Schuster Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: ‘Please don’t let anything bad to have happened to her, please don’t let anything to have happened to my baby……’ Marcus and Lena Fulford are the envy of their friends. Wealthy, attractive and successful, the couple, with their

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Orion Publishing Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Michaela Lobb Book Synopsis: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the

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If You Were Here by Alafair Burke

Author: Alafair Burke Publisher: Harper Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Michaela Lobb Book Synopsis: Manhattan journalist McKenna Jordan is chasing the story of an unidentified woman who heroically pulled a teenaged boy from the subway tracks. When she locates a video that captures part of the incident, she thinks she has an edge on the

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Run to Me by Diane Hester

Author: Diane Hester Publisher: Random House Australia ISBN: 9781742756424 Review By: Sandy Curtis Book Synopsis: It’s been two years since Shyler O’Neill’s beloved son Jesse was killed – but his final moments are as vivid to her now as they were that dreadful day. Suffering from post-traumatic stress, and convinced she did not do enough

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