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,
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
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
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…
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
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
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
Author: Jane Harper Publisher/Year: Macmillan Australia/2018 Reviewer: Robyn Walton In The Lost Man Jane Harper surpasses her achievement in The Dry, her multi award-winning first novel. A broad range of Australian and international readers will find The Lost Man’s strong setting and mystery storyline engaging, not least grey nomads and backpacking travellers. As in The
Author: Anna Snoekstra Publisher/Year: HQ Fiction/2018 Publisher Synopsis Getting even is a long game… Mercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can’t – not until she’s exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most. First, she watches Saanvi.
Author: Megan Abbott Publisher/Year: Picador 2018 Publisher Synopsis You told each other everything. Then she told you too much. Kit has risen to the top of her profession and is on the brink of achieving everything she wanted. She hasn’t let anything stop her. But now someone else is standing in her way – Diane.