Reviews

A Tragedy in Two Acts – Marcus Einfeld & Teresa Brennan – by Fiona Harari

Author: Fiona Harari Publisher: Melbourne University Press Copyright Year: 2011 Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: This was not the ending either of them expected. Marcus Einfeld, former Federal Court judge and human rights champion, and his old friend Teresa Brennan, an exuberant, sometimes controversial US-based academic, had each spent years establishing demanding careers and

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Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin

Author: Julia Heaberlin Publisher: Ballantine Books – The Random House Publishing Group Copyright Year: 2012 Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: What if your whole life was a lie ? That’s the question torturing child psychologist Tommie McCloud after she opens a stranger’s letter only days after burying her father. The woman claims that Tommie

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Rough Diamond by Kathryn Ledson

Author: Kathyrn Ledson Publisher: Penguin Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: The shock ending to Erica Jewell’s marriage left a huge hole in her bank balance and a bigger one in her heart. And now her life goals make a very short list: no surprises, no debt and, definitely, no men. That

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Never Knowing by Chevy Stephens

Author: Chevy Stephens Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: January 2012 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: All her life, Sara Gallaher has wondered about her birth parents. As an adopted child with two sisters who were born naturally to her parents, Sara did not have an ideal home life. And, like many children in

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Silent In The Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Author: Deanna Raybourn Publisher: MIRA Copyright Year: 2007 ISBN: 978-7783-2410-2 Review By: Katrina Beard ” To say that I met Nicholas Brisbane over my husband’s dead body is not entirely accurate. Edward, it should be noted, was still twitching upon the floor”. Lady Julia Grey is reluctant to believe that her husband’s death was murder,

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The Savage Altar by Asa Larsson

Author: Asa Larsson Publisher: Penguin Books Copyright Year: 2008 ISBN: 0141024712 Review By: Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: Innocence will be sacrificed…On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies ritually mutilated and defiled and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall. Rebecka

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Cold Case Files by Liz Porter

Author: Liz Porter Publisher: Pan Mac Millan Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 9718742610092 Review By: Jo McGahey Book Synopsis: Cold case investigators scrape back paint in a renovated flat where a murder was committed twelve years earlier, and find a blood stain that leads them to a killer. Scientists extract DNA from crime-scene samples collected in

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The Secret Fate of Mary Watson by Judy Johnson

Author: Judy Johnson Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978 0 7322 9250 8 Review By: Jo Mcgahey Book Synopsis: A daring heroine tests her wits against secrets, spies and smugglers on a remote Australian island ′It′s peculiar, the assumptions we all make. For instance, how, in a diary, the truth bone′s connected to

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Revenge of the Tide by Elizabeth Haynes

Author: Elizabeth Haynes Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921921278 No of Pages: 520 Review By: Gayle Sutherland Book Synopsis: Genevieve has decided to leave her stressful life in London – sales executive by day, pole dancer by night – to start a new life restoring a houseboat in Kent. Her peace is shattered

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The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall

Author: Ruth Dugdall Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921922893 No of Pages: 282 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days. Rose Wilks’ life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma

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