Reviews

Watch Out For Me by Syliva Johnson

Author: Syliva Johnson Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978 1 74237 670 7 Review By: Maris Morton Book Synopsis: Australia, 1967. Four children tell a lie to get out of trouble. As a result, an immigrant worker is wrongly accused of a crime, with horrific repercussions. Nearly forty years later, in London,

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Mercy by Rebecca Lim

Author: Rebecca Lim Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2010 ISBN: 9780732291990 Review By: Sue Bursztynski Mercy is an angel who did something very stupid thousands of years ago and is now being forced to “leap” (my word) into mortal bodies and fix the problems of others before leaping out again. There’s a hole in her

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The Donor by Helen Fitzgerald

Author: Helen Fitzgerald Publisher: Faber and Faber Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-0-571-25437-8 Review By: Kate McIver Book Synopsis: Just after her sixteenth birthday, Will’s daughter Georgie suffers kidney failure. She needs a transplant but her type is rare. Will, a single dad who’s given up everything to raise his twin daughters, offers to be a

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Partners and Crime by Rochelle Jackson

Author: Rochelle Jackson Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781742372556 Review By: Karen Chisholm and Vikki Petraitis Book Synopsis: What attracts women to dangerous men? For Georgina Freeman (married to illegal casino king George Freeman), Ann-Marie Presland (girlfriend of organised crime figure Bob Trimbole), Fran Stratford (partner of murderer Billy ‘The Texan’ Longley),

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The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

Author: Alex Marwood Publisher: Sphere Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-1-84744-520-9 Review By: Gayl O’Connor Book Synopsis: Twenty-five years ago two little girls were imprisoned for murder. Now journalist Kirsty Lindsay is reporting on a series of sickening attacks on young women and her investigation leads her to cleaner Amber Gordon. For Kirsty and Amber, it

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A Girl Like Me by Penny Matthews

Author: Penny Matthews Publisher: Penguin Group (Australia) Copyright Year: 2010 ISBN: 978 0 14 301148 4 Review By: Gayl O’Connor Book Synopsis: This heartbreaking story is based on real events that took place more than a century ago, capturing headlines all around Australia. This fictional account of those events is written from the point of

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The Rosie Black Chronicles – Genesis – by Lara Morgan

Author: Lara Morgan Publisher: Walker Books Australia Pty Ltd Copyright Year: 2010 ISBN: 978 1 921529 39 9 Review By: Virginia Jane Rose Book Synopsis: Five hundred years into the future, in the post-polar-melt city of Newperth divided along rigid class lines ruled by the security-fixated “Senate”, teenage Rosie Black who plans to be an

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When We Have Wings by Claire Corbett

Author: Claire Corbett Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-1-74237-556-4 No of Pages: 420 Price: $32.99 Review By: Sue Nankervis Book Synopsis: The dream of being able to fly is now a physical reality, but only the rich and powerful can afford the surgery, drugs and gene manipulation to become fliers. Peri, a

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Shadow Sister by Simone Van Der Vlught; Translated from Dutch by Michele Hutchison

Author: Simone Van Der Vlught ; Translated from the Dutch by Michele Hutchison Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: Copyright 2005, English language translation copyright 2010 ISBN: 978121656330 Review By: Susan Woldenberg Butler Book Synopsis: Lydia has her life in order and opinions on everything, from her husband’s business to her twin sister’s friends, to her

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Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Author: Elizabeth Haynes Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921922541 Review By: Susan Woldenberg Butler Book Synopsis: Into the Darkest Corner,the stunning debut from Elizabeth Haynes is an edgy and powerful psychological thriller that asks the most terrifying questions: What if the man you love isn’t who you thought he was? What if he

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