Reviews

The Lucky One

Author: Caroline Overington Publisher/Year: Harper Collins/2017 Publisher Synopsis Keep your secrets. Tell your lies. The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The One Who Got Away. An old castle … For more than 150 years, a grand house known as Alden Castle has stood proudly in the rolling hills of California’s wine

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Too Easy

Author: J.M. Green Publisher/Year: Scribe/2017 Publisher Synopsis Wisecracking social worker Stella Hardy returns, and this time she’s battling outlaw bikie gangs, corrupt cops, and a powerful hunger for pani puri. On a stormy Halloween night, Stella gets a call from her best friend, Detective Phuong Nguyen. Phuong has a problem. Or rather her lover, Bruce Copeland,

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Such Dark Things

Author: Courtney Evan Tate Publisher/Year: Mira/2018 Publisher Synopsis Dr. Corinne Cabot is living the American dream. She’s a successful ER physician in Chicago who’s married to a handsome husband. Together they live in a charming house in the suburbs. But appearances can be deceiving—and what no one can see is Corinne’s dark past. Troubling gaps

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The Scholar

Author: Dervla McTiernan Publisher/Year: HarperCollins/2019 Two reviews below by Robyn Walton and Sandra Nicholson Publisher Synopsis Being brilliant has never been this dangerous … When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the

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Missing Pieces

Author: Caroline de Costa Publisher/Year: Wild Dingo Press/2018 Publisher Synopsis In 1992, toddler Yasmin Munoz went missing from a rainforest picnic spot near Cairns. No trace of her has ever been found. Yet in 2012 Andrew Todd, a wealthy businessman and former mayor of Cairns, dies, and leaves in his will directions for a search

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Death by Tradition

Author: BM Allsopp Publisher/Year: Coconut Press 2018 Publisher Synopsis Must DI Joe Horseman sacrifice his chance at love to catch a killer? Only five more days… Horseman can’t wait for Melissa, his American girlfriend, to join him in Fiji. This time, he wants love to last. So, when a young activist is murdered at Tanoa

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The Way Back

Author: Kylie Ladd Publisher Year: Allen & Unwin 2017 Publisher Synopsis Charlie Johnson is 13 and in her first year of high school. She loves her family, netball and Liam, the cute guy who sits next to her in Science-but most of all she loves horses and horse-riding. Charlie’s parents have leased her a horse,

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Egyptian Enigma

Author: L.J.M. Owen Publisher/Year: Echo Publishing 2018 Publisher Synopsis Dr Elizabeth Pimms, enthusiastic archaeologist and reluctant librarian, has returned to Egypt. Among the treasures of the Cairo museum she spies cryptic symbols in the corner of an ancient papyrus. Curiosity leads Elizabeth and her gang of sleuths to investigate a cache of mummies hidden in

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TheLost Pages

Author: Marija Peričić Publisher/Year: Allen & Unwin, 2017 Publisher Synopsis It is 1908, and Max Brod is the rising star of Prague’s literary world. Everything he desires-fame, respect, love – is finally within his reach. But when a rival appears on the scene, Max discovers how quickly he can lose everything he has worked so

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Half Wild

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,

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