Reviews

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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You Belong To Me by Karen Rose

Author: Karen Rose Publisher: Headline Copyright Year: 2011 Review By: Kelly Marshall Book Synopsis: Baltimore homicide detective J.D. Fitzpatrick has seen a lot of horrific violence both as a cop and during his deployment in Afghanistan, but nothing like the trail of tortured bodies turning up throughout the city. He’s up against a brutal killer

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A Pocketful of Eyes by Lili Wilkinson

Author: Lili Wilkinson Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 9781742376196 Review By: Sue Bursztynski Book Synopsis: Bee is spending her summer holidays working in the taxidermy department of the Melbourne Museum of Natural History before beginning Year 12. She has enough problems on her plate, what with her best friend running off with

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The Sixth Key by Adriana Koulias

Author: Adriana Koulias Publisher: Random House, Australia Copyright Year: 2011 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: ‘By the Power of these Keys the Head of the Church will be made the Lord of Hell’ In late 2012 a cryptic invitation leads a crime novelist to Venice’s Island of the Dead. Once there he is captivated

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Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James

Author: Rebecca James Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2010 Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: Truth or dare?’ she asks. I hesitate. I have so many secrets, so many things I don’t want to reveal, but this is only a game, only a bit of fun. ‘Truth,’ I say finally. ‘I can imagine one

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The Understudy’s Revenge by Sophie Masson

Author: Sophie Masson Publisher: Scholastic Press Copyright Year: 2011 Review By: Sylvia Loader and Sue Bursztynski As the title suggests, this book for young adults is set in the world of the theatre. Millie Osborne, the heroine, is the daughter of the general manager of King’s Company which is busy rehearsing a production of Hamlet.

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The Shattering by Keren Healey

Author: Karen Healey Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 74175 881 8 Review By: Sylvia Loader, Sue Bursztynski and Robbie Hutchins Book Synopsis: I had a plan for what to do if a member of my family was murdered. It went: 1. Find the killer. 2. Make sure that they were

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The Golden Day by Ursula Dubosarsky

Author: Ursula Dubosarsky Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2011 Review By: Sylvia Loader and Sue Bursztynski Book Synopsis: There were only eleven of them, like eleven sisters all the same age in a large family. Because it was such a very small class, they had a very small classroom, perched at the very top

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The Mistake by Wendy James

Author: Petra Hammesfahr Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press Copyright Year: 2007 ISBN: 9781904738251 Review By: Karen Chisholm Book Synopsis: Cora Bender killed a man on a sunny summer afternoon by the lake and in full view of her family and friends. Why? What could have caused this quiet, lovable young mother to stab a stranger in

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Fear Not by Anne Holt

Author: Anne Holt Publisher: Atlantic Books Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 9781848876118, Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: A drug addict dead in a basement, a young asylum seeker floating in the harbour, a high profile female bishop stabbed to death in the street. What is the connection? During a snowy Christmas season in Norway, criminal

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