Reviews

Web Of Deceit by Katherine Howell

Author: Katherine Howell Publisher: Pan Macmillan Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Rose Mercer Book Synopsis: Again, Katherine Howell caused me sleepless nights while I read, read, read, lost in the world and situations she created. Without exception, Katherine Howell’s experience as a former paramedic provides the reader with believable and provocative glimpses into this profession. Web of Deceit, the sixth

Read more

Paving The New Road by Sulari Gentill

Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921997075 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: The year is 1933 and Hitler’s Nazi government is consolidating its hold on power, imprisoning socialists, trade unionists and avante garde artists who work is considered ‘degenerate’. Public book burnings are held to purge the shelves of ‘un-German’ works by Marxists, pacifists, Jews and

Read more

Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood

Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2012 No of Pages: 334 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: Explaining his reason for wrapping up the Kenzie-Gennaro series, Dennis Lehane allegedly says, “Have you every heard anyone say ‘The seventeenth book in the series was my favorite’?” Perhaps Mr Lehane lacks Ms Greenwood’s chutzpah as I’m here to say Unnatural

Read more

Burning Lies by Helene Young

Author: Helene Young Publisher: Michael Joseph – an imprint of Penguin Books Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-1-921901-22-5 Review By: Virgnia Jane Rose Book Synopsis: It’s easy to see why Helene Young was voted Australia’s favourite romantic suspense novelist in 2010 and 2011 – Burning Lies truly is “an explosive story of peril and passion”, and the relationships between the characters are

Read more

Cold Grave by Kathryn Fox

Author: Kathyrn Fox Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-7-7426-1034-4 No of Pages: 337 Review By: Vikki Petraitis Book Synopsis: Like a lot of reviewers of Cold Grave, I read it in a couple of days and really enjoyed it. A crime series is only as strong as its characters and the broader story arc. While we have watched Dr

Read more

The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood

Author: Kim Westwood Publisher: Harper Voyager Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-0-7322-8988-1 Review By: Kate McIver Book Synopsis: This is a dystopian novel set in Melbourne in a near future where an oppressive religious party is in power. Anything and anyone they consider unnatural is under threat. Salisbury Forth (Sal to her friends), a gender transgressive, has been rejected by her family,

Read more

Cooking The Books by Kerry Greenwood

Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-1-74237-021-7 Review By: Anne Marshall Book Synopsis: Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman series of books combines two of my favourite things – food and mystery. These stories never disappoint with a great plot and, one thing I find a lot of crime novels lack, some fantastic secondary characters. In this, the

Read more

The Truth About Verity Sparks by Susan Green

Author: Susan Green Publisher: Newtown: Walker Books Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 9781921720277 Review By: Sue Bursztynski London 1878. Verity Sparks has an extraordinary talent: she can find lost things just by thinking about them. When she joins a Confidential Inquiry Agency, she discovers there is a mystery lurking in her own past and that unknown forces are working against her.

Read more

Hoodwink by Rhonda Roberts

Author: Rhonda Roberts Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978 0 7322 8856 3 (pbk.) Review By: Robbie Hutchins Book Synopsis: Hoodwink is the second installment of the Kannon Dupree: Timestalker series. At the end of the first novel, Gladiatrix, Kannon was accepted into the first National Time Authority (NTA) Time Investigator training program. Hoodwink picks up the story twelve

Read more

Gladiatrix by Rhonda Roberts

Author: Rhonda Roberts Publisher: Harper Voyager Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978 0 7322 8855 6 (pbk.) Review By: Robbie Hutchins and Sue Nankervis Book Synopsis: Review by Robbie Hutchins I had really high expectations after reading the synopsis on the back of this book. I imagined it would contain aspects of time travel similar to Dr Who, combined with the

Read more