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January 2021 Wrap Up

In January 2021, I read fifteen books, and reviewed seventeen – two were read in 2020 but only due for publication in early January. Of these books, most were Australian authors, and one was by a male author, whilst another was a collaboration with a woman and a man. Many were kids’ books, as this… Continue reading January 2021 Wrap Up

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Shiver by Allie Reynolds

Title: Shiver Author: Allie Reynolds Genre: Thriller Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 425 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: In this propulsive locked-room thriller, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover someone has deliberately stranded them in a deserted mountaintop resort When Milla is invited to a reunion in… Continue reading Shiver by Allie Reynolds

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Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

Title: Cry of the Firebird Author: T.M. Clark Genre: Thriller/Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: In the badlands of Africa, a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients' lives. Australian thriller writer T.M. Clark returns with a vivid, action-packed adventure in the tradition of Wilbur Smith. South… Continue reading Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

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Isolation Publicity with Sonya Bates

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with Sonya Bates

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After I’ve Gone by Linda Green

Title: After I’ve Gone Author: Linda Green Genre: Thriller/Crime Publisher: Quercus/Hachette Published: 25th July 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 440 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: You have 18 months left to live . . . On a wet Monday in January, Jess Mount checks Facebook and discovers her timeline appears to have skipped forward 18 months, to a… Continue reading After I’ve Gone by Linda Green

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Soon by Lois Murphy

Title: Soon Author: Lois Murphy Genre: Literary Thriller Publisher: Transit Lounge Published: 1st October 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah’s days of mining and farming prosperity – if they ever truly existed – are long gone. These days even the name on the… Continue reading Soon by Lois Murphy

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The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins

Title: The Night Visitor Author: Lucy Atkins Genre: Fiction, Crime and Mystery Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 30th May 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: How far would you go to save your reputation? The stunning new noir thriller from the author of the bestselling THE MISSING ONE and THE OTHER CHILD. Perfect for… Continue reading The Night Visitor by Lucy Atkins

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A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly

Title: A Game of Ghosts Author: John Connolly Genre: Crime, Thriller Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 11th April 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 455 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. It is deep winter. The darkness is unending. The private detective named Jaycob Eklund has vanished, and Charlie Parker is dispatched to… Continue reading A Game of Ghosts by John Connolly

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Tattletale by Sarah J Naughton

Title: Tattletale Author: Sarah J Naughton Genre: Ficiton/Thriller Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 28th March 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 330 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: One day changes Jody's life forever. She has shut herself down, haunted by her memories and unable to trust anyone. But then she meets Abe, the perfect stranger next door and suddenly life… Continue reading Tattletale by Sarah J Naughton

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Stasi Wolf by David Young

Title: Stasi Wolf (Karin Müller #2) Author: David Young Genre: Historical/Crime and Mystery Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre/Allen and Unwin Published: 22nd February 2017 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: How do you solve a murder when you can't ask any questions? East Germany, 1975. Karin Müller, sidelined from the murder squad in Berlin, jumps at… Continue reading Stasi Wolf by David Young