Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

The Stockman’s Secret by Mandy Magro. (2020).

The Stockman's Secret by Mandy Magro. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 18 May 2020** In the small town of Little Heart, Juliette and Joel are drawn together after being targeted by bullies. But when the bullying takes… Continue reading The Stockman’s Secret by Mandy Magro. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan. (2020).

The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** When Shirley signs her 83 year old husband Frank out of the nursing home, she has no intention of bringing him back. For 57 years the couple has shared love, happiness and heartbreak. Frank's dementia means he does not always know who Shirley… Continue reading The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020).

The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** When Isabel first moves to Riley, it looks like any other small outback town. The town relies on the local hospital which Dean, Issy's husband, has been called in to investigate and perhaps close. Issy is a psychologist with a toddler and decides… Continue reading The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Humour · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish. (2020).

The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Everyone knows the school drop-off rules: 'kiss & go doesn't mean 'sit & scroll Insta'; activewear is allowed but pj pants are not; don't piss off the Alpha mum. Lizzie, Megan and Sam don't play by the rules. Lizzie is a… Continue reading The Drop-Off by Fiona Harris & Mike McLeish. (2020).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman. (2020).

The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman. (2020). **4.5 round to 5 stars** A regular weekday morning veers drastically off course for a group of strangers in a London cafĂ© when an apparently crazed gunman holds them hostage. But there is more to the situation than meets the eye and as the captives grapple with… Continue reading The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Chick Lit · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns. (2020).

Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns. (2020). (Rose Hill ; #2) **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel; published 20 April 2020** Dairy farmer Tabitha has a heart of gold and is everyone's best mate. Despite facing some serious challenges, she's built… Continue reading Something To Talk About by Rachael Johns. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

Small Mercies by Richard Anderson. (2020).

Small Mercies by Richard Anderson. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** After enduring months of drought on their modest farm, Dimple and Ruthie face uncertain times. Ruthie has received bad news about her health. When a wealthy landowner, Wally, makes comments on the radio that small farmers are doomed and they should leave the land… Continue reading Small Mercies by Richard Anderson. (2020).

Read-Reviewed-2020 · Science Fiction · Young Adult

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020).

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020). (A Hunger Games novel) *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's the morning of the reaping before the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18 year old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor. The house of… Continue reading The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Young Adult

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Fremantle Press for providing a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 1 September 2020** After the death of their parents, Jessie and her older sister Kay move to their grandmother's abandoned house.… Continue reading The History of Mischief by Rebecca Higgie. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020).

Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Juliet's elderly grandparents are killed in their Adelaide home. Who would commit such a heinous crime and why? The only clue is her grandfather Karl's missing signet ring. When her estranged sister Lily returns in fear for her life, Juliet suspects something sinister.… Continue reading Inheritance of Secrets by Sonya Bates. (2020).