Mystery · Crime · Thriller · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2021

Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020).

Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020). (Martin Scarsden ; #3) **4.5 out of 5 stars** Martin's new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it is shattered by a voicemail: his partner Mandy screaming. Racing home, he finds an unconscious man and Mandy gone. She's been abducted, but by who and why? So starts a… Continue reading Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart. (2020).

The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1920s, London. Kit, a privileged young Australian aiming to be a star, arrives in the city to be quickly cast in a West End play opposite another young hopeful, Canadian Zeke. She dances into the heady lifestyle of English high society and the… Continue reading The Charleston Scandal by Pamela Hart. (2020).

Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean. (2020).

The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** He is her husband. She is his captive... Her husband calls her Jane but that is not her name. She lives in a small farm cottage surrounded by fields and space. But she is trapped. Nobody knows how she got there,… Continue reading The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Close to Home by Janet Gover. (2021).

Close to Home by Janet Gover. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 3 February 2021** Aunt Alice loves her small Australian town; she has rarely left it, knows everyone and is related to most… Continue reading Close to Home by Janet Gover. (2021).

Australian Author · Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense

Shiver by Allie Reynolds. (2021).

Shiver by Allie Reynolds. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** When Milla is invited to a reunion in the French Alps resort that saw the peak of her snowboarding career, she drops everything to go. While she would rather forget the events of that winter, the invitation comes from Curtis, the one person she can't… Continue reading Shiver by Allie Reynolds. (2021).

Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020).

Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Wanted: companion to escort a young, orphaned child home to Australia. All expenses as well as passage covered. Interested parties to apply without delay... Rose is in desperate need of a fresh start. There are many reasons she should ignore the advertisement… Continue reading Under the Golden Sun by Jenny Ashcroft. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Godmothers by Monica McInerney. (2020).

The Godmothers by Monica McInerney. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Eliza grew up in Australia as the only daughter of a troubled young mother but with the constant support of her two godmothers, Olivia and Maxie. She always felt loved and secure until a tragic event occurred just before she turned 18. 13 years… Continue reading The Godmothers by Monica McInerney. (2020).

Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann. (2021).

Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Not much daylight left now... So begins the field diary of Alix, whose impulsive acceptance of an offer to spend Easter on a remote island has turned into a terrifying ordeal. Hiding in a tiny cave, she carefully rations her meagre supplies while… Continue reading Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann. (2021).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Lana’s War by Anita Abriel. (2020).

Lana's War by Anita Abriel. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1943: Lana is rushing to tell her husband she is pregnant when she witnesses his murder by a Gestapo officer for hiding a Jewish girl in a piano. Overcome with grief, Lana suffers a miscarriage. A few months later Lana is approached to… Continue reading Lana’s War by Anita Abriel. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021

Sargasso by Kathy George. (2021).

Sargasso by Kathy George. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 3 February 2021** As a child, Hannah lived at Sargasso, the isolated beachside home designed by her brilliant architect father. A lonely and introverted… Continue reading Sargasso by Kathy George. (2021).