Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

My Father's Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019). *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kaya is woken up in the middle of the night and told by her mother they are to quickly pack and leave for their holiday home in the Blue Mountains; and her father is not coming back. Kaya is recovering from… Continue reading My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

Australian Author · Chick Lit · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019).

The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1982 in Australia. Housewife Theresa takes up swimming at sunrise to get fit and have a few minutes to herself. Marie, a widower, swims from the same beach as it's her one constant in her new life without her… Continue reading The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).

The Artist's Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** In 1992, morning sickness means Jane takes pre-dawn walks which leads her to meet an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose. That woman claims to be Muriel, an infamous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Critics argue that legend rather than ability… Continue reading The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Accusation by Wendy James. (2019).

The Accusation by Wendy James. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** After 18 year old Ellie is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, her bizarre story of kidnap and escape enthrals the nation. Local drama teacher Suzannah, once a minor celebrity, is new to the town and suddenly in the spotlight when… Continue reading The Accusation by Wendy James. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Young Adult

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).

Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever who is never macho… Continue reading Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).

Australian Author · Chick Lit · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance

While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus. (2019).

While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Beatrix is 29 years old and has just done a runner to Melbourne for a fresh start after accidentally ruining her best friend's wedding. But life is still stagnant with a dead-end job and a non-existent love life. Her… Continue reading While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Day The Lies Began By Kylie Kaden. (2019).

The Day The Lies Began By Kylie Kaden. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** It happened on the day of the Moon Festival. They could have moved on but secrets tend to rise to the surface, especially in small towns. Wife and mother Abbi, town cop Blake, schoolteacher Hannah and local doctor Will are caught… Continue reading The Day The Lies Began By Kylie Kaden. (2019).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Supernatural · Thriller

The Institute by Stephen King. (2019).

The Institute by Stephen King. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Luke is a super-smart 12 year old kid with an exceptional gift. He is the latest in a long line of kids abducted and taken to a secret government facility hidden deep in a forest. An institute where kids can read minds or make… Continue reading The Institute by Stephen King. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018).

The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018). **5 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1899. Emma has been estranged from her older sister for almost 20 years, ever since Caroline married a wealthy American and left France. So it is a shock when Caroline invites Emma to visit with the condition of tutoring her shy niece Isadora… Continue reading The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance · Suspense

Under Currents by Nora Roberts. (2019).

Under Currents by Nora Roberts. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** The house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous mother, the two beautiful children. But underneath the perfect facade hides dark undercurrents. Zane and Britt are terrorised by their violent father and… Continue reading Under Currents by Nora Roberts. (2019).