Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

Seven Days by Alex Lake. (2019).

Seven Days by Alex Lake. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In 7 days, Maggie's son Max turns 3. Maggie is dreading it. In her world, 3rd birthdays are when she loses her child. 12 years ago Maggie was abducted at age 15 and has been kept in a basement since. Before Max she has… Continue reading Seven Days by Alex Lake. (2019).

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

The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019).

The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Natalie's life is full, some might say too full. She teaches, runs a farm, has 3 grown daughters who haven't quite got a handle on things, has a reserved husband and a demanding mother-in-law. She is the person everyone depends on. But when… Continue reading The Model Wife by Tricia Stringer. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2020

True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019).

True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1988 in Western Australia. After betraying the Knights bikie gang, 17 year old Lee flees to Perth with nothing left to lose. Working as a tow truck driver, he is captured by right-wing extremists whose combination of seduction and blackmail keeps him on… Continue reading True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020).

Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 24 February 2020** Alice is suddenly single, jobless and living back at home with her parents in a tiny seaside town. And… Continue reading Just An Ordinary Family by Fiona Lowe. (2020).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Supernatural

The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019).

The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** It's 1917 in England. Stella is struggling after the death of her fiancé and welcomes the opportunity to stay with her pregnant sister Madeleine at her country mansion, Greyswick. However Stella arrives to a house of unease and Madeleine gripped by fear. Quickly,… Continue reading The Lost Ones by Anita Frank. (2019).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019).

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot; well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen there are three decomposing corpses with a note. They have clearly… Continue reading The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019).

Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1959 and Rosie is leaving her home in Ireland for Australia to be with her husband. She soon discovers their is no room for her or their young son in her husband's life in Kings Cross. As their marriage crumbles, Rosie… Continue reading Heart of the Cross by Emily Madden. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Little White Lies by Philippa East. (2020).

Little White Lies by Philippa East. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 1 February 2020** Anne White looked away for a second and her daughter was gone. That happened seven years ago. Now Abigail is coming home and… Continue reading Little White Lies by Philippa East. (2020).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. (2019).

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** When Rowan is looking for something else, she stumbles across the advert for a live-in nanny with a generous salary and it seems like a perfect opportunity. When Rowan arrives she is smitten by the luxurious smart home in the beautiful… Continue reading The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2020

She by HC Warner. (2020).

She by HC Warner. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 20 January 2020** Ben's just met the girl of his dreams, but she is about to turn his life into a nightmare... Ben is bruised and vulnerable after… Continue reading She by HC Warner. (2020).