Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski. (2019).

One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** One summer in the 80s, Maureen arrives in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew and achieve her destiny. She is lured by the promise of friendship, love, starry skies and wild parties. But it might all be too… Continue reading One Night Gone by Tara Laskowski. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney. (2021).

Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's February 1939. Total war is looming but in Krakow, 17 year old Marie's primary concern is the unexplained disappearance of her mother 16 years ago, and her father Dominik's unbreakable silence on the matter. Dominik is a well-respected and innovative doctor… Continue reading Secrets My Father Kept by Rachel Givney. (2021).

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

The Tribute by John Byron. (2021).

The Tribute by John Byron. (2021). In Sydney there is a serial killer, busy recreating scenes from the Fabrica, the 16th-century foundation text of modern anatomy. The cold and methodical killings has everyone on edge but the serial killer might not even be the darkest player in this story. Desperate for a breakthrough, Detective David… Continue reading The Tribute by John Byron. (2021).

Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas. (2020).

The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Anna's world was shattered 3 years ago when her husband Spencer was killed in an accident. Everyone thinks it's time she moved on, but how? On New Year's Eve she calls Spencer's old phone just to hear his voicemail. But to her surprise,… Continue reading The Last Goodbye by Fiona Lucas. (2020).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller · Young Adult

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein. (2020).

Deep Water by Sarah Epstein. (2020). *Young Adult* **4 out of 5 stars** 13 year old Henry Weaver went missing three months ago during a violent storm. His muddy bike was later found at the train station. His older brother Mason doesn't know who he is it what he's capable of, but he does know… Continue reading Deep Water by Sarah Epstein. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel. (2021).

The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** When Blaise, a feisty young journalist from Sydney's tough area, is despatched to London to report on Princess Margaret's controversial marriage, she is drawn into a realm of glamour and intrigue. As the nation faces an explosive upheaval, Blaise must grapple with a… Continue reading The Royal Correspondent by Alexandra Joel. (2021).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer. (2021).

The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** 1942. Elzbieta is aware of the growing discord outside of her comfortable Warsaw home. But she has no idea what goes on behind the walls of the Jewish Ghetto nearby until she makes a discovery that propels her into a dangerous world of… Continue reading The Warsaw Orphan by Kelly Rimmer. (2021).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé. (2021).

The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Derek's daughter Debbie is getting married but he's in Yarrandarrah Correctional Centre for embezzling, and thanks to his ex he hasn't spoken to Debbie in years. He wants to make a grand gesture but what? His weekly prison sewing circle soon… Continue reading The Dressmakers of Yarrandarrah Prison by Meredith Jaffé. (2021).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021).

Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** The only thing that these three women had in common was their husband. And now they're each accused of his murder. Blake lived with his three wives on a hidden stretch of land in Utah. Rachel is the first and chief wife, obedient and… Continue reading Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Meet Me in Bendigo by Eva Scott. (2021).

Meet Me in Bendigo by Eva Scott. (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 28 July 2021** Annalisa is running her family's hardware shop in small-town Wongilly after experiencing tragedy. The store was hit by… Continue reading Meet Me in Bendigo by Eva Scott. (2021).