Crime · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

I Thought I Knew You by Penny Hancock. (2019).

I Thought I Knew You by Penny Hancock. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Who do you know better? Your oldest friend or your child? And who do you believe when one accuses the other of a crime? Jules and Holly have been best friends since university, know each other's secrets and share everything. Their… Continue reading I Thought I Knew You by Penny Hancock. (2019).

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Australian Author · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense

Devil’s Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019).

Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** After the shocking violent death of her husband, Callie retreats to a cottage in the grounds of an old mansion in Tasmania. The locals seem fairly friendly, particularly horseman Connor Atherton and his siblings on the nearby Calico Lodge. But the mansion has a… Continue reading Devil’s Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. (2019).

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In the summer of 1940, 19 year old Vivian arrives in New York with her sewing machine and seamstress talents to stay at her Aunt Peg's revue theatre, the Lily Playhouse. The showgirls love her when they discover her sewing skills and take… Continue reading City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. (2019).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Secretary by Renee Knight. (2019).

The Secretary by Renee Knight. (2019). **2 out of 5 stars** Look around you and see who holds the most power in the room: is it the loudest person who looks the part with the most money, or is it the meek overlooked person who bears witness to all of the information and secrets? Christine… Continue reading The Secretary by Renee Knight. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019).

Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** 11 year old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn't be more different. Matilde is traditional, hard-working and wants Allegra to become a doctor. Joy is free-spirited, stores her tears in little glass bottles, is… Continue reading Allegra in Three Parts by Suzanne Daniel. (2019).

Australian Author · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Young Adult

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018).

Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** Tash has been traumatised since age eight when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure six year old Mallory away from a carnival. Nobody believed Tash and now she accepts Sparrow wasn't real. Mallory is now 15, mute, and has never… Continue reading Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen. (2019).

Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** It's 1965 and Alice is living in New York to chase her big city dreams. She dreams of being a photographer but lands a job as assistant to Helen, the first female editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. Editors and writers are resigning… Continue reading Park Avenue Summer by Renée Rosen. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019).

The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Ambitious businesswoman Mae runs Golden Oaks, a luxury retreat transforming the fertility industry. These women get the best of everything (organic meals, fitness trainers, daily massages and money), provided they dedicate themselves to producing the perfect baby for someone else. Jane is a young… Continue reading The Farm by Joanne Ramos. (2019).

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

Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019).

Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** An injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground and journalist Abby is determined to expose the area's dark history. The girl resembles three murder victims from 20 years ago and Abby fears the killer is still on the loose. Abby's… Continue reading Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair. (2019).

The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Queensland, 1994: Claire is a location manager working on a TV miniseries when she's captivated by Starlight Creek. She needs permission to film at an art deco cinema in Starlight Creek but there's trouble; the cinema's reclusive owner, Hattie, and Hattie's… Continue reading The Cinema at Starlight Creek by Alli Sinclair. (2019).