Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1851: after the death of her father, Eve is destitute. Unfortunate circumstances see her deported to the colony of NSW. But here fortune smiles on her in the shape of a respectable job offer. At the same time the fiery and… Continue reading In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

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Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. (2019).

The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked for the Truviv law firm for years. The CEO has just died and it looks like their boss, Ames, is going to take over. Ames is a complicated man who has always been surrounded by whispers.… Continue reading The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. (2019).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019).

The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** A woman is found after being injured in London following an air raid. She has little memory other than that she has lost something previous. A little boy is in an orphanage, hoping his mother will return for him. Then he finds… Continue reading The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019).

Crime · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor. (2019).

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O'Connor. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** One in 100 of us is a 'potentially dangerous person' - someone likely to commit a violent crime who exhibits certain behaviours. Jessamine's job is presenting a radio show that uses this formula to retrospectively exam brutal crimes and ask if more could… Continue reading The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor. (2019).

Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Favourite Daughter by Kaira Rouda. (2019).

The Favourite Daughter by Kaira Rouda. (2019). **1.5 out of 5 stars** Jane's life has been a haze of anti-depressants since the tragic death of her daughter Mary a year ago, an incident which destroyed their perfect family. The trouble is the more Jane thinks about that night, the more she realises something isn't right.… Continue reading The Favourite Daughter by Kaira Rouda. (2019).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019).

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** On a hot July day, Garrick and Olivia with their two children move into a house on The Avenue for a fresh start. They arrive in the middle of a frenzy: there is a local serial killer. The neighbours seem to be the picture… Continue reading The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2019

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Willa is 8 in 1965 when she receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and instructions: "one ocean: plant in the backyard". When she does, she creates a time slip to meet her future selves... Willa is 33 in… Continue reading A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

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).

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).