Chick Lit · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Romance

If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon. (2019).

If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Angie has always wanted to travel but at 27 she's never left her mining hometown of Coober Pedy in Australia. She discovers the world through stories from other travellers. When her grandmother passes away leaving Angie with no family, it's time… Continue reading If You Could Go Anywhere by Paige Toon. (2019).

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Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn. (2019).

The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** 1951: Esther, a young mother, is committed to an isolated mental asylum by her husband. It is at first her prison but then becomes her refuge. 2018: Rachel, a free-spirited marine scientist, discovers a collection of hidden love letters and… Continue reading The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019).

Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Being a mother defines Sarah and she loves it. Every year she's written a birthday letter of love to her daughter Izzy, now seven. And Sarah has finally fallen pregnant with a baby boy. When Sarah collapses, the safe and happy life Izzy knows… Continue reading Seven Letters by Sinéad Moriarty. (2019).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo. (2017 in Danish, 2018 in English).

The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo. (2017 in Danish, 2018 in English). **3.5 out of 4 stars** Journalist Matthew is sent to the edge of an ice sheet to write about the discovery of a mummified corpse thought to be a Viking. But the next day the mummy has disappeared and the policeman… Continue reading The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo. (2017 in Danish, 2018 in English).

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

Identity Crisis by Ben Elton. (2019).

Identity Crisis by Ben Elton. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Why are we all so hostile and so quick to take offence? Truly we are living in the age of outrage. A series of apparently random murders draws old-school detective Mick into a world pig sex, politics, reality TV and a kaleidoscope of opposing… Continue reading Identity Crisis by Ben Elton. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary

The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019).

The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Gabby is the owner of a chic new cafe and coffee roasting house in Melbourne. The struggles of her recent heart transplant are behind her and life is looking up until Krystal approaches her convinced that Gabby has her dead husband's heart.… Continue reading The Gift of Life by Josephine Moon. (2019).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

Run Away by Harlan Coben. (2019).

Run Away by Harlan Coben. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** You've lost your daughter and she's made it clear she doesn't want to be found. Then you see her playing guitar in Central Park but she's not the girl you remember - she's living on the edge, frightened and clearly in trouble. You don't… Continue reading Run Away by Harlan Coben. (2019).

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

The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner. (2019).

The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Valentina has escaped poverty by being a dancer in the Romanovs' Imperial Russian Ballet. She has clawed her way through the ranks with not just her talent, but her alliances with influential men that grant them her body but… Continue reading The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner. (2019).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. (2019).

The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's every parent's worst nightmare. Abi is woken in the middle of the night and told her teenage daughter Olivia has been in a terrible accident. Olivia has apparently slipped and fallen from a bridge into the water below and is now… Continue reading The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald. (2019).

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

A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum. (2019).

A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Alice loved being a mature-age student but now that she's finished her degree and she needs to get a career. But the job market is tough and her partner David is not helping by pushing her about contributing to the mortgage.… Continue reading A Life Of Her Own by Fiona McCallum. (2019).