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).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn. (2021).

The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Burma, 1945. Bea, Plum, Bubbles, Joy and Lucy: in search of adventure, attached to the Fourteenth Army, fighting a forgotten war in the jungle. Assigned to run a mobile canteen, they become embroiled in life-threatening battles of their own. Oxford, 1976. A woman… Continue reading The Last Reunion by Kayte Nunn. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021).

The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Welcome to the Emporium of Imagination, an unusual shop that travels the world offering vintage gifts to repair broken dreams and extraordinary phones to contact lost loved ones. But on arrival in the tiny town of Boonah, the store's custodian Earlatidge realises… Continue reading The Emporium of Imagination by Tabitha Bird. (2021).

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

Across The Water by Ingrid Alexandra. (2020).

Across The Water by Ingrid Alexandra. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** In a remote Australian backwater, Liz's only lifeline to the real world is through her window where she is obsessively watching the three houses across the creek. It's the middle house that transfixes her: with beautiful Delilah and her angelic baby. When both… Continue reading Across The Water by Ingrid Alexandra. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (2021).

The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (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 7 July 2021** Meet Mercy, whose house has just burnt down. Unfortunately this is made worse by the fact she… Continue reading The Other Side of Beautiful by Kim Lock. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021).

The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Paula is a dedicated suburban GP, who is devastated by the murder of her best friend Stacey as well as her two children by Stacey's estranged husband. Stacey and the kids had been staying with her and Paula is haunted by the thought… Continue reading The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Crime · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019).

The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** Names like Castro, Hussein and Gaddafi have all haunted the Western world, but none have invoked as much fear in the… Continue reading The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019).

Australian Author · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021

Other People’s Houses by Kelli Hawkins. (2021).

Other People's Houses by Kelli Hawkins. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kate still grieves over the loss of her young son. 10 years on, she spends her weekends hungover and attending open houses on Sydney's wealthy north to imagine the lives of the people who live there. Then Kate visits the Harding house -… Continue reading Other People’s Houses by Kelli Hawkins. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020). (First published as Sixty Seconds in 2017). **4 out of 5 stars** Finn and Bridget, with their sons Jarrah and Toby, have moved from Hobart to subtropical Australia. They still feel like foreigners and are adjusting when one morning, tragedy strikes. In the devastating aftermath,… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

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

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke. (2021).

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Former social worker Elle is the host of a popular true crime podcast. In her fifth season she decides to tackle her white whale: The Countdown Killer (TCK). 20 years ago TCK established a pattern of taking and realistically murdering girls, each a… Continue reading Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke. (2021).