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).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021

Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020).

Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** Lawrence is a bright, caring, curious boy with a gift for painting. He lives with his mother and younger brother with a promising future ahead. But when he is 10, an experience of betrayal takes it all away and Lawrence is left to deal… Continue reading Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020).

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

You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021).

You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Jill, her three sons, their wives and children are driving on Christmas Eve. But something sinister is simmering behind their happy smiles. Mimi is struggling with her new twins, but wine helps. Andrea is questioning how happy her marriage is. Darren is… Continue reading You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021).

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

Love Objects by Emily Maguire. (2021).

Love Objects by Emily Maguire. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Nic is in her early 40s, a trivia buff, amateur nail artist and feeder of stray cats. She's also the owner of 10 years' worth of newspapers, several shops' worth of clothes and a massive pen collection. The person she's closest to is her… Continue reading Love Objects by Emily Maguire. (2021).

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

Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart. (2021).

Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart. (2021). **3 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 2 June 2021** TV researcher Poppy has her heritage home renovations halted when bones are found under the floorboards. Her old enemy/archaeologist Julieanne declares the bones… Continue reading Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart. (2021).

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

The Vet from Snowy River by Stella Quinn. (2021).

The Vet from Snowy River by Stella Quinn. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 2 June 2021** Vera no longer believes in love. Thanks to her ex-boyfriend, she's broke, jobless and facing a court case that could lead… Continue reading The Vet from Snowy River by Stella Quinn. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama

The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley. (2021).

The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Journalist and single mother Suzy gets a phone call one morning and learns that the subject of one of her investigative exposés, 28 year old wellness blogger Tracey, has killed herself. Suzy is horrified but copes in the only way she knows… Continue reading The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley. (2021).

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

Her Last Words by Kim Kelly. (2020).

Her Last Words by Kim Kelly. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** A murder. A missing manuscript. An undying love... It's 2007. Thisbe wants to be a writer. She doesn't long for fame, only to tell of the stories written on her heart. While her best friends, Penny and Jane, and her darling boyfriend John… Continue reading Her Last Words by Kim Kelly. (2020).