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).
Still by Matt Nable. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Darwin, 1963. An unforgiving town where secrets can kill and knowledge is deadly... when Senior Constable Ned sees a body in the shallow marshland he knows it is a bad death, but not that it was just the first. 23 year old Charlotte is an… Continue reading Still by Matt Nable. (2021).
The Shadow Man by Helen Fields. (2021). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don't know where they are, and they don't know why they're there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won't let them go. Desperate to escape, the three… Continue reading The Shadow Man by Helen Fields. (2021).
Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020). (Martin Scarsden ; #3) **4.5 out of 5 stars** Martin's new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it is shattered by a voicemail: his partner Mandy screaming. Racing home, he finds an unconscious man and Mandy gone. She's been abducted, but by who and why? So starts a… Continue reading Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020).
Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Detective Emmet is starting to regret his promotion to head of the Missing Persons Unit as the routine reports pile up. So when a woman named Natale goes missing, he's convinced this is the big case he's been waiting for as her husband… Continue reading Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin. (2020).
Death in the Ladies' Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Kings Cross, 1932. Joan is an aspiring crime writer living a wild bohemian life with her friend and flatmate Bernice. On a Saturday night Joan is thrown headfirst into a real crime when they find Ellie, her neighbour, murdered. To… Continue reading Death in the Ladies’ Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale. (2020).
Gallows Rock by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. (2017 in Icelandic, 2020 in English).(Children's House/Freyja & Huldar #4) On a jagged, bleak lava field stands the Gallows Rock. Once a place of execution, it is now a tourist attraction. Until a man is found hanging from it... The nail in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. But then… Continue reading Gallows Rock by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. (2017 in Icelandic, 2020 in English).
Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** When ski patroller Vanessa discovers human bones high on the mountain at Charlotte Pass ski resort, Detective Sergeant Pierce is called in to lead the investigation. When he arrives in the isolated village he soon determines that the bones belong to Celia, a young… Continue reading Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine. (2020).
The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** When Isabel first moves to Riley, it looks like any other small outback town. The town relies on the local hospital which Dean, Issy's husband, has been called in to investigate and perhaps close. Issy is a psychologist with a toddler and decides… Continue reading The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (2020).
The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (2020). (Cormac Reilly #3). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected things that will prove to be linked by one small town. Detective Cormac faces enemies at work and trouble in his… Continue reading The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (2020).