Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Detective Sergeant Rick Zadow is angry, unmotivated, unwashed, unkempt and almost entirely reliant on his guide dog Scout and his voice-controlled personal assistant Siri to make through each day. He was left blind after a bullet to the head two years ago and is caught… Continue reading Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019).
The Whisper Man by Alex North. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Still devastated after the loss of his wife, Tom and his young son Jake move to the quiet village of Featherbank. But Featherbank has a dark past; 15 years ago a serial killer known as 'The Whisper Man' abducted and murdered five boys… Continue reading The Whisper Man by Alex North. (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).
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).
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).
Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** An injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground and journalist Abby is determined to expose the area's dark history. The girl resembles three murder victims from 20 years ago and Abby fears the killer is still on the loose. Abby's… Continue reading Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019).
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).
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).
The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. (2019 in English, 2016 in Icelandic). (Children's House/Freyja & Huldar, #3). **4 out of 5 stars** The police find out about the crime the same way everyone does: the horrific videos of the victim sent on Snapchat. When her body is found, it is marked with the number 2... Detective… Continue reading The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. (2019 in English, 2016 in Icelandic).
Second Sight by Aoife Clifford. (2018). **4.5 stars** Eliza returns home to her small country town. However the problem is she is defending a large corporation against a bushfire class action by the town. On her first day back she witnesses an old friend commit an act of lethal violence. Then bones are uncovered on… Continue reading Second Sight by Aoife Clifford. (2018).