Silver by Chris Hammer. (2019). (Martin Scarsden #2) **4 out of 5 stars** For half a lifetime, journalist Martin has run from his past. He'd vowed never to return to his hometown, Port Silver, and its traumatic memories. But now his new partner, Mandy, has inherited an old house in the seaside town and Martin… Continue reading Silver by Chris Hammer. (2019).
True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1988 in Western Australia. After betraying the Knights bikie gang, 17 year old Lee flees to Perth with nothing left to lose. Working as a tow truck driver, he is captured by right-wing extremists whose combination of seduction and blackmail keeps him on… Continue reading True West by David Whish-Wilson. (2019).
The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Set against the backdrop of an island town in winter, this thriller is told from two perspectives. Kate is a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her husband's secret life. Abby is an island local who is… Continue reading The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).
Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 4 years ago in the small town of Birravale, Eliza was murdered and within hours her killer Curtis was caught. But is he really the killer? Jack produces a true crime documentary about the case and his belief Curtis is innocent. Just before the final… Continue reading Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).
The Accusation by Wendy James. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** After 18 year old Ellie is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, her bizarre story of kidnap and escape enthrals the nation. Local drama teacher Suzannah, once a minor celebrity, is new to the town and suddenly in the spotlight when… Continue reading The Accusation by Wendy James. (2019).
The Day The Lies Began By Kylie Kaden. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** It happened on the day of the Moon Festival. They could have moved on but secrets tend to rise to the surface, especially in small towns. Wife and mother Abbi, town cop Blake, schoolteacher Hannah and local doctor Will are caught… Continue reading The Day The Lies Began By Kylie Kaden. (2019).
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).