Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (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).

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Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo. (2017 in Danish, 2018 in English).

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).

Australian Author · Crime · Humour · Read-Reviewed-2019

Identity Crisis by Ben Elton. (2019).

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).

Crime · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Absolution by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. (2019 in English, 2016 in Icelandic).

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).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

Second Sight by Aoife Clifford. (2018).

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).

Crime · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

The Suspect by Fiona Barton. (2019).

The Suspect by Fiona Barton. (2019). (Kate Waters, #3). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **This is the third in a series, but you could read it as a standalone** Two 18 year old girls have gone missing in Thailand on their gap year and their families are in the media spotlight, desperate with worry. Journalist… Continue reading The Suspect by Fiona Barton. (2019).

Crime · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. (2019).

The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In a remote Scottish hunting lodge, a group of old friends gather to celebrate New Year's Eve. There's the beautiful one, the golden couple, the volatile one, the new parents, the quiet one, the city boy and the outsider. One of them will… Continue reading The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. (2019).

Crime · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Science Fiction

Pulse by Michael Harvey. (2018).

Pulse by Michael Harvey. (2018). **3 out of 5 stars** Daniel seems like a normal American teenager. But Daniel has powers which he doesn't understand and is not sure he can control. He can't risk telling anyone but a mysterious stranger offers an insight into what he is experiencing and becomes his unofficial mentor. After… Continue reading Pulse by Michael Harvey. (2018).

Crime · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts. (2019).

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Laurel and Primrose are the Flower Girls. Nineteen years ago, one was convicted of murder and the other got a new identity. But now another child has gone missing. So the Flower Girls are about to hit the headlines again... This novel is… Continue reading The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts. (2019).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. (2018).

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. (2018). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Two sisters disappear from a car park while their mum is in Kmart. Bounty hunter Alice Vega is hired by the family to find the little girls and is immediately shut out by the local police. Vega hires former cop turned PI Max… Continue reading Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. (2018).