Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin. (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).

Australian Author · Crime · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Death in the Ladies’ Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale. (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).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Gallows Rock by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. (2017 in Icelandic, 2020 in English).

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).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

Charlotte Pass by Lee Christine. (2020).

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).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Long Shadow by Anne Buist. (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).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Good Turn by Dervla McTiernan. (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).

Advance Readers Copy · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

His and Hers by Alice Feeney. (2020).

His and Hers by Alice Feeney. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 18 May 2020** If there are two sides to every story, someone is always lying... Jack: Three words to describe my wife: beautiful,… Continue reading His and Hers by Alice Feeney. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Suspense · Thriller

You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019).

You Don't Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Lizzie was 18 when she vanished, and Noah has never forgotten her. She was his first crush, his unrequited love. She was also his brother’s girlfriend. Noah's brother Tom hasn’t been home in over a decade after leaving under a darkening cloud… Continue reading You Don’t Know Me by Sara Foster. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Silver by Chris Hammer. (2019).

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).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2020

True West by David Whish-Wilson. (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).