The Tribute by John Byron. (2021). In Sydney there is a serial killer, busy recreating scenes from the Fabrica, the 16th-century foundation text of modern anatomy. The cold and methodical killings has everyone on edge but the serial killer might not even be the darkest player in this story. Desperate for a breakthrough, Detective David… Continue reading The Tribute by John Byron. (2021).
Across The Water by Ingrid Alexandra. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** In a remote Australian backwater, Liz's only lifeline to the real world is through her window where she is obsessively watching the three houses across the creek. It's the middle house that transfixes her: with beautiful Delilah and her angelic baby. When both… Continue reading Across The Water by Ingrid Alexandra. (2020).
The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** Names like Castro, Hussein and Gaddafi have all haunted the Western world, but none have invoked as much fear in the… Continue reading The Noriega Tapes by Lance Karlson. (2019).
Stranger In The Lake by Kimberly Belle. (2020). **2.5 out of 5 stars** When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused gossip in their small lakeside town with cruel whispers about her humble past and his first marriage. And then Charlotte discovers a young woman's body floating in the same spot Paul's wife drowned.… Continue reading Stranger In The Lake by Kimberly Belle. (2020).
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 5 May 2021** When Meddy accidentally kills her blind date, she turns to her aunties for help. Their meddling set her… Continue reading Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto. (2021).
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).