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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).