Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020). (First published as Sixty Seconds in 2017). **4 out of 5 stars** Finn and Bridget, with their sons Jarrah and Toby, have moved from Hobart to subtropical Australia. They still feel like foreigners and are adjusting when one morning, tragedy strikes. In the devastating aftermath,… Continue reading In the Blink of an Eye by Jesse Blackadder. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Eve, Justin, Susie and Ed have been friends since they were 18. Now in their thirties, the four are still as close as ever, Thursday night pub quiz is still sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have… Continue reading Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021).

You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Jill, her three sons, their wives and children are driving on Christmas Eve. But something sinister is simmering behind their happy smiles. Mimi is struggling with her new twins, but wine helps. Andrea is questioning how happy her marriage is. Darren is… Continue reading You Need To Know by Nicola Moriarty. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Love Objects by Emily Maguire. (2021).

Love Objects by Emily Maguire. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Nic is in her early 40s, a trivia buff, amateur nail artist and feeder of stray cats. She's also the owner of 10 years' worth of newspapers, several shops' worth of clothes and a massive pen collection. The person she's closest to is her… Continue reading Love Objects by Emily Maguire. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

The Vet from Snowy River by Stella Quinn. (2021).

The Vet from Snowy River by Stella Quinn. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 2 June 2021** Vera no longer believes in love. Thanks to her ex-boyfriend, she's broke, jobless and facing a court case that could lead… Continue reading The Vet from Snowy River by Stella Quinn. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama

The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley. (2021).

The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Journalist and single mother Suzy gets a phone call one morning and learns that the subject of one of her investigative exposés, 28 year old wellness blogger Tracey, has killed herself. Suzy is horrified but copes in the only way she knows… Continue reading The Truth About Her by Jacqueline Maley. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Her Last Words by Kim Kelly. (2020).

Her Last Words by Kim Kelly. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** A murder. A missing manuscript. An undying love... It's 2007. Thisbe wants to be a writer. She doesn't long for fame, only to tell of the stories written on her heart. While her best friends, Penny and Jane, and her darling boyfriend John… Continue reading Her Last Words by Kim Kelly. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Girl A by Abigail Dean. (2021).

Girl A by Abigail Dean. (2021). **3 out of 5 stars** Lex doesn't want to think about her family, and growing up in her parents' House of Horrors; she was Girl A, the girl who escaped. When her mother dies in prison and leaves Lex and her siblings the family home, she can't run from… Continue reading Girl A by Abigail Dean. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Magpie’s Bend by Maya Linnell. (2021).

Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author (and her publisher Allen & Unwin) for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative; published 1 June 2021** Bush nurse Lara and rural journalist Toby are thrust into the limelight… Continue reading Magpie’s Bend by Maya Linnell. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

A Home Like Ours by Fiona Lowe. (2021).

A Home Like Ours by Fiona Lowe. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** When three when with wildly different loyalties come together, what secrets and lies will be revealed? Tara is at breaking point: She has 2 young children, a business in a town with an unexpected crime wave, a husband seemingly not interested in… Continue reading A Home Like Ours by Fiona Lowe. (2021).