Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021).

Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** The only thing that these three women had in common was their husband. And now they're each accused of his murder. Blake lived with his three wives on a hidden stretch of land in Utah. Rachel is the first and chief wife, obedient and… Continue reading Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021).

Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. (2021).

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** St Christopher's College, Cambridge, is a closed world to most. For Mariana, a group therapist struggling through grief, it's where she met her late husband. For her niece Zoe, it's where her best friend just got murdered. As memory and mystery entangle Mariana, she… Continue reading The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. (2021).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

Stranger In The Lake by Kimberly Belle. (2020).

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).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. (2021).

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Detective (currently on a break) Elin has traveled to an imposing, isolated hotel high up in the Swiss Alps after receiving an invite to celebrate her estranged brother Isaac's recent engagement. Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin is immediately on edge… Continue reading The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021

Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart. (2021).

Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart. (2021). **3 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 2 June 2021** TV researcher Poppy has her heritage home renovations halted when bones are found under the floorboards. Her old enemy/archaeologist Julieanne declares the bones… Continue reading Digging Up Dirt by Pamela Hart. (2021).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

The McCalister Legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore. (2020).

The McCalister Legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** As a child, Berry's family was torn apart by shocking violence. 11 years on she returns to the small town of Harlington, determined to confront the past and make a decision on the family farm. Complicating her desire to leave is her attraction… Continue reading The McCalister Legacy by Nicole Hurley-Moore. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra. (2020).

The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Rebecca becomes the postmistress in a sleepy seaside town, needing to be anonymous after a Sydney scandal. But she is immediately confronted with the news that her predecessor committed suicide. Her hopes for a quiet life are soon threatened by the attentions of… Continue reading The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra. (2020).

Australian Author · Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart. (2021).

The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** In 1960, 11 year old Joy lives in constant fear of her father. She tries to make him happy but he keeps reminding her she's nothing but a filthy sinner destined for hell. Yet decades later she returns to the farm to nurse… Continue reading The Silent Listener by Lyn Yeowart. (2021).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale. (2021).

The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** No matter what Audrey Hepburn might have said about the city of love, it turns out Paris is not always a good idea... Meet Harper: she's an art and culture writer. She is living in Paris and dreams of being a hard-hitting news… Continue reading The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale. (2021).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

The Shadow Man by Helen Fields. (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).