Advance Readers Copy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense · Thriller

The Game by Scott Kershaw. (2022).

The Game by Scott Kershaw. (2022). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 2 March 2022** Across the globe, five strangers receive a horrifying message from an unknown number: 'the person you love most is in… Continue reading The Game by Scott Kershaw. (2022).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Thriller

Canticle Creek by Adrian Hyland. (2021).

Canticle Creek by Adrian Hyland. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** When Adam's wrecked car is found a kilometre from Daisy's body, the whole town assumes it's an open-and-shut case. But Jesse isn't from Canticle Creek. Where she comes from, the truth often hides in plain sight. When Jesse starts to ask awkward questions, she… Continue reading Canticle Creek by Adrian Hyland. (2021).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022

The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana. (2021).

The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Marina is adopted and the circumstances of her birth remain a mystery. She was found wrapped in a shawl in the hallway of a large, shared house in London - 24 Harrington Gardens. Now Marina is an adult and there is a flat… Continue reading The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana. (2021).

Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense

All for You by Louise Jensen. (2021).

All for You by Louise Jensen. (2021). **2 out of 5 stars** Meet the Walsh family. Lucy: mother, wife, falling to pieces.... Aidan: father, husband, in too deep... Connor: son, friend, can never tell the truth... Everyone in this family has something to hide, but what are they trying to protect, and at what cost?… Continue reading All for You by Louise Jensen. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Romance

The Lost Letters of Playfair Street by Michelle Montebello. (2020).

The Lost Letters of Playfair Street by Michelle Montebello. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** 1929. On the night of her engagement to banker Floyd, Charlotte meets enigmatic Sydney Harbour Bridge engineer Alex. Their attraction instant, when they meet again they begin to play a game of daring clues and secret meeting places. But with… Continue reading The Lost Letters of Playfair Street by Michelle Montebello. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Thriller

Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer. (2021).

Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** In the desolate outback town Finnigans Gap, there are opal mines thieves, religious fanatics, and billionaires that do what they like. Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot in his own mine. Nothing about his death is straightforward. Sydney… Continue reading Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer. (2021).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense · Thriller

Wild Place by Christian White. (2021).

Wild Place by Christian White. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In the summer of 1989, local teen Tracie goes missing from the idyllic Australian suburb of Camp Hill. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When police won't listen, he takes matters into his… Continue reading Wild Place by Christian White. (2021).

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

The Shadow House by Anna Downes. (2021).

The Shadow House by Anna Downes. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Single mum Alex has fled her abusive relationship and moved with her teenage son, Ollie, and baby daughter, Kara, to a rural ecovillage - Pine Ridge. It's idyllic: off-grid lifestyle, remote location, a welcoming (mostly) community and a magnetic founder (Kit). But Alex's… Continue reading The Shadow House by Anna Downes. (2021).

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

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding. (2021).

The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Thomas and Viv have a picture perfect family: affluent and attractive, two well-mannered thriving kids (Eli and Tarryn), a beautiful home and fulfilling jobs. Until one morning their house and car are pelted with eggs. At first they assume it's a prank, but… Continue reading The Perfect Family by Robyn Harding. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Women of Pearl Island by Polly Crosby. (2021).

The Women of Pearl Island by Polly Crosby. (2021). **3 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 29 September 2021** When Tartelin accepts a job with the reclusive Marianne, she finds herself on a wild island with… Continue reading The Women of Pearl Island by Polly Crosby. (2021).