Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019).

Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** An injured teenager goes missing at a remote bushland campground and journalist Abby is determined to expose the area's dark history. The girl resembles three murder victims from 20 years ago and Abby fears the killer is still on the loose. Abby's… Continue reading Under the Midnight Sky by Anna Romer. (2019).

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Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo. (2017 in Danish, 2018 in English).

The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo. (2017 in Danish, 2018 in English). **3.5 out of 4 stars** Journalist Matthew is sent to the edge of an ice sheet to write about the discovery of a mummified corpse thought to be a Viking. But the next day the mummy has disappeared and the policeman… Continue reading The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo. (2017 in Danish, 2018 in English).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

Run Away by Harlan Coben. (2019).

Run Away by Harlan Coben. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** You've lost your daughter and she's made it clear she doesn't want to be found. Then you see her playing guitar in Central Park but she's not the girl you remember - she's living on the edge, frightened and clearly in trouble. You don't… Continue reading Run Away by Harlan Coben. (2019).

Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. (2019).

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Alicia writes in her diary as an outlet and to prove to her husband Gabriel that everything is fine. She doesn't want to worry him. Until she shoots him one night five times and then never speaks again. Forensic psychotherapist Theo is convinced… Continue reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides. (2019).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean. (2019).

The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Tikka was 11 years old in 1992 when the three Van Apfel sisters disappeared during the school's concert. Years later Tikka has returned home and is trying to make sense of the summer that shaped her and the three girls… Continue reading The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone by Felicity McLean. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

Second Sight by Aoife Clifford. (2018).

Second Sight by Aoife Clifford. (2018). **4.5 stars** Eliza returns home to her small country town. However the problem is she is defending a large corporation against a bushfire class action by the town. On her first day back she witnesses an old friend commit an act of lethal violence. Then bones are uncovered on… Continue reading Second Sight by Aoife Clifford. (2018).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney. (2019).

As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Matt's wife Marie is presumed dead after falling off a cliff into a river. It's a tragic accident...but Matt's first wife also died in suspicious circumstances... Is Matt a grieving husband, or has he just killed his second wife?… Continue reading As Long As We Both Shall Live by JoAnn Chaney. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander. (2019).

Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** In 1913 at Half Moon Lake, 4 year old Sonny Davenport goes missing. His wealthy and influential parents will do anything to get him back. Two years later a boy is found with a tramp and claimed by the Davenports. But is he… Continue reading Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander. (2019).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. (2018).

Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. (2018). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Two sisters disappear from a car park while their mum is in Kmart. Bounty hunter Alice Vega is hired by the family to find the little girls and is immediately shut out by the local police. Vega hires former cop turned PI Max… Continue reading Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna. (2018).

Historical Fiction · Horror · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Corset by Laura Purcell. (2018).

The Corset by Laura Purcell. (2018). **4 out of 5 stars** Dorothea is a young, wealthy and beautiful woman who visits prisoners as charitable work. She also practises phrenology on them (the theory that a person's skull shape can indicate their character). Ruth is a teenage seamstress accused of murder and believes she has a… Continue reading The Corset by Laura Purcell. (2018).