The Family by Louise Jensen. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Laura is grieving after the sudden death of her husband. Struggling to cope emotionally and financially, Laura is grateful when Oak Leaf Organics (a local community) offer her and her 17 year old daughter Tilly a home. But as they settle in, sinister things… Continue reading The Family by Louise Jensen. (2019).
Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; due to be published 23 March 2020** At first Katherine dismisses her young intern as a millennial 'snowflake': soft, entitled, moralistic. But Lily's youth and beauty remind… Continue reading Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar. (2020).
In The Clearing by J.P. Pomare. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** Amy has only ever known life in the Clearing and knows what's expected of her. But then a new girl joins the group and she isn't fitting in; she wants to go home. What happens next will turn life as Amy knows it… Continue reading In The Clearing by J.P. Pomare. (2020).
She by HC Warner. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 20 January 2020** Ben's just met the girl of his dreams, but she is about to turn his life into a nightmare... Ben is bruised and vulnerable after… Continue reading She by HC Warner. (2020).
The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Charlie's heart stops when she sees on a dating app a man who is the spitting image of her husband Oliver. Surely she must be mistaken, she only got a glimpse...but she can't let it go because she's the one who took… Continue reading The Strangers We Know by Pip Drysdale. (2019).
The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked for the Truviv law firm for years. The CEO has just died and it looks like their boss, Ames, is going to take over. Ames is a complicated man who has always been surrounded by whispers.… Continue reading The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. (2019).
The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O'Connor. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** One in 100 of us is a 'potentially dangerous person' - someone likely to commit a violent crime who exhibits certain behaviours. Jessamine's job is presenting a radio show that uses this formula to retrospectively exam brutal crimes and ask if more could… Continue reading The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor. (2019).
The Favourite Daughter by Kaira Rouda. (2019). **1.5 out of 5 stars** Jane's life has been a haze of anti-depressants since the tragic death of her daughter Mary a year ago, an incident which destroyed their perfect family. The trouble is the more Jane thinks about that night, the more she realises something isn't right.… Continue reading The Favourite Daughter by Kaira Rouda. (2019).
Devil's Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** After the shocking violent death of her husband, Callie retreats to a cottage in the grounds of an old mansion in Tasmania. The locals seem fairly friendly, particularly horseman Connor Atherton and his siblings on the nearby Calico Lodge. But the mansion has a… Continue reading Devil’s Lair by Sarah Barrie. (2019).
Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018). *Young Adult* **4.5 out of 5 stars** Tash has been traumatised since age eight when she witnessed her gruesome imaginary friend Sparrow lure six year old Mallory away from a carnival. Nobody believed Tash and now she accepts Sparrow wasn't real. Mallory is now 15, mute, and has never… Continue reading Small Spaces by Sarah Epstein. (2018).