Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Didn't Finish · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018

We See the Stars by Kate can Hooft. (2018).

We See the Stars by Kate can Hooft. (2018). **Did not finish - read 130 of 326 pages** Simon is an 11 year old who doesn't talk. Everyone thinks he's weird and his only friends are his brother and Superman. He starts to make friends with a scary girl from school, and the teacher is… Continue reading We See the Stars by Kate can Hooft. (2018).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018

Scrublands by Chris Hammer. (2018).

Scrublands by Chris Hammer. (2018). *4.5 out of 5 stars* A young priest murders five people from the church doorstep in an isolated country town run down by drought. A year later troubled journalist Martin arrives to write a feature on the tragedy. But the stories the locals provide don't add up to the version… Continue reading Scrublands by Chris Hammer. (2018).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Suspense · Thriller

The Ones You Trust by Caroline Overington. (2018).

The Ones You Trust by Caroline Overington. (2018). *4 out of 5 stars* Emma is a celebrity mum and host of a morning show. One day her little girl disappears from daycare and Emma's world is turned upside down. Is it a kidnapping? Is someone out for revenge? Or is this something closer to home?… Continue reading The Ones You Trust by Caroline Overington. (2018).

Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2018

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. (2018).

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. (2018). *3.5 out of 5 stars* The Centre is the sole surviving women's reproductive health clinic in the state. A desperate and distraught gunman has come in opening fire and taken everyone hostage. Those hostages include: Wren, who has missed school to come and is chaperoned by her… Continue reading A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult. (2018).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018

The Lone Child by Anna George. (2017).

The Lone Child by Anna George. (2017). *3 out of 5 stars* Neve has looked after herself carefully since she was 7 and her mum died. But everything collapsed when her partner left her when she was 8 months pregnant and now she is alone with her newborn son in her cliff-top holiday house. Then… Continue reading The Lone Child by Anna George. (2017).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Suspense · Thriller

A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell. (2017).

A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell. (2017). **2.5 out of 5 stars** It starts with a simple favour - Emily asks her best friend Stephanie to pick up her son from school. But then she never comes back. Stephanie reaches out to her mummy blog fans for help and reaches out to Emily's husband Sean… Continue reading A Simple Favour by Darcey Bell. (2017).

Australian Author · Chick Lit · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Romance

The Summer of Secrets by Barbara Hannay. (2018).

The Summer of Secrets by Barbara Hannay. (2018). **4 out of 5 stars** Sydney journalist Chloe is desperate to have children when her long term boyfriend finally admits that he doesn't want kids. Devastated, Chloe takes a job on a small country newspaper and plans to start IVF. The town seems perfect but there is… Continue reading The Summer of Secrets by Barbara Hannay. (2018).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2018

The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton. (2018).

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton. (2018). *5 out of 5 stars* 1862 - a group of young artists led by Edward go to Birchwood Manor for a summer of creativity. By the end of the visit, one woman is dead, one woman is missing, and Edward's life is in ruins. 2017 - Elodie is… Continue reading The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton. (2018).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2018 · Thriller

The Favourite Sister by Jessica Knoll. (2018).

The Favourite Sister by Jessica Knoll. (2018). *2.5 out of 5 stars* Brett and Kelly are sisters on a New York based reality show about self-made women and their drive to success. The sisters have a rivalry despite sharing a business as well as jealousies and dark secrets, along with three other women on the… Continue reading The Favourite Sister by Jessica Knoll. (2018).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2018

Return to Roseglen by Helene Young. (2018).

Return to Roseglen by Helene Young. (2018). *3.5 out of 5 stars* 93 year old Ivy lives alone on her remote cattle station in North Queensland. She is coming to the end of her life and everything she holds dear is threatened by drought, jealousy and greed. Can her daughter Felicity, who is about to… Continue reading Return to Roseglen by Helene Young. (2018).