Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019).

The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019). (Don Tillman; #3) **4.5 out of 5 stars** Don and Rosie are back in Australia after a decade in New York and they're about to face their most important challenge. Their son, Hudson, is struggling at school because he's socially awkward and not fitting in. Don has spent… Continue reading The Rosie Result by Graeme Simsion. (2019).

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Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019).

Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** Lori is taking her kids to school when the police find her to deliver the news that her brother Scott has been injured and hospitalised in a hit and run. Lori hasn't seen Scott in decades but seems to be his only contact. But… Continue reading Life Before by Carmel Reilly. (2019).

Non-Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Mötley Crüe with Neil Strauss. (2001).

The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band by Mötley Crüe with Neil Strauss. (2001). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Mötley Crüe included band members Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx. The following synopsis is adapted from Goodreads: "Whiskey and porn stars, hot reds and car crashes, black leather and… Continue reading The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band by Mötley Crüe with Neil Strauss. (2001).

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

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O'Connor. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 1851: after the death of her father, Eve is destitute. Unfortunate circumstances see her deported to the colony of NSW. But here fortune smiles on her in the shape of a respectable job offer. At the same time the fiery and… Continue reading In A Great Southern Land by Mary-Anne O’Connor. (2019).

Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker. (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).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019).

The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** A woman is found after being injured in London following an air raid. She has little memory other than that she has lost something previous. A little boy is in an orphanage, hoping his mother will return for him. Then he finds… Continue reading The Oceans Between Us by Gill Thompson. (2019).

Crime · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor. (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).

Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2019

The Favourite Daughter by Kaira Rouda. (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).

Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019).

The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** On a hot July day, Garrick and Olivia with their two children move into a house on The Avenue for a fresh start. They arrive in the middle of a frenzy: there is a local serial killer. The neighbours seem to be the picture… Continue reading The Neighbour by Fiona Cummins. (2019).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2019

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).

A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Willa is 8 in 1965 when she receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and instructions: "one ocean: plant in the backyard". When she does, she creates a time slip to meet her future selves... Willa is 33 in… Continue reading A Lifetime of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird. (2019).