The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** It's 1982 in Australia. Housewife Theresa takes up swimming at sunrise to get fit and have a few minutes to herself. Marie, a widower, swims from the same beach as it's her one constant in her new life without her… Continue reading The Shelly Bay Ladies Swimming Club by Sophie Green. (2019).
The Artist's Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** In 1992, morning sickness means Jane takes pre-dawn walks which leads her to meet an unfriendly woman who sprays her with a hose. That woman claims to be Muriel, an infamous artist from Sydney's bohemian 1920s. Critics argue that legend rather than ability… Continue reading The Artist’s Portrait by Julie Keys. (2019).
The Accusation by Wendy James. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** After 18 year old Ellie is found shivering and barely conscious on a country road, her bizarre story of kidnap and escape enthrals the nation. Local drama teacher Suzannah, once a minor celebrity, is new to the town and suddenly in the spotlight when… Continue reading The Accusation by Wendy James. (2019).
Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** In a small town, everyone thinks they know you: Charlie is a hardcore rocker who's not as tough as he looks. Hammer is a footy jock with big AFL dreams and an even bigger ego. Zeke is a shy over-achiever who is never macho… Continue reading Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard. (2019).
While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Beatrix is 29 years old and has just done a runner to Melbourne for a fresh start after accidentally ruining her best friend's wedding. But life is still stagnant with a dead-end job and a non-existent love life. Her… Continue reading While You Were Reading by Ali Berg & Michelle Kalus. (2019).
The Day The Lies Began By Kylie Kaden. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** It happened on the day of the Moon Festival. They could have moved on but secrets tend to rise to the surface, especially in small towns. Wife and mother Abbi, town cop Blake, schoolteacher Hannah and local doctor Will are caught… Continue reading The Day The Lies Began By Kylie Kaden. (2019).
The Institute by Stephen King. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Luke is a super-smart 12 year old kid with an exceptional gift. He is the latest in a long line of kids abducted and taken to a secret government facility hidden deep in a forest. An institute where kids can read minds or make… Continue reading The Institute by Stephen King. (2019).
The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018). **5 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1899. Emma has been estranged from her older sister for almost 20 years, ever since Caroline married a wealthy American and left France. So it is a shock when Caroline invites Emma to visit with the condition of tutoring her shy niece Isadora… Continue reading The Invitation by Belinda Alexandra. (2018).
Under Currents by Nora Roberts. (2019). **4 out of 5 stars** The house in Lakeview Terrace looks perfect and the Bigelows seem like the perfect family: the respected surgeon father, the glamorous mother, the two beautiful children. But underneath the perfect facade hides dark undercurrents. Zane and Britt are terrorised by their violent father and… Continue reading Under Currents by Nora Roberts. (2019).
Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019). **3 out of 5 stars** Detective Sergeant Rick Zadow is angry, unmotivated, unwashed, unkempt and almost entirely reliant on his guide dog Scout and his voice-controlled personal assistant Siri to make through each day. He was left blind after a bullet to the head two years ago and is caught… Continue reading Minotaur by Peter Goldsworthy. (2019).