Australian Author · Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019).

Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** It's the eve of Alice's 80th birthday and she wonders if she has sacrificed too much in her life as a scientist, activist and mother. Alice's daughter Sappho is the opposite of Alice, having married young and embraced life as a homemaker. But… Continue reading Just One Wish by Rachael Johns. (2019).

Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Family by Louise Jensen. (2019).

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).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Phoebe's life has fallen apart and there's only one place left to go. Alone and adrift after a failed marriage proposal, she flees Sydney to her family's abandoned holiday cottage. On the slow-moving river Phoebe is confronted with the legacy of… Continue reading The Lost Summers of Driftwood by Vanessa McCausland. (2020).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda. (2019).

The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Littleport, Maine is like two separate towns: a vacation paradise for wealthy holidaymakers and a simple harbour community for the residents who serve them. Friendships between locals and visitors are unheard of - except for Avery Greer and Sadie Loman. Each summer… Continue reading The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda. (2019).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** After a shocking discovery, Grace leaves her vast Australian sheep station and travels to tumultuous post-war Paris in order to find her true identity. While working as a mannequin for Christian Dior, Grace mixes with counts and princesses, authors and artists, diplomats and… Continue reading The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel. (2020).

Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020).

Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** North Carolina, 2018: Morgan is in prison for a crime she didn't commit. Her dream of a career in the arts is on hold until a mysterious visitor makes her an offer that will get her out of prison. She… Continue reading Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain. (2020).

Domestic Drama · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Gulf Between by Maxine Alterio. (2019).

The Gulf Between by Maxine Alterio. (2019). **2.5 out of 5 stars** A foreigner is seriously injured not far from Julia's safe New Zealand hideaway. Why does he have her name in his wallet? His unexpected arrival takes Julia back 45 years to London, where as an impulsive young woman she first met Benito Moretti… Continue reading The Gulf Between by Maxine Alterio. (2019).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

The River Home by Hannah Richell. (2020).

The River Home by Hannah Richell. (2020). **5 out of 5 stars** Margot didn't want to go home. She had spent all her adult life trying not to look behind. But a text from her sister Lucy brought her back to Somerset. 'I need you.' As Margot, Lucy and their eldest sister, Eve, reunite in… Continue reading The River Home by Hannah Richell. (2020).

Domestic Drama · Historical Fiction · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020).

The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** 1960. 13-year-old Rebecca lives in fear of her father’s temper. As a storm batters Seaview Cottage one night, she hears a visitor at the door and a violent argument ensues. By the time the police arrive, Rebecca’s parents are dead and the visitor… Continue reading The Lost Child by Emily Gunnis. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2020

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. (2020).

Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** They're a glamorous family, the Caseys. Johnny, his two brothers Ed and Liam, their beautiful, talented wives and all their kids spend a lot of time together. And they're a happy family. Johnny's wife, Jessie - who has the most money - insists on… Continue reading Grown Ups by Marian Keyes. (2020).