Australian Author · Non-Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Edward Street Baby Farm by Stella Budrikis. (2020).

The Edward Street Baby Farm by Stella Budrikis. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In Perth 1907, one of Australia's most notorious baby farmers, Alice Mitchell, was arrested for the murder of 5-month-old Ethel Booth. During the inquest and subsequent trial, Perth's citizens were horrified to learn that at least 37 infants had died in… Continue reading The Edward Street Baby Farm by Stella Budrikis. (2020).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

The Safe Place by Anna Downes. (2020).

The Safe Place by Anna Downes. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** No phones, no outsiders, no escape. For struggling actress Emily, life in London is falling apart. So when she is offered a live-in job working for a wealthy family on their luxurious coastal property in France, she jumps at the opportunity to start… Continue reading The Safe Place by Anna Downes. (2020).

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

The Girl She Was by Rebecca Freeborn. (2020).

The Girl She Was by Rebecca Freeborn. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Layla was just like any other teenager in her small town: she studied hard, went out with her friends and worked at the local cafe after school. But when her attractive and married boss turned his attention on her, everything changed. 20… Continue reading The Girl She Was by Rebecca Freeborn. (2020).

Domestic Drama · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020

The Silence by Susan Allott. (2020).

The Silence by Susan Allott. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** It's 1997 and in London, Isla is woken by a phone call from her father Joe in Sydney. 30 years ago in 1967 their neighbour Mandy disappeared. There has been no trace of her and Joe was allegedly the last person to see her… Continue reading The Silence by Susan Allott. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Romance

Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott. (2020).

Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 2 September 2020** Widower Sam has no time for love when he has his farm to work on and is busy trying to connect with his… Continue reading Lonely in Longreach by Eva Scott. (2020).

Australian Author · Crime · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

Death in the Ladies’ Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale. (2020).

Death in the Ladies' Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Kings Cross, 1932. Joan is an aspiring crime writer living a wild bohemian life with her friend and flatmate Bernice. On a Saturday night Joan is thrown headfirst into a real crime when they find Ellie, her neighbour, murdered. To… Continue reading Death in the Ladies’ Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale. (2020).

Australian Author · Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2020

The White Girl by Tony Birch. (2019).

The White Girl by Tony Birch. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Odette has lived her whole life on the fringes of a small country town. Raising her granddaughter Sissy on her own, Odette has managed to stay under the radar of the welfare authorities who are removing Aboriginal children from their communities. When the… Continue reading The White Girl by Tony Birch. (2019).

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

The Farm at Peppertree Crossing by Léonie Kelsall. (2020).

The Farm at Peppertree Crossing by Léonie Kelsall. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** After a fractured childhood spent in foster homes, city girl Roni is convinced she doesn't need anyone other than her cat Scritches and her unborn baby. Despite facing a bleak future, Roni is distrustful of the news she has an inheritance… Continue reading The Farm at Peppertree Crossing by Léonie Kelsall. (2020).

Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

Playing Nice by JP Delaney. (2020).

Playing Nice by JP Delaney. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Pete answers the door one morning to a parent's worst nightmare: a man named Miles breaks the news that Pete's 2 year old son Theo isn't Pete's son - their babies got mixed up at birth. Pete and his partner Maddie, and Miles and… Continue reading Playing Nice by JP Delaney. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Fantasy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Raven’s Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler. (2016).

The Raven's Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler. (2016). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to the author and author's publicist for getting in contact and sending me a free copy of this novel, I am very appreciative** Retired criminologist Maggie is living in rural California after leaving the force because she killed a man… Continue reading The Raven’s Daughter by Peggy A. Wheeler. (2016).