Australian Author · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021

Other People’s Houses by Kelli Hawkins. (2021).

Other People's Houses by Kelli Hawkins. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kate still grieves over the loss of her young son. 10 years on, she spends her weekends hungover and attending open houses on Sydney's wealthy north to imagine the lives of the people who live there. Then Kate visits the Harding house -… Continue reading Other People’s Houses by Kelli Hawkins. (2021).

Historical Fiction · Read-Reviewed-2021

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. (2021).

The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Paris, 1939. Odile is obsessed with books, and her new job at the American Library in Paris - with its thriving community of students, writers and book lovers - is a dream come true. When war is declared, the Library is determined… Continue reading The Paris Library by Janet Skeslien Charles. (2021).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. (2021).

The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Detective (currently on a break) Elin has traveled to an imposing, isolated hotel high up in the Swiss Alps after receiving an invite to celebrate her estranged brother Isaac's recent engagement. Arriving in the midst of a threatening storm, Elin is immediately on edge… Continue reading The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse. (2021).

Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2021).

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars* Malibu: August 1983. It's the day of Nina Riva's annual end-of-summer party and anticipation is at fever pitch. Everyone wants an invite to be with the Riva siblings: Nina the talented surfer/supermodel, Jay the championship surfer, Hud the renowned photographer and their adored… Continue reading Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Crime · Humour · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto. (2021).

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 5 May 2021** When Meddy accidentally kills her blind date, she turns to her aunties for help. Their meddling set her… Continue reading Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Sutanto. (2021).

Fantasy · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Romance

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. (2021).

A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. (2021). (A Court of Thorns and Roses; #4) **4 out of 5 stars** Nesta has always been prickly - proud, swift to anger and slow to forgive. Since the war, and being made High Fae against her will, she has struggled to forget the horrors she… Continue reading A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas. (2021).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke. (2021).

Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Former social worker Elle is the host of a popular true crime podcast. In her fifth season she decides to tackle her white whale: The Countdown Killer (TCK). 20 years ago TCK established a pattern of taking and realistically murdering girls, each a… Continue reading Girl, 11 by Amy Suiter Clarke. (2021).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2021

Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020).

Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020). **2 out of 5 stars** Lawrence is a bright, caring, curious boy with a gift for painting. He lives with his mother and younger brother with a promising future ahead. But when he is 10, an experience of betrayal takes it all away and Lawrence is left to deal… Continue reading Infinite Splendours by Sofie Laguna. (2020).

Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).

Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** Eve, Justin, Susie and Ed have been friends since they were 18. Now in their thirties, the four are still as close as ever, Thursday night pub quiz is still sacred, and Eve is still secretly in love with Ed. Maybe she should have… Continue reading Last Night by Mhairi McFarlane. (2021).