Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021).

Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** The only thing that these three women had in common was their husband. And now they're each accused of his murder. Blake lived with his three wives on a hidden stretch of land in Utah. Rachel is the first and chief wife, obedient and… Continue reading Black Widows by Cate Quinn. (2021).

Mystery · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. (2021).

The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** St Christopher's College, Cambridge, is a closed world to most. For Mariana, a group therapist struggling through grief, it's where she met her late husband. For her niece Zoe, it's where her best friend just got murdered. As memory and mystery entangle Mariana, she… Continue reading The Maidens by Alex Michaelides. (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).

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 · Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense

Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare. (2020).

Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare. (2020). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Psychologist Margot has a picture-perfect life: a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children and a successful career. One morning Margot approaches one of her clients on a busy train platform. He is looking down at his phone as the train… Continue reading Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare. (2020).

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

My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips. (2021).

My Best Friend's Murder by Polly Phillips. (2021). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Bec and Izzy have been best friends their whole lives. They've been through a lot together and have been side by side for all of the highs and lows life has thrown at him. But there's a darker side to their friendship… Continue reading My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips. (2021).

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

The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale. (2021).

The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** No matter what Audrey Hepburn might have said about the city of love, it turns out Paris is not always a good idea... Meet Harper: she's an art and culture writer. She is living in Paris and dreams of being a hard-hitting news… Continue reading The Paris Affair by Pip Drysdale. (2021).

Psychological Thriller · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense

An Inconvenient Woman by Stéphanie Buelens. (2020).

An Inconvenient Woman by Stéphanie Buelens. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** When Claire learns that her ex-husband Simon is marrying again, to a woman with a teenage daughter, she is concerned. She is sure Simon molested her own daughter and was responsible for her death. She can't let him get away with it. Simon… Continue reading An Inconvenient Woman by Stéphanie Buelens. (2020).

Advance Readers Copy · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

The Island by C.L. Taylor. (2021).

The Island by C.L. Taylor. (2021). *Young Adult* **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 3 February 2021** Seven days. Six teenagers. One deadly secret. Who will escape... It was supposed to be the perfect holiday:… Continue reading The Island by C.L. Taylor. (2021).

Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean. (2020).

The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean. (2020). **3 out of 5 stars** He is her husband. She is his captive... Her husband calls her Jane but that is not her name. She lives in a small farm cottage surrounded by fields and space. But she is trapped. Nobody knows how she got there,… Continue reading The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean. (2020).