Advance Readers Copy · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense · Thriller

The Game by Scott Kershaw. (2022).

The Game by Scott Kershaw. (2022). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review; published 2 March 2022** Across the globe, five strangers receive a horrifying message from an unknown number: 'the person you love most is in… Continue reading The Game by Scott Kershaw. (2022).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Thriller

Canticle Creek by Adrian Hyland. (2021).

Canticle Creek by Adrian Hyland. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** When Adam's wrecked car is found a kilometre from Daisy's body, the whole town assumes it's an open-and-shut case. But Jesse isn't from Canticle Creek. Where she comes from, the truth often hides in plain sight. When Jesse starts to ask awkward questions, she… Continue reading Canticle Creek by Adrian Hyland. (2021).

Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense · Thriller

The Long Game by Simon Rowell. (2021).

The Long Game by Simon Rowell. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** A local surfer, Ray, is found dead in a house with a kitchen knife deep in his chest with blood everywhere. Detective Sergeant Zoe is just back from extended leave and still wrestling with her demons, but she is assigned the case -… Continue reading The Long Game by Simon Rowell. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense · Thriller

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham. (2022).

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham. (2022). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to HarperCollins Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 19 January 2022** Chloe's father is a serial killer who was convicted and jailed when she was 12. But the bodies of the six… Continue reading A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham. (2022).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Thriller

Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer. (2021).

Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer. (2021). **4 out of 5 stars** In the desolate outback town Finnigans Gap, there are opal mines thieves, religious fanatics, and billionaires that do what they like. Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot in his own mine. Nothing about his death is straightforward. Sydney… Continue reading Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer. (2021).

Advance Readers Copy · Australian Author · Crime · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense · Thriller

Unforgiven by Sarah Barrie. (2021).

Unforgiven by Sarah Barrie. (2021). **4 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 1 December 2021** Lexi is tough, street-smart and has stood on her own two feet since childhood, when she was a victim of the… Continue reading Unforgiven by Sarah Barrie. (2021).

Australian Author · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Science Fiction · Thriller

The Hush by Sara Foster. (2021).

The Hush by Sara Foster. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In the 6 months since the first case of a terrifying new epidemic - when a healthy baby won't breathe at birth - the country has been thrown into turmoil. There are new laws to monitor everyone, and several pregnant teenagers have vanished. Emma,… Continue reading The Hush by Sara Foster. (2021).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2022 · Suspense · Thriller

Wild Place by Christian White. (2021).

Wild Place by Christian White. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In the summer of 1989, local teen Tracie goes missing from the idyllic Australian suburb of Camp Hill. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When police won't listen, he takes matters into his… Continue reading Wild Place by Christian White. (2021).

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

Private Prosecution by Lisa Ellery. (2021).

Private Prosecution by Lisa Ellery. (2021). **3 out of 5 stars** Andrew is young, fit, single, and a junior prosecutor with a bright future. But that future looks grim after he sleeps with a stranger, Lily, and she is found murdered in her apartment the next day. Andrew is the prime suspect. He is convinced… Continue reading Private Prosecution by Lisa Ellery. (2021).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins. (2021).

A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins. (2021). **2.5 out of 5 stars* Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner, and some call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that… Continue reading A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins. (2021).