Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

Seven Days by Alex Lake. (2019).

Seven Days by Alex Lake. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** In 7 days, Maggie's son Max turns 3. Maggie is dreading it. In her world, 3rd birthdays are when she loses her child. 12 years ago Maggie was abducted at age 15 and has been kept in a basement since. Before Max she has… Continue reading Seven Days by Alex Lake. (2019).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019).

The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot; well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up. In the kitchen there are three decomposing corpses with a note. They have clearly… Continue reading The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. (2019).

Advance Readers Copy · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

Little White Lies by Philippa East. (2020).

Little White Lies by Philippa East. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** **Thank you to Harlequin Australia for sending me a free advance readers copy of this novel; published 1 February 2020** Anne White looked away for a second and her daughter was gone. That happened seven years ago. Now Abigail is coming home and… Continue reading Little White Lies by Philippa East. (2020).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Thriller

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. (2019).

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** When Rowan is looking for something else, she stumbles across the advert for a live-in nanny with a generous salary and it seems like a perfect opportunity. When Rowan arrives she is smitten by the luxurious smart home in the beautiful… Continue reading The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware. (2019).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding. (2019).

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding. (2019). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Nat is an art student in New York City struggling to pay her bills. Cue a friend's suggestion: why not find a sugar daddy who will pay her for dates and possibly a monthly allowance (sexual favours optional). Gabe, a handsome finance attorney, seems… Continue reading The Arrangement by Robyn Harding. (2019).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Science Fiction · Thriller

The Warehouse by Rob Hart. (2019).

The Warehouse by Rob Hart. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Gun violence, climate change and unemployment have ravaged the United States. An online retail giant, Cloud, reigns supreme; it brands itself as the biggest company on the planet and also a global saviour. Yet there may be more sinister forces at work. Paxton never… Continue reading The Warehouse by Rob Hart. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019). **5 out of 5 stars** Set against the backdrop of an island town in winter, this thriller is told from two perspectives. Kate is a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her husband's secret life. Abby is an island local who is… Continue reading The Wife and the Widow by Christian White. (2019).

Australian Author · Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Thriller

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).

Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018). **3.5 out of 5 stars** 4 years ago in the small town of Birravale, Eliza was murdered and within hours her killer Curtis was caught. But is he really the killer? Jack produces a true crime documentary about the case and his belief Curtis is innocent. Just before the final… Continue reading Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson. (2018).

Australian Author · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2019 · Suspense · Thriller · Young Adult

My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

My Father's Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019). *Young Adult* **3.5 out of 5 stars** Kaya is woken up in the middle of the night and told by her mother they are to quickly pack and leave for their holiday home in the Blue Mountains; and her father is not coming back. Kaya is recovering from… Continue reading My Father’s Shadow by Jannali Jones. (2019).

Read-Reviewed-2019 · Supernatural · Thriller

The Institute by Stephen King. (2019).

The Institute by Stephen King. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Luke is a super-smart 12 year old kid with an exceptional gift. He is the latest in a long line of kids abducted and taken to a secret government facility hidden deep in a forest. An institute where kids can read minds or make… Continue reading The Institute by Stephen King. (2019).