Crime · Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

The Shadow Man by Helen Fields. (2021).

The Shadow Man by Helen Fields. (2021). **2.5 out of 5 stars** Elspeth, Meggy and Xavier are locked in a flat. They don't know where they are, and they don't know why they're there. They only know that the shadow man has taken them, and he won't let them go. Desperate to escape, the three… Continue reading The Shadow Man by Helen Fields. (2021).

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).

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

Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020).

Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020). (Martin Scarsden ; #3) **4.5 out of 5 stars** Martin's new life seems perfect, right up until the moment it is shattered by a voicemail: his partner Mandy screaming. Racing home, he finds an unconscious man and Mandy gone. She's been abducted, but by who and why? So starts a… Continue reading Trust by Chris Hammer. (2020).

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).

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

Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann. (2021).

Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann. (2021). **4.5 out of 5 stars** Not much daylight left now... So begins the field diary of Alix, whose impulsive acceptance of an offer to spend Easter on a remote island has turned into a terrifying ordeal. Hiding in a tiny cave, she carefully rations her meagre supplies while… Continue reading Beware of Dogs by Elizabeth Flann. (2021).

Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle. (2020).

The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Beautiful twin sisters Iris and Summer are identical, but underneath there lies a darkness that sets them apart. Cynical and insecure, Iris is envious of open-hearted Summer's seemingly never-ending good fortune, including her perfect husband Adam. When they call Iris to… Continue reading The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle. (2020).

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

The Bluffs by Kyle Perry. (2020).

The Bluffs by Kyle Perry. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** When a school group of teenage girls goes missing in the remote wilderness of Tasmania's Great Western Tiers, the people of Limestone Creek are immediately on alert. 30 years ago, 5 young girls disappeared in the same area and the legend of 'the Hungry… Continue reading The Bluffs by Kyle Perry. (2020).

Australian Author · Contemporary/Literary · Domestic Drama · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Thriller

The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern. (2020).

The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern. (2020). **3.5 out of 5 stars** Every evening, Allison watches her husband's new house, desperate to find answers. Every morning, she puts on a brave face to teach kindergarten. She's a good teacher, everyone says so - this stalking is just a tiny crack in her usual self-control. A… Continue reading The Good Teacher by Petronella McGovern. (2020).

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

The Survivors by Jane Harper. (2020).

The Survivors by Jane Harper. (2020). **4 out of 5 stars** Kieran's life changed forever on the day a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that still haunts him resurfaces during a visit with his young family to his small coastal community childhood home. Kieran's parents are struggling in the the town where… Continue reading The Survivors by Jane Harper. (2020).

Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2021 · Suspense · Thriller

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas. (2019).

Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas. (2019). **3.5 out of 5 stars** The fair came to town. Flora disappeared. Heather and Jess were best friends - until the night Heather's sister Flora vanished in 1994. Jess has never forgiven herself for the lie she told that night. Nor has Heather. But it's now 2012 and… Continue reading Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas. (2019).