4.5+ Stars

Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer, Review: Criminally good

Treasure & Dirt by Chris Hammer, Review: Criminally good

Treasure & Dirt (aka Opal Country) is Chris Hammer’s latest criminally good crime novel set in an evocatively desolate outback opal mining town and the inaugural pairing of detectives Lucic & Buchanan. Read my full review. Treasure & Dirt (aka…

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag, Book Review

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag, Book Review

The Durrells of Corfu by Michael Haag is the fascinating story of the real people and events that inspired the much-loved fiction and TV series. Read my full review. The Durrells of Corfu Synopsis The recent TV award winning adaption The Durrells left…

As Swallows Fly by L P McMahon, Review: Empowering courage

As Swallows Fly by L P McMahon, Review: Empowering courage

As Swallows Fly by L P McMahon is a deeply moving story about two trauma survivors, the fallacy of perfection and the power of friendship. Read my full review. As Swallows Fly Synopsis When Malika, a young orphan in rural Pakistan,…

Ash Mountain by Helen FitzGerald, Review: Utterly gripping

Ash Mountain by Helen FitzGerald, Review: Utterly gripping

Ash Mountain by Helen FitzGerald is an utterly gripping, ingeniously written character-driven disaster thriller. Read my full review. Ash Mountain Synopsis Fran thought she’d never return to Ash Mountain but her dad has become ill, her relationship is over, and she…

The Last Bookshop by Emma Young, Review: Bookish love

The Last Bookshop by Emma Young, Review: Bookish love

The Last Bookshop by Emma Young is a heartwarming debut novel celebrating books, those who love them, and the power of community. Read my full review. The Last Bookshop Synopsis Cait Copper’s best friends have always been books – along with…