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Shiver by Allie Reynolds, Review: Chilling dramatic thriller

Shiver by Allie Reynolds, Review: Chilling dramatic thriller

Shiver by Allie Reynolds is a new propulsive locked-room thriller and chilling psychological drama. Read on for my full review. ^ Not to be confused with Maggie Stiefvater’s bestselling YA fantasy novel Shiver (2009). Shiver Book Synopsis A reunion weekend…

Dogs With Jobs, Review: Laura Greaves’ heartwarming tales

Dogs With Jobs, Review: Laura Greaves’ heartwarming tales

Dogs with Jobs by Laura Greaves is a compelling collection of heartwarming tales about the special bond between canines and humans. Read on for my review. Dogs with Jobs Book Synopsis Extraordinary true stories of some of the hardest-working dogs…

My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips, Review: Suspenseful

My Best Friend’s Murder by Polly Phillips, Review: Suspenseful

My Best Friend’s Murder, Polly Phillips’ debut novel, is a layered and suspenseful domestic thriller worthy of book club discussion. Read my full review. My Best Friend’s Murder Synopsis You’re lying, sprawled at the bottom of the stairs, legs bent,…

488 Rules for Life by Kitty Flanagan, Review: Sage humour

488 Rules for Life by Kitty Flanagan, Review: Sage humour

Kitty Flanagan’s 488 Rules for Life: The thankless art of being correct is a wittily wise take on the self-help and personal development book. Read on for our full review. 488 Rules for Life Book Synopsis The thankless art of being correct…

White Throat by Sarah Thornton, Review: Relentless intensity

White Throat by Sarah Thornton, Review: Relentless intensity

White Throat, the second novel by Sarah Thornton starring Clementine Jones, is a topical contemporary thriller with relentless intensity. Read on for our full review. White Throat Book Synopsis Looking out over an ebb tide from the back verandah was like…

Doom Creek by Alan Carter, Review: Crime fiction with guts

Doom Creek by Alan Carter, Review: Crime fiction with guts

Doom Creek by Alan Carter (Book 2, Nick Chester) is a potent mix of gritty, gutsy crime fiction and thought-provoking drama. Read on for my full review. Doom Creek Book Synopsis Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared,…

Death Leaves the Station, Review: Thorpe’s vintage mystery

Death Leaves the Station, Review: Thorpe’s vintage mystery

Death Leaves the Station by Alexander Thorpe is a classy homage to the classic whodunnit and a highly intriguing and entertaining crime read. Read on for my full review. Death Leaves the Station Book Synopsis It’s 1927 and a lapsed Catholic friar,…

Rural Dreams by Margaret Hickey, Review: Poignancy

Rural Dreams by Margaret Hickey, Review: Poignancy

Margaret Hickey’s Rural Dreams short story collection takes a look at life outside the big smoke, introducing us to the kind of characters you might expect in the country, as well as some you might not. Read on for our review….

The Two Lost Mountains by Matthew Reilly, Review: Audacious

The Two Lost Mountains by Matthew Reilly, Review: Audacious

The Two Lost Mountains is the latest audaciously good-hearted action-adventure thriller in Matthew Reilly’s much-loved Jack West Jr Series. Read on for my full review. The Two Lost Mountains Book Synopsis AN INCREDIBLE VICTORY BUT AT A TERRIBLE PRICE… Against all…

The Burning Island by Jock Serong, Review: Engrossing prose

The Burning Island by Jock Serong, Review: Engrossing prose

The Burning Island by Jock Serong is an engrossing historical adventure, a mystery thriller and tale of great love. Read on for our full review. The Burning Island Book Synopsis A father’s obsession. A daughter’s quest. Eliza Grayling, born in Sydney…

S.L. Lim on Revenge: Murder in Three Parts, plus Book Review

S.L. Lim on Revenge: Murder in Three Parts, plus Book Review

Today we welcome author S L Lim to discuss her inspiration for new book Revenge: Murder in Three Parts. Then read our review of this thought-provoking novel. Plus, thanks to Transit Lounge Publishing we have 2 ebook copies of Revenge to giveaway worldwide. See…

The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland, Review: Confronting thriller

The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland, Review: Confronting thriller

The Doctor of Aleppo by Dan Mayland offers readers a compelling action thriller and confronting modern-history lesson. Read on for our full review. The Doctor of Aleppo Book Synopsis While working in the ancient Silk Road city of Aleppo, American Hannah Johnson…