Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Bjelke Blues: Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s Queensland 1968–1987... About the Book: ‘Bjelke Blues gives heart and soul to the remembrances of the men and women who were at the end of police batons... at the front line fighting for justice and decency’ – Matthew Condon, journalist and author of Three Crooked … Continue reading Book Review: Bjelke Blues edited by Edwina Shaw

Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

Big Lies in a Small Town… About the Book: North Carolina, 2018: Morgan Christopher's life has been derailed. Taking the fall for a crime she did not commit, she finds herself serving a three-year stint in the North Carolina Women's Correctional Center. Her dream of a career in art is put on hold - until … Continue reading Book Review: Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain

#BookBingo2020 – Round 2: Themes of crime and justice

In the Clearing by J.P. Pomare Often after having read a thriller, the most common thing you’ll hear is: ‘That twist!’ I can’t say that with this one though, because In the Clearing has as many twists as a wizened old oak tree. It’s imaginatively clever, laying down pavers to walk you in one direction … Continue reading #BookBingo2020 – Round 2: Themes of crime and justice

Book Review: The Foundling by Stacey Halls

The Foundling... About the Book: From the bestselling author of The Familiars, and set against the vibrant backdrop of Georgian London, The Foundling explores families, secrets, class, equality, power and the meaning of motherhood. London, 1754. Six years after leaving her illegitimate daughter Clara at London's Foundling Hospital, Bess Bright returns to reclaim the child … Continue reading Book Review: The Foundling by Stacey Halls

Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

Riptides... About the Book: Set in Queensland during a time of tremendous social upheaval, Riptides is a gripping family drama about dreams, choices and consequences, from the author of the acclaimed Half Moon Lake. One bad decision can tear your world apart... December 1974. Abby Campbell and her brother Charlie are driving to their father’s … Continue reading Book Review: Riptides by Kirsten Alexander

#6degrees of separation: from Fleishman is in Trouble to Chasing Windmills…

It’s the first Saturday of the month so that means it’s #6degrees of separation time! This month’s starting book is Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. You can find the details and rules of the #6degrees meme at booksaremyfavouriteandbest, but in a nutshell, on the first Saturday of every month, everyone has the same … Continue reading #6degrees of separation: from Fleishman is in Trouble to Chasing Windmills…