New Release Book Review: The Promised Land by Barry Maitland

The Promised Land... About the Book: Brock and Kolla return in an enthralling new mystery from a master of the genre. Newly promoted Detective Chief Inspector Kathy Kolla investigates a series of brutal murders on Hampstead Heath. Under intense pressure to find answers, she arrests the unlikely figure of John Pettigrew, a failing London publisher … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Promised Land by Barry Maitland

New Release Book Review: How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann

How to be Second Best… About the Book: A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously … Continue reading New Release Book Review: How to be Second Best by Jessica Dettmann

Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

Matryoshka... About the Book: When Sara Rose returns to live in her recently deceased grandmother’s Tasmanian cottage, her past and that of her mother and grandmother is ever-present. Sara’s grandmother, Nina Barsova, a Russian post-war immigrant, lovingly raised Sara in the cottage at the foot of Mt Wellington but without ever explaining why Sara’s own … Continue reading Book Review: Matryoshka by Katherine Johnson

Book Review: Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

Hello from the Gillespies... About the Book: For more than thirty years, Angela Gillespie has sent friends and family around the world an end-of-year letter titled 'Hello from the Gillespies'. It's always been cheery and full of good news. This year, Angela surprises herself – she tells the truth... From the bestselling author of The … Continue reading Book Review: Hello from the Gillespies by Monica McInerney

New Release Book Review: Arcadia by Di Morrissey

Arcadia… About the Book: A breathtaking Tasmanian tale of ancient forests; of art and science; of love and, above all, of friendship. In the 1930s, in an isolated and beautiful corner of southern Tasmania, a new young wife arrives at her husband's secluded property - Arcadia. Stella, an artist, falls in love with Arcadia's wild, … Continue reading New Release Book Review: Arcadia by Di Morrissey

Quick Shots Book Review: The Cry (TV tie-in) by Helen FitzGerald

The Cry... About the Book: Coming to ABC TV, the 4-part BBC TV drama, The Cry by Helen FitzGerald brings a parent's worst nightmare to vivid life. When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the … Continue reading Quick Shots Book Review: The Cry (TV tie-in) by Helen FitzGerald