Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

The Mystery Woman… About the Book: Rebecca Wood takes the role as postmistress in a sleepy seaside town, desperate for anonymity after a scandal in Sydney. But she is confronted almost at once by a disturbing discovery - her predecessor committed suicide. To add to her worries, her hopes for a quiet life are soon … Continue reading Book Review: The Mystery Woman by Belinda Alexandra

Author Talks: Leah Swann on Inventive explorations of motherhood in fiction

The eagle-featured mother in Angela Carter’s Bluebeard story “The Bloody Chamber” was an electrifying discovery as a student and lives on in me to this day. Back then, I’d read about oppressive mothers, unreliable mothers, fearsome mothers and loving mothers but never a fierce, swashbuckling mother like this one. Early in the story we learn … Continue reading Author Talks: Leah Swann on Inventive explorations of motherhood in fiction

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

Book Review: Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

Cry of the Firebird... About the Book: In the badlands of Africa, a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients' lives. Australian thriller writer T.M. Clark returns with a vivid, action-packed adventure in the tradition of Wilbur Smith. South African-born Doctor Lily Winters, a consultant with the World Health Organization, has been in the thick … Continue reading Book Review: Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

Rebecca... About the Book: Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . . Working as a lady's companion, the heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of … Continue reading The Classics Eight: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier for #rebeccabuddyread

New Release Book Review: The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

The Mother-In-Law… About the Book: ‘Someone once told me that you have two families in your life - the one you are born into and the one you choose. Yes, you may get to choose your partner, but you don't choose your mother-in-law. The cackling mercenaries of fate determine it all.’ A twisty, compelling new … Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

A Very Murderous Christmas... About the Book: We wish you a very murderous Christmas... The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A season of goodwill to all men, as families and friends come together to forget their differences and … Continue reading Christmas Feature: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

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

Sunday Spotlight with Janet Lee — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog

More of an indepth chat today over at the Australian Women Writers Challenge blog with UQP author Janet Lee about her recent release, The Killing of Louisa. Welcome to Sunday Spotlight. Our guest today is Janet Lee, whose novel The Killing of Louisa was recently released by UQP. What was it about Louisa Collins that … Continue reading Sunday Spotlight with Janet Lee — Australian Women Writers Challenge Blog