#BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

The Deceptions... About the Book: Long-buried family secrets surface in a compelling new novel from the author of The Teacher's Secret. Moving from wartime Europe to modern day Australia, The Deceptions is a powerful story of old transgressions, unexpected revelations and the legacy of lives built on lies and deceit. Prague, 1943. Taken from her … Continue reading #BlogTour #BookReview: The Deceptions by Suzanne Leal

Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

The Banksia Bay Beach Shack... About the Book: A year is a long time in the memory of a small town. Stories get twisted, truths become warped, history is rewritten. MYSTERIES When Laura discovers an old photo of her grandmother, Lillian, with an intriguing inscription on the back, she heads to the sleepy seaside town … Continue reading Book Review: The Banksia Bay Beach Shack by Sandie Docker

Author Talks: Natasha Lester on The Amazing Women Who Ruled the Skies in The Paris Secret

I’ve talked a lot on social media about the Dior gowns that form a big part of the story in The Paris Secret. But there’s another really important side of the book: a group of female pilots who were some of the bravest women working for the war effort in England during the 1940s. Imagine … Continue reading Author Talks: Natasha Lester on The Amazing Women Who Ruled the Skies in The Paris Secret

Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

The Animals at Lockwood Manor... About the Book: Some secrets are unspoken. Others are unspeakable . . . August 1939. Thirty-year-old Hetty Cartwright is tasked with the evacuation and safekeeping of the natural history museum's collection of mammals. Once she and her exhibits arrive at Lockwood Manor, however, where they are to stay for the … Continue reading Book Review: The Animals at Lockwood Manor by Jane Healey

Book Review: The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

The Art of Dying... About the Book: The second gripping historical crime novel set in 19th century Edinburgh, co-written by bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman. Edinburgh, 1850. Despite being at the forefront of modern medicine, hordes of patients are dying all across the city, with doctors finding their remedies powerless. … Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry

Book Review: Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow by Rashi Rohatgi

Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow... About the Book: It's 1905, and Japan’s victory over the Russians in the Russo-Japanese War has shocked the British and their imperial subjects. In India, 16-year-old Leela and her younger sister, Maya, are spurred on to wear homespun as a sign of protest to show the British that the … Continue reading Book Review: Where the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow by Rashi Rohatgi

Book Review: Desire Lines by Felicity Volk

Desire Lines... About the Book: Arctic Circle, 2012. On a lightless day at the end of the polar winter, landscape architect Evie Waddell finds herself exhuming the past as she buries Australian seeds in a frozen mountain vault - insurance against catastrophe. Molong, 1953. Catastrophe is all seven-year-old Paddy O'Connor has known. Shipped from institutional … Continue reading Book Review: Desire Lines by Felicity Volk