Goodwood – Holly Throsby

Allen and Unwin 2016 Reviewer: Josephine Pennicott Synopsis Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It’s a place where it’s impossible to keep a secret. In 1992, when Jean Brown is seventeen, a terrible thing happens. Two terrible things. Rosie White, the coolest girl in town, vanishes overnight. One week later, …

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Look what you made me do – Meagan Norris

2016 Echo Publishing Reviewer: Anne Buist Overview:   Megan Norris is a journalist who has written a number of true crime books, including one on the father in the dam story – the Robert Farquharson murders of his three sons, though from his wife Cindy Gambino’s perspective rather than the view Helen Garner took in …

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The Dry – Jane Harper

MACMILLAN 2016 Reviewer: Sue Turnbull Synopsis Luke Hadler turns a gun on his wife and child, then himself. The farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily. If one of their own broke under the strain, well … When Federal Police investigator Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for the funerals, he is …

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Ghost Girls – Cath Ferla

Reviewer Phyllis King Echo Publishing – A Division of Five Mile Press 2016 Synopsis Winter in Sydney. The city is brimming with foreign students. Sophie Sandilands takes a job teaching at an English language school. When one of her students leaps to her death it becomes clear that lurking within the psyche of this community …

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