The Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett

Author: Sonya Hartnett Publisher: Penguin/Viking Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9 780670 076130 No of Pages: 266 Review By: Sue Nankervis Book Synopsis: Three children have been sent to live in the countryside safe from the war in London. When they find two boys hiding in a castle, the past and future come together to make …

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The Shadow Tracer by Meg Gardiner

Author: Meg Gardiner Publisher: Michael Joseph (Penguin) Copyright Year: 2013 ISBN: 9 781405 914567 No of Pages: 358 Review By: Sue Nankervis Book Synopsis: Sarah Keller is a young single mother living in Oklahoma with her five-year-old daughter, Zoe. Her day job is to hunt out people on the run and bring them to justice. …

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Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute – 2013 Davitt Award – Adult – by Maggie Groff

Author: Maggie Groff Publisher: Pan Mac Millan Australia Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781742610795 Review By: Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: When a secretive American cult moves to the Gold Coast, freelance journalist Scout Davis’s investigative antennae start quivering. She sets out to expose the cult’s lunatic beliefs and bizarre practices, but when she learns the identity …

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Taking Eve by Irish Johansen

Author: Iris Johansen Publisher: St Martin’s Press Copyright Year: 2013 ISBN: 1250019982 Review By: Kylie Book Synopsis: Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan’s mission is to bring closure to the families whose loved ones have vanished. She knows their anguish—her own beloved daughter, Bonnie, was taken from her when Bonnie was just seven years old. It is …

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The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall

Author: Ruth Dugdall Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921922893 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: They came for me, just like I knew they would. Luke had been dead for just three days. Rose Wilks’ life is shattered when her newborn baby Joel is admitted to intensive care. Emma Hatcher has all that …

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How The Light Gets In by Louise Penny

Author: Louise Penny Publisher: Sphere Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: A DETECTIVE – As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up against him. A DISAPPEARANCE – When …

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Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepard

Author: Lynn Shepard Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2010 Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: Murder at Mansfield Park is a witty and clever reimagining of Jane Austen’s much-loved novel Mansfield Park. But in this Mansfield Park, things have changed … Formerly Austen’s meekest heroine, Fanny Price has become not only an heiress to …

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The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (JK Rowling)

Author: Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling) Publisher: Sphere Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. …

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Human Remains by Elizabeth Haynes

Author: Elizabeth Haynes Publisher: Text Publlishing Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Anne Buist Book Synopsis: How well do you know your neighbour? How well do they know you? Would they notice if you lived or died? Police Analyst Annabel wouldn’t describe herself as lonely. Her work keeps her busy and the needs of her ageing …

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