Bone by Bone – Sanjida Kay

Allen and Unwin – Corvus, 2016 Reviewer: Lesley Vick Synopsis Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl. …

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Melanie Casey – Missing

Publisher:  Pantera Press Copyright year:  2016 Reviewer:  Robyn Walton Synopsis Someone is targeting Adelaide’s homeless. Men are disappearing off the streets, and body parts are turning up in a local dump. Still haunted by her last run-in with a serial killer, Cass Lehman is trying hard to focus on the future. That’s not easy when …

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Melanie Casey – Hindsight

Publisher:  Pantera Press Copyright year:  2013 Reviewer:  Robyn Walton Synopsis The youngest in a family of extraordinary women with supernatural talents, Cass is cursed with the not-so-sexy gift of seeing the past… but not just any past; she sees death. Fo years she’s hidden herself away in her family home. Now desperate for a better …

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Melanie Casey – Craven

Publisher:  Pantera Press Copyright year:  2014 Reviewer:  Robyn Walton Synopsis Moving to the city, Cass Lehman hoped to leave her recent notoriety behind her. Her ability to experience the final moments of a violent death helped the local police capture a serial killer, but also meant she was almost his final victim… With a place …

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Naming The Bones – Louise Welsh

Publisher: Text Publishing Company COPYRIGHT & YEAR:  Louise Welsh, 2010 REVIEWER:  Suzanne Bozorth-Baines Synopsis Professor Murray Watson is rather a sad sack. His family, his career, his affair…not even drinking offers much joy. All his energies are now focused on his research into Archie Lunan, a minor poet who drowned 30 years ago off a …

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Try Not to Breathe – Holly Seddon

Publisher: Corvus Copyright date: 2016 Reviewer: Sandra Nicholson   Synopsis Alex is sinking.  Slowly but surely, she’s cut herself off from everything but her one true love – drink.  Until she’s forced to write a piece about a coma ward, where she meets Amy. Amy is lost.  When she was fifteen, she was attacked and …

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The Cheapside Corpse – Susanna Gregory

Publisher: Sphere Copyright date: 2014 Reviewer: Sandra Nicholson   Synopsis: London in the spring of 1665 is a city full of fear.  There is plague in the stews of St Giles, the Dutch fleet is preparing to invade and a banking crisis threatens to leave Charles II’s government with no means of paying for the …

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