Tag: mystery

Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Review and Giveaway: To The Sea, Christine Dibley

Set on the beautiful and wild Tasmanian coastline, To The Sea is the magical story of a missing teenager. Zoe Kennett disappears from her family’s home next to calm waters, and it’s DI Tony Vincent’s job to organise the search for her body. A young girl couldn’t possibly have survived… Read more »

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Review: Every Breath, Ellie Marney

Review: Every Breath, Ellie Marney

Rachel Watts and her family have recently moved to Melbourne from country Victoria, a decision that Watts is having trouble accepting. At least she has James Mycroft, her brilliant but eccentric neighbour to hang out with. When the two of them discover a grisly crime scene, they can’t just leave the… Read more »

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Review: The Storyteller’s Muse, Traci Harding

Review: The Storyteller’s Muse, Traci Harding

A musician, an artist, an author and a dancer walk into an apartment… It’s a story that elderly author Penelope feels compelled to tell, and she enlists nurse and aspiring writer, Peter, to help her do just that. But when Peter begins to delve into research for the novel, the… Read more »

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Review: Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovich

Review: Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovich

Peter Grant is a new constable in the Metropolitan Police, hoping to be assigned a decent posting. Instead, he takes a witness account from a ghost who saw a man have his head knocked off. This lands Peter a position working with Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, a paranormal investigator and wizard…. Read more »

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Review: Endgame: The Calling, James Frey

Review: Endgame: The Calling, James Frey

This is more than just a story – codes throughout the book combine to point to a real-world location, where a real cash prize is hidden. Who will be the first to solve the code and discover the treasure? Endgame has arrived in the form of twelve meteors falling to different… Read more »

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Review: The House of Puzzles, Richard Newsome

Review: The House of Puzzles, Richard Newsome

Gerald Wilkins is thirteen, and a billionaire. He inherited the money from his Great Aunt and moved from his home in Sydney to a life of luxury in England. I’m afraid I can’t tell you any more about the earlier events of this series because this, the fifth book, is… Read more »

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Review: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Review: All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld

Winner of the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award This is a mystery, but not that fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller type. All the birds, singing is more a gradual revelation, but leaves you just as hungry for answers as the classic ‘who-dunnits”. I don’t really believe in re-writing the entire synopsis of… Read more »

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Review: Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty

Review: Big Little Lies, Liane Moriarty

Oh what a decadent and dangerously addictive book this is! It is your every guilty pleasure between two covers. I warn you, you will not be able to put it down. Thanks to Liane Moriarty I lost hours of much needed sleep and woke up cranky but still wanting more… Read more »

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Review: Kinder Than Solitude, Yiyun Li

Review: Kinder Than Solitude, Yiyun Li

“Though her life lacked the poignancy of great happiness and acute pain, she believed she had found, in their places, the blessing of solitude.” The premise of this story sounded so promising. A murder. A mystery. A secret. All ingredients for a intriguing and exciting read, yet after reading it… Read more »

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