Category: Books

Review: Desires of the Dead, Kimberly Derting

Review: Desires of the Dead, Kimberly Derting

| 27 April , 2011 | Reply

Tina Gamble We first met Violet Ambrose in Kimberly Derting\’s, The Body Finder. Violet is a girl with a very unique ability; not only can she sense echoes of the dead, but she can find their imprints still present on the killers& In Derting\’s follow up book, Desires of the Dead, Violet and her best […]

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Review: Lioness, Katherine Scholes

Review: Lioness, Katherine Scholes

| 18 April , 2011 | Reply

Diane Sexton The setting for Katherine Scholes’ latest novel, Lioness, is the wide desert of Tanzania, a land of rocky outcrops and little water, but plenty of life. Wild life, as well as human life, that is. Emma is a medical researcher based in Melbourne, who is on a pilgrimage to Tanzania to find closure […]

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Review: Devious, Lisa Jackson

Review: Devious, Lisa Jackson

| 18 April , 2011 | Reply

Diane Sexton Warning: Don’t start this book late at night. Or alone. Or alone late at night. And definitely not alone late at night in a cathedral. Because that is where Lisa Jackson’s latest murder mystery, Devious, opens. Creepy, to say the least, with the first murder happening only a few pages in. First murder? […]

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Review: Glee: The Beginning, Sophia Lowell

Review: Glee: The Beginning, Sophia Lowell

| 17 April , 2011 | Reply

Dominique Tubier Glee: The Beginning by Sophia Lowell is a prequel to the television series and takes us back to a time before singing group New Directions was formed. Rachel is sick of getting slushied on a daily basis by morons who don\’t recognise her true talent. She lives in hope that one day she\’ll […]

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Review: Allison Hewitt is Trapped, Madeleine Roux

Review: Allison Hewitt is Trapped, Madeleine Roux

| 16 April , 2011 | Reply

Tina Gamble The dead are closing in& Trapped in a storeroom, under siege from the Undead and the Infected, Allison Hewitt is having a very bad day. Stuck with a bunch of co-workers, they struggle to cover the everyday basics. Looking for solace, she manages to find a connection to the world – using the […]

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Review: Sing You Home, Jodi Picoult

Review: Sing You Home, Jodi Picoult

| 11 April , 2011 | Reply

Kristy McCormick The thing I love about Jodi Picoult\’s books is that she doesn\’t shy away from the big issues. In fact, the more controversial the better it seems. And in Sing You Home, the author\’s 17th novel, you will not be disappointed. The story is told from the point of view of three main characters […]

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Review: Friends Like These, Wendy Harmer

Review: Friends Like These, Wendy Harmer

| 11 April , 2011 | Reply

Kristy McCormick Friends Like These is the fourth novel from well known comedienne Wendy Harmer. And it is a witty, funny and thoroughly enjoyable read. Jo Blanchard is the deputy headmistress at Sydney\’s most elite private girls\’ school and has her eye firmly on taking over the top job someday soon. That is, until she […]

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Review: North Star, Karly Lane

Review: North Star, Karly Lane

| 10 April , 2011 | Reply

Kristy McCormick Is it possible to move beyond your past and follow your dreams to a better future? In North Star, by Karly Lane, Kate Thurston feels as though her life is just a series of disasters so far. A messy divorce, a teenage daughter who barely speaks to her and a son who looks […]

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Review: More Than You Can Say, Paul Torday

Review: More Than You Can Say, Paul Torday

| 8 April , 2011 | Reply

Diane Sexton When a stone shatters in the frost, is it because of the frost, or is it because the fault line was always there, deep inside the stone? Paul Torday’s latest novel, More Than You Can Say, follows returned British soldier Richard Gaunt as he stumbles through a life that seems increasingly foreign to […]

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Review: Paris Dreaming, Anita Heiss

Review: Paris Dreaming, Anita Heiss

| 8 April , 2011 | Reply

Diane Sexton Libby Cutmore is a flash Black. She’s young, healthy, well-educated and working as head of the education program at the National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra, a far cry from her stay-at-home-mum back in Moree still looking after three of Libby’s five brothers living at home. But due to a string of failed relationships […]

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Review: Claudia\’s Big Break, Lisa Heidke

Review: Claudia\’s Big Break, Lisa Heidke

| 28 March , 2011 | Reply

Melanie Starr Attention all you “Bridget Jonesian\’s” out there& I have got a book for you. In her third novel, Claudia\’s Big Break, Lisa Heidke beautifully captures the essence of what fans of Bridget Jones loved about their heroine, her flaws! Claudia Taylor is one such loveable flawed heroine who is given the opportunity to […]

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