Tag Archives: Australia

“The Silence” by Susan Allott – Book Review

“…two neighbor families, and shameful secrets from the past that refuse to stay buried.” THEN 1967 – On a quiet street by the sea, two young couples live as next-door neighbours. Mandy and Steve Mallory‘s marriage is floundering. Mandy fears … Continue reading

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“Across The Water” by Ingrid Alexandra – Book Review

Liz and Adam Dawson are newlyweds from East London. When Adam’s father passes away in Southern Australia, the couple travel there in order to settle his affairs. Adam’s Dad’s house was on the remote side of a creek and they … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: “Evergreen Falls” by Kimberley Freeman – Book Review

Renee at It’s Book Talk began this meme as a way to share old favorites. This week I’m showcasing a novel that I read about five years ago. “Evergreen Falls” was, for me, a memorable FOUR STAR read. “The level of … Continue reading

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“A Mother’s Confession” by Kelly Rimmer – Book Review

The Tragedy – When we join the story, a thirty-seven year old man has recently died. David Wyatt Gillespie was charming, a successful businessman, an avid sportsman, was on the town council, and was married with an infant daughter. He … Continue reading

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“The Dark Lake” by Sarah Bailey – Book Review

BLURB: The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty … Continue reading

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“Tumbledown Manor” by Helen Brown – Book Review

“TUMBLEDOWN MANOR” follows the adventures of a woman who reinvents herself after a disastrous 50th birthday. A novelist, she packs up her life in New York and moves back to her native Australia. Don’t you just love it when a … Continue reading

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“Worse than death” by Jean Bedford

My latest reading adventure took me to Balmain, in New South Wales, Australia.  It is here that we meet Anna Southwood, a recent widow and novice private detective.  Anna found out that her late husband, Clyde, had his fingers in … Continue reading

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“Evergreen Falls” by Kimberley Freeman – Book Review

“The level of behavior you overlook is the level of behavior you condone.” With alternating dual narratives set eighty-eight years apart “Evergreen Falls” is set in a majestic and historic old hotel in Australia’s Blue Mountains. In 1926, the Evergreen … Continue reading

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“Hello from the Gillespies” by Monica McInerney

This charming family saga opens on December 1st.  Angela Gillespie is composing her annual Christmas letter as she has done for over thirty years.  But this year, after she types in her usual salutation “Hello from the Gillespies” she cannot … Continue reading

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