Clara Solberg has a great life and a beautiful family when it all comes crashing down. Her husband has a car accident with her daughter in the car which is deemed an accident due to speeding. While Maisie is left unharmed, Nick is killed by the impact. Left widowed with a newborn and Maisie, Clara … Continue reading Every Last Lie – Mary Kubica
A Monster Calls was an exquisite middle-grade novel as compelling to children as to adults. The monster arrives at 12:07 but he isn't nearly as scary as the nightmare Conor has each night. The monster has three tales to tell him before he must tell his own. The reader follows along Conor's tale of grief … Continue reading A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
I couldn't help myself with this collection of inter-related short stories set in local Mount Barker in the Adelaide Hills. These stories are full of Adelaide-isms so definitely one to read if you have lived in Adelaide or the surrounding hills at some point in your life. These short stories tell the struggle of a … Continue reading Barking Dogs – Rebekah Clarkson
I was compelled this week by Belletrist's call to show us your bookstack. The idea took my fancy as I wanted to visualise just how much I had read this year. I was pretty impressed to see just what my pile looked like. Not a comprehensive stack but one containing the vast majority of my … Continue reading This year’s bookstack..
Give Me The Child is a fast-paced psychological thriller that was recently released. Dr Cat Lupo has always wanted a second child despite the psychosis she fell into while pregnant with her daughter. Her wishes are answered when Ruby Winter turns up on her doorstep and becomes a part of her family. As some disturbing … Continue reading Give Me The Child – Mel McGrath
This was the first book in ages that I loved so much I stayed up late reading it because I had to finish it. I really was not expecting to become so captivated. First read of the synopsis makes Touch sound like a fluffy contemporary. We have our female protagonist, Sloane, who works as a … Continue reading Touch – Courtney Maum
My love affair with Murakami continues with The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle chosen because I came across it in a second-hand book store. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle tells the story of Toru Okada. He has lost his cat, his wife is acting strange and he starts receiving absurd, explicit phone calls. This is Murakami at his … Continue reading The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle – Haruki Murakami