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A Year at Hotel Gondola is Nicky Pellegrino’s tenth novel, and it has all the trademarks of her previous books – food, friendship and love, all with an Italian backdrop. This time the action is set in Venice. Kat Black is a fifty-year-old adventurer and TV presenter wh...

The Lucky Galah is one of the most original books I’ve read in a long time. Set in Western Australia in the sleepy town of Port Badminton, the story opens in 1964. The race to go into space is on, and NASA installs a satellite dish at Port Badminton, and the techies be...

The Family Next Door is a book that explores the secrets of a small community at Pleasant Court during a Melbourne heatwave. On the outside, this would seem the safest of suburbs with happy families enjoying raising their children, perfect suburbia. When Isabelle arriv...

The Innocent Wife is a claustrophobic, atmospheric and creepy psychological thriller.

Samantha is a 31-year-old school teacher from England who is drawn to the story of Dennis Danson, who has been arrested and imprisoned for the murder of a young girl in Florida’s Red R...

White Chrysanthemum is a beautifully- written novel that shines a light on the terrible plight of so-called ‘Comfort Women’ during the Second World War. It is a riveting, powerful account that left me feeling devastated for the real-life women who were forced into sexu...

When Cassy’s family said goodbye to her at Heathrow airport, they never imagined there was a chance that they might never see her again. It was supposed to be a short holiday in New Zealand with her boyfriend, before returning home to be a bridesmaid for a good friend....

The Woman in the Window had me hooked from the opening pages. This is a beautifully written thriller, with exquisite characterisation. Anna Fox suffers from extreme agoraphobia, and she hasn’t left her New York home for ten months. She is simply too terrified to go out...

The Chalk Man is a debut physiological crime thriller that is a cracker of a read! Reminiscent of a good Stephen King novel, I devoured The Chalk Man in one sitting. It was simply unputdownable!

The novel starts with the discovery of a young girl’s body in the woods, he...

Author Lee Child has created a bestselling series of books featuring hero Jack Reacher, the tall lone stranger who arrives into town not usually looking for trouble, but trouble has a way of coming to him. In Lee Child’s latest book, The Midnight Line, Jack Reacher see...

I was enchanted by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent’s charming debut novel The Reader on the 6.27, and I am even more in love with his second novel, The Rest of Their Lives.

The Rest of Their Lives follows the story of an unlikely grouping of characters. Ambroise is an embalmer,...

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