Best of the Week: Peace Garry Disher.

AN ACT OF INEXPLICABLE CRUELTY. A FAMILY DESTROYED. Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He’s still new in town but his community work – welfare checks and a light touch – is starting to pay off. Now Christmas is… Continue reading

Latest Reads: Hell In The Heartland Jax Miller.

On December 30th, 1999, in rural Oklahoma, 16-year-old Ashley Freeman and her best friend, Lauria Bible, were having a sleepover. The next morning, the Freeman family trailer was in flames and both girls were missing. While rumours of drug debts, revenge killings, and police corruption abounded in the years that… Continue reading

True Crime Podcast Review: The Prosecutors.

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Google Podcasts Visit Brett and Alice at their website and follow on Twitter @Prosecutorspod Bear with me, I’m used to reviewing books not podcasts, but my recent obsession with such things has lead me to the understanding that stories are told in many ways… Continue reading

Best of the week: True Story Kate Reed Petty.

After a college party, two boys drive a girl home: drunk and passed out in the back seat. Rumours spread about what they did to her, but later they’ll tell the police a different version of events. Alice will never remember what truly happened. Her fracture runs deep, hidden beneath… Continue reading

Latest Reads: The Sanatorium Sarah Pearse. (Ones to Watch in 2021)

‘At first glance they’re magnificent, yet the more she looks, the more she realizes how sinister the mountains appear: raw, jagged spikes. It’s not hard to imagine, she thinks, looking out; this place somehow consuming someone, swallowing them whole.’ An imposing, isolated hotel, high up in the Swiss Alps, is… Continue reading

Best of the Week: The Once And Future Witches Alix E Harrow.

In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box. But… Continue reading

Latest Reads: The Night Swim Megan Goldin.

Ever since her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name – and the last hope for people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognised for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling… Continue reading

Pick of the week: Three D A Mishani.

Three tells the stories of three women: Orna, a divorced single-mother looking for a new relationship; Emilia, a Latvian immigrant on a spiritual search; and Ella, married and mother of three, returning to University to write her thesis. All of them will meet the same man. His name is Gil. He won’t tell them… Continue reading

Latest Reads: After The Fire Jo Spain.

Nobody was supposed to get out alive. On a Dublin city street, packed with afternoon shoppers, a young woman appears, naked, traumatised and bearing burn marks. Tom Reynolds, now Chief Superintendent, is no longer head of the murder squad. But when it transpires the woman escaped from a house fire… Continue reading