Best of the Week: Home Before Dark Riley Sagar.

What was it like? Living in that house. Maggie Holt is used to such questions. Twenty-five years ago, she and her parents, Ewan and Jess, moved into a rambling Victorian estate called Baneberry Hall. They spent three weeks there before fleeing in the dead of night, an ordeal Ewan later… Continue reading

Best of the week: The Trials Of Koli M R Carey.

Beyond the walls of Koli’s small village lies a fearsome landscape filled with choker trees, vicious beasts and shunned men. As an exile, Koli’s been forced to journey out into this mysterious, hostile world. But he heard a story, once. A story about lost London, and the mysterious tech of… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Pick of the week 2. The Nothing Man Catherine Ryan Howard.

I was the girl who survived the Nothing Man. Now I am the woman who is going to catch him… You’ve just read the opening pages of The Nothing Man, the true crime memoir Eve Black has written about her obsessive search for the man who killed her family nearly… Continue reading

Pick of the week 1. The Shadow Friend Alex North.

The victim was his friend. So was the murderer. Twenty-five years ago, troubled teenager Charlie Crabtree committed a shocking and unprovoked murder. For Paul Adams, it’s a day he’ll never forget. He’s never forgiven himself for his part in what happened to his friend and classmate. He’s never gone back… Continue reading

Best of The Week: Random Sh*t Flying Through The Air Jackson Ford

Teagan Frost’s life is finally back on track. Her role working for the government as a psychokinetic operative is going well and she might even be on course for convincing her crush to go out with her. But, little does she know, that sh*t is about to hit the fan… Continue reading

Best of The Week: Machine Susan Steinberg.

A local girl drowns one night in summer on the shore. As a seething guilt settles over the teenagers of this fractured town, another girl narrates the experience of their hard-partying, fiercely divided collective. Her parents’ marriage violently collapsing, her brother spiralling into increasing destructiveness, she sinks further back into… Continue reading