Midnight Watch by David Dyer

*Published March 2016* This novel will appeal to anyone with an interest in the misadventure of the Titanic and the maritime or media histor...

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Midnight Sun by Jo Nesbo

This is the second book in Nesbo’s new Blood on Snow series and Midnight Sun is set in the very north of Norway, on the edge of the Finnma...

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Dogs of India by Polly McGee

This is one of the first books by the new publishing venture The Author People formed by previous Simon & Schuster CEO Lou Johnson. The dogs...

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American Blood by Ben Sanders

Although this 26-year-old New Zealand writer has penned three hit books at home, this is the first to gain real traction in this country. The co...

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Who's Afraid by Maria Lewis

When Tommi Grayson decides to find her father after her mothers passing she travels to New Zealand and learns more about her family and herself ...

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The Snow Kimono by Mark Henshaw

This is the best book I read in 2015, and the best book I’ve read in a long time. A local Canberra author, Henshaw’s Snow Kimono is ...

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One of Us by Asne Seierstad

One of Us has to be the most upsetting book I think I’ve ever read - this is not one for the faint-hearted, but I steeled myself with the ...

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This House of Grief by Helen Garner

This House of Grief is the author’s account of the death of three young boys and their father’s trial for their murder. The case of ...

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Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Presented in such a refreshing and creative manner, this story is wonderfully engaging. Kady and Ezra are refugees from a destroyed colony aboar...

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Girl Online: On Tour by Zoe Sugg

Having somewhat enjoyed the first Girl Online book, and yielding to my completionist nature, I picked up On Tour apprehensively. However, what d...

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Rogues of the Republic Series by Patrick Weekes

The Palace Job    The first in the Rogues of the Republic series, The Palace Job is somewhat overwhelming. Weekes’ exten...

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Nunslinger by Stark Holburn

With a title like Nunslinger, I had pretty high expectations for this debut novel. Stark Holburn completely surpassed these expectations and del...

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Shantaram

“I had no idea where we were going. I had no idea how or when we would return…I soon learned that those obscure, unplanned journeys...

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Girl Online

With dramatic young adult fiction like the Hunger Games and The Fault In Our Stars so popular, it was lovely to sit back and relax with a story ...

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The Buried Giant

This is Kazuo Ishiguro's first book in more than 10 years. Suffering from several rewrites, it finally makes its way onto shelves.  ...

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