The Ruin by Dervla McTiernan

A compelling debut crime thriller that reopens an old case that has haunted Detective Reilly for twenty years, and has him questioning his colleagues, from then and now. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia  Extract      Reviews – Marie Nicole Wendy Tara Kate Vivian The Sydney Morning Herald The Australian The Advertiser Dervla McTiernan – Read More …

Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell and Fiona Wood

Three girls are brought together by a wellness program delivered at their school in response to online bullying. Each very different they find they have more in common than they ever believed. Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia with extract and teaching notes     Reviews – Vivian Tara Annie The Australian The Advertiser Herald Sun Cath Read More …

Plane Tree Drive by Lynette Washington

Characters living on and around Plane Tree drive are depicted in this collection of stories dealing with relationships, family and the society we live in today. Publisher: Midnight Sun Publishing      Reviews – Marie Kate Annie The Sydney Morning Herald  Lynette Washington – Website Facebook Twitter  

The Ballad of Banjo Crossing by Tess Evans

Jack escapes his past and becomes entwined in the community of Banjo Crossing, particularly with widow Mardi. When the farming town is threatened they band together to fight it, but will Jack’s past catch up with him and jeopardise their relationship? Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Australia Extract      Reviews – Marie Annie Kate  The Read More …

The Greatest Gift by Rachael Johns

Harper Drummond has her career and doesn’t want children. Claire has been left unable to get pregnant after treatment for cancer as a child. When Harper decides to donate her eggs to Claire and her husband Jasper, it soon becomes clear that this is a great gift but not without its complications. Publisher: Harlequin Extract  Read More …

Untidy Towns by Kate O’Donnell

Adelaide has received a scholarship to a private school in Melbourne but into year twelve she feels the need to run away and return to her home town of Emyvale. This coming of age book for young adults explores the expectations put upon teenagers, and their struggle to work out what they want to be Read More …

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

Ava has lost her best friend Kelly. Gideon moved schools to get away from the bullying he was experiencing. When he starts working at the Magic Kebab with Ava, and they realise they are at the same school, the connections start. When no-one else seems to be able to understand what they are each experiencing, Read More …