Book Review – THE PORT FAIRY MURDERS by Robert Gott

The Port Fairy Murders by Robert Gott

The Port Fairy Murders Synopsis : The Port Fairy Murders is the sequel to The Holiday Murders, a political and historical crime novel set in 1943, featuring the newly formed homicide department of Victoria Police. The department has been struggling to counter little-known fascist groups, particularly an organisation called Australia First that has been festering in Australia […]

Book Review and Q&A – Kate Forsyth, author of The Beast’s Garden

The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth

The Beast’s Garden Synopsis : ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world .’ A retelling of the Grimm’s Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and Ava’s world is in turmoil. To save her father, she must marry a young Nazi officer, […]

Interview & Giveaway – Claire Varley, author of The Bit in Between

Claire Varley author of The Bit in Between

Last week we reviewed Claire Varley’s The Bit in Between. Today the delightful Claire joins us to chat more about her debut and what she’s working on next. We also have a paperback copy of The Bit in Between to giveaway courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia. But more on that in a moment… BLBR: Congratulations […]

Interview & Book Giveaway – Gary Kemble, author of Skin Deep

Interview Gary Kemble Giveaway

Today we welcome Gary Kemble, author of Skin Deep to Booklover Book Reviews. ‘With an intense and immediate sense of place, a cracking pace and a great everyman hero, Skin Deep is by turns thrilling and haunting, and will keep readers glued to the page.’ – Angela Slatter When washed up journalist Harry Hendrick wakes with a hangover and a strange […]

Book Review – THE HORSES by William Lane

The Horses by William Lane

The Horses Synopsis : On the outskirts of Sydney, a boys’ boarding school prides itself on the horses it keeps. David, a gifted working class student, receives a scholarship to attend. At the same time Gregory, a new master, is appointed. Both soon learn, from their different perspectives, that what is said bears little relation to what […]

Book Review – THE TRIVIA MAN by Deborah O’Brien

The Trivia Man by Deborah O'Brien

The Trivia Man Synopsis : From the author of Mr Chen’s Emporium comes a quirky and heartwarming tale about finding your true place in the world, set against the backdrop of a weekly trivia competition. ‘Trivia is a serious business, not a social occasion’ Kevin Dwyer, the ‘trivia man’ Dubbed ‘brainbox’ by his peers and ‘weirdo’ by […]

Book Review – LION ATTACK! by Oliver Mol

Lion Attack by Oliver Mol

Lion Attack! Synopsis : From an inaugural winner of the Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers comes a funny, energetic coming-of-age story that isn’t quite like any other book you’ll read this year. Oliver is a writer who’s just moved cities. He doesn’t have any friends yet; he can’t get his surly flatmate, Mark, to crack a […]

International Book Giveaway – KOVEN by Vanessa Skye

Koven by Vaness Skye

When Celeste was kidnapped a century ago and turned against her will by a cruel vampire fighter, she expected to spend her doomed eternity as his slave, chained in the darkness, and she questioned her ability to survive. But things don’t always go as expected. Just ask her kidnapper. He never expected Celeste to learn […]

Book Review – IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE by Adrian McKinty

In The Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty

In The Morning I’ll Be Gone Synopsis : (Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3) It’s the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze prison. In […]

Book Review – THE LOST SWIMMER by Ann Turner


The Lost Swimmer Synopsis : Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, makes sense of the past for a living. But suddenly, truth and certainty are turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects – she knows – that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair. Desperate to find answers, Rebecca leaves with Stephen […]