Book Review – PRESENT DARKNESS by Malla Nunn

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Present Darkness Synopsis : Five days before Christmas, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper sits at his desk at the Johannesburg major crimes squad, ready for his holiday in Mozambique. A call comes in: A respectable white couple has been assaulted and left for dead in their bedroom. The couple’s teenage daughter identifies the attacker as Aaron Shabalala – […]

Book Review – TRIO by Geraldine Wooller

Trio by Geraldine Wooller

Trio Synopsis : Celia, Marcia, and Mickey meet and become friends in London. Searching for work and success in the theatre, they end up sharing a flat and a deep bond of friendship. Set in Italy, London and Australia from the sixties to current times, Trio is the story of their complex personalities and relationships, of the […]

Review – NANOPARTICLES by Charlotte Wood

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Nanoparticles Synopsis : In ‘Nanoparticles’, Lisa cannily observes the people waiting alongside her at the motor registry, from the harried mother of two to the man engrossed in his newspaper. With her characteristically sharp and tender observations, Charlotte Wood examines the smallest things that draw us together and the many larger issues that wrench us apart. (Allen&Unwin) REVIEW […]

Book Review – ONLY THE ANIMALS by Ceridwen Dovey

Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

Only the Animals Synopsis : In a trench on the Western Front a cat recalls her owner Colette’s theatrical antics in Paris. In Nazi Germany, Himmler’s dog seeks enlightenment. A Russian tortoise once owned by the Tolstoys drifts in space during the Cold War. In the siege of Sarajevo, a bear starving to death tells a […]

Interview – Robert Edeson, author of The Weaver Fish

The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson

Today we welcome Robert Edeson, Aussie author of The Weaver Fish to Booklover Book Reviews. Cambridge linguist Edvard Tossentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird […]

Interview & Book Giveaway – Charlotte McConaghy, author of Avery

Avery by Charlotte McConaghy

Today we welcome Charlotte McConaghy, Aussie author of Avery to Booklover Book Reviews. Avery is a sweeping, romantic fantasy novel about finding the courage to love against all odds. The people of Kaya die in pairs. When one lover dies, the other does too. So it has been for thousands of years – until Ava. For […]

Book Review – CLOUDSTREET by Tim Winton

Cloudstreet by Tim Winton

< Your chance to win a copy of this book > Cloudstreet Synopsis : Two rural families – the Pickles and the Lambs – flee to the city after separate catastrophes. They find themselves sharing a great, breathing, shuddering joint called Cloudstreet, where they begin their lives again from scratch – and for twenty years, they roister and rankle, […]

Interview & Book Giveaway – Vanessa Skye, author of Bloodlines

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Today we welcome Vanessa Skye, Aussie author of Bloodlines to Booklover Book Reviews. Following the acclaimed debut of The Enemy Inside and its sequel, Broken, comes the stunning conclusion to the ‘Edge of Darkness’ series by investigative journalist Vanessa Skye, Bloodlines. Detective Alicia “Berg” Raymond is lying. She’s lying to the Chicago Police Department, to her […]