Bruny – Heather Rose

Bruny – Heather Rose

Who blew up the Bruny Bridge? From Heather Rose, the Stella-prize winning author of The Museum of Modern Love, comes her latest novel Bruny (Allen and Unwin 2019): a political satire, a fable, an allegorical tale about climate change and globalisation, about the...
The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending – Julian Barnes

There are so many great books I have somehow missed over the years and Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape 2011) is one of them (now rectified!) Awarded the Man Booker Prize that year, this slim novel is an entirely engaging account of one man’s...
In the Clearing – J.P. Pomare

In the Clearing – J.P. Pomare

J.P. Pomare’s debut crime thriller Call Me Evie was good, but his next book In the Clearing (Hachette 2020) is even better, on a whole other level. This is a truly page-turning and unputdownable story that will keep you on edge as the plot thickens, the tensions...
There Was Still Love – Favel Parrett

There Was Still Love – Favel Parrett

Favel Parrett’s much anticipated third novel There Was Still Love (Hachette 2019) is a slim, literary exploration of family, memory, sacrifice and culture. Informed by her autobiographical knowledge of her own grandparents and their stories, and her recollections of...
Darkness for Light – Emma Viskic

Darkness for Light – Emma Viskic

What a delight to return to the life of Caleb Zelic in Emma Viskic’s latest crime thriller Darkness for Light (Echo Publishing 2019), the third in the series following Resurrection Bay and And Fire Came Down. Caleb, a Private Investigator, is trying to live a quiet...