Book Review – All Our Secrets

By Jennifer Lane - Mystery/Crime https://jenniferlane.co.nz/ All our secrets is set in a small town in Australia, Coongahoola with the Bagoola river running through it. The river children, that were born in the aftermath of the infamous River Picnic, start to go missing one after the other. Hundreds of believers (termed "the Bleeders") also turn …

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Bookstores and Expectations

I am a book lover that LOVES going into a bookstore, whether for old or new books, and looking for hours and hours at the titles. The thrill of the hunt (especially in secondhand bookstores) seem to be a draw for me to get me into the store. The only issue I have, at least …

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Are Kiwi Authors Hiding?

I just picked up a new book by Elizabeth Knox on a whim whilst out to get coffee. When I read the blurb before buying it, it stated that it was a book about journeys. It passes through London, Norfolk (my home county) and through to Auckland, New Zealand (my current home). From this and …

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Book Review – The Chalk Man

by C.J Tudor - Thriller “What shapes us is not always our achievements but our omissions. Not lies; simply the truths we don’t tell.” The story follows Eddie and his friends and alternates between his childhood experiences and adulthood relationships. It seems that events just happen one after the other with little to no breaks …

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What’s Caught My Eye

I have a mount tbr (to be read), so this post really doesn't help me, but there are sooo many good books that I wan't to read. A small novella (which is the only reason I have bought it!). "Adriane is an astronaut on an extrasolar research vessel. She and her fellow crewmates sleep between …

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Foundryside – Robert Jackson Bennett

All things have a value. Sometimes the value is paid in coin. Other times, it is paid in time and sweat. And finally, sometimes it is paid in blood. The start of a new trilogy, this is by far one of my favorite books of the year. Set in a world where the magic is …

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