Karen's blog

#amreading Dreaming Inside: Voices from Junee Correctional Centre Volume 4

Author Name: 

A wonderful collection of writings from a range of inmates in the Junee Correctional Centre. Heart-felt, confrontational, often extremely raw, this is the sort of collection of writings that you need to take your time with, dip in and out of, re-read and think about. More to come on this wonderful volume.

From the Press Release:

#amreading Flare-Up, Felicity Young

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

I'm an idiot and I'm now two books from different series by author Felicity Young behind. So last night I tossed a coin to decide which one comes first - Flare-Up it is, to be followed closely by A Donation of Murder.

From the Blurb:

Outback murders, dodgy thieves, organised crime and arson - a small outback community is crackling with nerves, as Cam Fraser investigates.

#amreading Only Daughter, Anna Snoekstra

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Latest from the review pile - this time for http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com

From the Blurb:

Home can be the most dangerous place of all...

In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman’s dark past becomes another’s deadly future.

In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared.

SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree - Sisters in Crime Australia's 25th Anniversary Convention

Event Information

19th November, St Kilda Town Hall, cnr Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda

Fifty leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers, publishers, and scholars debate crime in all its infamy.

Simultaneous panels and speed pitching sessions with publishers, agents and producers.

#amreading Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil, Melina Marchetta

Author Name: 

So far, I'm really liking this one...

From the Blurb:

Bashir “Bish” Ortley is a London desk cop. Almost over it. Still not dealing with the death of his son years ago, as well as the break-up of his marriage. 

Across the channel, a summer bus tour, carrying a group of English teenagers is subject to a deadly bomb attack, killing four of the passengers and injuring a handful of others. Bish’s daughter is one of those on board. 

August / September on AustCrimeFiction

August and September combined because - yep I forgot.

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Falls, B. Michael Radburn (Aust)

#amreading Cyanide Games, Richard Beasley

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

If there's two things this last bout of extreme weather has taught me - don't try to use the much vaunted SkyMuster for anything and don't think you'll get much reading done when you're running around digging trenches for water to run off.

From the Blurb:

Peter Tanner left the flashy world of commercial law following the tragic death of his wife. Now, as a criminal defence barrister, he crosses paths with some of the less desirable but wealthy members of the nation’s underbelly.

#amreading Killing Love, Rebecca Poulson

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Profoundly personal retelling of a family torn apart by a suicide and then a triple murder.

From the Blurb:

This powerful, unforgettable and uplifting story is one part wrenching family memoir, and one part inspirational journey towards healing and forgiveness – but most of all, it’s an unputdownable journey through one family’s tragedy and how they refused to let it define them.