By Alice Feeney
There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.
The main character who narrates this story is Amber Reynolds who is in a coma. It is a claustrophobic book in some ways as you are trapped with a character who can hear everyone who comes into her hospital room but can’t respond in any way. You follow her through memories and dreams as she tries to recall all the events leading up to her being in a coma. If you like twists, you will love this book.
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By Lynette Noni
What happens when the girl who chooses not to speak because she believes she is a monster, changes her mind? To be honest I didn’t have high expectations going in, I thought it was going to be yet another Hunger Games/Divergent type of thing. The books: Whisper & Weapon are an excellent and original young adult duology. There are plenty of action scenes, lots of secrets, a good number of conspiracies and more twists and turns than you can poke a stick at. This author grew up and lives in Australia so it is nice to see an Australian setting. I really enjoyed this book and I certainly didn’t see all the twists coming.
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Author of Scrublands and Silver
Chris Hammer, a former journalist, has written 2 twisty and involved mysteries in very Australian settings. One in the drought ravaged bush (Scrublands) and one on the tropical coast (Silver). I didn’t always like or agree with the main character, also a journalist, but the plots kept me reading. Excellent and I recommend them to all mystery fans.
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By T. M. Logan
The premise is really interesting and the characters are engaging. There are a huge number of twists and turn in this thriller. The only question left – Do you have a name to give?
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I think Marian Keyes is like a racier version of Maeve Binchy. Very Irish but her Walsh stories have more bite and a more contemporary take on relationships. When you try to describe them they sound like you are dealing with very depressing topics but they are deftly handled with warmth and humour.
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The incredible true story of the fractured family behind the Darrell Lea Chocolate Empire by Robert Wainwright
Even allowing for the passage of time this was a very weird and definitely fractured family. It was also the generation that oversaw the demise of the Darrell Lea chocolate and lolly empire. Succinctly written it was a very quick read. It is certainly from a different time that had very different attitudes to adopted children.
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By Emily St John Mandel
An apocalyptic novel without zombies! An excellent novel where the world population is decimated by flu. An excellent book offering a different view of the world after our world.
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