Series Review – Whisper & Weapon Duology

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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Book Review – Run Away

By Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben’s standalone thriller features his signature twists and turns with two seemingly unrelated plotlines coming together with devastating consequences. His characterisation and prose aren’t as strong as usual but it was a good read!

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Book Review – Taking Tom Murray Home

By Tim Slee

A well deserving winner of the 2018 Banjo Prize this book tells the story of a funeral procession. Despite the seemingly sad subject, this book is written with a warm humour. Narrated by the deceased’s son, who has a twin sister, there is rebellion, anger and frustration expressed regarding some of the current issues with rural living. As soon as I finished reading this, I put it on hold for most of my family members. I loved it.

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Book Review – Body Positive Power

By Megan Jayne Crabb

Unlearn & forget everything that advertising & the media have ever taught you about how you’re meant to look, think & feel. While reading this, prepare to feel angry at the injustice of it all – then feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders. If you want to be happy in your own skin, start here!

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Book Review – The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides

Winner of the 2019 Goodreads Mystery & Thriller category. This book was very suspenseful and ended with a huge twist that I didn’t see coming. Alicia refuses to talk after her husband was murdered but psychotherapist Theo aims to find out what really happened that night.

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