The Rain Heron

14 July 2020 | By Robbie Arnott | Filed in: australia.

Ren lives alone on the remote frontier of a country devastated by a coup High on the forested slopes, she survives by hunting and trading and forgetting n nBut when a young soldier comes to the mountains in search of a local myth, Ren is inexorably drawn into her impossible mission As their lives e

After Australia

14 July 2020 | By Michael Mohammed Ahmad | Filed in: australia.

Climate catastrophe, police brutality, white genocide, totalitarian rule and the erasure of black history provide the backdrop for stories of love, courage and hope n nIn this unflinching new anthology, twelve of Australia s most daring Indigenous writers and writers of colour provide a glimpse of Au

Nine Perfect Strangers

14 July 2020 | By Liane Moriarty | Filed in: australia.

Could ten days at a health resort really change you forever n nThese nine perfect strangers are about to find out n nNine people gather at a remote health resort Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can t even admit to themselves Amid

The Mother-in-Law

14 July 2020 | By Sally Hepworth | Filed in: australia.

A twisty, compelling novel about one woman s complicated relationship with her mother in law that ends in murder n nFrom the moment Lucy met her husband s mother, Diana, she was kept at arm s length Diana was exquisitely polite, and properly friendly, but Lucy knew that she was not what Diana envi

The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)

14 July 2020 | By Jane Harper | Filed in: australia.

A small town hides big secrets in this atmospheric, page turning debut mystery by award winning author Jane Harper.In the grip of the worst drought in a century, the farming community of Kiewarra is facing life and death choices daily when three members of a local family are found brutally slain nFe

Hush Hush (Detective Harriet Blue, #4)

14 July 2020 | By James Patterson | Filed in: australia.

Harriet Blue used to be a detective Now she s inmate 3329.Prison is a dangerous place for a former cop as Harriet Blue is learning on a daily basis.So, following a fight for her life and a prison wide lockdown, the last person she wants to see is Deputy Police Commissioner Joe Woods The man who

Truly Madly Guilty

14 July 2020 | By Liane Moriarty | Filed in: australia.

Six responsible adults Three cute kids One small dog It s just a normal weekend What could possibly go wrong n nSam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition o

The Lost Man

14 July 2020 | By Jane Harper | Filed in: australia.

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland, in this stunning new standalone novel from New York Times bestseller Jane Harper n nThey are at the stockman s grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there But today,

Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2)

14 July 2020 | By Jane Harper | Filed in: australia.

Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along a muddy track nOnly four come out on the other side nThe hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air conditioned comfort zone and encourage teamwork and resilience At least, t

The Rosie Result (Don Tillman, #3)

14 July 2020 | By Graeme Simsion | Filed in: australia.

I was standing on one leg shucking oysters when the problems began n nDon and Rosie are back in Melbourne after a decade in New York, and they re about to face their most important project n nTheir son, Hudson, is having trouble at school his teachers say he isn t fitting in with the other kids Mean

The Dictionary of Lost Words

14 July 2020 | By Pip Williams | Filed in: australia.

In 1901, the word Bondmaid was discovered missing from the Oxford English Dictionary This is the story of the girl who stole it n nEsme is born into a world of words Motherless and irrepressibly curious, she spends her childhood in the Scriptorium , a garden shed in Oxford where her father and a

The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4)

14 July 2020 | By Lucinda Riley | Filed in: australia.

CeCe D Apli se has never felt she fitted in anywhere Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt so called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster she finds herself at breaking point Dropping out of art college

The Botanist's Daughter

14 July 2020 | By Kayte Nunn | Filed in: australia.

Discovery Desire Deception A wondrously imagined tale of two female botanists, separated by than a century, in a race to discover a life saving flower n nIn Victorian England, headstrong adventuress Elizabeth takes up her late father s quest for a rare, miraculous plant She faces a peri

Boy Swallows Universe

14 July 2020 | By Trent Dalton | Filed in: australia.

A novel of love, crime, magic, fate and coming of age, set in Brisbane s violent working class suburban fringe from one of Australia s most exciting new writers n nBrisbane, 1983 A lost father, a mute brother, a mum in jail, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crime for a babysitter.

The Wife and the Widow

14 July 2020 | By Christian White | Filed in: australia.

The second standalone thriller from the award winning author of THE NOWHERE CHILD n nSet against the backdrop of an eerie island town in the dead of winter, The Wife and The Widow is an unsettling thriller told from two perspectives Kate, a widow whose grief is compounded by what she learns about her

Tell Me Lies

14 July 2020 | By J.P. Pomare | Filed in: australia.

Listening Length 6 hours and 20 minutes n nMargot s clients all lie to her, but one lie could cost her family and freedom n nPsychologist Margot Scott has a picture perfect life a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children, and a successful career On a warm spring morning, Margot spots one o

The Weekend

14 July 2020 | By Charlotte Wood | Filed in: australia.

Winner of the 2016 Stella Prize and Prime Minister s Literary Award for Fiction for The Natural Way of Things Charlotte Wood s The Weekend, in which three friends in their 70s gather for a last weekend at the former holiday home of a mutual friend who has recently died, where they confront betrayals

The Light Between Oceans

14 July 2020 | By M.L. Stedman | Filed in: australia.

Australia, 1926 After four harrowing years fighting on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns home to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day s journey from the coast To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season and shore leaves are granted eve

In a Sunburned Country

14 July 2020 | By Bill Bryson | Filed in: australia.

A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ONE SUMMER Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller A Walk in the Woods In A Sunburned Country