The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty

A woman finds a letter written by her husband which contains a secret that threatens to tear their lives apart. I picked this one up after reading and enjoying Big Little Lies. It’s in the same vein as BLL, written from the points of view of three very different...

The Good Widow – Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

A woman’s world is turned upside down when her husband is killed in a car crash with his girlfriend in Maui, when he was supposed to be on a business trip in Kansas. This is one of those psychological thrillers of the ‘girl’ variety, told in first person present...

The Anonymous Source – A.C. Fuller

A journalist chases a story to prove one man’s innocence and another man’s guilt, even though it may cost him his job and possibly his life. This was a very well written, fast-paced thriller with great characters and an interesting story. Set with 9/11 as a backdrop,...

Big Little Lies – Liane Moriarty

A primary school trivia night goes spectacularly wrong for a group of kindergarten parents as the lies each family tells eventually unravel and explode. I’m late to the party on this one, but I’m glad I got there in the end. This was a fantastic story, and so well...

Body Double — Tess Gerritsen

Rizzoli and Isles investigate when the identical twin sister Dr Isles never knew she had turns up dead on her doorstep. This is the fourth in the series, and I’m really enjoying them. They’re getting better as they go along, with the friendship between the two main...

Ryan Kaine: On the Run – Kerry J Donovan

An ex-Royal Marine is involved in the downing of a passenger jet, and has to right the wrong while on the run from both the good guys and the bad guys. I don’t normally go for the lone-wolf adventure tale, but this one grabbed me from the beginning and didn’t let go....

An Isolated Incident – Emily Maguire

A sister is struck with grief and a journalist finds her way after the brutal small-town murder of a local woman. This is one of the books I picked up at Adelaide Writers’ Week after hearing the author speak, and I’m glad I did. It is emotional and heart-wrenching,...

I Let You Go – Clare Mackintosh

A boy is killed in a hit and run, and the aftermath for police, victims, and perpetrators alike is emotional to say the least. I read this for a book club, and I’m quite glad I’ll get the chance to discuss it in full (with spoilers) in that forum. This is a great...

Apple Tree Yard – Louise Doughty

An unexpected sexual encounter with a mysterious man leads a married woman down a dangerous path. I picked up this book to read because I’d heard good things about the television series made from it currently screening in the UK. It hooked me right in, I had to find...