A good week for mail! (Well, most of these were received on the same day, but it was still fun!) Not shown is my most prized possession of 2020 – The Killers’ new album, Imploding the Mirage. Worth checking out as it is pure joy.
Bluebird by Malcolm Knox (available 1st September) arrived thanks to Allen & Unwin. It’s a story about a house on an Aussie beach and how everyone inside (just like the house) is falling apart. Gordon has no money to fix the crumbling Lodge but wants to hang on to his past. His wife wants to leave him, his son wants to save him and the family matriarch has them all trapped for their own good. Change is on the way and the secrets and lies can’t save them.
The Doctor Who Fooled the World by Brian Deer (also available 1st September)came from Scribe. This is the story of Andrew Wakefield, who reported a link between the measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, dawning the beginning of the anti-vaccination movement. But a reporter isn’t so sure and starts an investigation which discovers cover-ups, lawsuits, flawed research and secret schemes.
The Bush Telegraph by Fiona McArthur (another one for 1st September) is set in a small Aussie outback town. Maddie has come back to run the medical centre, as well as face her past. But everything has changed and not for the better. Connor has moved back to the area for a quieter life, but his brother and son are stopping that from happening. The only bright spot is Maddie, but the bush telegraph is sending a warning… Thanks to Penguin for the copy, you can find my review here next month.
The Book of Hidden Wonders by Polly Crosby arrived from Harlequin. Romilly doesn’t know much about her past, but that’s okay. Then her father finds fame and money with his children’s books, where Romilly is the main character. Her father starts to become suspicious of the world and Romilly starts to read his books and discovers that inside them, the truth is hidden.
House of Correction by Nicci French (available 2nd September) came thanks to Simon & Schuster. Tabitha has been suspected of murdering her former teacher, but she didn’t do it. Yet her life is being picked apart and she has no memories of that day. Then she starts to remember her childhood…what if Tabitha isn’t who she thought she was?
To see other books received/bought this week across the world, drop by the Mailbox Monday blog for links to everyone’s mailbox goodies.
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