Reviews Published

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

WAKE by Sheryll Burr

WAKE does not mean "awake". It's an acronym from an online true crimes forum. The true crime? The disappearance of a ten-year old girl, the "prettier" of the McCreery twin sisters. 

This is an atmospheric Aussie Noir, full of characters you can't help loving as you follow them through the twists and turns of their story. I can't wait to read more of this author's work. If you enjoy Jane Harper's books, this one's for you!

Confessions on the 7:45

Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger is probably one of her best thrillers to date. The blurb (see below) doesn't do it justice, for the book is much more than a domestic suspense thriller. It digs deep into issues of marriage philosophy, family ties, psychology, forgiveness, and loyalty.

The writing is masterful, the plot full of believable characters and delicious twists.

My favourite quote: "It's Martha, by the way. From the train."


Selena Murphy is commuting home on the train when she strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat. The woman introduces herself as Martha and soon confesses that she’s been stuck in an affair with her boss....