Each month, our wonderful “Channel 7 x QBD Book Club” hosts Victoria and Lee discuss an array of great books. This July, they reviewed “Heartstopper” by Alice Oseman, “Mean Baby” by Selma Blair, and MORE! To order our July picks and compare your opinion to theirs, head to the QBD Books website now.
“Stone Town” by Margaret Hickey
Aidan Sleeth has been gruesomely murdered – but it’s not him everyone is talking about. It’s Detective Natalie Whitsted. After investigating the wife of infamous crime boss “The Hook,” she has gone missing. Did she uncover something that cost her life? And why are two Homicide detectives, sent to run the Sleeth case, so obsessed with Natalie’s fate?
“Heartstopper” by Alice Oseman
This series follows Charlie and Nick. Both boys attend the same school, but they’ve never met… until one day when they’re made to sit together. They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and Nick is more interested in Charlie than either of them realised.
“Denizen” by James McKenzie Watson
This enthralling story is set on a remote property in western NSW and starts by following Parker, a nine-year-old boy. Young Parker has always feared that something is wrong with his brain, and his desperate attempts to control it seem to spark a series of deadly and devastating events. Years later when Parker returns to his hometown for a camping trip with old friends, chaos, unresolved fear, and violence erupts. Now, he must finally address the consequences of his childhood actions.
“Mean Baby” by Selma Blair
With films such as “Legally Blonde” and “Cruel Intentions” under her belt, we do not doubt that the talented Selma Blair has appeared on your screens. Over the course of this beautiful and, at times, shocking memoir, Selma lays bare her addiction to alcohol, her devotion to her brilliant and complicated mother, and the moments she flirted with death. This is a powerfully original and fiercely intelligent book that deserves a spot on your bookshelf.
“If We Were Villains” by M.L. Rio
On the day Oliver Marks is released from jail, the man who put him there is waiting at the door. Detective Colborne wants to know the truth, and after ten years, Oliver is finally ready to tell it. In this tale of loyalty and betrayal, madness and ecstasy, the players must choose what roles to play before the curtain falls.
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