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Have you read our Book of the Month?

Our February Book of the Month, The Golden Child, is flying off the shelf,

and is one of our hottest reads this year! Have you picked up a copy yet?


golden kid"But now she must rethink everything. Because if good children are proof of good parenting, then what about bad children?"

The Golden Child is a clever and original depiction of family life in all its fragility. Wendy James leads her audience as if blindfolded through a complex tale of tenuous friendships, parental expectation and ignorance. Just when you think you've successfully navigated this surprisingly honest and at times brutal portrayal of bullying and harassment, James removes the blindfold leaving us even more in the dark about what drives these complex characters. Slightly darker than Liane Moriarty's novels but one her readers will also enjoy. -Nola,  QBD Fountain Gate

I settled down to read The Golden Child, and before I knew it, I was 100 pages in  and thoroughly invested in the story. Wendy James has written a sharp, clever, and engaging story, with an unnerving plot. I particularly love her snark when writing the comments on Beth's online alter-ego's blog - there are definitely a few recognisable commenters in there! - Maddie, QBD Toombul

QBD’s February Book of the Month: Wendy James’ The Golden Child!

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The Golden Child is a compelling domestic thriller that will keep you up all night, turning the pages with anticipation! The story cleverly weaves in multiple perspectives and examines the complexities of parenting in the digital age with confronting candor. Wendy James delves into the world of cyber-bullying with revelations throughout the chapters that had me gasping in shock. It will have you asking yourself if you can ever truly know someone, even your own child.
If you are a fan of Liane Moriarty, you simply can't miss out on this riveting read!

- Ellie, QBD Darwin

Our Tasty Book of The Month: The Chocolate Tin!

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Fiona McIntosh's riveting new novel, The Chocolate Tin, is a story about Alexandra Frobisher, a modern thinking woman who has the hopes and dreams to break free society's rigid ways, make a career in England's famous chocolate-making town of York and marry the one she loves. From the battlefields of northern France to  her hometown of York, Alexandra finds herself riddled in a heartbreaking and beautiful story of love and loss.

With a unique blend of historical romance, intrigue and captivating mystery, this truly moving story will bewitch anyone and everyone. Fiona McIntosh's writing will allure the mind, ensnare the senses and seduce the heart. The Chocolate Tin is an authentically compelling story that you should never pass the opportunity to read.

– Bronte, QBD Runaway Bay

Leave Me: Our September Book of the Month

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Leave Me is a story of the pressures of motherhood. The pressures put on us by others, but more specifically the pressures we put ourselves.

Maribeth Klein finds herself in the position most mothers’ do, she has to juggle it all: work, friends, a husband and kids. But when she almost dies of a heart attack, her life is turned upside down.

The first thing I thought to myself when I heard about this story was I’m not sure I could like a story about a mother leaving her kids. But I was wrong. While this is the key plot line, it is only the beginning.

This story starts with Maribeth’s narrow perspective fuelled by stress, pain and selfishness. But as Maribeth reflects on memories and tries to reconnect with her husband, you learn more about her and her loved ones. As Maribeth learns to see past her anger and her own opinions, you start to see the situation from others' perspectives.

Gayle Forman will toy with your emotions in this story about the mistakes we make when emotions run high and we can’t see past ourselves, when we forget to appreciate and communicate with the ones we love.

An easy read to get lost in these school holidays.

Shari Lapena’s Couple Next Door

Our August Book of The Month is a thriller full of twists and turns! 

9780593077399bookbookAnne & Marco Conti leave their 6 month baby home alone to attend a party next door after their babysitter cancels on them. Shocked?...That's only the beginning!
What follows is a web of deceit that is so twisted and enthralling that you'll find it hard to put down. Nothing is as it seems in picture perfect suburbia and the surprises just keep on coming.

'The Couple Next Door' is well written, thrilling and keeps you captive on it's emotional roller coaster from beginning to the very last page.
It is filled with wealth, betrayal, affairs, nasty characters & lies, lies, lies.
The spectacular final twist gives this domestic thriller a truly frightening edge that left me reeling!

~ Rose, QBD Chermside