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Meet Our October Book of The Month!

Jane Harper's second novel, Force of Nature, featuring Federal Police Agent Aaron Falk is a gripping crime thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat!
And luckily, it's our October Book of the Month! But we won't gush on...we'll let Jane tell you all about the book herself:

Here's what our teams around Australia are saying:

Following the phenomenal debut of her first novel, 'The Dry', Jane Harper returns with the equally well-written and suspenseful, 'Force of Nature'. Harper successfully combines the whodunit prowess of Agatha Christie with the relentlessness of the Australian Bush. 'Force of Nature' provides a fast-paced read that uses all it's characters to deliver a layered and complex example of crime-fiction. 4.5 stars. - T.S., Innaloo QBD

I loved it! Another spellbinding thriller full of suspense from Jane Harper, just like her debut novel The Dry.
Alice Russell goes missing during a team building exercise in rugged bushland, with Aaron Falk called into help solve the mystery once again. A page turner from the beginning, it kept pace but was a bit anti-climatic at the end. I'm patiently awaiting her next novel! 4 stars. - R.D., Strathpine QBD

Addictive and atmospheric, Force of Nature is suspenseful in a way you simply have to experience for yourself. Jane Harper effortlessly captures a sense of place, highlighting the dangers of the Australian bush as five women try to navigate their way out..and only four return. With a fine line between the truth and lies, and a mini-cliffhanger at the end of each chapter - I could not put it down! 4.5 stars. - E.A., Miranda QBD

Harper lives up to the hype in her highly anticipated sequel, Force of Nature. The characters, plot, and realistic setting are as superb and well-crafted as they were in her award-winning debut The Dry. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoyed Big Little Lies—the book, or the television show—anyone who read and enjoyed The Dry, and all lovers of a good-old-fashioned 'whodunit' story. 5 stars. - T.H., Browns Plains QBD

Jane Harper impresses her ever-widening readership again with this corporate-crime thriller which develops the Australian landscape into a character just as dark, secretive and brooding as the others. Police procedural continues to get its Harper makeover, Patricia Cornwell meets Liane Moriarty with Fiona Palmer standing nearby in a pair of jeans. 3.5 stars. - J.D., Doncaster QBD

Have you read The Poet?

Michael Connelly's The Poet is our April Book Of The Month! At only $12.99, it's great value!

What an experience! The Poet is a rollercoaster ride - a whole bunch of twists and turns and tiny, misleading drops that build up to the final plummet. This is a novel that kept me turning page after page, wanting to puzzle out whodunnit. I thought I was oh so clever following the hints in between the lines but boy was I wrong! A definite must read for lovers of John Grisham and David Baldacci! - Karen C., Tweed heads QBD

Say hello to our March Book of the Month!

 

Our March Book of the Month is Nicola Moriarty's biting new novel, The Fifth Letter!

85541From the back of the book: Joni, Deb, Eden and Trina try to catch up once a year for a girls' getaway. Careers, husbands and babies have pulled these old high-school friends in different directions, and the closeness they once enjoyed is increasingly elusive.

This year, in a bid to revive their intimacy they each share a secret in an anonymous letter. But the revelations are unnerving. Then a fifth letter is discovered, venting long-held grudges and murderous thoughts. But who was the author? And which of the friends should be worried?

"What fun and suspense! Nicola Moriarty does not disappoint and certainly lives up to her sister's fame. Settling down with a glass of wine and this book was definitely an evening well spent. I couldn't put it down until I had discovered all the twists and turns Moriarty could offer! As Joni, Deb, Eden, and Trina catch up on their girls getaway they each share a secret via an anonymous letter. However, the holiday takes a dark turn when a fifth letter is discovered which details long suffered hatreds and murderous thoughts. Who wrote the letter? And who does it target? This book was a funny and dark read full of bright, sparkling prose and well thought out observations about the way women relate to each other and the pressures of modern life on relationships. I was left thinking about my relationships with my friends, what secrets I keep, and what secrets they could be keeping from me. Definitely a book for lovers of Liane Moriarty or Jodi Picoult!" - Bronte, QBD Brisbane City

QBD Book of the Month: The Couple Next Door

"Everyone is faking it, pretending to be something they're not. The whole world is built on lies and deceit."

couplenextdoorA definite page turner, I read this book in a flash, probably as quickly as it took for Marco and Anne Conti's lives to change forever.

Are you ever really able to truly know a person? No matter how close you get to someone, even if you marry them, will you ever really know all about them? All of their secrets? And for that matter, how safe are we with our neighbours? What could they do if given the opportunity?

Marco and Anne have it all: a beautiful house in New York state, a new baby girl who is the apple of their eye, a good marriage and no secrets. But how good is their marriage really? Could a flirtation, a stolen kiss, send it all crumbling down?

Cynthia and Graham also have it all. They live next door to Marco and Anne in a matching house, stamped by their child-free lifestyle. They have secrets from each other and from society but does it make them better people? Cynthia thinks so, and she has grown to despise Anne for holding Marco back with a baby and her post-pregnancy state of mind.

What really sets The Couple Next Door apart is that you don't know which event will prove to be the most damaging to the careful little world we all create for ourselves. Is the story about Marco and Anne? Or is it about Cynthia and Graham? Bombshell after bombshell, I couldn't tell which would be the card that made the house fall down. With every good ingredient for a riveting thriller in place, Lapena has written a book that will keep you turning pages long into the night, and probably creep you out a little bit as well!

This one is a quick read, great for the beach (if you're lucky enough to be wintering overseas), but equally as good for curling up on the couch while we weather this weather! (see what I did there?)

 

QBD Reviews: The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

9781742613949The Husband’s Secret is a great novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty, from the very beginning I was captivated and found myself thinking about the book even when I wasn’t reading it and eager to pick it back up from where I left off at every opportunity. The Husband's Secret is a story of three women all going through their own personal issues and who hardly know each other but soon their lives intertwine. Everyone will be touched by this dark secret.

Cecelia Fitzpatrick is an extremely hard working perfectionist. She is a picture of motherhood, the perfect wife and trusted friend. Until one day it all begins to come undone when she discovers a letter from her still alive and well husband John-Paul, a letter that is only to be opened in the event of his death. What would you do? Would you go ahead and open the letter? Would you be prepared for the truth it may hold? The Husband's Secret is a thought provoking page turner about truth, loyalty, betrayal and above all love. After reading this book I will definitely be reading more by this wonderful author.

~ Alana, QBD Canelands