Pile by the Bed reviews The Rosewater Redemption by Tade Thompson – the final stunning volume in the mind-bending Wormwood trilogy.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Wife and the Widow by Christian White, the follow up to his award winning debut The Nowhere Child and describes it as another page-turning stand alone thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews Peace by Garry Disher, the long awaited (but a little unexpected) follow up to Bitterwash Road and calls is a “masterclass in crime fiction”.
Pile by the Bed reviews Your House Will Pay the debut novel by Steph Cha that explores the ongoing echoes of 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Pile by the Bed reviews Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke (Highway 59 #2) – Insightful, atmospheric, engaging and tense.
Pile By the Bed reviews The Nickel Boys, by Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, the story of a reformatory school in Florida in the 1960s.
Pile by the Bed reviews Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry, the story of two ageing Irish gangsters and finds it to be a cross between Samuel Beckett and Quentin Tarrantino
Pile by the Bed reviews Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, a dark fantasy novel set in the very real world of the secret societies of Yale University.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Dutch House by Ann Patchett a beautifully observed book of families and coming to terms with your past.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott, a debut novel about the creation and distribution of Doctor Zhivago during the Cold War.
Pile by the Bed reviews See you at the Toxteth – a retrospective collection of the works by the Godfather of Australian crime fiction – Peter Corris
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Jade War by Fonda Lee, second book in the Green Bone trilogy.
Pile by the Bed reviews the novel version of Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke – a “stunning work of fantasy”.
Pile by the Bed reviews Fortune by Lenny Bartulin – “an original, vibrant and entertaining historical novel”
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends the new short story collection by Chris Womersley and finds it like a cross between Raymond Carver and Stephen King.
Pile by the Bed reviews Daughter of Bad Times by Rohan Wilson – a cautionary tale that tackles climate change and corporatisation
Pile by the Bed reviews Bodies of Men by Nigel Featherstone and finds it “resonant and thematically rich”.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Rosewater Insurrection by Tade Thompson (Wormwood #2).
Pile by the Bed reviews Tiamat’s Wrath by JAmes SA Corey (The Expanse #8) – another top entry in a great space opera series
Pile by the Bed reviews A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine – a strong modern space opera debut.