Pile by the Bed reviews Summerwater by Sarah Moss – a series of incisive linked stories set on a single, rainy day at a Scottish holiday camp.
Pile by the Bed reviews Chaos Vector by Megan O’Keefe (The Protectorate #2) – intricate, action filled space opera peopled by flawed characters and centred around an arse-kicking, wise criacking heroine.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Mother Code by Carole Stivers, a book that uses a global pandemic to explore a range of issues relating to parenthood and artificial intelligence.
Pile by the Bed reviews The First Sister by Linden Lewis, the start of a new space opera series with echoes of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Pile by the Bed reviews A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville – her fourth exploration of the early days of the colony of Sydney, this one through the eyes of Elizabeth Macarthur.
Pile by the Bed reviews Kokomo by Victoria Hannan, the blistering and often raw debut that won the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Award.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, debut science fiction that breathes new life into multiple world tropes.
Pile by the Bed reviews Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell a joyful look at the late 1960s music scene which can stand alone but has plenty of connections to other Mitchell works.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland another strong Australian rural crime debut set in the 1960s.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Night Swim by Megan Goldin – a crime novel that explores issues of sexual abuse through a current trial and a twenty five year old cold case.
Pile by the Bed reviews If I Can’t Have You by Charlotte Levin, a debut thriller involving obsession and stalking.
Pile by the Bed reviews Blacktop Wasteland by SA Cosby – a scorching debut about a conflicted ex-getaway driver.
Pile by the Bed reviews No Presetns Please by Jayant Kainini, a series of short stories set in Mumbai translated from Kannada.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Cleaner by Mark Dawson, rerelease of a title about a killer with a heart of gold that spawned a plenty of sequels.
Pile by the Bed reviews When She Was Good by Michael Robotham – the second Cyrus Haven thriller and direct sequel to Good Girl, Bad Girl.
Pile by the Bed reviews Devolution by Max Brooks a horror survival tale with sasquatch by the author of World War Z.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight a campus novel about obsession and poison.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Sandpit by Nicholas Shakespeare, a post- Cold War thriller that grapples with the complexity of modern global affairs.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman a character-based thriller based around a London cafe siege.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Constant Rabbit by British fabulist Jasper Fforde – a broad satire that takes on immigration and prejudice.