Pile by the Bed reviews Olga by Bernhard Schlink, a novel which explores Germany in the Twentieth Century through the eyes of one woman.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lightseekers the debut crime fiction novel by Nigerian author Femi Kayode
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean, a grim survival thriller that is based on issues of people trafficking and slavery.
Pile by the Bed reviews Prodigal Son, the sixth book in Gregg Hurwitz's compulsive (with heart) Orphan X series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Chloe Gong's fantasy debut These Violent Delights - a riff on Romeo and Juliet set in an alternative 1920s Shanghai.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Galaxy, And The Ground Within - the fourth and possibly final book in Becky Chambers' humanistic science fiction Wayfarer's series
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Good Man by Thomas McMullen a post-apocalyptic dystopia that considers the power of crowd-sourced justice.
Pile by the Bed reviews Gallowglass by Simon Morden, a space survival story set in a climate-change affected future.
Pile by the Bed reviews another post-apocalyptic tale - Radio Life by political scientist and crime author Derek B Miller.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Open Water, the assured debut novel by British author Caleb Azuma Nelson.
Pile by the Bed review's The Arrest by American stylist Jonathan Lethem a post-apocalyptic novel that also takes on the post-apocalyptic genre .
Pile by the Bed reviews Memorial, the debut novel by Bryan Washington - a story of lost family, found family, acceptance and love.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Beach Caves by Trevor Shearston which takes readers back to the 1970s with a focus on the heightened emotions of a team of archaeologists and their students and the consequences .of their actions.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dead Letters, the new crime novel from Australian journalist Michael Brissenden involving gangs, money laundering and corruption and follow up to his domestic terrorism debut The List.
Pile by The Bed reviews Loraine Peck's debut The Second Son, a crime story set in Sydney's suburban underworld
Pile by the Bed reviews The Devils You Know the new ex-special forces lone-gun hero thriller from New Zealand author Ben Sanders
Pile by the Bed reviews Shelter the new rural thriller from multiple award winning Australian author Catherine Jinks
Pile by the Bed reviews the new psychological thriller by JP Pomare - Tell Me Lies which has made the jump from audiobook into print.
Pile by the Bed reviews The System by Ryan Gattis, a forensic and effective look at the United States justice system set in the early 1990s.
Allie Reynolds debut novel Shiver is an isolation thriller which, on that description makes it sound perfect for these Covid times. Set in a mainly deserted glacier-top ski resort before the start of the season it also draws heavily on Reynold’s own past as a freestyle snowboarder to flesh out its group of characters and their sketchy pasts. Milla is a former competitive snowboarder. Ten years have passed since a tragedy-filled season that cha...
Pile by the Bed Reviews Clair Whitfield's debut crime novel People of Abandoned Character, a Jack the Ripper-adjacent novel centred around an abusive relationship.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Stranger Times a new comic urban fantasy set in Manchester by CK McDonnell
Pile by the Bed reviews Trickster, the TV adaptation of the book Son of a Trickster by Eden Robinson. A coming of age story set in Northern Canada and steeping in indigenous mythology.
A pre-apocalypse, the labyrinth, an Australian drought, the US gold rush from a new perspective and an ode to our relationship with trees form Pile by the Bed's Top 5 reads for 2020, together with six just as interesting and engaging honourable mentions.
Pile by the Bed's top 5 crime fiction novels for 2020 and 6 equally worthy honourable mentions. So overall a top 11 for the year.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hideout, the third book in Jack Heath's Timothy Blake series. Another strong entry in this dark crime series.
Pile By the Bed's top 5 science fiction books for 2020 and 5 honourable mentions (so actually a top 10).
Pile by the Bed's top 5 (okay, 6) fantasy novels for 2020 and four honourable mentions.
Pile by the Bed reviews season one of Truth Seekers, the new horror comedy series from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.
Pile by the Bed reviews White Throat by Sarah Thornton (Clementine Jones #2) - another fast paced Australian crime thriller featuring Thornton's flawed but engaging heroine.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sara Sligar's debut Take Me Apart, a book that is part mystery, part thriller, part exploration of the world of art.
Pile By the Bed reviews The Queen's Gambit, a Netflix series directed by Scott Frank and starring Anya Taylor-Joy as chess prodigy Beth Harmon.
Pile by bthe Bed reviews From A Certain Point of View: The Empire Strikes Back - forty short stories celebrating the 40th anniversary of arguably the best of the Star Wars films.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Hollow Empire the second in Australian author Sam Hawke's Poison War fantasy series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Nophek Gloss (Graven #1), the debut space opera by Essae Hansen featuring a super soldier and a found family of misfits.
Pile by the Bed reviews Reproduction the first novel by Canadian poet Ian Williams which explores human relationships and the intersect between biological and found families.
Pile by the Bed Reviews House of Earth and Blood, the first book in Sarah J Maas's new Crescent City urban fantasy series.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton, a rollicking historical crime novel with possible supernatural elements and a tip of the hat to Sherlock Holmes.
Pile by the Bed reviews Consolation, the third book in Garry Disher's Paul Hirschhausen series of Australian rural crime procedurals.