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Pile by the Bed Reviews House of Earth and Blood, the first book in Sarah J Maas's new Crescent City urban fantasy series.

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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Consolation, the third book in Garry Disher's Paul Hirschhausen series of Australian rural crime procedurals.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Honeybee by Australian Author Craig Silvey, another complex but compassionate coming of age story from the author of Jasper Jones.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Worst of All Possible Worlds, the last book in Alex White's propulsive Salvagers trilogy.

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Pile By the Bed Reviews A Deadly Education (Scholomance #1) by Naomi Novik the first in a series about a particularly dangerous and cutthroat magical academy.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Once and Future Witches by Alix E Harrow a historical fantasy that involves the women's suffrage movement and witchcraft in late 19th Century America.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Catch Me If I Fall by Barry Jonsberg, a tale for teenagers set in a future Sydney dealing with inequality, climate change and robotics.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee a fantasy novel based in Korean mythology and history.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Song of the Crocodile by Nardi Simpson, a book that follows the lives of multiple generations of an Aboriginal family living in rural NSW.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Perfect World of Miwako Sumida, by Clarissa Goenawan - a bittersweet tale involving a group young adult Japanese characters dealing with trauma.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam a scary, tough, compassionate look at a small group of people dealing with the first few hours of a global catastrophe.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Burning Island by Jock Serong, set in the early days of the colonisation of Australia and sequel to 2018's Preservation.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Kingdom - the new standalone rural Scandinavian-noir thriller from Norwegian crime fiction powerhouse Jo Nesbo.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg, a series of connected short stories that revolve around the death of a young woman at the hands of her boyfriend.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Trust by Chris Hammer - the third book in his series featuring journalist Martin Scarsden, set in a windy, corrupt Sydney.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Dead Man in Ditch (Fetch Phillips #2) by Luke Arnold, the second in his dark fantasy meets noir detective series.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Trials of Koli (The Ramparts #2) by MR Koli - returning for more adventures in a verdant, but dangerous post-apocalyptic Britain.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Why Visit America by Matthew Baker a series of speculative short stories each set in a different alternate America.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Survivors by Jane Harper, a story of crime, grief and secrets set in a small Tasmanian coastal community.

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V2 by Robert Harris
Historical , Review / 18/09/2020

Pile by the Bed reviews V2 by Robert Harris, a novel which looks at the development and use of the V2 rocket in World War 2 and the attempts to prevent V2 attacks on London.

Chaos Vector by Megan O’Keefe
Review , Science Fiction / 28/08/2020

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.

Kokomo by Victoria Hannan
Literature , Review / 17/08/2020

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.