Pile by the Bed reviews The Question of Love by Hugh Mackay - a novel built on the musical approach of variations on a theme.
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.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Worst of All Possible Worlds, the last book in Alex White's propulsive Salvagers trilogy.
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.
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.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews Phoenix Extravagant by Yoon Ha Lee a fantasy novel based in Korean mythology and history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Kingdom - the new standalone rural Scandinavian-noir thriller from Norwegian crime fiction powerhouse Jo Nesbo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews Why Visit America by Matthew Baker a series of speculative short stories each set in a different alternate America.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends the long awaited new fantasy novel by Susanna Clarke, Piranesi and finds it to be a gem of modern fantasy that was well worth the wait.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews the very British crime debut The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman, featuring a group of unstoppable retiree amateur detectives.
Pile by the Bed reviews the debut thriller The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle, a thriller featuring almost identical twins and plenty of twists and turns.
Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Years of Darkness, by Korean crime writer You-Jeong Jeong, her second to be be translated into English.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea (Moore and Phillips #2).
Pile by the Bed reviews Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson, once again featuring Jack Quick, this time trying to solve a seemingly impossible crime.
Pile by the Bed reviews If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha, a book which explores the lives of a group of young women in present day Seoul and the influence of the celebrity industry on their choices. Recommended
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.