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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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Pile by the Bed reviews The Question of Love by Hugh Mackay - a novel built on the musical approach of variations on a theme.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Years of Darkness, by Korean crime writer You-Jeong Jeong, her second to be be translated into English.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea (Moore and Phillips #2).

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, debut science fiction that breathes new life into multiple world tropes.

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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland another strong Australian rural crime debut set in the 1960s.

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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.

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The Bluffs by Kyle Perry
Crime , Review / 06/07/2020

Pile by the Bed reviews The Bluffs by Kyle Perry a crime fiction debut set in the wilds of Northern Tasmania featuring haunted characters with dark secrets.

Stormblood by Jeremy Szal
Review , Science Fiction / 19/06/2020

Pile by the Be reviews Stormblood - debut science fiction by Australian author Jeremy Szal. A space opera that is part military science fiction, part low-down cyberpunk adventure, part murder mystery, and part first person shooter.

Elly by Maike Wetzel
Literature , Review / 11/06/2020

Pile by the Bed reviews Elly by Maike Wetzel (translated from German by Lyn Marven) - a short, sharp, stark novel dealing with the aftermath of a child's disapperance.