Pile by the Bed reviews The Safe Place by Anna Downes a domestic thriller set on a remote luxurious estate in the South of France.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews an evocative Australian debut set in Southern Tasmania – The Octopus and I by Erin Hortle.
Pile by the Bed reviews Where Angel Fears to Tread Robert Perrier’s too-cutely named debut featuring an anti-hero hitman and dealing with corruption on the mean streets of Brisbane.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sticks and Stones by Katherine Firkin an effective debut crime thriller procedural set on Melbourne’s mean streets.
Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Lies an unreliable narrator thriller debut by Elizabeth Kay
Pile by the Bed reviews Frying Plantain the debut novel by Zalika Reid-Benta, a series of short stories which follows the life of a young girl of Jamaican descent growing up in Canada.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi, an assured and unique debut novel set in an alternate Elizabethan England.
Pile by the Bed reviews How Much of These Hills Is Gold the debut novel by C Pam Zhang which gives a new perspective on the American gold rush and the myths of the West which challenges views of race, gender and class.
Pile by the Bed reviews Saint X the debut novel by Alexis Schaitkin which uses the crime genre to explore the impact of a tragedy.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Animals in that Country by Laura Jean McKay, an idiosyncratic pandemic novel in which people affected gain the ability to understand animals.
Pile by the Bed’s 2016 review of Natasha Pulley’s steampunk fantasy debut The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Pile by the Bed reviews Mountain Road, Late at Night by Alan Rossi, a debut novel that intimately explores the aftermath of a terrible accident.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Day by Andrew Hunter Murray, a high-concept post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Smile in Sunder City by Luke Arnold, a debut, very dark urban fantasy novel – an audacious piece of world building
Pile by the Bed reviews Trail of Lightning the award winning debut novel by Rebecca Roanhorse and the first in her Navajo-inspired fantasy series The Sixth World.
Pile by the Bed reviews Your House Will Pay the debut novel by Steph Cha that explores the ongoing echoes of 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Pile by the Bed reviews Warrior of the Altaii, the previously unreleased debut novel from Wheel of Time author Robert Jordan
Pile by the Bed reviews The Burning Land, the debut novel by BBC journalist George Alagiah set in South Africa and finds it timely and engaging.