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Pile by the Bed reviews The Silver Bone by Andrey Kurkov historical crime fiction with a hint of magical realism set in the chaos of Kyiv in 1919.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Appreciation by Liam Pieper a satirical look at Australian society through the eyes of a formerly successful, egotistical arist who finds his popularity waning.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends James by Percival Everett a reimagining and recontextualizing of Huckleberry Finn.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Inside Threat by Matthew Quirk (author of The Night Agent) a high level thriller involving an attempted coup within the White House.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Fervour by Toby Lloyd a book that tries to tackle some of the conundrums of modern Jewish life through the lens of a fractured London family.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Day One by Abigail Dean a disturbing, thrilling and complex reimagining of the Sandy Hook massacre set in a small village in the UK.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Everyone Who Can Forgive Me is Dead by Jenny Hollander a debut thriller exploring the aftermath of a campus crime.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Black Wolf by Juan Gómez-Jurado the second compelling book in his Antionia Scott and Jon Gutiérrez Red Queen thriller trilogy.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Sanctuary the new book from multi-award winning Australian crime writer Garry Disher centred around a thief called Grace hiding out in the Adelaide Hills.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Principle of Moments by Esmie Jikiemi-Pearson a science fiction/ fantasy debut for young adults that wears its influences on its sleeve.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Floating Hotel by Grace Curtis a found family tale of the staff of a luxury space hotel with a dark edge.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Mars House by Natasha Pulley a science fiction story revolving around immigration to a martian colony but distinguished by Pulley's use of her signature characters and tropes.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Call by Gavin Strawhan, dark and atmospheric debut New Zealand crime fiction and winner of the Allen and Unwin crime fiction award

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Pile by the Bed reviews Pheasants Nest by Louise Milligan a thriller involving a woman kidnapped off the streets of Melbourne and the people in and around the investigation.

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Pile By The Bed reviews and recommends Devil's Kitchen by Candice Fox a page turning thriller about a corrupt gang of firefighters.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Gogmagog by Jeff Noon and steve Beard a wild steampunk new weird fantasy novel that takes readers on a dangerous tour along a haunted river.

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown, debut fantasy that delivers what it says on the cover - a book that can literally open doors to anywhere - and the story of the woman who comes to possess it.

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Pile by the Bed reviews What Happened to Nina? by Dervla McTiernan a thriller that explores society's fascination with true crime and the potentially toxic role of social media.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Your Utopia a series of "engagingly creepy" stories from South Korean author Bora Chung

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Pile by the Bed reviews Happiness Falls by Angie Kim a crime novel that has much more on its mind including working with neurodiverse children and what it means to be happy.

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Appreciation by Liam Pieper
Literature , Review / 19/04/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Appreciation by Liam Pieper a satirical look at Australian society through the eyes of a formerly successful, egotistical arist who finds his popularity waning.

Fervour by Toby Lloyd
Literature , Review / 15/04/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Fervour by Toby Lloyd a book that tries to tackle some of the conundrums of modern Jewish life through the lens of a fractured London family.

Sanctuary by Garry Disher
Crime , Recommended , Review / 08/04/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Sanctuary the new book from multi-award winning Australian crime writer Garry Disher centred around a thief called Grace hiding out in the Adelaide Hills.

The Mars House by Natasha Pulley
Review , Science Fiction / 02/04/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Mars House by Natasha Pulley a science fiction story revolving around immigration to a martian colony but distinguished by Pulley's use of her signature characters and tropes.

The Call by Gavin Strawhan
Crime , Review / 28/03/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Call by Gavin Strawhan, dark and atmospheric debut New Zealand crime fiction and winner of the Allen and Unwin crime fiction award

The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown
Fantasy , Review / 20/03/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews The Book of Doors by Gareth Brown, debut fantasy that delivers what it says on the cover - a book that can literally open doors to anywhere - and the story of the woman who comes to possess it.

Happiness Falls by Angie Kim
Crime , Review / 13/03/2024

Pile by the Bed reviews Happiness Falls by Angie Kim a crime novel that has much more on its mind including working with neurodiverse children and what it means to be happy.