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