Pile by the Bed reviews The Torrent by Dinuka McKenzie an Australian rural crime fiction debut based in a community impacted by flooding.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Book of Night by Holly Black, the first foray by the successful YA author into fantasy for more mature readers.
Pile by the Bed reviews Woman, Eating by Claire Kohda, a debut novel that uses the concept of vampirism in the context of a millennial coming of age story.
Pile by the Bed reviews Here Goes Nothing by Steve Toltz – a black comedy tackling the afterlife and a range of current social issues.
Pile by the Bed reviews Momenticon by Andrew Caldecott, the first book in a wild, weird and fun post-apocalyptic duology
Pile by the Bed reviews Abomination by Ashley Goldberg a searing debut exploring faith and extremism that takes as its background from a notrious abuse case in the Melbourne Orthodoc Jewish community.
Pile by the Bed reviews First Born by Will Dean, a twisty thriller involving one twin investigating the death of her identical sister.
Pile by the Bed reviews Booth by Karen Joy Fowler an exploration of the history of the Booth family and the circumstances that led to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Colony by Audrey Magee a lyrical novel exploring the history of Northern Ireland that transcends its allegorical nature.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Devil’s Bargain by Stella Rimington, a new stand alone espionage novel with its roots in the Cold War.
Pile by the Bed reviews Sea of Tranquility by Emily St John Mandel, a literary science fiction tale that is part auto-fiction but also wraps in characters and siutations from her last two books.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Candy House, Jennifer Egan’s companion novel to her Pulitzer Prize winner A Visit from the Goon Squad.
Pile by the Bed reviews The LAst Adventure of Constance Verity by A Lee Martinez the first in a trilogy of tongue-in-cheek fantasy/ science fiction adventure stories currently being made into a film with Awkwafina in the lead role.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends One Foot in the Fade, the third book in Luke Arnold’s fantasy meets hard boiled gumshoe Fetch Philips series.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends The Flight of the Aphrodite by SJ Morden a gritty space survival tale in which a slowly disintegrating sceintific expedition make huge discoveries around Jupiter,
Pile by the Bed reviews Metronome a by Tom Watson a claustrophobic, dystopian scenario with echoes of Waiting for Godot.
Pile by the Bed reviews Plutoshine by Lucy Kissick debut science fiction revolving around an ambitious terraforming project on Pluto.
Pile by the Bed reviews Amongst Our Weapons the ninth novel in Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Daughters of Eve an Australian crime fiction debut by Nina D Campbell which takes on issues of domestic and sexual violence.
Pile by the Bed reviews Those Who Perish, the fourth (and last?) in Emma Viskic’s award winning Caleb Zelic series.