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.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Question of Love by Hugh Mackay - a novel built on the musical approach of variations on a theme.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Years of Darkness, by Korean crime writer You-Jeong Jeong, her second to be be translated into English.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Suicide House by Charlie Donlea (Moore and Phillips #2).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson, debut science fiction that breathes new life into multiple world tropes.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Night Whistler by Greg Woodland another strong Australian rural crime debut set in the 1960s.
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.
Pile by the Bed reviews If I Can't Have You by Charlotte Levin, a debut thriller involving obsession and stalking.
Pile by the Bed reviews Blacktop Wasteland by SA Cosby - a scorching debut about a conflicted ex-getaway driver.
Pile by the Bed reviews No Presetns Please by Jayant Kainini, a series of short stories set in Mumbai translated from Kannada.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Cleaner by Mark Dawson, rerelease of a title about a killer with a heart of gold that spawned a plenty of sequels.
Pile by the Bed reviews When She Was Good by Michael Robotham - the second Cyrus Haven thriller and direct sequel to Good Girl, Bad Girl.
Pile by the Bed reviews Devolution by Max Brooks a horror survival tale with sasquatch by the author of World War Z.
Pile by the Bed reviews Hex by Rebecca Dinerstein Knight a campus novel about obsession and poison.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Sandpit by Nicholas Shakespeare, a post- Cold War thriller that grapples with the complexity of modern global affairs.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Secrets of Strangers by Charity Norman a character-based thriller based around a London cafe siege.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Constant Rabbit by British fabulist Jasper Fforde - a broad satire that takes on immigration and prejudice.
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 Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia which true to its title is a gothic horror thriller set in the mountains of Mexico in the early 1950s.
Pile by the Bed reviews Peace Talks by Tim Finch a meditative story of love and loss.