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 The Family Doctor by Debra Oswald - using crime fiction to explore some of the moral and ethical issues around domestic and family violence.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lightseekers the debut crime fiction novel by Nigerian author Femi Kayode
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Thing to Burn by Will Dean, a grim survival thriller that is based on issues of people trafficking and slavery.
Pile by the Bed reviews Prodigal Son, the sixth book in Gregg Hurwitz's compulsive (with heart) Orphan X series.
Pile by the Bed reviews Chloe Gong's fantasy debut These Violent Delights - a riff on Romeo and Juliet set in an alternative 1920s Shanghai.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Galaxy, And The Ground Within - the fourth and possibly final book in Becky Chambers' humanistic science fiction Wayfarer's series
Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Good Man by Thomas McMullen a post-apocalyptic dystopia that considers the power of crowd-sourced justice.
Pile by the Bed reviews Gallowglass by Simon Morden, a space survival story set in a climate-change affected future.
Pile by the Bed reviews another post-apocalyptic tale - Radio Life by political scientist and crime author Derek B Miller.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Open Water, the assured debut novel by British author Caleb Azuma Nelson.
Pile by the Bed review's The Arrest by American stylist Jonathan Lethem a post-apocalyptic novel that also takes on the post-apocalyptic genre .
Pile by the Bed reviews Memorial, the debut novel by Bryan Washington - a story of lost family, found family, acceptance and love.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Beach Caves by Trevor Shearston which takes readers back to the 1970s with a focus on the heightened emotions of a team of archaeologists and their students and the consequences .of their actions.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dead Letters, the new crime novel from Australian journalist Michael Brissenden involving gangs, money laundering and corruption and follow up to his domestic terrorism debut The List.
Pile by The Bed reviews Loraine Peck's debut The Second Son, a crime story set in Sydney's suburban underworld
Pile by the Bed reviews The Devils You Know the new ex-special forces lone-gun hero thriller from New Zealand author Ben Sanders
Pile by the Bed reviews Shelter the new rural thriller from multiple award winning Australian author Catherine Jinks
Pile by the Bed reviews the new psychological thriller by JP Pomare - Tell Me Lies which has made the jump from audiobook into print.
Pile by the Bed reviews The System by Ryan Gattis, a forensic and effective look at the United States justice system set in the early 1990s.
Allie Reynolds debut novel Shiver is an isolation thriller which, on that description makes it sound perfect for these Covid times. Set in a mainly deserted glacier-top ski resort before the start of the season it also draws heavily on Reynold’s own past as a freestyle snowboarder to flesh out its group of characters and their sketchy pasts. Milla is a former competitive snowboarder. Ten years have passed since a tragedy-filled season that cha...
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.
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.