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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lightseekers the debut crime fiction novel by Nigerian author Femi Kayode

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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.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Prodigal Son, the sixth book in Gregg Hurwitz's compulsive (with heart) Orphan X series.

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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.

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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

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Last Good Man by Thomas McMullen a post-apocalyptic dystopia that considers the power of crowd-sourced justice.

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Pile by the Bed reviews Gallowglass by Simon Morden, a space survival story set in a climate-change affected future.

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Pile by the Bed reviews another post-apocalyptic tale - Radio Life by political scientist and crime author Derek B Miller.

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Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Open Water, the assured debut novel by British author Caleb Azuma Nelson.

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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 .

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Pile by the Bed reviews Memorial, the debut novel by Bryan Washington - a story of lost family, found family, acceptance and love.

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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.

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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.

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Pile by The Bed reviews Loraine Peck's debut The Second Son, a crime story set in Sydney's suburban underworld

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Pile by the Bed reviews The Devils You Know the new ex-special forces lone-gun hero thriller from New Zealand author Ben Sanders

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Pile by the Bed reviews Shelter the new rural thriller from multiple award winning Australian author Catherine Jinks

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Pile by the Bed reviews the new psychological thriller by JP Pomare - Tell Me Lies which has made the jump from audiobook into print.

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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.

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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...

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Honeybee by Craig Silvey
Literature , Review / 13/11/2020

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.

The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo
Crime , Review / 19/10/2020

Pile by the Bed reviews The Kingdom - the new standalone rural Scandinavian-noir thriller from Norwegian crime fiction powerhouse Jo Nesbo.

Trust by Chris Hammer
Crime , Review / 13/10/2020

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.