Pile by the Bed reviews The Other Side of Her by BM Carroll a domestic thriller partly based on her own experiences as an Irish backbackeroin Australia.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Fall Between by Darcy Tindale. Debut Australian rural crime fiction set in the Hunter Valley.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dying to Know by Rae Cairns, a standalone thriller follow up to her Ned Kelly Award shortlisted debut The Good Mother.
Pile by the Bed reviews Naked Ambition by Robert Gott a comedy that skewers Australian values and views that revolves around a naked portrait of a politician
Pile by the Bed reviews The Half Brother by Christine Keighery a horror-tinged psychological thriller that explores the issue of nature versus nurture.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Double Bind by Lorraine Peck, organised crime follow up to her Ned Kelly Award winning debut The Second Son.
Pile by the Bed reviews How to Kill a Client by Joanna Jenkins an Australian crime debut that takes on toxic masculinity in the boardroom and beyond.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Therapist by Hugh Mackay, a humanist and compassionate look at what goes on behind the psychologist’s door.
Pile by the Bed reviews Judgement Day by Mali Waugh, debut Australian crime fiction that takes readers behind the scenes of the Australian Family Court.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Death of John Lacey by Ben Hobson a mythbusting reimagining of the Australian gold rush which focusses on the violence and dispossession that accompanied it.
Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Return to Valetto by Dominic Smith set in a dying Italian town, peopled with fascinating characters and lifted by luminous prose.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Sun Walks Down by Fiona McFarlane, a multi-character look at colonial South Australia set around the search for a missing boy in the Flinders Ranges.
Pile by the Bed reviews Taken by Dinuka McKenzie, Australian rural crime fiction once again featuring Detective Kate Miles in the follow up to McKenzie’s debut The Torrent.
Pile by the Bed reviews Wild Card by Simon Rowell, follow up to The Long Game featuring detective Zoe Meyer and her service dog Harry.
Pile by the Bed reviews Locked Ward by Anne Buist, the fourth in her crime fiction series centred around foresnic psychologist Natalie King.
Pile by the Bed reviews An Afterlife for Rosemary Lamb – a rural Australian crime fiction debut in which the crime is used as a catalyst to explore the relationship of three very different women.
Pile by the Bed reviews Song of the Sun God by Shankari Chandran the story of a Hindu family living through the modern history of Sri Lanka.
Pile by the Bed reviews Seven Sisters by Katherine Kovacic dealing with the issue of domestic violence through the lens of a revenge fantasy,
Pile by the Bed reviews Headcase, the fourth book in Jack Heath’s entertaining and compulsive Timothy Blake series of crime thrillers.
Pile by the Bed reviews A Brief Affair, the fifteenth novel by twice Miles Franklin award winning Australian autho Alex Miller that asks deep questions about personal change and growth.