Pile by the Bed reviews and recommends Lying Beside you by Michael Robotham the third book in his outstanding Cyrus Haven / Evie Cormack crime series
Pile by the Bed reviews Wrong Place Wrong Time by Gillian McAllister a crime novel with a time travel twist as a mother drifts back in time, reliving key moments in her life to try and discover why her son might have committed a crime.
Pile by the Bed reviews Dirt Town by Hayley Scrivenor, impressive debut rural Australian crime fiction set in the early 2000s.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Bay by Allie Reynolds – a thriller involving a group of surfers living on a remote Australian beach.
Pile by the Bed reviews Elektra by Jennifer Saint, a retelling of the lead up to, events and aftermath of the Trojan Wars from the perspectives of three female players.
Pile by the Bed reviews City on Fire by Don Wilnslow, first of a new trilogy of historical organised crime novels loosely based on Greek mythology. Recommended.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Memory Librarian and other stories from Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae, a series of co-authored connected short stories set in her ‘dirty computer’ universe.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah – debut and first of The Sandsea Trilogy set in a fantasy world based on Middle Eastern mythology. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews Under Fortunate Stars by Ren Hutchings, a science fiction debut that uses time travel and space opera tropes to great effect. Recommended
Pile by the Bed reviews Reputation by Sarah Vaughan a courtroom drama that deals with the treatment of elected officials, weaponisation of social media and the power of reputation.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Island by Adrian McKinty, a Deliverance-style survival thriller set on a remote Australian island.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan, a legal thriller set in America and based around the work of The Innocence Project.
Pile by the Bed reviews The Coast by Eleanor Limprecht a compassionate look at the residents of a quarantine facilitity for people with leprosy in Sydney in the early twentieth century.
Pile by the Bed reviews Siren Queen by Nghi Vo, a historical fantasy set in the golden age of Hollywood with a queer, Asian-American perspective.
Pile by the Bed reviews Braking Day by Adam Oyebanji a debut science fiction novel putting a new spin on the generation ship narrative.
Pile by the Bed reviews Black River by Matthew Spencer, a tense, stripped back Australian crime fiction debut set around an exclusive Sydney boys school.
Pile by the Bed reviews Australian crime fiction debut Wake by Shelley Burr, and finds that even in the crowded market of Australian rural crime there is still plenty of room for new voices.
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.