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When wealthy property developer Francis Tan and his family are found slain in their mansion, Cato Kwong is forced to recall a personal history that makes his investigation doubly painful. The killer is elusive and brutal, and the investigation takes Cato to Shanghai, where Cato is about to discover a whole lot more about the Chinese acquisition of Australian land.
Captain Morgan Pentland patrols the vast Australian coastline.
When Customs Agent Rafe Daniels joins her crew, she is immediately suspicious. Why is he boarding her plane when she isn't there? And why is he asking so many questions?
Here are some exciting new titles!You can find more by checking our popular fiction on the catalogue.
Iraqi aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son, triggering a perilous search for safety.In Australia, decades later, Gerry is in fear of his tyrannical father, Toohey, who has returned from the Iraq War bearing the physical and psychological scars of conflict. Meanwhile, Robbie is dealing with her own father's dementia when the past enters the present.These characters' worlds intertwine in a brilliant narrative of guilt and reckoning, trauma and survival.
Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper.
Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge, Wolverhampton, Sweden and Wales.
Meet Patience Portefeux, 53, an underpaid French-Arabic translator who specialises in police phone taps.Widowed after the death of her husband, Patience is wedged between the costs of raising her daughters and the nursing home fees for her ageing mother. She's laboured for 25 years to keep everyone's heads above water. Happening upon a revealing set of wiretaps ahead of all other authorities, Patience makes a life-altering decision that sees her intervening in the machinations of a massive drug deal and becomes "the Godmother".
Peeling apples for tartes tatin, an Ohio mother wonders how to exist in a world of distraction and fake facts, besieged by a tweet-happy president and trigger-happy neighbors, all of them oblivious to what Dupont has dumped into the rivers and what's happening at the factory farm down the interstate. A torrent of consciousness, narrated in a single sentence by a woman whose wandering thoughts are as comfortably familiar as they are heartrendingly honest, Ducks, Newburyport is a fearless indictment of our contemporary moment.
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Reading City of Girls felt like sharing a car ride with a 90-year-old who has lived an amazing life.The central character, Vivian Morris, tells her story of being exiled to New York City in 1940. She takes up residence at the Lily Playhouse where she quickly realises that life has lessons for her ... (Also available in Audiobook, eBook, large print, and traditional formats.)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviewed by Dayna
The Poppy War is an absolutely fantastic military fantasy debut.Kuang effortlessly blends historical events and Chinese mythology to create a fantastical world used to process living generational trauma and explore the complexities of war.If you like morally ambiguous protagonists, action packed storylines and dark fantasy, this is the read for you.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviewed by Taryn
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