Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Deborah Cook
398 followers -
Writer, blogger & social media fiend. In the midst of a metamorphosis!
Writer, blogger & social media fiend. In the midst of a metamorphosis!

398 followers
About
Deborah's posts

Post has attachment
This debut novel by Sarah Bailey had arrived but was still on my ‘to-read’ list when I started seeing it popping up on social media. I was intrigued by the buzz so got to it as soon as I could… and discovered the buzz was warranted.

Post has attachment
I usually shy away from historical fiction, although have made a few exceptions in recent times. I also find that I can cope with novels unfolding in two timeframes, commonly adopted in Kate Morton’s books for example. The latest novel by Brisbane-based…

Post has attachment
Megan Goldin is a former foreign correspondent, reporting on war and terrorism. She’s now back in her hometown of Melbourne penning fiction and The Girl in Kellers Way, her debut novel is set in small-town America and firmly fits into the very popular…

Post has attachment
For reasons unknown I’ve not read Eliza Henry-Jones’ first novel… the very popular and highly praised In the Quiet, but I read an essay by the Yarra Valley-dwelling writer last year in Rebellious Daughters and was excited to receive her latest novel… the…

Post has attachment
The Liar by Steve Cavanagh is the THIRD excellent legal thriller I’ve read in the last few months. In my reviews of both A Criminal Defense by William L Myers Jnr and Say Nothing by Brad Parks, I commented on the fact it’d been a while since I’d read any…

Post has attachment
I didn’t realise until I picked this book up that it was a translation. I had some bad experiences with translated books a few years ago and have pretty much stayed away ever since – which I know is very close-minded and English-centric of me. I can’t…

Post has attachment
I know this will surprise those who are aware of my love of mysteries and thrillers resplendent with twists and turns; however… I would have been happy if this book by Dennis Lehane would have continued with the interesting backstory / character study of…

Post has attachment
I don’t read a lot of contemporary fiction that doesn’t involve serial killers or murder and mayhem. I am however, expanding my reading repertoire and enjoying more Australian literature and general fiction. I think I’d expected JD Barrett’s The Song of…

Post has attachment
Fans of Linwood Barclay may remember his recent trilogy, set in Promise Falls. I loved the first instalment (Broken Promise) struggled just a little with the second (Far From True), but enjoyed the third (The Twenty-Three) more. It did however, end with a…

Post has attachment
For reasons unknown this book wasn’t on my radar when it was released in Australia in 2016. Like many I’d loved Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project, but was not quite as enamoured with the sequel, The Rosie Effect. It wasn’t until I mentioned I had an…
Wait while more posts are being loaded