#amreading

Currently Reading - Dead Guilty (aka An Act of Reparation), Susan Godenzi

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Another from the 2015 Neddies Best First category read over the weekend.

From the Blurb:

When a battered wife disappears from a women's crisis shelter after her husband's murder, guilt-driven journo Lexie Reed, has to push the already besieged DSS Wil Saddington to help as she uncovers human trafficking of Melbourne's most vulnerable.

If her husband hadn't been murdered - would anyone have noticed she was missing?

Currently Reading - The Murder of Allison Baden-Clay, David Murray

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Another from the 2015 Neddies Submission List - this time the True Crime section.

From the Blurb:

How did a father with no criminal history come to be on trial for the brutal murder of his wife? All marriages have their secrets. Things started to unravel for Gerard Baden-Clay the night his wife Allison vanished. Within days everything private would become public.

Currently Reading - The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish, Dido Butterworth (Tim Flannery)

This weekend we did the unexpected (and appreciated) thing of taking a day off from everything but the bare essentials "on the farm" and read. A whole day reading. Bliss.

From the Blurb:

It’s 1932, and the Venus Island fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in the museum in Sydney. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss.

Currently Reading - Double Exposure, Kat Clay

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From Crime Factory Publications, started this last night and it's dark, brutal and fascinating, with just a hint of something odd going on :)

From the Blurb:

1948 Portvieux City. A scandal photographer shoots a brutally murdered woman through his lens.

But only he can see her.

As the Photographer uncovers the truth about the invisible woman, he delves into the seedy city, where a missing photographer leaves a legacy of lust, and the border between dreams and reality slowly dissolves like a negative in acid.

Currently Reading - Nest, Inga Simpson

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Another from my quest to read all nominees this year :)

From the Blurb:

Once an artist and teacher, Jen now spends her time watching the birds around her house and tending her lush sub-tropical garden near the small town where she grew up. The only person she sees regularly is Henry, who comes after school for drawing lessons.

Currently Reading - Wrath, Anne Davis

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A young adult book, written from the viewpoint of Luca, a young man found guilty of murdering his mother and stepfather when he was 13 years old.

From the Blurb:

Based on a real-life story where a 24-year-old Tennessee man was executed for murdering his mother and stepfather when he was 13.

He had been on drugs and had access to a gun.