Category Archives: Lisa Scottoline

[REVIEW] One Perfect Lie – Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline
One Perfect Lie
Macmillan St. Martin’s Griffin (US: 27th February 2018); Hachette Headline (UK: 2nd November 2017; AU: 11th January 2018)
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Heather’s a single mum with a snippy new boss. Susan’s a widow trying to raise two sons who can’t stay away from trouble. Mindy’s been fat-shamed and cheated on by her husband, and it looks like he’s up to no good again.

Meanwhile, Chris has secrets that involve their sons…

I’ve spent the past month catching up on Lisa Scottoline’s standalones, and One Perfect Lie is my favourite thus far. A thriller with plenty of family drama and suspicious characters, it’s a fast read of which I read most of the second half in one sitting. It’s a cracker!


Hachette Australia Roadshow: The Tez Edition

I recently attending the Hachette Australia Roadshow in Melbourne, which showcased upcoming books from the publisher that will be getting major publicity pushes.

I took home two books from the goody bag on offer: Karen Hamilton’s The Perfect Girlfriend and Kelly Rimmer’s Before I Let You Go. I’d heard of neither author before, but figured I’ll give these a try.

But my overall impression of the night was disappointing, because I’d hoped to hear that my favourite Hachette authors would be getting the big publicity pushes. Unfortunately, none of them were mentioned. Maybe because the night was focused on 2018 titles, perhaps?

But if you want a box hurled into the sun, you have to do it yourself. After searching through Hachette Australia’s website, I now present to you the upcoming Hachette books I’m interested in, plus a full list of Hachette authors I like – even if they don’t have anything upcoming listed on the site. Though the publication info – including covers and release dates – are for the Australian editions, I’ve included international pre-order links, so everyone can join in to support these authors and books.

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February 2016 Reads

This monthly feature came about because I can’t get my brain together to review everything. So what did I read, and what did I think of them? In case you haven’t been following my Goodreads, read on:

R. L. Stine: The Lost Girl: 2 stars
Lisa Scottoline: Look Again: 4 stars
Tess Gerritsen: Playing with Fire: 3 stars: Review
Shirley Jackson: The Sundial: 2 stars: Review

Only memorable thing: A person is covered in honey, oats thrown onto them, then pent-up starved houses are let out to EAT THE PERSON TO DEATH. No rescue from that, either.

It’s been years since I read a Lisa Scottoline book, but so glad I decided to catch up on her backlist. Probably would not recommend this to anyone who’s adopted a child. A journalist comes across an age-progressed picture of a missing child…who looks just like her son. A fast-paced twister, this is a great re-introduction to Lisa Scottoline’s storytelling. Hopefully it won’t take me as long to get to her next novel!

5 New Deals (Grace, Grant, Hirsch, Scottoline, Shepherd)

Amanda Grace‘s The Truth About Us and one unrelated untitled novel to Llewellyn Flux (NA). A 16-year-old enrolled in a college-level program has an affair with one of her professors.

Mira Grant‘s Newsflesh trilogy (Feed, Deadline, and Blackout) optioned to Rachel Olschan, producer at Electric Entertainment.

Jeff Hirsch‘s thriller Dog Soldier (2013) to Scholastic. A 16 year-old soldier abandons his post and tries to make his way home across a country torn apart by a near-future civil war, while being hunted by both sides and accompanied only by a loyal stray dog.

Lisa Scottoline‘s next three books to St. Martin’s Press (NA). Will reprise characters from the Rosato & Associates series.

Megan Shepherd‘s The Madman’s Daughter optioned to Paramount Pictures for Fake Empire.

Cat with Books

This is my cat Manny. In this particular photo he’s hanging out with Justin Gustainis‘s Black Magic Woman. But there’s also photographic evidence of him with works by authors such as Rachel Cohn, Lisa Scottoline, Faith Hunter, Mario Acevedo, Marie Brennan, Vicki Pettersson, Richelle Mead, Anya Bast and Keri Arthur.

Hope they bring a smile to your face, as well as reminding you what books you might like.

(And no, Manny’s not dead; he just ver’ sleepy 😉 )

Have a lovely day! 🙂

Tez Miller