Book Haul – 14 August 2022

I have been having an absolutely fantastic couple of weeks for books, as I have been lucky enough to receive several incredible and amazing new novels from some of my local publishers.  These novels include some truly awesome new releases, several of which I have been eagerly awaiting for some time.  I am extremely keen to check out all of the books below and they should make for some amazing reads.

Call of Empire by Peter Watt

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I was very happy this week to receive an advanced copy of Call of Empire by Peter Watt, the latest Colonial novel from one of Australia’s best historical fiction authors. Call of Empire will continue the storylines from the action-packed The Queen’s Colonial, The Queen’s Tiger, The Queen’s Captain and The Colonial’s Son, and should lead to some awesome moments.  In particular, Call of Empire is going to take the reader on an intriguing dive into the Boer War, which I am very curious to see.

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Notorious Sorcerer by Davinia Evans

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The next book I recently received is one of the more intriguing fantasy debuts of 2022, Notorious Sorcerer by Davinia Evans.  This outstanding sounding novel is set in a city where magic is outlawed and follows a brilliant young protagonist who commits an act of impossible magic in front of everyone and then gets drafted into a desperate search to save the city that hates him.  I love the fantastic sounding plot of this book and I have feeling this is going to turn out to be an excellent and captivating read.

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The Pride by Tony Park

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One of Australia’s most distinctive thriller authors, Tony Park, returns with another high-octane book set in the wilds of Africa with The Pride. This latest book sees Park’s recuring protagonist, Sonja Kurtz, tangle with a group of deadly poachers after her daughter is attacked, which forces her to survive against Africa’s underworld. I always deeply enjoy Park’s outstanding thrillers, especially as they contain some fascinating looks at poaching and other social issues in Africa, and The Pride sounds particularly good.  If The Pride is anything like Park’s recent novels, Blood Trail, Last Survivor or Scent of Fear, I know I will have an amazing time reading it.

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The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark

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One of the most interesting and compelling sounding novels that I recently received was The Lies I Tell by Julie Clark.  This book pits two women against each other, a notorious and secretive con-woman and one of her victims, in a powerful and intense battle for survival and revenge.  I have a lot of interest in this impressive plot, and I will hopefully dive into The Lies I Tell soon.

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The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre by Natasha Lester

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I was also quite happy to receive an advanced copy of the captivating historical drama, The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre by Natasha Lester.  I got really caught up in Lester’s 2021 release, The Riviera House, and I am quite curious to see what happens in her next book.  The Three Lives of Alix St Pierre is set around World War II and tells the tale of a brilliant young PR agent who is drafted into the war as a spy to turn a Nazi agent, only to have her life changed forever. This sounds liked a deeply compelling and powerful read and I have no doubt that many tragedies and betrayals are on the horizon.

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Do No Harm by Robert Pobi

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I have also received a copy of the new Robert Pobi thriller, Do No Harm, which sounds extremely fun.  Pobi’s thrillers follow an astrophysicist turned FBI agent who investigates a series of unique crimes.  Do No Harm will see him dragged into a deadly case when he notices that way too many New York doctors are dying in mysterious circumstances.  I am really intrigued by Do No Harm’s compelling and distinctive premise, and I have no doubt I am going to have a blast getting through it.

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The French Agent by Belinda Alexandra

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Another great historical drama set in the aftermath of World War II, The French Agent is the latest book from acclaimed author Australian author Belinda Alexandra, and I am very curious to check it out.  The French Agent will follow two very different women in 1946 who find their lives drawn together in terrible circumstances when the hunt for a war criminal uncovers dark secrets.  A fantastic combination of spy thriller and personal drama, The French Agent should be a great read and I can’t wait to check it out.

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Chrysalis by Lincoln Child

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I was very happy to receive a copy of Chrysalis by bestselling thriller author Lincoln Child, as it sounds like such an epic book.  This new book will follow an enigmalogist (investigator of unexplained things) as he attempts to uncover a mystery and dangerous issue occurring the heart of a massive tech company.  Chrysalis has a particularly intriguing plot and I have a feeling that this cool thriller is going to be one of the more unique reads of the year.

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The Paris Mystery by Kirsty Manning

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The final book I recently received is The Paris Mystery by Australian author Kirsty Manning.  Set in pre-World War II Paris, The Paris Mystery will follow an Australian journalist who gets caught up in the glamour of Paris life while also investigating a deadly murder.  The start of a new crime fiction series by Manning, I look forward to seeing how The Paris Mystery unfolds and I am sure I am going to have a wonderful time with it.

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Well that’s the end of this latest Book Haul post.  As you can see I have quite a bit of reading to do at the moment thanks to all these awesome books that have come in.  Let me know which of the above you are most interested in and make sure to check back in a few weeks to see my reviews of them.

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