Crazy Busy Guilty by Lauren Sams

Prosecco parenting quickly loses its fizz for George as baby tears and breast feeding become sobering, sleep deprived substitutes for distant memories of a bacchanalian youth. Work hard and play harder is the default mantra for those inhabiting the intoxicating media bubble but this glamorous lifestyle appears to float away from George as the innocent … Continue reading “Crazy Busy Guilty by Lauren Sams”

Into the River by Mark Brandi

A sweaty palmed universal guilt stalks the relationship of itinerant loner Bernie and Ben, an innocent child in an Outback town debilitated by an oppressive heat that appears to distort the moral compass of its insipid inhabitants. This suffocating environment appears to trigger a seemingly unexplained suicide which in turn stimulates a level of background … Continue reading “Into the River by Mark Brandi”

The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper

A dark shadow has been cast over the friendships of Lisa, Nicole and Samantha as they attempt to recreate a life changing Outback trek that has left a nightmarish imprint on their psyches. The inanimate austerity of rock and sand is occasionally lifted by the reflected light of the sea whose changing tides begin to mirror … Continue reading “The Geography of Friendship by Sally Piper”

The Truth Waits – Susanna Beard

The waves wash silently over cold flesh as time passes unnoticed; a life extinguished by violence lies unloved with distant screams falling unheard onto silent sand. The deadly discovery triggers an emotional storm whose negative energy is further polluted by the uncovering of a bullying and sociopathic criminal class living off the fear of the … Continue reading “The Truth Waits – Susanna Beard”

The Key to Flambards by Linda Newbery

Imagine the Famous Five tweeting their thoughts for the day before rambling into the countryside in search of adventure and jolly japes. The Key to Flambards manages to depict this surreal fictional jump as the nostalgic undertones of Enid Blyton seep into the Facebook generation with every turn of the sepia tinted page. The green and pleasant land of … Continue reading “The Key to Flambards by Linda Newbery”