Jennifer Cameron-Smith

"Expect the Unexpected"
@ Tasmania Zoo May 2012
Top Reviewer Ranking: 14
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (699 of 756)
Location: ACT, Australia
In My Own Words:
I choose to read as much as I can.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 14 - Total Helpful Votes: 699 of 756
The Night Guest: A Novel by Fiona McFarlane
The Night Guest: A Novel by Fiona McFarlane
Elderly and widowed, living on her own in an isolated house on a beach on the east coast of Australia, Ruth Field senses a tiger prowling around her house. She rings her son Jeffrey in New Zealand to tell him. This may only be a flight of fancy, or is it a harbinger of greater danger ahead?

The next morning, a woman appears at Ruths home: My name is Frida Young, and Im here to look after you. Frida has, she says, been sent by the government as a carer to help Ruth with cleaning and cooking. Jeffrey, on the telephone from New Zealand, is wants to see the paperwork but is delighted about what he considers to be a good use of taxpayer funds.

And so Frida, who… Read more
Currawong Manor by Josephine Pennicott
Currawong Manor by Josephine Pennicott
A book has been commissioned about Currawong Manor, once the home of Rupert Partridge, a famous artist. Elizabeth Thorrington, a renowned photographer, and Ruperts granddaughter, has been invited to the house to take photographs of it and of some of the people that used to live there. The book, to be written by true crime writer and former musician Nick Cash, is intended to celebrate Rupert Partridges life, and to showcase his talents.

But theres still time to leave, my girl. Theres always a choice of path  and sometimes its wise to take the less exciting one.

But Currawong Manor, in the picturesque (Australian) Blue Mountains, with its own history and… Read more
Set in Crete, The Threshing Circle involves betrayal, kidnapping, murder, revenge and vendetta. While mostly set in 2004, this particular cycle of blood began in 1942, during the German occupation when a young woman named Marianna was murdered. In 2004, a young couple named Patrick and Eleni arrive on Crete  as tourists they say  but they seem very interested in the story of Mariannas execution. When they disappear Kirsty, the expatriate Scotswoman who runs a kafenion and who has befriended them, is concerned. Those who remember Marianna see that Eleni resembles her, and a number of them have their own reasons for not wanting to revisit the past. In a reluctant allegiance with a… Read more