REVIEWS

Others Magazine

Crime Writer is a thrilling, more-ish novel. The premise alone could have tipped this plot into a cliché romance trope. Yet, Sheppard masterfully depicts her characters with a sense of real-worldliness. Her characters' insecurities go hand in hand with their action-packed lives, ultimately making them more honest and authentic. Add in some well-placed wit, romance and a plot twist, and I devoured this story in two days.

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Sydney Arts Guide

This is a breathlessly fast paced book... terrifically written with great quotes scattered throughout... An excellent read.

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City Hub Sydney

Such an original and absorbing novel that will surely be spoken of highly in the fiction world. A wonderful debut; an absolute pleasure to read; looking forward to what’s coming next from Sheppard.

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1079Life Radio

Crime Writer had me captured from the moment I turned the first page. The central plot is a unique concept in a genre that can often be full of tired overdone stereotypes. This novel was a refreshing change that kept me guessing from start to finish as all the best books should. Sheppard writes her characters with a quirky realism that makes the reader feel part of the story and the characters come to life. One of my favourite new authors. I would highly recommend Crime Writer if you are looking for a good read that you just can’t put down.

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Reviews By Judith

And when sh*t gets real near the ending of the story a simmering question arises, why does a crime writer write crime and, by extension, why does a crime reader read crime? What ever the answer for you, Crime Writer will scratch the itch with a pinpoint blade, explode away the cobwebs of other formulaic offerings and detonate a desire to play around in their world with a second reading.

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98Five FM

I couldn’t put it down! ...Best enjoyed curled up on a couch with a hot drink (warning: several hot drinks may be required if you’re anything like me and can’t stop reading it!).

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3D Radio

Dime Sheppard’s story is equal parts detective thriller and meta giggle-fest...impeccably literary; beautifully written and self-aware. I’ve never read anything like it.

This is an extraordinarily good and challenging debut.

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