As every writer knows, putting a book out there into the world doesn’t get easier the more you do it. Every release brings with it a new wave of uncertainty and you read reviews with one eye open, breathing a huge sigh of relief when you get to the end and the book is given the thumbs up.

Reviews of course, subjective, but I’m happy to say that so far, I’ve been blown away by the fantastic reception Close To Home is getting from readers and reviewers.

So today I thought I’d share a few of those comments with you along with links to a few reviews if you would like to read them in full.

The Australian Bookshelf: 

Pamela Cook is a wonderful Australian rural writer and Close to Home dishes up exactly what I expected of this author … 

By the halfway mark I was hooked on the story and keen to know what would happen next. A strong heroine, cheeky hero, a close-knit country community and a hint of danger and suspense makes Close to Home an engaging and easy read. I’d recommend it.

Overall Rating – 4.5/5 “Fantastic!”

Read the full review here:



This is smart writing from Pamela Cook, who manages to tug at the heart strings, while keeping  the brain fully engaged.

This was my first taste of rural fiction, and it was a good one. I’ll be back for more!

Read the full review here:


Book Muster Down Under:

Having never read a Pamela Cook novel before, I was looking forward to reading another new to me Australian author and Close to Home definitely did not disappoint.
Her easy writing style and excellent sense of place drew me in while her well-developed characters and sensitively handled storylines merged into a heart-warming and heartfelt story about family, forgiveness, healing the past and hoping for the future.
5 Stars 🙂
Read the full review here:
You can find more reviews on Close To Home at Goodreads.
If you haven’t read it yet Close To Home is available in bookstores, Big W, Kmart, Target and Booktopia
Happy Reading.

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