Online reviews

REVIEW: JUSTINE SAIDMAN 

THE PERFECT COUPLE is Lexi Landsman’s second book and her first in this genre. It is a book filled with secrets; about the past, about relationships and about our own perceptions of events as they unfold. Landsman has chosen a beautiful setting against which to unfold this story and that adds enormous value to the plot. The characters are layered and wonderfully complex which makes for delicious winter reading. Finally, the plot itself is filled with twists and turns enough to ensure that readers keep wanting more.

REVIEW: GLAM ADELAIDE

Lexi Landsman has crafted an unsettling, suspense thriller that will keep any reader wondering what will happen next. Her writing skill and ability to engage the reader with detailed and emotive descriptions of events, led this reviewer having to deal with a personal PTSD episode before being able to continue reading. She carefully allows you to think all the details have been laid on the table and then, at an appropriate moment, pops in that one little piece of information that changes the whole perception of an event. It involves family and marital dysfunction, hidden by appearances and personal histories, egos and personalities. Everything merges to form a book which will be well received by readers who choose to travel the path with Sarah, Daniel, Emily, Marco, et al.

 

REVIEW: THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

Friends call them the perfect couple but pretty soon it’s clear that the celeb archaelogists’ marriage has more cracks than a dug-up artefact. Sarah and Marco Moretti are leading a team dig in Florence for the renowned San Gennaro necklace. Marco’s research puts them on the brink of finding it. Sarah stays back at the dig and makes a remarkable discovery – the necklace. She calls Marco, who places a scene-stealing press conference, hiding the jewel in their safe. So far, so formula, you might think. But the fiendish plot twists when the necklace disappears make this a thriller above the ordinary.

REVIEW: iBOOKS BOOK OF THE MONTH

Sydney author Lexi Landsman follows up her beloved debut, The ties that Bind, with a whip-smart domestic thriller set in Florence, Italy. Married archaeologists Sarah and Marco Moretti have spent a decade looking for the world-famous San Gennaro necklace when a car accident robs Sarah of her memories – including her discoveries of both the necklace and her husband’s infidelity. Told from the perspectives of both spouses and their two young-adult children, this pacey suspense story kept us glued to the page, eager to unravel the truth about a marriage that looks flawless from the outside.

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Q&A: BOOKTOPIAN BLOG

Lexi Landsman: “I started novel writing when I was 21 and couldn’t stop. It became an addiction, a passion – something I couldn’t not do.”

REVIEW: BOOKS AT 60

Like a good movie, a book is successful if it leaves you thinking about it for days. Lexi Landsman’s first novel, The Ties that Bind, does just that.

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Q&A: TALKING BOOKS BLOG

Today’s top post is a Q&A feature with author Lexi Landsman! Lexi discusses her debut novel ‘The Ties That Bind’, available now!

BOOK REVIEW: BOOK MUSTER DOWN UNDER

With richly drawn characters and emotions that readers can relate to, Lexi Landsman shows great promise and is an author I’d like to see more of. She has crafted a powerful and moving debut which isn’t overly sentimental and could possibly give Jodi Picoult a run for her money (without the courtroom drama). I can see this one making it onto many favourites lists for 2016, while book clubs will have a field day picking its very topical aspects apart.

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BOOK REVIEW: THE READING ROOM

Every now and then I’m totally surprised by a book, or author that I had no prior knowledge about. The Ties That Bind is one of those books that may slip under the radar but for me it was totally captivating from the first page.