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The Forgotten Girls
The Forgotten Girls | Sara Blaedel
Sara Blaedel--Denmark's "Queen of Crime"--brings her #1 bestseller THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS to North America. THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS Four days later, Louise Rick still had no answers. The body of an unidentified woman was discovered in a local forest. A large, unique scar on one side of her face should have made the identification easy, but nobody has reported her missing. As the new commander of the Missing Persons Department, Louise risks involving the media by releasing a photo of the victim, hoping to find someone who knew her.Louise's gamble pays off: an older woman phones to say that she recognizes the woman as Lisemette, a child she once cared for in the state mental institution many years ago. Lisemette, like the other children in the institution, was abandoned by her family and branded a "forgotten girl." But Louise soon discovers something more disturbing: Lisemette had a twin, and both girls were issued death certificates more than thirty years ago. Aided by her friend journalist Camilla Lind, Louise finds that the investigation takes a surprising and unsettling turn when it brings her closer to her childhood home. And as she uncovers more crimes that were committed--and hidden--in the forest, she is forced to confront a terrible link to her own past that has been carefully concealed.
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Clwojick
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Out of the 39 books that I read throughout the #SummersEndReadathon, only 6 of them were on my actual shelf😂 Most of these I did a combo of book and audio just to keep the timer running. My favourite of this stack has to be A Life In Parts, though I was also pleasantly surprised by The Forgotten Girls and will definitely be checking out more of that series. It was a wild week & I‘m a little sad that it‘s over, so there will have to be a repeat!

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Clwojick
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Finally home after another impromptu trip to the states. This time for Chobani Yogurt. Haha. Thanks to my insomnia last night and my walk to work this morning, I‘m already at 6 hours for day 3 of #SummersEndReadathon. I‘m going to put in a few more hours while I eat dinner, and catch up on all your awesome posts! 🐻📚

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Clwojick
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Sleepily walking to work, after another night where I was up until after 5am, listening to my audiobooks, and trying to sleep. I had to pause the tagged book though, and move to something a little lighter, cause it was getting too creepy for a bedtime audiobook 😅

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4thhouseontheleft Have you slept at all this weekend? 😲 5mo
Bookwormjillk Good idea. Hope you get some sleep tonight. 5mo
Andrew65 Do be careful you don‘t overdo it! 😬 5mo
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Clwojick @4thhouseontheleft I keep napping during the day, so I can‘t sleep at night. I used to work overnights, so once I‘m up late one day it normally takes a few days to sort it all out. I‘m going to stay busy today, and hopefully I won‘t nap again. 😀😅 5mo
TheBookHippie Oy I worked overnights from age 17-40 ...still messes me up a decade later ... good luck !!! 5mo
Nute Insomnia, mixed up days and nights...it‘s all awful especially when you know that you should be sleeping and can‘t sleep. It‘s crazy how frequently I have insomnia. What does that indicate? 5mo
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hollylynnbee
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My #Litsypartyofone included finishing a great book, so I would call that a win! 📚

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hollylynnbee
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I could not put this book down. The ending was a little rushed, but the rest of the book makes up for it. Highly recommend this for a read, but prepare yourself for emotional parts.

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hollylynnbee
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Starting my #Litsypartyofone off a little early today 😊

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hollylynnbee
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My husband with me in any book section 😊

Update: The Forgotten Girls is turning out to be great! I look forward to reading every day.

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hollylynnbee
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Finished one great book today.. let's hope this one is just as amazing! 🤞

RaimeyGallant Crossing my fingers! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
hollylynnbee Thank you so much! You guys are so sweet on here, I feel very at home! 12mo
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hollylynnbee @Eggs Thank you!! 😊 12mo
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Loric
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While this is the 7th book in the Louise Rick series, it is the first I read. While the story itself was good, it was a bit disjointed at times. Wondering if something was lost in translation. Overall the story was enjoyable and the characters were well developed. I don‘t think anything was lost in my starting at book 7. It may be worth going back and starting at the beginning to see.

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Snape_Nerd
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I did not know before I began to read this mystery thriller that it is one of many in a series. I liked the dark, somewhat gory style of writing. There was some comic relief and romance. The author is famous in Denmark and the book was translated in many different languages. Overall, it was a good beach read.

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Snape_Nerd
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#1 I really want this bookshelf. #2 I am currently stuck at work fantasizing about all the books I‘d read and stack onto said bookshelf. That is all...

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Snape_Nerd
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“she was the kind of person willing to give up sex if it meant also giving up the pressure of having to be something for someone else.” - This is my favorite quote of the book thus far. Really enjoying this summer crime thriller for my book club.

Theshadedbuffalo Welcome to Litsy! ⭐️📚 2y
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Jess7 This book looks good! Welcome to Litsy! 2y
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GoldenGirl
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Happy Mother's Day to me! I took a much-needed day off today so my husband and I went to Barmes and Noble and Olive Garden for lunch. It's so hard for me to choose books when shopping for them bc I get so overwhelmed and want ALL the books! #bookhaul #mothersday

AmyG Just seeing the book Bird Box makes my heart beat faster (from fear). Halfway through and it‘s so good. 2y
GoldenGirl @AmyG I've heard such good things abt it! I kept putting off buying it but just couldn't anymore lol 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 2y
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Teafiend
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I picked this for the popsugar reading challenge Nordic noir. It was well written, quick read Very rape-y I wish I was warned

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Thank you so very much @Cinfhen !!!! I love everything!!! Can‘t wait to use this book club journal in January!!! These books sound so good!!! So happy that we are friends!! You are such a sweet and thoughtful person!! 😘😘 Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family!!

TrishB She is exactly that 👍🏻❤️ 2y
Hollie I love all the Litsy love for each other. This is seriously the best app ever! 2y
Cinfhen Awww, thanks you guys!!! @TrishB @Hollie and Misty 😘😘😘 2y
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Cinfhen And of course love back to you & your family 🎉🎉🎉 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Hollie it really is!! 💕 2y
emilyhaldi Awesome! ✨ 2y
AmyG How lovely! ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb 😊 we have the best community!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @robinb 👍🏻👍🏻 can you see posts?? 2y
robinb @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks which posts? Sorry, just saw your other post. I had some slowness in posting earlier, but appear to be 👍 for now. (edited) 2y
Captivatedbybooks What‘s the book journal look like inside? 2y
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Caksf
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I‘ve been wanting to read this chart busting thriller by danish author Sara Blaedel since the translation to English was published last year. I‘m going to post this as a pick because it‘s a fast paced “beach read”.(pacing reminds me of Final Girls) That said, the translation is not very good. Weird use of future and past tense abound. Easy to ignore but it did frustrate me in spots.

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Meganbub
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This was only ok. Quick read. Dark and disturbing like most Scandinavian thrillers. If I didn‘t already have the next book I‘d bail on the series.

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Meganbub
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Love me some Scandinavian crime dramas. Ready to try a new (to me!) author & series!

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Ninna
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Malo Trilera :-)

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vandeblogger
The Forgotten Girls | Sara Blaedel
Mehso-so

I was drawn in right away, but less than impressed with character development, and I outright disliked the ending. This is one in a series of books with these characters, so maybe if I read others I could have some questions answered, but I'm not invested enough in the characters to do that.

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wiscobookgirl
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One of the best thrillers I have read in a while!

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JeansBookshelf
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Loved this book and its a #KindleDeal today! 😊

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jes
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Mehso-so

This book was just okay. It was very tedious and seemed to ramble on too much when it came to side plots that really had nothing to do with the real story. I am usually good at figuring out the murders are in books and movies, but I didn't see this one coming because all the babbling (maybe intentionally) kept me a bit detached and distracted. It was a book that I kept putting down and just wanted to be done with in the end. Good premise though.

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EmilyAnne
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A solid mystery pick, I enjoyed this one even though it was pretty dark. I've been having a bit of trouble concentrating lately (ahem politics), so I'm glad that this sucked me in for a bit 🤓

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azulaco
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I read this one as a serial read on Barnes & Noble Readouts, on my Nook. I liked it enough to be curious about the next book in the series, but I'm wondering if the storytelling suffers a little from translation into English. It was a quick and diverting read. Using it as F for #LitsyAtoZ, and also for Denmark in #aroundtheworldin80books.

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JoeStalksBeck
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Had a very long, very frustrating, very exhausting week at work. Finally have the day off tomorrow so this kid and I are cuddling and reading. Night Night Littens📖📚. #TeslaIsTheBestCat

UnicornMom21 I read one that has the same title but its from Alexa Steele 3y
ChasingOm Sounds like you earned it!! 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻😻 #catsofLitsy 3y
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Suet624 Well hello there! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @MrBook @kgarces21 @ChasingOm @Suet624 thanks!! Got 100 pages in in just under 2 hours and it's amazing. Great book! 3y
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JoeStalksBeck
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@BetterWorldBooks book challenge. A story that happens in the forest 🌳 😊 started this one today.

beccaeve That looks good! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @beccaeve it's fantastic so far! 3y
Thalii All her books is Good 3y
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Disis19
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I decided to pick up this book because it was Barnes & Noble's Serial Read offering for the month. I had no idea this was the 4th book in a series! That being said, I did not have any trouble, nor did it dawn on me that I was reading from the middle of a series. Please note that this book does touch on the subjects of rape & mental illness. The story drew me right in & kept me thinking about it even when I wasn't reading. Really enjoyed this one!

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sprainedbrain
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I read this for free this month on B&N Readouts, and I probably shouldn't complain about free, but...

I wanted to enjoy this book, and there are some things that were good. Up to a certain point, I had no idea who the bad guy was and how everything connected, so points for not being super predictable. On the other hand, there was also sloppy, sexist drivel and a bunch of side stories that had nothing to do with the mystery. 2 1/2 ⭐

cathysaid I've tried some by this author as well and her work just doesn't engage me. 3y
sprainedbrain @cathysaid this one sure doesn't make we want to try others. 🙁 3y
minkyb This author was on my horizon. Looks like there is no rush. 3y
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Kerouacthedog
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Aaagh. I wanted to like this so much. But after the author turned the partnership into an office romance, the rest of the book went downhill.

This upset me immensely, because it trivialized a protagonist that I was really invested in.

And then when the author implies that a brain injury is the reasoning behind a hyper sexualized violent criminal, I. WAS. OUT.

Oh well. I finished it out of spite.

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booked4life
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Loved the characters in this book! The investigation Louise Rick was heading was interesting and I didn't see the end coming. Think I'll eventually pick up the next book in the series!

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jes
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Up next...

JoeStalksBeck I have this book. Let me know what you think!❤😊📚 3y
sprainedbrain I'm reading this on B&N Readouts in daily installments this month! 3y
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booked4life
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Started this on my flight to Chicago and so far it's keeping my attention 🕵🏻‍♀️ Can't wait to see where it leads

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Latrelwhite
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Read for free, Now on Serial Reads. Barnes & Noble Readouts!

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 😊❤🙌📚🎉 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Day 12 of #ReadJanuary

Like many Littens, I have already read a LOT of books with #girlinthetitle

I'm currently reading The Forgotten Girls in daily installments on B&N Readouts, and The Girl With All the Gifts is my planned 'Girl' book for #LitsyReadingChallenge this year. 👍

CaroPi The best thing to do with the girl with all the gifts is to not know anything before reading. Awesome book 3y
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azulaco
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Currently reading as part of B&N Readouts. Enjoying it so far, it's free, and it will hit categories on numerous reading challenges for me! #winning

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Captivatedbybooks
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Started book 2 for 2017, only on the 3rd chapter but not bad so far easy read for my 🚂 commute to work. It's free on the Nook app only available till January 31st. Every month Serial Reads in the Nook App offers a free book in increments for the month.

sprainedbrain I'm reading it too! 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain its good right? I was kinda ify at first to read it 3y
sprainedbrain @Captivatedbybooks yeah, I'm enjoying it so far. 3y
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Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain i dont have anyone to talk about the book!!! Can we talk?! Im on chapter 12!!! OMGoodnessssss i almost let my beef stew dry up reading! I dont want to have to wait till tomorrow for more chapters!!!! 3y
sprainedbrain @Captivatedbybooks I know! That last chapter sort of has me reeling. Where the heck were those girls for all those years?? 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain okay so how did the lady who called in with the clue totally forget there was too girls?! Andddd 2/3 chapters a day is going to make me just buy the book for my nook! I think thats what they want people to end up doing LOL 3y
sprainedbrain @Captivatedbybooks Yes, and it's also weird that she (and I guess other people?) called the one girl by both names squished together. They do want us to buy the book. Stay strong! 😂 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain soo i didnt read that part about their name wrong!!!!! I re-read that chapter like 2 twice cause i was like wait is it lise and mette or is one mette and the other lisemette?! Smh 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain you think the twins have something to do with the other women or its a coincidence ? 3y
sprainedbrain I thought they must have something to do with the other women at first, because otherwise why include it. But then today's chapters have me confused because I don't know what they had to do with anything? Today is one of those days I wish I could read ahead! 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain unless Lise was rapped but because she's mentally handicap didnt put up a fight cause she didnt know she was being raped? 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain OMGGGGGGGGG i never would have guessed!!!!!! 3y
sprainedbrain @Captivatedbybooks ughhhhh... my app isn't working right or something! The last chapter I read was 37, and when I press 'read next' it just says loading. It's been like this for hours now and I'm dying to see what happened! How many chapters can you see? 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain its not you app my is doing the same thing! Its like they havent loaded 38 yet 😭😭😭😭😭 but what kind of sister?! Like come on you knew what he was doing and was okay with it?! 3y
sprainedbrain @Captivatedbybooks yes! That's freaking insane. I didn't see that coming at all. Do they have the other twin, then??? 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain i dunno chapter 38 still wont load either 😭😭😭 (edited) 3y
Captivatedbybooks @sprainedbrain what in the world??!!! Is the killing forest the one after the forgotten girls?! Smh im not too happy they picked a series! 3y
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Iamlisa22
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Reading this for #free #barnes&noble

sprainedbrain Me too! 👍 3y
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sprainedbrain
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Free to read this month on B&N Readouts. So far, not bad.

Reecaspieces Looks delicious 3y
Jerdencon Reading this too 3y
Peddler410 I read this ... a couple years ago. It was good. 3y
gibblr I read this a few months ago. It was ok. Interested to see what you think. 3y
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sarahgreatlove
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Wow. Just raced through this one. My first Sara Blaedel book, that I tried after Crime by the book raved about her so much. Definitely recommended. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Cinfhen
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A closeup of all the wonderful swag @AprilMaesBookHabit sent me!!!! I'm so incredibly grateful for all the goodies and thought that went into this gift 🙌🏻💗📚#secretsantagoespostal

LeahBergen Oh, nice! I'm so glad it arrived. 💗 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @LeahBergen I was getting a little antsy but it was worth the wait!!!! I'm ready to do this all over again😉 3y
LeahBergen Me, too!!! 😂😂 3y
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LeeRHarry Glad it turned up 😊 3y
AprilMae Yay! I'm glad it made it there instead of Montana this time around!!! 😂 I'm so happy you liked it too! 3y
Cinfhen That's hysterical @AprilMaesBookHabit 😜Montana😂well I'm super grateful for all the goodies you sent me😘 3y
BookishMarginalia Yey! It arrived! 💝💝💝💝 3y
Cinfhen Thank you @BookishMarginalia for EVERYTHING you did 🙌🏻when it comes time to plan my daughter's wedding, I'm appointing you in charge of logistics 😊❤️ 3y
BookishMarginalia 😂😂😂 3y
Reviewsbylola I'm so glad you got it!! 3y
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Erin4
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A little disappointed as this book was pretty predictable but a quick read.

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Mehso-so

3.5 ⭐️s... I feel like the majority of the book was dragged out up until the last six chapters or so, and then it escalated so quickly. The end had too much happening too rapidly and the ending was weirdly abrupt. The end was also devoid of emotion when it should have been emotionally charged. Not sure if something hinted at at the end is explained in another of her novels, but I have a feeling I'll never find out.

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Well that was a punch to the gut! What a powerful statement.

Bambolina_81 That's incredible 😣 3y
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gibblr
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Almost done with this one. I am admittedly having some trouble with the names of people and places since it's set in Denmark. This one I couldn't even attempt!

ReadingEnvy Hmm makes me wonder if Thomas Olde Heuvelt did the right thing in changing places and names when translating 3y
gibblr @ReadingEnvy I actually found it very interesting that they weren't changed when I started reading. But it's kind of refreshing, even if I have to make up some pronunciations! 3y
Rizz Well, Rådhuskælderen, or Raadhuskælderen as it is written there is translated into "Cellar of City Hall" ? In case you were wondering what it means ? @gibblr @ReadingEnvy I don't know how to write phonetically so how to convey how to pronounce it via text I am unsure of how to do ???? I _am_ Danish though ?? 3y
gibblr @Rizz Thanks! I didn't know the meaning and that is not what I would've guessed. As far as pronunciation, it would be cool to know, but I just called it Restaurant Rad in my head 😂 3y
Rizz @gibblr you are EVER so welcome! 👩‍❤️‍👩♥️😄 And Restaurant Rad sounds awesome to me! 😁👏 3y
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AshleyC816
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I feel like I should have liked this one more than I did...

Bette 🐱❤️ 3y
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