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The Insect Farm
The Insect Farm | Stuart Prebble
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An eerie debut suspense novel that explores how little one man may know his own brother--and his own mind. The Maguire brothers each have their own driving, single-minded obsession. For Jonathan, it is his magnificent, talented, and desirable wife, Harriet. For Roger, it is the elaborate universe he has constructed in a shed in their parents' garden, populated by millions of tiny insects. While Jonathan's pursuit of Harriet leads him to feelings of jealousy and anguish, Roger's immersion in the world he has created reveals a capability and talent which are absent from his everyday life. Roger is known to all as a loving, protective, yet simple man, but the ever-growing complexity of the insect farm suggests that he is capable of far more than anyone believes. Following a series of strange and disturbing incidents, Jonathan begins to question every story he has ever been told about his brother--and if he has so completely misjudged Roger's mind, what else might he have overlooked about his family, and himself? The Insect Farm is a dramatic psychological thriller about the secrets we keep from those we love most, and the extent to which the people closest to us are also the most unknowable. In his astounding debut, Stuart Prebble guides us through haunting twists and jolting discoveries as a startling picture emerges: One of the Maguire brothers is a killer, and the other has no idea.
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BookishMarginalia
The Insect Farm | Stuart Prebble
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Today's #bookhaul 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

NAM99 I love Harlan Coben! It's a lot of fun for me to read his books especially because he's from the town next door to mine 2y
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BookishMarginalia
The Insect Farm | Stuart Prebble
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A lovely Saturday morning with @WanderingBookaneer hanging out @TheBookmarkPR -- pistachio coffee, carrot roll, and books! #thebookmarkpr

Elizabeth2 This photo looks like a slice of heaven! 2y
lauralovesbooks1 looking forward to hearing what you think of this one. I have a copy, but haven't gotten to it yet. 2y
Bookzombie That carrot roll looks so good!🤤 2y
JoeStalksBeck How is this book? 2y
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SarahK
The Insect Farm | Stuart Prebble
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Mehso-so

Sorry guys but this book was just meh for me. Granted it was a fast read, but I didn't find it particularly suspensively. Plus the main character, Jonathan, was obnoxious, the kind of man I can see doing a lot of mansplaining.

minkyb The title creeps me out! 2y
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NatalieR
The Insect Farm | Stuart Prebble
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I thought this was going to be a creepy thriller based on the title, but I was wrong. It's a very well written story about 2 brothers and their loyalty to each other. There's also a love story about trust and commitment and the sacrifice parents make. And yes, insects! 🐛🐞🐜

Dolly Nice phone case! 2y
tpixie I dream of having a kitchen with your drawer handles. Isn't that funny? 2y
NatalieR @Dolly Thanks ☺️ 2y
NatalieR @tpixie That's hilarious! 😂 2y
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rachaich
The Insect Farm | Stuart Prebble
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Anyone else relish the mornings when you wake up before the rest of the household and don't need to rush out to work? #sundayreads #wetweekend #coffee

TrishB Oh yes, generally Sundays only 👍 2y
TheBookAddict Yes! Doesn't happen quite often, but it's wonderful when it does. 😊 2y
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