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Under the Harrow
Under the Harrow: A Novel | Flynn Berry
Once I started reading Under the Harrow, I couldn't stop. It's like Broadchurch written by Elena Ferrante. Claire Messud, author of The Woman Upstairs I read Under the Harrow through the nightI couldnt put it down. Alex Marwood, author of The Wicked Girls When Nora takes the train from London to visit her sister in the countryside, she expects to find her waiting at the station, or at home cooking dinner. But when she walks into Rachels familiar house, what she finds is entirely different: her sister has been the victim of a brutal murder. Stunned and adrift, Nora finds she cant return to her former life. An unsolved assault in the past has shaken her faith in the police, and she cant trust them to find her sisters killer. Haunted by the murder and the secrets that surround it, Nora is under the harrow: distressed and in danger. As Noras fear turns to obsession, she becomes as unrecognizable as the sister her investigation uncovers. A riveting psychological thriller and a haunting exploration of the fierce love between two sisters, the distortions of grief, and the terrifying power of the past, Under the Harrow marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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cathysaid
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Decent debut. MC‘s sister is murdered and MC searches for answers, becoming consumed and finally a suspect herself. Recommendation via Crimereads.com . Listened to the audio and I think I would have enjoyed it more in print. Going to try the second book by this author before I decide. 3/5 ⭐️

#crime #audiobooks

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JoScho
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Amber you are amazing! I love all the pineapple stuff. I am leaving for a beach trip with my girlfriends tomorrow and all this fun stuff is going with me! You sent such a wonderful and thoughtful package. I love the pineapple pom pom bag and the magnet. I can‘t wait to use the bath bomb. I am saving that guy for my new bathtub at my new house!
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Alfrazier21 I‘m so glad you liked everything!! The pineapples were an unintentional theme 🤣 Happy Reading!! 3mo
squirrelbrain Love the pom-poms! ❤️ 3mo
HOTPock3tt Looks cool! Have fun at the beach!! 🤗 3mo
CouronneDhiver Fun!!! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh my gosh, those pompom pineapples!!!! 3mo
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Mshookquilts
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Wow! Taut. Her sister is murdered in the time she stopped for a late lunch because she missed her train. As Nora searches out the murderer & tells the tale, you even begin to wonder if she‘s misdirecting you & she did it herself. Well written & suspenseful.

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Mshookquilts
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A woman is missing in the East Riding. She vanished from Hedon, near where we grew up. When Rachel learns of the disappearance, she will think it‘s him.

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Anna40
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Well written, solid, not - your - average crime thriller, focuses on the victim's sister and her grief but would recommend borrowing or buying it second hand, not sure why the book costs 16 Dollars.

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Elladean
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I‘m not sure I liked the ending. There‘s one part that bothers me but I don‘t want to ask anyone about it because I don‘t want to spoil the ending for anyone currently reading this book.

Anna40 Feel the same way. Weird ending, very weird ending 5mo
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Melli

I have the physical book but right now I‘m listening to the audio from my library while I‘m on the bus to pick up my son.. I did start this the other day but decided to start it again on audio and catch up when I get home with the physical book

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CoffeeNBooks
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I enjoyed this suspenseful mystery!
@LazyDays- Thank you for sending this to me as part of your #LitsyLoveDay giveaway last year!
#BookRiotReadHarderChallenge2019: book by a woman that won a literary award in 2018 #ReadingThroughTheYears192021 #2016 #LitsyAtoZ #U #AbecedarianTBR @BookishMarginalia

PirateJenny You should most definitely read her latest, A Double Life! I couldn't put it down 6mo
CoffeeNBooks @PirateJenny I'll have to check it out! 6mo
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lauralovesbooks1
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Solid psychological thriller with an excellent building of tension. Looking forward to picking up her new book.

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BekahPat
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I flew through this thriller on this lazy Sunday. Now I owe the pup some play time since she was so patient. 3 1/2🌟 for Under the Harrow.

Booksnchill Lovely puppy💖🐾👍 13mo
suvata ♥️ Boston Terriers 🐾 13mo
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SW-T
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“What‘s the color mean?”
“Nothing. Obfuscation.”
“Really?”
“No.”

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Redwritinghood
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This short audiobook was a pretty good murder mystery. This is not a genre I often enjoy, but I liked the pace and writing in this one. I also liked that the answer to the mystery wasn‘t something convoluted and unlikely and yet still had me guessing until the end. Also, excellent narration on the audiobook.

Mdargusch I really liked this one too. I also liked the next two in the series. 1y
Redwritinghood @Mdargusch I didn‘t realize it was a series. Will have to look for more. 1y
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JessNevertheless
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My can‘t-put-it-down #currentread. @Cheshirecat913 thank you again for this excellent UK thriller! #riotgrams

Mdargusch Loved this! 2y
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JessNevertheless
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Thank you so much @Cheshirecat913 for my birthday themed #secretsantagoespostal box!! I love it!!! I‘m so excited to put on these comfy socks, snack in hand and dig in :) The bookmarks are too cute too 😊Thanks for sending me new thriller books, I‘m definitely looking forward to discovering these new authors! ❤️

RaimeyGallant Fun! (edited) 2y
JenlovesJT47 Orphan Train is amazing! 👍🏻💚 2y
Mdargusch I found Under the Harrow by chance and really liked it! 2y
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Cheshirecat913 Yay, I had fun getting it all together for you! 2y
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MrBook Wow! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Caksf
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This was a fantastic read. I‘m tempted to call it an “elevated beach read” because the pace is thrilling but the writing and prose are top notch. I could have read this is one sitting if my schedule hadn‘t dictated otherwise. Highly recommend!

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Mdargusch
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I loved the narrator of this murder mystery. There were many twists and turns and I did not see the ending coming. So that is always a plus when I read a mystery. There was at least one time when I said "aha! I knew it!" only to be proven wrong. #ripxii

emilyhaldi Love when the twist is a surprise! 👊🏻 2y
Reviewsbylola Always a bummer when there are no surprising twists. Glad this one was good! 2y
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Reagan-reads
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Nora finds her sister murdered and then... then there is a whole lot of tension. Then the book ends, really quickly. It wasn't bad, it wasn't great. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it wasn't satisfying.

Mdargusch I just finished listening to this and I was surprised by the ending. 2y
Reagan-reads I was definitely a bit surprised. It just felt unfinished for me. I mostly liked it, just the end fell flat I thought. 2y
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Reagan-reads
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I'd rather be reading Under The Harrow than studying 😐

JoeStalksBeck I was ... 🤷‍♀️ on this one . Let me know what you think 😊 2y
Reagan-reads My sister wanted me to read it asap. She said the ending was interesting but felt the same way you did. I'm close to halfway through and it's good so far. 2y
Reagan-reads @JoeStalksBeck It was just okay. The ending seemed really out of the blue. It wasn't, there were clues. I didn't love it though. 2y
JoeStalksBeck I thought the same! Like it worked up to an apex that never happened 2y
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Mdargusch
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This book won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel 2017 by an American author. I started the audio version today and it sucked me in from the start. This is my first thriller/suspense for #ripxii #newauthors #awesomeautumnbooks

valeriegeary Oh I really liked this one! 2y
Mdargusch Glad to hear it @valeriegeary - thankfully I really like the narrator so that's always a big plus! 2y
ReadingRover That's good to hear. It's my book clubs choice for October! 2y
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Reviewsbylola Once you finish this tell me if I should read it! 2y
Mdargusch I'm only on chapter 9 but at this point I recommend it @Reviewsbylola and @ReadingRover 2y
emilyhaldi Cool! You always have interesting new books I haven't heard of! 2y
Mdargusch As usual, I'm not sure how I found it @emilyhaldi except I was checking around for a book that was available on overdrive that would work for #ripxii 2y
Cinfhen Sounds interesting....I'll be watching for your review 2y
Mdargusch 🤞🏼that it's a good thriller @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen Mine are crossed for you 🤞🏼☘️🤞🏼☘️ 2y
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valeriegeary
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"The only way I can think to begin is--my sister was murdered. My sister was murdered."

A tautly woven psychological thriller that kept me on my toes. Did not see that ending coming. My only complaint: I wish there had been more of the sister's relationship, just a little more depth. #sistersister #crimefiction

JazzFeathers If that's the opening line, l'm hooked 😆 2y
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Read4life
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#bookmail today. Not new but new to me. 🤓📚 Mount #tbr continues to grow. Good thing Sunday is the #24hrtbrreadathon

Whatannareads Wow ambitious can't wait to see how you do! X 2y
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misseminnyc
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Fantastic! I highly recommend this debut.

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Suetara
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I left a *few* books at the library for the other patrons, but this is a big, beautiful stack of goodness. 😊📚😊📚

emmanoble I loved Under the Harrow! 2y
Reviewsbylola Working Stiff is fascinating. 2y
DebinHawaii Nice stack!! 📚📚👍 2y
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Suetara @emmanoble I think that it looks great! Glad that you liked it! 2y
Suetara @reviewsbylola Looks really interesting. Books about medical examiners, morgues and morticians are a weakness of mine. Not quite sure what that says about me. 😉 2y
Suetara @DebinHawaii Thanks! I'm having trouble deciding what to read first-need to clone myself so I can read them all at once. 😉 (edited) 2y
Reviewsbylola Mine too!!! I love them. Another good one I read semi recently was 2y
Suetara @Reviewsbylola I have Morgue on my kindle-just haven't gotten to it yet. 😊 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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Just finished this. The entire book was excellent but the ending, the ending. It was like getting to the very top of a steep hill then rolling backwards. Just not as climatic as I thought it would be

Suzze That won the Edgar last night. I haven't decided yet. Buy, not buy? 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Suzze you may love it so get it:) I just didn't like the end. The rest of the book was amazing 2y
Suzze Decided to get it. Using my B&N 20% coupon, so $8. 2y
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JoeStalksBeck @Suzze awesome 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Samantha.1020 Agreed so much! I just felt it was building and then that was it. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Samantha.1020 it just fizzled 2y
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BookishTrish
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Plenty of red herrings in this twisty murder mystery

Kmmsellers Beautiful picture! 2y
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BookishTrish
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Long weekend is over too soon, but Harry and Minerva are happy I'm back at my desk, listening to a new audiobook

thec0zy Such a cute picture! 2y
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bookhoarder513
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Thrift store book haul. 3 are for other people. So excited 😆😆

Reviewsbylola Great haul! 2y
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catherine2
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This book is so good!! A truly great, very British suspense novel. Loved it.

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pageturnersnook
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Chelsibno
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Mehso-so

The strongest aspect is the portrayal of loss and grief. Nora's mourning and strive to find the killer is the most interesting part of the book. The sexist lines of police questioning towards women is aggravatingly realistic. Like many mysteries, the red herring is obvious and there are enough clues laid out for the reader to figure out a motive. Although it's short, the pacing is incredibly slow in parts. #2017Book26 #audiobook #mystery #bookclub

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Debiw781
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Mehso-so

If you like unreliable narrators, this one definitely fits the bill! She rambles quite a bit and yet it works maybe even because of the unreliability of the narrator.

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Samantha.1020
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Friday night reading while the girl has batting practice. #softballfamily #fridayreads

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Bookladylinda
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I struggled with this book, I'm not really sure why? It was a bit disjointed for me and the end did not make sense at all to me! Maybe I should have read the book instead of listening to the audio.

DebinHawaii I bought the book for .25 cents at a library sale but have not started it yet. 3y
Bookladylinda @DebinHawaii - I feel like I would have liked it better if I read it. 3y
Alfoster I've never listened to an audio book! Think my mind will wander? What should I start with? 3y
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Bookladylinda @Alfoster - The key to an audiobook is the narrator. When I first started got started with audios I jumped in with both feet. My mind does wander at times, if it happens I just back it up. 3y
Alfoster @Bookladylinda Thanks for the advice! I'll do it! 3y
Bookladylinda @Alfoster - go for it, I know you will love it! 3y
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emmanoble
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It'll soon be midnight for me & I just finished my last book! Made it to the 15 hour mark this time around - which is a lot better than last time - but will definitely shoot for 24 next time. I've loved seeing everyone's posts the past few days..y'all are amazing! 📚 #24in48 #readathon #tappinout

LeahBergen Awesome! 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great reading! 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻📚📚 3y
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"I think I understand now why people don't leave when a war comes, why even residents with the means to leave stayed in a city like Sarajevo as danger drew closer. A mixture of disbelief and bargaining. If I stay, the war won't come." 2nd book finished for #24in48 Readathon! Short beautiful read and a hauntingly reminder of how dangerous secrets are.

Bookworm83 I read this one during the last readathon! 3y
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Bookladylinda
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It's time for a new audiobook!! This is my first book by Flynn Berry, has anyone read this one yet! I'm about 4 chapters in and it is pretty good so far.

TheBookStacker It was pretty good, very quick read. 3y
Bookladylinda @bookstacker thanks! That's good to hear. 3y
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Yourfriendlylibrarian
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If you like artsy-intense psychological thrillers then you will enjoy this one. Not the most difficult who-dun-nit but very interesting and leaves you wondering if they truly caught the right person, even after you finish the book. It will also have you questioning what kind of messed up life this author had in order to write this. The imagery will stay with you for a long while.

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Bookboss
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I listened to this interesting murder mystery mostly while running in the snow and wind when I would have preferred curling up with my cat. I really thought that I had figured out the identity of the murderer, but was proved wrong. The writing is very good, the characters unlikeable, and the plot puzzling. I enjoyed it immensely. I was so immersed that the miles just flew by.

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Mehso-so

I read this in less than a day. It's a good page turner, but there were aspects of it that I didn't like. Spoiler: I do not like a book where an unreliable narrator is able to out sleuth the police and hand them the criminal practically with a bow.

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judyj10
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The holidays are upon us. Looking for a great, fast read to take on your plane or train? This is it. I don't want to reveal plot because it's so much fun to discover the twists and turns as the pages fly!

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judyj10
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Home with a cold and this very tasty British mystery/thriller on my new iPad mini. Review to come when I finish!

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Literary_Siren
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Really good read! Kind of got a bit dull and sluggish towards the middle but overall it was a smooth journey from beginning to end. I give it 4 stars.

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Literary_Siren
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Excited to start this book!

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Chronoreading
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I don't know where to even begin, this book is AMAZING. So captivating, I had to make sure I had free time because I had a hard time putting it down. I loved how everything flowed together so seamlessly, even when the story went from past to present. This novel deserves more recognition! Also, congratulations to Flynn Berry for being awarded a Yaddo residency! Amazing first novel, cannot wait to read more of her work.

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Raehink
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Mehso-so

Sisterly love and murder make for a potentially good combination. But...not quite sure what to make of this psychological mystery. Liked it but did not love it.

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MrsHaleyA
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This wasn't amazing but it was pretty good!! Great read for Fall. Got the audiobook from my hoopla app!

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ZoeyPeacock
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Not a bad book. Some characters weren't fleshed out very well and I had to go back and see, who was this?? It's a slim book and there aren't that many characters to begin with. So 3 1/2 stars, plus taking off another half for that ridiculous passage about dog sweat. 3 out of 5.

Bookworm83 This is how I felt, too. 3y
missjenniferlowe I have been back and forth about whether I want to read this or not. 3y
Kaylamburson I wasn't a huge fan of this one. Took me forever to read this small book, and I was not satisfied at the end. I only read it three months ago and I honestly remember nothing about it. 3y
ZoeyPeacock @Kaylamburson I felt like this book was much longer than it was. It really did take awhile to get through. 3y
Kaylamburson @ZoeyPeacock 100% agree. I struggled. Intriguing concept, but with the thriller genre blowing up, I think the commercial will continue to do much better than the literary. 3y
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ZoeyPeacock
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So far good except one detail which was so wrong and so simple, I almost stopped reading the book. A dog, sweating so much, her fur was wet. WHAT?

Notafraidofwords Details like that make me mad and drive me crazy. I also hate stereotypes too. 3y
Vexingcircumstance I guess they have never owned a dog....or seen a dog....or talked to anyone that owned a dog during the summer... 3y
Soubhiville That's a big fat no! 3y
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ZoeyPeacock @Vexingcircumstance Exactly what I was thinking. 3y
alisahar That's tragically hilarious. 3y
SoniaC Oh that's bad! Real bad! 3y
youngreadrshelf Dogs sweat? Someone better tell mine here in Louisiana. 3y
Jhullie Oh dear, and the editor missed that? Oops! 3y
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