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Touch | Claire North
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Touch is the electrifying new thriller from the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. He tried to take my life. Instead, I took his. It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn't see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand touched his. That's when the first switch took place. Suddenly, I was looking through the eyes of my killer, and I was watching myself die. Now switching is easy. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone. Some people touch lives. Others take them. I do both.
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Vinjii
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Her descriptions are so vivid and the premise of this book: being able to switch into someone‘s body by touching them is so clever.

Zelma That sounds really good! 11mo
Vinjii @Zelma I‘m having so much fun with this one 😍 11mo
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Vinjii
Touch | Claire North
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My next read. A break from all the traditional fantasy. What if you could transfer into someone else‘s body by touching them?

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Copwithabook
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Claire North does it again! She blew my mind with this book. She has a unique ability to ignite my imagination and leave me daydreaming about her stories long after I have finished. Ever wondered what you would do if you could inhabit other bodies? Pick this up and start daydreaming too!

gradcat Shall I pick up the glass of red as well? 🍷😁❤️ 13mo
Copwithabook @gradcat ☺️ the red paired nicely. Lol it was a gift from the cruise line because I helped them make an arrest on the boat. It‘s a really interesting story that I promise has been repeated many times around my department since I got home 13mo
gradcat Whaattt? What do you do, or was it just accidental? I mean, are you a police person? Sorry for being so nosy, but this sounds very interesting 🤔 13mo
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Copwithabook @gradcat it actually is an interesting story. The guy on the balcony next to mine was smoking marijuana and turns out he was dealing on the boat. He tried tossing something overboard while we were in port. So they tried to arrest him. I jumped in to help bc they were getting there asses kicked. 13mo
gradcat @Copwithabook Uh, I feel kind of stupid...there it is right in your handle! But I love that story because of the mighty “girl power” you used to help the ones getting their asses kicked! 😂👮🏻‍♀️🦵🏼 13mo
Copwithabook @gradcat thanks girl! I‘ve been doing this for seven years now. 13mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13
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I should know never to read a Claire North book and another book simultaneously. I‘m tempted to make a flow chart with this one, to keep track of all lives. I LOVE her writing!!! Love the road tripping through Eastern Europe!

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Nutmegnc
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The story has improved from the beginning. I am enjoying the murder mystery. Also, interesting comments on gender.

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Nutmegnc
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All the switching around in bodies and times is hard to follow, although the audio version helps with different voices. Mostly, though, it seems like a second-rate knock-off of David Mitchell's the Bone Clocks I read last year. I hope it improves.

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Nutmegnc
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Just started for the January book discussion with Goodreads SciFi and Fantasy Book Club. Although somebody said her other book Fifteen Lives is better...I'll have to try that next!

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Usagi
Touch | Claire North
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I have been tagged by @annahenke to share my #fivestarpredictions from my TBR list.

I definitely think I am going to enjoy these when I read them. 🤗

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ChloeTallis
Touch | Claire North
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Good morning Littens! 💕 I'm starting mine with a latte, homemade banana bread and of course some reading. How are you all?!...✌🏼

Centique I'm good - but I'm heading towards a cosy bed with a book soon! It's nighttime here 😴 Enjoy your morning on the other side ✌️ 2y
rabbitprincess Mmmmmm homemade banana bread! 2y
ChloeTallis Haha i love how strange that is! Enjoy your cosy nighttime read 💕 @Centique 2y
ChloeTallis It's abit of an indulgence...but who cares! @rabbitprincess 😊 2y
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ChloeTallis
Touch | Claire North
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So, this is my autumn list for #tbrbingo - I am starting my training contract to become a solicitor in a few weeks and I am anticipating being very busy (hence why I didn't want to be too ambitious! Haha). Some good ones on there and I am looking forward to them! Any recommendations for winter reads?...still after a good book haul 😂🤷🏻‍♀️. Oh and HAPPY TUESDAY ✌🏼☕️📚. #tbr

Bambolina_81 Good luck with your training contract! I hope all goes well and you get to chill in the evenings with these books 😊 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks @Bambolina_81 ! It's been a long time coming, so I'm ready to get stuck in 👌🏼. Will definitely need that chill at the end of a day, problem is I will probably fall asleep with my book on my face 😂 xx 2y
Bambolina_81 @ChloeTallis My husband waited for years before he got a training contract so I can imagine the wait you've had! Every night ends with my book stuck to my face 😂 I only wake up when I get struck by the Kindle in my eye! 2y
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ChloeTallis Haha! Story of my life! I think...I will have a nice read, make some chamomile tea and I last about 3 minutes 😂.... Oh that's cool - law is a real drag like that isn't it! Been in law school part time for 4 years whilst working so I think the training contract will actually feel easier! Haha! ☺️@Bambolina_81 2y
tpixie Good luck with your training contract!! Congrats!! And your notebook is lovely!! 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks @tpixie ! Excited to get started. My notebook was a present from a colleague last week when I left my other firm! 😊 putting it to good use 💕 2y
Sace Good luck! That's a gorgeous layout! 2y
CouronneDhiver Great bingo card... and best of luck at your new job! 2y
JillR All so good! I'm jealous of your next couple of weeks! 2y
ChloeTallis A solid four from you 😂 @JillR 💕 2y
ChloeTallis Five* I can't add 🙈 @JillR 2y
JillR 👍 I've got a couple more for you here too... #acrossthesquarebookswap... 2y
ChloeTallis Thank you @CouronneDhiver 💕💕 2y
ChloeTallis Whoop @JillR I better stop reading yours so I have some for you 😂😂 2y
JillR I didn't like to say @ChloeTallis but..... 😉 2y
WhatDeeReads So pretty! Thanks for joining us. 2y
ChloeTallis Thank you @WhatDeeReads 💕 2y
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ChloeTallis
Touch | Claire North
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Not.moving.from.this.spot! I feel a little blue today and finding it tough so trying to get into this book with a fennel tea ☕️. How are y'all Mondays going?

Minimalgrl Hang in there ... books and tea can save the day 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope you feel better soon 💕 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks @Minimalgrl ! That's the plan anyway ☺️ 2y
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ChloeTallis Thank you @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! Just one of those days 💜 2y
Nat_Reads I hope your day improves! Lovely photo!! 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks @Nat_Reads 😊 💕 2y
bedandabook Really hope you start to feel better with a spot of reading and some tea. Sounds like a good recipe! 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks @bedandabook it definitely works for me 😊 x 2y
tpixie Hope you feel better! Tea is healing! 2y
ChloeTallis I feel SO much better today @tpixie actually just put some banana bread in to bake! ☺️thanks 2y
Smangela I just started using fennel essential oil and was surprised by what it smelled like! I'll have to try out fennel tea! 2y
ChloeTallis Oh that's cool - I am just about to get an aromatherapy set so I will give that a try! Fennel tea is lovely - surprisingly sweet! 😁 @Smangela 2y
Smangela I'm so obsessed with essential oils 😍🙈 I also use a reference book from Life Science Publishing to get more details called the 2y
ChloeTallis Oh I will have a look! So you are probably the right person to talk to (I drive my boyfriend insane with this haha) - I am getting a sunlight lamp to wake up/fall asleep to and there are sections to insert essential oils to wake you up/help you sleep! The obvious is lavender for bedtime but wasn't sure what essential oil would be good for the morning? Something energising and happy?! Any suggestions welcome ☺️ @Smangela 2y
Smangela Oh yes! (That clock sounds amazing sooo I'm gonna have to look into that myself!) I like citrus blends like Young Living has one called Citrus Fresh, or Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit any of those. Young Living also has a blend called En-R-Gee; I can really only speak to Young Living brand because that's all I use but if you ever want any of those get in touch with me angelamarieblackburn@gmail.com I can help you get started out with them :) 2y
Smangela Also, fun fact Grapefruit helps with feelings of satisfaction and happiness; seems like a good feeling to wake up with haha 2y
ChloeTallis Lamp is a little pricey - but will be so worth it - don't know about you, but I live in the U.K. and I need it to get through these long and dark winters! Oh that's amazing - I was thinking oranges! Like waking up in Seville (haha ever the romantic...). That's great thanks - getting the lamp in next few weeks so shall then look into the oils! Thanks ☺️ 💕 @Smangela 2y
ChloeTallis I never thought of grapefruit! Sounds 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 @Smangela 2y
JillR Hope you're ok @chloetallis - you're missing us maybe? Missed you today all on my own 😏. You need to get some This Works Deep Sleep spray - it's not cheap but I adore it and would wear it as perfume if I could! X 2y
ChloeTallis Thanks @JillR just mental dealing with such a massive change - but feel fine now, just a wobble ☺️. Oh I have seen that! I might invest 💰 hehe. (Of course I miss youuuuu! Hope it's going ok) xx 2y
JillR Def get some, I've got Vicky onto it too :) 2y
tpixie @ChloeTallis yummy!! 2y
tpixie @Smangela fennel in roasted chicken is divine!! https://youtu.be/Ys7dyV97FXw 2y
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ChloeTallis
Touch | Claire North
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2 weeks until I start as a Trainee Solicitor = 2 weeks of cake, coffee and a good book. How are you guys spending your weekend? ✌🏼 have a good one!

Reviewsbylola Sounds like a blissful two weeks! 😍 2y
ChloeTallis Exactly what I need 😁 @Reviewsbylola 2y
Ms_T Enjoy! 2y
JillR Hope you enjoy this, I think you will :) 2y
ChloeTallis All good so far! 😁 @JillR 2y
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Aaronlisa
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This is my favourite book by North so far. Such an original idea and the ending is powerful.

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Bklover
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At night when I'm lying on my side the last thing I see is my #seaofbooks that is my TBR. A perfect view.

#booksacrossoceans

Grim_Reader I see the girl with all the gifts a great read & the Fireman my favourite 🙌🏻 2y
Bklover @Grim_Reader I'm really looking forward to them both- especially The Fireman! 2y
SilversReviews Ooooo...love this photo. 2y
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Melwilk A Little Life and The Red Tent ❤️ 2y
Grim_Reader I hope you like them as much as I did 😊 2y
mellisarock A Little Life was devastating! 😭😍 2y
Bklover @SilversReviews Thanks! It's very comforting to see right before I go to sleep! 2y
Bklover @Melwilk @mellisarock I am waiting for just the right time to read A Little Life. I know it's a tough read! 2y
LeahBergen Lovely view! 😍 2y
Bklover @LeahBergen 😉❤️ 2y
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suzanne.literarylife
Touch | Claire North
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Love this book, and loved her first one....The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August. She is now officially one of my favorite authors.

JanuarieTimewalker13 The Sudden Appearance of Hope was really good too. She also writes under another name, Kate Griffin. 2y
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suzanne.literarylife
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Today's read. Very intriguing so far.

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geekybookgirl2
Touch | Claire North
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I really enjoyed this book. A very intriguing concept that was well realised. It was very well written and the main character was fantastic.This is a book that the less you know the better. 5 stars.

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JoeStalksBeck
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@Ms_T got it! Thanks for the recommendation ‼️‼️❤️📖📚

Ms_T That's the narrator I listened to. He does a great job! Hope you enjoy it 😃 3y
Caroline2 Oh I've had this book on my shelf for ages! I loved the fifteen lives of Harry August! 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Ms_T @Caroline2 thanks! I agree his voice is perfect. I have heard of The 15 Lives of Harry August! I'll look that up! Thanks!!!❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Ms_T @JoeStalksBeck @Caroline2 That's on my TBR list 😂 3y
bookaholic1 It looks like a great book 3y
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geekybookgirl2
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@saguarosally #welcomelitten

1. Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
2. Instagram
3. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell (though it's a TV mini series)
4. No

saguarosally Got some cold weather yet? 3y
SpeculativeFemale That mini series was pretty good! 3y
geekybookgirl2 @saguarosally yes, the nights have been cold. We've had cold weather for awhile. 3y
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Marchpane Hi from Brisbane 👋 Always good to see more Aussies on here 😄 3y
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JillR
Touch | Claire North
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I really enjoyed this. Not my normal type of read but it gripped me from the start and I liked the writing style. I think it's one to be read quickly, in big chunks. My reading was a bit stop-start at times and I lost track of the momentum of the story. It's fast paced, but somewhat exhausting (in a page turner way)!

Ms_T Glad you gave it a pick. I agree, it is fast paced and benefits from being read in big chunks 😃 3y
JillR @ms_t I'm going to check out some of the author's other books, have you read any? 3y
Ms_T @JillR I haven't but after reading Touch several Littens recommended this one so it's on my TBR list 😃 3y
JillR @ms_t it's on mine too! I also read she writes as Catherine Webb and Kate Griffin... 3y
Ms_T @JillR I'll look out for your reviews! 👍🏻 3y
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JillR
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I feel like I'm slipping into an unwanted reading slump. Help! I think I'm going to give this one a go and hope it's as good as the blurb... @Ms_T have I remembered right that you enjoyed this recently?

Ms_T @JillR I had the audiobook and it was a really good 'listen'. It carries a really interesting and intriguing concept. I hope you enjoy it too ☺️ (edited) 3y
JillR Fingers x @Ms_T ! 3y
MrBook This one was excellent! 🙌🏻 3y
RadicalReader @JillR what a truly gripping and creepy description!! 2y
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Ms_T
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I really enjoyed this, my first, audiobook - the story of a spirit who has the ability to inhabit the bodies of people by touching them. I found it imaginative, fast-paced and engaging and the story concluded the way I wanted it to. The narrator had an eloquent voice and managed to include a variety of accents (although I wasn't completely convinced by his American accent!) Nonetheless, I would recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JillR Thanks @Ms_t - looking forward to this one now! 3y
nickimags It's a fantastic book! 3y
Ms_T @nickimags It really is! (edited) 3y
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Clare_Riley @Ms_T I'm an unashamed Claire North groupie! I've read most of her books, and if she keeps writing like this, I'll keep reading them!😊 3y
Ms_T @Clare_Riley Based on Touch I'll definitely read more by her. I already have this stacked 👉🏻 3y
Clare_Riley @Ms_T yay! You won't regret it!!😊 3y
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Ms_T
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Ordered myself an in-car FM transmitter today which will allow me to listen to audiobooks through my car speakers, nurturing my book listening skills on my journeys to and from work. Technology, eh?

Andrew65 It's great, I can listen to my books via the Bluetooth connection. Stuck in traffic this morning but didn't matter because it meant I could listen to more of the story. Result, less stress about the traffic! Win, win.😊 3y
Ms_T @Andrew65 Sounds perfect. My journey into work is never a long one but driving home at the end of the day can sometimes be arduous. Anything to neutralise the frustration! 3y
Andrew65 @Ms_T I have a 25 mile journey each way so plenty of time to listen. Agree about the frustration, especially when you are trying to get home at the end of the day. 3y
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BestOfFates Yay! Getting a car with the ability to listen to audiobooks in has changed my book life! 3y
Ms_T @BestOfFates It will definitely be a requirement in my next car! 3y
Peterfox123 Well worth a try or even see if your dealer can fit an aux cable to the radio? I've driven 20,000+ miles every year the last 15 years. I started my audiobook journey with CDs from the library. Then Bluetooth streaming when the tech got better. Don't think I'd have coped without them. 3y
Ms_T @Peterfox123 I'm getting a new car next March and DAB radio with Bluetooth/iPhone connectivity are on my wish list. Also, what are CDs? 😜 3y
Peterfox123 @Ms_T I'm getting a new DAB radio & sat nav fitted next week. 👏 CDs? You kids today know nothing. 3y
Jhullie Yes, see you were my inspiration! I drive on average an hour and a half each day commuting to work and this little gadget is amazing. I actually didn't realise I bought the same one though 😄 3y
Ms_T @Jhullie Yay! Glad it's working well for you! 3y
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Ms_T
Touch | Claire North
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My first experience of listening to an audiobook and I have to say, it's made that hour-and-a-half of pottering in the kitchen fly by.

Good concept to this story: a man (or woman, who knows?) has the ability to switch bodies with someone else simply by touching them. But there's someone out to kill him....

Andrew65 If you've not read it I would strongly recommend 3y
Andrew65 This was my first audiobook and had me hooked. 3y
Ms_T @Andrew65 Thank you! I have #stacked it. 3y
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Andrew65 @Ms_T Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 3y
MrBook Loved this book!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Ms_T @MrBook It's had some great reviews 😀 3y
MrBook Have you read "The First 15 Lives of Harry August"? Also fantastic ???! 3y
Ms_T @MrBook I haven't heard of it but I've stacked it and thanks for the recommendation. Claire North is new to me but she seems to be a very popular author on here 👍🏻 3y
MrBook She's excellent. 3y
Peterfox123 @MrBook Agreed. Another piece of strange imagination. I had that before "Touch" and thought it was great. 3y
MrBook @Peterfox123 😊🙌🏻 3y
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Ms_T
Touch | Claire North
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Just been gifted this audiobook by a very kind friend, now let's give #Audible a go 😃

Reggie Omg, I just finished The End Of the Day by her, and was induced into a reading slump because I couldn't get over that book. Hope this book is just as good. 3y
Ms_T @Reggie Ooh, that sounds promising. Thanks! 👍🏻 3y
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lorannen
Touch | Claire North

There isn't enough time in a life to find out if the other guy's better is better than yours, cos you'd have to lose everything you have to find out for yourself.

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Clare_Riley
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I think I'm becoming a bit of a Claire North fan. This was a very good read - the main character is an entity that can hop from person to person merely by touching them. All good fun for the main character, until they come under the scrutiny of an organisation that wants to put a stop to it. Loved it!! She has another book coming out soon that sounds very intriguing, and it's going on my to read list already!

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nickimags
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All the blurb on the back was so right, one of my favourite reads of 2016.

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MrBook
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If you are unfamiliar with her, Claire North is a breath of fresh air in publishing. She actually produces original & unique books, including this, her 2nd, one. Some on the brink of violent death gain the ability to jump into bodies via touch and essentially never die; and then there's those who are trying to kill Kepler and his/her kind. Intense, complex, philosophical, smart, & fun! Pair with: Asbach Brandy, aged 3 years, warmed, in snifter.

QuoteQueen You had me at philosophical 😊 3y
TNbooklover66 I loved this book. One of my favorites that I read last year. Can't wait for her new one. 3y
TheLondonBookworm Ooh yes please!! 3y
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Magdawrites This sounds awesome! 3y
Dragon I've been thinking about your review and will definitely have to read this book. It reminds me of an unsettling movie called Devil in a Blue Dress where a demon transfers bodies by touch. 3y
MrBook @VeteransWife512 Yes 😎👏🏻👍🏻!! @TNbooklover66 I know! Wondering if I should splurge on the hardcover. 3y
MrBook @TheLondonBookworm ???! @MysteryAuthor I think you'll enjoy this one quite a bit ?. @Dragon Yes, and the movie "Fallen" with Denzel Washington; but that's tiny sliver is where they part with "Touch"; it's truly refreshing. 3y
Laalaleighh She's one of my faves! The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August was so good I barely breathed while I read it. The description of this one remind me a bit of Ghostwritten by David Mitchell, which I also really enjoyed. 3y
Owlizabeth Sold!! 3y
Dragon Oops mixed up my Denzel Washington movies, thanks 3y
MrBook lol, all good @Dragon. To be fair, he's been in a bevy. @Owlizabeth Yes! 😁👍🏻 3y
Coleen I've had this in TBR for a bit, but this is the first time I've actually seen a review from someone I know or follow. I enjoyed Harry August, so will need to move this one up the queue! 3y
MrBook @Coleen Loved Harry. If you liked Harry, you'll like this one too. It'll ring familiar in a different way 😊. 3y
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