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The Blackbird Season
The Blackbird Season: A Novel | Kate Moretti
Known for novels featuring “great pacing and true surprises” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) and “nerve-shattering suspense” (Heather Gudenkauf, New York Time bestselling author), New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s latest is the story of a scandal-torn Pennsylvania town and the aftermath of a troubled girl gone missing. “Where did they come from? Why did they fall? The question would be asked a thousand times… Until, of course, more important question arose, at which time everyone promptly forgot that a thousand birds fell on the town of Mount Oanoke at all.” In a quiet Pennsylvania town, a thousand dead starlings fall onto a high school baseball field, unleashing a horrifying and unexpected chain of events that will rock the close-knit community. Beloved baseball coach and teacher Nate Winters and his wife, Alicia, are well respected throughout town. That is, until one of the many reporters investigating the bizarre bird phenomenon catches Nate embracing a wayward student, Lucia Hamm, in front of a sleazy motel. Lucia soon buoys the scandal by claiming that she and Nate are engaged in an affair, throwing the town into an uproar…and leaving Alicia to wonder if her husband has a second life. And when Lucia suddenly disappears, the police only to have one suspect: Nate. Nate’s coworker and sole supporter, Bridget Harris, Lucia’s creative writing teacher, is determined to prove his innocence. She has Lucia’s class journal, and while some of the entries appear particularly damning to Nate’s case, others just don’t add up. Bridget knows the key to Nate’s exoneration and the truth of Lucia’s disappearance lie within the walls of the school and in the pages of that journal. Told from the alternating points of view of Alicia, Nate, Lucia, and Bridget, The Blackbird Season is a haunting, psychologically nuanced suspense, filled with Kate Moretti’s signature “chillingly satisfying” (Publishers Weekly) twists and turns.
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Cinfhen
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#BlacKBird #BeatleMaynia #StarTrekSummerMay #RememberMe?? My friend returned these two books to me on Monday....I honestly have no recollection of buying them lest loaning them😂Anyway, she said they were both good not great. Anyone else read them???

KarenUK @Kalalalatja Me too..... I love Claire Fuller.... 1w
Megabooks No, I‘ve never read them! 1w
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Mdargusch Very funny! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who does that! 1w
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 @Cinfhen 💗 1w
Cinfhen It‘s terrible @Mdargusch I have A LOT of impulse buys....most are courtesy of #BookOutlet 😜 1w
Cinfhen My friend did say the Fuller was better than the other book @Kalalalatja @KarenUK #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime Thanks @Eggs @Megabooks like @BarbaraBB said #SoManyChallengesSoLittleTime 😜😂😂😂 1w
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kweenk
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At work, starting this...hmmmm.

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Bookloverforever
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A rainy day read

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NikkiKey94
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Nate Winters is a teacher and he is accused of having an affair with a student, Lucia Hamm. When Lucia goes missing, all eyes are on Nate as the suspect. Did he have a hand in her disappearance or is he being set up?

I enjoyed this book. I found it on the library shelf and immediately picked it up. I kept wanting more and more. It was very good!

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cynswanauthor
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A page-turning mystery set in a small town in Pennsylvania, this is a solid whodunnit with a cast of engaging characters. Moretti gives an insightful glance into decaying small town life and the long-reaching repercussions when most of the town's inhabitants lose their livelihood.

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laurenesalisbury
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Panpan

It's #caturday so I'm hanging with the kids. It's still winter in Ohio so we're also under a blanket.

This book did not turn into the magical realism or fantasy driven thriller I wanted it to. It was ok but not worth the time I spent on it.

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KellyHashway
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Here‘s my weekend read: The Blackbird Season by @katemoretti1. Loving it so far! What are you #reading?

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MeganAnnabell
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Slow burn mystery about Lucia, a high school girl who goes missing, and whether or not her teacher Nate Winters had anything to do with it. Did not expect the ending.

Gissy I want that! Let In case my match from #secretsantagoespostal is reading or stalking ☺️ 2y
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MeganAnnabell
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Excuse the terrible fingernails 🤦🏻‍♀️ Reading this one while waiting on the College Football Rankings at 9PM

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Monica5
Mehso-so

This book didn't get good until almost the end. Was surprised at who did it, though.

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Ehbooklover
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Dysfunctional characters who make lots of poor decisions combined with a very unsettling atmosphere made for a creepy page-turner of a read.

QuietlyLaura Kitty looks a little concerned as well. 2y
Ehbooklover @ReadsWithTea He‘s always concerned when he‘s not being fed. 😂 (edited) 2y
Purrfectpages What a cute kitty! 2y
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SilversReviews
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If you enjoy digging into the lives of folks and their emotions along with a lot of questionable choices, THE BLACKBIRD SEASON should be a good read for you.

Let me know what you think of this book if you have read it.

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher and Net Galley in return for an honest review.
https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-blackbird-season-by-kate-moretti.h...

Monica5 I am reading this now. 2y
SilversReviews @Monica5 What are you thoughts? It didn‘t get good for me until toward the end. 2y
Monica5 I am half way 2y
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Monica5 SilversReviews, it is slow. I think maybe it will start picking up. I am on Chapter 23. 2y
SilversReviews @Monica5 it got good almost at the end. It was worth the wait, though. 2y
Monica5 It did get good toward the end. 2y
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intothehallofbooks
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This book isn't so much about the issue of blackbirds falling from the sky as it is the disappearance of high school student Lucia and whether her teacher Nate Winters had anything to do with it. Suspenseful from the start; never lets up ✔️ I didn't know who did it and why until the end ✔️ The characters' relationships are excellently awkward ✔️Nate's frustrated, weary wife's POVs were my favorite ✔️ Story is not linear-the timeline was confusing.

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intothehallofbooks
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I'm having to adjust my expectations with this one: I expected something a little bit spooky because of the birds falling from the sky (birds can be so creepy!). I'm think I'm far enough into this that I should feel creeped out if this is a creepy book. There is suspense here, but it just isn't what I was expecting. I'm pushing forward, but I'm reading it differently now. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Bakingbookworm
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3 STARS- This was my first Moretti read and it had a good premise but I found it to be less of a suspense novel and more of a character-driven, slow burn kind of mystery. It has a creepy omen, is set in a small town with a cast of characters who have their fair share of secrets. Full, spoiler-free review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca/2017/09/the-blackbird-season.html?m=1

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Sophoclessweetheart
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• So, I start back at uni next week which means one week left of playing and cuddling the days away none-stop with my little princess. The only downside to studying 🙁So I'm going to take an hiatus from blogging and bookstagram during this week so I can make the most of it. I'll still be reading, but all reviews and such will not be posted until I return in a weeks time. 🍂#crimefiction #crimethriller #book #booklover #bookblogger #bibliophile

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Sophoclessweetheart
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• And so we begin... albeit sporadically because I'm also reading a short story collection. 🙊 Two birds, one stone, all that. Anyone else excited for the Blackbird Season? @titan_books seem to be releasing all the goods this October. 🍂#crimefiction #crimethriller #book #booklover #bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #met_createchange

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Sophoclessweetheart
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• I am onto my next read now which is The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti which is released Tuesday! My review of Alien CO is now live on GR and my blog! 🍂#crimefiction #crimethriller #book #booklover #bookstagram #bookblogger #bibliophile #met_createchange

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SilversReviews
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Reading now. :) My first book by Kate Moretti. I think I am in for a treat. :) I am only 4% in, and it is good. Have you read this book or any of her books?

Jess7 I read this one. It was a fast paced psychological thriller but the ending was so far-fetched to me that I couldn't rate it above a 3-3.5. That being said I would read another of her books so let me know how The BlackBird Season is 2y
SilversReviews @Jess7 Thanks, Jess. 2y
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BethFishReads
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This week's round-up is for crime fiction, thriller, and mystery fans: 7 books to read this month. As always, descriptions on my blog http://www.bethfishreads.com/2017/09/7-thrillers-mysteries-to-read-in.html?m=1

irre The Child Finder is excellent! 2y
BethFishReads @irre you're the second person to tell me that this morning — bumped to the top of my list 2y
LeahBergen I've been eyeballing The Visitors. 👍🏻 2y
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BethFishReads @LeahBergen looks. Creepy—in a good way 2y
Bakingbookworm Great picks! I've got three of them. I'm just finishing Lightning Men, starting Blackbird Season and The Visitors will be next up. #bookish-kindred-spirits 2y
BethFishReads @Bakingbookworm I'm going to star Child Finder today, I think 2y
Bakingbookworm @BethFishReads Good idea. Heads up - I just got approved to read Liar's Girl by Catherine Ryan Howard (Feb 2018 pub date) on NetGalley. It sounds amazing too. 2y
BethFishReads @Bakingbookworm oh I'll look for that 2y
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erinreads
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Finally got all of my mail from my last mailbox! 🙌🏻 Which means I finally got this signed book that I won on Goodreads! 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 #delayedbookmail

DivineDiana Congratulations! 👏🏻📚 2y
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erinreads
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I just won my first giveaway on #goodreads! And it's a signed, advanced copy. 🤗 What a fun surprise!

Cinfhen Congrats 🎉💕📚🎉 2y
Reecaspieces That is awesome!! Congrats!! I am such a groupie....I love all signed 📚! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Fantastic, congrats!🙌🏽 2y
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jfalkens Congrats 🎉📚🎊 2y
Simona Congrats 🍾📚 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
moranadatter Congrats!🎉🎂 2y
MyNamesParadise Congrats! I'm eager to see your review about it! 2y
diovival Yay! 2y
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katelizabee
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Loved the complicated dynamics between the two sets of characters & how we were never sure who to trust. The POV switched btw several characters, but even though you‘re in these different characters‘ heads, you still get the sense that you might only be hearing the stories they tell themselves. Add in some strange falling birds, a creepy abandoned paper mill, & an alleged witch, and you‘ve got an engrossing mystery that I couldn‘t put down.

Cinfhen Nice review 2y
katelizabee @Cinfhen oh hey, thanks! 2y
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katelizabee
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I feel so lucky to be reading this ARC right now, it's FANTASTIC!