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Girl in Snow
Girl in Snow: A Novel | Danya Kukafka
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An exciting debut from a talented new voice. Girl in Snow is a propulsive mystery set in a suburban community marked by unsettling voyeurism. Danya Kukafka patiently reveals layers of her characters inner livestheir ugliness and vulnerabilitiesin prose that sparkles and wounds. I couldnt put this one down. Brit Bennett, New York Times bestselling author of The Mothers An addictive debut thriller about the mysterious death of a small-town golden girl and the secret lives of three people connected to her: the social misfit who loved her from afar, the rebellious girl who despised her, and the policeman investigating her death. As morning dawns in a sleepy Colorado suburb, a dusting of snow covers high school freshman Lucinda Hayess dead body on a playground carousel. As accusations quickly spread, Lucindas tragic death draws three outsiders from the shadows. Oddball Cameron Whitley lovedstill lovesLucinda. Though theyve hardly ever spoken, and any sensible onlooker would call him Lucindas stalker, Cameron is convinced that he knows her better than anyone. Completely untethered by the news of her death, Camerons erratic behavior provides the town ample reason to suspect that hes the killer. Jade Dixon-Burns hates Lucinda. Lucinda took everything from Jade: her babysitting job, and her best friend. The worst part was Lucindas blissful ignorance to the damage shed wrought. Officer Russ Fletcher doesnt know Lucinda, but he knows the kid everyone is talking about, the boy who may have killed her. Cameron Whitley is his ex-partners son. Now Russ must take a painful journey through the past to solve Lucindas murder and keep a promise he made long ago. Girl in Snow investigates the razor-sharp line between love and obsession and will thrill fans of Everything I Never Told You and Luckiest Girl Alive. Intoxicating and intense, this is a novel you will not be able to put down.
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This book is killing my reading flow 😥

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Laru79
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We are being slowly taken over by beanie boos at my house, but Gilda the flamingo was kind enough to let me finish this book!! I‘m finding lots of books with great character studies lately and this was no exception! I loved Jade‘s writing and ‘What you want to say but can‘t without being a dick‘ was so brilliant. As another Litsy-er said, finding out the murderer was less important than following these characters.

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Laru79
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Starting on this at lunchtime. Only a few pages in and there‘s already a dead girl, some interesting characters and a creepy kind of vibe!

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Brie
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Readathon book #4
A murder mystery with 3 different POVs, this debut was beautifully written and I enjoyed how it unraveled bit by bit like the thaw after a snow.

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Matilda
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For fans of YA and Lit fic mysteries this one is $1.99 today!

TheFunkyBookworm Thanks for the tag!!!! 1y
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TheLudicReader
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I am on page 9. Hooked.
Happy Mother‘s Day!

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Beck9lol
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Look what I found in the mail today! Goodies from my #litsypenpal @Litlady 😊Thank you so much! I'm going to try and incorporate them into my challenge (which I will send to you). Love those bookmarks too 😻

Litlady Hurray for books!! Hope you enjoy, Ms. Becky‼️ 📚😀❣ 2y
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DHill
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Just finished Girl in Snow and I really liked it. I thought it was compelling and bittersweet.

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DHill
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What better way to spend this -10 degree evening? Good book in hand and cuddle puppy on my lap. #dogsoflitsy

JanJan Poodle? 2y
DHill She‘s a Bolognese @JanJan Related to the Bichon. She‘s still a puppy with a lot to learn but at least she makes a good lap dog. 🐶 2y
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BookwormM
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Solid 3 star murder mystery.

This murdered girl in this book is very much in the background instead it is a slow paced character study of 3 people who are loosely connected with her, how her death affects them and how they come to be at the point in their lives that they are at when she is murdered.

In the end the revelation of the murderer is not as interesting as the story of the 3 characters.

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BookwormM
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Time for Christmas cake shame to cut it when it looks so pretty

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DHill
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Seems fitting that I should be starting this on such a snowy, blustery day here in Southeastern Iowa. Perfect for curling up with (hopefully) a good book and a cup of cocoa.

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BookwormM
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Caught it at a round number 🤣🤣

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BookwormM
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Great description of how dancing transforms people

tpixie Lovely 2y
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BookwormM
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Beautiful writing

tpixie Yes, very pretty!! But then I laughed because it was followed by ‘ Fuck‘ 2y
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Hautehistorian
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I absolutely hated this book. While the author is a beautiful writer, the book is terribly overwritten. The characters are underdeveloped, and no 15 year old thinks the way she writes. If it wasn‘t such a short read, I would have stopped reading.

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Happiestwhenreading
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This was a fantastic character study into three separate people whose stories become intertwined as the police work to solve the mystery of who killed Lucinda. Kukafka‘s writing is poetic and beautiful - I realized I didn‘t really care who committed the crime; I just loved living in each of their heads.

Cinfhen Nice review! Intrigued 2y
Happiestwhenreading @Cinfhen I hope you like it!! 2y
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thereadingwomen
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We‘re giving away two copies of this debut thriller on our Facebook page. Head over there for the details.

www.facebook.com/thereadingwomen

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JoeStalksBeck
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Tesla crashed while we were reading 📖 lol #catsoflitsy

valeriegeary Sweet snuggles! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @valeriegeary she's the best for snuggles! 2y
DivineDiana Adorable! 😻 2y
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TheLibrarian So cute! 😻 2y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
Mdargusch Adorable ❤️ 2y
swishandflick Ermagerd - so adorbs! (edited) 2y
merelybookish And this is what makes having a cat worth it! 😺 2y
guinsgirlreads 😻😻😻😻😻😻 2y
Nerdfins What a cutie! 😻 2y
Lcsmcat Precious 😻 2y
Clare-Dragonfly 😻😻😻😻❤️ 2y
WellReadCatLady Great pic! 2y
Suelizbeth Hi, kitty, hi! She‘s so fluffy! 😻 2y
Bookzombie 💕🐱 2y
MyNamesParadise Beautiful kitty cat! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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I love these that are in this book. Just a girls thoughts lol

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JoeStalksBeck
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Owlizabeth That‘s my favorite mug! I actually have two, so one is always clean to use. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Owlizabeth this is my first time using it but I adore it:) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your mug!!! 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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According to this book I should be a parrot named Pauly😂😂😂. #halloweencostumes #letthebookdecide

monkeygirlsmama Do you get a sexy pirate to go with? 2y
JoeStalksBeck @monkeygirlsmama pssht no! I got ripped off! Lol 2y
Conservio I will be an Muslim woman in Saudi Arabia. 2y
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monkeygirlsmama @JoeStalksBeck 😂 Okay okay, all is not lost. Maybe you have to dress as a sexy parrot and then the sexy pirate will automatically come to you. 🤞 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Conservio 👏👏👏👏👏❤️ 2y
JoeStalksBeck @monkeygirlsmama lmao!! Brilliant idea! love it! Though , hmmm, sexy parrot? I'm gonna have to think on that one 2y
monkeygirlsmama @JoeStalksBeck You could get a flamenco 💃🏻 style dress in pretty rainbow macaw-like colors, and then... Well, see, there‘s a start at least. 😝 2y
JoeStalksBeck @monkeygirlsmama lmao! Omg! I just looked that up on google! 2y
Mamashep Darn - my book doesn't have that many pages. Does that mean I should stay home?! 2y
rubyslippersreads Pauly want a cracker? 😂 2y
lildeb_8 I should be a hobbit which works because I always joke with my kids at 5 feet tall that I should be a hobbit! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @Mamashep you can choose another page! 2y
JoeStalksBeck @rubyslippersreads lmao! Why thank you 2y
JoeStalksBeck @lildeb_8 lol! ❤️ 2y
readinginthedark Swellfoot the Tyrant! 😂 2y
JoeStalksBeck @readinginthedark 👏👏👏👏👏👏❤️ 2y
annalibris A bishop, a servant, a priest, or a dead body. Hmm. 2y
JoeStalksBeck @annalibris all could be excellent costumes! Or you could do the front/back thing. Front be a priest. Back be a dead body 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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BarbaraTheBibliophage That's awesome! ☠️☠️ 2y
CoffeeBooksRepeat I love this! 2y
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AmyG I am waiting on this for my #Halloweengoespostal box. Love it! 2y
DimeryRene Ahhhhh! So cool! 💀 2y
JoeStalksBeck @AmyG ☠️❤️. @DimeryRene thanks!💀❤️ 2y
monkeygirlsmama Flippin fantastic! ❤️ 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Cool! Want! 2y
rohit-sawant 😍😍💀💀 2y
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JoeStalksBeck
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OSChamberlain Those tattoos 🖤🖤🖤 2y
JoeStalksBeck @OSChamberlain thank you ❤️❤️ 2y
Conservio Are you into biology ? 2y
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leslieseidel
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So I am reading along in my LIBRARY book and find something stuck to the page. It appears to be broccoli!! How? Why?

Can anyone top this? #foundinalibrarybook

ReadingEnvy Or a booger. 2y
leslieseidel Oh no!! Must remove immediately!! @ReadingEnvy 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker I hate when that happens in a library book. I've found hair in a few. But food is still worse. 2y
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Indexasaurus I manage a public library. Ppl leave lots of weird/gross stuff in books (and in the book drops). Found a chicken bone in a book once. Another book had a huge clump of cat/dog hair ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 2y
Mommamanzi Gross!!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Omg!!! That's why I would rather buy mine! 🙊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Indexasaurus omg!!! Why would someone do that?!?! 😩 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh god - I hope it's broccoli and not something worse 🤢 2y
leslieseidel @Indexasaurus I guess you have seen it all. 😬 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I guess free reading comes with a price; not always worth it! 😉 2y
leslieseidel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled that comment made me laugh and cringe at the same time! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @leslieseidel that's true!!! 😉😉 2y
Indexasaurus @leslieseidel I've heard some real horror stories from other librarians so I feel pretty lucky that most of what I've encountered is kinda comical (so far!) 2y
BkClubCare Broccoli is or seems to or should be mined for glue properties. 2y
leslieseidel @BkClubCare 🤔🤣you may be on to something! 2y
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Ericmanciniwriter
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Another great Point St Reading series, probably the best group of 5 authors I've seen. My personal favorite was Girl in Snow, it had a Megan Abbot vibe.

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yvo_about_books
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to enjoy this story, but unfortunately I did stumble upon a few problems that made it harder for me to actually enjoy the reading experience. I‘m not saying the writing is bad at all, but I do think it is something that either works for you or it doesn‘t. It did turn out to be quite a fast read and there were some aspects and themes I really liked and I guess the right person will probably have a better experience.

2,5/5 stars.

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JoeStalksBeck
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#libraryhaul 👏👏👏📖💯

Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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This was really lovely in ways I didn't expect. The mystery was good, but the exploration of love in it's many forms, and the question of what a person will do for someone they love, made this a standout for me.

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Grimscythe
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minkyb So sad. 2y
KrystleTheBookSlayer Now I'm glad that I didn't buy it the other day! 2y
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Grimscythe
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This book is rather boring so far. 21% in.

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Grimscythe
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Making a huge dent in my arcs! Now for this one. Here's a blurry photo of a #gingerbrat #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

Ignore the #lego #darthvader #photobomb

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
tammysue Awe💛 2y
JSW What a good-looking ginger! Hello from me and mine!! 2y
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Grimscythe @JSW You have a gingerbrat too?! *digs through your posts* 2y
JSW @TheGhastlyGrimoire yes! His name is Leopold. #gingerbrat 2y
Grimscythe @JSW One of these days everyone's gingers will disappear and everyone will know who stole them. 2y
JSW 😂😂😂 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder My ginger has passed away but I miss him every day. They really are the snuggliest! Yours are darling. 2y
Grimscythe @RestlessFickleBookSlut *hugs* May he Rest In Peace and enjoy all the treats. 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Thanks. I enjoy all the #gingersoflitsy 😁 2y
Grimscythe @RestlessFickleBookSlut Ooh! Another new tag! :D 2y
BookBabe 😻 2y
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I have just read a few pages of this, but right off the bat you see what the synopsis means when it talks about walking the line between love and obsession! Really looking forward to diving into this one. Has anyone read it? Did you enjoy it?

Alfoster Yes, it's good!😍😍😍👏👏 2y
DarcysMom I liked it. 😁 2y
nadine_swartz Gorgeous shot! 2y
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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Mehso-so

This was incredibly slow. The plot moved as fast as my kids do when I tell them to pick up their toys. 🐢 By the time the killer was revealed, I wanted it all to be over. The main thing about this: 1. Not all mysteries are thrillers. 2. This should not be categorized as a thriller.

Yeah_I_Read 😂😂...🐢🐢🐢🐢🐢 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto 😂😂😂 2y
anwade88 This is an excellent review 👌🏾😂 🐢 2y
NerdyRev Completely agree. I found the reveal to be a red herring. 2y
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Redjewel_7734
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Mehso-so

Kukafka does an amazing job of putting you inside her characters. On the other hand, I felt the reveal of the plot twist was a throwaway. There wasn't enough context & I felt that just as the plot was set to climax, the author pulled the punch & missed an opportunity. I don't know what ending I would I have preferred; I just know that this felt weak. If you like character over story, read this but if plot is king, this may be a miss.

monkeygirlsmama It was a so-so for me. 😟 2y
Redjewel_7734 @monkeygirlsmama I wanted to like it more than I did. But I will say I enjoyed the character study aspect of it. I just wanted the plot to be stronger than it was & choosing one of the least developed characters to fob the crime off on seemed such a cop out. It was like The author liked the other characters too much to make them the murderer so let's just bring in this side guy so nobody's feelings get hurt. 2y
monkeygirlsmama @Redjewel_7734 I completely agree, except that none of the developed characters were even that likable. LoL I was okay with the who-dunnit twist for the fact at I liked the surprise angle, yet overall it still felt like a cop out. 2y
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Librarylady
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The last two books I read have been heavy reads. So what did I pick to start tonight? Girl in Snow about the death of a teenage girl in a small Colorado town and the impact her death has. I'm thinking I need to read something light and fluffy next!

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jackilynn
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The joys of working nights in a library. I am banished to the basement to cover books.

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Lucylovesreading
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Pickpick

The story alternates between these three characters stories and as you piece the story together you realize that they are intricately connected. A crushingly delicate, poetic look at how everyone is tangled in some way or another and what you may believe is not always true.
4⭐️'s (Full review on Goodreads/instagram)

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Yeah_I_Read
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Mehso-so

https://www.goodreads.com/review/edit/32920254

I gave this 3.5 stars. It was well written and interesting; I just don't really care for this type of novel.

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Someone should set them up

mrozzz 😆🤣 your comment 2y
diovival 😂 2y
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thenamesbondvagabond
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Mehso-so

I was less than impressed with this book. Although it was a mystery, it moved incredibly slowly and dragged on. The book is definitely more character driven than plot driven, which doesn't work for me with mysteries/thrillers. None of the characters seemed interesting and/or likable, and one was particularly disturbing to me. (No spoilers here! 🤐) But the writing itself was okay.

⭐⭐⭐/5

monkeygirlsmama I agree so much. 2y
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JackieReadsBooks
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Hot outside, but cold in this book ❤️

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Robothugs
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What does it mean to love someone? When do the lines blur—when does it become something else? Kukafka explores this in her debut novel. Tragedy strikes a small town, and three central characters must work through their own past and present. I enjoyed the pace Kukakfa set for the story, and her writing is excellent. I was with each character on their journey, feeling sad and uncomfortable at all the right points in the story.

Pelican71 I liked it too @Robothugs 👁❄️ 2y
Robothugs @Pelican71 I saw your review & completely agree with it. Definitely not so much a mystery as the advanced reviews on the dust cover would suggest... But for what it actually was, I liked it. (edited) 2y
Moray_Reads I enjoyed it too. It was more subtle than I was expecting and she had a lovely style 2y
MrBook Great review, as always 😎👍🏻. Email me your home address, @bookbabe and I have something for you. 2y
Robothugs @MrBook ☺️ Incredibly sweet! I've emailed it to you. 2y
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whelanmaria
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Mehso-so

Between a pick and a so-so, I'm leaning more toward so-so. While this mystery was engaging and fun, I thought it was a little too simply written. I was hoping for more concrete depth from the characters and maybe more scenes of other characters besides the three narrators. It dragged a little but I was still entertained.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders Thanks! I allllmost bought this and now I'm really happy I controlled myself. Reading a simplistically written book right now - not interested in another one. Especially one I would have spent (wasted?) $$ on! I'll maybe someday pick it up from the library. 🙂 2y
whelanmaria @Penny_LiteraryHoarders If you do, definitely let me know what you think!! 2y
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Pelican71
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A slow paced mystery that is worth the wait. I will say that it seemed more like a character study but it's good nonetheless. The story is told through three different characters, two teenagers, Cameron and Jade and Russ, the police officer. Russ is the former partner of Cameron's absent father. Each main character has issues and secrets apart from the central mystery. I really enjoyed the authors writing and look forward to her next novel.

EvieBee Nice! Can't wait to read this. My library is pretty slow at processing but I'm first on the list! Hopefully I can get that copy in my hands in a couple of weeks. 2y
Pelican71 @EvieBee My library is pretty slow too. @BooksForEmpathy the pace of the book didn't bother me as much as others nor the fact that it wasn't as mysterious in the traditional sense. I really felt for two of the characters. 2y
Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍 2y
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Grimscythe Yowch. Too accurate. This is in my to-read pile too. I've been so sick that I've fallen so far behind in books. QQ I'll catch up some day! (Especially if I stop requesting new Galleys! XD) 2y
Pelican71 I hope that you're feeling better @EMJenkinson This wasn't a typical mystery to me, but I enjoyed it. Lots of quotable moments. (edited) 2y
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Cathythoughts I love this quote! Must check out the book 👍 2y
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BookishMarginalia
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Not particularly enthralled by the writing style, but the story itself has captured my attention thus far 🤓

lauralovesbooks1 Looking forward to hearing your thoughts when you finish. I have an ARC of it, but haven't read it yet. 2y
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