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Invisible City
Invisible City | Julia Dahl
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Investigating the murder of a Hasidic Jewish woman who because of religious laws will be buried without an autopsy, Brooklyn journalist Rebekah Roberts, whose Jewish mother abandoned her as a baby, intercedes to prevent the woman's killer from getting away with the crime. 50,000 first printing.
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PurpleyPumpkin
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I finished this audiobook a while ago, but neglected to post a review. Oops! I wasn‘t particularly drawn to the main character, Rebekah Roberts, but the story was interesting enough to finish. I especially enjoyed a glimpse into a Hasidic neighbourhood in New York, and I think the author did a pretty thorough job in her research and portrayal of the community. The interview with the author at the end of the audiobook was enlightening. 3/5⭐️

UwannaPublishme Love the book cover! My Mom‘s from Brooklyn, so I‘ve been on that bridge a few times. 6mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme It‘s such an iconic bridge. I‘ve been to NYC a couple of times, but never been on the bridge. Hoping to go back someday. 😉 6mo
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JacqMac
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Great crime novel. Hard to put down. Very good on audio. It‘s told from the point of view of a journalist, which gave it an interesting spin.

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JacqMac
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I found an audiobook. It‘s so good, I just can‘t turn it off.
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Andrew65 It looks good, covers really switch me onto or off a book! A great time! 🙌 10mo
TheReadingMermaid Making great time sweetheart! Keep up the good work! 👍🏻👍🏻 10mo
JacqMac @Andrew65 I tend to judge a book by its cover, too. 10mo
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charl08
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Compelling crime fiction: young reporter looks for secrets in a closed New York community.

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MuddyPuddle
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I love mysteries, but not usually from the pov of a journalist (harassing people to get a story). That being said, this was a good mystery that Rebekah solved all by herself - mainly because it was not being pursued by the police - while encountering clues from her own past. I love reading books that take a peek inside the Hasidic Jewish community, and for that this book did not disappoint. It gave me that peek, a good mystery, and a short read.

Pamwurtzler Looks interesting- stacked! 1y
Dragon Sounds good! Stacking 👍🐉 1y
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ElyssaReads
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This is my first adult mystery/thriller since Gone Girl and I enjoyed it! Not as intense as others I‘ve read but the plot was tight and moved quickly enough for me to plow through the whole book this afternoon. Thanks @Rachel.Rencher for sending this my a few months ago! :)

Rachel.Rencher Yay, glad you enjoyed it! 😁❤ 1y
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cathysaid
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Entertaining and engaging crime novel about a murder that occurs within a Hasidic community in New York. As a journalist with some baggage related to the Jewish community, the main character inevitably gets too involved. Occasionally slow but still interesting. 3/5 ⭐️

RaimeyGallant Thanks for the review! 2y
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MelodySchreiber
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I love a good journalist mystery - and I'm fascinated by ultra-Orthodox communities. This book was a solid win!

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AlexGeorge
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Tore through it. So good. Taut, well-paced, wonderful characters and cracking plot. I'm making myself wait before I dive into RUN YOU DOWN.

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AlexGeorge
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Loving this. Julia Dahl can WRITE.

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emilygatlin
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Well I'm peepin' and I'm creepin' and I'm creep-in'... 👀

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emilygatlin
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Starting another book for KILLING IT, the panel full of FIVE AMAZING WOMEN that I'm moderating at next month's Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri! (April 21st-22nd. Salman Rushdie is kicking it off. You guys should totally come!)

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Readmeseymour
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This was a surprisingly good story that kept me guessing until the end. The book description didn't grab me right away but I was hooked within first few pages!

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chavalah
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I think the crime/mystery/thriller genre might just not be for me, especially when it comes to communities I care about. I wanted more nuance, more character development, but we have a plot to get through. At least Dahl did some research. And as iffy as I was on the Judaism, I found myself grappling with the journalism. Was my first grad school degree, once upon a time, and although I didn't do tabloids, a lot of the issues are familiar to me.

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killerlouise
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Sailed through this--compelling and smart.

mrldg Am eager for the 3rd book! 3y
killerlouise Me too! 3y
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