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Lying Game
Lying Game | Ruth Ware
From the instant New York Times bestselling author of blockbuster thrillers In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10 comes Ruth Ware's chilling new novel. On a cool June morning, a woman is walking her dog in the idyllic coastal village of Salten along a tidal estuary known as the Reach. Before she can stop him, the dog charges into the water to retrieve what first appears to be a wayward stick, but to her horror, turns out to be something much more sinister... The next morning, three women in and around London--Fatima, Thea, and Isabel--receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, "I need you." The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school set near the cliffs of the English Channel. Each different in their own way, the four became inseparable and were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. The myriad and complicated rules of the game are strict: no lying to each other--ever. Bail on the lie when it becomes clear it is about to be found out. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school's eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate's father). Atmospheric, twisty, and with just the right amount of chill that will keep you wrong-footed--which has now become Ruth Ware's signature style--The Lying Game is sure to be her next big bestseller. Another unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.
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Librarylady3
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My assistant helping me choose my next read from my TBR stack. #readyourbookshelf

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candc320
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This was a solid and entertaining mystery. It wasn‘t necessarily as thrilling as I was hoping for but it did keep me guessing and changing my mind. And the narrator was great! 🌟🌟🌟 1/2

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Latrelwhite
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Started another Ruth Ware last night!

Mdargusch I‘m listening to this on audio right now. There are so many mixed reviews on this one! 2w
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Melissa_J
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The Lying Game is a page turner, and I think it might be my favourite of the three Ware books I‘ve read. Although it‘s not too difficult to figure out how the story will end, and I really didn‘t like some of the decisions and actions of the main character, I enjoyed the book nevertheless. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen Keep the summer of thrillers going! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Summer thriller ??! Stacked 1mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen that‘s one down!! 1mo
Melissa_J @Cathythoughts I think you‘d like this one. 1mo
Mdargusch I‘m halfway through this audio version and I‘m enjoying it. I‘m hoping for some kind of twist eventually. 🤞🏼 2w
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Melissa_J
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I own a lot of books, many of which remain unread. In an attempt to reduce my massive TBR pile, I plan on making this the #summerofsuspense My plan is to read as many as I can of the books on the top (fully pictured) shelf, and those stacked beside the bookcase. All of these books fall in the mystery, suspense, or thriller genres. I don‘t read as quickly as many of you, but books in these genres I tend to get through quickly. Wish me luck! 📚

Melissa_J Oh, and because I‘m a moody reader I reserve the right to change my mind and not read any of them 😂 1mo
DGRachel I love your caveat! Good luck!🍀 😘 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
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CoverToCoverGirl Good luck... Vox is somewhere on my TBR selves too. I‘ll get to it someday. 1mo
twohectobooks Good luck! I feel you on being a slower reader on here. 1mo
Melissa_J @twohectobooks I read a fair amount each year (75 to 85 books), but I see the number of books some Littens read each month and I‘m shocked 😱 1mo
twohectobooks @Melissa_J I‘m around the 50 per year mark and I swear there are a few litsy users who read that amount in a month lol 1mo
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Melissa_J
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It‘s a lovely 19 degrees (C) here today, which is the perfect temperature for me to read outside — I hate heat and actually prefer - 30 to + 30 🤷🏻‍♀️

I have what feels like a gazillion unread thrillers/suspense novels spread across various bookshelves in my house, and I‘m going to try and tackle a bunch of them this summer. I‘m starting with the book pictured. I‘ve enjoyed the previous Ruth Ware books I‘ve read so I expect I enjoy this.

marleed Oh good luck. For the next book fitness challenge, I‘m committing to one book from my physical TBR for every library ebook - a true challenge for me. ... I love Ruth Ware books, I‘m discovering! 1mo
ferskner Whoa, I just realized for the first time that the cover has a net on it and not cobblestones. 🤦 1mo
LeahBergen I hate heat, too. 😆 1mo
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Melissa_J @marleed good luck with that! 1mo
Melissa_J @ferskner I thought it was cobblestones at first too. 1mo
Melissa_J @LeahBergen it‘s our northern blood 😉 1mo
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mc916
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I was apprehensive about picking this one up, because I hated, The Woman in Cabin 10. I‘m so happy I did! No spoilers here...go read it!

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SammyB123
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Cannot wait to devour this book 📖 📚

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Gdsjenny
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Ruth Ware does a good job of layering her story. You keep reading to find the next layer and get a little more info about what really happened.

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bookish_wookish
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Mehso-so

If Pretty Little Liars and I Know What You Did Last Summer had a baby it would be this book. Im starting to realize though that Ruth Ware books are hit or miss for me. This one was a miss. There was a lot of chapters that were just taking up space. This could have been a short story and told in a 100 pages. The story was good and it kept me guessing with a twist at the end but it was so slow to get going and stayed slow.

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Erika13137
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That Ruth Ware knows how to write a book that you just can‘t put down. Everything I‘ve read by her I‘ve enjoyed and has had me guessing right to the end. Great, real characters and mystery.

#corgisoflitsy #mystery #whodunit

AKinderman I love Ruth Ware! Got to see her tour The Death of Mrs. Westaway not too long ago :). 2mo
Erika13137 @AKinderman I just picked up that book from one of the little free libraries on my street. Looking forward to reading it. 2mo
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VeryLazyDaisy
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Mehso-so

Gawd this book was infuriating! Every damned character made me want to smash things. I‘m not usually bothered by unlikeable characters, but I found myself getting annoyed by them instead of engrossed in the plot. The mystery is conveyed by MC continually eluding to this big bad secret. I felt more irritated by the contrived suspense than intrigued by the story. Not a DNF but not a favourite either. Will still read this author though.

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Lmass23
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Day 3...Almost done!! Sooo good!!

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bookish_wookish
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How funny that i saw this yesterday at the thrift store and was tempted to get it, but i passed on it. Just now i was browsing for a book to listen to and boom there it is! 🙃

JSW This book is calling you 😁 2mo
Clwojick I just seen this at the book sale, but it was $4 so I left it there. Hopefully I‘ll find it available on audio soon too 😏😉 2mo
bookish_wookish Yes! It was $2.99 at savers! @clowjick 2mo
LKstagemanager I just finished the audio book. I LOVED it! 1mo
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ElizaMarie
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So. I finished this rather quickly (I was able to listen to this off and on at work) but anyway. It was good. Didn‘t expect the twists that occurred. Liked the characters. Overall a thumbs up.

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ElizaMarie
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Thought this might be a good listen. Day of cleaning and relaxing...

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Eggbeater
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I loved the characters and the nostalgia mixed with remorse in this one. I found it to be extremely addictive and I read it in two sittings. I think it might be my favorite Ruth Ware that I've read so far just because I felt like I understood the character of Isa so well.

Latrelwhite Reading now! 2w
Eggbeater @Latrelwhite This one is great. I listen to her books on audio because I love the narrator. She has a new book coming out soon. 2w
Latrelwhite @Eggbeater Me too! Yes I Can‘t wait!!!💕 I‘ve been talking to Ruth Ware on Twitter she‘s great. 2w
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allureofbeauty
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kellyreads Cute bookmark! 3mo
allureofbeauty @kellyreads thank you I had it made at Walgreens 🖤 3mo
kellyreads You're welcome I'm going to have to have to get one made 3mo
allureofbeauty @kellyreads you do have to get them in a set of four but they‘re pretty cheap and they‘re nice. I‘ll definitely do it again. 3mo
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allureofbeauty
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Kaila-ann
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This book was good but it won‘t be one of my favorites for the year. It was fast paced, the writing was good, there were plenty of twists and turns but I didn‘t love any of the characters. Not they were bad or poorly developed, but none of them had richness or depth either. Overall, a good book but not a great one.

2019 page goal: 11,352/30,000 = 37.8%

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Kaila-ann
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What a long week!! Making good progress on The Lying Game since I promised to send it off to fulfill a #bookcrossing #wishlist entry. It‘s engaging and pulls you in, so far a good, fast paced read.

#fridaynightbookclub

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s on my shelf!!! 4mo
Kaila-ann @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s been good so far. This is my first book from this author and I‘m enjoying it 😊. 4mo
JoScho I had trouble getting into that one. I plan on trying again in the future. 4mo
Kaila-ann @JoScho It was a little slow to start but I feel like it picked up pretty quick. Now I just want to know what this terrible thing is that they‘ve done and had to lie about for so long 🤔. 4mo
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Kaila-ann
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1. Historical fiction
2. Dean Koontz
3. The Book Thief
4. Biographies - although I‘m working on this one.
5. Tagged

#hellothursday #bookedition

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 4mo
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MrsV
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Settling down for the night with this one.

CoverToCoverGirl Welcome back! 😊📚 4mo
MrsV Thanks!! 4mo
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christinehk
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Easy, quick read. Kept me intrigued. Although the first 3/4 of the story was interesting and kept me wanting to read more, it wasn‘t until the last 1/4 that the story seemed to spiral out of control (in a great way). Definitely would recommend

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Kelican17
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Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed listening to this book. It kept my attention and I liked the narrator. I might see if the same narrator reads any other books I might be interested in. Also.... i totally called it, from early on in the story. Mystery solved. Go me. 🤗

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Jemgirl2014
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Bailedbailed

Sorry, I am so done. I had to quit at the 68% mark. This is too boring for words and I do not like any of the characters. I have too many other books waiting for me to waste my time with this hot mess. Sadly, this is the first Ruth Ware book that I hate. 🙁

Sweettartlaura I haven‘t read this one, but I think she‘s unreliable 😕. I loved In a Dark, Dark Wood... until it turned out as predictable as I thought. The Woman in Cabin 10 was MUCH better. I was hoping to hear she gets better with each one. But I hear spotty things 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
Jemgirl2014 @Sweettartlaura Oh, my gosh! Definitely skip this one. I thought "In a Dark, Dark Place" was pretty good but you're right about it being predictable. I loved "The Woman in Cabin 10" and I think "The Death of Mrs. Westaway" is my favorite. I preordered "Turn of the Key" but now I"m thinking of waiting for the reviews before I buy. LOL 5mo
Sweettartlaura Will do, @Jemgirl2014 👍🏻 5mo
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MelissaSue81 This was my least favorite of her books. I agree.. it was boring, and I hated the whole subplot of her resenting the baby. 5mo
Jemgirl2014 @MelissaSue81 Yes, I thought about finishing it since I was so close to the end. However, since it was a just a free library book, I returned it. She resented her baby?! I must have missed that. Or I didn't get that far to pick up on that. All I know is that I'm glad I'm rid of that book lol. 5mo
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Jemgirl2014
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So, I may have gone a little nuts borrowing ebooks at my local library. I'm finishing one up and now I have four new ones on loan. I need a vacation so I can read like I want to read! Too many books, too little time. 😫

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tdrosebud
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Mine too!!! 6mo
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sparrowssavvy
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Thoroughly enjoyed this book by Ruth Ware. I was hoping for a few more twists and turns thrown in but still a great read and hard to put down. There were moments where I got thoroughly aggravated with the protagonist and some of her decisions. Rich characters otherwise and a beautiful setting!

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Vreyes
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Mehso-so

3 stars. It was okay. I didn‘t find it thrilling but I enjoyed the secrets

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Jeannineth
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I have started the #buzzwordathon early. I‘m reading books with “lie” in the title. Lie, lies, liar, lying also qualify. Lol

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I have not put up a #Booked2018 update post in a while. I have 8 to add.
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Woohoo!!!!! Awesomeness!!!! 7mo
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ADice
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Great read, relatable

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 7mo
CarolynM Welcome to Litsy 🌼 6mo
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!!! 6mo
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BookNerd9906 Hello and welcome. 👋🎉🥂 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 6mo
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Trollkonstnaren
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Just finished a new book - and I have problem. Hint: it is neither 'what to read next' or 'i do not have enough books'.

Trollkonstnaren Spoiler: it is where to store all the books. 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Time for a book, a warm drink, and snuggly cats (if only they could make the drink for me). 😸 Finally finishing this one up tonight.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I've been flip flopping between this book and scaring myself silly watching the Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. After this mocha I'm baking some banana bread.

Laylafinn I really didn‘t think the haunting of hill house scared me, but I‘ve had three bad dreams about being in a haunted house with ghosts since then! So it really must have! 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @Laylafinn I can watch/read monsters, sharks, Michael Myers; no problem. But ghosts scare the bejesus out of me. And I fall for the jump scares EVERY time. 8mo
mcipher It‘s such a dark and sad show and I find I can‘t watch too much at a time - i need breaks and something light in between! I just watched episode 5 and found it to be pretty scary - more so than it has been. I guess it‘s a slow burn? (edited) 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @mcipher I just watched 5. Wow! I need a break. Perhaps Superstore or The Good Place. 8mo
VeganCleopatra That mug! ❤️ 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon @VeganCleopatra I know! It's one of my favorites. 8mo
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Amiable
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Panpan

Bleh. The best word to describe this book is "tedious." The pacing was slow, the "deep secret" that is finally revealed as the core of the mystery is underwhelming (at best) and the resolution is unremarkable and boring. And there is too much meandering into relationships and actions that don't matter and not enough into those that do. Would not recommend. Even if you got it for free like I did.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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This is the third book I've tried to start in three days. I wasn't feeling any of them. But now I'm 100 pages in and I'm finally hooked.

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Amiable
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Reviews for this are mixed, but I found it in the free bin at work so figured what the heck...

AmyG I really enjoyed this. For free! Hope you do, too. 8mo
CouronneDhiver This was a decent read... not my favourite Ware, but definitely not a waste. 😊 8mo
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Starfire29
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego So accurate. 💚 9mo
Eggs Yep, so ME...❤️this (edited) 9mo
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cherinium
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This chilly Sunday seems like a great day to curl up with my #lmpbc read for this month while Gilbert watches from his throne. #GroupZ #round3
#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #adventuresofthegmen #lazyday @Velvetsun @lidia @shellleigh33

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 9mo
Lidia I hope you enjoy it! 9mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Next up while Persephone and the #manpanion watch football.

Avanders Are you back home? Did you get the #readthemoviesswap package? 9mo
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throwmeabook
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Some #sleepytimetea and a new book for tonight‘s bedtime reading. 📚☕️😴

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Kappadeemom
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A good example #taggedbook

TheBookKeepers Right! I had such a hard time connecting with any of the characters of that book. 10mo
BookishBlonde12 Haha yes! 10mo
Jess Perfect. I had to stop reading her books because I always feel this way! 10mo
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alisonrose
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Mehso-so

Finally got thru this. Overall it was underwhelming. There was nothing shocking or unexpected about the “reveals” - I mostly just went “Oh. K.” Also quite slow w/too much HEY LOOK MYSTERIOUS FORESHADOWING that didn‘t go anywhere. I did like the atmosphere, Ware is good at this almost claustrophobic kind of setting. And the shifting time period was done well & made sense for this story. But many plot holes/unanswered Qs, & annoying chars. 2/5 ⭐️

thereadingowlvina I did not like this book either! You're right about annoying characters lol. And I gave only 1🌟 😐 10mo
alisonrose @thereadingowlvina I almost gave it one star, but there was just enough in the setting and atmosphere to bump it up a bit. Probably more like a 1.5 but you know the old Goodreads half star complaints 😜 10mo
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alisonrose
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THE FUCKING TRUTH. Glad I eventually realized I didn‘t like men, lol. (Side note: this book is taking me a while to get through, for its length, because it‘s just........I don‘t know. Not boring exactly but just not drawing me in very much. Not gripping. Bleh.)

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Kappadeemom
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Lunchtime reading ❣️❣️