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Since We Fell (International)
Since We Fell (International) | Dennis Lehane
The new novel from New York Times bestseller Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island"Lehane is the master of complex human characters thrust into suspenseful, page-turning situations." --Gillian Flynn Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel's marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.
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DHill
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Oh my gosh I liked this one SO MUCH. It was fun. Dialogue is real and believable. Twists and turns? ✔️

Maybe not the best book ever and maybe not even one of Lehane‘s best, but an engaging story that will keep you turning the page.

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DHill
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I love Dennis Lehane‘s storytelling but I‘m not a fan of Julia Whelan as a narrator. I‘m hoping the story helps me overcome that.

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egreen03
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Good read

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amywithbooks
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This story was one wild ride. I loved it! Rich character development, unpredictable plot twists- all the things that make Lehane's books so good. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Halfway to my reading goal for the year! 💪🏽

MyNamesParadise Congrats! That‘s what my goal is for this year as well! I hope I can make it! 2y
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amywithbooks
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Ok, I made my choice! Starting this tonight!

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sarahlandis
Mehso-so

decent mystery novel if you like those

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Karen3
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The hubby and I really enjoyed this one on our drive in the RV. Several instances of laughing outright as well as “I didn‘t see that coming” comments. A solid 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Christyco125
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Surprising ending...I like it.

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Ghostnipps
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HOLY PLOT TWISTS! I did not see it coming, and I‘m usually pretty good at guessing the plot before it even begins. It starts out slow, a few well hidden clues set here and there, leaves you guessing all the way until the very end. I was not disappointed at all by this book, but who would expect any less from the author behind Mystic River and Shutter Island. This book has worked its way into one of my favorites of all time.

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Minervasbutler
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After an explosive opening sentence which is not picked up on till much later on, we follow protagonist Rachel, first in her quest for the father she has never known, then through her subsequent career and emotional life. It's all superbly rendered but seems more Jonathan Franzen than Lehane. Once we hit page 150 though the suspense and mystery elements kick in and the final third is a thrilling rollercoaster of twists and turns.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻sounds good. 3y
Minervasbutler @Cathythoughts some people found it a bit far-fetched. Can't say it bothered me 3y
Cathythoughts Interesting! I‘ll try a sample on kindle 👍🏻😉 life is a bit far -fetched 🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 3y
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Eggs
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Oh silhouette
She's growing tall and fine
She's got my back
She'll follow me down every street
No matter what my crime🎶

The tagged book is the first book that came to mind, despite its frequent implausibility.

#amsterdam #wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen I liked this book...I thought it was well written 3y
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notemehappy
Bailedbailed

Honestly. I got three quarters of the way through, then finally admitted to myself that life is far too short to read a bad book.

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WeirdAtHeart
Panpan

I wanted to like this book so bad, but in the end it was just disappointing.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Fall #SpingIntoReading

I haven‘t read it yet, but maybe I will one day!!! 📚📚

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SarahRotenberry
Since We Fell | Dennis Lehane
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Panpan

Reviews are all accurate. This is on Prime Reading for free which is the only reason you should read it, but I wouldn‘t recommend. Read Mystic River instead

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murflegirl
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Excited to start this. Just abandoned Woman in the Water and I already know I love the way Lehane writes, so here we go!

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Mynameisacolour
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Thank you to my #Litsypenpal @Elfylucille for the wonderful package! I love all the goodies and can't wait to dive into this story! 🤩🍫📫

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TheLibrarian
Since We Fell | Dennis Lehane
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This previous #BOTM selection is a #kindledeal

TheBookBabes No way!! One of my most favourite authors! 4y
TheLibrarian @TheBookBabes I have yet to read one of his books. Guess I need to get on that! 4y
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BekahB
Since We Fell | Dennis Lehane
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I‘ve decided to dedicate November to only reading selections from my #BOTM shelf. I‘m terrible at sticking to a monthly TBR or theme, but I really need to knock some of these off my unread list. I‘ve had a few false starts already, but I think I‘ve landed on Dennis Lehane‘s Since We Fell as my first read this month.

I skipped the November selections so I won‘t add any new BOTM books this month. Hopefully I can make a decent dent in this shelf. 😀

TheWordJar O.M.G. Pins on embroidery hoops for display!! That is brilliant! May I steal that idea? 4y
BekahB @TheWordJar oh definitely! I actually bought these on Etsy. I‘ve see a few different sellers with them, but I bought these from a shop called TxStitch. I was going to try to make them myself, but by the time I priced the materials, I figured it would be better to buy from a seller on Etsy. And she did better than I‘m sure I could have done. 😂 4y
OrangeMooseReads I‘ve been trying to get through my BOTM backlog as well. I‘ve realized I have been missing out on some good reads. Good luck to you. 4y
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Amiable
Since We Fell | Dennis Lehane
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I love Dennis Lehane and I will read anything he writes. This book is psychological thriller that kept me glued for about 250 pages. After that the wheels started to come off and my eyeballs started rolling. Still, I could picture the movie in my head. 3/5 stars

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Lauren_reading
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I wasn‘t sure what happened about a third of the way through because it became a completely different book. I really liked both halves, but wish there had been a bit more to each. That conspiracy theory stuff was pretty cool though! #botm I even woke up early to finish it.

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Jolinda
Since We Fell | Dennis Lehane
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Mehso-so

A bit slow at the start but the unexpected turn of events made up for it.

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Hooked_on_books
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I really liked this book, though it‘s very strange. The first 100 pages is lit fic about a woman searching for her birth father and grappling with the fallout of her mother‘s mental illness. The rest is a thriller exploring questions of identity and trust. It definitely won‘t be for everyone, but it worked for me. #botm

lele1432 Ah! That sounds up my alley! This one's in my BOTM backlog stack. I need to finally get around to reading it! 4y
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Sapphire
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Starting a new book as the sound of waves crash around me.

britt_brooke Enjoy! 4y
Sapphire So far so good! 4y
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Lidia
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After Brian met Rachel he just thought #GotToGetYouIntoMyLife and decided to take a risk that would change his life. #HeyJune @Cinfhen @GypsyKat

Cinfhen I liked this book but I don‘t remember all the details anymore 🤨 4y
candority I‘m the exact same way @Cinfhen! 4y
Cinfhen That‘s the story with nearly every book I read @candority 🙄 4y
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candority @Cinfhen Same! I‘m envious of the people who can remember the details of books months (or even years) after reading them! 4y
Cinfhen I KNOW!!! It‘s a skills set I don‘t possess @candority 4y
Lidia I remembered the story but I have to confess that I had to check on the names of the main characters 😂 @Cinfhen @candority 4y
Cinfhen NAMES?!? Yeah, NEVER HAPPENING 🙄 4y
GypsyKat Interesting! 4y
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NikkiKey94
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I really enjoyed this book! This was my first read from Dennis Lehane and it was not a disappointment! It started out a little slow but definitely kicked in soon. It kept me reading and wanting more!

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kbuggle
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I will read anything Lehane writes. I love his affinity for my hometown of Boston. That being said.. I wish it hadn‘t taken four hours to get into the thick of what this book ended up being. I actually feel like I listened to two different books! The second half is what I wished the entirety had been.

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intothehallofbooks
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Bailedbailed

I bailed on this one. I couldn‘t care about the characters, the plot, or the setting. I made It a little over 100 pages and just felt soooo bogged down by how much I had left so I stopped, even though it was for book club.

Interestingly, nearly everyone at my book club disliked this pick too. Two loved it! One other bailed, like me (a much older gentleman - “Solidarity!” he said 😍😂💪🏻), but most just didn‘t care for it.

Mdargusch It definitely starts out slow. 4y
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intothehallofbooks
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I‘m stopping my #25infive time now since it is late and I‘m at 25 hours, 19 minutes. YAYYYYY!!! I‘m going to read a little longer so I really should keep counting. But I‘m satisfied knowing I reached the goal 🙌🏻

My current read now that I‘ve finished The Great Alone (Still processing my thoughts, but it was wonderful!). It took me a long time to get into this one but the pacing seems to be picking up a little bit. Jury is still out on the plot!

mrozzz Well done!! 4y
Andrew65 Brilliant, well done and thanks for playing along. 😊🎉🍾💐🥂👏🙌🎈🏆😊🎉🍾👏🥂💐🙌🎈🏆 4y
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nienke_beeking
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When you‘re reading and enjoying the first sunny spring day on your couch, get up for only a minute to get a drink, and find this when you‘re ready to sit down again.

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Bookladylinda
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I‘m listening to this one in the office today and loving it so much!!!!

Bklover This was a BOTM pick for me that is still sitting on my shelf. Will have to move it up the TBR! 4y
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everfree7
Mehso-so

Not bad

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notsotriplec
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Panpan

I don‘t even know what I just read. So many WTF moments and not in a good way. A very poorly written female point of view and an embarrassment to the thriller genre. Yuck.

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suvata
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Mehso-so

2-1/2 of 5 stars = It was ok.
I had a hard time liking any of these characters.

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JPeterson
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Mehso-so

Eh. I felt like I just read two different books that had nothing to really do with each other. If either half (first or last) was more developed and cut out the other half, I would possibly would have enjoyed this significantly more. 🤷‍♀️

Booknerd2 I totally agree. Love Dennis Lehane but was a little disappointed in this book. 4y
JPeterson @Booknerd2 This was my first Lehane, but I‘ve heard his other books are much better then this one. I‘ll have to give him another chance soon. 😊 4y
Booknerd2 @JPeterson Shutter Island and his Kenzie and Genarro series are my favorites. 4y
JPeterson @Booknerd2 Thanks! I‘ll check those ones out!👍 4y
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amvs1111
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Mehso-so

Book club brunch this morning to discuss this mystery (?) novel. And why yes, that is a little champagne of beers chaser that they give you with your Bloody Mary. 😄 As for the book, it held my attention despite being way longer than it needed to be. Lots of twists and turns, some predictable and some surprises. Probably a good pick for people who enjoy mysteries/psychological suspense. So so if that's not your thing.

BookMaven407 A friend of mine from Wisconsin introduced me to the beer chaser with a Bloody Mary and now I couldn't drink one without it. Such a great combo 🍺Cheers! 4y
amvs1111 @BookMaven407 Smart friend! Delicious. 4y
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amvs1111
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I'm about halfway through and feel like I still don't "know" the main character. Purposeful deception or poor writing? ? Still intrigued and want to finish this one up in the next couple of days so my book club members don't spoil it during our brunch. #currentlylistening

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Pam.Kokomo
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This (audio)book kept me going through too much pre-Christmas cleaning and had me coming back when everything slowed down after New Years. Not sure it was all believable, but Lehane knows how to rope me in.

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everfree7

I'm liking this so far. I'm definitely invested early on!

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susanw
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I have a cousin recouping from major surgery, so I went to the thrift shore to get more books for my buck. Came home with this great batch and now I want to keep them for myself!!! #sorrynotsorry

rubyslippersreads I just started the top one for one of my IRL book clubs. 😊 4y
JulAnna Oh! Great haul! 4y
auntie_jenn Magpie Murders 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
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ErikasMindfulShelf They are all great!! 4y
melbeautyandbooks Magpie Murders was really good. 4y
4thhouseontheleft I enjoyed Commonwealth! I have often been known to end up buying a 2nd copy of a book for myself when buying for others. 😮 4y
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GAustin
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A pretty slow boil that builds till the last page. My first go with Lehane. Not much of a suspense reader, but I really enjoyed this. He has a way of delving into characters that keeps you interested. Lots of twisty in this one. I would recommend borrowing this from you library. It won‘t disappoint. I could see it as a film.

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lauren.lerner
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I don‘t usually reads thrillers but I enjoyed this one. Made for a perfect palate cleanser; if it weren‘t for #BOTM, I‘d likely never have picked it up, which speaks really highly of the ways that service has expanded what I read.

Set primarily in my college town of Boston, the main character is extremely well developed. I appreciated the author‘s take on anxiety & how it affected Rachel. The twists were unexpected.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5 • #thriller

CoverToCoverGirl This is getting nearer to the top of my TBR pile... really enjoy his writing! 😎 4y
lauren.lerner This was my first Lehane, but I enjoyed his style very much, @CoverToCoverGirl. Do you have any suggestions for what of his I should read next? 4y
CoverToCoverGirl The Coughlin Trilogy is amazing it starts with 4y
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Reviewsbylola BOTM has expanded my horizons too! 4y
lauren.lerner Honestly the horizon expansion alone has made the investment worth it for me, @Reviewsbylola. I never read many new releases before I joined. Now I‘m completely hooked! 4y
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lauren.lerner
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Day #17 Of #NovemberbytheNumbers. Just got to chapter 17 in this page turner, perfect timing for this post. So far, I really like it. I have no idea where it‘s going, just the sense that it‘s going to be bad... 🎶insert creepy music here🎶

Really enjoying the Boston setting; takes me back to my college days. I don‘t read a lot of thrillers but I‘m glad I took this one on today. #currentlyreading #BOTM

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lauren.lerner
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Day two of being home sick with a wicked cold/cough. 🤧 Yesterday was all about crappy daytime tv & trying to nap. Today I‘m going to attempt some reading now that my eyes are actually focusing again. This book from my #BOTM #TBR seems like the perfect pick for some sickday reading. • #noonetoldmecoldsaresomuchworsewhenyourepregnant #ifeellikedeathwarmedover #maybeathrillerwillcheermeup? #oratleastdistractmefrommysuffering #hashtagstorytelling

PurpleyPumpkin Hope you feel better soon!💜 4y
ErikasMindfulShelf Hope you feel better. That‘s a great book! 4y
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cobwebmoth Feel better soon! 4y
Cinfhen Feel better and this book was surprisingly good!! 4y
lauren.lerner Thanks, @irre @cobwebmoth & @Cinfhen! Enjoying the book more than I expected AND I‘m starting to feel vaguely human again. ☺️ 4y
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MorbidAi
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I actually really enjoyed this despite the hit and miss reviews

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MorbidAi
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I was supposed to read this last month but better late than never 😂

PerksOfBeingABookworm I love the coffee mug 😍 5y
MorbidAi @PerksOfBeingABookworm it was only $8 at BooksAMillion! 💚 5y
PerksOfBeingABookworm That's so tempting! I love play on word jokes that involve EAP. 5y
MorbidAi @PerksOfBeingABookworm me too!! I've been drooling over the Poekadot stuff on @outofprint 's website. 😂 5y
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Ehbooklover
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Mehso-so

This is a hard one to rate. It almost seemed as though it was two separate books merged into one. The first half is pretty slow and focuses on the protagonist and her search for her father. The second half is non-stop action and reads less like a character study and more like a thriller. I did enjoy the book even though it definitely took me awhile to feel invested in the story and I had to really suspend my disbelief at times.

emilyhaldi Totally agree with your assessment!! 5y
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