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Sunburn
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Caroline2
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Bailedbailed

Meh! I can‘t get into this one...I‘ve given it the obligatory 50 pages but I‘m bored and I don‘t care about the characters. Plus I‘ve read a few reviews that say the ending is disappointing....NEXT?

Libby1 I just sent you something yesterday. 😊 1mo
Caroline2 @Libby1 oh lovely! Thank you! 😀 1mo
AlaMich I finished this but found it pretty meh myself. I definitely did not understand the hype. 1mo
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Laughterhp Oh boy. This is on my TBR for the year. 1mo
Caroline2 @Laughterhp you might like it! It seems to be a love/hate book. 🤷‍♀️ I‘m obviously in the hate camp! 😆 1mo
Caroline2 @AlaMich me neither!! 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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SW-T
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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😂😂😂😂

#humor #litsyhumor

jen_the_scribe That's my kind of sunscreen lol 1mo
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KellyHunsakerReads
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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This #audiobook is today‘s library find.

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Kappadeemom
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Friday reading ❤️❤️🌞

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ireadpastbedtime
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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My before flight entertainment!

RaimeyGallant On my list! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 2mo
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Whatthebook
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Panpan

I thought I was going to like this one, but it seemed to go on forever. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvxk4woHVym/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=8rwy4w...

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ClairesReads
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Sunburn was the exact read I needed right now, but simultaneously I was never completely captured by it. Lippman is undoubtedly a great writer. This novel is much more observant, well-drawn, and nuanced than your standard thriller. The characters are complicated and intriguing. The plot was compelling and I didn‘t really know where it was going. That being said, I always felt I was reading this novel from a distance, and I‘m not sure why.

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CarolynM
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I don't read a lot of books in the noir/thriller genre. I enjoyed this one for the most part, the twists and turns held my interest and it was all pretty convincing. My main problem was with the "insta love" element which is irritating enough in romance novels without finding it in this genre. Thanks again, Cathy, for sending this one to me?

Cathythoughts Your welcome! I‘m glad you enjoyed it. ♥️ it got a “ pick” so not a bad result 😀 (edited) 5mo
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ClairesReads
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Perfect weekend read

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CarolynM
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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1. Getting sprayed by the sprinklers on the school lawns on hot days
2. No, spoiled only child
3. End of 2015/Early 2016 (can't remember for sure) but I wasn't very active in the first year or two
4. Sunburn by Laura Lippman (thanks again ) my current read
5. @Blueberry @ladyneverwhere

Thanks for the tag @Sharpeipup

#WondrousWednesday

Cinfhen Another 2016 OG 5mo
RadicalReader @CarolynM only children do tend to be more privileged which isn‘t a bad thing 5mo
CarolynM @Cathythoughts Before I hit the "post" bar on this you were tagged in the thanks in brackets. I don't know why it dropped out. Just so you know I did remember it was you who sent me this book, I didn't have to go look it up and then forget to put it in?? 5mo
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Cathythoughts Ah your grand ! Thanks ! I hope you like it 👍🏻♥️ 5mo
Eggs Thanks @CarolynM for joining in 😍🌷 (edited) 5mo
Megabooks I‘m an only too! (And spoiled!) 😉😁 5mo
CarolynM @Megabooks 👍🙂 5mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Frankly, this is a terrific book filled with odious characters. The ambiguity of it keeps you interested in the narrative, which is somewhat slow to unravel as the characters dance around one another. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to the #ReadingUSA2019 crew for this #Delaware pick that I may not have otherwise read.

Librarybelle I may have to read this too...such great reviews from everyone! 5mo
Myhusbandhatesreading What‘s the #delaware thing? I am a Delawarean born and raised 😊😊 5mo
Hooked_on_books @Myhusbandhatesreading A group of us are doing a challenge that is the brainchild of @Librarybelle wherein we attempt to read a book set in (or with an author from) every state. This one is set in Delaware. I‘m trying to hashtag the state for each post so people doing this or another challenge can find them easily. Even outside the challenge, this may be a fun one for you to check out! 5mo
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BarbaraBB
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The perfect beach read this noir thriller which was fun to read with lots of twists that didn‘t disappoint.
I also liked the American character of this novel, I‘d love to pay a visit to this small town in Delaware, drink a beer in the High-Ho with Polly and eat some of Adam‘s famous meals while listening to the jukebox. Thanks for sending me this one, @squirrelbrain 💕😘!

#ReadingUSA2019 #Delaware

squirrelbrain That‘s a well-travelled book now! 😁 Glad you enjoyed it, it is the perfect ‘holiday‘ read isn‘t it?! 5mo
Samplergal Love Laura Lippman. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly Yep! I read this last summer in Key West and felt exactly the same. 5mo
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Librarybelle Hooray! 5mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Absolutely, I read it in less than two days! 5mo
BarbaraBB @Samplergal This was my first book by her. Do you have any recommendations? 5mo
Rachel_nyc Sounds fun and I need Delaware for my Around the World challenge. Added to TBR. 5mo
Samplergal Her Tess Monaghan books are fun and set throughout Baltimore. I just finished Butchers Hill and. 5mo
batsy That's exactly how I felt after reading it. That description of the grilled cheese sandwich Adam makes for Polly had me distracted for days 😂 5mo
BarbaraBB @Samplergal thanks 😘 5mo
BarbaraBB @batsy Yes, that sandwich (and I don‘t even like cheese 😂) 5mo
CarolynM Just look at the colour of that water! Oh, there go my fantasies again...😂 5mo
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Laughterhp
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#BookMail is the best mail! Got the last pick for #LMPBC Round 4. And Sunburn from @squirrelbrain

Thanks so much!! I didn‘t realize you would have to send it internationally! I‘ve never gotten international post before! 😊 I love the Litsy stickers you put on your package!! Where did you get them?!

#ReadingUSA2019

squirrelbrain 😁 Glad it arrived safely and how exciting to get international post for the first time! My husband makes the stickers for me! 5mo
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squirrelbrain
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Hello, fellow US states‘ collectors..... I have a spare copy of Sunburn if anyone would like it; for some reason they keep turning up in my local charity shop...! It works for Delaware state - happy to send international.

First come, first served!

#readingUSA2019

Laughterhp If it‘s still available, I‘d be interested in it! 6mo
squirrelbrain Of course @Laughterhp ! Send me your details to helenharrogate at gmail dot com and I‘ll get it sent to you 👍 6mo
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Pamwurtzler
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Creepy and twisted, with unreliable narrators everywhere. It was a good suspenseful read. #ReadingUSA2019 #Delaware

BarbaraBB That‘s a good one for Delaware. Still need to read it. 6mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ve been searching for Delaware options. I may follow your lead with this one! 6mo
squirrelbrain @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books - I have a spare copy of Sunburn if either of you would like it. (My local charity shop sells books for 50p so I quite often buy duplicate copies of books to give to people). First come first served! 😁 6mo
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Kaye 👍🏼 6mo
Librarybelle Great choice! 6mo
Susanita The audiobook is good too. 6mo
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain i‘d love to have it but I‘m in the Netherlands so I think it will be too much to ask! 💕 6mo
squirrelbrain Of course it isn‘t @BarbaraBB - it‘s fine! I usually do any book swaps as ‘Europe‘ so often send stuff abroad. Send me your details to helenharrogate at gmail dot com. Really bizarrely I found ANOTHER copy at this morning‘s charity bookshop visit, so there is another @Hooked_on_books ! 6mo
BarbaraBB That is so sweet, thank you! I‘ll send you an e-mail 😘❤️ 6mo
Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain That is so nice of you! I‘m actually in line for the audio from the library and am going to stick with that, as I‘m moving soon and trying to not acquire more books. But thank you! 6mo
squirrelbrain No worries @Hooked_on_books - I‘ll offer it out to the rest of the ‘group‘... 6mo
Chelleo This looks like a fun challenge! 5mo
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CarolynM
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Thank you Cathy for sending the book and such a lovely card. It is so kind of you. I have been wanting to read Sunburn for a while, so it's lovely have a copy and an extra push! Thank you once again.

Cathythoughts Hi Carolyn , Oh you are welcome ! I‘m so glad it‘s there. Enjoy X Cathy 6mo
batsy Lovely 😍 6mo
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MicrobeMom
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Haha! Yes! But I do enjoy reading outside in the sun!

GingerAntics YES!!! 6mo
Tanisha_A Perfect! 6mo
Kaye If you live here, today you won‘t be getting a sunburn. Your behind will freeze to your chair if you attempt to sit out. It‘s pouring snow ❄️ ⛄️ 6mo
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Susanita
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Not just one of my favorite #standalones but also one of my favorite books of the year. The narrator for the #audiobook does a good job.
#bookishrewind2018

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cathysaid
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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This is a good one! And I highly recommend the audio version...perfect narration. Lots of twists and turns. A crime/drama/thriller mashup. Murder, sex, betrayal and dry wit with a femme fatale main character. Thanks to the #ToB list. I‘m liking those Tournament of Books recs so far!

https://themorningnews.org/article/the-year-in-fiction-2018

batsy I recently read it, too! So good. 8mo
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batsy
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I loved this slow-burn noir set in 90s Delaware. This is my first book by Lippman & what I found so engaging in this story of PIs, women on the run, insurance fraud & domestic abuse is the complex characters in a harsh world. Polly & Adam are the main characters, but the story shows different perspectives & the way in which people are pushed into corners. Lippman excels at revealing things on her own terms without using a sensational big "reveal".

Billypar Great review! 90s Delaware is definitely not the typical noir setting 😀 8mo
jhod I loved Polly 8mo
erzascarletbookgasm I have not read this author. Sounds good 👌 8mo
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merelybookish Great review! This is on the #tob list but I tend to steer away from thrillers because I hate 'big reveals.' But you've convinced me to give it a try! 8mo
batsy @Billypar Thank you! And yes, it seemed atypical but Lippman was so good at painting a kind of generic, dead-end town that also proved to be kind of a sanctuary for the main character. 8mo
batsy @jhod I did too; thought she was a captivating character. 8mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Yes, a happy discovery 👍🏽 On the TBR for awhile but ToB pushed me to read it, @merelybookish 😁 8mo
Cathythoughts Great review... I have it too ... must read it now 👍🏻❤️ 8mo
CarolynM This is on my TBR too. I'll get to it one day... 8mo
arubabookwoman I liked this one a lot too. 8mo
britt_brooke Nice review! #stacked 8mo
batsy @CarolynM Haha yes, that's me as well with my TBR 😁 8mo
batsy @arubabookwoman I'd love to read more by her! 8mo
Tonton Love her style! 8mo
BarbaraBB It doesn‘t appeal to me at all but since it is on the #tob longlist and you like it, I must reconsider! 8mo
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susanw
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Coffee, macadamia nuts, and a mystery. Sunday afternoon.

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Kimiam
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Mehso-so

I love noir so I should have liked this book. I think the problem was I didn‘t like the main character. I did not connect to her in any way. I like most of her books but this one meh.....

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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

Maybe it‘s just me, but I thought this was a bit boring and slow. The plot just didn‘t have enough to it to keep me interested and by the end I felt a bit dissatisfied.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. 9mo
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Susanita
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1. Tagged
2. 48
3. Women‘s conference in Williamsburg
4. 25th anniversary
5. Hi friend!

mdhughes72 Happy anniversary! 9mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻😀 9mo
Susanita @mdhughes72 Thank you! 9mo
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Magpiegem
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Feeling sad tonight after a long day and in incident involving my son, some rocks and another school mums car... give me strength. Does anyone else struggle because they are a goody two shoes always trying to keep everyone happy but there kid is dragging their reputation into the mud? Anyway I can‘t sleep so I‘m treating myself to something which isn‘t a college book.

silentrequiem Gentle hugs! 9mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m sorry. Parenting really sucks sometimes! 9mo
Mdargusch I‘m so sorry. Those days are rough. 9mo
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Magpiegem Thank you @silentrequiem @Reviewsbylola and @Mdargusch parenting is tough! My oldest is 5 and on the spectrum so I‘m still learning how to be his advocate whilst also dealing with his behaviour- tricky! Xxx 9mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m in the same boat! My oldest is 6 and also on the spectrum. It‘s a rough ride sometimes. 9mo
Andrew65 Stay strong. We had a difficult time too as our younger son grew up but now has turned things round. Keep you in our thoughts. 9mo
Magpiegem @Reviewsbylola yes a very rough ride at times. Sending you love and strength also. How many kiddos do you have? I have two little boys xx 9mo
Magpiegem @Andrew65 thank you for your words and your thoughts and I‘m really glad to hear your son is doing well xx 9mo
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Djspens
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Starting this one tonight. I have an early morning tomorrow, babysitting my almost 3 year old grandson. Let's see how long I stay up reading... #dogsoflitsy

Djspens Made it about 3 chapters before the beer and sleep aid took effect ?...nothing better than waking up to a toddler at 6:30 saying "hi Gramma!" 9mo
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ElishaLovesBooks
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Very enjoyable. I don‘t usually find thrillers too engaging (I usually think they‘re formulaic and can be easy to predict) but I didn‘t feel that way about this one. Laura Lippman is a master at holding back just enough information to keep you riveted and guessing. And I really liked the way the characters were developed.

SilversReviews This one was good. Hers don‘t always work for me, but this one did. 9mo
ElishaLovesBooks @SilversReviews This is the first one of hers I‘ve read! 9mo
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lynneamch Just finished the audio and completely agree with this review. It's not my usual reading fare either, but so glad I gave it a try. Intriguing through to the end. 9mo
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UnidragonFrag
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Mehso-so

Not sure how I feel about this. I'm unsure if all this would play out as it did, realistically, but it was pretty entertaining. I didn't guess the end, at least.

I've been pretty absent here guys, sorry. Between starting a new job, trying to get things settled with my previous job, stupid dental issues, and my mom moving in with us.. it's just been exhausting and busy.

Samplergal Hugs! We‘ve all had those weeks, months, and sometimes years. Hang in. Breathe. 10mo
SilversReviews I thought it was good. Her books are hit and miss sometimes. 10mo
AlaMich I felt the same. I didn‘t understand the hype. 10mo
UnidragonFrag @Samplergal I know, thanks :) I hope this stress chills its ass soon. @SilversReviews it was ok. I just didn't find it very believable, I guess? @AlaMich I've heard her other books are better, so I dunno. 10mo
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MCYmermaid
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Laura Lippman was one of the many authors who crafted & donated OOAK piggy banks to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC). Hers was covered with sections of SUNBURN. https://www.bincfoundation.org

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Magpiegem
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We have popped to Spain for a long weekend and friends wedding and it feels almost ironic that I chose to grab “Sunburn” from my TBR pile. It is looking very stormy here and set to thunder for the rest of the trip so I‘m making the most of the beach this morning.

Mdargusch Looks nice and peaceful! 10mo
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TheRomantiCate
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🌟🌟🌟🌟 it gets a little slow in sections, but the ending is beautiful and totally makes up for it!!

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Jana
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I liked this book a lot. It was a mess, but an organized, mind-twisting mess. Lots to keep track of but it actually made sense in the context of the plot because...well, I can‘t say why without giving too much away. AND. It took place in Delaware. Which is where I live and books are infrequently set here. I did struggle with the inaccurate geography but that‘s nitpicky. I also liked the 1995 setting. Making it modern would have ruined some stuff.

MaGoose I haven't read the book, but maybe the geography was changed to keep everyone guessing? 9mo
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amycollard
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I enjoyed this one, my first time reading any Laura Lippman. Some call it a thriller, but I think it‘s more of a slow burn than that. It‘s got a noir feel to it - with private detectives and people with secrets and dark pasts. Set in Delaware and the outskirts of Baltimore in the 1990‘s. It keeps you guessing, wondering who you can trust. A good read.

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Ashley85
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Mehso-so

It took me forever to read this book. Glad I‘m finally finished so I can move on. It was just okay. Basically was a game of cat and mouse, full of secrets and wondering who‘s telling the truth. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Samplergal
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Disclaimer: I‘m a pretty devout fan of Laura Lippman since she worked for my local paper on Baltimore. So there is that. Sunburn is a fun thriller with twists and turns that, imho, weren‘t predictable nor boring. 4 ⭐️. Loved it.

Bklover I‘m looking forward to this one! 11mo
Samplergal @Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
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Samplergal
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I need a little “home” today.

Ashley85 Currently reading this one too! It‘s pretty interesting so far, little more than half-way through. Curious to hear what you think of it. 11mo
Samplergal @Ashley85 I love it. Disclosure: I‘m a fan of Laura Lippman, so she starts off above average. I should finish this by tomorrow. Hubs is watching baseball so I can get a few more hours in. 11mo
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vlwelser
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I devoured this one. It's a thriller. Everyone in this book seems to have a secret past. It might be overkill, actually, but it makes for an entertaining story.

#Goodreads #ARC

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GloVerdino
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So of course I had to stop at the Barnes & Noble in Baltimore while I was on my trip!

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KathyWheeler
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This book took me a couple of days to get past the first chapter, but I did that today and then finished the entire book. Nobody is really trustworthy or likable, but you do end up understanding the main character‘s motives and even having some sympathy for her.

TrishB Exactly👍🏻 11mo
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TerriGreen
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I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I love a good psychological thriller. I was drawn in from the first chapter. I really liked all the different POVs, it kept the story interesting.

Reviewsbylola This was really well written. I love the dark noir vibe. 11mo
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Ashley85
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Took the kids to the library. Excited about all of these 🤗📚 #libraryhaul

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KathyWheeler
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Tonight‘s reading. I‘m all cozy in bed, listening to the thunder outside.🌩

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thebluestocking
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this smart, Gone Girl-esque thriller. I was hooked from the first paragraph and found it a quick and satisfying read.

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AlizaApp
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A great summer beach read: a thriller with several unreliable narrators, with several mysterious people whose pasts slowly unfold during a summer in a small Delaware town.

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TrishB
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Usually don‘t like these kind of thrillers - mysterious women with secrets- but this was a good read and I really wanted to know how she was going to end it! Decided to give this one a go after @MicheleinPhilly review!
Managed a book in a day on holiday, we had a lazy day doing not much (which means everyone else had a two hour nap this afternoon and I read!).

Kalalalatja Sounds like you are having a great time! 👏👏 11mo
MicheleinPhilly 👍🏼 11mo
thebluestocking I‘m reading this now, and I‘m super intrigued. 11mo
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TrishB @Kalalalatja absolutely 👍🏻 11mo
TrishB @thebluestocking I‘ll look out for your review! 11mo
youneverarrived I wasn‘t expecting much from this but I really liked it! 11mo
TrishB @youneverarrived sometimes they‘re so much better without expectations! 11mo
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lalogan
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I‘m only 5 chapters in and I am loving this fun summer mystery! Can‘t wait to find out what happens... I already can‘t put it down. This is the kind of book that‘s going to keep me up all night.
UPDATE: 24 hours later and I‘m almost done with this book. It‘s so good! What a great weekend read!

Aubrieoakley Sounds so good @lalogan !!!! 11mo
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Waterstones
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Our thriller for the month of August is this scorching noir from Laura Lippman, Sunburn. A perfect summer page turner with enough suspense and underlying darkness to keep you glued to the pages.

#bookofthemonth #waterstones #thrillerofthemonth

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Christyco125
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Adam and Polly are incendiary. All the lies and half truths and testing makes their relationship a car wreck. I feel sorry for Polly to a point but the story does stretch my sympathy to the limit. #2018christyread #audio