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Sunburn
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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RaeLovesToRead
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Mehso-so

Sunburn was heading for an easy 4 stars... I was hooked from the start. Intrigue built and built in this domestic noir psychological thriller and for the first two thirds I absolutely devoured it.

Unfortunately, much as I enjoyed the ride, the ending lets it down. Without giving anything away, there are a few holes in the plot and it kind of... fizzles toward the end.

Worth reading if you enjoyed Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.

⭐⭐⭐

RaeLovesToRead @MatchlessMarie Hope you're off to a good start for your birthday readathon! 🎁🍰 I'm reading along! 2mo
vivastory That's too bad about the end. Have you read anything else by Lippman? I've been meaning to try her for awhile now 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory This was my first by her and - don't get me wrong - it was a page turner. Really fascinating characters, very well set up, just lost momentum and I had. 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead @vivastory (sorry pressed send by accident!) I had... questions. (I absolutely HATED the ending to one of the other books I mentioned in my review by the way, but still gave it 4 stars)... would definitely try Lippman again is what I'm trying to say! And if you find a good one, tag me! 😊 2mo
vivastory I definitely will 👍 She has a series that I've heard great things about 2mo
Ruthiella I agree. I thought this was a perfect modern noir until the end. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @Ruthiella Yes, it started out so strong! 2mo
MatchlessMarie @RaeLovesToRead Ooh I‘d give this one a try a think! Thanks for reading along! I‘m ready for a reading weekend 😎 2mo
RaeLovesToRead @MatchlessMarie It is well worth a read. Very compelling and good characterisation. I will definitely be up for reading more books by the same author!! 😁 2mo
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LeslieO
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Enjoying this modern noir. #Doublespin #Bookspinbingo #SummerReading

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LeslieO
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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#BookSpinBingo #July #BookSpin #DoubleSpin
Hope to get to both of these in July.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 7mo
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allureofbeauty
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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“In her black dress, black gloves, and retro heels, she looks like Joan Crawford or Bette Davis. She feels like them too. Tough, yet brittle. That‘s the thing about being really hard. When you do break, you shatter.”

(This is my first time trying to do a book face photo. It‘s not perfect. I used Stay Evil, Dollface lip color by Notoriously Morbid - use code ALLURE15 to save money on your orders 🖤)
#sunburn #bookface #lauralippman #bookfacefriday

AJBowers Obsessed with this picture! 8mo
BarbaraBB It‘s a fabulous picture! 8mo
Gissy Great photo👌👏👏👏 8mo
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allureofbeauty @AJBowers thank you 🖤 8mo
allureofbeauty @Gissy thank you thank you 🖤 8mo
allureofbeauty @BarbaraBB thank you 🖤 8mo
Nute That photograph is super dope!🙌🏽 8mo
allureofbeauty @Nute thank you 🖤 8mo
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TheLudicReader
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Mehso-so

I liked this story of Polly, a woman with secrets, and Adam, the investigator hired to track her, but at some point it just lost momentum for me.

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Cinfhen
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Pickpick

Whoa, Laura Lippman you‘re a fiery one!! With wit, smarts, snarks and a really modern twist on the 1920‘s crime genre, Sunburn is a scorcher!!! So many sub stories all tightly plotted. Audio narration was sultry and sexy, perfect for this steamy thriller.
TW: domestic abuse #ReadingUSA2020 #Delaware

erzascarletbookgasm Sounds good 👍 2y
Cinfhen It‘s a clever tightly crafted story / had a classic noir feel @erzascarletbookgasm 2y
TrishB Great review and pic 👍🏻 2y
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BarbaraBB Great review. I liked this one too. 2y
Reviewsbylola I really enjoy her books. 2y
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Cinfhen
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This book is sooooooo good!!! I‘m loving the 1920‘s noir vibe....just hoping this book doesn‘t end like Double Indemnity

Magpiegem I‘ve been reading this book for almost 2 years! It‘s good enough to make me want to finish it but not good enough to keep me reading... the first book I‘ve ever had this problem with! 2y
Cinfhen No way @Magpiegem I‘m blowing through this audio....maybe pick up the audio from the library?!?! The narration is great 2y
Magpiegem Yes maybe that‘s it! I‘m reading the book... I‘m glad you are enjoying it 😊 2y
batsy I loved it 🖤 2y
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Cinfhen
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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My #Scribd hold came in this morning ♥️🎧Really enjoying this summertime noir, especially the setting #Delaware as I‘m familiar with the beaches & quaint towns. #ReadingUSA2020

squirrelbrain Lots of Littens read this for #delaware last year.... it‘s a good one! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s really drawing me in @squirrelbrain ♥️ 2y
Ruthiella I read this earlier this year and really liked it up to the epilogue... Loved the modern noir feel of it though! 2y
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Cinfhen I‘m intrigued @Ruthiella I‘m liking this one/ definitely #ModernNoir 2y
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 2y
BarbaraBB I enjoyed this one a lot too! 2y
Hooked_on_books I loved this one. I also read it for Delaware for this challenge last year. It made me want to read more from her. 2y
Cinfhen Lots of stories in play @Hooked_on_books @BarbaraBB @TrishB I fell asleep listening to audio last night so now I need to do some back peddling 😝there‘s another daughter??? 2y
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Oryx
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Hoping to squeeze in a few minutes reading on a work trip. I think this book was from @charl08 from our Litsy meet up swap (there were so many books flying about, it was hard to keep up ). Anyway, it's pretty gripping, hence it had to come with me.

charl08 Glad you're enjoying it! 2y
squirrelbrain I liked this one too! I read it last year for the US States challenge.... 2y
Magpiegem I‘ve been trying to finish this one for 18 months. I‘m not sure why I‘m struggling because I actually think it‘s pretty good!! Weird! 2y
Reviewsbylola This is a good one to keep you occupied on a work trip. 2y
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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Stories are like dough...Put your hands in your stories, work them, but don't overwork them.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Pride and fear. She can't imagine how rich she'd have to be to afford those two things.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

People pay so much for views and then, within a few weeks, don't even notice them.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

The guy's smile flickers, slow, like a neon blinking...

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

That's the thing about being really hard. When you do break, you shatter.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Work to live, don't live to work...

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Show me a man's wallet and I'll show you his soul...

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Flip the seasons, flip your life.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

....slow-as-syrup traffic.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Some people are like rabbit holes and you can fall a long, long way down if you go too far.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

He turns on the radio and it's that goddamn song that's on the radio all the time this summer, the one about chasing waterfalls. No one chases a waterfall. You go for a swim and the next thing you know, the current catches you and throws you right over.

😂

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

...steeping herself in silence.

(that is good imagery)

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

Last line: You could even say it arches.

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman

First line: It's the sunburned shoulders that gt him.

9504533338 Hi kaise hain 2y
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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Pickpick

This was hard to rate. The writing and the story was great but the ending fizzled out.

Mdargusch I liked it but I loved the cover! 2y
rather_be_reading @Mdargusch i agree! the cover def drew me in. 2y
night_shift This was a meh for me. The cover is cool though. 2y
rather_be_reading @UnidragonFrag ya it is! it was good until the last quarter 2y
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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Been craving a salad.

ImperfectCJ That is quite a salad! I had a salad for lunch, but looking at yours, I think I did it wrong. 😆 2y
Nu-Bibliophile @ImperfectCJ I love your comment 😂 2y
Curly_Reader This made me hungry 2y
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Daisey Looks fantastic! 2y
Kimberlone Looks good! I‘m having salad for dinner 2y
rather_be_reading @ImperfectCJ ty! haha theres no way to wrong a salad. 😂 2y
rather_be_reading @nu-bibliophile 😂 2y
rather_be_reading @Daisey it was delicious! 2y
rather_be_reading @Kimberlone yum! it hit the spot. 2y
FlyOverFarm4 Yum!!😋 2y
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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Almost done! I think all the twists & turns have shown themselves but how is it going to end?!

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Ahhhh a satisying end (almost) to my day

she.epeolatry Such a pretty pic. I rather enjoyed this one. Laura Lippman is my book boo. 😍 2y
rather_be_reading @she.epeolatry ty (thx to ig). this is my first Lippman! 2y
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charl08
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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One lonely tick...

Starting out on my pile (distracted by library books).

Linsy But still a tick! 👏 2y
charl08 @Linsy hopefully it will have some company soon! 2y
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charl08
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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How many hours a week do you watch sports?

[And can you do it somewhere else!?]

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charl08
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New word to me.

ljuliel I‘ve heard of corn pone but I don‘t know what it is. 2y
charl08 Apparently, "rustic; unsophisticated"... 2y
rather_be_reading there were a few words I had to look up 2y
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rather_be_reading
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A good start to my Saturday

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Clwojick
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Pickpick

Finished off this audiobook quickly while I worked on my #bujo some more. This one helped me knock off a few more prompts among my various 2020 challenges.

#1WordTitle @MrBook
11/100 #2020AudiobookChallenge
Letter S: #LitsyAtoZMystery
45/365 #GoodreadsChallenge
Jan Prompt for #MonthlyKeyWordGXO ☀️(Sun)
Mystery Prompt for #BooklistQueenReadingChallenge

MrBook Nicely done!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Laughterhp You‘ve already read 45 books?!?! 2y
KarenUK 45! 😳 2y
Clwojick @Laughterhp @KarenUK yes, we‘ll 49 now... but only because I‘ve had a few days off and I‘m trying 5 different genres for #LitsyAtoZ, including graphic novels and kids books, which I‘ve got a good dent in already. 2y
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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Lunch time is my fav time because it means reading time!!

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rather_be_reading
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Book 9 of 2020
#tbrlist

SilversReviews Oooo...so good. 2y
kranthir Wow ... that‘s good 2y
rather_be_reading @SilversReviews glad to hear tht! 2y
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SomedayAlmost
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Enjoyed a wonderful panel on complex, “unlikeable” characters with the talented & funny Laura Lippmann, whip-smartMegan Abott, and friends at Bouchercon yesterday! Good advice on writing who you want to write, likability be damned! #authorheroines #talent #determination #complexfemakecharacters #bouchercon

MrBook Niiice! 2y
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StaceyKondla
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Pickpick

Very enjoyable! Character driven and suspenseful - highly recommended

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DyAnne
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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I brought books to read while I waited to see Elizabeth Warren, but I forgot my hat. My face is as red as a tomato, and it hurts so much. Totally worth it.

Megabooks I really hope she‘s our next president! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2y
RaimeyGallant I'm so jealous! (not of the sunburn, yikes!) 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So sorry, but yes I agree! Nevertheless she persisted, sunburn or not! But seriously you might want to see a doctor about a face sunburn that bad. 2y
DyAnne @Megabooks @RaimeyGallant @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope she‘s our next president. Go see her if she comes to your town! I‘ve got sunburn gel and will not forget my hat for the rest of the summer! Going to visit a friend who is a nurse today. Will show her my face. 😆🥵 (edited) 2y
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Purrfectpages
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Seen on Facebook. 😆 #litsyhumor

SilversReviews LOVE it!! 2y
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JillR
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed Sunburn. It had a film noir feel to it; the beautiful, troubled heroine who may or may not have done terrible things, the private eye hired to find her and expose her secrets, the dead end town they both end up in. It wasn‘t overly dramatic, no crazy cliffhangers. A perfect holiday read. Also, the cover. I always fall for a good cover.

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻♥️ 2y
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andrew61
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Pickpick

Another holiday read and i really enjoyed this noir feeling thriller. It definitely had that feel of b/w movies with definite nods to Barbara stanwyk in double indemnity or Kathleen turner in the 1980s. An investigator has to follow a woman on the run polly costello + in a delaware bar he gets more than he bargained for. A great page turner, perfect for a rainy summer holiday read. Can't wait to try more by the author.

batsy I really enjoyed this one, too. 2y
BarbaraBB Me too! 2y
Anna40 I looked for this book in my public library catalog after reading your review and found another one by the same author, the story is set in Howard County. I live 5 mins from Howard County, my son goes to preschool there! So, I placed a hold on that one. Curious to see if she writes much about the place. Didn't know the author. Will keep you posted :) 2y
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andrew61 @Anna40 i will definitely be interested to see your thoughts. In the back of my head, and i may be wrong but im sure i heard them interviwed together, i think she may be married to david simon or someone to do with The Wire. 2y
Anna40 Huh! You're right! She's married to one of the Wire writers! They must be living in the area. Most of her books are set in Baltimore and vicinity. The one you read is set in Delaware isn't it? Will definitely let you know if I like the Lady in the Lake, the one set in Howard County... 2y
Anna40 Sorry not Lady in the Lake, that one is set in Bmore. I'm going to read Wilde Lake 2y
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Meghan1
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Pickpick

#BFCRound3
Finished my first workout for this week - 47 minute walk/run/row. I have a 5K this Saturday that I have been training for. I also finished the tagged book. @wanderinglynn @Scochrane26 @Laughterhp @Dragonfairykats @krayoncolorz @hes7 @TK421 @LapReader @Catlover23 @Sresendez12 #SmallSteppers

Laughterhp Great job!! Good luck with your 5k! (edited) 2y
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 2y
Catlover23 Good luck!! 2y
Dragonfairykats Awesome!!💥🤸‍♀️💃 2y
TK421 Great job! Enjoy the 5k.😊 2y
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Meghan1
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
Mehso-so

Eh...just ok, I thought.

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Clwojick
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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🔸#UglyLocationChallenge : Walmart‘s Garden Section again. 😂

Itchyfeetreader This photo makes me much more interested in this chair than I otherwise might be ... viral marketing in action 2y
Kaila-ann @Itchyfeetreader I felt that way about the pillow 🤣 2y
BooknerdsLife LOL I want that pillow too! 2y
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Litlady
Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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My super fabulous Litsy pen-pal @Beck9lol strikes again with all kinds of summer pampering awesomeness!! Becky, this made a busy/crazy last few weeks much more bearable! Thanks for everything ... it will all be used in good health! Here‘s hoping for cooler temps soon! Happy summer, my dear! 🥰😎🔥📚❣️🌞🌻🌸 #Litsypenpal

Beck9lol Yay!! Enjoy your summer pampering! 😀☀️🌊🌴 3y
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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. 😊 3y
Caroline2 @Libby1 oh lovely! Thank you! 😀 3y
AlaMich I finished this but found it pretty meh myself. I definitely did not understand the hype. 3y
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Laughterhp Oh boy. This is on my TBR for the year. 3y
Caroline2 @Laughterhp you might like it! It seems to be a love/hate book. 🤷‍♀️ I‘m obviously in the hate camp! 😆 3y
Caroline2 @AlaMich me neither!! 🤷‍♀️ 3y
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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 3y
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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 ❤️❤️🌞