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Then She Was Gone
Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
THEN Ellie Mack was many things. She was fifteen. She was the youngest of three. She was her mother's golden girl. She was heading towards a perfect post-exams summer holiday, with her whole life ahead of her. And then, she was gone. NOW Laurel Mack is living in the past. It's been ten years since Ellie disappeared, and Laurel's never given up hope of finding her daughter. But now, she no longer has a choice in the matter. It's time to let go. And then one day, as she is slowly piecing her life back together, Laurel meets Floyd in a local cafe. An unexpectedly charming mathematician, he sweeps Laurel off her feet. Before she knows it she's meeting his daughters, and his youngest Poppy takes Laurel's breath away. Because Poppy is so like Ellie was at that age. And now, all those unanswered questions that have haunted Laurel come flooding back. What happened to Ellie? Where did she go? Who still has secrets to hide?
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kaitlynlc29
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I wasn‘t really invested in the characters until half way through and was thinking the book was just okay. Then a sick twist happens and I was all in! Altogether it was a good read, just took a while to really reel me in.

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TheDaysGoBy
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Been at Outer Banks, NC the last week and finished this book with a view of the little lake next to our beach house. Overall the book wasn‘t bad. It held my interest, but it wasn‘t overly suspenseful given I‘d had the plot figured out pretty quickly. Still was pretty enjoyable, but not a favorite of mine.

This was book 3/4 of my #BFC2 book goal

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Aswenson
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I feel like the plot here will be a stretch... but I‘m here for the ride!

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k.reads
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Mehso-so

I just fundamentally don‘t get this book.
THINGS IT IS NOT:
1) A mystery - There is absolutely nothing mysterious here. The author signposts literally everything. Have a feeling you figured it out after the first suspect is introduced? That‘s b/c you did.
2) A thriller - The plot mostly consists of a middle aged woman going on dates.
3) A psychological character study - Why do the characters do what they do? B/c the author says so.

So...🤷🏻‍♀️

LaurenReads Love this!!! 😂 I‘m going to move this down on my TBR pile 1mo
TheEllieMo I read this recently and felt just the same. It was a very disappointing read. 1mo
k.reads @TheEllieMo Glad I‘m not the only one! 1mo
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howjessreads
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Day 10 of #30junebooks is SUMMER!
Here in #Tucson, summer means heat. And since everyone wants a nice air-conditioned place to hang out while the kids are outta school, Bookmans is BUSY all day, every day. 📚
I checked my employee recs shelf this morning, and it was totally empty! So I stocked it up with some fun, light summer reads, plus a couple of faves. 😍 I wonder how many days it‘ll be before it‘s empty again. 🤔 #behindthescenesatbookmans

Megabooks If I were in Tucson, I would try one! I loved my visit out there. Great city! 1mo
Tamra I love recs! 1mo
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Eggs
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Poor Ellie...

#deadlydiva jazzyjune

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Sarz
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Mehso-so

3 ⭐
I was going to give this a pick, because I did mostly enjoy it while reading it, but the ending... It's been a week since I finished it and the ending still makes me super mad. I don't recommend it.

cookreadsleep I hate when a good book has a bad ending. 1mo
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kaveasey
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Such a great book! I couldn‘t put it down and anytime I had to, I was counting down until I could read again. I‘m just getting into reading and this has me on edge during the entire read.

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DHill
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Oh my. Favorite book of the year so far. I highly recommend the audio - so well read.

Victoriahoperose Loved this one. Kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through!! 2mo
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Lmass23
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Such a wonderful book!! I cried at the end...I never cry! It was captivating, beginning to end!!

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DHill
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Do you ever get so into a book that you want to Google all the characters to find out more about them and then you realize they‘re not real? Helen Duff‘s narration is so good that I find myself wanting to do just that. Really enjoying this book.

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bexhodge94
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Current read

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larah17
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Mehso-so

I didn't mind this thriller, but I had some issues with the realism throughout. While this usually wouldn't put me off a book, I couldn't help but repeatedly note how the characters were completely unrealistic, and everything tied up a little too nicely at the end. Overall though, it kept me reading until the end without getting bored.

#MountTBR2019 19/36
Goodreads 35/52

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DHill
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Started this one today and I‘m really liking it so far!

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umbrellagirl
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thereadingowlvina 😂👍 2mo
Lovesbooks87 Seriously! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
umbrellagirl @thereadingowlvina @Lovesbooks87 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks And I might just do it all again tomorrow!!! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @umbrellagirl I think I will too!! 2mo
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JohannaRose
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I‘m spending my day reading on my iPad at the pool ☀️⛱ it‘s going to be in the 90s today so there‘s no better place to be! P.s do you like my iPad case that my little rescue dog “fixed” for me? 🤣 She “fixes” a lot of stuff for us, including handles on two of my favorite bags and my hubbys shoes🤦🏼‍♀️ but she was abused and neglected before she came to her forever home with us, so we can‘t ever be mad at the little sweetie. She‘s our baby 🐶💜

RebL Rescue is my favorite breed! We have one too. Enjoy your time by the pool. 2mo
jewright I‘m so ready for the pool, but it‘s too cold here. None of them have water yet! 2mo
SarahHarts_books I hate you and your in the 90's sitting pool side blah blah!! It's rainy and maybe mid 50's here lol 😆😝😂 2mo
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JohannaRose @SarahHarts_books Hahah! 😂 Well come down and visit! I miss you guys! 2mo
JohannaRose @jewright Aww I‘m sorry! It warms up super fast where I live now but I‘m from a colder place so I know how you feel! 2mo
JohannaRose @RebL They really are the best! 🥰😍 Thank you! 2mo
MarkoPDX I have a cat who likes to chew the covers off of my books. I always put something on top of a book when I set it down so the cover isn't curling upward in a tantalizing way. 2mo
SarahHarts_books Miss you too. Wish I was there or you were here. But mostly, that I was there. 2mo
JohannaRose @SarahHarts_books I wish you were all here! 2mo
JohannaRose @MarkoPDX Haha the things we do for our pets! Gotta love them 😊 2mo
SarahHarts_books @JohannaRose Me too! It that would be so wonderful!! 2mo
Bookladylinda 😂😂😂 I was just staring at your case before I read your post and found out that your pup designed it for you! 2mo
JohannaRose @Bookladylinda Haha 😂 I love that “designed” is such a cute way of saying it! I can‘t bring myself to buy a new one because it makes me think of her whenever I use it lol she put hard work into it! 😜 (edited) 2mo
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SarahHarts_books
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Enjoying listening to this, while doing some house cleaning. Really liking it so far! And it's making cleaning not so bad. (Ha! Almost!!) 😆

kindergartenkat Ya, audio books are the only reason I can fold/ hang laundry 😂 2mo
Gissy Good strategy!👍 2mo
MyNamesParadise I listened to the audio for this one too! 1mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A girl goes missing at age 15. Ten years later her mother struggles to move on. A mystery and also a book about insane things.

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Refreshingly different!

I love it when authors go off the usual plot trends and shock me into new dimensions!
This is exactly what Lisa Jewell did; she made this book so divergent and controversial that I couldn't help but LOVE it.

Looking forward to reading more of here books

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TheEllieMo
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Found this disappointing. The ending was signposted from less than 1/3 of the way in. And is there a rule that says psychological “thrillers” must be written in the present tense?

k.reads 😂I‘m 1/3 through this book and was like, “I feel like I figured this out already?” and came to look at reviews to see if I was right...and yep! Haha. 2mo
TheEllieMo @k.reads Yep, ‘fraid so, it is that obvious 2mo
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VeryLazyDaisy
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Loved this book. Absolute top notch, well crafted mystery. ♥️

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Karen3
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This book was so bizarre and I loved it. The ever changing points of view were fun and the story had me in its grips the entire time. I‘m really trying to get through my BOTM books since I have such a back log. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Enchanted_Bibliophile
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Only heard good things of this one.

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kelidanielle
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A fantastic mystery novel - a page turner with good writing and a gripping plot! I really enjoyed this read.

RaimeyGallant A belated 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 3mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 Always great to have more Canadians here! 🍁 3mo
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Eggs Welcome 🤗🌹 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 3mo
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j.rye
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I usually hate audio books, but this one kept me hooked. The narrator did an excellent job. The book itself was amazing as well. I love how raw and real the characters seem. The twists seemed realistic but not obvious. Solid 5/5 for me.

Kaye Sounds great. I have this on audio too. 3mo
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Glober
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So far so good. I love guessing as I read. So far too many ideas.

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TheEllieMo
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1. Then She Was Gone - Lisa Jewel on audiobook, and The Dead of Jericho (Inspector Morse 5) - Colon Dexter in paperback.

2.🙄

3.😘😍😂

#WeekendReads @rachelsbrittain

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FashionableObserver
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This is what I call a rocking Friday night: The Kid and me*, getting our read on! (I‘ve finally found a moment in the madness to just stop, breathe, snuggle and read.) *not pictured: The Husband and his newspaper, and my yummy local IPA

britt_brooke I love everything about this. Perfect Friday night to me! 3mo
jenniferajanes Looks the way Friday nights should! 😉📚📚📚 3mo
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FashionableObserver
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Waiting for the school board meeting to start, wishing I‘d brought my book along...😫 #BookLoverFail

jesseastin Ah, but the shoes are fabulous... 3mo
Victoriahoperose Those shoes ❤️❤️❤️💯💯💯 3mo
FashionableObserver Thanks, y‘all! They are so comfy and *cheap*! A great buy for a trendy shoe! Here‘s a link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K6R1QQH/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_vE.QCbTMFWD19 @jesseastin @Victoriahoperose PS: the meeting is still going! 😅 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Dang it, I hate it when I'm waiting but forgot to bring a book along. 3mo
FashionableObserver @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It‘s so crazy! I usually have a magazine or something. That wait was brutal (aside from the people-watching, of course)! 3mo
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la_rose_noire
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Loved it with all my heart!!! Couldn't put it down.

RaimeyGallant Good to know! 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 3mo
Chelleo Welcome! 3mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy 💚❤️♥️💙💗💜 3mo
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 3mo
la_rose_noire Thanks !!! 3mo
Dragon Stacking! 😀🐉 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 3mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 3mo
SarahHarts_books On my TRL you sell it good! I'll have to pick it up! And read it soon!! 😊 3mo
la_rose_noire @Sharteau I'm making everyone I know read it 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
SarahHarts_books @la_rose_noire YAY!!! I can't wait to read it now!! I LOVE a good book!!! I'll let you know what's I think when I read it! 😁😁😁 3mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 🙂 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to the Litsy family! 😉👍🏽 2mo
la_rose_noire Thank you so much @SW-T and @PurpleyPumpkin 2mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
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bodacioustchr
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Highly recommend. This story is about a girl who vanishes. Did she run away? Was she taken? The story is told by the main characters going back and forth between the past and present. A lovely story.

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Gissy
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Book 4 in O.W.Ls readathon.Prompt was herbology=read a book with plants in the cover.Book from my tbr & received from @mabell & candle from @Nitpickyabouttrains Thanks.This a suspense novel, there is a disappearance, a murder and & coincidences that will link the past with present. Predictable with some unbelievable scenes. I liked Lauren self reflection about how to go on/cope after child disappearance.Another happy ending but I enjoyed it. 3.4⭐️

kspenmoll Live your photo! 3mo
Nitpickyabouttrains I hope the candle rocks! 3mo
Gissy @Nitpickyabouttrains Yes! 😊Thank you!❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Gissy @kspenmoll Thank you! 3mo
mabell Oooo pretty mug! 😍 3mo
Gissy @mabell Thank you! It is from Anthropology store and thank you so much for the book.❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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FashionableObserver
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“She‘d made her beans on toast, sat and watched her eat it. Hanna. Her middle child. The difficult one. The tiring one. The one she wouldn‘t want to be stranded on a desert island with. And a terrible thought shot through her, so fast she barely registered it. *It should be you missing and Ellie eating beans on toast.* She touched Hanna‘s cheek, gently, with the palm of her hand and then left the room.”
Well, damn, Laurel. Yikes!

mvegabec Hi!! Are you finished with this one? What do you think about it? It is on my TBR shelf😁👍 3mo
FashionableObserver @mvegabec I really enjoyed it! I think the end was slightly rushed but it was good! Let me know what you think when you read it! 3mo
mvegabec I will for sure!😁👍 3mo
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That-Bookish-Hiker
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15 yr old Ellie Mack goes missing one day in the way to the library and her family don‘t know what happens to her. 10 hrs have passed and her mother Laurel is learning to let go and move one when she meets a lovely man. From the the story takes an interesting twist. Even though I figured out what happened I still wanted to finish the story and was enthralled. I was even surprised by one twist I didn‘t expect towards the end.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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That-Bookish-Hiker
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Not a lot of reading going on today because the weather is so beautiful.

I rarely drink soda and when I do it‘s usually a Mexican coke from the Mexican store. We went today for some carne asada so of course I needed the soda and the candy. I‘m a sucker for spicy Tamarind candy.

Leftcoastzen Looks lovely out! Coke is a guilty pleasure,I try to resist. 4mo
MyBookSwapClub That's so me :) 4mo
Tamra Yum! 4mo
Kimberlone I LOVE Mexican coke! 4mo
BethM Jealous! We‘re back in the 30s today. 4mo
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LokiDokey
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I really enjoyed this book. I kept thinking I knew what was going to happen next but it was always something different. It kept me guessing and made it hard to out the book down. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Book 32/100 for 2019

tammysue 🙌🏻😊 4mo
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LokiDokey
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"When I read a book it feels like real life and when I put the book down it's like I go back into the dream." Lisa Jewell

SW-T 😊😊😊 4mo
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MaceyT15
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Chillingly reminiscent of The Lovely Bones - but just as gripping and sorrowful. A story of true loss; a family struggling to find themselves and discover love through loss. Laurel has lost so much, yet discovers herself through her painful struggle. The story isn't so much a whodunit, as it's quite easy to deduce. I found myself crying both tears of sadness and joy until the very last words.

Quick read and so worth it!

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LokiDokey
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It's funny because it's true
Chronic pain + insomnia + good book

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Maewyn
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This was good. I figured it out ahead of time but that didn't keep it from being well written. I also liked that it was a plot that could be figured out instead of those that cheat by adding in something that was never even hinted at leading up to the conclusion to keep people from figuring out who done it/how ahead of time. The characters in this were real and consistent.

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Elladean
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Well, I must have liked it because I read all of it in 24 hours. I didn‘t get much else accomplished except for a couple of loads of laundry:)

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 4mo
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Sharpeipup
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“When I read a book it feels like real life and when I put the book down it‘s like I go back into the dream.”

wordzie Nicely put ❤ 5mo
justanothermusing I loved this book 5mo
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KLyn1
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This has been a great read so far...

BethM Welcome! 4mo
KLyn1 Thanks - I'm not on here much - I always forget about Litsy😕 3mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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I need your help, Litsy Fam! I want to read a quick, engaging book. I love reading Christie novels because I can get sucked in and read through it in a day or two (schedule allowing). But I‘m also drawn to the idea of Then She Was Gone. What should I read next?

Redwritinghood I haven‘t read any of them, but When She Was Gone sounds to me like a quicker read. 5mo
Pamwurtzler I‘ve had this on my kindle forever but haven‘t ever read it - so you should! 5mo
JaclynW Tough choice! They all look good! I haven't read any of them but Agatha Christie is always a good choice. 5mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Pamwurtzler @JaclynW @Redwritinghood I decided to go with The Secret Adversary. Christie is a dependable author, but Jewell‘s book is still high on my list! 5mo
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Ncostell
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This was a creepy read about a woman whose teenage daughter disappears. Years later she starts dating a man whose young daughter looks eerily like her own daughter at that age. The story moved along quickly, told from various characters‘ perspectives. This is my second Lisa Jewell book, the first being The House We Grew Up In, which I also enjoyed. I‘ll definitely pick up some more of her books.

KristenDuck I read this book recently away and agree with your review. I have already shared it with coworkers - definitely a creepy read! 6mo
Ncostell @KristenDuck Yes, a page turner for sure but a little unsettling - probably a mark of a good thriller! 6mo
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KerriArista
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I started this yesterday but am already more than half thru it because I cannot put it down! And I can‘t figure out wtf is going on exactly. Love it. So glad I abandoned my last book I WASNT Into. So little time, so many books.
Only read the ones you like I say!!

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KYutzy4
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This. Was. So. Good.
There were twists that I did not anticipate.
She had me on the edge of my seat for the entire book.

Eggs Yes!!! 6mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Doing some audiobook listening 👂🏻 #24in48

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KYutzy4
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Finally getting started on my reading. Husband is gone today and I have 2 kids under 2....will children's books count because I can get through those much faster at this point!? #24in48

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lauren.lerner
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Beverages? ✅
Book? ✅
Baby toys to keep him occupied while mama reads? ✅

Let‘s get this bread. #24in48 #readathon #botm

BiblioLitten Perfect! 😊 6mo
lauren.lerner Hydration is essential to a good Readathon, @BiblioLitten 😉 6mo
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