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The Wife
The Wife: A Novel | Alafair Burke
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emmaschindel
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I am a little over half way done the book and at this point we know that Rachel Sutton has accused Jason Powell of sexually harassing her at work. She is one of the interns working age Jason‘s fern. Jason was put on a talk show of one of there close friends after the police report was posted to the world and the cohost interrogated him on live television. Another one of Jason‘s friends is a lawyer and knew a good defence attorney to help him.

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Emma. I was missing the POV, the recommendation and the photo. 2/6 1mo
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emmaschindel
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I have not finished this book yet I haven‘t gotten very far into however it is fairly good as far as I‘ve read. I haven‘t made it to the good part yet. This novel is about a girl who had a child very young and the father of that child passed away and she met a man her now husband Jason Powell who is a very successful and wealthy man. A college student interning at Jason‘s office had reported him for sexual allegations against him.

MissYaremcio Thank you for the review Emma! I just was missing the theme. 4/6 2mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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Overall Rating 4¾ | Narration 4¼
This has everything a good thriller needs, a twisty intricate plot, interesting but not necessarily likable characters, suspense, a murder, and a surprise ending. You can‘t really ask for anything more, except perhaps, excellent narration. Which it also has. But it was missing something...it might‘ve been a believability issue...but again it was small because I only took a quarter star off.

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Clwojick
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Today was a great day! I managed to get in around 13 hours of reading, and we got out and ran some errands. My boys were thrilled when we came home with a large dog bed for them in celebration of #NationalBlackCatDay, and my husband spoiled me for my 30th and bought me a KitchenAid mixer! Can‘t wait to bake ALL the Xmas goodies this year! ♥️

Finished 2 thrillers, a four set of novellas, and 10 stories from Grimms Grimmest.
141 pts #TeamSlaughter

Charityann Yay!😁 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch Wow! What a great day! 2y
jewright Love my KitchenAid! 2y
BethM What an epic day! 2y
Texreader ❤️😻 2y
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Kelsyereadsbooks
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 kind of fell flat for me. I wanted more excitement! But it held my attention for awhile.

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Victoriahoperose
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This is the first book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed it! I thought the story was really engrossing. It kept my interest form start to finish and the ending shocked me. I liked how it all came together and will definitely be interested in reading more by this author!

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kimo1
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A woman with a traumatic past must contend with an upheavel of her entire life when her popular and wealthy husband is accessed of sexual assault. An interesting look into the lengths you will go to protect not just your loved ones and your life but also yourself, even if you aren't the good guy. An intriguing ending that I'm not sure quite fits with the build up but still kept me wanting to know the ending. Audiobook: the narrator was okay.

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janeycanuck
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I loved the way Burke carved this book up into the four sections - and how she slowly doled out bits of info until you could put everything together.

With this, I‘ve finished off Peril the first for #RIPXIV

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Reviewsbylola
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Now that all my books are upstairs, here‘s to hoping that I‘m more consistent with the photo challenge! 🤞🏻

This one immediately popped into my head for today‘s prompt. #soaringscores #theringgoessouth

CrowCAH Ah, there is a Ring very similar to The Precious on the cover! 💍 3y
Cinfhen I really liked this book!! 3y
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everfree7
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Enjoyed this one better than The Ex.

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everfree7
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Just finished the first book in this series. Trying this one.

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Aleks1275
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I am giving 5 🌟 to this book because surprised me by the last chapter ..

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crazyspine
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I love Alafair Burke, so I was surprised I had never read this one. I've heard a few people criticize the ending, and I would agree. I loved the pacing and story of this book, but the ending felt like it had more "telling" rather than "showing." Overall, a good mystery.

#bfcr2 book number 3/7

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crazyspine
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I can't believe that there is an Alafair Burke book I haven't read yet.

Exciting boat reading. Have a safe holiday, everyone.

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Jemgirl2014
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I really liked this book but the lazy ending really ruined it for me. I think the author's next books should feature Detective Duncan and ADA King. The banter between them is hilarious! 🤭

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CaitlinR
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I can‘t believe that I bailed on an Alafair Burke novel but I found that the story dragged, and I really disliked the characters. Surprising. I‘ve enjoyed her work before.

Full disclosure: I hate novels whose plot is based on a flawed marriage, and this one offered very little else.

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BookishMarginalia
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I devoured this psychological thriller about a husband accused of raping one of his colleagues, and a wife with secrets of her own. My one criticism: this book either had a chapter too many or one chapter too few... the ending was way too abrupt. Still, well worth a read. #MiaCat #CatsofLitsy

Crazeedi Mia looks so comfortable! I😻❤ 3y
Dragon 😻 3y
BooknerdsLife Your cat is soo cute! 😻😻😻 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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Happy Mother‘s Day to all the Litsy moms! #TrickyCat and #ChipmunkCat send you lots of 💕 #CatsofLitsy

BookwormAHN Such cuties 😻 3y
CaitlinR This arrived from my Library holds. Looking forward to reading it. 3y
Velvetfur Aahh, give them snuggles from me please! ❤️ 3y
rretzler 😻 3y
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Exterminate1977
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4/5. The end seemed a bit rushed but other than that a good read

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I_Like_Big_Books
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This one was a very fast listen. Kept me interested but I can‘t say it was mind blowing. It changed pace quickly toward the end and had me thinking “did she really just say that?” a few times. Overall I rated it 4 stars. #audible #audiobook #mystery #booknerd #4stars

PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Enjoying your posts so far!😉👍🏽 3y
I_Like_Big_Books @PurpleyPumpkin Thank you so much! I feel like I've found my people! :) :) 3y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 3y
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AmandaLeigh15
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In the words of Deborah Frances-White “I‘m a feminist but...” I‘m all about what the me too movement stands for but this book was very thought provoking and sheds light on the dark side of the me too movement. The plot was also very captivating I couldn‘t put it down!

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SassyPants617
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Next up...:

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Betty
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1. Psychological thrillers or memoirs
2. Watching UT (Tennessee Vols) #1 playing 🏀 against U KY #5
3. Tagged. Been in such a slump
4. Mistakes in playing bridge
5. @Suzze
#friyayintro

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JamieArc
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The last month of thrillers/mysteries has left me quite underwhelmed, so reading this was a breath of fresh air. In the era of #metoo, the unknowns in this story had me doing some great thinking. While I guessed some of the twists, they didn‘t leave me unsatisfied. This is my first book for this author, and I‘m looking forward to reading more of her.

Leftcoastzen I enjoyed it a lot as well. Got another of her books in the stash somewhere TBR. 3y
DivineDiana Is this the book that the Glenn Close movie is based? 3y
JamieArc @DivineDiana No, I think the film is based off of the Meg Wolitzer book of the same name: 3y
DivineDiana Thank you! 3y
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KaylaD
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#thewife was so good!! I Couldn‘t put it down today I had to find out what really happened!! Definitely wasn‘t expecting that!! A nail biter for sure!! #nailbiter #goodread

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 3y
KaylaD @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego thank you!!!❤️❤️ 3y
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KaylaD
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Just stating this!! Is it any good?? #newcomer #needagoodread #anygood

KaylaD Not sure if I did this in the right one!! #sorry #new 😕😕 3y
TrishB Looks fine to me 👍🏻 I enjoyed this book. 3y
Centique Hi Kayla! I also use the Blurb option for all kinds of things - even stuff that‘s not book related. Haven‘t read this one though! 3y
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KaylaD Hi Paula! @Centique The wife is definitely a good read!! Just finished it wasn‘t ready for it to be over it!! A must read if you like these kind of books!! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 3y
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TrishB
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Good afternoons read 😁 lots of twists and turns and some good thought provoking themes.

jhod I liked this one too 3y
TrishB @jhod kept me interested until the end! 3y
Leftcoastzen It was the perfect book for my mood when I read it. 3y
TrishB @Leftcoastzen perfect when that happens! 3y
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kstadt929
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Mehso-so

This one had some unexpected twists, parts that kept me on the edge of my seat, unbelievable storylines at times and parts that were a little boring and made me want to skim. I‘ve realized I don‘t enjoy books with too much lawyer/trial/case details because I always want to skim. Overall it was a so-so for me. Finished it up just in time to start the #Jolabokaflod tradition!

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kstadt929
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Finally getting back to this book and enjoying my new cozy socks 😍

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Elsuttie
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A gripping book with a great twist at the end. The characters are well described and the plot is fast moving.

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Sharpeipup
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This quote from the author is why I chose to give him a try...

“I get sad every time I hear a person say "I don't read." It's like saying "I don't learn," or "I don't laugh," or "I live.”

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DaNae.Gr
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On a reading high as of late - devouring books like crazy. Book #13

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Bookladylinda
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Finally! This book has become available to me, It seems like I‘ve been waiting forever. I will be starting this one this weekend.

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Elma
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"You make the best decisions you can make in the time you have to make them, and you move on. It's instinct. It's survival."

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Cinfhen
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Hubby surprised me with a quick getaway #HelloCrete weather is perfect & resort is lovely ❤️They even have Starbucks “coffee” boxes🙌🏻 Finished this book...sooooo good✅ Thank you @MaggieCarr I really enjoyed this page turner, it‘s very current and well timed for today‘s #MeToo movement & the ultimate HE SAID/SHE SAID. If you‘re looking for a smart thriller/ fun beach read this book is perfect.

CGKOENS Awesome! I hope you have a wonderful time on your surprise getaway! How fun! 4y
TrishB Enjoy your break 💕 this book looks promising! 4y
Kalalalatja How lovely! Enjoy your trip 💕 4y
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Cinfhen Thanks so much @Kalalalatja @trishb @CGKOENS trip was such a great surprise 💗and I really enjoyed the book😁 4y
JennyM I enjoyed this one too. I‘m surprised that I‘ve not seen it mentioned not Litsy. Enjoy your break lovely xx 4y
BarbaraBB What a nice surprise. Enjoy! 💕😘 4y
emilyhaldi What a guy❣️❣️❣️❣️ 4y
CarolynM Enjoy! (I love that you put quotes around coffee😂 - that's what I think of Starbucks) 4y
mabell How lovely! ❤️❤️ 4y
Cinfhen I actually love Starbucks @CarolynM but these to go premade drinks are really liquid caffeine shots (which is cool) 😁and yes, hubby is awesome❣️❣️❣️ @emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB @JennyM he wanted to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary 🥂(it was this past June) 4y
CarolynM Oops😳 no offence intended. I live in Melbourne, we're all coffee snobs. 4y
Cinfhen Really?!? You think THAT would offend me!?!? @CarolynM 😘😘 4y
Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️fabulous ! Enjoy 4y
tpixie What a wonderful place to visit!!! 4y
ElishaLovesBooks ❤️❤️ Looks amazing!!! 4y
Cinfhen It feels like vacation @ElishaLovesBooks What have u been up too??? 4y
ValerieAndBooks Nice!! Enjoy and relax!! 4y
ElishaLovesBooks @Cinfhen Kotel tunnel tour, Israel Museum, lots of eating!!!😋😁😊 4y
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Cinfhen
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Loving this bookso far 💕💕But what does it say on the side of the book?!?!?!

julesG Doesn't seem to make sense. My guess: This RS 6 Andeal. 4y
BarbaraJean My guess would be that you have to fan the pages one way or the other to be able to read it. I have a book that does this, and it reads one phrase when you curve the pages toward the back of the book, and a different phrase when they‘re curved toward the front. It‘s a neat little design trick! This is the book I have that does this: 4y
Cinfhen @BarbaraJean @julesG BarbaraJean was unto something!!! It says HER SECRET when u fan the pages and when u press the book at a certain angle it says HIS SCANDAL (edited) 4y
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JaclynW @BarbaraJean @Cinfhen I have never seen a book do that! That is so cool! 4y
emilyhaldi Whoa!!! 🤯 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I was getting His & Hers Sandals 😂😂 4y
BarbaraJean @Cinfhen Yay! Glad you were able to decipher it! Although I am fond of the idea of His & Hers Sandals, @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled !!! 4y
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Cinfhen
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Ok @MaggieCarr I‘m diving in!!! My daughter LOVED it and I‘m in the mood for some good tasty brain candy 🍭🍬🍭 I found my daughter‘s bookmark ( a train stub) which brought me a tiny reminder of “home” ❤️

Cathythoughts Isn‘t it lovely how little details like this ticket tug at our memories & heartstrings ❤️ 4y
Cinfhen Thanks for recognizing my “mom heart” @Cathythoughts my hubby thought I was being “weepy” 🙄😩 4y
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Mdargusch Sweet. I love finding bookmarks in other people‘s books. #serendipity 👍🏼 4y
MicheleinPhilly I read this while we were on vacation. I loved it. Total brain candy. 4y
Leftcoastzen I liked it ! Candy indeed. 4y
Cinfhen Yay!!! Super excited by both of your endorsements @MicheleinPhilly @Leftcoastzen 😘 4y
TrishB This sounds good 👍🏻 4y
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SandyW
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This one was a little too twisty for me, and because of that I figured out the ending about 2/3 of the way through.

Shades of the Showtime series "The Affair" mixed with "Gone Girl."

Still, it was a fun read and I'll definitely look to read more Burke.

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sophierayton
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Pick! Pick! Pick!
Mind Blown!
If you like mystery thrillers you will love this. Very well done. Excellent.

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NatalieR
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Angela‘s husband is accused of sexually inappropriate behavior at work and the story just unfolds in a downward spiral from there. Angela is a pretty complex character with an unusual background. This marriage has lots of lies and secrets. The ending was a bit abrupt for me. It seemed the story could have kept going a bit longer, but I get it. #Booked2018 #BeachRead

Cinfhen This was gifted to me from @MaggieCarr can‘t wait to read it!! 4y
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Blushoes13
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Starting this tonight and cuddling with one of the #fostercats !

CoffeeNBooks Oh my goodness! That kitten is soooo adorable!!! 4y
kristincatastrophic Awww... look at that little face! 😻 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👍📚 4y
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Kappadeemom
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Reading and fishing 🐠🐠🐠

CouronneDhiver Gorgeous 4y
rustoryhuf Ok, so I saw the picture and said, “that‘s gotta be Kappadee.” 😎 4y
Kappadeemom @rustoryhuf 😂 boat, books and beer this week! 4y
rustoryhuf @Kappadeemom sorry to hear you‘re having a rough week ☝️ 4y
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Kappadeemom
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Hubby and one of my sons is in Bass Pro Shop. Sooooo, guess what I am doing?? 😀

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kstadt929
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On page 50 and this is already the second Harry Potter reference 👍🏻

vkois88 Sounds like a good one then! Lol 4y
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kstadt929
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Wrapping up my #8INTWO by starting this one. It was such a busy weekend that I only made it 6 hours and 44 minutes. Still a successful readathon! 😁

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BluestockingDuchess
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Up next to read!
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#litsy #kindle #ebook #booklover

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MaggieCarr
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STACK THIS BOOK!

Elizabeth Smart + Olivia Bensen + he said/she said = the best mystery/thriller I've read in a long time.

So much attention to detail in this book. Bravo to the author, who kept me guessing until the very end. I don't want to spoil it so just be sure to get this title into your TBR pile asap. You'll thank me, I'm sure.

Cinfhen It was in my #OverDrive acct but I never got to it...now I‘m back on line and there‘s 82 people ahead of me 😫😫 4y
MaggieCarr @Cinfhen oh no! Maybe try for a different format? Are you 82 on the ebook? Then check for eaudio or a print copy at your library? You definetly don't want to wait on that many people to read it before you lol 4y
Cinfhen I know!!! I live overseas so I can‘t pick up a physical copy and I‘m not good with audio...my mind wonders 🙄I‘ll see if Hoopla has it ~ thanks for the suggestions 4y
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Lovesbooks87 This was such a great book! 4y
MaggieCarr @Cinfhen are you on Onward Litsy on Facebook? If so what is your name on there? 4y
Cinfhen I‘m not on FB 😕 4y
MaggieCarr @Cinfhen I got an ARC copy of The Wife. I want to send it to you. Please email me your address mrsmaggiecarr@gmail[dot]com 📖📫 4y
Cinfhen You are the sweetest!!! Thank you so much 😘😘 4y
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