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#MurderTrending
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest citizens can enjoy watching the executions of society's most infamous convicted felons, streaming live on The Postman app from the suburbanized prison island Alcatraz 2.0. When seventeen-year-old Dee Guerrera wakes up in a haze, lying on the ground of a dimly lit warehouse, she realizes she's about to be the next victim of the app. Knowing hardened criminals are getting a taste of their own medicine in this place is one thing, but Dee refuses to roll over and die for a heinous crime she didn't commit. Can Dee and her newly formed posse, the Death Row Breakfast Club, prove she's innocent before she ends up wrongfully murdered for the world to see? Or will The Postman's cast of executioners kill them off one by one?
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Bookzombie
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This YA book includes gory deaths and a high body count. I loved it. I finished the last 2/3 in one go. Convicted felons are sent to Alcatraz 2.0 where everyone can watch them on The Postman app. Sanctioned killers are sent to the island to hunt them down and the world is alerted to watch the executions live on the app. Dee is innocent, but will she be able to survive Alcatraz 2.0 and prove her innocence. #Booked2019 #socialmediafocus

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds intense! 👊🏻♥️📚 2w
Cinfhen This sounds surprisingly good!! Im going to recommend to my daughter/ she likes gore and body counts 🙄😜 2w
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I hope she likes it if she gets around to it! 🙂 2w
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BookDragonNotWorm
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I really, really, really LOVED this book! I'm not quite sure why, but apparently I had a reading itch that it perfectly scratched. I thought the premise was great and enjoyed the execution. So much fun! Even if you don't like YA books, if you're looking for a good #Spooktober read, this could be it!

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Victoriahoperose
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This book was really entertaining and had a really cool concept. Slight jabs at our political climate and a unique plot made this book different and hard to put down. I thought the twists were really good and I enjoyed the ending. The story is based around a penal code that isolated criminals to an island where they are murdered by serial killers and it is broadcasted on a live stream. Hard to put down and very entertaining!

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BookDragonNotWorm
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I got inspired last night and made myself a Mediterranean (chickpea) pasta salad for lunch this weekend. It figures that the day I have a meal to look forward to is the day lunch is so late, but I get to start this new book that I've really been looking forward to, so yay!

LibrarianRyan Loved this book. 2mo
Dragon Yummy! 👍🐉 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @LibrarianRyan It sounds really good! Have you read the sequel yet? 2mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Dragon Thanks! Not my usual 🐲 fuel, but rather tasty! 2mo
LibrarianRyan @BookDragonNotWorm not yet. I have it. I‘m semi waiting for October. 2mo
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candc320
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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THIS pick was a definite #blameitonlitsy ! Really different than anything else I read so I‘m looking forward to giving it a go.

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BookishGamer87
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This was such a fun book! So glad that I'm picking up the sequel immediately, cause that was a blast!

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SassenachTheBookWizard
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This is a hella unique read in the YA field. Someone in this book refers to the cast as Death Row Breakfast Club which is so freaking accurate! The idea of being stuck in this setting having to booby trap your home knowing you have pretty high odds of being kidnapped and murdered every night...the biggest of hell nos. I can feel my anxiety spiking. Great cast, tons of mystery and twists. Dark as hell. So here for the companion.

LibrarianRyan I know!!! I loved this one! 2mo
NamasteReading ohhh this sounds gooood 2mo
Cinfhen Intriguing!!!! 2mo
LiljaPleasant Uhhh sounds interesting! 2mo
eri.reads Damn, I'm hooked! Stacked! 2mo
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SassenachTheBookWizard
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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If the tag line of "Kill. Post. Repeat." doesn't peak your interest not does "Fifty million people are about to watch me die...." than we are STARTLINGLY different people.

Gretchen is coming to the TBR & BEYOND book group later this month too!

Laura317 “Death Row Breakfast Club” cracks me up. 2mo
LibrarianRyan I loved this book! I have the sequel but I‘m holding off for October. 2mo
SassenachTheBookWizard @LibrarianRyan I've already cackle chuckled a few times lol 2mo
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Busha1984
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
I actually really liked this one. It had a young adult, The Running Man feel. A quick read that kept my attention and had me turning pages quickly. It definitely had some gore and I appreciated how much the author pushed the limits. I'm looking forward to reading the second book.

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Clwojick
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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LibrarianRyan I enjoyed this. It was just fun. I can‘t wait for the next one b 4mo
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JoScho
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I am so spoiled. All the Litsy love for my birthday made my day so special!
Tab and Jessica-I love that you both sent me Cadbury Mini Eggs-it made me laugh. I love the pins, books, socks, magnet, and of course the Fraggle Rock keychain-it was a Doozer!
Deb the gift card was so thoughtful and unexpected. I can‘t wait to buy myself some books! Thank you!
Liz-I love the face masks and the book-I know it was a just because gift but I am counting it⬇️

JoScho Litsy is such a special place for me and I feel truly blessed to be able to call you friends. Thanks so much to everyone that took the time to wish me a happy birthday. You are all amazing and wonderful human beings. 🥰❤️ 6mo
Craftylikefox Oh yay!! A little Dozer! Enjoy those mini eggs 💕 6mo
JennyM Happy birthday! 😘 6mo
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Lovesbooks87 Yay! I am so glad that you like everything. I hope you have an amazing day! 6mo
LibrarianRyan I loved the tagged book. It was fun. 6mo
hermyknee 💖💖💖 6mo
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎶🥳🎂 6mo
Melissa_J Happy Birthday 🥳 🎈 6mo
hermyknee I‘m surprised that the package got to you so fast via media mail! How wonderful! 6mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 6mo
JoScho @Craftylikefox I certainly will! 🖤🖤🖤 6mo
JoScho @JennyM thank you!!! 6mo
JoScho @Lovesbooks87 thank you Jessica 💕 6mo
JoScho @LibrarianRyan I am excited to read it. 6mo
JoScho @wanderinglynn @Melissa_J Thanks so much!!! 6mo
JoScho @hermyknee perfect timing 💕 6mo
JoScho @Librarybelle thank you ☺️ 6mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂🎉🎉 6mo
JoScho @batsy thank you! 🥰 6mo
fandom_hellspawn99 Oh my god my dad instilled Jim Henson into me at a very young age! I actually have the complete Fraggle Rock series on DVD, I may or may not still watch them. Either way Happy Birthday! 6mo
JoScho @fandom_hellspawn99 yes!! My mom raised me on Henson and the Muppets as well and I also have the Fraggle Rock DVDs! Dance your cares away 👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
NatalieR Happy Birthday! 🎉🎁🎂📚 6mo
JoScho @NatalieR thank you 😊💗 6mo
Pricel101 Happy birthday! 😙🎂 6mo
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Lovesbooks87
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This is one of the most twisted and messed up books that I have ever read. But I am so hooked and can't put it down. Glad that I have a cute reading buddy tonight!

wanderinglynn What a cutie! ❤️🐱 6mo
gradcat Such a darling! 🐱♥️🥰 6mo
KristenDuck Awww! 6mo
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AmyG That little pink nose. 💕 6mo
TheLibrarian 😻😻😻 6mo
Catsandbooks Omg that face! 😆 too cute! 6mo
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nelehelen
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Panpan

2/5
Not for me. The story was fast-paced, which I enjoyed, and the premise is interesting. However, the positives pretty much end there. I couldn‘t relate to the MC because she just didn‘t seem like a real person. None of the characters do. It all seemed so unrealistic and forced. Writing is choppy and jarring. It just didn‘t do it for me.

#Booked2019

nelehelen @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage this is for the social media focus prompt! 6mo
Cinfhen To bad it wasn‘t a winner but at least you checked off another prompt 🎉🎉🎉 6mo
4thhouseontheleft That cover is a bit disturbing! 6mo
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nelehelen @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft yes! I‘m happy i checked off this prompt since i had trouble finding a book. Saving my favorite prompts for later 😉 6mo
Cinfhen Good plan!!! That‘s kind of where I‘m at too..... 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Ugh. Creepy cover sounds like it didn‘t pan out into a good read. But, hey, now you‘re checking one more prompt off the list. ✔️👏🏻📚 5mo
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jenniferw88
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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To who it may concern,
I am aware that the Goodreads link I provided on my #summersantagoespostal / #mysterymessageswap form no longer works! Here is an updated one: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3226573-jenny?shelf=wishlist
Many thanks in advance & I hope you enjoy stalking me!
Jenny x

@BookishMarginalia @TheReadingMermaid

LibrarianRyan Murdertrendingwas so fun! 7mo
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FantasyChick
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Finishing this book tonight since my hold is up and taking a dip with a new #bathbomb These #skullbombs just came out today buy my favorite shop and I am In Love! So pretty and it smells sooooo good!
#bookandbath #bloodymary

TheLibrarian What cool bath bombs!! 7mo
FantasyChick @TheLibrarian They are amazing! I have a hard time walking past new bombs anyway, but these skull ones? Couldn't pass them up! 7mo
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FantasyChick
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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A little reading and a little Grey's on this holiday morning. Trying my new Kahlua coffee in my new unicorn mug from @Melissa_J It's soo good!
It's a magical morning!
Happy Good Friday 👯‍♀️

LibrarianRyan I really enjoyed this book. It was just fun. 7mo
Melissa_J 😊 7mo
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Kimiam
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Mehso-so

Had a very hard time with this book. Kind of boring. Not that great. Did not live up to the hype.

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amb
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I enjoyed this quite a bit, sort of modern version of The Running Man but with teenagers. Alcatraz Island has been remodeled into a new fangled prison colony where the country has made celebrities of a group of killers that have unique methods of dispensing Justice. There is a conspiracy and there is bloodshed, but pretty tame as this book is YA.

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dlowe86
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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1. Ground caffeinated coffee. Chocolate and French vanilla flavors only
2. That I get to spend it with my love.
3. I don't particularly like bookish items except books
4. Pumpkin and vanilla are preferred scents.
5. Sugar free candy. chocolate
6. Colors don't matter. Surprise me
7. Fuzzy socks preferably
8. Any bath bombs are fine.
9. I like books that have had many loves.
10. Goodreads
11. See above.
12. Nothing really
#CupidGoesPostal

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cobwebmoth
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This book is bonkers! It's kind of horrifying, but I couldn't put it down. I probably wouldn't have tried this one, so thanks to @LibrarianRyan for the recommendation!
Warning: If you can't handle gore, this is not the book for you.
Now I'm going to use #WinterStormReadathon as an excuse to read more today.😉

BookBabe Excellent! 😄 🙌🏻 (edited) 10mo
cleoh Ooh this sounds so twisted! I can‘t wait to pick this one up! 10mo
Lovesbooks87 I have had this book for a while. I may have to bump it up the TBR pile! 10mo
LibrarianRyan Yeah. Glad you liked it. I hope book 2 can meet the expectations set by this one. 10mo
Reggie You had me at bonkers and horrifying, lol, stacked. 10mo
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LibrarianRyan
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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My dec stats seem low but that‘s because I delved into chapter books and left the picture books at work.

I completed my GR challenge. Part of that was to read this 580 book list of picture books. I only got about 150 of those read because of a project at work that had all these amazing classics coming in. So I set this years GR goal the same as last year. Maybe this year I will get those read.

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LibrarianRyan
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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4.5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This bloody fun read is like someone took The Running Man, added social media, and threw in Alcatraz.

Overall, this book just works. Yes it would be considered horror, and there will probably be someone yelling “trigger warning”, but to me it was just fun. I don‘t see it as strait horror, but horror comedy that gets more insane and creative as you turn the pages.

For more info check out the full review on GR and LT.

Bookzombie I‘m going to pick this one up for #Booked2019. Great review! 11mo
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LibrarianRyan
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Pardon my language but DAMN this book was GOOD! More later.

gradcat Thanks for the tip...I‘m awaiting the “more.” 11mo
ofclumsywords That book cover is so cool! Did you make it? 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Ofclumsywords the blue one yes. I call it a #bookhugger. It has llamas on the other side. The blood splatter is the end papers for the book. 11mo
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eanderson Sounds good!!! 11mo
TNbookworm What a great idea for a book cover👍 Love it! 11mo
Bookzombie Yay! I liked the one below so I was hoping this would be good. 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Bookzombie I haven‘t read that yet bi bought it for my library but now I will have to try it out. 11mo
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LibrarianRyan
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I can believe this.

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 I‘m sorry, I‘m sure this isn‘t meant to be funny, but it just is...it really is. 11mo
LibrarianRyan @GingerAntics no, it is disposed to be tongue in cheek funny. 😁 11mo
GingerAntics Oh, that makes me feel better. lol 11mo
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LibrarianRyan @GingerAntics this entire book is a teen horror comedy. I‘m loving it. 11mo
Lindy 😳 11mo
Texreader Ewwww! 11mo
CouronneDhiver RIP Man Buns ⚰️ 11mo
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LibrarianRyan
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I wonder if I can now call this a “Christmas” book. You know like Die Hard.

Jennick2004 🤣 12mo
sprainedbrain Yes, I believe Die Hard rules apply here. 😂 12mo
LibrarianRyan @sprainedbrain yes. And turns out it was related further on. 12mo
Jennifer3 Yes!!!! Die Hard is a great Christmas movie! 12mo
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LibrarianRyan
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This seems so now. 😤

Loving this book BTW.

GingerAntics Wow, how poignant. 12mo
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daydreamer329
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I really enjoyed this book. Looking forward to reading other books by this author.

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Read.Em.And.Eat
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think that the plot was fresh and new - a murderous reality show is something that I've never seen come from a teen novel. And it's going to be a duology at least! Really looking forward to the next one!

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saheffernan
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Mehso-so

3.5/5 stars: I really loved the storyline of this book. It definitely hooked and kept my attention love all the social media aspects they brought into it as well. I was however disappointed in the ending I don't feel like it was thought out.

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inkantation
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Don't tresspass these pages unless you're looking for a darkly humorous, fast-paced read about teens cussing their way through an island full of contracted killers. Filled with decapitations, exploding body parts and other grusome ways to go, this is perfect for the spooky season ahead. A sequel is slated for summer 2019 release.

⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Tanzy13
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Set in the near future, something called the Postman app exists. It's where people can live-stream executions of society‘s most infamous convicted felons. Enter 18 year old Dee Guerrera. When she wakes up in the dilapidated warehouse, she knows she's about to be the next victim of the app. The problem is, Dee is being framed for a crime she did not commit, and she refuses to die for it.

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Amanda23
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Serial killers, Alcatraz and streaming on social media...what more could we want? This was an awesome book, so fasted paced.
It's a little scary to think about how the justice system being a reality TV show isn't that far from real life.

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Read.Em.And.Eat
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Monday Morning calls for much coffee and a new read! Loving this YA horror so far!

Bianca I really want to read this. 1y
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kate_reads
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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This is exactly my cup of twisted tea 🔪 (Is it also sad that it‘s perfectly believable that this could happen under Tr*mp? 😑)

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kate_reads
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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Just a part of my July #TBR! I can‘t believe it‘s already July 😩

Also, let me know your audiobook recs! I‘m really loving memoirs read by their writers at the moment. Let me know👇🏽

swishandflick If you haven't read it yet, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is stellar on audio 🤗 1y
kate_reads @swishandflick That‘s the one that got me on this kick! I loved it 1y
swishandflick Leah Remini's Troublemaker is also good! 1y
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HiddenGemBooks
#MurderTrending | Gretchen McNeil
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I‘m so excited to finally post about this book! I had to wait a while to release the blurb, sorry dear Littens, this is a can‘t miss 2018 read 🤩📚

WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where citizens can watch executions of felons on The Postman app from Alcatraz 2.0.

When Dee wakes up on the ground of a warehouse, she realizes she‘s the next victim of the app. Can Dee and the Death Row Breakfast Club prove she‘s innocent before shes murdered?

cleoh Omg I want this now 🤩 (edited) 2y
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