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Confessions
Confessions | Kanae Minato
Her pupils killed her daughter. Now, she will have her revenge. After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first, she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that will upend everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, "Confessions" probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in harm's way. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.
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Nessavamusic
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Wow, this was a doozy of a revenge thriller/horror. A teacher has lost her child and discovers some of her students are responsible. Throughout the book the truth unravels from multiple POVs and the ending made me gasp. The one flaw of the book is some repetitiveness as we hear the story from different characters but I still highly recommend this one. 4.5⭐️ CW in comments ⬇️
#bookspin pick complete!

Nessavamusic Trigger warnings for death of a child, bullying and terror in a school 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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BookKenz
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I enjoyed this one pretty well. I liked how the chapters were from different characters.The writing drew me in and made it a quick and easy read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

lele1432 I love this photo! 3mo
BookKenz @lele1432 Thank you! I just couldn't pass up on the opportunity to use my classroom for this one lol 3mo
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Gissy
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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I have enjoyed so much this author writing style and her unlikely characters.
I also enjoyed: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding; Crooked kingdom YES! Catwoman: Soulstealer: The Christmas Sisters: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Gissy Forgot to mention Clap When You Land❤️ (edited) 4mo
BarbaraBB Another great choice! 4mo
Gissy @BarbaraBB Thank you!🤗I also enjoyed Penance 4mo
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Mogoeg
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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This was good but not great. Loved the alternating narrative viewpoints and the twists and turns. Some of the plot machinations are pretty hard to swallow but overall a dark and satisfying tale of revenge. I look forward to watching the inevitable J-drama adaptation when it arrives on our shores via Netflix.

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Gissy
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#Two4Tuesday
🌗This is the first time I use this term. I usually refer myself as “moody reader” but I never have used the term for a book.
🌗Moody book? Maybe a book that have changes in the tone of the plot or changes in the character dynamic? Am I correct? If so, then, I definitely like moody books.🤗

Thank you @EadieB 🥰
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView I agree with your definition of a moody book. Thanks for playing! 6mo
EadieB You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 6mo
Gissy Thank you @Ddzmini for tagging me! 🥰 6mo
Ddzmini I like moody books when I‘m moody…😜 6mo
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Gissy
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I like this author and her writing style. I know their stories can be slow, they are more character driven but with unlikely characters. As in Penance, we see revenge, morally questionable in their motives to justify their actions. I couldn‘t put it down. It was like a study of disturbed personalities caused for the presence of various factors. There social criticism. I can understand the mixed reviews but in my case I liked it. 4⭐️

Gissy May 2022 #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaOfBooks

#20in4 Readathon @Andrew65

#LiterallyDeadBookClub (but this book will be discussed next month so I don‘t know their reaction to this novel)

#AsianAuthor #MotherRelation #2022ReadingGoals

#2022GRATY (GoodReads 52 books Around The Year) prompt #18=Asian Author
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 6mo
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BookMaven9
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟I love me some revenge tales and this one was dark and twisty, however since I couldn‘t connect or even like the characters much, it was hard to be invested in the outcome. The revenge was a doosey, it didn‘t exactly WOW me.

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Rachiiebookdragon
Confessions | Kanae Minato
Mehso-so

This was a wild read/book..
Didn‘t love it.

3.5/5

Read for #LiterallyDeadBookClub - May Pick

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DarkMina
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19 of 2022. This is a book about revenge. It was twisty and shocking with morally grey characters. Enjoyed it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kangaj1
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PuddleJumper Awesome! 9mo
Librarybelle Woohoo! 9mo
Jerdencon Good choices! 9mo
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Soubhiville Great list! I might read China Dolls too 😊📚 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 9mo
Clwojick Woohoo! 💗🥳 9mo
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michellelav
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Started and finished this one yesterday which really helped for my #20in4 ( @Andrew65 ). I could not put this book down!! 😍 Confessions is a story of revenge. We know who the killers are, but even though we know, its suspenseful the whole way through. If you enjoy thrillers you'll love this one! @Jemmygem you were right, it was great! 😁📚

I also started the Martian audiobook yesterday and I'm almost done! 😍

Liatrek Love the Martian Audio book! 10mo
michellelav @Liatrek I'm really enjoying it! Love the narrator 😁 10mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 Love The Martian. 10mo
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ElizaMarie
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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#January2021

Wow, I don't really know what to say about this book other than I read it in January of 2021 and still think about it! So.... yeah, definitely a pick!

#12BooksOf2021

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Jemmygem
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This was a fantastic book. With an interesting Narrative. Going on my top 100 books list.

vivastory I love this one. If you haven't read it I also recommend her book 12mo
Allkat This one sounds good! 12mo
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Jemmygem
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I can‘t get over how great this book is. I am 1/4 threw it and likely not sleeping until it is done. What a mind blowing twisting novel. That man I hope answers all the questions that I am coming up with. @michellelav you are going to LOVE this one.

michellelav Can't wait!! 12mo
BarbaraBB So good! 12mo
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MicheleinPhilly
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Alert the media! I finished a book during the work week! 🙌🏼
But honestly how could I not? This is the quintessential revenge novel. It was twisted and shocking and just yummy delicious. The fact that it was written by a home economics teacher just makes it that much more brilliant. Totally 🦇💩. 👍🏼

MicheleinPhilly Oh and thanks again @Cinfhen for sending this to me like 3 years ago. 😂 It‘s coming to you next @eanderson! 2y
squirrelbrain Sounds great! 2y
Cinfhen I‘m glad you enjoyed it!! And I‘m happy you‘re sharing it with @eanderson ♥️ 2y
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bibliobliss That's a really good book. I couldn't put it down 2y
BarbaraBB Such a great read! As is her other: 2y
TrishB Woohoo 🙌 2y
eanderson I‘m excited especially since you used 🦇 💩 in your review! 🤣 Bring on the crazy! 2y
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MicheleinPhilly
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This book is nuts.

vivastory You speak the truth 2y
LeahBergen It is! 2y
MicheleinPhilly @eanderson I‘ll send it to you when I finish! 2y
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Megabooks Totally! 2y
BarbaraBB It is. But really enjoyable 2y
eanderson Lol! Oh my! It must be coconuts! 🤣 2y
MicheleinPhilly @eanderson It definitely is. My face when I finished Part 1. 😮😮😮 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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A twisted thriller that unravels through multiple viewpoints. A teacher's young daughter is murdered by two of her students. Rather than seeking revenge herself, she sets in motion a series of events that allow each participant to further their own destruction by permitting them to act on their own worst instincts.

The writing style was unusual and while I appreciated it, it may not be for everyone.

Something unique in the thriller world.

TieDyeDude I listened to the audio. It was a cool, twisty tale! 2y
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FelinesAndFelonies
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The writing style is so unique for this book. I think I'm kinda digging it. 👍🏽

CoverToCoverGirl Photo bomb! 😻 2y
cariashley 😻😻😻 2y
Megabooks I love this book! 2y
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Julsmarshall
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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I had a good #BookspinBingo month! One book away from 4 bingos 😩. But three works and I read 15 books, 12 from my #TBR and both my #Bookspin and #Doublespin ! Thrilled with that! @TheAromaofBooks Bring on April!

TheKidUpstairs Great reading month! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fantastic month!! 2y
Gissy Impressive!! 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 2y
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Julsmarshall
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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My #MarvellousMarch wrap up: I exceeded my goal of 5 books and finished with 8 books read! With 2 on #audio. Thanks for the encouragement, @Andrew65 !

Gissy Wow!!!📚📚📚👏👏👏 2y
Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🎉🍾🥂🍾🥂😊 Thanks for playing along. 2y
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Julsmarshall
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Wow! I listened to this all day, even did extra yard work to keep listening. Dark, twisty and with multiple unreliable points of you, it kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. Fantastic! #BookspinBingo #ReadHarder #MarvelousMarch @TheAromaofBooks @Andrew65 #Booked2021 #translation @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
FelinesAndFelonies This one is on my dresser waiting its turn. I'm looking forward to it. 2y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 2y
Cinfhen Yes.....this was twisty!!! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve heard such good things about this one! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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#currentlisten for #ReadHarder #bookintranslation and #BookspinBingo . A teacher is talking to her middle school class about the death of her daughter and states that one of them is responsible; ominous right off the bat. I think this is going to be a strange one!

MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen sent me this like 2 years ago. I should probably get around to it. ☺️ 2y
Cinfhen One day it‘ll speak to you @MicheleinPhilly 🧡 2y
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ElizaMarie
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I love this one, so much so thatIam going to convince my husband to read it. I loved how there was a bunch of twists and turns .. Thank you again and again @Sleepswithbooks

So the quote: I have always “wanted“ to be a journal type of person and always envied people who did journal but it was never something that was “me“ .. Maybe one day

Sleepswithbooks I‘m so glad you liked it!!! 😃📖 2y
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ElizaMarie
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I have some thoughts on this. Like back and forth and it‘s just one of those I can‘t put into words my thoughts on this topic

@Sleepswithbooks

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ElizaMarie
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Started this one today ;) Thank you so much @Sleepswithbooks (thank you so much for your lovely gift of books :) I‘m so sorry I haven‘t properly thanked you. I‘ve been so out of it with the moving and stuff)

Sleepswithbooks Moving is a pain!!! Escape into books amongst the boxes when at all possible 📚📖 Let me know what you think of that one 😃💛 2y
ElizaMarie @Sleepswithbooks I‘m loving it so far :) husband and momma leave today and then the bedroom furniture is gonna be delivered so I‘ll be cleaning out my closet and organizing my space ... but books have helped :) thank you again and again 2y
Sleepswithbooks You are so welcome 😃 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Oh my goodness, I just finished this and it‘s going to be on my top 5 list that I‘ve read this year.

BethM Puppy! ❤️ 2y
vivastory I read this one a couple of years ago & still think about it. If you haven't read it her other translated book is great too 2y
JennyM This sounds great and has a lot of litsy love. #stacked 2y
Kappadeemom @vivastory I just put a hold on it! 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Today‘s reading.....

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Angitron
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This book wasn‘t at all what I expected, but I really enjoyed it. Every chapter told the story from from a different character‘s perspective and revealed a secret. A dark, fun, twisted read!

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed her other book too 2y
Angitron @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll have to check it out! 2y
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Megabooks
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Secret confession: I love walking in cool rain, so tonight at dusk, I took a walk in a light storm (no lightning). I came across this beautiful fall garden!

Almost the last of #bloominglitsy @Eggs

I think you‘d like this too @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Crazeedi 💖

KVanRead I love that too! 2y
Eggs What a lovely mixture of life and color and fallen leaves 🌸🍁🌼🍂🧡🧡 2y
Megabooks @KVanRead 🧡🍂 2y
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Megabooks @Eggs it is! And I love mums. We have two as well. 2y
Crazeedi Megan its beautiful! And I love the owl! Thanks for sharing 🍂🧡 2y
Megabooks @Crazeedi you‘re welcome! I hope you‘re doing well. 💜💜💜 2y
Crazeedi @Megabooks better than I was! I hope you are feeling better? Over the virus? If you've mentioned I apologize, I havent been on for a few days. Take care my friend!! 2y
Megabooks @Crazeedi that‘s great. Glad you‘re doing better!! Yes, I am mostly over Covid, but I still get tired more easily and have more headaches. I‘m not contagious anymore and don‘t have the worst breathing symptoms so that‘s good. 2y
Crazeedi @Megabooks just take care of yourself! I had something end of Aug, no fever but ended up with a cough and severe exhaustion for a month, I had to force myself to do anything, and the cough was awful. Wasnt tested but I wonder if I had it. Hubby didn't get sick at all 2y
Reviewsbylola Genevieve loves being outside in the rain too, mostly swinging! 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola awww!! 💜💜 2y
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stretchkev
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A twisted revenge plot of a mother seeking justice. We know the killers; there's no mystery, no hiding. What unfolds is a complex and layered scheme that ruins many lives. Told from alternating prescriptives we get to see the motivations and inner workings of the mostly unredeemable characters. There are no winners in this story just losers. No redemption arc or moral high ground. Just evil doings and tradegy. It's all darkness.

MsMelissa I‘m looking forward to reading this one. I read another of her novels earlier this year 2y
stretchkev Penance is next up. Got it immediately after finishing this one. 2y
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shadowspeak17
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#3books with one-word titles

I enjoyed all three of these, but Confessions is my favorite.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks These look good!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚👍🏻 2y
erzascarletbookgasm I liked Confessions too. Her other book is also good. 2y
shadowspeak17 @erzascarletbookgasm Yes, Penance is good too! I really want more of her books to be translated into English. I would love to read more of her work. 2y
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Super twisted! On the last day of term, a teacher sits her class down and tells them that two of them murdered her young daughter, and she's come up with her own revenge. Told in several sections, each written as if the speaker is addressing you directly, this dark thriller follows the aftermath of one confession and leads to many more.

A great thriller for #womenintranslationmonth

#integrateyourshelf

LiteraryinLawrence Twisted is right! I read this over the winter and it was so different from the style of books I‘m used to. 2y
WhatWouldJaneDo @LiteraryinLititz I think each section just got darker and darker, which was impressive considering how it started out! 2y
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juliegumdrop
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Just started this one today. Revenge story.

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BookishMe
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#FirstLineFridays

Once you finish your milk, please put the carton back in the box.

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rrkreads
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How just is the law of the land? How far can one go for justice and retribution? Read my review of Confessions a twisted tale of revenge by Kanae Minato.

https://rrkreads.com/confessions-mini-book-review-of-a-suspense-mystery-novel/

#bookreview #borrowgrade #4starreads #mysterythriller #japaneserep #kanaeminato

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VeryLazyDaisy
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Oh my goodness, everyone go read this right now.

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VeryLazyDaisy
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I don‘t know where this is going yet, but I‘m here for it. Thanks to the hosts of #booksinthefreezer podcast for the rec

BookKenz I've been so intrigued by this one! Are you enjoying it? 3y
VeryLazyDaisy @Kenziejo It‘s so good! A sort of slow burn but when the fire catches.. look out. I‘m at 66% now 3y
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VeryLazyDaisy
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Well, I love this book already.

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LiteraryinLawrence
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What a strange little story. Although I read this rather quickly, I did not particularly enjoy the reading experience. The story begins with a teacher revealing to her class how two of them caused her daughter‘s death. But rather than that being the ending, it‘s the beginning. Then the fallout happens, told from the students‘ points of view. My verdict is: intriguing, not a style I‘m used to, and might be good to discuss with a book group.

Freespirit That's a lovely reading spot😍 3y
hollyhug-hes Stunning spot 👌🏻 3y
CareBear Wow that view 😍 3y
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Eggs Beautiful room and view! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗💗 3y
Megabooks Wow!! 😍😍😍 3y
Zelma Envious of that gorgeous reading spot! 3y
Gissy 😍❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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AmberWB
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Bailedbailed

Another one that I couldn‘t stick with. The story was intriguing, but I found the narrator grating.

Sace I'm glad I didn't listen. I read it and could not put it dowm 3y
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Rajea
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Candy package and notification that my audio book was available today #winning 😁

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Outofcontroltbr
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I really enjoyed this book. It‘s interesting see the difference between American and foreign thriller novels but I‘m really into the Japanese version. I think I‘ll try to find more books like this one.

BarbaraBB Have you read her other one? It‘s equally good! 3y
Outofcontroltbr @BarbaraBB yes I have that one is also really good and I loved it too 3y
BarbaraBB And another one I really liked is 3y
BarbaraBB Have you read that one? 3y
Outofcontroltbr @BarbaraBB I haven‘t yet but it‘s on my wishlist 3y
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Cinfhen
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#SoaringScores Too literal ?!??! I read this book last year as part of my #JapaneseThriller kick 🦵 Such good storytelling. A teacher gathers her students for one final lesson before she “retires” but this is a lesson like no other. It‘s #TheConfession of many misdeeds, involving many participants and her students are part of the story. Really good!!!!! Highly recommended

Cathythoughts Sounds good .... & scary 👍🏻😱 3y
Cinfhen Not scary but really a TRUE psychological thriller @Cathythoughts super insightful about human behavior 3y
Caroline2 Sounds awesome...stacked! 😉 3y
CrowCAH Perfect choice for today. Sounds like an eerie tale with a huge confession at the end. 3y
Cinfhen Yup @CrowCAH I think it might have been made into a Japanese film !?!!! Definitely read it @Caroline2 ❣️❣️❣️ 3y
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