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Something in the Water
Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple in this taut psychological thriller debut--for readers of Ruth Ware, Paula Hawkins, and Shari Lapena. Erin and Mark seem to have it all: he's a successful banker, she's a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; they're young and in love, about to embark on their dream honeymoon to Bora Bora. But when, after a blissful day of scuba diving, they discover a mysterious bag filled with incalculable riches, their subsequent choices trigger a sequence of events that will change their lives--and their marriage--forever.
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ShyBookOwl
Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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I really enjoyed this #LetterS mystery and have read more Steadman since. Two thumbs up.

#alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Melismatic
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This book isn‘t about sharks (the main plot isn‘t anyway) but the pic is too crazy to not include 😂 A friend caught this while fishing in New Jersey (& tossed it back in after the picture.)

This book is better than reviews suggest - it was fast paced & popcorny even if the narrator is *painfully* naive. Like…scream at her level naive.

Alfoster That is such a great pic!😝 1mo
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inthegreensandblues
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Enjoyed this thriller even though the MC drove me crazy. The author's narration was great; not surprised to learn afterwards she's an actress too.

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OriginalCyn620
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I enjoyed this thriller, but thought it was a bit long and kinda repetitive. The MC, Erin, makes some really bad choices, but I liked her and rooted for her. It definitely kept my interest though!

#bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?

#firstlinefridays Loving this one!! Not a likeable protagonist though. Many, many bad decisions she does make! 🤦🏾‍♀️
Just a few chapters to go!

Soubhiville That‘s a good first line! Did you get an answer? 🧐 (edited) 3mo
ShyBookOwl @Soubhiville Indeed! The next lines are: Wonder no longer. It takes an age. However long you think it takes, double that. 3mo
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Anya91
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canbku
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Better than I expected with a bit of depth and lots of interesting characters! I kinda suspected what would happen, but it was still fun to see how it played out

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canbku
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Reading for a book club. I dunno. We'll see!!

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Bibliophile004
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This is a great mystery and “who done it”. I loved the main character Erin. I found this book to be a major page turner- it was horrifying to watch Erin‘s life unravel via a chance ocurrance…

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Roary47
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Mehso-so

3✨I was hoping for something more to be in the water. There is definitely edge of your seat thriller vibes, but I was expecting a different type of story. They only went in the water twice, and I was expecting the thrills to be more related to the water not the aftermath of what they found. Plus the fallout at the end left me pretty down.

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BoleyBooks
Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #somethinginthewater #CatherineSteadman #bookbeast #bookjoy

What are you reading? 😊

bthegood Books for #Scarathlon2021 , this one would fit #TeamSlaughter theme, on my TBR🎃 12mo
BoleyBooks @bthegood- Overall, I liked this one. Happy Reading!! 😊📚 12mo
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Aubgurl
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Mehso-so

This book was ok, not great. It was slightly predictable and some of the characters were just down right not needed. Also, I lost my seat to the cats when I got up to get a drink😂

MallenNC Cats feel no guilt for stealing seats! 13mo
Aubgurl @MallenNC no guilt at all😂 13mo
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la_rose_noire
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Mehso-so

While scuba diving in Bora Bora on their honeymoon, Mark and Erin find something in the water that might change their lives forever. #BoraBora
It was good but a little farfetched for my taste. I like when the story is a little more plausible.

IuliaC I totally agree! It was a so-so for me as well 14mo
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DrLReads
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This book was a real-page turner, but the ending left a lot to be desired. (Was absolutely 100% all-in until the final chapters). If you can overlook the finale, a solid read.

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alecia3dixie
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Panpan

Okay so let's start by saying the intro to this book was waaay too long. I almost fell asleep a few times because it was that boring the lengthy. Then the "thrilling" part comes and it was the biggest let down ever. There is nothing thrilling about this book expect the maybe last 10 pages, and even that is subpar. I might have liked the ending more if the rest of the book didn't suck so bad. And it just kept repeating EVERYTHING. 1/5 stars

IuliaC I was disappointed too 1y
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MMFinck
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Don‘t quite understand one of the character‘s POV/motivation at the end, but this was good all the way through.

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valeriegeary
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Escaping to the beach this weekend and I'm taking this book (and the hat) along with me! Have you read this one? Did you like it?

Cathythoughts I havnt read it … you look great 😁📚☀️ 1y
Tamra Love the hat! 1y
EvieBee Pretty lady! I haven‘t but seems beach reading approved. 1y
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marleed Great hat and the book is good too! I have to wear wide brimmed hats to step into the sun now, but I‘m not very stylish because I need those strings under my chin so my hat won‘t blow away! 1y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous picture 😍 1y
Reagan That book was a lot of fun! Have a great time! 1y
valeriegeary @Cathythoughts thank you ☺️ 1y
valeriegeary @Tamra thank you, it's perfect for keeping the sun off my face... And hiding from people 🤣 1y
valeriegeary @marleed I also have a hat with strings... I wear that more than this one honestly 🙌🏻 1y
valeriegeary @Reagan thank you! I'm about 40 pages in and there hasn't been a lot of beach stuff yet but I'm still enjoying it 🤣 1y
valeriegeary @BarbaraBB thank you! ❤️ 1y
valeriegeary @EvieBee thank you! 👒⛱️📚 1y
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Gracelovesreading
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Surprised myself by picking up this thriller. A book o would used to have read but have gone off. It was nice to jump back in to an easy read thriller. 👍 Interesting plot line and suspense throughout.

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SW-T
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So this opens up with a hide-the-body type burial and you know who it is that died. How it happened unfolds slowly. It‘s not a fast paced book but it moved along at a decent pace and the characters went through enough to keep things interesting. Overall, a good read to add to my list of completed books.

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Melli
Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman

I read it because I needed to know the ending but it was so slow, although we know what happened to her husband I didn‘t see it happening in that way so the ending made up for the slow build in the story

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Allthebookclubs
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My list of books in 2020 only got to 21, but this one was my favorite and then Verity. Here‘s to reading more in 2021!!!!

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cdcnmac
Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Best quote 🤓

LapReader I own that lamp. 2y
cdcnmac It‘s gorgeous-is it very small? Hard to tell from the picture 🤓 2y
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MrsBibliophile
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn't get into it the way I expected. It had a good storyline and the characters were likable. Though in some portions it seemed like the author was trying too hard to make it all work. However, in the end all the loose pieces seem to fit. The ending makes it all worth it.

I would recommend this book for anyone who likes slow mysteries.

📖📚Happy Reading!📚📖

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Bec_lectic
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Mehso-so

This book started out not too bad and continued on throughout keeping my interest but seriously that ending? I turned the page at what I thought was still a few more chapters and nope that was the end. Wtf was that? I equate this book to like being on a good date where you think you‘re really hitting it off but then the guy splits on you without any explanation...I feel ghosted!

IuliaC I felt exactly the same 👍 1y
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Clwojick
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I‘ve been really into mood reading this month, so I haven‘t been the best at knocking off my #BookSpinBingo picks. Oh well, maybe I‘ll do better next month. Anyways, here‘s the 3rd book I‘ve read for #BookSpinBingo. I really enjoyed it! 🖤

+16 for #TeamSlaughter

#OutstandingOctober #Screamathon #sbooktober #Trickortreatathon #readlikehellathon

IndoorDame Killer nail polish! 2y
Clwojick @IndoorDame Thanks! It‘s one of those Holographic powders that you rub on, and then top with a clear coat. I love them! 🖤 2y
Linsy LOVE those nails!!! 2y
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KristenDuck
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While scuba diving, Erin and Mark find something in the water: a bag full of money! Could this give them the life they‘ve dreamed of? But money does not grow from water, so why is this here? Who‘s money is it?

If you lost millions of dollars, wouldn‘t you go searching for it?

I definitely saw the ending coming from the start of the book, but I do appreciate how the author was able to explain and really developed her characters. Worth a read!

Lauragrace I LOVED this book!! I wish I could read it for the first time again 😂 2y
SailorJohn I read this some years ago. Makes you think-be careful of what you wish for. 2y
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PaperbackPirate
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1. 👆 My most recently read Ocean book (It was intense!)
2. We adopted a rescue dog! We named him Tom Bombadil. 🐕💙
3. Folding Chair by Regina Spektor 🏖

Thank you for the tag @Blackink_WhitePaper !

Thanks for asking @MoonWitch94 !

I tag my newest followers: 👉 @Hilary427 & @slategreyskies 👈

#ThoughtfulThursday

Blackink_WhitePaper Thanks for playing 👍💐 2y
Prairiegirl_reading Congratulations on the dog! ❤️🐶 2y
slategreyskies I love that name choice! He‘s a great character! :) 2y
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PaperbackPirate Thank you @Prairiegirl_reading ! I think he‘s going to be a good fit! 💙 2y
PaperbackPirate @slategreyskies Thank you! This dog loves to burrow under blankets so I thought he should have a Hobbit name. He‘s one of my favorite characters from LOTR. 💙 2y
MoonWitch94 Awwww so great you adopted a dog!! Love the name, too! 2y
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Dcueto
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Another Reese pick!

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Allthebookclubs
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Wow, I liked this book so much more than I thought after reading other reviews!! My opinion kept changing but as I kept going and I‘m so glad. This is one of those mysteries that you think you figured out but then are left thinking, hmmm. Book 13 of 2020

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aliasNayNay
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Panpan

It had many favorable reviews, but it just didn‘t work for me. As I struggled through until the end, there was just so much to dislike. The main characters were highly annoying and irritating, unnecessary details and information which detracted from the story, and the ending was lacking in so many ways. The one thing I did like was the authors good description of Bora Bora and its surrounding ocean, you could picture it as paradise.

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MaggieCarr
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The build up kept me reading even if suspense isn't my go-to genre. I think my mind would have played tricks on me if I had abandoned rather than finished and having answers. Now I left with "that was it?" The build up didn't match the lackluster ending. Oh well, can't get that time back. On to the next book in my stack.

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PaperbackPirate
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Imagine finding $1,000,000 on your honeymoon-sounds like a dream, but for this couple it turns into a nightmare. This book really stressed me out, but inevitably I loved the torture!
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Thank you for the #JoysOfJune #Readathon @Andrew65 ! I did not reach my goal of reading 3 books, but I finished 1 and started 2. We went camping & after being home for months I chose hiking over staying in the tent to read!
#ReesesBookClub

Andrew65 After being trapped in the house so long and not being able to spend a night away from your main home I totally back your decision making 😍 Well done on what you did achieve. (edited) 2y
PaperbackPirate Thank you @Andrew65 ! 🙌 2y
Andrew65 Can‘t wait to get to this book. 2y
PaperbackPirate I‘m a fan @Andrew65 ! I hope you like it too! 2y
Andrew65 Good news,available on Scribd. 2y
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PaperbackPirate
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Today‘s #BoundTogetherJune prompt is Wild.
We‘ve been camping in the #wild for the past few days. Today we visited this lake, and even though the wind blew 1,000 mph I got this picture of my current read!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Butterfinger Gorgeous. 2y
OriginalCyn620 Pretty spot! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect and beautiful!! 2y
PaperbackPirate Thank you everyone! If it wasn‘t so windy we would have sat and relaxed awhile! This lake is made from snow melt in the mountains of Arizona. @Butterfinger @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
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Young_robot1111
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I wasn‘t expecting for this read to be as special and mesmerizing as it was!!!!

jenniferajanes I was a little surprised too! It kept me guessing! I said, “This is not a great idea! Don‘t do it!” so many times! 2y
Young_robot1111 Seriously !! 2y
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!🙂 2y
Young_robot1111 @Nute thank you so much for the welcome!! I have totally gotten that vibe and love that I found Litsy ! I‘m an avid goodreads user but this is incredibly perfect for a book lover like me self hehe 💚 2y
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PaperbackPirate
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Hooray! @Andrew65 is helping us out with another #readathon!
My goal is to read 3 books! I have a feeling I can do 2, but I‘ll use my goal to push me!

🌊 Something in the Water
🍃 The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009
🐴 Blue Rodeo by Jo-Ann Mapson

Happy Readathon!

#JoysofJune

Andrew65 Good luck with your goals. 😊👍 2y
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jenniferajanes
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There was plenty here to keep me wondering about this narrator and her situation. The book starts off with a startling revelation, and it continues down a reckless path until the last page. It‘s just what I needed to break a bit of a reading slump.

Reagan I really liked that one too! 2y
jenniferajanes @Reagan Awesome! 🎉📚 2y
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Eggs
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A shocking discovery on a honeymoon in paradise changes the lives of a picture-perfect couple...

#getawaygonewrong
#bibliomaynia
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Sounds good! 2y
MallenNC Definitely fits the prompt. I liked this audiobook because the author reads it. She‘s an actress so she did well! 2y
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crazyspine
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There's a lot of really stupid and unrealistic aspects to this book that warrant the bad reviews, but it was fun.

my.books.in.squares I agree, really stupid but I couldn't stop reading!! 2y
juliegumdrop Haha, it was a page turner. I agree. Some of these thrillers are way over the top. 2y
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Legendofcool
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This was definitely a psychological thriller but a bit slow.
- Reminded me of the beach.
- Really illustrates how paranoia and greed can take hold of us.
- Learned alot about "Gloks" and "airplane mode" on cell phones ?
- Had the best twist, and really kept you hanging to the end.
- Overall I was impressed and would love to see someone make a movie out of this one.

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Legendofcool
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Just started another one for the road

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my.books.in.squares
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This book was completely unrealistic and I had so many issues with it however I couldn't stop reading it. I have such conflicting thoughts.

⭐⭐⭐ (this could go up or down a rating with some thought)

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my.books.in.squares
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Cosy night starting a new book.

I've seen mixed reviews for this one. If you've read it, what did you think?

#currentlyreading.

EKonrad Not one of my faves. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2y
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MelKelsey
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Book 32
I listened to this thriller in which a honeymooning couple finds a bag of cash and diamonds and has to decide who they want to be. It was engaging and easy to listen to. The ending was a little abrupt and lackluster, but a good listen overall. 3.5⭐s.

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JeniReadABook
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🌟🌟🌟🌟

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candority
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Mehso-so

Something in the Water was a bit slow moving at first and finished with a few too many loose ends for my liking, but it was an easy (if predictable) read that helped me unwind after stressful days.

It became the 700th book that I‘ve marked as read on Goodreads though, so that‘s exciting! 🎉

Reggie Yay, 700!!!!!🥳 3y
candority @Reggie 🎉📚 3y
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Heyhelloitsjo
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I‘m giving this a so-so because it took me a long time to get into this one. Like half the book. Really it took awhile for me to connect with the characters, but the ending was great!

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WellReadCatLady
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Really surprised by this book! One of the better hello sunshine picks.

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DHill
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The book was so-so - predictable and sometimes too unbelievable, but still I really enjoyed it. The narration made all the difference and kept me engaged until the end.

jlabombard10315 I just finished listening to this as well, and I completely agree! The narration was spot on. The story was a little farfetched, and Erin drove me a little nuts. But I was definitely intrigued enough to get to the end, and ultimately give it a thumbs up. 👍 3y
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EadieB
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Eggs I wasn‘t crazy about this one either-it was a hot mess 🤨🤪 3y
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