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Dark Sacred Night
Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Rene Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time. * * * * * Detective Rene Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents. Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him. PRE-ORDER THE NEW BLOCKBUSTER CRIME THRILLER FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER TODAY. * * * * * Critics agree, crime writing doesn't come better than Connelly: 'One of the world's greatest crime writers' Daily Mail 'A master of the genre' Stephen King 'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian 'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child 'Harry Bosch: one of the finest minds in crime fiction' Evening Standard 'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express 'A crime writing genius' Independent on Sunday
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Day 11 of #scarathlondailyprompts is dark. One of my husband‘s Bosch books. He enjoys this series.
#TeamSlaughter #scarathlon

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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

I like the characters in this one a lot, but the story doesn't quite work for me. A couple of the coincidences seem a little off, and some of the smaller subplots are dropped too abruptly. Maybe this is the kind of series where these are picked up in other books?

Photo is a thistle I saw when I was walking today. I really love this purple.

Soubhiville Thistles are so pretty, it‘s a shame they‘re so prickly. 6mo
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swishandflick
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The first Bosch/Ballard mashup definitely didn't disappoint! Everything was perfection - alternating perspectives, various cases, and completely action packed from beginning to end. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what they get up to next 👏🏽

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Lizwarnerpdx
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Book #2 in the Renee Ballard series (1st one w/Bosch). I know I read this before (& likely reviewed it but can‘t find it now). This is part of the Renee Ballard series (featuring Harry Bosch). It picks up right after Book #20 of the Harry Bosch series. Harry is still with San Fernando PD as a reserve/volunteer doing his own thing on the side. If you‘ve watched the tv show, this is where he follows the trail of Daisy Clayton.

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jbooks
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Another genius book by Connelly. The ending was bittersweet and further reminded myself that there is no perfect scenario to please every party involved. My only complaint is that I wish there was slightly more background on the Cortez portion of the book- that ending felt a little stale to me, but not enough to avoid recommending this work. This only convinced me to pursue the series of Bosch and Ballard.

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Mehso-so

It was okay, but suffered from the same problem as the first book—too realistic! I know that in real life, cops spend a lot of time on little details and boring shifts, but I don‘t really want to read about it. There‘s no sense of urgency. I want to know who dunnit but getting there is kinda boring. It always picks up toward the end, but I‘m used to John Sandford. Opening his books is like a rollercoaster taking off, and you can‘t put them down!

KathyWheeler I also am not fully invested in Renee Ballard as a character either. (edited) 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @KathyWheeler Yeah, I‘ve had other suggestions for broadening my crime authors, so I think I‘m going to try some of those. 🤷‍♀️ 2y
KathyWheeler @CindyMyLifeIsLit I like Connolly‘s Bosch books, but they might be too procedural for you as well. 2y
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SummerMom
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Starting this one tonight..second in the series

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WillPeterson
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I changed my answer from So So to Pick, because I actually enjoyed reading this book and I can‘t wait to finish it. I haven‘t read any other Harry Bosch books so I might be missing out on some stuff but I think I‘m catching on. I really like this book and would recommend it to some people.

MrsBabki Looks like a harder read? Was it? 3y
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WillPeterson
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Mehso-so

I haven‘t read to much yet but during the break I had to find a book for the 30 minutes per day reading and it was one of my dads books that he owns so I tried this and so far it‘s not to bad. I put it as a so so because I haven‘t gone to far to any twists or big plot stuff. It‘s a detective novel. If you like those I‘d say you would like this. It‘s a fairly big book with around 500 pages in it. But I think I might like it.

Cfischbuch Way to try something new. He‘s a good author. Stick with it. 3y
MrsBabki I like that you are searching titles out! Impressive! 3y
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LetsGetHawkward
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Friend got me hooked on Renee Ballard and FINALLY getting around to book 2 #letsdothis #currentlyreading

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MrBook
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We had our first 2020 meeting of #ThePoconoBookClub yesterday afternoon 😁!!! We all talked about whichever book we had won at December‘s grab bag at our last meeting. I won the Connelly book and it was my first Bosch—not bad, not bad at all. I‘ll have to start with the first now though, lol. Full house of great books discussed! I had cream of chicken soup, garlic-dill clams, toasted bread, unsweetened iced tea, & whisky hot chocolate!

WanderingBookaneer I am loving Renee Ballard 3y
Andrew65 That‘s a surprise, it being your first Bosch. 3y
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suzie.reads
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Took me a while to get into this one but when I did I really enjoyed it. Great second half of the book and a good ending.
It's got me excited for The Night Fire which is out in October and has Bosch, Ballard and Haller in it 😍
Can't believe I'm upto date with this series!

#seriesread @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Doing great on the series reading!🤩🤩🤩 3y
suzie.reads @TheSpineView I do love a series ❤ 3y
TheSpineView @suzie.reads Me too! 😊 3y
suzie.reads @TheSpineView I've got 3 more series books planned this month 3y
TheSpineView @suzie.reads Awesome! 3y
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KUBuckeye
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This was an easy book to chew though - a page-turner that picks up where the show leaves off to find the murderer of Daisy Clayton. Love this new book from Michael Connelly; a nice blend of Bosch and Ballard‘s perspective. I love the real, raw struggle of Ballard‘s reality of being a woman in a male-dominated field.

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erickaa
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Really enjoyed this! Sad my local library doesn't have anymore audiobooks in this series :(

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MicheleinPhilly
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My reading this month has pretty much come to a grinding halt. Too much work and stress and life. I‘ve been decompressing with far too much tv. This was a great continuation of the latest season of Bosch. Also my #nightoriented pick for #booked2019. And I‘m up to date on a series! 🎉🎉🎉

DivineDiana Sorry to hear that, Michele. I‘m sure it will pass. Do what you need to do to take care of you. Give Pickles a big hug! ❤️ 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sending hugs or lots of 🍷 to you! We‘re watching the new Bosch season too. I‘d like to read the books, but don‘t want to start another series I‘ll never be up to date on! 😜 4y
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you ladies. I know it will pass. Just so much going on and this weather has put me in a miserable funk. Taking a much needed mental health day on Friday. 🎉 4y
TrishB Sending hugs ❤️ and wine 🍷 and Doggo 🐶 licks 4y
Cinfhen Sorry you‘re feeling bleh!!! My mom just returned from Florida and she said the weather in Philly has been 💩💩Nice pick for #Booked 2019 ‼️ 4y
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ScrappyMags
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Scrappymags 3-word review: Continuing bad-ass saga

Ballard is being revealed like an onion - layer after layer except what I‘m finding I‘m loving (bleck to onions). There‘s a story there - something hidden but her tough nature is enticing. I absolutely adore having a powerful female lead! Paired with Bosch? I‘m sold.

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BeckyLeJ
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When it‘s nice outside, I make plans 😊

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NikkiKey94
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I loved this book! Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors and I love the Harry Bosch series. This is the second book in the Renee Ballard series and it features Harry. I loved that both characters were able to work together to solve almost a decade old case. Their determination was so great. I am excited for more of the crossover novels!

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ErinC
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Finished book number 2 for #24in48. Thank goodness for audio books! Rory Gilmore has been keeping me company during my reading. This Book combined Bosch with Renee Ballard. The audio was great with Christine Larkin and Titus Welliver. #dogsoflitsy #booked2019 #femaledetective

StephBengtson Yes! Love that name! 4y
Jeannineth I‘m about half way through this audio book. Ballard is such a badass. I am crushing on Bosch. 💋 4y
Cinfhen So much #Litsylove for this series 4y
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ErinC
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#24in48 hour 12 #shelfie! Currently hitting 7 total hours and listening to the tagged book. Almost time for a nap I think! @24in48

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4y
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Jeannineth
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Guilty pleasure for sure!

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Jeannineth
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True story!😢❤️📚

Slajaunie Agreed! 📖📚 4y
RaimeyGallant Story of my life. 4y
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Mrs.C Looove this! 4y
ShelleyBooksie Awesome bag! 4y
Buechersuechtling 🙋🏽‍♀️ Here also. 3y
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SitsWithaBook
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From the always excellent Mr. Connelly. I like Bosch and Ballard together in this book.

Caffeinated_Reader I liked them together in this book too! I hope they do many more together and maybe even with Mickey Haller as well that would be epic! 4y
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SitsWithaBook
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1. Dark, Sacred Night. The Red Queen. The Birth House. The Kiss Quotient
2. Decaf coffee (French press) with lots of cream
3. I rarely drink caffeine but I did have a Diet Dr. Pepper today.
#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain I loved The Kiss Quotient! Thanks for joining in ☕😊 4y
Gaylagal2 Love my French press and use it a lot. And since it's getting pretty old, I'll click on over to Zullily to get a new one....they're on sale! 🤓🤙 4y
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SitsWithaBook
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1. Thrillers, mysteries.
2. High bridges
3. A teacher
4. 26 F
5. Hi, @luv2read1977

Susanita High bridges make me break out in a sweat. 4y
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Lexeegee
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Bosch and Ballard team up to solve new and old crimes. Another great novel. Could there be more Bosch and Ballard in the future??

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SitsWithaBook
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For the plane ride home.

suzie.reads I love Harry Bosch 😍 4y
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Lexeegee
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Stayed home sick from work. Getting a little extra ready time in

Itchyfeetreader Feel better 4y
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Booknerd2
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Bosch and Ballard work well together and possibly more to come!!! Loved this book!!!!

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lauralovesbooks1
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Solid crime thriller.

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Susan
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Why do all my library books come in at the same time?

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Tera0707
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This was my first Connelly book, and it was so good! That‘s my review. Plain and simple. (Because I honestly suck at writing reviews 🙃 )

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farre
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The second Ballard book and I still really liked it! There was a lot going on, but it was fun (as much fun as mystery and suspense can be). May have to read all the Bosch books eventually.

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Ottergirl
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Had a great evening a couple of weeks ago, listening to Michael Connelly talk about his writing. I forgot to post the picture when I got back 🤦🏻‍♀️

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Caffeinated_Reader
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Book number 66 of my year 🎉🎉🎉 I have surpassed my goal for the year of 2018...uhhh providing I finish it before 2019 😂😂😂 which of course I will lol I can‘t wait to devour this Bosch/Ballard Duo 🖤

Caffeinated_Reader Definitely recommend this book. Extremely intense story and made me pace the house on more than one occasion with panic and excitement. I love Harry Bosch so much. I can‘t wait for more cases taken on by Ballard and Bosch 😍🤓📖 4y
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TrishB
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Another great addition to the Bosch series 👍🏻 The Ballard/Bosch collaboration worked really well- liked them both and this story was exciting right until the last page!

LeslieO I‘m so behind on Bosch that I don‘t even know who Ballard is! 4y
TrishB @LeslieO it‘s probably one of the only series I‘m up to date on! 4y
Cathythoughts Oh this sounds good 👍🏻❤️ 4y
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TrishB @Cathythoughts a comfort blanket read - but still a really good story! 4y
Cathythoughts @TrishB I may have to pick it up at the weekend... comfort blanket read sounds good 👍🏻💕 4y
Cathythoughts And thankyou for your card .. I love the quote ❤️❤️ 4y
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Guildedearlobe
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This latest from Micheal Connelly seamlessly combines his two current series with a solid cold case mystery. Connelly‘s books are traditional procedurals yet somehow manages to feel fresh and unique. Here his young brash female detective is the perfect counterpoint for a slower version of Bosch who is questioning his skills as both a detective and as a man and his worth to society. Both narrators are splendid in their performances.

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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt10 WOW, I didn‘t actually realize how many books came during the last month. Think as of today I‘ll be on a #bookbuyingban until at least Xmas! This was another signed preorder from Waterstones, they dropped it to half price so I just had to get it. The first in the combo of Ballard & Bosch, hopefully it‘s as great as his original series was.

TrishB Half way through now - it is 👍🏻 4y
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WanderingBookaneer
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The reason why I hate smelly restrooms.

MicheleinPhilly 😖😖😖 4y
LeahBergen 🤢 🤢 4y
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catherine2
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Do I smell romance??? 😍🔥💕

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nomadreader
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A new Michael Connelly mystery is always an excuse to celebrate, and I celebrate with happy hour and sparkling rose #booksandbooze

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Lel2403
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Dark Sacred Night is a crime thriller starring retired Harry Bosch and Detective Renee Ballard.

The writing is quite fast paced and entertaining with some great characterisation and a good eye for detail. There are several plot lines that all start to come together, making this a quite enjoyable and absorbing read.

thanks to the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review

Cathythoughts Sounds great. I‘ve only read a few. Wry early ones ... loved them. We must pick our books for this Bookclub soon. I guess we await an email for further instructions... I have a few in mind. 👍🏻😊 4y
TrishB Can‘t wait for this one! 4y
Lel2403 @Cathythoughts yes me too, and I‘m waiting for that email lol....first one of these I‘ve done and looking forward to it 4y
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jenniferw88 @Cathythoughts @Lel2403 I can't wait either! I think I've narrowed the choices down to 4 for you guys! 4y
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 wooohooo excited 😊🎉 @Lel2403 @Moray_Reads (edited) 4y
Moray_Reads @Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 @Lel2403 I'm in Oxford this weekend, I'm sure I can squeeze in some browsing for my selection! 😉 4y
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Lel2403
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“In his words, the place was as ripe as a bag of skunks.”...........ha I think this is setting the tone for the book, possibly

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MicheleinPhilly
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He does!

Suzze And it‘s fabulous! 4y
MicheleinPhilly @Suzze I‘ve just gleaned that. ☺️ Still have to read the first Renee Ballard. 4y
Suzze I had to finish it when my friend sent me this. 4y
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Suzze
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Wonderful! Renee Ballard from The Late Show and Harry Bosch team together to solve a cold case. They are a great pair and I hope they work together often. 5 Stars all the way! Comes out October 30. My friend Kim works for his agency and sent me an ARC. ❤️ #Tink #catsoflitsy

TrishB Can‘t wait for this one 👍🏻 4y
AlaMich Tink is beautiful!! 😻 4y
Cinfhen Hi, Tink😻😺😻you too Suzze 💋 4y
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lute Gorgeous calico! 4y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Just ignore me. I‘m obviously behind. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Stupid Mondays. 4y
CatLass007 What a beautiful baby girl!😻😻😻😻😻 4y
Lcsmcat Pretty kitty girl! 4y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly 😁 still looking forward to it !! 4y
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wintercherry
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Hello handsome.

#booksellerperks

Suzze I‘m reading it next! 4y
Cathythoughts Great title 🖤💫 4y
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Suzze
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An old friend (she hired me at B&N in 1998) now works at a literary agency. That just happens to represent my favorite author. I am so excited!

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