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The Silent Patient
The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
Famous artist Alicia Berenson shoots her husband in the head five times, and then never speaks again. Five years later, Forensic psychotherapist Theo Faber must find a way to get Alicia to talk if he wants to treat her. Only then can he unravel the shocking events of that tragic night five years before... Sold in over 15 territories, and film rights snapped up by an Oscar winning production company, THE SILENT PATIENT is the most gripping thriller - with the single most shocking twist - of 2019.
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jenmalibu
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This was so good! 👍👍👍
#audible

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Bookgirl
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This, for me, didn‘t quite live up to the hype. I enjoyed reading it and was surprised by the twist, but I didn‘t find it to be a book that truly drew me in. I always felt a little removed from the story and characters. Possibly, I had simply read too much glowing praise for it and this made my expectations too high. It‘s a good mystery novel but I wasn‘t on the edge of my seat with anticipation. Good, not amazing, for me. But worthwhile for sure.

BookBoggart I found it good but not all that as well. I saw the twist coming a mile away though. Seems to be a general trope of the genre imo 3d
BookBoggart Still worth while for sure though. 3d
Bookgirl @BookBoggart I didn‘t see the twist, but I just didn‘t find the story that compelling. It was good but I was expecting more given the hype! 1d
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Owlizabeth
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Wow, I was not expecting that ending! I love a good twist and the truly surprising ones are rare. I thought there was tons of tension, which propelled the story forward. All around excellent psychological thriller. 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼1/2

Ms.Story I really enjoyed this one too! 4d
Sharpeipup Is that your new bookmark? It came out better than I thought... 4d
Owlizabeth @Sharpeipup yes! It‘s super cute. 4d
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Bookgirl
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Excited to start this one and also to finally have a day in Michigan where it‘s beautiful for reading outside! #nomorerainplease #timeoffworkbeginsnow #libraryholdcamein

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Owlizabeth
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Well this sucked me right in - looks like I‘m taking a break from romance...

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Wonderwoman89
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So I started the Silent Patient because of all the hype I have seen about it. I am on part two (Chapter 9)of the book and do not know if I should give up or keep going. So far it is nothing but one big introduction of the main character and not much plot. Any advice from readers whom read this book?

Slajaunie Keep reading. I thought the revelations were worth it in the end. 6d
Jeannineth I thought the best part was the end. It was tedious at first. I know others enjoyed it more than I did. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 6d
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starlight97
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Wow. Alicia is found with slit wrists next to her beloved husband who has been shot in the head five times. She never speaks again until a motivated psychotherapist takes it up as his personal mission to help her.
I haven't read such a good thriller in a while.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ReadingOverSleeping I loved this one! 1w
starlight97 @ReadingOverSleeping I can see why 😊 1w
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Owlizabeth
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Today‘s #libraryhaul is all over the place and I‘m excited.

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Bookish_B
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Pickpick

I don't normally fare well with thrillers but I enjoyed this one. I wish I'd known nothing about it going in though. It would have made for a better experience if I wasn't anticipating anything. And that's all I'll say so I don't spoil it for anyone else who might not know anything about it!

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LauraRenae
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Mehso-so

As a therapist, I absolutely hated it. As a reader, I couldn‘t put it down. #ATY2019 #19in19

Cathythoughts As a therapist & as a reader I couldn‘t finish it 😬. And I love a thriller, but this one wasn‘t for me 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
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cherinium
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I sat down this morning to read a couple chapters before doing some housework. I'm totally engrossed and cannot put the book down. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #lazysunday #botm #whoneedsacleanhouse

rather_be_reading yes it reads fast!! 1w
Copwithabook Yes! It sucked me in so much that I honestly didn‘t see the ending coming!! 1w
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Tallyreadergirl
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Thank you @NenaB for your amazing recommendation. This book had me hooked within the first few pages. Filled with shocking twists and turns it will definitely not disappoint you. Totally recommend.

NenaB Glad you liked it! 😘 1w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Would anyone would think anything if I pull this one out at the doctor‘s office... 🤔🤔🤔😂😂😂

VanChocStrawberry hahahaha!
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StayCurious As someone who works at a doctor's office, we prefer our patients to be silent 😉 (edited) 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StayCurious I totally agree!!! I worked in an ER!! Lol 2w
UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 2w
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FeastOfFiction
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2019 Book 25: Hmmm... where do I begin? To start with, it took over half the book to grab me, but once it did, I couldn‘t put it down. I had to know what was coming. And I didn‘t see it coming. There is a pretty big plot twist to this book that I kept waiting for. I have to say it was worth the wait. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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Bookish_B
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They have arrived! Perfect timing since I just finished a book today and was ready to start a new one. But which one to start first?! 🤔

Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to Ask Again Yes. Not out here till August 2w
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Aswenson
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Enjoying this fast-paced read! #catsoflitsy #seamus

AlaMich 😻 2w
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Cathythoughts
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Bailedbailed

I‘m afraid I‘m bailing.... I‘ve given it the 100 pages test ... it‘s not that it‘s bad , it‘s just not holding me. There‘s something missing for me 🤷🏻‍♀️

DivineDiana Onward! 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana thanks !! Yes onwards .... ( I always feel a bit sad though at bailing , at least I did this time ) 👍🏻 2w
TrishB I‘ve not been drawn to this one, even though it seems to have a lot of love! 2w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB it‘s just not enough of a thriller .. I want a thriller..I‘ve moved on 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
Blaire 100 pages is my threshold for bailing as well. Feels like I‘ve given a book a real chance by that point. 2w
Cathythoughts @Blaire yes... life‘s just too short & there are way too many good books out there 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I was about to purchase it the other day, now I shall investigate further 🤨 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm it‘s getting a lot of thumbs ups- it just wasn‘t for me 🤷🏻‍♀️ ( I even read the sample first , & thought I would like it ..... 2w
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kaykay521
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Alicia Berenson shot her husband 5 times in the face and then goes completely mute. What happened? Why won‘t Alicia speak? Theo Faber a psychotherapist is convinced he can help Alicia and figure out what happened. Most of the book is told from Theo‘s POV and I found him intriguing. What is his motivation? Is he obsessed with Alicia? I didn‘t see the twist coming. A solid thriller.

Cathythoughts Nice review! I just started this one 2w
LiteraryinLititz I plan to read this one in the next couple months! 2w
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Cathythoughts
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Next up - continuing in thriller mode. I did read the sample on kindle , so this seems to be good 🤞🏻. After 2 days of being a Granny I‘m ready for some down time ... later on today , a few jobs first 👍🏻.

erzascarletbookgasm I‘m in need of a good thriller after my current read! Heard this is good, enjoy! 2w
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll keep you posted 🤞🏻😁 2w
Ms.Story I liked this one! I hope you do too! 2w
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youneverarrived Enjoy ❤️ 2w
readordierachel Kiddos can take a lot out of you. Little whirlwinds 💕 Happy reading and relaxation! 2w
Cathythoughts @Ms.Story Thankyou! I hope so too 2w
Cathythoughts @readordierachel we had the best time - my granddaughter & me - she‘s a whirlwind & a half 😍. Exhausted! But happy ... and thanks ... Relaxation here I come 😃 2w
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Aswenson
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Starting this one next! Trying to pare down by #botm shelves as my unread piles are completely out of control! 🤪

Cathythoughts Sounds good. I have it stacked 2w
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FeastOfFiction
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At the library getting in some reading while the daughter plays on computers.

Crazeedi Looks like a lovely place to read!❣ 2w
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BiblioLitten
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Alicia Berenson is a silent #deadlydiva. Even though I couldn‘t predict the ending, it wasn‘t too #shocking. #30junebooks #jazzyjune
Between a Pick and a So-So.

Cathythoughts Sounds good 👍🏻I think I‘ll give a whirl... stacked 2w
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2w
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AshleyC816
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I was annoyed by the lead for most of the book. His obsession with the killer and how he seemed to have no accountability to any of the other patients at the asylum irritated me. I was curious about the story enough to stick with it, but overall I‘d give it a so-so.

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KaraWines
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This is a page turner! I unfortunately had read some reviews that kind of spoiled the ending, but I still enjoyed it. A quick read!

MicheleinPhilly Well that‘s frustrating. 3w
KaraWines @MicheleinPhilly Very much so. It doesn't take much! 3w
TheLudicReader We should talk...I am also a high school English teacher and talking about books for my classroom is a thing I very much enjoy doing. 😁 2w
KaraWines @TheLudicReader Absolutely! 2w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌺 2w
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Butterflyamore
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All credit for disruptions goes to my children. None of it was staged but they sure helped me prove my point. 😂 Check it out: https://youtu.be/wCSsJ2J7geo #booktubenewbietag #booktuber #newbooktubevideo #bookgroup #readingcommunity #readingbuddies #letstalkaboutbooks #ilovereading

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a_dupre
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Butterflyamore
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‪It‘s the last day to enter my #bookish #giveaway! What are you waiting for??? I mean, who doesn‘t want #freestuff?? https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/283956155697998?s=1282951466&sfns...

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danimgill
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I checked this out on the recommendation of a coworker and while it‘s not the best thriller I‘ve ever read it definitely kept me turning the pages! And it made me jump when my doorbell rang in the middle of reading the last 100 pages this morning, so I was definitely sucked into it. I feel like I didn‘t connect enough to the characters to call it a five star read but it‘s certainly intriguing and fast-moving.

LiteraryinLititz Thanks for the helpful review! I‘m hoping to get to this in the next month or so. 3w
Kaye Could you recommend something else that‘d be in the suspense type category that doesn‘t have a ditzy main character and not a romance sorta book ? 3w
danimgill @Kaye I haven‘t read anything else in this genre recently but my same coworker who recommended me this one also recommended Looker by Laura Sims! It‘s a suspense about a woman‘s downward spiral into obsession with her actress neighbor and it‘s also a fairly recent release. 3w
Kaye Thank you 😊 3w
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perfectsinner
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I was looking forward to reading this, but I also was worried, because it's had so much hype surrounding it, I was afraid of being let down. However, that didn't happen. Stellar read all the way through.

RaimeyGallant Can't wait til my hold comes in. And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1w
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Unabridged
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I first heard about The Silent Patient during an interview on the @justtherightbook podcast with the editors of @celadonbooks when they described why they chose this novel as the first on the imprint; then, Roxane Coady interviewed Michaelides himself. They talked about the book as a slow build, and it is, but it also sweeps the reader along as the mystery develops. (continued in comments)

Unabridged The book focuses on Alicia Berenson, an artist who has been silent since she was convicted of her husband‘s murder. Theo Faber is a psychotherapist at the mental hospital where Berenson was sentenced. Faber thjnks he can convince her to speak. Michaelides tells the story through Faber's narration and Berenson's diary entries from the summer of her husband Gabriel's death. The book's dark, psychological focus is brilliant and captivating. 3w
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debrablundell
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This book starts out with a bang on page one. Twists and turns, I couldn‘t put it down until I finished it!

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ReadingOverSleeping
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This book is wild. It's about a therapist on the quest of helping a patient accused of killing her husband - she has stopped speaking completely. From start to finish this book keeps you engaged in trying to figure out what happened that night of the murder. The climax is not all that surprising but the book is so we'll written, it'll still spark something in you - sadness and disgust. #teamnosleep for #thesilentpatient

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Brewychock48
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Omg,this was awesome. Twists,thrills,lies, betrayal...mind-blowing. I did not see the end coming,very entertaining. I highly recommend this book

BookBridget I loved this book# 2w
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ReadingOverSleeping
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Took a reading break to scroll through IG and found this! Thought you'd appreciate it, I'm in LOVE #library #booklove #incredible #bookgoals

Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 3w
SW-T 💕💕💕 3w
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MysticRaven03
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Saturday morning reading 💖

Slajaunie Excellent book! 3w
MysticRaven03 @Slajaunie I couldn‘t put it down!! Finished it earlier today 😊 3w
Slajaunie I was the same way. 😁 3w
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MaleficentBookDragon
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Here is my (ambitious) June #TBR (physical) books.

LauraJ Roadside Picnic! 😻 4w
Liatrek Loved The Storied Life and Good Omens 😊 hope you enjoy 4w
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ReadingOverSleeping
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I was waiting for this to be returned for AGES! Can't wait to dive in. Who read this?! What are your thoughts? #thesilentpatient

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Bookish_B
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My June BOTM picks. Last year I made a rule to stop getting thrillers because they always sound great but always disappoint me. And now here I am getting The Silent Patient! 🤦🏽‍♀️ I've heard so much about it I got curious. Fingers crossed I don't hate it. What did you all get?

Slajaunie The silent patient is worth the read. 4w
Hazel0303 The Silent Patient was good! I struggle with psych thrillers so this means a lot coming from me! 4w
Bookish_B @Slajaunie I hope you are right! 👍🏼😊 I am looking forward to it. 4w
Bookish_B @Hazel0303 yesss! That's great to hear! 👏🏼 4w
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shellleigh33
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Trying to relax and read after a long day of work but Cain thinks momma needs to put her book down and love on him 🤣

mcipher Awww, so cute and fuzzy! That smile... ♥️ 4w
Erofan 🐕💋 4w
ruskigurl16 What an adorable pupper! ❤️ 1w
shellleigh33 😊 Thank you @mcipher @Erofan and @ruskigurl16 He is such a sweet baby 1w
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JennyM
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I can see this as a TV series, and I think it would be good. As a book, it was an ok quick, easy read.

BiblioLitten I‘m going to start this one next. 4w
KristenDuck I could totally see this as a tv series! 4w
JennyM @BiblioLitten it‘s pretty good as thrillers go. Although I think I‘m a bit thrillered-out! Hope you enjoy. And I hope your little one is all better now and you‘ve had a more restful week 😘 4w
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JennyM @KristenDuck I‘d definitely watch it! 4w
BiblioLitten That‘s so sweet of you🥰 He is feeling better, thankfully. The blurb sounds too good to be true, I hope I enjoy the book. 😊 4w
Andrew65 Hope to read this in June. 4w
RadicalReader I heard this book was wonderful. My favorite read I‘ve devoured this year is going to be made into a Netflix series next year and strongly praise it and recommend it to all 3w
BiblioLitten Yup, this was a quick, easy read. I‘d give it a Pick only because I couldn‘t guess the ending. Between a so-so and a pick for me. 2w
JennyM @BiblioLitten sometimes quick easy reads are just the ticket! Glad it was ok for you. 😘 2w
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rather_be_reading
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Last line: And I went to catch another one.

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rather_be_reading
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Anyone else think this is a mistake??

OneCent76 Looks like it 4w
cookreadsleep You mean all right versus alright? 4w
rather_be_reading @cookreadsleep no at the beginning of the sentence "I have couple of questions" 4w
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rather_be_reading
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But real love is very quiet, very still...Love is deep and calm--and constant.

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rather_be_reading
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We're all crazy, I believe, just in different ways.

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rather_be_reading
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I was disconnected from my emotions, like a hand severed from a wrist.

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rather_be_reading
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Somehow grasping at vanishing snowflakes is like grasping at happiness...

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rather_be_reading
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First line: I dont know why im writing this.

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rather_be_reading
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Amazing fast paced "thriller". It did keep me intrigued to wonder why Alicia was silent. For some reason the twist didnt hit me too shockingly but the way they tied it together did. Def recommend. #botm

bookandcat I enjoyed it even though parts of jt drove me BANANAS because I'm a therapist IRL 😂 I had to suspend disbelief but it was a fun read. 4w
rather_be_reading @bookandcat omg i can see how that would drive u crazy! thats why i cant/dont read a lot of law books because i work in that field 4w
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Jilly6183
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Quick read and a good twist. But I figured it out early mainly because I had anxiety from the start of the book. Can‘t say more than that without spoilers, but I‘d recommend it as an easy beach or airplane read.

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rather_be_reading
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A mid day snack and some reading after doing some chores and prepping dinner

rambiepaige I just downloaded this to my Kindle like 5 minutes ago! 1mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice Such a good book! 1mo
Sweetdgabe87 This is on my list! I‘ll get to it one day! Lol 1mo
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rather_be_reading @Sweetdgabe87 haha its worth it! 4w
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