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The Suspect
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
The New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child returns with a brand-new novel of twisting psychological suspense. When two British teenage girls go missing in Bangkok following a hostel fire, journalist Kate Waters is sent to follow the story. Despite the circumstances, she's thrilled to go, as her estranged son, Jake, is volunteering at a conservancy project a few hours away and she is desperate for a reunion. When she arrives, she's just one of dozens of journalists vying for interviews with grieving families, and to her shock, the main suspect in the investigation is Jake. Suddenly Kate finds herself struggling to protect her son from the press and the police while trying to figure out if she can even trust him. More determined than ever to find the truth, Kate dives deeper into her exploration of the fire and the missing girls. It's the most personal investigation she's ever worked--but how can she maintain clarity and objectivity when the story is her own flesh and blood?
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Gaylagal2
Suspect | Fiona Barton
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It's a cloudy, cool Sunday morning here. Me and my granddog Maggie are hanging out and doing a lot of reading....perfection! Isn't she adorable?❤️ She's Shih Tzu and Yorkie. What a combo....lol. I'm completely and totally in love with her🐾🥰

#dogsoflitsy #sunday

mcipher What a cutie! Her fur looks so soft. 💗 20h
Gaylagal2 @mcipher OH it's super soft! And she just loves to be petted and talked to🥰 20h
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Gaylagal2
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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☕️Coffee
?Fiction
?Light
?Dogs
. Oracle
?Practice and Story
?Plants
?If going by Cardinal, I'd have to say East: "Beginnings" Animal-Eagle, Element-Air, Crystal-Celestite and Citrine.

#basicwitchswap

@sprainedbrain @Meaw_catlady

Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤🖤 3w
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OutsmartYourShelf
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Although this is third in a series, it‘s the first one I‘ve read & it works pretty well as a stand-alone. It unfolds from the viewpoints of several characters: the police detective, the journalist, mother of one of the missing girls, & from one of the girls themselves.

It had plenty of twists & turns & I mostly liked the ending. I would definitely read more from this author. 4🌟

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perfectsinner
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Bailedbailed

I DNF this after 22 chapters/120 pages
It was my first attempt with this author, but I just really couldn't bring myself to care about any of it, and I felt it was really dragging.

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DHill
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Started this audio the other day and I‘m having a really hard time getting into it. It might be clearer in print but the shifting POV is hard to follow and the story is a bit dull.

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collegecatlady
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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#bookhaul from a trip to McKays in Nashville

#catsoflitsy

ephemeralwaltz If Beale street could talk 🔥 3mo
Ruthiella Ooh! So jealous of that copy of We Cast a Shadow! That‘s sounds like it will be entertaining and thought provoking. (edited) 3mo
collegecatlady @Ruthiella I am super excited for that one! Dystopian and sci-fi are my great loves 3mo
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britt_brooke Oh, McKay‘s. It overwhelms me, but it‘s fantastic! 3mo
collegecatlady @britt_brooke I love how large it is! It allows me to spend a couple of hours of me time on myself! 3mo
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everfree7
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Liked it!

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everfree7
The Suspect | Fiona Barton

I‘m enjoying this one...halfway through, and it‘s getting good.

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everfree7
The Suspect | Fiona Barton

This one sounds really good. I hope it doesn‘t disappoint!

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QuietMornings
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LOVED IT. 👏🏼

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crazyspine
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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This is probably my least favorite of the series, but doesn't mean it's bad; the other two were just so good.

AWildMandaPanda The other two were so good! This one is still on my list though :) 5mo
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Brewychock48
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Reading a good book,drinking coffee,and doing laundry bag n a rainy Sunday..

Brewychock48 Well, I am on page244....out of 402 pages. I just started it yesterday..wow..this is a Pick for me. I highly recommend this book. Very suspenseful ,with a bu 5mo
Brewychock48 With quite a cast of characters. Sorry about the post before this,I was editing and accidentally hit send,lol. 5mo
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Brewychock48
The Suspect | Fiona Barton

I just started this book. Has anyone else read it or reading it now? So far it is good.

Brewychock48 Ok,just finished chapter 20..🤔🤔 things ate getting pretty interesting.. 5mo
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Brenda
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Current audiobook 🎧📚

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Andrew65
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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I do love Fiona Barton‘s writing and have enjoyed all three books, but I think this one would be my favourite. Great to see this written from the perspective of The Victim, The Mother, The Detective and the Journalist. This book was so difficult to put down and would strongly recommend it. Tension, Suspense, twists. In the main I worked it out but that didn‘t spoil my reading enjoyment. People intent on gap years should read this! Or not! 😱😳

Brewychock48 I agree. I loved the different perspectives,really got to see things through there eyes. This was a thrilling read 5mo
Andrew65 @Brewychock48 I do like her jobs, feel different and fresh. 5mo
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Andrew65
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Starting The Suspect by Fiona Barton. Really enjoyed The Widow and The Child so hoping this will be just as good.

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JeansBookshelf
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Started The Suspect by Fiona Barton today. Tempted to start The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare too but I already have 3 books going 🙈😂

cewilf I‘m in the same boat! But gave in to The Bane Chronicles 😂 5mo
JeansBookshelf @cewilf I think I'm going to cave in too 😂 5mo
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OwlReadWithYou
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Started this one towards the end of my vacation and couldn‘t put it down! I love how Fiona jumps from character to character in her books and this one made me want to keep reading!! The plot was awesome and I didn‘t know what was coming next!!

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Kappadeemom
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Books in which young women take off a gap year to explore Thailand always make me nervous 😳 #Itsthemominme

Eggs Especially in Fiona Barton‘s world... 5mo
rretzler 😻 5mo
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻 5mo
Kappadeemom @Eggs yes!!! 5mo
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tonyahoswalt
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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This was a satisfying mystery read, though I did not like the mothers, Lesley and Jenny. Bleh, could have slapped them a few times. I know they were grieving, but still, don't have to be annoying. Anyway, good stuff.

#mystery #catsoflitsy

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candc320
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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This was a wonderful audiobook! I really enjoyed how it switched off between three different narrators to tell the three different POVs (the reporter, the detective, and one of the missing girls). While I can‘t say that any of the twists and turns were huge shockers I did still really enjoy hearing it all unfold! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Andrew65
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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The latest book by Fiona Barton is available for 99p in the U.K. at the moment on a variety of platforms. If you like psychological suspense books I throughly recommend this based on her other books, The Widow and The Child, which were excellent reads.

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EadieB
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Two 18yo girls go missing in Thailand. Journalist, Kate Waters, wants to be first to the story but she can‘t help but think of her own son that left home 2 years ago to travel. Barton‘s new book shows that danger can lie closer to home than you might think. I enjoyed Baron‘s other books, The Widow and The Child and Suspect does not disappoint. This book is every mother‘s nightmare. Recommended to those who like psychological suspense with a twist.

Andrew65 This is also in my library stack! 😂 (edited) 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Enjoy! 6mo
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Busha1984
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Fiona Shaw is an author I have really enjoyed reading. I appreciate how she is able to continue using her two main characters, Kate Waters and DI Sparkes, through her books without repeating storylines.
I enjoyed the twists in The Suspect and bringing Kate's son, Jake, into the story gave this an extra level of suspense. However, I did feel that this book was a touch on the long side and that some of the "tracking" could have been edited out.

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guinsgirlreads
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Some parts were guessable in this one, but I still always enjoy her books. More dialogue than fluff.

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Monica5
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Well, once I got to sit down and read, this book didn't take long. Finished it up this morning after meeting with the CPA about taxes this year!🤔 I enjoyed it. I have read her other two books and enjoyed them also. This one is about 2 girls that go missing while on a trip between school and University. Of course, you know parents don't really know what goes on, on these trips. And do you really know anyone as well as you think you do?

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Monica5
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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I didn't get to read my book this weekend 😖 I been busy today, hoping to get to read later. Why is it, when you have a book you really want to read, stuff start happening so you can't.

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guinsgirlreads
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Not running the errands that I need to run today until I get into this one some! #amreading

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Melissa_J
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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This was an entertaining, quick moving thriller. I liked it overall, and rate it a pick, but the outcome was way too easy to predict. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Melissa_J
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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I‘m emerging from a migraine fog this morning so I‘m just going to sit here quietly and attempt to read, hopefully shaking off the lingering symptoms in the process.

Quick-reading thrillers are pretty much all I can handle at the moment, and this book is good so far.

DivineDiana Feel better and take it slow. ❤️ 7mo
CouronneDhiver 😕 feel better, friend. 7mo
Chrissyreadit Feel better! 7mo
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gradcat Oh, you SO have my sympathies. I hope you get up and around soon. I can never read when I have those things, so good luck! 🍀 7mo
BiblioLitten 💕 I hope you feel better. Me neither @gradcat though I wish reading would make the symptoms go away. 7mo
Bibliogeekery Feel better. I'm in a migraine fog myself. Solidarity 🤕 7mo
gradcat I really hope you feel better soon...you & @Bibliogeekery ! 😍 7mo
Melissa_J @gradcat thank you! The actual head pain portion is gone, thank goodness, because I can‘t read (or do anything, really) when I‘m in the midst of it, but it usually takes me a good 24 hrs to feel normal again after the headache itself goes away @BiblioLitten 7mo
Melissa_J @Bibliogeekery I hope you feel better soon, too! I wish non-migraine sufferers better understood that headaches are only one symptom of a migraine. @gradcat 7mo
gradcat I know! I hate to keep going on about it, but the nausea! Between my Meniere‘s & migraines, I think I pop ondansetron like an addict... 7mo
Bklover Hope you are feeling better soon!! 7mo
LauraBeth Hope you feel better! 💕 7mo
Freespirit Hope you get better soon @Melissa_J I had migraines until menopause then thankfully they have gone away...only benefit of menopause😂😂 7mo
Melissa_J @Bklover @LauraBeth @Freespirit Thank you! I‘m feeling much better this morning 😊 7mo
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Monica5
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Been waiting to get this book. Probably won't actually start it until tomorrow, because I need to catch up on my litsy people I follow.🤗

bookseller_cate I hope you like it as much as I did! 📚😊 7mo
Monica5 @bookseller_cate I've read her other two books and loved them. I can't see this one being any different.😋 7mo
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samjmitchell
Suspect | Fiona Barton
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When you get a cozy package in the mail. Can‘t wait to read this one. 💫

Pricel101 That looks SO cozy!! 📖❤️ 7mo
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AWildMandaPanda
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Yaaaas! I finally got my hands on these! Once reading week hits I can finally enjoy these!! :) #thriller #suspense #thebutterflygarden #bibliophile #dothutchison #fionabarton #mustread

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catherine2
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Finally!!! I desperately tried to get an advanced reader copy of this one but got rejected at every turn, so I was reduced to purchasing it 😊 hope it‘s good!!

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Callemarie
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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My books in January I read. I think I've gotten off to a hood start for the year

hollylynnbee I wish I made more time for reading, definitely going to try this month! What a great list! 8mo
Bookladylinda Great completed list! 8mo
SilversReviews January was a very good month for you. 8mo
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BookNerd9906 Did you have a favorite? 8mo
Callemarie @BookNerd9906 definitely the last romantics 8mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author @Callemarie how do you decide what you're going to read? 7mo
Callemarie @Linda_Bloodworth_Author so some of the books are books for my book club and book swap im apart of some of those books on the lists are arcs I received and sometimes I'll pick a book and it spawns me.reading several others i.e. fiona bartons books-- I wanted to read her other two.before I read the arc I got since the books all had the same characters in it. I'm very random in my choosing, 7mo
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bookseller_cate
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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I had a wonderful time interviewing Fiona Barton at Owl‘s Nest Books tonight. A delightful lady and a great storyteller. #autographedcopy

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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Monica5
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Library Haul!!! Love getting books at the library!🎉📚😀

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Forgetmenot
The Suspect | Fiona Barton
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Another masterpiece by Fiona Barton. So interesting when you follow Kate a reporter in one role yet on the other hand you follow her emotional journey as a mother whose son Jake has been away from home. I really liked the fact that you follow the story from different perspectives, the detective, the journalist, the parent and the girls. Brilliant storyline with a few twists thrown in for good measure 💜

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quirkyreader
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andrew61 I enjoyed the widow so will look out fir this one. 8mo
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JHSiess
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"We don‘t always know what our children get up to when we‘re not there, do we?"

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bookseller_cate
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Whaa?

Just finished The Suspect and am blown away by the last few pages.

I must read the previous two books, The Widow and The Child — Barton laid just the right retrospective hints that promise those stories will be just as mind-bending.

I‘m interviewing Ms. Barton at my book store on the 31st of January. If you have a question for her, please leave it in a comment. If you‘re in the Calgary area, visit owlsnestbooks.com for event details.

Crazeedi You have a bookstore? Jealousy!!!😉 how awesome 8mo
bookseller_cate @Crazeedi I have a bookstore in the sense that I‘ve worked there for 11 years, but I do not own it, at least not yet. 📚😊 8mo
Crazeedi @duthie_yyc yes but you work there, that's a dream job for me😊 8mo
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bookseller_cate
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1. Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and The Suspect by Fiona Barton
2. Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea
3. Nescafé French Vanilla Latte

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in ☕😊 8mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!! 8mo
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AWildMandaPanda
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I can‘t wait for this one! I loved her other two novels! I could kind of guess what happened because she wants the reader to; however, there is usually a nice twist somewhere. I‘m going to have to get my hands on a copy when it comes out next week :) #bibliophile #thriller #suspense #mustread #fionabarton

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LaceyDoesLit
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GirlWellRead
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Using multiple POV (The Reporter, The Mother, The Detective and from Bangkok), Barton effortlessly weaves the stories together. First hand we witness the hope and despair of the families that are waiting on news about their daughters, the ruthless reporters and the lengths they will go to, and see just how quickly things can spiral out of control. Another explored theme is perception—just how well do we really know anyone, even our own children?

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Callemarie
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I received a free copy of this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review

This was hands down my favorite one from Barton so far. It had a little of everything: love, heartbreak, fear, sadness, etc and it kept me wanting more. I honestly liked all the characters years and love Sparkes and Waters working relationship. I definitely recommend this and give it 5🌟

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Callemarie
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I've been a little quiet the past couple of days but I promise im here. Just drowning in ARCS that need reviewed by the end of the month 🤣😂🤣😂 I may have gotten a little carried away on net galley. I'm almost done with this one and I am loving it!!! Has anyone read any of fiona bartons other books? I love British mystery books. Okay back to reading

Zelma I haven‘t read her yet, but my mom just read The Dollhouse and really liked it. 8mo
DHill I read The Widow and liked it. 8mo
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quirkyreader
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I won this in a goodreads giveaway. Thank you @BerkleyPub @PenguinRandomCa @penguinusa @penguinrandomhouse

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MyNamesParadise
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Pleasantly surprised to find out I won this either from a #Goodreads giveaway or a #PenguinRandomHouse giveaway! Has to be one of the two bc I don‘t remember winning it! I‘m excited to read this one!

That-Bookish-Hiker That‘s awesome! I‘m excited for this book to be released. 8mo
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bookseller_cate
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We heard back from the Penguin Random House publicist. I get to interview Fiona Barton at her event! Which means a new BuJo spread!

BookishMarginalia Congrats! 8mo
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