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Miracle Creek
Miracle Creek: A Novel | Angie Kim
A thrilling debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng about how far we’ll go to protect our families—and our deepest secrets My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie. He probably didn’t even consider it a lie, and neither did I, at first . . . In rural Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine—a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic “dives” with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility. But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos’ small community. Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college? The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night—trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges—as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. Angie Kim’s Miracle Creek is a thoroughly contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on the author’s own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer, and mother of a real-life “submarine” patient. Both a compelling page-turner and an excavation of identity and the desire for connection, Miracle Creek is a brilliant, empathetic debut from an exciting new voice.
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Dolly
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Very good. Well written. Not quite as good as I hoped. I held it high on my list until just now I was reminded about #BadBlood that blew every other book out of the water.

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FeastOfFiction
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Chapter one, you got me hook, line, and sinker. #26 for the year

BookBelle84 Loved this one! 2d
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cathygee
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Compelling characters and storyline. I will leave it at that to not give anything away! Enjoyed my #BOTM pick!

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Mowen036
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If you‘re into crime thrillers you‘ll love this book! The first two days of the book keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out who did it. It does focus on more of the crimes rather than the whodunit. Halfway though the book I started guessing who did it and surprisingly I was right.

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Sarahandhella
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I haven‘t made significant process in this book, but it isn‘t because I don‘t like it. So far it‘s probably the best book of 2019 for me. I read about 60 pages like breathing air, but then I have to take about two days in between. Maybe it‘s because the characters are so fleshed out that it feels like I am reading something very private? I am excited to see how it ends up, but I am not in a rush.

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hes7
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Listening to this courtroom drama today, and a #shocking accident (or is it?) is at the center of it all. I‘m looking forward to seeing where it all leads. #30junebooks #bookfitnesschallenge #bfc

ReadingRover This audiobook just came off hold for me from the library. I‘m going to start it in a few days. It looks really good. 5d
catherine2 I loved this book!!! 5d
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theshrinkette
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Travel reading.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Congratulations on your Litsy Litfluence 🎉🎈👏 and thank you for hosting a generous giveaway, @Kdgordon88 😘
Difficult to name one favourite book, but I‘ve always loved Atonement by Ian McEwan. And I am really eager to read the tagged book.
Thank you!
#Debras5kgiveaway

Kdgordon88 Thanks for entering! 1w
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Dolly
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✨It‘s been awhile since a book has grabbed me like this one has. ✨

✨Totally enjoying this book and very well could be the best read of this year! ✨

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Maude
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We are just starting this, thanks to a #goodreadsgiveaway 😁 I love the cover and I think Bryson does too! #dogsoflitsy

Crazeedi Beautiful cover!❤ 1w
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Chelsea.Poole
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I'm loving this #audiobook from my #library on #libby as much as everyone else seems to be loving it! Courtroom drama, and definite Celeste Ng vibes! So good! #currentlyreading

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Kleonard
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So first off I had to learn what the heck hyperbaric oxygen therapy is as it's a big plot point in the book. When an HBOT experience takes a dramatic turn that takes two lives, an investigation ensues. When the focus turns to the mother of one of the victims and a series of thing she has said and done become damning *evidence* against her. Great book!

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Courtneyjo_reads
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Okay guys, Miracle Creek definitely lived up to all of the hype!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5!

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Butterflyamore
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Let‘s talk about May reads! Let me know in the comments on YouTube if you‘ve read any of the books that I mention in the video or if you‘re adding them to your TBR! https://youtu.be/xJdLXc-NE2I

#maywrapup #booktube #youtube #bookconversations #bookreview #booksreadinmay #booktalk #readersunite #bookcommunity #bookworms

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crazyspine
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Pleasantly surprised by this book so far.

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Sarahandhella
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Thankful that my stabbing pains in the back and belly was easily treatable, but not without a visit to the ER this morning. Slept most of the afternoon away, but blessed to be outside reading this fine evening. Obviously I have seen this book touted everywhere, but I didn‘t read anything about it. Just picked it up from the library and started reading today. I am about 60 pages in, it hooks you fast!

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Hazel0303
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Trying to backfill some of my reviews now that Litsy is in web form (I already said it, but THANK YOU TO WHOMEVER DECIDED TO MAKE THIS A WEB PLATFORM TOO!!)

This book was easily one of my favorites of 2019. Full review!
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2749203191

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Bookish_B
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A bit late but here's my May wrap-up. I had an awful month personally but my reading was great.

Smrloomis Sorry about the month but I hope the reading provided some stress relief! 😕 2w
DivineDiana I am echoing @Smrloomis Great job with your reading! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2w
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BookBridget
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This is my current situation, having fun until it rains here.#BOTM #FundaySunday #Wine 🍷

tracey38 Looks like the perfect setup! 2w
BookBridget @tracey38 it is! I'd rather be on a beach but my deck will do. 2w
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Lindy
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Courtroom dramas really aren‘t my thing, but I recommend this to anyone who likes them. I listened to the first 2 hours of the #audiobook, then checked the chapter list to see how much more was in store. The trail [sic, tsk tsk] continues for 12 more hours, so I skipped ahead to chapter 34 and read to the end. The conclusion is great and so is the bonus interview with the author. So, I call this a pick even though I bailed on 11 hours of it. 🤪

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LornaDH

Just started this today, already a quarter through. I‘m a ball of conflicting emotions over this one. In related news, reading slump averted.

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Butterflyamore
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Books read in May:

365 Marks on the Wall ~ 3.75 stars

Shout ~ 4.75 stars

Jane, the Fox, and Me ~ 4.75 stars

Miracle Creek ~ 5 stars

The Elephant Whisperer ~ 4 stars

Night ~ 5 stars

All the Missing Girls ~ 3.75 stars

A Dog Named Beautiful ~ 77% finished/will hopefully finish tonight.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Nicely done! 💖📚💖 2w
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Dolly
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So far at 30% this is worth the hype. I usually avoid courtroom drama as it‘s usually boring. Not this page turner!

This just may be the best read of the year! 🔥

#PageTurner

Eggs Loved this book 2w
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eloreads
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I wasn‘t expecting to like this as much. I did have a few issues with it but nothing to lower my rating. I‘ve never read a courtroom drama, if that‘s what this is, but it was done really well. I liked all the characters, and couldn‘t believe that any of them could have done it. I was actually shocked to learn what had actually happened. This is definitely something I‘d like to read again. #botm

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Butterflyamore
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Can you believe we‘re almost halfway through 2019?! What are your top favorite #reads for the year so far?

If you haven‘t had a chance, make sure you check out my latest #booktube video where I react to the one star reviews from my top favorite 2019 reads! The video link is right here: https://youtu.be/oKI_7jfaZNI

#2019reads #favoritebooks #fivestarreads #bookreviewer #bookishhome #ilovereading #greatbooks #topreads #bookishgirl #totalbooknerd

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fleeting
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Today's weights. When's summer?

Eggs 💗Miracle Creek 3w
fleeting @Eggs it's been on so many posts, I couldn't resist! 3w
BarbaraBB Great post! 3w
fleeting @BarbaraBB 🙏🙏🙏 3w
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Butterflyamore
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So I read through some of the one star reviews of my top five reads of 2019 so far and this is what I thought of them: https://youtu.be/oKI_7jfaZNI

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erank58
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WOW. One Goodreads reviewer described this book as leaving a "bruise." I'd have to agree that this left one hell of a bruise on my heart ? She packed so much into the story, I'm in awe when I remember that this is her debut #botm

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flying_monkeys
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“That was both the best and worst part, that all that happened was the unintended consequence of a good person‘s mistakes... Good things and bad - every friendship and romance formed, every accident, every illness - resulted from the conspiracy of hundreds of little things in and of themselves inconsequential.”

SarahHarts_books Wow💖💖😍 3w
flying_monkeys @SarahHarts_books Right?! This was one of the best “thrillers” I‘ve ever read. Packed with more heart than I thought possible for a “courtroom drama.” Highly recommended! (edited) 3w
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flying_monkeys
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“People talk so much about the loss of intimacy between married couples as the years progress... but no one measured the number of hours spent holding your baby in the first year of life versus the remaining years... Like an addiction, you could go for years without it, but you never forget it, never stop missing it, and when you got a dab of it, like now, you craved it more and wanted to gorge on it.”

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Jenken1998
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What an amazing debut novel. A story centered around a woman on trial for murdering her son. A story about an immigrant family struggling to adapt to living in a new country. A story about an interracial couple struggling with the expectations of different cultures. A story about mothers struggling to keep their identities. A story about all these people who are looking for hope but encounter tragedy on one fateful day. (👇 more)

Jenken1998
Uniquely written "who dunnit" set in a courtroom trial. Each chapter is from one of the involved who propel the story forward of that tragic day. The survivors look deep within to determine their part in the incident. Who is to blame? It kept me guessing until like the last 3 chapters and then it was nicely wrapped up with a satisfying ending. One of my favorites this year so far. ?????
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OllieDamselfly
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This #audiobook has broken my heart and blown me away. #currentlyreading

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Breanne1
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I really enjoyed this #botm selection. It really highlighted how everyone‘s actions, no matter how small or big, can create a chain reaction that results in an event with lasting impacts on so many.

Mdargusch Cute pup! I have this one in my TBR and I love books like that. Yay! 3w
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Eggs
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📚 Miracle Creek (pick), soon to start “Somewhere There is still a Sun”
📚📚 “My husband asked me to lie. Not a big lie.”
📚📚📚 “No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.” – Mary Wortley Montagu

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Eggs
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So. Goooood. Unputdownable

TheBee Your ‘goooood‘ convinced me ☺️ 3w
TheBee 🙌🏻 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got this one!! Can‘t wait to get to it!! (edited) 3w
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Eggs @TheBee Hope you like it❣️ 3w
Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks A one of a kind story! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Jenken1998
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Up next. Long work week and working out in the field today. Hoping to get this started after work.

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jenniferw88
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Cinfhen Tagged book was sooooo good 💜 3w
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whippoorwill815
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I‘m not sure how much reading I‘ll be able to do in Texas but my Kindle is with me and loaded up!

-Miracle Creek is already in progress
-Stillhouse Lake is on my TBR and was free with amazon prime!
-Red Rising was recommended by a coworker, seems like my kind of thing
-The Priory of the Orange Tree is also TBR and is currently $1.99!!

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Hoopiefoot
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I don‘t know about anyone else, but I‘m really really ready for the weekend. Especially now that I‘ve picked up this motherlode of library holds!

Crazeedi Sounds like a great plan! 3w
JamieArc You have some books in there that I‘ve been eyeing! Great stack! 3w
Litlady Ooooh .. Miracle Creek!! 😊📚 3w
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swishandflick
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This was a great #BOTM pick! Excellent pacing and plot, my theories changed every other chapter and kept me on my toes. A heartbreaking case no matter which way you look at it, but I liked that it broke the typical mold for a whodunnit. Angie Kim is definitely one to watch, I really enjoyed her writing style and memorable characters 👏🏽

britt_brooke Love this photo! 4w
BarbaraBB Great picture indeed. And the review as well, I have pre-ordered the paperback! 4w
Kalalalatja Great photo! 4w
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Jenken1998 Up next for me. I can't hatdly wait. 4w
swishandflick @Jenken1998 So good, enjoy! 4w
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Butterflyamore
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I finished this incredible debut last night! I think it is safe to say that this is full of #LoveLies!

Check out my full review here: https://www.facebook.com/262384764521804/posts/281417739285173?s=1282951466&sfns...

Or follow me on Goodreads! (Link in profile).

#amonthofsongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🎶 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks In my pile!!! 4w
Butterflyamore @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay! I hope you love it! 4w
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Butterflyamore
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I want to talk with you about what you‘ve read so far this month! Check out my latest video and let me know in the comments on YouTube what you‘re reading now!

https://youtu.be/5BjrljCjD5A

#booktuber #whatareyoureading #bookreviews #readersunite #mayreads #booktalk #booklovers #letstalkaboutbooks #readinglife #bookstack #bookvideo #bookvlog #readinglog #goodreads #bookish #youtubechannel #bookfun #bookworm

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whippoorwill815
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First weekend porch morning of the year! I spotted a hummingbird visiting our mystery plant so I‘m glad I‘ve put my hummingbird feeders out!

I just started this book which I bought on Kindle. I had it from the library a little while ago but unfortunately with work craziness reducing reading time, it‘s too much stress to have to read on the library‘s schedule right now!

C.Perone Beautiful way to start the day! 1mo
tracey38 Insaw lots of hummingbirds yesterday out the front window going to the feeder hangung on our front porch. It was too hot to sit out there unfortunately. 1mo
stacybmartin Beautiful view! 😍 1mo
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swishandflick
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Not gonna lie, I mostly just shopped and got my nails done today, but I'm looking forward to digging into this on the subway home! I'm not quite caught up with my library holds yet, but figured I'd slip in a #BOTM pick 😬

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Jenken1998
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Guess i better hit the library today #allthebookscamein

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JuliaReadsSometimes
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It was slow to get into but once I got into it I really enjoyed it.
Loved the female characters. Imperfect mothers trying their best.
I appreciated the changes in POV throughout.

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Jess
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#BFC week 1 check in. Well, book goal accomplished. I skipped this one when it first came out but with all the great reviews I thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed. I really liked all the different POVs and the discussions of the difficulty of caring for others. Unfortunately, the fitness goals suffered this week with the bad weather and work schedule. I need to make some adjustments for the upcoming week. Here‘s to week 2!

wanderinglynn Bad weather & life happens. The important thing is not to quit. You got this! We‘re in this together. 🙌🏻 1mo
BookwormAHN You can do this 👏🏻 1mo
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BookishMarginalia
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This book is excellent - halfway done reading! (Coincidentally, my 10th graders are halfway through their statewide ELA testing too).

shutterbug_mama I‘m only about 70 pages in and love it!! 1mo
JenReadsAlot So good! 1mo
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