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Theme Music: A Novel | T. Marie Vandelly
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An utterly propulsive and unpredictable psychological thriller from stunning new talent T. Marie Vandelly For the lucky among us, life is what you make of it, but for Dixie Wheeler, the theme music for her story was chosen by another long ago, on the day her father butchered her mother and brothers and then slashed a knife across his own throat. Only one-year-old Dixie was left alive, infamously known as Baby Blue for the song left playing in the aftermath of the slaughter. Twenty-five years later, Dixie is still desperate for a connection to the family she cant remember, so when her childhood home goes up for sale, Dixie sets aside all reason and moves in, re-creating a macabre decor with her familys salvaged furniture. But as the ghosts of her family seemingly begin to take up residence in the home that was once theirs, Dixie starts to question her own sanity and wonders if the evil force menacing her is that of her father, or a demon of her own making. In order to make sense of her present, Dixie becomes determined to unravel the truth of her past and seeks out the detective who originally investigated the murders. But the more she learns, the more she opens up the uncomfortable possibility that the sins of her father may belong to another, and, perhaps most tragically, to Dixie herself. As bodies begin to pile up around her, Dixie must find a way to expose the lunacy behind her familys massacre and redeem what little remains of her soul.
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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Mehso-so

This novel held such promise for me and seemed right up my alley. It started strong and Vandelly has a talent for ramping up the creep factor. However, the novel lagged as the story progressed, and I found myself just not caring that much at the final reveal. I also found some of the motives to be unsatisfactorily explored. I would read this author again, but, ultimately, I was left wanting more. 3⭐️

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candc320
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I‘ve had this one on my radar for quite a while and was excited to finally read it for a TikTok book club coming up! I ended up really enjoying it, even though it took me almost 3 weeks to finish it (it has really long chapters which always slow me down for some reason). Great haunted house vibes with a lot of gore and some twists I didn‘t expect. It also has that wonderful trope of “is our main character crazy or is she being tricked”. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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ReadingOver50
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A graphic murder starts off the book. As we revisit the murders several times throughout the book, we get a healthy dose of violence. I felt the book wasn't really sure what direction to take. It is billed as a psychological thriller, but it also has strong horror elements, and that of a ghost story. For much of the book I wasn't sure if Dixie was seeing ghosts, was crazy, or if somebody was messing with her. The book was pretty interesting.

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ReadingOver50
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My bad dog has destroyed yet another library book! He really tore this apart.

Leftcoastzen 😱 12mo
suvata Holy Moly 12mo
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Ruthiella Bad dog! 🐶 12mo
Bklover Well, it‘s awful, but I‘m still sending a hug to the dog! 12mo
Cathythoughts Oh dear ! This looks all too familiar, years ago our dog , Harry, ate books .. he went for all the intellectual ones .. 🙄.. 12mo
Bookwormjillk Oh no! 12mo
TheSpineView Yikes! 12mo
BittersweetBooks Oh gosh, my dog did the same when he was a puppy. I was always embarrassed to tell the library so I could pay my fine 😳 #ithappens 12mo
reluctantangeleno I audibly gasped when I saw this! Boohoo naughty puppy!! 12mo
BookDragonNotWorm I guess that book's a pan from the pup! 12mo
LittlebearReads I love to joke that my guinea pigs are consumers of fine literature (nobody chomps page-edges like my boys), but this really takes the cake 🙀 12mo
TheRiehlDeal 😮😮 OMG. That‘s HORRIBLE! 12mo
BiblioLitten 😨 12mo
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Aubgurl
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Picked this book up after reading Survive the Night for an Instagram readathon I‘m doing. I need a book about a haunted houses and this one was perfect. It was creepy and gory and I read the whole thing today! It is one of the goriest books I‘ve read so if you don‘t like gore, this book probably isn‘t for you.

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abookishbutterfly
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Panpan

Vandelly truly had a fascinating idea here, but the flawed execution eventually became a tedious task in reading. Perhaps I should have quit, but due to health issues and personal struggles, I initially chalked my disinterest up as the result of fatigue. It really wasn‘t until I worked my way through the second half of the book that I fully accepted that I wasn‘t a fan. By then, I‘d gone too far to turn back.

ShelleyBooksie Hope you are on the mend soon! 2y
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abookishbutterfly
Theme Music: A Novel | T. Marie Vandelly

“Bad things happened when someone took a bath in a horror movie. And though my tub wasn‘t one of those old-times claw-footed thingamajiggies, it would hold enough water to drown me. A shower was no good either. Psycho? Hello? My shower didn‘t have a curtain I could pull off the rings as bloody water circled down the drain, but it did have a drain.

“I opted to stay dirty and alive...” 😂

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LisaLovesToRead
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Appropriately creepy for a Halloween themed bookclub choice!

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Kappadeemom
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The perfect October scary read

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OriginalCyn620
Theme Music: A Novel | T. Marie Vandelly
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#IfYouLikeThis #TheShining

I haven‘t read this, but now I want to! Sounds good!

Klou Me too!!! Love the sound of this!! 2y
Bklover Ooooooh!!!👍 2y
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KimmyM
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This was an absorbing, intriguing read. Dark and a little creepy, and I think fellow Gillian Flynn fans would like this one.

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Sara_Planz
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So scary. So gory. So good.

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Sara_Planz
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Been on a psychological thriller kick lately. Starting this one today.

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LaceyDoesLit
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Sara_Planz
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@Liberty your podcast causes me to buy way too many books from my own store!!!

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kyraleseberg
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Panpan

Ugh this book made me cringe, and not because of the violence. The MC was a caricature of the unreliable narrator and the ending was completely predictable. While I'm all about suspending disbelief for an entertaining story, this one was built around convenient circumstances that had me rolling my eyes several times.

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Lisas.Library
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When Dixie was one year old her father murdered her mother and brothers and then himself. Twenty-five years later and desperate for a connection to the family she can‘t remember, Dixie buys her family home and moves in. Soon she begins to question her own sanity and wonders if its an evil force or a demon of her own making.
Yes, please!!

Release date July 23, 2019
@penguinrandomhouse

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BlameJennyJane
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I love this question! My theme song is *Perm* by Bruno Mars.

🎶 Throw some perm on your attitude... Girl, you gotta relax... Let me show you what you got to do... gotta lay it back 🎶

It‘s a reminder I need all the time... and as a therapist it‘s kinda fitting 😜

@AsYouWish
#sundaysecrets

AsYouWish Love it!!! Thanks for playing!!!🎤 3y
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AsYouWish
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I personally believe that everyone should have a theme song. Maybe it is a song that makes you happy, gives you strength or just makes other people think of you.

I want to know yours! It can be an actually theme song or just a song, doesn‘t matter, it is yours!

*Also I have questions like these that I am going to be posting on Sundays, but I am not loving the SundaySecrets name, so if you have any suggestions let me know!*

#SundaySecrets

AsYouWish My song currently (because it does change) is Beautiful Disaster by Jon McLaughlin 3y
Klou What a question!... I thought it'd be easy to answer but it's actually quite difficult! Um... well, I don't know about it being my theme song, but it is one of my all-time favourites. A Voice Within by Christina Aguilera 💖🎶 3y
Sharpeipup Good question! My happy song is “can‘t fight the feeling”by JT but the song that makes people think of me 🤔 3y
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AsYouWish @Klou it is difficult, mine changes all the time. I think for me it depends on my mood and what is going on. Thanks for playing!!! 🎤 3y
AsYouWish @Sharpeipup love that song and JT in general!! Thanks for playing!!!🎤 3y
BlameJennyJane Cool questions! I‘ll post and tag you. One # thought could be #sundaysentiments ... could be secrets but could also be just thoughts that weren‘t necessarily private/intimate. Looks like it isn‘t used. Just a thought tho... or sentiment... lol 3y
AsYouWish @BlameJennyJane Thank you so much for the suggestion!!! 3y
LiterRohde Ok. So I geeked out a little bit. Ok. A lot. And looked at Sunday in other languages. In Basque, it looks like Sunday is Igande. You could pair that with Inquiries for IgandeInquiries. I know, it‘s too much and people wouldn‘t understand. But it was fun trying. Many things alliterating with Sunday have this private meaning but three I thought of were surreptitious, supplication, and solicitation. 3y
AsYouWish @LiterRohde I am glad that you geeked out, because I got to learn something new. I never thought to look in other languages. I like all the suggestions!!! Thanks!!! 3y
Klou @AsYouWish yes. There have to be many factors for something like that! No problems 3y
Klou problem* 3y
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Alfoster
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Like Stephen King?? If so, this debut novel is for you! It‘s a creeper though: Dixie‘s family was butchered by her father when she was a toddler; he then slit his own throat. Fast forward 25 years as Dixie buys her old house, looking for answers. Part ghost story, part horror, it‘s gruesome and gory but the storyline is worth it (think The Shining)!
Thanks to NetGalley and Dutton for granting this wish with an ARC!

rohit-sawant Sounds intriguing! Stacking! 3y
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Liberty
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Happy reading to all of you participating in the @DeweysReadathon today! Whether you read for 24 hours or 24 minutes, the point is to HAVE FUN. Be sure to stay hydrated, eat snacks, and get up and move around. (“I‘ve seen her dehydrate, sir. It‘s pretty gross.) I‘ll be here in the Dewey‘s secret volcano lair for the duration. I‘ve got my reading nest all stocked. I‘m kicking things off with THEME MUSIC. What‘s your first book? 📚

annahenke Going to continue my current read 4y
Karkar Looks like your kitty is being a great helper! 😻 4y
Zelma “Will milk be made available to us?” 4y
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DeweysReadathon
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Welcome and happy reading to all of you participating in the #readathon today! Whether you read for 24 hours or 24 minutes, the point is to HAVE FUN. And please be sure to stay hydrated, eat snacks, and get up and move around. (“I‘ve seen her dehydrate, sir. It‘s pretty gross.) I‘ll be here in the Dewey‘s secret volcano lair for the duration. I‘ve got my reading nest all stocked. I‘m kicking things off with THEME MUSIC. What‘s your first book? 📚

rmaclean4 Everything Under: Daisy Jones 4y
kaysworld1 The Kray twins are my obsession 💖 4y
Samplergal The Round House. 4y
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