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Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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LitLaur
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This was a fantastic listen. Imagine the elementary parents‘ group at their absolute cattiest. It‘s like playing a game of telephone, with the worst possible outcome. There are laugh-out-loud moments and plenty of aggravating ones. (I‘m so glad my last child is almost out of high school, and we can leave these types of back-biting social climbers behind, for good.) This is another great read from Liane Moriarty. Highly recommend.

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JessBookNerd
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This book was really very good!

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Mshookquilts
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A sad story of the violence done to women and how it affects their lives and those around them. There‘s also a mystery in the background of someone‘s death. Hope also runs in the background. It dragged in some places but I‘m glad I stayed with it.

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5feet.of.fury
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I‘ve been watching this Big Little Lies adaptation (which I‘ve wanted to watch since it came out and just remembered I have HBO) this is really good, I should actually read a Liane Moriarty instead of just watching.

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Kshakal
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Eggs 💗🍭 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent choice 🖤 5mo
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Honeybeebooks
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I didn‘t know what to expect but I thought the novel would be a little soapy with a lot of drama. “Oh calamity!” I was right. It took way too long for me to care what happened at the trivia night. It was a pick in the end because of the relationships. The trio, Madeline, Celeste and Jane were the key female friends but Moriarty also explored parent/child, wife/husband, sibling and frenemies. The last half was mostly worth the wait. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bojo2006
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I ❤️ Liane Moriarty! This is the second of her books that I‘ve read and it‘s fantastic! Twists and turns, complex characters, and a story line that draws the reader in. This is one of those books that you can‘t put down until you‘re done!

marleed Are you just now enjoying this book for the first time? I‘m love that! One of my favorite things about Litsy is when a review pops up on my newsfeed to remind me of a book I loved just as much as its current reader! It what makes books so awesome. 5mo
Bojo2006 Yup, this was my first read of this book. Might check out the HBO version next 5mo
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MelHopton
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I am in floods of tears. What an amazing storyteller Moriarty is. I couldn't put this book down. Madeleine is bolshy and ballsy but vulnerable in her own way; Jane is defiant and brave but seems so fragile; and Celeste is the one that everyone assumes is fine but is living a lie. It picked on so many themes of being a woman and motherhood, as well as friendship and relationships, and I loved the interviews at the start of each chapter. Excellent!

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RaeLovesToRead
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Wow. This book was full of drama. It tackles big subjects while still remaining entertaining. The writing is joyful and frivolous without ever making light of the serious issues within its pages.

Big little lies took me on an emotional rollercoaster with its three main characters. I felt their anger, their jealousy, their pain and their joy.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars

RaeLovesToRead (This was a January #roll100 pick!) 8mo
peanutnine I loved this one. Been meaning to watch the series adaptation 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @peanutnine It was great! If I was a faster reader, I'd have finished it off last night. 8mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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"Jane saw that Madeline's feelings about Jane's baking were similar to Jane's feelings about Madeline's accessories: confused admiration for an exotic sort of behaviour."

... And then there are ladies like me who cant be bothered to bake OR accessorize ??

(Although I'll always get in on the action if someone else is baking!)

Branwen SAME, girl, same. I will absolutely eat what someone else bakes...but the actual baking process is not for me! 🤣😂 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Occasionally while watching The Great British Bakeoff I get inspired and decide I'm going to become a baking goddess. 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen The enthusiasm never lasts long enough for me to make it to the supermarket! 😅😅 8mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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"As Jane looked around her, she felt that dissatisfied feeling she often experienced when she was somewhere new and lovely. She couldn't quite articulate it except with the words: If only I was here. This little beachside café was so exquisite she longed to really be there, except of course, she WAS there, so it didn't make sense."

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RaeLovesToRead
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@Yuki_Onna "Pickles is a model" ???? She does not look impressed at being roped into modelling my new read..

Started this today. So far I'm recognising Moriarty's style. Chatty, multiple POV, lively and quirky. I don't know how much the emphasis will be on the mystery and how much will be on the drama, but I'm excited to find out.

Yuki_Onna 😁😅 Errr... Supermodels have their attitude, right? 😆 8mo
Prairiegirl_reading That face says Pickles doesn‘t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000. That‘s a supermodel!! 🤣 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Yuki_Onna @Prairiegirl_reading Ba ha ha ha hahaha 🤣🤣🤣 My furry little diva! 8mo
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Branwen She's making the best face! 😂🤣😂🤣👏 8mo
kspenmoll Hi Pickles!!! 8mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Haha, yes! She looks so salty 🤣🤣 8mo
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she_she
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The_Book_Ninja ☹️ 8mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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Here are my #roll100 books as randomly selected by @PuddleJumper

Both have been on my TBR for far too long!

The only other Liane Moriarty book I read started out strong, but got silly very quickly. I'm hoping this one is better as Nine Perfect Strangers had promise.

I'll start on Neurotribes once I've finished Black and British.

Zoes_Human I liked this one FAR better than Nine Perfect Strangers. 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Zoes_Human That's great news 😁 Hopefully I'll like it! 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence I think I‘ve read all of Liane Moriarty‘s books and Nine Perfect Strangers was my least favorite. This one is much more representative of her style, so if you like it you can read her whole backlist! 😁 9mo
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PuddleJumper Happy reading! 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @LiteraryinLawrence Ooh good.. 😁 Looking forward to it! 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @PuddleJumper Thanks for the new challenge! 😊😊 9mo
Branwen This was the first Liane Moriarty book I ever read! I liked it a lot and I hope you will too! 😃 9mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen Thanks 😊 I'm hearing good things all round so hopefully I'll love it. 9mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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He also directed the adaptations of Wild, Big Little Lies, and Sharp Objects.

😢

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/27/movies/jean-marc-vallee-dead.html

AmyG I saw this on Twitter yesterday. Did the article say what he died from? (I can‘t read it) Such a shame. 9mo
MicheleinPhilly @AmyG It did not. I did see another outlet reference a heart attack but I don‘t fully trust that particular source. (Rhymes with Hew Dork Host.) 😉 9mo
AmyG Ha. What a shame as he was still young. 😪 9mo
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Crazeedi Very sad💔 9mo
vivastory This is terrible. The Sharp Objects adaptation is one of my fave adaptations 9mo
batsy So sad. He's pretty young and it seems to have been sudden. 9mo
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HeathHof
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Jumping in on #12booksof2021
This was my favorite (well, tied for favorite with Malorie by Josh Malerman, but winner of the eenie meenie minie mo match between the two to determine the favorite) for January 2021.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 🤣🤣🤣 Great choice. 9mo
CBee Never underestimate the power of eenie meenie miney mo 😁😂 9mo
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Steph.Titus
Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
Mehso-so

#Dec.1.23

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Smlambert725
Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty

“Everyone wanted to be rich and beautiful, but the truly rich and beautiful had to pretend they were just the same as everyone else”
#December2021

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brittanybooks
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“Every day I think, ‘Gosh, you look a bit tired today,‘ and it‘s just recently occurred to me that it‘s not that I‘m tired, it‘s that this is the way I look now.” #tooreal #awesomeread #book37of2021 #memorialbookchallenge #75bookchallenge

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Court7
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Engrossing!

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mschenk
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After hearing such good things about the TV show, I‘m hoping this will be a good read!!

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AsYouWish
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“My friends, as you can see, the chaos of the world has an underlying order.”
― Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

What did you think of the book this month?

Who is your favorite mystery character?

 #NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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AsYouWish
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“Sorry for swearing. Kindergarten teachers shouldn‘t swear. I never swear in front of the children. Just in case you‘re thinking of making an official complaint.” “You‘re off duty,” said Jane. “You can say what you want.”
― Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

Who is your person? (The person you would call to help get you out of trouble.)

Favorite Mystery Movie or TV Show?

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

ElizaMarie Awe.. Super cheesy answer but. the hubby (or my momma), Movie - Knives Out! So so good! (and I am not usually a comedy person), Show - Riverdale and Pretty Little Liars :) 1y
AsYouWish @ElizaMarie Oh my stars I love Knives Out!!!! 1y
ElizaMarie @AsYouWish it‘s just too good!!! 1y
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AsYouWish
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“The blind see what they want to see.”
― Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

What do you believe is the greatest mystery of the world?

Favorite Mystery Meme.

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

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Jgacreations
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I had started watching the series when it was on and only saw one episode. I‘ve had this one on my list for a while to read and I‘m so glad i did. I love Lianes books, and this one is amazing.

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AsYouWish
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“Friends could last a lifetime. The statistics were better than for relationships.”
― Liane Moriarty, Big Little Lies

Which book did you choose to read this month?

What has been your longest friendship?

#NovelWatchingCrew #NWC

ElizaMarie 🤓So, I am not going to read either book (I have read them both in the past and I really enjoyed them but.. I don't feel its time for a re-read yet). I also want to try to tackle some #LGBTQ comics this month. 🤓 I am still friends with the daughter of one of my besties. She was born in September and I was in October and we have known each other since infancy. We aren't the best of best friends but we are still very close 🤓 1y
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AkashaVampie
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Who is ready for June??? Excited to read Wings for #NWC's monthly read?

Here is a schedule (if you need it) to help with ur monthly read.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

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DarkMina
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#quotsymay21 #grudge

Day 1: Grudge

TK-421 Great quote! 1y
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emilycoc
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Great book. I watched the show first and loved getting to read the book and see how closely the show had followed it. Also glad to be back into reading.

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emilycoc
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Hi everyone - I'm back after a month or so of radio silence. I have done so badly at reading, and I am trying to figure out why. I'm hoping that if I read a fictional piece from my shelf (and I LOVED this series too), it will motivate me to catch up on my goal! #booktwoof2021 #orisitbookthree #tbr #whatiread

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perfectsinner
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Ugh still trying to slog through this. I'm not even sure why I haven't DNFed it by now.

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Smarkies
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There is alot of build up as the first chapter starts off with the murder, but as Moriarty writes with a deft light hand it was all fairly enjoyable. A surprisingly frothy book which tackles domestic violence and murder. I saw about half of the plot twist coming but the other half did surprise me.
Will now toodle off and watch the tv series. 😂😂
#setinaustralia
#australia

Prairiegirl_reading I hope you enjoy the series. I thought they did a great job of it! 😄 2y
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perfectsinner
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I tried this once before and couldn't get into it. I'm going to try again. If I don't finish it this time, it's going into the donation pile to my little free library. 😶

CuriousG I liked this one on audio, but don't know if I would have enjoyed I as much in print. Hope you connect with it this time around! 2y
perfectsinner Thank you! We will see. 2y
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amyf0x
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Jane Chapman moves to Pirriwee with her 5-year-old son, Ziggy, to start over, but she soon becomes enmeshed in the lives of the local parents and their many secrets — and she‘s got some secrets of her own.

Read February 6-10
Rated 3.5/5 ⭐️
Book 10/60

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BookwormAHN
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I really enjoyed this book. There is a richness and a realness to the characters that was refreshing for a thriller. Jane moves her and her son, Ziggy to a new town. During his kindergarten orientation he gets accused of trying to strangle one of his classmates and then the entire town seems to turn against him.
#Booked2021 #SetInAustralia
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BennettBookworm Obsessed with this book 2y
Cinfhen I think this was her best book!! I loved it when I read it. 2y
Deblovestoread I loved this one, too. 2y
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maich
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#JumpStart2021
Happy celebration to all Australian friends🎊🎉

I will read Big Little Lies in March for my challenge #ReadingWithMaja (green cover). I loved tv series and I hope I'll love the book too.
Slevenian vs. English cover. Which one is better. I like English cover, but I own Slovenian.

@Lizpixie @Clwojick
#biglittlelies #lianemoriarty #australia #litsyfun #litsygame

Clwojick Big Little Lies is so good! ♥️ 2y
maich @Clwojick Can't wait for March to start it😊 2y
UwannaPublishme The English cover stands out more, but I love seeing your Slovenian editions. 😍 2y
maich @UwannaPublishme thank you❤❤ 2y
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HeathHof
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A coworker eagerly and generously offered to loan this one to me, singing high praises and informing me that this is also her favorite author, which really made me a little nervous because I didn't want to have to pretend to love it or to have to tell her" sorry your favorite book stinks. "Turns out it really was a stellar and VERY addictive read. Can't wait to watch the series now. ⭐⭐⭐⭐?

Catsandbooks The TV show is awesome! 2y
Hooked_on_books I have yet to be disappointed by one of her books. 2y
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ONH
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This was a great book to listen to (~15 hrs) during a 20 hr road trip back home after the holidays 🚗 Fast moving plot that made the miles pass by. This book seems to have garnered a lot of hype, and though it‘s not my usual book of choice, I can see why— its a great story, with a plot twist I somehow didn‘t see coming, and about characters whose behavior was so realistic. I laughed and gasped and exclaimed aloud!

TW: domestic abuse

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IamIamIam
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Woah woah WOAH!!!! What an amazing story, incredible characters, PTA drama that any school mom can identify with! I was blindsided by the ending!!! Trigger warning for domestic violence.
#Booked2021 #Winter #SetInAustralia @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Sooooo good!!! And deeper than one might think!!! I loved it 2y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen YES! I was guessing right upn to the very end!! My friend asked if there was a recipe for the drinks at trivia night... 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha!!! That would have been awesome 🍾🍸🥂 2y
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IamIamIam
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I blasted through about 200 pages yesterday and literally couldn't care less about food shopping or feeding anyone in this house... I just want to finish this book, especially with everyone wanting to kill someone else!!!! Totally hooked and I couldn't be happier! What a great slump buster to start the year!!!
#Booked2021 #SetInAustralia @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Edamichelle I bought the book last year but I haven‘t started it. 2y
Traci1 I loved that book. The show wasn't bad, but the book is definitely better. 2y
IamIamIam @Edamichelle I bought my copy at a library sale several years ago and I'm sorry I sat on it for so long!!! I literally ignored my family last night while they all played video games and blasted through about 60% of the book! Bump it up on your TBR and I'll definitely be excited to see what you think! 2y
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IamIamIam @Traci1 That's good to know! My closest friend is not a reader at all but she'd love the story. I'll definitely suggest the show to her on your recommendation!! I'm debating putting it on our watch list also! I really need to go food shopping, though, so I'll break for now but we've got piano lessons later... HAHA 2y
Cinfhen This really was a GREAT READ!! Awesome start to #Booked2021 2y
IamIamIam @Cinfhen 🤩🤩🤩 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Loved this book. Also really enjoyed 2y
Tanisha_A Gosh! I watched the show. So good! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Haha. Yes, a slump buster is the perfect start to a NEW YEAR! 2y
youneverarrived Haha now you‘ve got me wanting to read it! 2y
IamIamIam @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! I stacked that one! 2y
IamIamIam @Tanisha_A I just told my friend to give it a shot and report back! 🤣 2y
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage I really needed a jumpstart and this was perfect to get the ball rolling! 2y
IamIamIam @youneverarrived It's so good and fast paced!! Read it aloud to Alfie!! 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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RaeLovesToRead
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@TheAromaofBooks Here is my #bookspinbingo for Jan 2021

TheAromaofBooks Looks great!!! Is the envelope just what you happened to have handy, or does it serve a secondary purpose? 2y
RaeLovesToRead @TheAromaofBooks haha... just the nearest thing I had to hand to write on! Next month I'll make sure I have a notebook to hand 😂😂😂 2y
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Annazozo
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saresmoore
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Well, this book was much more intense AND better written than I expected. It was a bit triggering and dark, but I thought it was well executed. Moriarty kept me guessing and turning pages throughout the book. I finished it up tonight as we watched early election coverage together as a family. It is just STRESSFUL, this whole crazy world in the last four years, and the tagged book turned out to be rather stress-inducing, too. 😑

LeahBergen I‘m watching from here in Canada! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I am stressing here in Canada. Going to try to sleep but I‘m not that hopeful. 🙁 2y
KVanRead Stress is what‘s happening here In this house too! Gotta remind myself to breathe and be patient and pace ourselves. It‘s gonna be a long one. 2y
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readordierachel I really like the HBO adaptation of this. (Hang in there 💙) 2y
Centique You have such a beautiful family 😍 Fingers crossed for you all 💕💕 2y
saresmoore @readordierachel You, too! ♥️ It doesn‘t get easier, does it? 2y
saresmoore @Centique Thank you, friend! ♥️ 2y
kspenmoll Lovely family photo! 2y
Suet624 The wait was unbearable. Love your family photo. ❤️ 2y
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evereadsstuff
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I've been reading this on the train in tiny chunks and I was shocked by how much more enjoyable it was than I'd expected. If you enjoy murder stories where the focus is placed on the surrounding relationships rather than the crime itself, I'd really recommend it!

erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this too. 👍 2y
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bluestocking.book.nerd
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I'll be honest, I did not expect the ending... I really enjoyed this from a mom perspective - the constant worry about how the kids are affected by every decision we make. Another on the "measures up to the rave reviews" list.

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Erin.Elizabeth10
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Amazing story! The perfect listen for a road trip. It made me cry at the end! I also loved the Australian accent of the narrator.

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Abailliekaras
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Day 25, 3 books that have been made into tv series. Lest we forget the fantastic bbc series of Pride & Prejudice and Brideshead! 🥰 Love the women-led adaptation of Big Little Lies.

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚📺 2y
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