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Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil | Melina Marchetta
120 posts | 73 read | 7 reading | 368 to read
In the wake of a devastating bombing, a father risks everything to find out who was responsible. When Bish Ortley, a suspended cop, receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to be by her side. A suspect has already been singled out: a 17-year-old girl who has since disappeared from the scene. The press has now revealed that she is the youngest member of one of London's most notorious families. Thirteen years earlier, her grandfather set off a suicide bomb in a grocery store, a bomb her mother confessed to building. Has the girl decided to follow in their footsteps? To find her, Bish must earn the trust of her friends and family, including her infamous mother, now serving a life sentence in prison. But even as he delves into the deadly bus attack that claimed five lives, the ghosts of older crimes become impossible to ignore. A gripping fusion of literary suspense and family drama, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL is a fast-paced puzzle of a novel that will keep readers feverishly turning pages.
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Lyssa131330
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Finally completed the @bookriot reading challenge for this year! I‘ve had so much fun doing this one. I‘ll be a few categories off finishing the #popsugar challenge but I‘ve read some fantastic books over the year. Tagged book was my favourite read from this list

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AceOnRoam
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Flat arse calm waters today so we motored to a new anchorage and I'm listening to this adult mystery written by YA novelist Melina Marchetta and it's a great book, although I keep thinking it's YA with the adults monopolizing the dialogue 😂
Even so, it's a good read and the poor narrator has to do boys, girls, adults and accents as well, Aussie and Brit. He's struggling at times but doing way better than I could 👏👏

#ReadingOnRoam

readinginthedark Beautiful scenery for your audiobook! 😍 1y
LeahBergen How perfect is YOUR day?? 1y
AceOnRoam @readinginthedark it was a glorious day 🌞 1y
AceOnRoam @LeahBergen I know, sometimes I have to pinch myself to make sure it's real 😊 1y
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Lyssa131330
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What a great read. Now I need to catch up with all my friends so I can force them to read this 😋

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margreads
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Started a new #audiobook this morning. As it happens it is #setonanisland (Britain)and features a disgraced detective giving a #helpinghand in the wake of a bomb blast

#marchintooz #marchinbooks #aussieauthors #awwc

CarolynM I'll be interested to hear what you think of this one 1y
margreads Have you read it @CarolynM 1y
CarolynM Yes, my book group read it last year. 1y
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peggybutcher
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Loved this - it grabbed right from the beginning and I couldn‘t put it down. Great!

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KimmyM
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I love going to #bookclub and getting books from my friends!
📚Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil, Melina Marchetta;
📚The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, Sam Maggs; and
📚Everless, Sara Holland.

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AMVP
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#awesomeautumnbooks #day7 - #thrillerthursday

I was so stoked to pick this book up last year on Black Friday. Sadly, it got lost among all my other purchases during the holiday season, and now holds a place of promincence on my #TBR .

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Kristy_K
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A mystery taking place in Britain and France that centers on a bombing of a school bus with a connection to a terrorist attack 13 years prior. I thought the plot was well executed but felt that the long list of characters was sometimes hard to keep track of. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Joanne1
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A very interesting take on a fictional terrorist incident where nothing is quite as it seems. The writing was quite good but I did find some aspects a bit predictable or repetitive. It's a solid three and a half stars but I didn't enjoy it as much as some Marchetta's other YA novels.

Mudy How to read the book here please help I am new here thanks! 2y
Joanne1 @Mudy welcome. Litsy is just for book reviews, discussions, sharing about all things books. You can't actually read the books through the app. Hope that helps. 2y
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Joanne1
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I'm not much of a breakfast eater and the glorious summer fruits have finished for this year but the oranges are delicious and the coffee is hot. And the reading material is compelling, hopefully I'll finish this book today.

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Joanne1
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It's a long weekend here but I've hardly had a minute to pick up my book. I promised my kids a trip to Inflatable World so while they run and jump and climb I'm finally going to read. But I should have brought an extra jumper, it's freezing!!

Fernoppy It always seems to be cold there - though I guess it's more designed to be comfortable for the runners and jumpers! 2y
Joanne1 @Fernoppy oh my god, it was freezing!! Two hours later and I could no longer feel my extremities. 2y
Fernoppy @Joanne1 that place is hell 😆 2y
Joanne1 @Fernoppy I think I'd prefer the climate in hell! I have to say though, the kids loved it and it gave me two hours to read. Loving this book btw. 2y
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Joanne1
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It's a lovely sunny winter's day so I've been out digging weeds in the garden. Now it's time for a classic 60s sitcom and a great #Australianauthor.

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Joanne1
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Killing time waiting to donate blood. But given recent world events I'm not sure this is the right book to be reading.

Fernoppy It is a good read though. 2y
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NikkiKey94
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Loved this when I came across it in the book!

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MamaGina
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Can't claim I planned it, but it's Interesting to note, I read all female authors this month. I also want to say how much I appreciate my local library - 6/8 of my books came from there. I must also admit, I've abandoned all 3 reading challenges I started in 2017. I'm just too much of a mood reader I guess and a bit of a rebel - as soon as I'm told I HAVE TO read something (even by myself) it's the last thing I want to read!!!🤓

MamaGina I am pleased to note, I set my Goodreads challenge at 100 and I've read 48 😊 2y
Lizpixie All great choices though! Some of these have been my favourite reads of the past year.👍 2y
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MamaGina
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Many times plot driven books can end up with characters who are cliches and that could have easily happened with this one ... but it didn't, not even close. On this intense and exciting ride of a novel you encounter characters with depth and decency and you can't help but root for them all. I loved it!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MamaGina
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Not a one ... Not two ... Yes, THREE library holds came in today🤓📚💕

JennaRoot 😬😬👍🏻👍🏻📚📚 2y
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SheReads3
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Pickpick

This book was so phenomenal.

Suzze Just got mine this week. 2y
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Rockjonny
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Rockjonny Today I had coffee with Melina Marchetta. She was super nice and gave me some incredible advice about writing. 2y
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ReadingSusan
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Pickpick

I have had really good luck with books this week!! This was another terrific book. It was super suspenseful with a great story.

Gillyreads A great book! 2y
Moonpa This was good! Not what i was expecting! 2y
ReadingSusan @Moonpa me either! I hadn't read any reviews before I read it. 2y
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Cinfhen
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#FeistyFeb I found 2 books on my shelf written by #AustralianAuthors but I need to give a shoutout to one of my favorite authors who comes from a land down under~ Geraldine Brooks! All three of these women write great fiction, both historical and contemporary 🖤❤️💗

Lizpixie You should try Kate Morton, Kate Grenville, Colleen McCullough, Sulari Gentill, Kerry Greenwood, Jane Harper, Emma Vukovic, Joan Lindsay & Miles Franklin. All amazing female Aussie authors.🇦🇺 2y
Cinfhen I've read Kate Morton, love her..I'm waiting to read The Dry from library, not a fan of Colleen McCullough and the others are new to me. Will check them out....thanks @Lizpixie 2y
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Cinfhen
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I'm pretty sure I have @Matilda to thank for putting this book on my radar! A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️thriller with complex layers, moral ambiguity, well developed characters, deftly crafted story lines and a solid mystery! I would try to get your hands on a copy of this book ASAP! #WeekendGoalsAchieved

Matilda Yes! 3y
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Moonpa
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Saturday is my day to sleep in but this book had me up at 6am because I was half way through and needed to keep reading. This book is a hardcover and I never carry around heavy bulky hardcovers but this book had me tuck it in my purse so I could snatch some reading time at my appointment and running errands. This book is going to be returned late to the library which will result in fines. End result: good book.

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KEB37
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Mehso-so

A good solid thriller about a potential terrorist bombing of a bus filled with students touring France that takes a hard look at prejudice and how society shapes individuals and colours our judgement.

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Chachic
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#bookandbrunch! Monday mornings should always look like this. Making the most of the last day of this CNY long weekend. And here's one of my picks for 2016 titles I missed. I love Melina Marchetta's writing but I haven't read it because I haven't been in the mood for a mystery book.

#readjanuary @RealLifeReading

Lacythebookworm Yummy! 😋 3y
Chachic @Lacythebookworm Shared these with a friend and it was a good meal.👌 3y
Chelsea.Poole Looks wonderful...and 👏 for 3y
Chachic @Chelsea.Poole Thank you! 😄 Yeah, I'm sure Marchetta's latest will be amazing, I just need to be in the mood for it. 3y
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Suzze
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I won a Goodreads giveaway! Doesn't happen often, but I'm excited!

Jess_Read_This Congrats!!! 💕 3y
BookishTrish Sweet 3y
Simona Congrats❣ 3y
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Joybishoptx Woo hoo! 3y
PrincessLibrarian I go through spurts. I may win five books one week and then nothing for three weeks. It is what it is! 3y
AngelErin Yey! Congrats!! 3y
Lizpixie Wow! Congrats lovely🎉🎉🎉 3y
Cinfhen Yay!!! So excited for you❤️ 3y
ephemeralwaltz that's so exciting!!!!🙌 3y
LauraBeth Wow - nice! 🎉🎉 3y
DebinHawaii Yay! Congratulations!! 🎉📚👍 3y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻🎉📚 3y
R.Lyn-Romance-Reads Yay!!!! Congrats!! 3y
rohit-sawant That's fantastic!! 3y
KimM Good one! 3y
Bookladylinda Yay for you!! I can't remember the last time I won one!!! 3y
Alfoster Lucky you!😍 3y
Eyelit Awesome! 3y
CrowCAH Yay! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
katedensen Woooo! 3y
megt Hooray! 3y
emmanoble Yayyy ! 3y
Zelma Woot, awesome! And what a great title to win. 👍 3y
Robothugs Awesome! 3y
Lmstraubie Congratulations! 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 3y
AEBowenPhD Jealous! I've never won a GoodReads giveaway. 2y
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Germmagazine
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"In addition to a wonderfully layered plot, you are treated to a shining empathy toward refugees and a condemnation against those who hate them. This championing of refugees and bold anti-xenophobia is a staple of Marchetta‘s work, and it is at its peak here."

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Cinfhen
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#ReadJanuary #RecommendedBy I know my daughter recommended the Slaughter novels and @Matilda definitely recommend Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil ( which I'm saving for this weekends #24in48 readathon) The others were from the many wonderful Littens posts 💕📚💕🙌🏻📚💕

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Cinfhen
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This is my TBR that's stacked inside my closet because I have no more shelf space and I refuse to place my books directly on the floor! My apt is crazzzy dusty😜I have stacks hidden all over the house but that didn't stop me from ordering 5 more books today 😽#BlameLitsy #savethefloorjoists @Liberty

TrishTheBibliophile So it's not just me.... 3y
Reviewsbylola Dark Matter!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
DebinHawaii Great stack! 📚📚👍 3y
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LeahBergen 😂😂 3y
Bette Love the choices 📚💙 3y
drokka Q is for Quary is my favourite Kinsey Millhone mystery from Sue Grafton. 3y
Cinfhen I've never read any of the Grafton books, it's for my #LitsyAtoZ @drokka Glad to hear it's a good one! 3y
Cinfhen Thanks @Bette 3y
Cinfhen That's my potential #24in48 stack @DebinHawaii & @Reviewsbylola 😊 3y
AprilMae Which Karin Slaughter book? 3y
AprilMae I had read a few of her books a few summers ago when I had a messed up ankle and couldn't do much. I may have to read some more or at least add them to the #tbr list!! 3y
Lmstraubie You are a fine supporter of our literary system! 3y
Cinfhen My daughter is REALLY into Karin Slaughter so she gave me the two books! I haven't yet read any of Karin Slaughter,so I'm looking forward. BTW @AprilMaesBookHabit my daughter still has both the books you sent me...she won't release them yet! She's begun Winter People and she's loving it so far!!! If you don't mind waiting a bit I could mail you the Slaughter books after I read them! 3y
Cinfhen Why thank you for acknowledging my contribution @lmstraubie 😉 3y
AprilMae @Cinfhen that would be awesome!! 3y
Cinfhen @AprilMaesBookHabit my pleasure, I'll get your info for mailing when I'm done with the books 😊 3y
JoeStalksBeck ❤️🎶👏📚❤😀🌈👓🤓 3y
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awonderinglife
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Mehso-so

Definitely a page turner and a quick, easy holiday read with a great premise but overall just too long with too many coincidences and unrealistic plot twists to be truly satisfying.

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Linda906
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A beautifully written mystery that focuses on family relationships and friendships- I couldn't put this one down. I haven't read any others by Melina Marchetta, but I will be fixing that in the very near future. I hope that we haven't seen the last of troubled Bish and his family. 4.25/5 stars only because I think the story could have been a little shorter. #LitsyAtoZ #TheLetterT

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Linda906
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Starting this one tonight for the Letter T! #LitsyAtoZ

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Donnasmiles
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️Based on others reviews, I so wanted to love this book! I guess it was just too scattered of a story for me. The characters were well developed, the interlocking mysteries of family relationships were difficult to keep up with. Just not the beautiful read I was expecting. Back to the library with it today so someone else can put their eyes on it!

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Jas16
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I never would have picked up this book based on synopsis alone but I love Melina Marchetta enough to attempt anything that she writes. She continues to deserve that level of trust because I really enjoyed this one. There were a few moments that did not work for me but on the whole I was completely absorbed.

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GlitteryOtters
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Book 1/150 for 2017. 4.25/5 stars. A suspenseful mystery with interweaving past & present storylines, featuring a large & interesting cast I'd love to read more about (sequel, please?!). Good narrator on audio, for those considering that format. One of Marchetta's best (although nothing will top Looking For Alibrandi!). Highly recommended.

GlitteryOtters Also, I cannot believe I didn't finish my 1st book of the year until the end of the 4th day! In my defense, though, husband & I have both been sick since my last post (his illness complicated by stuff related to his type 1 diabetes), so most of my energy has been going to taking care of & cleaning up after him, poor sick guy. Not much energy leftover for reading, even audio reading. (edited) 3y
rubyslippersreads Hope you both feel better soon! 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Feel better soon! 3y
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Cinfhen Excited to read this book, and sending you & your hubby healing hugs 3y
Suet624 Awww, hope you feel better soon. 3y
GlitteryOtters @Suet624 @Cinfhen @CherylDeFranceschi @rubyslippersreads thank you! We're both feeling a bit better today. Hopefully he'll be well enough to work his full shift (he works at 11, is evaluating how he feels now). 3y
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CBW
Mehso-so

I love her other books. This one was gripping at times. Unfortunately I wasn't enthralled.

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GlitteryOtters
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One of the nicest things about finally being past the 6 week "end of NaNoWriMo-birthday season-Christmas-New Years" period is being able to read again for good chunks of time. Other than audiobook reading while doing extensive cooking/baking sessions, I don't think I've read more than 30 minutes at a stretch since mid November. Yesterday I read for just over 2 hours straight without multitasking on other tasks. Pure bliss. I have missed this! ??

GlitteryOtters Also, I am enjoying this on audio so far. One of the big criticisms I've read of the book so far is that it has too large of a cast & can be difficult to follow, so I was a little worried--sometimes I have problems with large cast books on audio, but no problems when visually reading, but so far that is NOT a problem. Marchetta is just that good. 👍 3y
Zelma Glad you are able to dive into uninterrupted reading again! That is the best feeling. 3y
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GlitteryOtters
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I will admit that #ThisMonthsTBR is a bit out of control...here are some of the audio and e-books I am considering for this month, I am also working through a towering stack of not-yet-read physical books & books to read (or re-read) as part of the #birthdaychallenge...so, I have a lot to choose from. This is why one of 2017's goals is to read down my TBR! #readjanuary

RealLifeReading I completely approve of your monstrous TBR 3y
GlitteryOtters @RealLifeReading me too! I find epic TBR lists are the best (and worst! 😂) because of all the options to choose from! 3y
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Belles
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"Noor LeBrac is not a babbler. Her pauses are weapons." My inspiration for a 2017 resolution is right there. PAUSE. Perhaps in trendy terms, this will be my 2017 word.

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Chelsea.Poole
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(Former) Chief Inspector Bish Ortley's normal day-to-day existence is rocked by a bus bombing across the Channel. He rushes to the scene, as he learns it's his daughter's bus that has been bombed. This event connects to an event in the past, as officials learn that a convicted bomber's daughter was also on the bus. This doesn't sound like a set up for a touching story, full of emotion and hope, friendship and humor, but that's what this book is.

MrBook 😻 3y
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Chelsea.Poole
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Laying in bed finishing this one this morning. Took a Litsy break and using my husband as a bookmark. 💗📖🛌
The ending is getting really good, things are coming together and I'm really impressed with the pacing. The characters are nicely developed, and I agree with many reviewers' comments about further books featuring these characters. #librarybook #readinbed

Reviewsbylola Haha, I do that to my husband too! 3y
MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. 3y
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NerdyRev
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Number 250! Number 250! Thanks to a snow day and in between shoveling, I finished number 250! This was a complex puzzle that you only get answers to in bits and pieces. Even after getting answers, you might not even know if it is right due to race and due to hostilities. Great story, but a bit long at times. Seems British mysteries are a bit longer than American ones, but that is unqualified. I liked it. 250!

Alfoster Oh yay! On my Kindle queue! Can't wait! 3y
Suzze 250 is unbelievable! Yay you! 👏👏👏👏 3y
Suet624 250! That's amazing! 3y
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NerdyRev To celebrate, I am going to...read a book 😉 3y
Joybishoptx Wow! Congratulations! 🎉🍾💕 3y
rachellayown 250!!!! Congrats! 3y
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NerdyRev
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I have one book to go to get 250 read for the year. My last record was 160 3 years ago. The great news is there is a predicted snowstorm tomorrow and I have a stack of books! I just started this today, so this might be number 250!

SusanInTiburon Awesome! You got this. 3y
Joybishoptx Woo hoo! 🎉💕👊 3y
NerdyRev Woot! 3y
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Reviewsbylola That is AMAZING!! 3y
Cinfhen That is INCREDIBLE 👍🏻📚😊way to go🎉🎉🎉 3y
Canadian.Reads You can do it! That's an insane amount of books! 3y
rachellayown Wow! That's incredible! 3y
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Jas16
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When you go to the library intending to get 5 books at the most and leave with 9.

Hollie I've recently read two of those! I particularly loved 3y
Jas16 @Hollie I am really excited about that one. I am surprised that it was there because last time I checked the holds list for it was a mile long. 3y
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LauraReadsTheBooks
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My day off: books, mimosas, and soft blankets. I would like to request several more days of this.

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fmcgeough
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Pickpick

Really enjoyed. Good book for this time of year. Importance of family and love and perseverance.

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LauraBeth
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🐶🐶🐶🐶 🐶 RUN and read this If you enjoy:
Well developed, complex, likable and memorable characters ✅
Well-written dialogue ✅
The complexity of father-daughter relationships ✅
Suspense ✅
Family drama ✅
Thinking about the impact and the fallout that comes from a tragedy ✅. Reading about timely issues such as immigration, racial profiling, short news cycles, terrorism and social media lynch mobs ✅

Imagineannie Sold! 3y
RanaElizabeth Melina Marchetta should be everybody's auto-read, if not auto-buy. She's that good. 3y
Godmotherx5 Sounds great! 3y
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Stephykitten Such a fun review idea, very creative 3y
Chessa Bitsy!!!!!! 3y
Faibka Sounds like a great book! I can see Bitsy approves 😆💕 3y
minkyb Will move it higher up on the TBR. 3y
Dragon Tbr ✅ 3y
kspenmoll Love your review- makes me want to read this book!📚 3y
Cinfhen I'm hoping my daughter brought this one with her, she threatened to hold it hostage because she wanted to read it first 😣 3y
KarenUK Stacked! 💕 3y
saresmoore Oooh, sounds good! Great review—I'm loving the checklists! 3y
Linda906 Reading this next! Great review. 3y
LauraBeth @Imagineannie good! 😀 3y
LauraBeth @RanaElizabeth I want to read more by her now! 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Godmotherx5 it was a great read! 3y
LauraBeth @Stephykitten ☺️ thanks - I like bullet points 😀 3y
LauraBeth @chessa ☺️🐶 3y
LauraBeth @Faibka Bitsy gave it five paws 🐾 3y
LauraBeth @minkyb it was good! 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Dragon ✅😀 3y
LauraBeth @kspenmoll ☺️☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @Cinfhen hopefully, you'll get to read it soon 😀 3y
LauraBeth @saresmoore sometimes I think I've had to present one too many PowerPoint presentations 🤔😂🤔 3y
LauraBeth @Linda906 ☺️ awesome 3y
GlitteryOtters This is going to be my next purchase fromAudible (I'm just waiting for my next credit to drop...) 3y
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bookishkris
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My ebook haul from a Christmas gift card. Directly or not, these are all the fault of my fellow Littens. Hoping I can stay awake long enough to start reading something; I ended up missing dinner because of a nasty cold :(

DGRachel Oh no! Feel better!! 3y
Dragon Get well soon! 💐 3y
MMenefee Wishing you a speedy recovery! 3y
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BookishTrish Stef Penney is wonderful! 3y
BookishTrish Get well soon! 3y
RiotMom Great haul! Hope you start feeling better soon! 3y
ChasingOm I have Sweetland on my TBR shelf -- now packed into a TBR box, lol. Hope you feel better soon! 3y
minkyb Feel better. 3y
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LauraBeth
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Agree to host dysfunctional family Christmas lunch ✅
Put ham in the oven ✅
Check it hours later - it's not cooked ✅
Stick hand in oven - it's ice cold ✅
Check to make sure I turned on oven - I did - whew - not my fault ✅
Realize my oven died. On Christmas morn ✅
Serve grits, potato chips and frozen microwavable things while profusely apologizing ✅
Daughter asks who is this George MIchael guy ✅
Bitsy and are over it - going to read this night out ✅

saresmoore Ugh. Blurg. Boo! 3y
Godmotherx5 Quite a day. Rest & relax. 3y
tjwill Sorry you had a rough day! Enjoy your evening! 3y
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SuperPunkNinja ❤❤❤ 3y
Lola Sounds like you handled it all with grace and aplomb! I can't believe the news about George 🙁It's time for 2016 to be the h**l done ✅ 3y
RanaElizabeth OMG, that's TGIF sitcom level horribleness. Hope your evening is better and quieter! 3y
Mimi28 Lol, well the oven wasn't your fault. Microwave food can be quite tasty. I agree, Bitsy looks over it- and about to pass out. The movie Keanu which is mostly about a cute kitten, did a whole George Michael bit, it was quite hilarious and actually kind of a tribute. Hope the rest of your night goes better ❤❤😻☮☮ 3y
Dragon Why do stoves choose Holidays to conk out on? It happened to me on the first Thanksgiving I made turkey for my grandparents . 🍗 3y
Merethebookgal Good grief! Sounds like you made the best of the situation! Hope you can relax tonight! 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto This happened to my mom a few years ago. How awful. 3y
Faibka Sorry you had a rough day but sounds like you handled it very well. Enjoy the rest of the evening with a relaxing read and Bitsy at your side! 💕📚🐶 3y
valeriegeary Oh man! Time to kick up your feet for sure! 3y
LauraBeth @saresmoore, @Godmotherx5, @tjwill, @McShelfington, @Lola, @RanaElizabeth, @Mimi28, @dragon, @Merethebookgal, @Ashley_Nicoletto awww - thanks for the Litten love 💕 All things considered it wasn't that bad - especially since my oven's swan song was the cake I made last night - so there WAS cake! Cake for lunch is a win win in my book 😀🍰 3y
LauraBeth @Faibka thanks 💕 Bitsy stayed by my side through it all - and for a dog - Bitsy is a bookish introvert and doesn't seem to care for other people coming over to her home 🐶 3y
B.Reader So frustrating! I'm glad you have some time to read it off now though. 💕📚💕 3y
LauraBeth @valeriegeary oh they are kicked up! 😀 3y
LauraBeth @B.Reader knowing I had a good book to look forward to this evening helped 😀 3y
JSW Lots of love to you. 😘 3y
Asktheletters I feel your exasperation - my fridge died on Christmas Day last year (packed with food, in the middle of summer). But hurrah for books!! 3y
WhatDeeReads Whew, sounds like you had a very stressful day. Here's to you! 3y
Hobbinol As we say down south: bless yo' heart! 3y
AshHisson Hope your tomorrow is better. 3y
Beetle Know the feels. Hope things turn your way. 3y
Larkken Yikes! That's one for the ages. 3y
Mariposa_Bookworm Bless your heart. Merry Christmas and happy reading. Give Bitsy kisses from me. 3y
KarenUK Eek! Sounds like a good way to deal with what sounds like a very stressful day... enjoy some 'feet up' time with gorgeous bitsy 💕💕 3y
GlitteryOtters OMG, what a Christmas! I hope the rest of the year goes much smoother for you! 3y
Megabooks Oh dear!!! I'm so sorry. I hope your book brings some comfort! 3y
Jhullie Oh dear, enjoy your reading. Books make everything better 📖❤️ 3y
kspenmoll Oh no! Sounds like you handled the unexpected well...cake for lunch! Bitsy & book...😍🐶 3y
LiteraryinLititz Ugh! I'm so sorry! 3y
Posemn Whew! What a day! Sounds like you made some memories though. Hope tomorrow is quiet and calm ( except for the repairman part I guess). 3y
Cinfhen Oh no 😡what a Christmas Day...I'm sure you handled it all with your amazing grace & wit 😊sad news about George Michael 😪what a gorgeous voice! 3y
SusanInTiburon My oven died once the day before Thanksgiving. That's how I learned how to barbecue a turkey. 3y
LeahBergen Aww, boo! Enjoy your relaxation ❤ 3y
LauraBeth @JSW 💕💕 3y
LauraBeth @Asktheletters oh no! That's terrible! But yep - hurrah for books 😀 3y
LauraBeth @Lucky_Ladee at the end of the day it was okay 💕 3y
LauraBeth @Hobbinol 💕😂 3y
LauraBeth @AshHisson thanks ☺️ 3y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen thanks 💕 3y
LauraBeth @Beetle, @Larkken, @Mariposa_Bookworm, @KarenUK, @GlitteryOtters, @Ebooksandcooks, @Jhullie, @kspenmoll, @LiteraryinLititz, @Posemn, @Cinfhen, @LeahBergen thanks for the 💕💕. All things considered it wasn't that bad - we just had cake and chips for lunch - and as the husband loves to say - nobody died! Before I went to sleep my friend called to say she wants us to go to the shelter today and get a kitten. Kitten therapy 😺😺 3y
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