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Coffin Road
Coffin Road | Peter May
THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, AS FEATURED ON SIMON MAYO'S BBC RADIO 2 BOOK CLUB. The million-selling author of the Lewis trilogy brings murder back to the Outer Hebrides. A man is washed up on a deserted beach on the Hebridean Isle of Harris, barely alive and borderline hypothermic. He has no idea who he is or how he got there. The only clue to his identity is a map tracing a track called the Coffin Road. He does not know where it will lead him, but filled with dread, fear and uncertainty he knows he must follow it. A detective crosses rough Atlantic seas to a remote rock twenty miles west of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. With a sense of foreboding he steps ashore where three lighthouse keepers disappeared more than a century before - a mystery that remains unsolved. But now there is a new mystery - a man found bludgeoned to death on that same rock, and DS George Gunn must find out who did it and why. A teenage girl lies in her Edinburgh bedroom, desperate to discover the truth about her father's death. Two years after the discovery of the pioneering scientist's suicide note, Karen Fleming still cannot accept that he would wilfully abandon her. And the more she discovers about the nature of his research, the more she suspects that others were behind his disappearance. Coffin Road follows three perilous journeys towards one shocking truth - and the realisation that ignorance can kill us.
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xicanti
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I got my #NewYearWhoDis list last night, and I‘m SO READY to go all in on @Laughterhp ‘s picks! I‘ve already read one (BLACK SUN by Rebecca Roanhorse), but the others are all new to me AND available at my library. I had a lot of fun this morning requesting the ones with holds lists (and suspending those holds so I don‘t get the books until January). Now I‘ve just gotta resist immediately nabbing the ones that‘re checked in…

monalyisha I love a reader who knows how to utilize their local library so effectively. 😍 I hope you enjoy! Ambitious list! 😅 💯 2mo
monalyisha Oh, and I‘m so thrilled you haven‘t yet read Addie LaRue! I *loved* that one (it was on my list, too — & a LOT of #NYWD lists this year)! 2mo
xicanti @monalyisha Addie LaRue‘s the one book I might not get in time; I‘m 209th on the list. They do have some Express copies, though, so I‘m hoping I luck into one of those in January! 2mo
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monalyisha @xicanti It‘ll come in time, anyway (even if it‘s not for January). 🖤 No pressure. You‘ve got so many great ones! 📚 2mo
Laughterhp Oh yay! I was so worried you were going to have read all the books on my list! I‘m glad they‘re all mostly new to you. Checking my email now for your list. 😊 2mo
xicanti @Laughterhp I‘m especially excited for the mysteries on your list. I‘ve spent the last couple years really focusing on my TBR, and I blew through all the unread mysteries I owned ages ago. It‘ll be fun to get back into the genre! 2mo
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Laughterhp
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#BookReport - Finished 2 books this week. 1 print, 1 audio

#CurrentlyReading I‘m way ahead of schedule for #ADOWRTR and I‘m really trying to pace myself. I‘m about 90% into This Earl of Mine on audio. And I‘m about 250 pages into The Betrayals.

#WeeklyForecast - hope to finish the audio and the Betrayals this week and start my #LMPBC book

Cinfhen Sounds like a plan 👍🏻 4mo
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Laughterhp
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Ignore the background mess, we are doing a lot of house repairs.

I was so into this book, I could not put it down. I was a little nervous to pick it up since I didn‘t like the Enzo files but loved the Lewis trilogy.

Neal wakes up washed ashore and can‘t remember who or where he is. You also get Karen‘s perspective who‘s dad died 2 years ago. You don‘t know what‘s going on but it‘s so good! This mystery unfolded masterfully.

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Laughterhp
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#BookReport late in the day

Finished 4 books this week. 3 audiobooks, I guess I was on an audio roll. Most were just okay.

#CurrentlyReading - the tagged book. It‘s due back at the library this week, so I had to put The Historian on the back burner.

And I‘ve only read 1 chapter of ADOW so idk if I can count that as in progress 🤣

#WeeklyForecast - Finish Coffin Road, continue with the real time read, pick up the Historian and my #LMPBC read

Cinfhen I‘m with you!! Audiobooks are so freakin convenient!!! I‘m like 3 audios to every one print book 💗 4mo
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Laughterhp
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Doing something a bit different for my September #BookSpin

I‘m splitting up 1 book into 3 spots, but then if the later 2 parts are my BS or DS it‘ll give me the motivation to read a long book 🤣

I am also being pretty ambitious having 3 BOTM spots!

Can you tell I‘m ready for Fall?

DivineDiana Great idea! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!! 5mo
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EadieB
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Day 3 - #Coffin #CoffinRoad #PeterMay #Scarathlon #ChillingPhotoChallenge #TeamSlaughter - 1 point

Peter May is one of my favorite authors. He is an excellent writer and brings The Hebrides to life for all his readers. In your mind's eye you can see and feel what it's like to live on one of these islands as you read his books. His characters are very realistic and their lifestyle plays a very important part in the intricacy of his plots.

Andrew65 Loved this book. 2y
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amywithbooks
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One of the best parts of Peter May's books is the way he describes the landscape. All the ones I have read take place on the outer isles of Scotland - which sound both harsh and breathtaking at the same time. I loved this book. The whole time i read I felt like the twist was on the tip of my tongue but I just couldn't completely figure it out- which is exactly how I like my mystery/thrillers. Definitely check out Peter May ASAP! 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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amywithbooks
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I have been in a huge reading slump the last month. Hope this breaks me out of it!

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one. Hope it gets you out of the slump. 😊 (edited) 2y
amywithbooks @Andrew65 thanks! I loved the Blackhouse series, so I am excited for this! 2y
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Susanita
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TFW you‘re in the Hebrides, reading a book set in the Hebrides.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 3y
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Tove_Reads
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I guess the good thing with being sick is that I can stay in bed and read the whole day. Some weird virus moving around my body trying out its wings all over. Weird. Hope it‘s gone by tomorrow! Reading a great book helps, and staring at some good books I haven‘t read yet isn‘t making me feel worse.

TrishB Hope you‘re feeling better soon. 3y
cobwebmoth Feel better soon! 3y
Tove_Reads @TrishB @cobwebmoth Thanks! Hopefully a 24 h bug. 3y
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Tove_Reads
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Loooove this! Peter May!! As an environmentalist and a specialist in animal rights/endangered species this made my day! ❤️🐝

wanderinglynn 👍🏻💚🐝 3y
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Tove_Reads
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Two weeks off! Most def not complaining. Fabulous weather, a good beer, and a book that should be great! Cheers!

Mdargusch Lovely! 💛 3y
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 3y
Aimeesue It's currently $2.99 in US ebook stores! Yay! 3y
Tove_Reads @Aimeesue 👍🏽 3y
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JensBookcase
Coffin Road | Peter May
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Still one of the best books I‘ve ever read! Great choice from Radio 2 Book Club

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Oblomov26
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Ok I really like Peter May. This book is the fourth in the Lewis trilogy. A man awakes on a beach with no memories of his past, a teenager whose father has died starts to investigate his life, detective Gunn investigates a body found on a remote island. Each story seemingly unconnected coalesce to a single narrative. Again this is not a story focused on the mystery, but on the characters of the involved individuals.

CaitlinR I love Peter May as well. Have you read the China series? 3y
Oblomov26 @CaitlinR not yet, but will be starting on them shortly 3y
CaitlinR They were written earlier but I enjoyed them. 3y
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CaitlinR
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“Bees pollinate seventy of the roughly one hundred crop species that feed the world.” (p. 149)

A great Peter May mystery that has at a core researchers who are trying to save the world‘s bees. A thrill ride with a lot of interesting scientific information. I loved the book.

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Becker
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Amnesia is the Swiss Cheese of plot devices and is very hard to write without raising eyebrows and questions from readers. However this author was able to win me over with his striking descriptions of the Scottish landscape which filled the whole book with atmosphere and mood, and I enjoyed my time spent with this book.

kellock Love Peter May, I'm heading to Lewis in May, so excited to explore what I've pictured in his books. 4y
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Time_Wanderer
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My first finish of the #24in48 readathon was Coffin Island! Another excellent and atmospheric Peter May mystery set on the Outer Hebrides... fascinating plot told from two perspectives that left me guessing up until the last few pages who I could really trust. Having the plot centre around neonics and the controversy about bee colony collapse was an interesting current affairs angle.

Ottergirl Gorgeous picture 3y
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eanderson
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Thank you for the tag @robinb #5in2018 I‘m excited for these 5! I have absolutely loved the series by M.J. Arlidge. Peter May is amazing with character development. I‘ve been holding onto Red Rising for a long time now and it‘s due to be read soon! I‘m really excited for the Fifth Season especially after all the reviews! I‘m going to tag @RestlessFickleBookSlut @VinceReads @CocoReads (I apologize if you‘ve already been tagged)

robinb I may have to look into some of these....they sound good! 😊 4y
Andrew65 Loved Coffin Road. @robinb (edited) 4y
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kellock
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Enjoyed this. There is a lot about bees in this book and sometimes I felt it got in the way a bit. But it was an excellent story with a cleverly weaved plot.

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annkuch13
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August Reads

In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
The Lake by Richard Laymon
What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott
Coffin Road by Peter May
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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kellock
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On my home across the famous Forth Rail Bridge. See you in October Edinburgh #bonniescotland

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kellock
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On my way to be a student 14 years after I last studied. Not a bad view from the train as I head down the road #bonniescotland

Ericmanciniwriter Wow that is beautiful 4y
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annkuch13
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This is a cool mystery with multiple perspectives that kept me guessing most of the book. It was really neat to watch everything come together in the last 30 pages. The writing is at times very beautiful. The author really evokes the setting.

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annkuch13
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This one is taking me a long time to read but the mystery is really intriguing. And the writing is pretty beautiful at points.

valeriegeary Oh I like this bookmark 4y
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annkuch13
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A gloomy read for a gloomy evening. Cozy blanket by @myellenbee

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kellock
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I am a huge fan of the Lewis trilogy, I was gutted that I missed seeing Mr May speak at the last #bloodyscotland festival so made sure that I got tickets this year. Got a paperback copy of this so I can get it signed 🤓

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annkuch13
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Starting the next read with Tauntaun for company. #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 4y
Crystalblu Stop the presses! Your cat is named Tauntaun?! 4y
shanebeth beauty! 😻 4y
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annkuch13 @Crystalblu Yeah! I'm a big Star Wars nerd. 😄 4y
Crystalblu My dogs are named Lando and Rebel! We are huge Star Wars nerds! 4y
annkuch13 @Crystalblu Awww! What great names! 4y
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Hooked_on_books
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This arrived safely today; a big thank you to @brendanmleonard for generously sending it! It sure traveled across the country quickly. I'm reading his novel Extraordinary People right now for free on Barnes and Noble Readouts and really enjoying it, so I look forward to this one.

brendanmleonard Yayyyyyy! Enjoy! 5y
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brendanmleonard
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Littens! I have a non promotional summer cleaning give away. Some of these were randomly sent to me; others I picked up at conventions! And they can be yours for free - no shipping charge required. First to request gets the book; one per person! Yay books! (Link to others in the comments.)

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Hooked_on_books I'd love to have Coffin Road! 5y
readinginthedark The Orphan Army sounds cool; I'd love a chance to read that one! 5y
brendanmleonard @Hooked_on_books @readinginthedark , email me an address at brendan.m.leonard@gmail.com and I'll get them out this week! 5y
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catsuit_mango
Coffin Road | Peter May
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Book nearly finished, goes perfectly well with a Sunday morning Scottish breakfast #bookandtea #bookandfood

JoeStalksBeck Omg that looks yummy 5y
catsuit_mango @JoeStalksBeck that was very yummy... Now I'm full for quite some time! 5y
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catsuit_mango
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On the 1st of July I should be reading outside in the hammock not under a fleece in the sofa...

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catsuit_mango
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Did not know what to read next (tbr list too long), husband suggested Scottish thriller. Let's see ;) #bookandtea #vendredilecture

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Andrew65
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I'm recommending this book under #insects. Only read it this week but is an excellent mystery linked to the dying out of bees across the world. I certainly learnt a few more things about bees from this book. I do enjoy Peter May's writing style.

nickimags I really enjoyed too 😊 5y
Andrew65 @nickimags I also really enjoyed his Lewis Trilogy. 5y
nickimags Yes they were very good. Have you read the China Thrillers? 5y
Andrew65 @nickimags Funnily enough read the first one last month and really enjoyed it, an interesting couple of characters. Am very keen to continue the series, also enjoyed one of his other standalones 5y
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Andrew65
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Currently reading and loving The Coffin Road by Peter May. Just love his writing style and the way he can make you feel you know a place and also writes a great mystery. Would recommend this book and his Lewis Trilogy, which would be one of my favourite Trilogies. If you like mysteries give him a try. Would also recommend his standalone, Entry Island.

TrishB Another series on the tbr! 5y
Andrew65 @TrishB It is definitely worth it! 😊 5y
TrishB I think I have the first couple on my kindle! 5y
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Andrew65 @TrishB Even better. 😊 5y
Melissa_J Is this one a standalone? 5y
Andrew65 @Melissa_J Yes, and it is very good. 5y
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eanderson
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Ran to B&N after a client this morning and walked out with a couple books! Excited for I See You!🤓📚🙌

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rabbitprincess
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This book has 3 of my bookish pet peeves: gratuitous sex scenes (2 in the first 50 pages 😑) protagonist describing appearance by looking in the mirror (and he's naked at the time 😖), and plot-convenient amnesia (if you can't remember your name, how do you know how to use a computer and drive? 🤔). I've liked most books by this author, just not this one! #marchintoreading

hollytucker Ha, yep peeves too. Or the famous plot explainers though dialogue: "well, Jimmy, as you know..." 5y
rabbitprincess @hollytucker Yes, that one too! But as far as peeves go, I can be more forgiving of the As You Know, Bob than some other ones. Depends on the book and my mood 😜 5y
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Quercus_USA
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"A twisty, compelling tale that kept me turning pages well into the night" --Bloggin Bout Books #crimefiction #scotland #outerhebrides

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StellaDz
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So today was a bit expensive book-wise. The first meeting of the Graphic Novel Group in which we pitch our choices for the next year, caused me to buy a few that didn't make the cut. The rest were just random finds and my monthly comic issues! 🤓

BookBabe What's that "Paper Girls" one? I've been looking for one with cool art about cool girls, interesting and not about superheroes but just badass. 5y
StellaDz @BookBabe it's a graphic novel by Brian K Vaughan. I've heard great things about it! The synopsis is: In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, 4 12-year old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and supernatural mysteries collide in this smash-hit about nostalgia, first jobs and the last days of childhood. 5y
StellaDz @BookBabe the art is pretty stellar with the same colour scheme as the cover. And the girls look pretty bad-ass with just a quick flip through 😎 5y
BookBabe Nice! Thanks for the info. I'm going to check this out! 👍🏻 5y
StellaDz @BookBabe excellent! 👍 you can never go wrong with anything by BKV! 5y
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Quercus_USA
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Listen to Peter May discuss Coffin Road and his storied career on Authors on the Air!

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amrsprout
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Wonderful addition to the other series that May has written.

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Quercus_USA
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"A consummately skilled and original storyteller, COFFIN ROAD fully showcases novelist Peter May's total mastery of the mystery/suspense genre." -Midwest Book Reviews

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rabbitprincess
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I was skeptical of the amnesia plotline, found the "description of protagonist through looking in a mirror" clichéd and weird, and did not need all those sex scenes in the first 50 or so pages. Abandoned.

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BethFishReads
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Littens, 3 weeks of long, stressful workdays plus a broken dental crown and problems replacing it meant a major migraine today. Started this when my vision cleared. Love returning to May and the wild north Scottish islands. Headache dissipating and life calming down.

Read-eat-travel-repeat Broken crowns/dental issues plus migraines - that's no fun! I hope you are feeling better now and can finally relax and enjoy yourself! 5y
BookishFeminist I'm sorry! Migraines are the worst. I've had a few recent too and they just make you feel so worthless. Sending healing vibes. 💕 5y
BethFishReads @Read-eat-travel-repeat @BookishFeminist hoping a quiet evening will make the residual disappear. Thanks for the good thoughts 5y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage May you continue to feel better. Nobody wants to be part of the #LitsyMigraineBookClub, but we're a friendly bunch! 😘 5y
Litlady Glad you're feeling better! Take care! 💙 5y
LitHousewife Oh, no!!! Get better soon. I'm with you on the stressful weeks. I was having what felt like stress headaches in my neck about a month ago. Found out my blood pressure was also through the roof. Luckily a new boss was brought in and he helped immensely (as did the meds). September was no fun at all! 5y
LeahBergen Oh no! That sucks. Glad you're on the mend. 5y
CherylDeFranceschi Yikes. Glad you're feeling better! 5y
Cinfhen Migraines suck! Feel better🤕Those awesome coloring books you gifted are great stress reliever 5y
SaraFair So sorry! 5y
audiothing Migraines, used to suffer so badly, You can tell the true sufferer from the ones with bad headaches, a migraine is totally incapacitating. I am sorry for all you who suffer 5y
BethFishReads @audiothing I get the visual disturbances too. Ugh 5y
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Frincky
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I was really disappointed in Runaway so I'm hoping that this book is a return to form for Peter May. It's back to the islands for this one, familiar stomping ground for a normally great writer.

nickimags I was disappointed with Runaway, in fact I gave up on it. 5y
Frincky @nickimags I thought it was so cliched. The bit where they bump into Bob Dylan was ridiculous. 5y
nickimags @Frincky Ha I didn't get that far! 5y
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Muizz
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Very exciting book with lots of twists and a clever plot. And set in one of my favourite parts of the world: Scotland and the Hebrides.