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Burn Our Bodies Down
Burn Our Bodies Down | Rory Power
From the author of the New York Times bestseller Wilder Girls comes a new twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery--until she decides to return to her mother's hometown . . . where history has a tendency to repeat itself. Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And she just found the key she needs to get it: A photograph, pointing her to a town called Phalene. Pointing her home. Only, when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for. Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there? The only thing Margot knows for sure is there's poison in their family tree, and their roots are dug so deeply into Phalene that now that she's there, she might never escape. Praise for Wilder Girls: 4 STARRED REVIEWS! "Fresh and horrible and beautiful....readers will be consumed and altered by Wilder Girls."-NPR "This thrilling saga...is sure to be one of the season's most talked-about books, in any genre."--EW "The perfect kind of story for our current era."--Hypable "Your new favorite book."--Cosmopolitan.com
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TheQuietQuill
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Mehso-so

Woah, I had no idea this book was going to be so dark and disturbing. What the heck did I even read?! It was good, confusing at times, but the author wrapped it up very well. What a twisted story, and one that I think is actually going to haunt me a little!
#doublebookspin #march

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2mo
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WJCintron
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October 13 for The Daily Photo Challenge - Prompt: orange

🔴 6 pts

#OminousOctober
#scarathlon22 #teammonstermash #scarathlon #orange #dailyphotochallenge

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤎📚🤎 2y
Eggs Perfect 2y
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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

I'm going to give this a 2.5 star. Just because I could not connect with the book for majority of the book, and I honestly thought what is the point of this book.. then when you find out, it's disturbing and weird as heck but just couldn't save it for me.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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#LittensDressedInBlood – Sweet But Psycho – This prompt reminded me of Gram. She seems like a sweet old lady, inviting Margot into her heart and home, when Margot has always wanted more family than just her mother. But when Margot gets to the farm, she finds out there‘s a lot more there…

MidnightBookGirl Yes! This fits perfectly! 3y
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WJCintron
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I‘m in LOVE 😍😍😍 with these covers.
Both books are in my TBR. #shielded #burnourbodiesdown #rorypower #kaylynnflanders #tbr #read

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Pearrr
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monalyisha
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Mehso-so

Yucky corn. Yucky apricots. A heroine who realizes she shouldn‘t have to be so strong; she shouldn‘t have to bear it all. A message about self-determination. It‘s a mixed bag.

For creepy & corn-y books, I prefer Bone Gap by Laura Ruby, though that one‘s not perfect, either. For dark fruit that‘s far superior to yucky apricots & a story that‘s absolutely perfect in every way, read We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

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jessjess
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Pickpick

What an interesting and weird story! I definitely wasn't expecting that plot twist towards the end.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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1. I sure as heck do!
2. I‘ve already posted about Winterkeep twice today, so I went back a month or two for this.
3. I think the age of the main character is the main thing, but not the only thing. Like, Jude from the Cruel Prince is 16 or 17, but I don‘t think of that trilogy as YA because it‘s so dark and intense. YA tends to be a bit more shallow and light, even when it‘s horror (like the tagged book).
#sundayfunday @ozma.of.oz

BookmarkTavern That is a really interesting thought about tone! Thank you for sharing! 3y
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Clare-Dragonfly
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Pickpick

I loved this. I will follow Rory Power anywhere—as long as I can physically stay indoors with the lights on.

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Clare-Dragonfly
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“Tess said Gram plants. I‘m not sure she‘s right, though. The corn is growing, but from the emptiness, from the complete absence of any kind of machinery, I doubt Gram has much to do with it.”

I really don‘t know what‘s going on but I am all in.

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Branwen
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Pickpick

I read both of these YA thrillers recently and LOVED them so much! The Cousins is a family drama thriller that kept me guessing until the end, and Burn Our Bodies Down was eerie, disturbing, creepy, and exactly what I've come to expect from Rory Power! 😂🤣 If you loved Wilder Girls I think you will also love this! 💕📚 #dragonsoflitsy #dragonlibrarian

Bette I liked The Cousins too! I like your lurking companion. 🐉👍 3y
Meaw_catlady Oo!! I didn‘t know there was more by Rory power!! I loved wilder girls! 3y
Meaw_catlady And great picture dragon librarian! You and your dragon look lovely ! ❤️ 3y
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Branwen @Bette Hee hee! Thank you so much! 😁💕 @Meaw_catlady Thank you sister! You know I love taking pics of my dragons! 😁 And OMG YES! You will love this book too! It's super creepy and disturbing! 😂 3y
Hooked_on_books I always enjoy your posts. Your enthusiasm is disarming. ☺️ 3y
Branwen @Hooked_on_books Awwww, thank you so much, my friend! You really made my day! 🤗💕 3y
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BillBlume
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I enjoyed this book a lot. Can‘t say I enjoyed it as much as WILDER GIRLS, but once I realized this book was going to be more of a slow burn (I swear I‘m not making a pun), I got into it much more. There are lots of twists that keep your wondering WTF is going on along the way. Rory Power has a unique style of weird, and I‘m looking forward to seeing how her style evolves in her future books.

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BillBlume
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Really liked this exchange between Margot and an officer in her family‘s hometown. Just gives things a western vibe, but it also really keeps building up the mystery of Margot‘s origins and why her mom fled the rest of their family.

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BillBlume
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WILDER GIRLS was one of my fav books, so I‘ve been looking forward to diving into her latest, BURN OUR BODIES DOWN. So far, it‘s delivering on the batshit weirdness that is distinctly Rory Power. I‘m already about fifty pages into it; looking forward to seeing where things will go.

magyklyXdelish I adored this one. Hope you like it! 3y
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dearb00kshelves
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Mehso-so

I think this books has phenomenal characters and atmosphere. I also really loved the ending and will never look at 🌽 or apricots the same way ever again but I think the first three quarters of this book were a little slow. I wanted something more but can't quite put my finger on it.

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MidnightBookGirl
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Such a weird book, ya'll! But I liked it, and the plot has stayed with me longer than I anticipated.

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Hestapleton
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I know I‘m supposed to be working, but this is a one-sitting kind of book, so it‘s not my fault. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I loved WILDER GIRLS but I loved this one even more. It‘s delightfully creepy and claustrophobic and brutally honest about the complicated relationships between parents and their children. Gah. I loved it so much more than I was expecting. Book 1 for #feastmode done! 🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃

Clare-Dragonfly OK, I put it on hold 😁 BTW, I looked at your profile because I was considering joining #feastmode (didn‘t because coming up with a goal sounded like more effort than I could manage), but I followed you because your review of Wilder Girls was so great. Code Name Verity is on my TBR too! 4y
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Hestapleton
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Did I wake up extra early to get a head start on the #feastmode Readathon? Why yes I did, thank you for noticing.
Starting off with something that should be pretty fast-moving. Still not over CODE NAME VERITY, but the best way to defeat a book hangover is to soldier on.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Mehso-so

Margot runs away from home to find out about her family as her mother has never told her about them. She meets her Grandmother & discovers that some things are best left alone.

This is such a slow moving book. It doesn‘t really get going until the last 25% of it. By the time it kicked into gear, I‘d lost interest. 3⭐️

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paulareadsallthetime
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️Slow start. Better. Bad ending

Margot finds a Bible that her mother has kept that has notes about her Mom and her mother‘s twin sister in it. Margot decides to go back to the town her mother is from. Things are are strange there. A girl is found dead due to a fire and it seems eerily similar to a fire on the same property many years ago. What is the secret her grandmother is keeping from her? What does fire have to do with any of this?

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Soubhiville
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I enjoyed the two panels I made it to yesterday for #TexasBookFestival #TexasTeenBookFestival.

I‘m planning on three for today!

This one was Rory Power, Nina LaCour, and Aiden Thomas, moderated by Ann Lyon. About YA Horror. It was delightful!

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Becker
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Mehso-so


This book is not without merit but I found it unfocused. The bulk of the book felt like being in a whirlpool. You just spin around the plot without any direction or purpose.🌪

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Clwojick
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Managed to finish 3 books already today, and just started on the fourth - Stuck on Murder. The pros to slipping your sleep schedule, and being awake all night😉

Burn Our Bodies Down was FANTASTIC! 5/5⭐️
Candy Hearts was laugh out loud funny. 5/5⭐️
Paw of the Jungle was a decent cozy. 3.5/5⭐️

36 pts for #TeamSlaughter!

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A cool ya with a mystery and weird family and maybe a little sci-fi.

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Books88
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My husband brought this home for me just because 🥰🥰🥰🥰

ju.ca.no How sweet😍 4y
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LinesUponAPage
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Pickpick

Burn Our Bodies Down is a fantastic book for people who love a creepy thriller and teen angst at the same time. Rory Power has not failed to thrill her readers again! For a more comprehensive review go to my blog. 😀https://bookingitwithsandi.wordpress.com/2020/09/09/burn-our-bodies-down-by-rory-power/

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Currently working on an ARC audiobook

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tanya1512
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Her 1st book Wilder Girls was a bit weird for me. Like it was supernatural beyond believable. I‘m not sure why I expected different with this one. I was to far a into it to just ditch it altogether the ending Ugh just sucked for lack of a better term.

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AudiobookingWithLeah
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Mehso-so

THE DETAILS⤏ HORROR THAT FEELS SLIGHTLY SUPERNATURAL-ISH...WELL, MAYBE? ⤏ YA-ISH ⤏ A DASH OF CHILDREN OF THE CORN ⤏ A DASH OF THE MURDERS OF MOLLY SOUTHBOURNE ⤏ MIX IT UP WITH SOME PFAS-LIKE KNID OF SHIT...
What do you rate a book that completely baffled you...do you give high marks or low marks...I went with the middle of the flipping road, standing next to a cornfield, confused as hell...3 stars all the way.

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LinesUponAPage
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“Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions about what came before. No history to hold on to. No relative to speak of. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along.”
I‘m really into psych thrills the past few weeks. I‘m about to dive into Rory Power‘s Burn Our Bodies Down.
Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book In lieu of my honest review.

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BillBlume
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One of my most anticipated novels of the year just arrived in the mail. As soon as I finish THE CITY WE BECAME, I‘m cracking into this. #happydance #bookmail

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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
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An interesting & creepy second novel. I had really enjoyed Wilder Girls but I may have enjoyed this one even more. I read this in only two sittings because it was so intriguing. I was just as invested in figuring out the history of the Nielsen family as the main character and narrator, Margot. Her relationship with her mother was interesting enough on its own. Then you throw in the small town & secretive grandma, and this book is unputdownable.

LiteraryinLawrence Sounds intriguing! Do I need to read her other book first, or is this a standalone? 4y
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime @LiteraryinLititz a standalone, you can definitely read this first, not at all related 🙂 4y
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Brunettebooklover
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Mehso-so

I fell in love with the description and cover of this book, but the story didn't live up to either. Margot is told all her life that it is just her and her mother. But after finding evidence of a grandmother left behind in Phalene, Margot goes on her own to meet her. Vera is not the warm and fuzzy grandmother Margot hoped for and finds her to be an exact replica of her mother. Family secrets are revealed as a girl is found dead on Vera's land.

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AmyM43
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sebrittainclark
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Pickpick

4/5

Once I started reading Burn Our Bodies down, I couldn't put it down until I learned all the secrets the Neilsons were hiding as Margot tries to understand her family and where she came from.

#netgalley

SiameseCatsRead I read Wilder Girls. Wonder how this will compare. TBR. 4y
sebrittainclark @kelly_anne I'd call this one more thriller than horror. It's a very different story more about blood family than found family, but I definitely thought there were some similar themes. I couldn't put those in my review though without spoiling Wilder Girls. 4y
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magyklyXdelish
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Wanting to spread the love. Does another #LitsyLove member want to read it? It was given to me by another kind soul and I would love to pay it forward. If you‘re a part of #LitsyLove I already have ur address so let me know :)

InBooksILive If no one else has said they'd like to read this, I'd love to. 4y
magyklyXdelish @InBooksILive I‘ll send it out tomorrow :) 4y
InBooksILive Thank you 😊 4y
magyklyXdelish No problem! Happy Reading! 4y
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magyklyXdelish
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Pickpick

Wow this one was like a punch in the gut. I loved this so much. The relationship between mother and daughter is a heavily explored theme here and this story had me in tears when I was finished. I really felt for Margot and really felt like I was on a journey with her in search of answers and family.

Thank you @Moonprismpower for letting me read this!

#review #bookworm

magyklyXdelish @Moonprismpower if you would like it back I can send it back otherwise I will spread the love and see if someone else wants to read it :) thank you so much again!!! 4y
Moonprismpower Keep it! Glad you loved the book! 4y
magyklyXdelish @Moonprismpower thanks again!! I‘m glad I got to read this before July‘s release :) 4y
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magyklyXdelish
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Starting the next book. I‘m so happy this month has been great for reading! It seems I am out of my slump! Also I just signed up for BOTM since I kept up my end of the deal with the Hubster!

More #LitsyLove came today. Being a part of this community puts such a big smile on my face. Everyone is so wonderful.

I have another 12 hr shift ahead of me so plenty of time to write replies and get some reading done. Hope everyone‘s day is going well 🌻

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 Have a great day!! 4y
magyklyXdelish @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you too 🤗💗💗💗 4y
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magyklyXdelish
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Thank you so much again Court! I appreciate it so much! You‘re a rockstar ⭐️

#LitsyLove

Moonprismpower Yay! Enjoy reading! 4y
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Moonprismpower
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Does any #litsylove pen pal want this ARC? I‘ve read it and am done. And since your a #litsylove pen pal I already have your address. Street date for this book is July 2020.

magyklyXdelish If no one else wants to read it, I would like to! It‘s on my TBR 4y
Moonprismpower @magyklyXdelish I pm‘d you on goodreads for your mailing address. Send that to me and I‘ll send out the book ASAP! If you don‘t get the message let me know. 4y
magyklyXdelish Replied. Thank u so much!! 4y
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Moonprismpower
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A little early morning reading. When you cannot sleep read a book! Burn Our Bodies Down is the new book by Rory Power, author of Wilder Girls! .
A hometown mystery...a girl and her mother with no past. Right up my alley! .
Book comes out July 2020!
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Book review to be posted soon!

Crazeedi Welcome to #litsylove!! So glad to have you💕 4y
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rachelsbrittain
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Another knock out body horror thriller from Rory Power. Tellingly, I stayed up way too late last night to finish it because I couldn't put it down. Margot searches for answers about her family's past from a grandmother she never knew about--only to learn the horrifying secrets everyone has been keeping from her about the family farm and her own origin.

4 stars / ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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rachelsbrittain
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Cat, book, crochet-- need I say more?

NeedsMoreBooks 😻😻 4y
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rachelsbrittain
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Anybody else always keep their kindle in their purse *just in case*? 😂

TheBookStacker Always along with a book in case my kindle dies 4y
Mrs_B Yes! 4y
FlowerFairy When it comes to my Kindle, I‘m like Linus with his blanket - it must go everywhere I go. And a physical book in the car just in case. Not sure in case of what, exactly, but just in case. 😁 4y
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Tamra Oh yes! 4y
rachelsbrittain @TheBookStacker @FlowerFairy love the physical book idea as well! May have to start keeping one in my car as a backup just in case 😂 4y
rachelsbrittain @Mrs_B @Scochrane26 @Tamra glad I'm in good company 😊 4y
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Book_yogi
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Mehso-so

I received this kindly from Netgalley for an honest review. I love the cover, liked, but not loved the book. It promised to be creepy, but the twist came a little late and the plot wasn‘t as eerie as the twist itself. It comes out July 7 and if you loved her first book you will probably like this one, but if you just liked it, you probably will feel the same for book 2.

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rachelsbrittain
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Sunday morning as it should be

Deblovestoread What a beautiful kitty. We had a similar colored one years ago named Roady short for Another Roadside Attraction. 4y
rachelsbrittain @Kdgordon88 thank you! She's my sister's ( @sebrittainclark ) kitty! 4y
sebrittainclark @Kdgordon88 her name is Dora short for Adorable 4y
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rachelsbrittain
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Chelsea.Poole That is a great cover! 5y
rachelsbrittain @Chelsea.Poole such a good cover 5y
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