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Twenty-Three
Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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From "New York Times" and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the third jaw-dropping thriller set in Promise Falls. Everything has been leading to this. It s the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, May 23rd, and the small town of Promise Falls, New York, has found itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe. Hundreds of people are going to the hospital with similar flu-like symptoms and dozens have died. Investigators quickly zero in on the water supply. But the question for many, including private investigator Cal Weaver, remains: Who would benefit from a mass poisoning of this town? Meanwhile, Detective Barry Duckworth is faced with another problem. A college student has been murdered, and he s seen the killer s handiwork before in the unsolved homicides of two other women in town. Suddenly, all the strange things that have happened in the last month start to add up Bloody mannequins found in car 23 of an abandoned Ferris wheel a fiery, out-of-control bus with 23 on the back, that same number on the hoodie of a man accused of assault The motive for harming the people of Promise Falls points to the number 23 and working out why will bring Duckworth closer to death than he s ever been before "
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Andrew65
The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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Playing catch-up!

Week 18/52 2019- #BookStats
9 Books Finished, 3452 Pages Read

Books Read 88/200
Pages Read 37,365 / 85000
#Chunksters 8/25 (1 this week)
#CenturyOfBooks 32/100 (2 this week)
#LitsyAtoZ 21/26 (0 this week)
#SeriesUpToDate 11/25 (2 this week)
#SeriesCompleted 4/15 (1 this week)

Buddy / Group Reads Completed : 34 (3 this week)

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Itchyfeetreader
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Pleased to be able to race through the last two in this series whilst away. Elegantly plotted with plenty of inter connecting characters and storylines this kept my attention right to the bitter end. Also works for a number of the #maymadness #mayacavengerhunt prompts !

Clwojick ♥️ 2mo
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Andrew65
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Digging into the final part of the Promise Falls Trilogy (before it‘s due back at the library). Hopefully we‘ll get some answers as to what is going on in that town!

RadicalReader I absolutely love the stories about creepy towns best there is 2mo
Andrew65 @RadicalReader Certainly make for great reads. 2mo
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ValPenny
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this book - and I did enjoy most of it, but, as this is the third book in the Promise Falls Trilogy, there was a lot of re-visiting for those who hadn‘t read the earlier books or had forgotten. Also when we ended up with Celeste, Cal & Crystal all together there were too many initial Cs. That said, the conclusion was clever & I didn‘t see it coming.

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TrishB
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#novemberbythenumbers #twentythree
@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads
This is a good trilogy, some of the other books are very hit or miss.

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bodacioustchr
The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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I gave this novel 5 stars because over the series the story became more complicated but was clear to the reader. Not all questions were answered so am hoping for another book. Excellent.

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Timidmagick
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Pickpick

3rd book. Promise Falls is one messed up place. Don't drink the water 💦

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irre
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Pickpick

A fast entertaining read. Satisfactory ending, but I think 3 books in the series wasn't really necessary.

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melbeautyandbooks
The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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November turned out to be a decent reading month, even with the post election slump. Thanks to Litsy, I know I am not the only one with that issue. I used the library a lot this month, another thing I can blame on Litsy. ❤️

DebinHawaii Great job! Yay for the library and Litsy too! 📚👍😀 3y
MrBook Awesome! 😎👌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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ThisVagrantsStory Wow good work 👍 3y
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bedandabook
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A satisfying end to the Promise Falls Trilogy, by one of the best thriller writers in the business. Great page-turner and who-dunnit, which kept me guessing right to the final pages with its twists and turns.

TrishB Agree 😀 3y
bedandabook He never disappoints, does he @TrishB? 3y
TrishB @bedandabook I have really enjoyed the twists and turns of this trilogy! 3y
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bedandabook
The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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Settling down for a bit of English hygge on a rainy, winter's afternoon. This book has me too hooked to do anything else!

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Ehbooklover
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Pickpick

Short chapters full of lots of twists and turns plus a bunch of memorable characters made this a page-turner of a read. A great end to a riveting and compelling trilogy.

Bookladylinda I need to read this trilogy, love Linwood Barclays!!! 3y
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bedandabook
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How lucky am I to have reached the top of the library list for this one already? That's my evening sorted then, and it's looking promising!

TrishB Just finished this yesterday. Good stuff! Enjoy 😀 3y
bedandabook Loving it, @TrishB! An easy, but thrilling read. 3y
TrishB @bedandabook it is 😊 3y
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TrishB
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Pickpick

A lot of twists and turns before the ending. Good stuff, the series would be good to read in one go so you don't forget all the previous twists and turns!!

Jenshootsweddings Thank you for your support on my last post ❤️💔❤️ 3y
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TrishB
The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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Three hours of travelling for work today, would usually be made up with reading time. However, I'm travelling with someone I don't know, do I just read, say do you mind if I read or just make small talk!!? aghhh #booknerdproblems

Texreader I suggest you ask them if they mind if you read and then hope they'd rather do the same or play on their device or something. Good luck! 3y
TrishB @Texreader 😀 luckily enough we have separate reserved seats!! Problem solved. 3y
Texreader @TrishB Brilliant!! 3y
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LiaMahony Nice. Always that awkward moment to make small talk. Glad it worked out for you. 3y
LauraBrook Excellent, what a great problem solver! I was going to say make polite small talk for a few minutes and then ask if it's okay for you to read, but what happened was so much easier! 👍🏻 3y
TrishB @LiaMahony @LauraBrook All worked out 😀 about to travel back now. 2 hours reading time on the train! 3y
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TrishB
The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay
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Read a couple of emotionally draining books recently so onto a thriller for a breather! I find Barclay is either very good or exceptionally poor!!

MyNamesParadise I agree with that assessment of Barclay! I haven't read the Promise Falls trilogy yet. Is it any good? 3y
TrishB @MyNamesParadise It is on the good side!! 3y
MyNamesParadise @TrishB ok thank you!!! :) 3y
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melbeautyandbooks
The Twenty-Three | Linwood Barclay

I have a NetGalley question for y'all. I know these books are ARCs, so I don't expect them to be perfect. What do you do when you find a lot of misspelled/ wrong words. Examples of wrong words- you're instead of your, sight instead of site, threw instead of through. Is this something you send in the -notes to publisher- section? I'm new to NetGalley so I thought you smart people would know. Thank you!

Octoberwoman I haven't run into this much on NetGalley, though I also haven't gotten anything from NetGalley in awhile. But I think if there were a lot of instances in one book I might mention it to them. 3y
Alfoster @melbooksandbeauty Most of them state at the beginning that they haven't had the final edit yet. Let's hope their editors catch what we see! If not, you could get a job!👏👏 3y
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rabbitprincess
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FINALLY the third book in the Promise Falls trilogy is out! Now I can start reading the first book 😄

BookishMarginalia I do that too! 3y
rabbitprincess @BookishMarginalia I don't usually, but because Linwood wrote all three of these simultaneously over an 18-month period, it seemed appropriate 😉 3y
TrishB Reminded me I have on the pile! 3y
rabbitprincess @TrishB Should be good! 😄 3y
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melbeautyandbooks
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I finished Far from True (book#2 in this series) and went to download the next one. UGH! It isn't out until November. Don't you hate it when that happens?!

MyNamesParadise I love Linwood Barclay, but I never started reading the series. So many books on my to-read list 3y
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BibliophileBytheSea
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New book arrivals by mail. Next up Twenty-Three, Linwood Barclay and Watching Edie, Camilla Way.

BookishTrish I'm interested in 3y
MrBook Nice! Lucky you! Great collection 😊. 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 A new Linwood Barclay! My mystery group will be delighted. 3y
MyNamesParadise I love Linwood Barclay!! I haven't read the first two in that series yet ahh! 3y
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