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Unspeakable Things
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
Inspired by a terrifying true story, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota town where nothing is as quiet--or as safe--as it seems. Cassie McDowell's life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class. Yes, there are her parents' strange parties and their parade of deviant guests, but she's grown accustomed to them. All that changes when someone comes hunting in Lilydale. One by one, local boys go missing. One by one, they return changed--violent, moody, and withdrawn. What happened to them becomes the stuff of shocking rumors. The accusations of who's responsible grow just as wild, and dangerous town secrets start to surface. Then Cassie's own sister undergoes the dark change. If she is to survive, Cassie must find her way in an adult world where every sin is justified, and only the truth is unforgivable.
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ReadingOver50
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Mehso-so

There were interesting parts but over all I didn‘t feel this was anything special. Cassie‘s parents have problems and do not give her much guidance. Her sister is becoming distant and the local boys are being attacked. Cassie wants to figure out who is attacking the boys. She doesn‘t seem to have any thoughts about her own safety. I felt the most tension in the book came from Cassie‘s relationship with her father.

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haleeexo
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Mehso-so

8/10
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Reagan
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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Lucy approved this morning‘s book choice which is giving me all the creepy and inappropriate vibes. Inspired by the Jacob Wetterling case (listen to In The Dark podcast), I‘m excited to see where this one goes. Also #Caturday 🐈‍⬛

TheLudicReader I loved this book. I am currently reading another of hers 2y
Reagan @TheLudicReader thanks! I just put it on hold at the library! 2y
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Daniella.Richardson
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
Mehso-so

This book was ‘okay‘. A quick read but never really materialized into the thriller I was expecting. I didn‘t find the writing especially intriguing, and while I was interested enough to finish I wouldn‘t put it on a list of favorites.

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Daniella.Richardson
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Mehso-so

This book was ‘okay‘. A quick read but never really materialized into the thriller I was expecting. I didn‘t find the writing especially intriguing, and while I was interested enough to finish I wouldn‘t put it on a list of favorites. Book #7 of 2021

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courtneylilach
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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This book was amazing, full-stop. A tense, twisting, dramatic tale told from the perspective of a tween girl who's just trying to avoid being the object of her father's eye.

Filled with gut wrenching moments and drama to leave your heart pounding, Unspeakable Things is one of the best reads I've had in years.

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Reagan
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Please tell me I‘m not the only one not reading my library books. I‘m trying! I‘ve taken The Silent Patient out 3 times! I haven‘t read one page. I really, desperately want to read this one though, so I‘ll plug away tonight.

Crazeedi I've renewed books several times without getting to them 🙄 2y
readordierachel I keep checking them out and taking them back unopened 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2y
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Lsmoore43
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My January 2020 WOW book!

This book will have you turning pages until the very end. It's emotional and painful in parts but it is so good. One you won't forget anytime soon!
This book is so good.
Jess Lourey did a great job with this one. 5/5 stars!
Full review HERE.
I'm tagging:
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620
And anyone who would like to participate in this. @SilversReviews brought me on board. Could be fun.

SilversReviews Thanks, Linda. 2y
Lsmoore43 @SilversReviews 😏 You are welcome. Thanks for including me. 2y
Eggs Thanks for the tag @Lsmoore43 ❤️ 2y
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OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for the tag!! I‘ve got to go back and look 👀 2y
Lsmoore43 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are welcome. 😎 2y
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TheLudicReader
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I found this book almost unbearably suspenseful. Twelve-year-old Cassie lives with her older sister and parents in rural Minnesota. When local boys start disappearing, she wants to solve the mystery, but she has other stuff on her plate: her parents‘ parties, the off-limits basement in her house, and her father‘s mercurial moods. Un-put-down-able. I would not classify this as YA, either.

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

I have seen lots of reviews of people loving this book, but I just felt like it was okay.

At first I was engaged in the mystery of young boys being attacked in a small town where people keep to themselves and don't speak up, but in the end it felt too predictable and left too many side stories unexplained.

It's a quick thriller read though, just isn't particularly memorable.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

Nikki_E I just found it yucky creepy. 2y
Addison_Reads @Nikki_E I feel like the yucky creepy could have been used better to explain things, but instead it just felt like it was there for shock. 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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ItsAnotherJen
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Good read! I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know what was happening! And then as it got to the end..it was like..there's not possibly enough book left for this to be the end!! How can it end?!
⭐⭐⭐⭐

Coleen_Nieto @ItsAnotherJen this is on my TBR! Thanks for posting! 2y
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monkeygirlsmama
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If you haven't already done so, be sure to add this page turner to your tbr. There were some aspects I didn't fully love, but overall this was a very solid and thrilling novel which I more or less tore through in one sitting.

4 stars

#kindleunlimited

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abookishbutterfly
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Unspeakable Things is well-worth the read, especially with the right expectations in mind. It is not a thriller, although promoted as such, and while mysterious, the actual mystery sits on the back burner most of the time. If you like cryptic, dramatic tales and don‘t mind the potential for triggers, I do believe you will enjoy this story.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3069199999

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Luulit
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https://www.luulit.com/product/unspeakable-things-audible-audiobook-unabridged/

Inspired by a terrifying true story, a heart-pounding novel of suspense about a small Minnesota town where nothing is as quiet - or as safe - as it seems.

Cassie McDowell‘s life in 1980s Minnesota seems perfectly wholesome. She lives on a farm, loves school, and has a crush on the nicest boy in class....

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cookie21
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This book was so interesting, I couldn't put it down!

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Donna310x
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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Really enjoyed this book, it kept me guessing right till the end. I thought I had to worked out so many times yet I was wrong. Only thing i will say is that i was left with a few questions that could have been addressed. Overall highly recommend

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TheBigRedBookBox
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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The outer bands of Cristobal approaching us. A good reason to stay home all weekend and read

marleed Be safe! 3y
Cortg Yikes! We‘re OBX bound next week! 3y
MittenGirlPeach A very good weekend to hunker down and read! Be safe. 3y
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Ruthiella Stay safe! 3y
JaclynW Wow! What an image! Take care! 3y
TravelsWithBooks As a weather nerd, I love this picture! Stay safe! 3y
TheBigRedBookBox @Cortg Where is OBX? NC? 3y
TheBigRedBookBox @JaclynW I didn't take this one, it was on a local weather watcher group. I reposted because of how beautiful but Ominous it looked ♥️ 3y
JaclynW @BookishBear1 it is ominous! 3y
Cortg Ha! I read it as Outer Banks, not outer bands, duh! But yes, outer banks (OBX) is in NC. I have vacay on my mind! I‘m glad the storm‘s not hitting the East coast and I hope those in Louisiana are safe. 3y
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Rosewinter
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"That lonely scream smell of that dirt basement lived inside me." This book was gripping. Told from pov of a 12 yr. old girl. The town of Lilydale has dark underbelly and Cassie McDowell is 'investigating' the assaults occuring in her town. Twelve years old and she needs answers.

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paulareadsallthetime
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Couldn‘t put this book down. I liked the way it was written.

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HeathHof
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This one was certainly filled with unspeakable things. Set in a small town in Minnesota during the 8o's boys are being taken and sexually assaulted by an unknown perpetrator. The story unfolds from the viewpoint of a 12 year old girl who is living a nightmare of her own at home. Tense, dark, heartbreaking and very compelling.

BookDragonNotWorm I think I held my breath the entire time I read this one! 3y
HeathHof @BookDragonNotWorm Same here!! 😬 3y
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NikkiRobson73
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The first line in the book ...it grabbed me right from the start

Tera66 Good one! 3y
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Roxanareads
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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Cassie is 12 and uncomfortable with her parents lifestyle. She notices a drastic change in her older sister when she comes of age & fears her father. Terror fills her small town when young boys are get abused by a masked man & one goes missing. The twists kept me guessing, each option just as bad as the next. Overall a heartbreaking story. It showed how a young spirit conquered fear to bring justice. I had a hard time putting this down.

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Roxanareads
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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Currently listening to this on audible - it's hard to stop listening!

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ambam1987
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“Bad news still finds you on sunny days...” Something is happening in the town of Lilydale, Minnesota. Young boys are disappearing one by one, and then returning dark & withdrawn. This book is a mystery set in the 1980s, about a small Minnesota community where nothing is as quiet or as safe as it seems. Highly recommend this one- but drop your fast-paced thriller expectations, this plays out as more of an unsettling suspense/mystery.

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Ssnyder
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I couldn‘t imagine growing up in a situation like this. It‘s heartbreaking! I couldn‘t put it down.

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Bookgirl
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Panpan

This book has an interesting premise but fails to deliver. There are too many unresolved plot points, heavy handed red herrings, and forced 80s nostalgia. I like a coming of age story mixed with a mystery but this story is too slow and just isn‘t that well written. There‘s some promise here with the main character but ultimately it‘s not a recommendation from me. Thank you NetGalley for this book in exchange for an honest review. #catsoflitsy

BkClubCare Cute pic 3y
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reneelyons
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
Mehso-so

A coming of age / dysfunctional family / domestic thriller / mystery. It was ok. CW: descriptions of sexual assault involving children, domestic abuse.

Full review: https://reneereadsbooks.wordpress.com/2020/01/26/book-review-unspeakable-things-...

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ClockworkHoop82
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Can't sleep. Have to be up soon. So tea and some reading it is.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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I almost couldn't take the tension and suspense of this one!!!!! Tautly written, based on a true story, and did I mention the tension and suspense? I had no idea what was going to happen, only that I had to keep reading to find out what it was. I think I read it with one eye shut! 😂

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Juani19
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Mehso-so

Not sure this is really a mystery or suspense, more of unethical or questionable behavior and inappropriate sexual behavior as seen through the eyes of a child. Too many innuendos and not enough answered questions. Awkward ending, at least IMHO. Had great potential.

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SistaPip
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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Compelling small town mystery story, told from the perspective of a 12 year old girl.

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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

I have to say this book was only ohkay. I love mysteries, but this book didn't do it for me. It was very slow and I felt like the mystery aspect was thrown in at the end. I felt bored a lot through out the book, I dont want to spoil anything, so I'll just say a lot of things were left open-ended. I dont particularly like books like that, also I felt a lot of things were beaten around the bush. So I'll have to say 3/5

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Jeshara
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#newrelease
Dark, intense, emotional, gripping, suspenseful, disturbing... I couldn't put this one down. It had me hooked from the beginning to the very end. The story is told from the POV of a young girl, but this is for sure an adult novel.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

#winterbookbingo #publishedin2020

Prairiegirl_reading I saw someone posting about this on Instagram recently and it sounds great! 3y
HeathHof This does sound good! Just downloaded it. 3y
Jeshara @Mynameisacolour I hope you like it! 3y
Reggie This sounds good! 3y
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walkwithabook
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Thank you Goodreads for letting me know I didn‘t win trust me I was on it yesterday morning & I got the book yesterday I traded one book to get that book 😊. We can‘t always win but I‘ll always support a book 📖😊 also the book I traded in don‘t worry I‘m listening to it now on kindle unlimited “if you tell” so I don‘t feel guilty I made sure I got the book and listening to it first even tho I‘m yelling at it 😔

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LaceyDoesLit
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walkwithabook
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I sometimes like to enter goodreads giveaway I once won a book *Renia‘s Diary: A Holocaust Journal* I didn‘t read it yet jut it‘s on my tbr list for 2020.

walkwithabook Even if I don‘t win : this is my next book I will be reading. On kindle... 📖🤫 3y
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amywithbooks
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This book will be released in February, and I highly recommend checking it out. Part mystery, part coming-of-age tale with a wonderful protagonist. The dread that builds as the story progresses will keep you reading. Loury does an excellent job of covering some very dark material (The story is based on events that happened in her hometown) without being overly graphic. Absolutely loved this one.

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amywithbooks
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Starting this tonight! I wish I could fit the whole cover in this photo, it is GORGEOUS

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