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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 One by one, they return changed--violent, moody, and withdrawn.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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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 Young boys are disappearing one by one, and then returning dark & withdrawn.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
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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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
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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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

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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
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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Can't sleep. Have to be up soon. So tea and some reading it is.

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BookDragonNotWorm
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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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
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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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
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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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.
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Reggie This sounds good! 2mo
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walkwithabook
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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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
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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walkwithabook
Unspeakable Things | Jessica Lourey
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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... 📖🤫 2mo
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avgeyer
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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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avgeyer
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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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