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The Searcher
The Searcher | Tana French
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Susanita
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1. I like both, but I think I prefer a slow burn.
2. Tana French is the queen of the slow burn.
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 🤩📖📚 2w
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Hazel2019
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

When starting this one, I was worried I wouldn‘t like it. I heard it was very different than Tana French‘s last novel (the witch elm) and that didn‘t seem like a selling point.

If you‘re having the same reservations, worry not. It‘s still got Tana French all over it.

It‘s a missing persons mystery, with the question of - how do we define what is good and what is not - at the core of it. Not as easy as one might think.

Loved it.

LKK526 I read this earlier this year, also going into it warily. I too loved it The main characters were irresistible (edited) 4w
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jdiehr
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This book came highly recommended.

I don't normally pick up mysteries or thrillers, but I soon found myself invested in the story of Cal and Trey as they tried to figure out what happened to Trey's missing brother.

The narrator of the audiobook was excellent.

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Jas16
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While I understand why it was too slow moving for some, I loved this standalone novel. A retired Chicago cop who moves to a small Irish town for some peace and quiet finds himself helping a child solve solve a missing person‘s case although he is still learning to find his footing in his new home. Layered and detailed with complex characters, this book illustrates why French is a must read author for me.

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LibrarianBanana
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Going from work to the gym and this book got me pretty hooked. The accents the narrator puts on are a bit funny. Lol

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Outofcontroltbr
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So got my copy of this book today and found an amazing surprise that I was not expecting

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ATB
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Headed home after my first work trip since Feb 2020. It‘s 5 o‘clock somewhere.

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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This is a slow burn, but absolutely worth it. French creates such a sense of foreboding against the backdrop of the gorgeous Ireland countryside, it has left me feeling unsettled for days. French‘s writing is excellent, and her characters so multi-layered it is impossible to slot them into clear categories of “good” and “evil.” Ultimately, a book about morality, “The Searcher” will leave you examining your own moral compass for ambiguities. 4⭐️

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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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For #NovelNovember my reading goals are to finish my #LMPBC #GroupD book (“The Searcher”), catch up on some #doublespin backlog (“We Were The Lucky Ones”), and start November‘s #bookspin (“The Good Earth”). Thanks @Andrew65 for the motivation!!

Andrew65 Glad it helps, I enjoyed The Searcher. 2mo
BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @andrew65 😀 I am enjoying it so far too. 2mo
Amiable All three of your picks are great reads —enjoy! 2mo
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Outofcontroltbr
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Got to see these two amazing authors become besties last night. It was amazing.

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vivastory
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vivastory @rabbitprincess I'll have to stack it 📚 3mo
Centique That was awesome - thanks for the heads up 👍 3mo
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bookaholic1
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#84
This was an awesome book...never read a book by this author, and glad that I chose this book

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canbku
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Mehso-so

Love tana french. The wiring is beautiful and am of the characters are vivid and leap off the page. This book was a slow burn, though, without enough action that I really cared about.

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canbku
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I love tana french, but this is going a bit slow. Maybe because I'm on audio? I like the narrator, though. Maybe it's just slow

DHill I felt the same about this one. I also listened to it on audio. 4mo
bookaholic1 I'm listening to this as well. I'm at 35% and it's starting to get better, where at first I wasn't sure 4mo
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Kaarin
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Panpan

It‘s so slow. I am actually happy with a story where you get lots of info about the town / setting / characters and it builds a world. But this one didn‘t get going until half way through. There are huge chunks that could have been cut.

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carlthecattt
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When I think of Ireland the first thing that comes to mind is rolling hills, and dreary days. You could say The Searcher portrays this, but it adds an entirely new depth to it as well. Retired Chicago police officer Cal Hooper has moved to a small area in hopes of getting away from the job, only to be reminded you can‘t outrun everything. In his attempt to find the missing brother of Trey Reddy he sets out on a mission unlike any other.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nute It‘s taking me awhile to get around to this author for some reason, though I have purchased all of her books. 2mo
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carlthecattt
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“When Cal comes out of the house, the rooks have got hold of something.”

The Searcher by Tana French

#mbcreadathon #mbcbookfrogsreadathon2

Sorceress_Of_Books Entered 5mo
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EricSwanson
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The second of Tana French‘s stand-alone crime novels, “The Searcher” tells the story of the growing relationship between retired policeman Cal Hooper and a neighbor kid who asks Cal to find their missing brother. It‘s a quiet masterpiece and another jewel in French‘s crown.

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Shakesteve
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If you haven‘t read Tana French you are missing out. Her Dublin Murder Squad novels are great thrillers, as are her stand-alone books. She can be wordy at times, but I love her descriptions of the darker, more violent side of Ireland and it‘s people. This one gets off to a slow start but is still engaging, about an American ex-cop who retires to the Irish countryside only to have his peace disturbed by a desperate child and a missing brother.

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ashleyn
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I enjoyed the characters in this one but typically feel a bit more anxious to solve French's mysteries. This one felt a little slow. Would recommend, keeping in mind it's not a very suspenseful mystery... if that's what you're going for.

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Reviewsbylola
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Summer means lake time. And it also means the Dargusch LFL is open for business! One of the first things I do when I wake up is check our LFL, and this morning I got quite a treat, as someone had left a brand new copy of The Searcher!!

Crazeedi My hubby is going to make me a little free library to put at the end of our lane! 8mo
LeahBergen Lucky you! Enjoy your time there and give my love to your Mom. 😘😘 8mo
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AlizaApp
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Tana French is amazing as always. Her latest is about an American retired detective who moves to rural Ireland to fix up an old house, and in the process becomes involved in a missing persons case that no one wants examined too closely.

Eggs Loved this audiobook 8mo
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Jgacreations
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Mehso-so

It‘s a long read. Had to get through 60% of it to finally start enjoying it. A lot of conversations, not enough background. Still not terrible.

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Lindsay.Butier
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Mehso-so

Very so so novel. This is the quote I knew Mart was shady. And plus Cal really wasn‘t an anything guy. Just average with sharp detective skills 🤷🏼‍♀️

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DHill
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It took about half the book but then all of a sudden I didn‘t want it to end. A thoughtful, melancholic story with a well-developed plot, strong characters, and the usual superbly written dialogue. Nicely narrated by Roger Clark.

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Bookwormjillk
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This was a winner. I really enjoyed the small town Ireland setting, the characters, and the mystery.

AvidReader25 I loved this one too! 10mo
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DHill
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I have so many other books started but look what just came in!!

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cariashley
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Back at my favorite winery for the first time this year! The staff know my husband and me well; I always bring a book and he usually does too - today they asked us if we‘re book editors 😂 Still pretty cold but bearable for a couple hours in the sun with a warm coat and hat on. Really enjoying Tana French‘s latest. #vineyardreads

BarbaraBB That looks perfect! 10mo
Tamra Lucky you! 10mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed this Tana too 👍🏻❤️... and with wine 🍷👌🏻 10mo
Liz_M That looks amazing. I need a day trip out of the city! 10mo
cariashley @Liz_M the north fork is pretty nice right now, not too crowded! 10mo
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Jen2
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Loved this book!!!! First flower of the spring!

Leftcoastzen So pretty! 10mo
Jen2 Thank you! 10mo
Tamra Perfect pic! 10mo
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BookDragonNotWorm If you can get an orchid to bloom, you're my hero! I can grow everything I try to except those, and I love them so! ☹️ 10mo
Mynameisacolour Gorgeous 🤩 10mo
Cathythoughts I loved this book too. And that‘s a beautiful picture 10mo
Jen2 I have her in a south facing window. I swear it makes all the difference!!! 10mo
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ladygrey
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Such a beautiful cover 🌟

Review: Not my favorite of hers but still very glad I read it. Definitely drags in some places but she always has a way of bringing it all together. Now I've read all her work! Tana French is wonderful.

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Anna40
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I'm not much of a mystery novel fan, but I enjoyed this one. The story is good, but unrealistic, ending ok, but not disappointing. The characters are likeable. The writing is beautiful, especially descriptions of landscape and dialogues. I can see why this book gets so much praise and would definitely recommend it to someone who is looking for intelligent entertainment ;)

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eanderson
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Wow! Tana French does it again. She sits you down in a tiny town and with her descriptions, you almost feel like you are there. She‘s amazing when it comes to bringing Ireland to you. So atmospheric and so beautifully written. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Amiable I love her books—so good! 11mo
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eanderson
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Reading with my cuddle pug while the kid sleeps! 🥰

maich So pretty💕❤ 11mo
RachelAmphlett Those ears 😍🐾 11mo
eanderson @RachelAmphlett right?! He has the softest ears. 😍 11mo
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eanderson
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Already diverted from my plan for #20in4 I put a hold in for the Searcher and it came in. Yes, I own a hard copy, but I didn‘t want to risk messing it up since it‘s a signed edition. 😀 I am that person!

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ImperfectCJ
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I enjoyed this one better than French's The Witch Elm. The twists and turns are mostly satisfying, and the commentary on what causes people to see life through a lens of fear is interesting and timely. It doesn't romanticize Ireland but still caused me to add the country to my longlist of places to be an ex-pat. It's a pretty exclusive list right now.

February #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 11mo
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Opening day for #bookcupidswap. 💜💕 Thank you so much, AbigailJaneBlog. I‘ve been wanting this book. I LOVE Tana French. ❤️❤️❤️ Thank you for arranging, candority!

Mitch Those chocolates look divine! 11mo
AbigailJaneBlog I'm glad I picked a good one! Have a great day 🥰 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @Mitch They‘re amazing! @AbigailJaneBlog You as well. ❤️ 11mo
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candority What a fancy looking chocolate box! So cute 😍 Happy Valentine‘s Day! 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @candority Happy Valentine‘s Day! ❤️ 11mo
cozypunk Any suggestions on which Tana French book to try first?? 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse @dandy.punk I would recommend starting with In The Woods. It‘s so good! 11mo
cozypunk @BooksCoffeeNurse I'll stack it right now. Thanks! 11mo
BooksCoffeeNurse You‘re welcome! 11mo
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ImperfectCJ
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My Zoom meeting is running long and my book is tempting me. I wonder if they'd notice...

Lauram I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that nobody will notice (as long as you don‘t have to contribute). 11mo
EmilyM I love your Kindle case! 11mo
ImperfectCJ @EmilyM Thanks! I'm gradually switching over to my Kobo, which I love, but I do miss the pretty cases. They might be hiding somewhere I haven't looked yet, but so far I haven't found fancy Kobo cases. 11mo
ImperfectCJ @Lauram You are correct. I decided since I needed to remain somewhat aware, it wouldn't be all that satisfying to try and read while distracted, so I just stuck with looking at Litsy. 11mo
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ImperfectCJ
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The tagged book came in as a jump-the-line surprise. I had one heck of a weird day and didn't get a chance to read much until late, so I'm only this far at a quarter past midnight. As much as I would love to treat myself to a wee-hours binge read, it's probably a better idea to treat myself to a somewhat reasonable amount of sleep. 6am comes early and sleeping in would be awkward with a spouse doing Zoom calls from a home office in our bedroom.

Thousand-Lives I can relate! My husband also works from our bedroom, so sleeping in is no longer an option. 11mo
ImperfectCJ @Thousand-Lives It's probably for the best as it has kept me from sinking into bad (or at least difficult to remedy) habits during the pandemic, but it sure would feel nice to sleep a little later sometimes. 11mo
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ImperfectCJ
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My minimalist February #bookspinbingo card. #bookspin is tagged, #doublespin is a choose-your-own adventure about the Oregon Trail. I haven't read one of those in ages!

Rabbits for Food and Convenience Store Woman are both #newyearwhodis and the latter is also for #readingasia2021 and my January #doublespin.

Thanks as always for hosting, @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Man, I LOVED choose-your-own adventures growing up! 12mo
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MamaGina
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The thriller genre has really taken off, hasn‘t it? Clever plots, twists and turns, cliffhangers at every chapter‘s end. Escapism, Yes! Everything black and white, right and wrong, clearly spelled out, justice achieved. That‘s not this book. Tana French operates in the grey, making you care about the outcome not for justice but for love of her characters. I would rename this The Kid...that‘s who we end up caring the most about. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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NikkiKey94
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This was the first novel I‘ve read by Tana French and I really enjoyed it. While I found it to have a slow start it definitely picked up. I plan to read the other novels by French! 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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christinaberry13
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I love Tana French so much. This book is the story of a Chicago police detective who retires to the Irish countryside for a taste of the quiet life. Instead, he's drawn into the murky depths of a local mystery and the disturbing secrets of his neighbors. This is not an action-packed whodunit, but rather a meandering mystery meant to be savored rather than devoured.

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ShelleyBooksie
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My.first Tana French novel. I enjoyed the characters and the slow burn.

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mcipher
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Monday night bathtub self care (plus my 21 day Pilates challenge is kicking my butt and hot water helps!!) I‘m loving this book so far - her writing is just so good even though this one is VERY different. And Julius is always delicious. 😉

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Laughterhp
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#BookReport - Only finished 2 books on vacation 🤷🏻‍♀️ that‘s about typical. You think you‘ll read all the time and start doing other things.

In progress, I‘ve mostly been reading the office because it‘s easy (and no longer on Netflix 😩), I‘m struggling to read the #BBBBC and I‘ve been slowly reading Locke Lamora

#WeeklyForecast - my January book club pick and then whatever comes in from the library for #NewYearWhoDis

Cinfhen Very solid plan 💜 13mo
InLibrisVeritas I hope Memory gets a bit easier for you to read! I know the first chunk was super slow for me and I found myself frustrated 13mo
Laughterhp @InLibrisVeritas Yeah, I‘m like 120 pages into the book and struggling to pick it back up. 13mo
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janeycanuck
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My goodness, the setting in this was incredible. Turns out French is a master of making the setting a character! I‘m a big fan of the Dublin Murder squad but seeing French take on this more rural setting was amazing. Definitely one to pick up.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Of course it‘s a pick. It‘s a Tana French book. French excels at teasing out nuance, creating complex, flawed characters, illuminating the ties that bind & the secrets that unravel those ties in communities large & small. As always, French‘s writing is excellent, the setting fabulous & the mystery at the core of the story is not as much the missing brother as it is workings of a small town, the interconnected relationships & the hidden secrets.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#bookmail

Thank you very much, Elisabeth, for your generous giveaway of this latest book by my favourite author!
Happy New Year‘s Eve and 🥂 to a better 2021! 🎉🎆❤️

Cathythoughts Very exciting Jessie !!! Looking forward to your thoughts on this one 👍🏻😁 13mo
eanderson Yayy! I‘m happy it finally made it. I was starting to worry a little bit figured it would find it‘s way to you. Enjoy the book and Happy New Year! 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts I want to read The Trespasser first before this. Although not a Dublin Murder Squad series, I like to read in order 😁 13mo
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