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The Survivors
The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Coming home dredges up deeply buried secrets in this thrilling mystery by New York Times bestselling author Jane Harper
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robinb
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This was my #DoubleSpin and my first Harper book. This was actually two mysteries taking place 10 years apart on a small coastal town. Kieran and his partner and baby are returning home after a long absence for a short visit to pack up his parents for a move. Ten years before, as a teenager during a catastrophic storm, his life was changed by a family tragedy for which he still feels guilt. When a young woman is murdered on the beach, it brings🔻

robinb up memories of a young girl‘s disappearance during that storm. Are they somehow connected, and if so, how? I enjoyed this story. It was suspenseful, there were lots of secrets/suspects, and it kept me guessing. I also enjoyed the descriptions of the locale and legend of The Survivors. However, I did find Kieran‘s deduction of the villain at the denouement a little surprising given the few clues provided. Still a solid read, and I‘ll definitely 🔻 1w
robinb read more from her. @TheAromaofBooks (edited) 1w
TheAromaofBooks I've really enjoyed the books by this author that I've read, although I haven't gotten to this one yet!! 1w
robinb @TheAromaofBooks I‘m looking forward to more. I found this one very atmospheric and loved the lore of the setting. 1w
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AmyG
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@Rachel.Rencher This was just the lovliest book gift. Thank you so much. How lucky I was to win your wonderful giveaway! I read her first book and really enjoyed it so I look forward to this one. Have a wonderful holiday. 😘
#TheBookishCoupleGiveaway

Twainy I enjoyed this book. I‘m currently listening to her ARC of The Exiles. Happy Holidays 🎄 1mo
AmyG @Twainy Good to hear! Heappy Holidays to you! 1mo
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Decalino
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When Kieran returns home to Evelyn Bay after a long absence, reminders of the tragic events that drove him away are everywhere. After a young woman is found dead, long kept secrets begin to unravel, revealing the truth about that long ago day. Grief and guilt mark this slow burn story of loss in a small coastal town.

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AprilMae
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Thank you @TheAromaofBooks !!! I love it all!!! ❤❤🍁🍁 so sorry I was late opening it, but I am moving so I had to find where I put it lol @Bookgoil @Deblovestoread #LitsyLoveFallSwap

AmyG Pretty socks! 3mo
Deblovestoread Great box! Love the little pumpkin 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Hopefully your move is going well!! 3mo
Bookgoil Lovely package!! 3mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I think I would call this more a dramatic mystery than thriller.. but the ending was unexpected yet plausible and I enjoyed the narrator. First book done for #scarathlon #teamslaughter +16 points - and all the word search points (LOVE the word search!) @Clwojick

Clwojick Great job! 4mo
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Jnnlb
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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GypsyKat
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This book ruined my sleep for two nights in a row. So damn good! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Lizpixie She has a new one coming out in September! 7mo
MyNamesParadise Her next book is going to be another Aaron Falk novel which I‘m really excited for! In the US I believe it comes out in January. Also, you‘ve got some great books on your shelf there! 7mo
GypsyKat @Lizpixie @MyNamesParadise I agave loved all of her books, she‘s an auto-buy author for me! ❤️ 7mo
GypsyKat @MyNamesParadise Thank you! 🥰 7mo
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Gissy
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3rd book read by this author. Not my favorite but still like how author develops her stories in a slowly way, giving you the opportunity to know more the characters. I like character driven plots. Some parts were some kind predictable. I liked Kieran and how he managed his psychological situations. Also, I enjoy reading with the audiobook, for me, the narrator‘s accent amplify the story atmosphere, I feel emerged in the story, region, culture 4⭐️

Gissy April #BookSpinBingo @TheAtonaOfBooks

#2022ReadingGoals read more books from old tbr

#BacklistReadathon @SarahNightstand (YouTuber) prompt #1-read a book by favorite author (one of them) prompt #2-read a book that is collecting dust (old in tbr) #3 5 star prediction- it wasn‘t at the end🤷🏽‍♀️
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Kangaj1
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This was my #doublespin for March, and it was a hard decision to quit, but by 150 pages in I just did not care. This was also a #NewYearWhoDis pick for me from @Jerdencon. It's my 4th DNF in a row, so I think it's just me these days. At least I got through another #BOTM book. @thearomaofbooks

Erinsuereads Man that's rough! 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Look at all these books off the TBR! 😂 11mo
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Tineke
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This was a good book. It wasn't as atmospheric as The Dry, but it was still good. I love that she uses this theme of small town secrets in all her books. I would love some more secrets though. I was shocked at what happened between Kieran and his mother. Wow.
Glad to have read this one too.
TBR since February 2nd. 2022; 384 pages.

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Jnnlb
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Susanita
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Another great story from Jane Harper!
#February #12booksof2021

SilversReviews It was my first read by her…I liked it. 13mo
Andrew65 This is something I still need to read. 13mo
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MNreader
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rather_be_reading
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Why does trouble always ensue when you go back to your hometown?! This one dragged on a bit but threw some unexpected twists I didnt see coming. Murder has occurred in Evelyn Bay and it drags up a whole lot of past for Kieran and the town.

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rather_be_reading
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What a gorgeous day

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rather_be_reading
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Well thats a wrap on Halloween season. I sat here with my book in between trick or treaters bc we didnt get very many. 😪

BookishMadHatter It was a record high year for my house ... a whopping 7 lol. 1y
rather_be_reading @BooksAndYarn ya i got less than 10 1y
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rather_be_reading
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Fitting in some reading

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rather_be_reading
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Book 196

SomedayAlmost Good one. 1y
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Reviewsbylola
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I‘ve never read 200 books in one year. Never. It‘s been my GR goal for the past three years. In 2019 I almost made it, with 197 books. Last year I was close again, at 194. 2021 started off abysmally with a case of covid and a short-lived reading slump. I remember as the year started, I was feeling so sick and defeated. But here I am on 10/8 having finally met my goal! 🥳🥳🥳

Read-y_Picker OMG AMAZING!! Congrats!!! 🎉 🎉 1y
MommyOfTwo Woohoo! 1y
Mel That is fabulous - congratulations! 🥳 1y
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slategreyskies Yay!! 💥 ✨ 1y
TiredLibrarian Congratulations! 📚💐 1y
Megabooks Congratulations Steph!! 🎉🎉 1y
Nerdy_Bookworm Congratulations Steph!!!! ❤ 1y
Ruthiella Well done!👏👏👏 1y
BarbaraBB That is amazing! Congratulations 🎈 1y
TrishB Well done 😁 1y
MaureenMc 👏🎉👏 1y
BkClubCare Wow!! And still plenty of year remaining!!! 1y
BittersweetBooks Woohooooo 👏🏻 1y
IndoorDame Congratulations!!! 1y
Reggie Wow, great job!!! 1y
LeahBergen Holy 💩! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 1y
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 1y
Chrissyreadit Wow!! Congratulations 🙌🎉🙌 1y
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 1y
rather_be_reading WAY TO GO!! 🎉🎉 1y
vivastory Congrats 👏🎉📚 1y
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ferskner
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Can Jane Harper do any wrong? I didn't love this quite as much as The Lost Man but her damaged characters and focus on their natural environment is still so good.

#pop21 #booksetmostlyorentirelyoutdoors #booked2021 #setinaustralia @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I still need to get to this one 1y
LeeRHarry She really nails the Australian landscape 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage She‘s definitely on my list to read! 1y
ferskner @LeeRHarry I haven't been there but I feel like I can picture it all so well! She's so great. 1y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2021Book61
I've liked all of Harper's books so far, but this might be one of my favorites. She sets up the mystery so almost every character looks suspicious, and you're also never completely sure who you hope is innocent. She also does a great job in this book of making the setting feel almost like another character. The ending felt slightly abrupt, but I did like how she wrote the reveal of the murderer.

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Reagan
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A pick although bordering on so-so. Probably my least favourite of her books so far. Kieran and girlfriend Mia are back in their hometown helping his mom prepare to move out of her home due to her husband‘s rapidly advancing dementia. Of course, Kieran feels immense guilt about an unspoken of until a few chapters in mysterious accident and then there‘s also a disappearance. It‘s a mystery potpourri. Bring back Aaron Falk!!

TNbookworm Yes! Great review👍 2y
CoverToCoverGirl I bailed on this one, couldn‘t contact with any of it. The Dry and The Last Man were excellent though. 2y
Reagan Yeah, I don‘t blame you. Definitely compared to those two, it doesn‘t shine. 2y
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Reagan
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I just realized that this due back in 2 days and has 65 holds on it so buckle up!

I‘ve really enjoyed Jane Harper‘s other books and am reminded to watch The Dry with Eric Bana. Has anyone seen it?

(Special guest appearance by Whiskers on the couch)

LapReader This Aussie has! 2y
Reagan @LapReader is it so good? I‘ve got to track it down! 2y
LapReader I loved it. 2y
LapReader Can send you the DVD if you would like? 2y
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Ncostell
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I finished this at Six Flags while waiting for my kids who were riding the roller coasters. While this was not my favorite of Harper‘s books, it was still a good read set in a beach town in Tasmania. She always does a great job in bringing a strong sense of place to her works which I appreciate.

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OutAndAbout
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I‘m surprised by the mixed reviews on this. I found the characters engaging and the plot well executed. The end was a bit abrupt but closed the key character development and plot lines well. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good mystery, and I will pick up more of harpers work.

AvidReader25 I thought it was excellent! 2y
CarolynM I liked it a lot too. 2y
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DHill
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I‘ve been a fan of Jane Harper since the first. Looking forward to reading her latest novel.

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Aubgurl
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How many books is too many to take on vacation? I‘m sad I‘m going to miss my #botm box by a day, but I think I‘ve got some good books to keep me occupied.

Hooked_on_books There is no such thing as taking too many books on vacation! You need a selection, since who knows what you‘ll feel like reading each day? 2y
Aubgurl @Hooked_on_books so true!! And no one wants to be stuck without a book! 2y
SlytherinBookLady I take a backpack full of books plus my kindle and my book when going on vacation. Ya gotta have some choices 1y
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NikkiKey94
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I have never read a book by Jane Harper but I definitely plan on reading her others after finishing this one! I really enjoyed it and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I couldn‘t put this book down until I was done! 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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Macnjen
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I liked this book a lot; Jane Harper is a great author. I love her writing style, suspense and great audio narration.

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TrishB
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#kindleoffer
Some mixed reviews, but 99p 🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen That seems like a good use of #99P 🙌🏻❣️ 2y
Cazxxx I‘ve just bought this too! 😄 2y
TrishB @Cazxxx like @Cinfhen says a good use of 99p! 2y
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charl08 Wow, 99p! 2y
Oryx Yeah this one didn't do it for me and I bailed, but lots loved it. But worth a punt for 99p, you might love it 2y
Oryx I think it might be better on Kindle anyway, I read it on audio, and my main issue was tracking characters. Probably easier in print. 2y
Crazeedi @TrishB not as great as her others, but I think worth the read definitely 2y
Caroline2 I loved all her other books so hoping this one is just as good. 👍 2y
TrishB @charl08 @Oryx @Crazeedi @Caroline2 I‘m much more relaxed at 99p! 2y
CarolynM I liked it, mostly for the atmosphere. 2y
TrishB @CarolynM I‘ve liked her others I‘ve read 👍🏻 2y
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Gryffleclaw95
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ (3.5/5)

I was going to give “The Survivors” at least four stars, but overall I found myself disappointed with this read. This book had a decent plot and two different mysteries involved, but had slow pacing and a sub-par plot twist/reveal that ended abruptly. It needed at least another chapter or an epilogue, which made for an unsatisfactory ending.

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erank58
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So far, 2021 has been a year of failed high hopes...here's yet one off my "most anticipated" list that was a huge letdown ?

For me, this was an example of a "slow burn" that was NOT done right. The the plot was way too boring and the atmosphere was not well developed--not a good mix. I did like the characters, but they couldn't redeem this for me. I normally love Jane Harper's books, but this wasn't worth it.

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The_Heeler_Booklife
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Rating: 3.5/5 Stars
I really liked the build up and how the stories came together. I do feel like the ending was a let down and I needed more to see what the consequences would be and what the others would have thought.
#botm #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookreview #review #litsy #littens

Kappadeemom I had the same feeling 2y
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Minimalgrl
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About to grab lunch and start book 2 of my readathon TBR
#deweys24 #dewey24hourreadathon @DeweysReadathon

ShelleyBooksie I must have your sign!!! I have 4 cats ♡♡♡♡ 2y
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MelKelsey
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Book 46 Jane Harper's settings are typically not only integral to her stories but also powerfully-written. This was not the case with Evelyn Bay, Tasmania. The story was slow and only became engaging near the end. The characters lacked dimension. I expected more from The Survivors. ⭐⭐⭐

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BookBelle84
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Jane Harper writes the most clever mysteries. Her mysteries never feel formulaic or predictable. Just like her other novels this one kept me hooked from the first chapter. Loved it!

Ncostell I love her books too, she really knows how to write a tight, gripping mystery with a strong sense of place. Can‘t wait to read this one! 2y
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emmaturi
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Another good novel from Jane Harper. This time set in Tasmania, Kieran returns to his home town with his girlfriend and baby. A body is found on the beach and the town is awash with gossiup. Kieran has a past which still has consequences to this day. Secrets that were hidden now will come to light. I like her stand alone books but would like another Aaron Falk too.

charl08 Looking forward to reading this one! 2y
emmaturi Hope you will like it! @charl08 2y
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susanw
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Another good one from Jane Harper. Her writing is so atmospheric, the place is always a character and this one is no different. A slow burn, building and building never letting you guess what‘s coming. I‘ve done all her books on audio and they are great that way, the narrator, Stephen Shanahan does a fantastic job

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suzie.reads
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Was bored to tears for most of the book. The last 100 pages got better and it had a decent ending. It just wasn't for me literally took me weeks to read 😏

MelKelsey I agree! 2y
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Lindy
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The pounding surf, cold water, and cave-riddled cliffs are not just the setting of this novel set in a coastal village in Tasmania: they are integral to the story itself. Grief and guilt are explored in this rewarding, twisty, character-based mystery. #Audiobook read by Stephen Shanahan. #Ozfiction

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BridgetteM
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Jane Harper has quickly become one of my auto-buy authors. Loving this so far. #currentread

LeslieO Love her books. She kind of reminds me of Tana French, slow burn, character driven mysteries. My kind of book! 2y
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Lindy
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“Not a big reader?” Kieran said.
Lynn scrunched up her face. “I did read a book once. Wasn‘t for me.”

Leftcoastzen 😂She would love Litsy !😂 (edited) 2y
Lindy @Leftcoastzen Ha Ha ha! 2y
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One_With_Books
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I felt as if the ending was left unfinished. I think the author should have had the help arrive and Kieran tell what happened. That way the truth came out and the families could all get closure on what really happened that night of the big storm and what really happened to Bronte.
Other wise, I thought that the story was a delightful and quick read. Was a perfect fit for the thunderstorms and cloudy days I have had here where I live!

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Chelsea.Poole
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A reading picnic! Something for everyone to read (and eat — chocolate covered strawberries 🍓🍫)
Jane Harper is an auto read for me, always on audiobook. The Australian narrator is pure perfection to set the tone and atmosphere of the book. Two young women are murdered, 12 years apart. Kieran returns home and becomes entangled in solving both of the mysteries and in doing so, dregs up memories from his — and the town‘s past. Cont. ⬇️

Chelsea.Poole ⬆️ (from above) glad to have the physical book to follow along with to keep track of the characters and relationships between them. I was a bit put off at the beginning until I got a good hold on who was who. 2y
ICantImReading Oh this looks heavenly! This was my favorite by Jane Harper yet! 🍓🍫📚😍 2y
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AvidReader25
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This one pulled me in slowly, like the tide creeping up without my notice. A man returns to his childhood home in Tasmania despite heartbreaking memories. There‘s so much grief & blame in the town. Harper manages to create a whodunnit without it ever feeling that way. There are possible suspects and red herrings, but it‘s always about the characters. It reminds me so much of the BBC show Broadchurch. Harper has become a must-read author for me.

britt_brooke Nice review; gorgeous photo! 2y
AvidReader25 @britt_brooke Thanks! I read it while we were on vacation in Idaho this past week. It was gorgeous! 2y
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janeycanuck
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I can‘t think of anyone who writes scenery as well as Jane Harper does. This was an enthralling read. It didn‘t grab me quite as quickly as The Dry but it didn‘t take long. I love Harper layered the events of the past into the mystery of today, creating these deeply complicated characters.

Book 3/5 for #MarvellousMarch

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏 2y
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One_With_Books
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Soozee It looks just like a summer day in the UK! 😁 2y
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Tattooedteacher
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⭐️⭐️⭐️Unpopular opinion, I struggled with this one. Real slow for much of the book and I‘m the kind that needs to be grabbed and held on to. This just didn‘t do that for me. #booked2021

Come-read-with-me I had the same reaction. It was slow going. There were parts of the story I really liked but it didn‘t grab me. 2y
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