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Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel
Confessions on the 7:45: A Novel | Lisa Unger
[A] taut, beautifully-written novel. Sarah Pekkanen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Anonymous Girl From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit. Be careful to whom you tell your darkest secrets Selena Murphy is commuting home from her job in the city when the train stalls out on the tracks. She strikes up a conversation with a beautiful stranger in the next seat, and their connection is fast and easy. The woman introduces herself as Martha and confesses that shes been stuck in an affair with her boss. Selena, in turn, confesses that she suspects her husband is sleeping with the nanny. When the train arrives at Selenas station, the two women part ways, presumably never to meet again. But days later, Selenas nanny disappears. Soon Selena finds her once-perfect life upended. As she is pulled into the mystery of the missing nanny, and as the fractures in her marriage grow deeper, Selena begins to wonder, who was Martha really? But she is hardly prepared for what shell discover. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of the timeless classic Strangers on a Train, Confessions on the 7:45 is a gripping thriller about the delicate facades we create around our lives.
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Breanne1
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Panpan

I felt this domestic thriller was repetitive in its message and in its plot points. The wrongs of men ignored by women in their life for far too long results in….this? I just can‘t get behind this plot line.

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janeycanuck
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Pickpick

Oh, this was good - I'm a bit burnt out on thrillers that are just one ridiculous twist after another so this slow, steady build of this until it exploded really worked for me. The twists were more like curves or bends that actually made sense and the tension was just right. I'm surprised I haven't read Unger before, if all of her work is like this, I've got a good time ahead of me.

Flaneurette Cool clock! 2w
britt_brooke Love this photo! 1w
janeycanuck @Flaneurette thanks! I really need to remember to change the batteries in it but it‘s in the guest room, which hasn‘t had a guest in two years………. 1w
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Allkat
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Pickpick

This one kept me guessing. I haven‘t read anything else by this author and would give her a few 🌟 for this one. Another find through my overdrive. Can‘t resist the suggestions lately from them. #AVerryMerryReadathon. #Adventathon. #wintercosy.

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Anya09
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Minibooktalks16
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Book 8 for 2021

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BookLineNSinker
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On chapter 9 of Confessions on the 7:45 and might I say that Anne seems to have the traits of psychopathy, I'm intrigued!

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!you will love it here!! 3mo
BookLineNSinker Thank you I'm so glad I discovered it!!! 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! This is an amazing group of people!! ❤️ 3mo
Ruthiella Welcome to Litsy! 😀 3mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂
Check out #LitsyEvents for a varied listing of fun-related happenings within this neighborhood of fellow readers.🤗
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SimoneFroelich
Mehso-so

This week I finished this one which is the first audiobook I‘ve ever listened to.
Unfortunately it‘s not the best thriller I‘ve read and I wasn‘t really a fan of the many changes in perspective. Sadly it also didn‘t really surprise me.

It‘s important to mention that I don‘t really love listening to audiobooks so my opinion might be influenced by that 😅 Reading a physical book is definitely something I enjoy more!

3/6📚

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NikkiKey94
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Pickpick

I‘ve never read anything by Lisa Unger before and I was thrilled with this novel! I really enjoyed it and I couldn‘t put it down! I already want to read her other books! 🌟🌟🌟🌟!

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swishandflick
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Pickpick

I found this to be an intriguing psych thriller - the twists kept me just off balance enough to really keep me turning the pages. Today was a "do nothing but lay in bed and read" kind of day and this really fit the bill! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Geemom1118
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Candle is called Sunshine and Daffodils, the flowers are cheery so it‘s time perfect for diving into this one.

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WonderlandMind
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I ended up throughly enjoying this domestic thriller. At first, the multitude of perspectives kept throwing me off. It felt disjointed, but towards the middle of the book, it got much better and all started adding up. Some of the adding was a surprise, but some plot points were easy to put together. It had a decent ending and I‘d recommend it to a thriller lover.

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Veebee
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Pickpick

An engrossing psychological thriller, with vivid writing and well fleshed woman characters.

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Kgaudiuso
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Pickpick

I liked the twists and turns of this book! It was an easy book to pick up and put down and the story was interesting and fun to read. Not a real thought provoker, or anything I‘d recommend for a book club, but a good weekend book!

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Jae-G
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So Lisa Unger has done it again. This novel was everything I needed for this month. It made me view con artists in a different way. Even though you‘re married to someone, how well do you truly know your partner? How one can have so many identities? Maybe being with someone who is predictable is better than being with someone who is wild/free-spirited. Once a cheater, always a cheater. How can someone who does bad things, have a good heart?

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Jae-G
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I am so excited to read this novel! This book was given to me by one of my coworkers as a birthday gift (Feb.22). Lisa Unger is my favourite author so I know I will enjoy her latest novel to the fullest 🥰😊

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perfectsinner
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Pickpick

Overall I really enjoyed this book. It's the type of book I don't read a lot of, so i never see the twists coming. This kept me intrigued and engaged and i liked the way the puzzle pieces all fit together. I'd probably try another of hers in the future.

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perfectsinner
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Halfway thru and should finish it today. It isn't my usual type of read but once in a while I like reading these types of books. Still don't know where it's going 🧐

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perfectsinner
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I stopped at my library. I was looking for 2 specific Stephen King books, The Green Mile & The Shawshank Redemption. They had neither. 😐
They had these 3, though, that were all on my want to reads list, so these are my weekend reads. I haven't felt like anything i have at home, anyway.
I'm going to start with Confessions because I always go by page count when I can't decide.

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KristenDuck
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Pickpick

Selena seems to have the perfect life with a house, a husband and two little boys. But we never really know what goes on behind closed doors, and Selena has just learned her husband Graham is sleeping with the nanny.

After catching them on her nanny cam, Selena meets a stranger on the train and confesses what she just learned about her husband.

Only days later, the nanny disappears.

Who is the stranger from the train?

Definitely recommend!

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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

This was twisty and engaging. I was certainly invested in seeing how the story played out and I was not disappointed. One of the things I liked best was that- good or bad- all the characters were nuanced, with shades of grey. The evil characters had positive traits while the good ones had unattractive traits and even the most morally neutral characters weren't "flat." They all seemed real.

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Branwen
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Roxas is helping me enjoy this new thriller! It's so good! 😱 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas

Crazeedi Awwww soooo sweet! I miss my kitties sooo much 13mo
Leftcoastzen 😻adorable! 13mo
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KimToro916
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Mehso-so

I was on the waiting list at the library for a long time for this book and expected more 🤷🏻‍♀️. It was good but not great.

Bakingbookworm I‘m just over half way and feel the same way. It‘s not engaging me and there‘s no tension. It‘s more of a contemporary fiction read. I may DNF it. 12mo
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Karisa
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#JumpStart2021 @Clwojick @Lizpixie

I could see my current read (well, one of them) as a potential #BeachRead, thriller type. I'm not connecting with the characters and about to set it aside for now though. Maybe I would enjoy it more if it was summer here too? 🤷‍♀️

Lizpixie There‘s not much sun here either currently. It‘s rained since before Xmas every day! Huge thunderstorms⛈⚡️⛈ 13mo
Karisa @Lizpixie Oh no! Does that pose any fire risks with the lightning? Our news has been so dominated by covid and him-who-shall-not-be-named, I feel like I never hear about the rest of the world 13mo
Lizpixie Normally it would but we‘ve had so much rain the past month so everything‘s pretty much soaked through. January‘s usually 35-43C with minimal rain but with La Niña conditions we‘ve had over 40mm of rain in just the past week! 13mo
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Bakingbookworm I‘m thinking of setting this book down. I‘m at 56% and I‘m forcing myself to pick it up. It‘s not living up to its hype for me. 12mo
Karisa @Bakingbookworm I hear you! I could not relate to,connect with, or enjoy the characters at all. 12mo
Bakingbookworm @Karisa I DNF‘d it and didn‘t look back. I kept wondering why so many people raved about it as I read it. 11mo
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Godpants
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Mehso-so

It was fine? I finished it, but I‘m probably not going to continue to seek out her books.

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Judybskt
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1. Peloton - we‘ve had in since November but I‘m really starting to see it‘s value in the new year.

2. Celebrating 30 years with this guy!! Our Anniversary was on Tuesday.

#thankfulthursday
@Cosmos_Moon

Lauram Happy Anniversary 13mo
Megabooks Happy anniversary! 13mo
Kdgordon88 Happy Anniversary! 13mo
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DAB Happy Anniversary and congratulations on the 30 years. Blessings.
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Cosmos_Moon Congratulations! 13mo
SilversReviews Happy Anniversary!! 13mo
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Godpants
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So I stopped reading Lisa Unger books a few years ago because of some questionable undertones/politics I read in her books. It was not one thing but many things that I was finding from book to book. I‘ve seen some good reviews for this one so I‘m going to give her another shot.

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BookDragonNotWorm
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Pickpick

You meet a stranger on a train. You confide your secrets. Wouldn't it be easier if your problems just went away? And then they do.

Then the stranger calls. But what do they want? What did they do? And once your life has been turned upside down, what will you?

This crafty thriller kept me turning the pages as lightening speed! A solid, suspenseful mystery!

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samanthagutt
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Pickpick

Just made my 2020 reading goal with this book and what a way to end the year! Fantastic, fast-paced thriller that was right up my alley ☺️ so ready for 2021!

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Librarybelle
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Pickpick

Talk about stranger danger! One night, in an uncharacteristic move, Selena divulges a dark secret to a stranger on a train. The result is a cataclysmic unwinding of everything Selena knows.

This is a dark thriller and one I found gripping. I kind of guessed some of the twists, but the way Unger plays them out is mesmerizing.

Note to self...it‘s best to be an introvert and to not engage anyone in conversation!

#Vladimir #catsoflitsy

Mitch That looks like a lovely afternoon 👍🏼 13mo
Librarybelle @Mitch It‘s a perfect day! 13mo
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Judybskt
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Pickpick

Wow!! Excellent book - couldn‘t put it down!

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Judybskt
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The tagged book is the answer to 1 & 2. Loving it!!

The Indigo Girl because it is our February book club read.

@rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

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Judybskt
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Coffee, treat and a new book.

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suzie.reads
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Pickpick

Fantastic read really kept me engaged and had a great ending #Murder2020 (book 99)
Hardly read the past week as I thought I had covid, luckily test was negative and its just the nasty flu 🤒😷🤢

Hazel2019 Oh no! Flu is definitely awful but so glad your COVID results were negative! 13mo
suzie.reads @Hazel2019 so am I! Missing the best week in work with the children. Going back in tomorrow for the last 3 days 😊 13mo
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CindiB
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Pickpick

A wife & mother changes the baby cam to another room and sees her husband having sex with their nanny. A few days later she watches a 2nd encounter. Distraught, confused and panicked she boards the commuter train home where she sits besides a woman. A connection is made, a grief & humiliation shared. She leaves the train not knowing she‘s been set up. Complex, intriguing, dark, & layered. This is unflinching, honest, and compassionate. 4.5/5

BookwormM Sounds intriguing 13mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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Pickpick

This was the soapy, scandalous “upper middle class people behaving badly” intrigue I was HOPING for from The Undoing on HBO. This was much more successful in that regard. Great fun.

eanderson Im kicking myself for not snatching this up when it was a kindle deal. 🤦‍♀️ 13mo
MicheleinPhilly @eanderson I‘m sure you‘ll get another chance! 13mo
ValerieAndBooks Ooh! I like these type of stories! Stacking. 13mo
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Come-read-with-me
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Pickpick

Strangers on a Train it isn‘t, but it is a fair imitation. I had to suspend the logical part of brain during parts of the book, but thoroughly enjoyed this as a diversionary weekend read. There was a twist at the end that I didn‘t expect, but it made perfect sense in tying up the strings of the story. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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JMEdwards
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Pickpick

Interesting psychological thriller. I really enjoyed the author's insights into human nature. Quick read.

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Becker
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Pickpick

Page turner and a fast easy read. 😮

SilversReviews So good....LOVE this photo. 14mo
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

Not as wildly implausible as many thrillers, but still a little far fetched. Admittedly, this is not a genre I usually like, but this was better than many others I‘ve read. #hoopla

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Cazxxx
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Next up on kindle, excited for this one!

SilversReviews Enjoy!! It‘s so good. 1y
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Tera0707
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🖤❤️🤍🖤❤️ (sorry, I‘m so stressed I can‘t even think of a proper review except to say I really liked this one and how it all came together)

Butterfinger That is enough and I hope tomorrow is better. 1y
Tera0707 @Butterfinger thank you! ☺️ 1y
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Lsmoore43
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CONFESSIONS ON THE 7:45 by Lisa Unger
From master of suspense Lisa Unger comes a riveting thriller about a chance encounter that unravels a stunning web of lies and deceit.
Be careful to whom you tell your darkest secrets…
This book is so good. You do not want to miss it. 5/5 stars
Full review here: https://tinyurl.com/yyhj4sjw
If you like please give me a follow. 🤓

Nute I was going to bypass this book, but I‘m quickly changing my mind. 1y
Lsmoore43 @Nute If you like good thrillers you will love this one. Don't bypass it. It very good. 😏 1y
Nute Stacking!🙂 1y
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Lsmoore43
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She watched. THAT was her gift. To disappear into the black, sink into the shadows behind and between.

#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Tera0707
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Just started this one and I‘m already loving it! 🖤

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KatieDid927
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Just got your package @LibrarianRyan , thanks so much! Ginger is excited too. #catsoflitsy

LibrarianRyan Yeahh. Hopefully you didn‘t have it yet. 1y
Sparklemn Your cat is sweet. ❤️ 1y
KatieDid927 @LibrarianRyan I did not, thanks again! 1y
KatieDid927 @Sparklemn Thanks 😊 1y
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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I found this to be not only engaging but totally twisted in a good way. I had the most fun trying to figure it all out and usually just when I thought I did...I was floored by the depths that this story went to.

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Howseldomtheydo
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A walk in between chapters. #currentread #fall

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JHSiess
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🚈 ℂ𝕦𝕣𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕥𝕝𝕪 ℝ𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘⁣ 🚉

Wednesday night . . . over halfway to the weekend & finally have time to read!⁣

And then! THAT moment. You know the one. That magical, mystical moment . . . when you figure it out! 🙅‍♀️⁣

Oh, Lisa Unger, you're very sneaky!⁣

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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MsMelissa
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This is a good, albeit somewhat predictable, thriller. I‘ll have to try another of Unger‘s many novels.

#OutstandingOctober
📚 Finish Confessions on the 7:45 ✅

Andrew65 Well done. This is an author I need to try. 👏👏👏 1y
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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Currently reading... However, my TBR is growing rapidly, and it stresses me out. I just have so many books I want to read! And the new Lisa Jewell book came out today, which I pre ordered. 😬😨📚

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