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The Passenger
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Lutz develops riveting suspense by slowly revealing the events that first sent Tanya/Amelia on the run, while pouring threats on her gritty heroines increasingly tenuous bids at survival. Binge-worthy fare, especially for those drawn to strong female protagonists (Booklist, starred review). From the author of the New York Times bestselling Spellman Files series, Lisa Lutzs latest blistering thriller is about a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past: youll want to buckle up for the ride!In case you were wondering, I didnt do it. I didnt have anything to do with Franks death. I dont have an alibi, so youll have to take my word for it... Forty-eight hours after leaving her husbands body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. Its not the first time. She meets Blue, a female bartender who recognizes the hunted look in a fugitives eyes and offers her a place to stay. With dwindling choices, Tanya-now-Amelia accepts. An uneasy?and dangerous?alliance is born. Its almost impossible to live off the grid today, but Amelia-now-Debra and Blue have the courage, the ingenuity, and the desperation, to try. Hopscotching from city to city, Debra especially is chased by a very dark secretcan she outrun her past? With heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, The Passenger is an amazing psychological thriller about defining yourself while you pursue your path to survival. One thing is certain: the ride will leave you breathless.
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suvata
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Pickpick

This an especially good twisty thriller by Lisa Lutz. I enjoy most all of her books.

“Forty-eight hours after leaving her husband‘s body at the base of the stairs, Tanya Dubois cashes in her credit cards, dyes her hair brown, demands a new name from a shadowy voice over the phone, and flees town. It‘s not the first time.”

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DarkMina
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Pickpick

152 of 2021. book3 for #spookoweenreadathon . Really enjoyed this story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Pages read: 1,013

#LitsyAtoZ #AbecedarianTBR

TheSpineView 👍📖📚 14mo
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tanya1512
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Pickpick

Excellent…the ending 50/50 expected but still great

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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Mehso-so

Between a Pick and a So-So.
In the beginning, this felt aimless like it lacked direction...rushed even. I couldn‘t get a feel for this character at all. Eventually, when she slows down for a minute it did get better. Overall there are aspects that were interesting and others that were kind of meh.

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EH2018
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Got my #lmpbc book back today, it was so nice to read with you @EadieB @Victoriahoperose @Hazel2019
Thanks for hosting @suvata
Thanks for the extra book @EadieB !!

EadieB You‘re welcome! 2y
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EadieB
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@EH2018 Here‘s your package with The Passenger and another surprise book from your Wishlist! Enjoy!

EH2018 Thank you @EadieB !!! 2y
EadieB @EH2018 You're welcome! 2y
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EadieB
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Pickpick

This is the story of a woman who creates and sheds new identities as she crisscrosses the country to escape her past. From heart-stopping escapes and devious deceptions, we are left to wonder…can she possibly outrun her past? One thing for sure; the ride will leave you breathless. This is a psychological suspense that will keep you turning the pages. This is my first Lisa Lutz book but won't be my last. Highly enjoyable book. Recommended.

suvata Sounds good so I added it to my TBR 2y
EadieB @EH2018 I‘ll be mailing your book back to you by this weekend. 2y
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EadieB @suvata I liked it very much! 2y
Hazel2019 Love your review! 😊 2y
EadieB @Hazel2019 Thanks! (edited) 2y
PurpleTulipGirl Having read the Spellman series from her, this was a harder read for me. It was good, but it wasn‘t my favorite of hers. 2y
EadieB @PurpleTulipGirl what was your favorite? 2y
PurpleTulipGirl Probably the first Spellman book. 2y
EadieB @PurpleTulipGirl Thanks! I'll read that one first. (edited) 2y
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EadieB
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#LMPBC #GroupT #Round9

@Hazel2019 Received these books from you today. Looking forward to reading both of these. Disclaimer looks really interesting and I love psychological thrillers. Thanks so much! Love the fall bookmark too!

Hazel2019 Hope disclaimer is a good one 😊 2y
EadieB @Hazel2019 It looks good to me! 2y
SilversReviews I read THE PASSENGER a while ago...very good. ENJOY!! 2y
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Hazel2019
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ really enjoyed this one. The story, the main character, the writing style. Don‘t want to give anything away. Wish it didn‘t have to end but it was time ☺️

This is one of my #LMPBC reads for #Round9 #GroupT and will be on its was to @EadieB on Monday 🍁

@suvata @Victoriahoperose @EH2018

9/26/20

EadieB Great! I'm sending my books out soon too! 2y
Hazel2019 @Eadie this is going to be the last one in the rotation! After that we‘ll be getting our own books back...time flies 😊 2y
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Circlejxrk
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Mehso-so

This one is hard to rate, because a part of me wants to like it, but the other part is like... why tho? There was a pretty big plot hole toward the end, it felt very rushed like the author was sick of writing it.

I realize that for fiction, one must suspend belief, but in certain types of fiction that becomes hard to do. This is one of those books. Too many plot holes and odd ball things happening with little to no explanation.

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Hazel2019
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🎊

Yuki_Onna 🤔 😂 💛 2y
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Hazel2019
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EadieB Looking forward to reading that one! 2y
Bette This is a fun read...all my coworkers read it and it was unanimous: we all liked it. ❤️😊 2y
Hazel2019 @EadieB just mailed it. You should have it by Thursday. 2y
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EadieB @Hazel2019 Great! I'll be mailing you a couple of books from your TBR towards the end of the week. Still downsizing my library. 2y
Hazel2019 @EadieB oh cool 😊 2y
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Hazel2019
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@Victoriahoperose I received the book today! Unfortunately, the envelope arrived with a note that it was received open (?). But the book is in good shape so that‘s all that matters. Will be starting next week.

#LMPBC #GroupT #Round9

Victoriahoperose @hazel2019 - did you get the bookmark and the card I sent?? 2y
Hazel2019 @Victoriahoperose no 😕 must have fallen out I‘m guessing. That sucks... 2y
Victoriahoperose Oh no. It was a handmade book mark that I ordered for you. That‘s seriously a huge bummer. Let me see if she can make a new one and send it directly to you. Ugh. I‘ve NEVER had this happen before. It doesn‘t make sense. I‘m so mad right now. You don‘t even know. (edited) 2y
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EadieB Looking forward to reading The Passenger! Hope you enjoy it! 2y
Hazel2019 @Victoriahoperose don‘t worry about it. Agreed it‘s a bummer but the post office has been so unreliable lately. 🙁I‘ve had another thing come open recently. 2y
Hazel2019 @EadieB thanks! So many good books this month! 2y
Victoriahoperose So I contacted the girl who made the first one and she is making a new one and sending it directly to you. Should be there next week for you. Sorry that the original one never made it 💕 2y
Hazel2019 @Victoriahoperose aww thank you ☺️ 2y
EH2018 @Victoriahoperose I sent out the next #lmpbc book yesterday and it should be getting to you soon! 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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I enjoyed this one. I don‘t want to say too much and spoil it for my #lmpbc group. I thought it was a unique story with a good ending. Parts of it I didn‘t love, but overall, I liked this book. Thank you for sharing. Will be sending out tomorrow with a bookish goodie. Sorry I didn‘t get to send something extra last time. Things got crazy with me not being well!

EadieB Can‘t wait to read it! 2y
Hazel2019 Yay! Can‘t wait to read it. I‘ll say extras are not required 😊 if you want to, feel free but no pressure. 2y
Victoriahoperose @Hazel2019 @Eadie @EH2018 I sent this out today. I accidentally deleted the email with all the addresses on it while I was at the shipping place. Can someone forward it to me when you get a chance for next month? So sorry to be a pain. My email is victoriahoperose@yahoo.com. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Hazel2019 @Victoriahoperose just sent it. Let me know if you got it. 2y
Victoriahoperose @Hazel2019 I got it. Thank you!!!! 2y
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amsu311
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I really, really, really love this book. Never thought Ms.Lutz can write a thriller like this. I know her from The Spellman Files.

#GoodReads2020Challenge

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RickW
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Pickpick

Detailed at first, but by about page 100 there was no putting the book down. I became engaged in the flawed protagonist.

Although there are one too many name changes creating confusion; and a few belief defying police stops, Lutz manages to tie everything together in the end. The gotcha moment at the end was predictable but the story ends with a relatively satisfying conclusion. The author succeeded in keeping me engaged. I do recommend it.

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TerriGreen
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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Even though I lost track of how many identities this main character assumed and despite her bad decisions, I was rooting for her every step of the way. Great twists. I really enjoyed this book. 4⭐️ book 30

Tracyantoon Glad you liked it! 😀❤️📚 3y
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PurpleTulipGirl
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Mehso-so

3.75/5 ⭐️

I‘m not really sure how I feel about this book. I wanted to stop reading several times, but wanted to know what happened to the MC in the end.

The MC has been on the run for 10 years, and we only find out why in the end. She‘s adopted multiple identities, just trying to survive. She meets the mysterious Blue, who upends her life even more.

If you‘re OK with dark stories about people trying to survive, you might like it.

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PurpleTulipGirl
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“When I found my husband at the bottom of the stairs, I tried to resuscitate him before I ever considered disposing of the body.”

I generally like Lisa Lutz‘s books because they‘re funny and a little twisted. This one feels different, darker. Darker than “The Swallows,” which had absurdity to lighten it a little. Maybe it gets lighter after page 58. I need something that‘s not dark and heavy right now.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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artkavanagh
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I read this in August 2019 and was bowled over by it. It starts like the narrative of a homicidal femme fatale but turns out to be surprisingly not what it seems. It slows down a lot in the middle but that fits the theme, which is partly about the tedium of being on the run. My attention was caught by a review of The Swallows, but The Passenger was cheaper

Photo by Morgan Dox; http://lisalutz.com/about/

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Tracyantoon
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Pickpick

Exceedingly implausible but a very fun ride! Lots of twists and turns-she‘s running from the law but you don‘t know why. You do have to suspend disbelief quite a bit which is normally a deal breaker for me but I enjoyed it and was able to go with the flow. This has been on my TBR for a LONG time. So glad I finally got around to it. 🚗🚓🧩😀

TerriGreen Glad you liked this one. I added this one to my Goodreads TBR back in 2016. I was really close to picking this one for my next audiobook. 3y
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Coleen
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Pickpick

Despite my rants about the audiobook reader in my previous post, I really enjoyed this book. It kept me wondering what was going to happen next and the characters were borderline shady enough for me to not know whether they were good guys or bad guys (main character included).

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Coleen
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I‘m enjoying the tagged book, but the audiobook reader is driving me nuts. Her inflections for male voices are awful and they all sound like they‘re talking in slow motion.
Has anyone ever given up on an audiobook because the reader was so bad? 🙄

Maude Yes, I often have to quit audiobooks because the reader bothers me, bad reading has made me dislike a book, that I later read myself and really liked. 3y
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bhmurray
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐⭐The Passenger is about a young woman who found her husband at the bottom of the stairs dead. She claims she did not do it, but she flees anyways so the blame is not put on her. I gave this book four stars because it had many twists and turns, but it did not fully give me a five star feel. I enjoyed this book and I actually really liked the character because she was morally grey which is my favorite aspect for a character.

rretzler Welcome to Litsy! 📖 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💗📖💗 3y
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Oil change reads

bhmurray I loved this book! 3y
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MommyOfTwo
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Thank you @Avanders ! This was a great pick me up after coming home from my grandpas funeral. I love these M&Ms too, I also really love the jalapeño ones too. #CBBC

BethM Sorry for your loss- hugs. 4y
Cinfhen Hugs to you 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 So sorry❤️ 4y
Avanders So sorry for your loss ?? I‘m glad this was a pick-me-up ? (and I‘ll have to check out the jalapeño m&m‘s!). 4y
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Jilly6183
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Pickpick

This is a slow burn without a ton of action, but I really enjoyed it. It kept me guessing and had a twist that I didn't anticipate, which doesn't happen often. Overall a solid read.

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christinehk
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Panpan

I was excited to read this book, however, it was hard to get through. I think I finished it simply b/c I had gotten too far into the book; I kept waiting for SOMETHING to actually happen. 🌟/5

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Conservio
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Decided to study at the campus library... and these are all taunting me

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Gnora
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Newest hobby! Cross stitch has really gotten me into audiobooks. 75% of this project was completed while listening to Lisa Lutz's The Passenger. #audiobooks #listeningisreading #bookishcrafts

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CatsCoffeeAndBooks
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Mehso-so

This book was...different. It made me feel weird emotions and I was uncomfortable quite a bit while reading it. Typically, I love that type of novel but I just can‘t describe why this book didn‘t sit right with me. I did really like the structure of the book and how it was broken up into many parts. The ending brought me some clarity and helped me appreciate the main character a little more. Overall ⭐️⭐️⭐️/ 5

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CatsCoffeeAndBooks
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Saw this book at Target and couldn‘t resist! Also the mug. And the chocolate.

rather_be_reading 😂😂 4y
bhmurray I also really enjoyed this book! 3y
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Bec_lectic
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Mehso-so

This book was just ok for me. I felt like the ending was underwhelming and really didn‘t tie everything together as well as I hoped. A few things i thought were not addressed and just forgotten about also. The book jacket suggests the pace is comparable to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train...mmmm no it‘s not.

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Ksoull
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Pickpick

Very gone girl theme, just what the doctor ordered

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vivian3
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Pickpick

👍🏼

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TheDaysGoBy
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Mehso-so

This was between so-so and a pan for me. From the very beginning I wasn‘t a fan of the main character, and I didn‘t always think her rationale/the things she did made sense. The plot was weird how it worked backwards, but the way it was setup made feel like I was seriously missing something. It wasn‘t what I thought it would be and the final “reveal” at the end left a bad taste in my mouth.

Beatlefan129 Your kitty is so cute! 🐱 4y
TheDaysGoBy @Beatlefan129 Thank you! He always seems to be glaring/miserable when I include him in my book photos 😂 4y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 4y
gradcat I ❤️ the cat... 4y
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Jadams1776
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Mehso-so

I was torn between pick and so-so for this one. I didn‘t love it but I also didn‘t hate it. It was entertaining enough for me to finish it, but it‘s not my favorite thriller. I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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SilversReviews
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#HeyJune
@GypsyKat
@Cinfhen

TICKET TO RIDE

“THE PASSENGER was clever and will make you wonder what Tanya's real story is and how she does escape every situation.​ Her escapades will have you on the edge of your seat.

Every time you turned the page a new twist and surprise was there. As every review has said: "It was a "wild" ride" and a ride that I really enjoyed.”

https://silversolara.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-passenger-by-lisa-lutz.html

Kappadeemom I liked this one too! 👍 4y
Cinfhen Good choice! This was a wild ride 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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AvidReader25
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Mehso-so

This one was average at best. If my book club hadn‘t picked it I probably wouldn‘t have finished it. It‘s basically the exact same premise as the backstory of Kate on LOST. Woman on the run with a dark secret. Unfortunately it felt repetitive and the big reveal wasn‘t great.

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Jess7
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I loved this one! 📚 “#ThePassenger‘s white-knuckled plot and unforeseeable twists make one thing for certain: the ride will leave you breathless...When the answers finally come, they are juicy, complex, and unexpected. The satisfying conclusion will leave readers rethinking everything and immediately turning back to the first page to start again. Psychological suspense lovers will tear through this thriller..” #Suspense 👀😱 #ReadingResolutions

TheFunkyBookworm Oh I really enjoyed this one too! 5y
shahn77 I love Lisa Lutz! 5y
RadicalReader @Jess7 Adored this book strongly recommend this novel to fans of suspense 5y
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readingallthetime
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My next audio book.

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rather_be_reading
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misprint 👓

introvertedbooks I love finding typos and stuff in books! 5y
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rather_be_reading
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LoverofLit I really enjoyed this one! 5y
thisbookends Awesome book! 5y
rather_be_reading @thisbookends @LoverofLit i ddnt really care for this one ,😢 5y
LoverofLit Awww sadness @rather_be_reading Are you a fan of the thriller mystery genre or was this a step out for you? Anything in particular you didn't care for? 5y
AvidReader25 I didn‘t love it either. 4y
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rather_be_reading
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Blue always managed to look cool as an iceberg.

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rather_be_reading
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...my nerves finally settled down to a slow vibration.

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rather_be_reading
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...one place I could visit that would restore my belief that the world wasn't composed of filth and sin.

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rather_be_reading
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...this plan had as many holes as a wiffle ball.

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rather_be_reading
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...quiet as a cave.

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rather_be_reading
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The panic inside me was like an overflowing river.

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rather_be_reading
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...a reminder that my life was like a game of Jenga: if one piece was out of place, my entire world would collapse.

Allkat Horrible feeling. 5y
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