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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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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. 2mo
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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! 📖 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💗📖💗 4mo
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Jbakesmcgee3
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Oil change reads

bhmurray I loved this book! 4mo
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MommyOfTwo
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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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. 6mo
Cinfhen Hugs to you 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 So sorry❤️ 6mo
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!). 6mo
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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
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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Decided to study at the campus library... and these are all taunting me

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Gnora
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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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 😂😂 9mo
bhmurray I also really enjoyed this book! 4mo
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Bec_lectic
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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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
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Pickpick

Very gone girl theme, just what the doctor ordered

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vivian3
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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👍🏼

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TheDaysGoBy
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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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! 🐱 13mo
TheDaysGoBy @Beatlefan129 Thank you! He always seems to be glaring/miserable when I include him in my book photos 😂 13mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 13mo
gradcat I ❤️ the cat... 13mo
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Jadams1776
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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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! 👍 1y
Cinfhen Good choice! This was a wild ride 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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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! 2y
shahn77 I love Lisa Lutz! 2y
RadicalReader @Jess7 Adored this book strongly recommend this novel to fans of suspense 2y
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readingallthetime
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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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! 2y
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rather_be_reading
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LoverofLit I really enjoyed this one! 2y
thisbookends Awesome book! 2y
rather_be_reading @thisbookends @LoverofLit i ddnt really care for this one ,😢 2y
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? 2y
Avidreader25 I didn‘t love it either. 1y
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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. 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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YAY for #litsypenpals ! A lovely surprise from @Aswenson ... I don‘t have a proper bathtub for bath bombs, but my mom does so next time I‘m there 😁 ... I have and have read ‘Milk and Honey‘ and ‘the princess saves herself in this one‘ but that‘s ok they are wonderful books. Also I now want a donut 🤤

Jess7 The Passenger is good! 2y
Aswenson I thought they sounded like you, but I didn‘t see them in your ‘read list‘.... shoot! Regifting to other fellow book lovers is certainly encouraged. 😉 2y
OrangeMooseReads @Aswenson 😊 I‘m thinking of a possible giveaway on here 2y
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Jess7
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Congrats @cobwebmoth !! 🎉🎉 Thank you for the opportunity to enter your generous giveaway. The tagged book had many exciting surprises. I highly recommend it if you enjoy psychological thrillers.

My Litsy TBR list includes several books I already own, but my Goodreads profile is updated. 🤗🤗

#SurprisedGiveaway @cobwebmoth

cobwebmoth Thanks! Sounds interesting! 2y
SilversReviews Congrats on your 1,000 followers. 2y
Jess7 @SilversReviews it‘s @cobwebmoth that is hosting the giveaway 🤗 2y
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SilversReviews OOPS...thanks for letting me know, @Jess7 CONGRATS @cobwebmouth 2y
Jess7 You‘re welcome @SilversReviews - if you want to enter checkout her page for details! Good luck! 2y
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SNM99
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I thought this book was excellent. It was a definite page turner for me. I thought the ending was just ok but it wasn't a disappointment either, it just wasn't amazing.

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SNM99
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"What we have to do is keep our heads straight. One fingerprint and the police can put you at the crime scene. Assuming you're in the system." -Blue
She is one smart woman trying to figure a way around the system.

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HelloImJez
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Pickpick

I finished this a couple of days ago. It's an easy read, although a little slow at times. I think my problem with mysteries/thrillers is that by the end, when everything is revealed, all that build up always seems such a waste of time.

I think I liked it, but didn't love it. Still a pick, but I don't think I'd read it again or recommend it with great enthusiasm (unless I thought it was a particular persons sort of book).

#LitsyAtoZ #LetterP

SilversReviews I read that a year or so ago. I enjoyed it. 2y
HelloImJez @SilversReviews Nice! I think overall it's a good book, it's just not for me. 😅 2y
SilversReviews @HelloImJez Everyone is different. 😍 2y
HelloImJez @SilversReviews Of course. 😊💕 2y
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HelloImJez
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz

"I'm not interested in conversation," I said, "so this transaction seems pretty simple to me. You want to talk. I don't want to talk. I win," I said.
"Women these days," the Salesman said. "They don't have any manners."
"No, they don't. That's what the women's movement was all about. Not equal rights, but the right to be rude. We don't have to make polite conversation anymore. So you might aswell find another way to keep busy," I said.

♀️?

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HelloImJez
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz

Felt I needed to post an update!

This book is a little tedious in places but I'm getting through it alright, so no complaints thus far! Just wish it wasn't so slow in places~

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Jschultzems
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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Mehso-so

An odd story of a girl on the run, meeting others on the run, but never really explaining why any of them are on the run until the very end. And the ending... it felt like the author decided the story needed to end and she wrapped it up in 2-3 quick chapters. So topics that had spent TONS of book space talking about were summed up in a page or two, leaving a very anticlimactic feeling.

Avidreader25 Completely agree! 1y
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Sophia.marnik
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Pickpick

I really like Lutz‘s books, but there is something about the way she writes that makes me think her books are humorous. And I guess they are not really. This one was quite sad, a bit suspenseful, but I suppose because the opening premise was ridiculous, I went in thinking I would laugh more. Still a good book, and I always want to read her next one.

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vrorgeron
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I started this book when I first bought it but only got halfway through the first chapter before getting caught up in something else. Time to give it another shot.

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Dragon
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Pickpick

I found this a fast paced thriller that kept me entertained over the past few days. In fact I finished halfway through the ferry ride . I liked the moral ambiguity of what may be a very unreliable narrator.

SilversReviews Oooo...this book was good. 2y
Dragon Thanks @SilversReviews totally agree! 👍🐉 2y
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Dragon
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The Passenger has hi-jacked me and I cannot put it down! Happy Caturday! Cali is all about catnaps😻#catsofLitsy

Christine11 Gorgeous kitty !! 😻 2y
batsy 😻😻 2y
Dragon Thanks @Christine11 @batsy she is a Scottish Fold. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled A Scottish Fold! So cool! 😻 2y
Dragon Thanks @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled she is so cute 🐈 2y
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Dragon
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Waiting for my car to be serviced. I find thrillers good for passing the time reading. They keep my attention but don‘t require a lot of serious thought. I‘ve seen some good reviews for this one on Litsy #blameitonLitsy

Avanders That's a really good point. I need to work them back into my rotation ☺️ 2y
Dragon Thanks @Avanders I‘m at the ferry terminal and thrillers are good for travel days too. 😀🐉 2y
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Beckys_Books
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Mehso-so

Hmmmm. Something with this book didn't completely click for me. We meet our narrator, who assumes many identites throught the book, after she finds her husband dead at the bottom of the stairs. Parts of the plot seemed to be added just to get to a page count, but did have me questioning how bad/good the narrator would actually turn out to be. I'm torn between Pick and So-So.🤔 Coin toss decided it. (Not really 😉)

Kaye I didn‘t like this one much either. 2y
SilversReviews I liked it 😎 2y
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Beckys_Books
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Took this off my sky high #tbr pile and read about 50 pages last night. Dead husband and unreliable narrator have me picking it back up this morning.

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VinceReads
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Bailedbailed

I hate not finishing books so I may pick up the print version. The audio is just awful, I can‘t take any more of the narrator‘s version of male voices.

GypsyKat A bad narrator can ruin a good book. 😕 2y
Kaye I really disliked this one myself. I‘m really not into that genre so maybe that was part of it. Hope you like the print copy better. 2y
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VinceReads
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The story is somewhat interesting but the narrator‘s insistence on making every male character sound like droopy dog is getting on my nerves.

ItsAngel It annoyed me that she overused certain words. 2y
SandyW 😲 That's one of the reasons I haven't gotten into audiobooks. 2y
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Pamwurtzler
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Pickpick

I could not put this down- I needed to find out what happened next. This is nothing like her Spellman books; it‘s darker and twisty. Really good!

Jess7 I‘m glad you liked it! 2y
SilversReviews A good read. 2y
Pamwurtzler @jess7 Thanks for the recommendation!! 2y
Jess7 You‘re welcome! 🤗 2y
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VinceReads
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Starting this one while I get stuff done around the house.

ItsAngel I really enjoyed this one! 2y
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RadicalReader
The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
Pickpick

Throughly enjoyed the pulse pounding blood racing as you followed along as Nora takes on multiple identities as she gets out of one situations into another. I STRONGLY recommend this book if you want to FEEL FEAR, PANIC and suspicion as you accompany Nora in the ride of YOUR LIFE will you know your identity by the final page?!

MinDea I actually just got this book as a gift! Great review! 2y
RadicalReader @MinDea thanks! Looking forward to reading your review and quotes as you read the masterpiece 2y
AmyG It was a fun read. 2y
RadicalReader @AmyG it is an incredible book now looking forward to checking out her other books because that book truly was an awesome introduction into her wonderful world of terrific thrillers 2y
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