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56 Days
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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No one even knew they were together. Now one of them is dead.56 DAYS AGOCiara and Oliver meet in a supermarket queue in Dublin and start dating the same week COVID-19 reaches Irish shores.35 DAYS AGOWhen lockdown threatens to keep them apart, Oliver suggests they move in together. Ciara sees a unique opportunity for a relationship to flourish without the scrutiny of family and friends. Oliver sees a chance to hide who--and what--he really is.TODAYDetectives arrive at Oliver's apartment to discover a decomposing body inside.Can they determine what really happened, or has lockdown created an opportunity for someone to commit the perfect crime?
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caitlin.reads.books
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Excellent book! I picked this one up on recommendation from The Currently Reading podcast and was not disappointed. 5⭐️

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StellaDz
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This book had me going till the end. Howard is a pro at leading you down the wrong path, making you think you know all the things, and you really KNOW NOTHING! The COVID setting in Ireland, makes for the perfect scenario where two people are forced to make decisions in order to stay together, and clearly, sometimes that is detrimental.

FYI: I chose not to meet people or move in with them during COVID, and this just justifies that🤣

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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What a better book for Friday the 13th than a COVID thriller? 😳 #currentlylistening

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bthegood
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Perfect - a body is found during the pandemic - 56 days earlier two people with secrets meet - the story unfolds - twists and turns everywhere -
Howard does a great job capturing the mood of people early on in the Pandemic (she wrote it during that time)-
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#Two4Tuesday thanks for the tag @TheSpineView
1. yes on occasion
2. none right now - tagged book could become a standard for stories taking place during COVID

bthegood I appreciate that Howard wrote a story that takes place during the pandemic - it is one of the first ones I've read 🙂 4mo
TiminCalifornia Ah, I see you were already tagged! :-) 4mo
TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 4mo
bthegood @TiminCalifornia no worries - thanks for thinking of me - 4mo
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Lizthewiz
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Another great thriller/mystery to add to my list. I enjoyed the twists and turns in this one more than I thought I would. Just when I was starting to figure things out, something else came and surprised me again! Definitely recommend this one if you like twists and turns that you don‘t see coming… for miles and miles!

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bthegood
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“It's like one of those viral videos taken inside some swanky apartment complex, where all the slim and fit thirtysomething residents are doing jumping jacks behind the glass railings of their balconies while the world burns.“

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

make a great day everyone - 🙂

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bthegood
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Here is my #BookSpinBingo for March @TheAromaofBooks
I finished one book yesterday and the Gideon Falls books I'm doing as groups (Volumes 1-3 and then 4-6). The books in red I am currently reading -

make a great day everyone 🙂

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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youneverarrived
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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It‘s not very often I read thrillers but the fact this was set during the pandemic & lockdown had me intrigued. It felt a bit surreal reading it at first but I thought it was done really well. The author states she hopes it was entertaining and that‘s exactly what it was. A few too many changes/twists near the end for me but I was hooked throughout. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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lele1432
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Come for possible murder, stay for the twisted meet-cute and Dublin descriptions! Reading this Covid lockdown mystery was surreal, and I thought the dual timelines plus 3 POVs were well done. The story didn‘t go in quite the direction I thought it would, but it was unexpectedly romantic at times and made me think about child crimes. I wish the ending had more resolution but this was 3.5 - 4⭐️s! A trip to Ireland is definitely on my bucket list.

lele1432 Spoilers ahead because I do have some questions lol. 😅 4mo
lele1432 Was Laura really Ciara? Did we ever get a definitive answer? I finished this at like 3am so maybe I missed it. Wouldn‘t Oliver have remembered Shane had a sister with that name? And if Ciara felt like Oliver proved to her Shane could have been good when she thought he was primarily responsible, why couldn‘t she continue that line of thinking for Oliver when he told her the truth?? 4mo
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lele1432
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After 2 years, I‘m ready to try a Covid-era novel. I admit I skipped over this #BOTM pick months ago because a lot of their thrillers don‘t appeal to me, but reviews swayed me with this one. It‘s starting off quite good! A dual timeline with a dual POV that was just revealed and has immediately got my spidey-senses tingling…🤔

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ShelleyBooksie
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This was a smart mystery that kept me guessing. Lots of twists that I did not see coming. This is one of those books where you cannot say a lot without giving the plot away.
Potential trigger warning - this book is set during covid and it plays a big part in the story.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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56 Days is well written, well paced, with tantalising clues and a couple of truly excellent fake-out twists. The couple barely know each other when they‘re forced into the pressure cooker pandemic situation, so the reader gets two (or more?) very different perspectives on the same events. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/56-days-catherine-ryan-howard/

LeahBergen I want to read this! 😮 5mo
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JamieArc
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BarbaraBB Lol, yes!!! 5mo
Booksarelifeaddict 😳🤭 5mo
Tera66 Oh no😄 this poor girl! 5mo
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MallenNC
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#Two4Tuesday

1. Fast moving. I love plot driven page turners.
2. This book is a thriller set during the early days of the pandemic. I thought it was very twisty and it made me want to read more of this author.

@TheSpineView

Kappadeemom I really liked this one too! 5mo
MallenNC @Kappadeemom I thought I had it figured out a couple of times but I was wrong! 5mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 👍📖 5mo
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quietjenn
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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After being on the library waiting list for ages, this came in (and then expired) while I was out of town/ not coming in to the office. And I'm too impatient to just wait my turn again, so here we are.

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MallenNC
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If you can take reading a thriller set during the pandemic this one is really good. The structure and pacing kept me guessing. This is my first book by the author but I‘ll definitely be reading her backlist.

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DarkMina
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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188 of 2021. This was just okay for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

BookDragonNotWorm I thought the way it time-hopped was a purposeful distraction for the way the tension kind of fell flat. 6mo
DarkMina @BookDragonNotWorm I liked that too. 6mo
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tjwill
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Will this make a good jury duty book, or should I go with something lighter?

Megabooks It will keep your attention. Or at least it kept mine! 6mo
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Anna40
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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The Covid setting is depressing. But. It‘s a good thriller, didn‘t guess the twists. Highly recommend!

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CBee
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A bit weird and fidgety reading a book written about the start of COVID (and here we are again, never ending it seems, but I digress). BUT! This was a first rate mystery, thought I had it figured out and was pleasantly surprised to find out that I was totally wrong 😂
Highly recommend!!

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BookishTrish
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Love in the time of COVID gone horribly wrong. Set in Dublin. I really enjoyed this thriller. Am not-so-secretly delighted my time spent reading ends in 56.

Kappadeemom I liked it too! 6mo
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Minervasbutler
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Ciara and Oliver, both twenty-something newcomers to Dublin meet, apparently by chance, just a couple of weeks before Dublin goes into full-blown lockdown. And as it does, Ciara makes the momentous decision to move into Oliver's swish apartment. But it soon becomes clear that Oliver's past holds a dark secret... (cue doomy music). First rate thriller.

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Cazxxx
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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A domestic thriller set during lockdown In the Covid pandemic. This was a decent thriller which was a good way to pass a couple of hours today. I enjoyed it and would like to see what else this author has to offer

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MicheleinPhilly
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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A really clever and timely thriller that I enjoyed thoroughly. Remember the good old days when we thought this would all be behind us if we stayed home for 2 weeks? 😂

LeahBergen Yep. 😭 7mo
Ruthiella Yes, I remember. 😭😆 (edited) 7mo
TrishB Oh yeah. Last Easter. 7mo
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB We actually started quarantining much earlier than the official date as I got terribly sick in the first week of March. Testing was scarce at that point so we just hunkered down and then were forced to. I do remember buying something like 15 bottles of wine when they announced the initial lockdown though. And then by day 2, we were 4 bottles in. 😂 7mo
Cathythoughts I remember.. we have restrictions coming in again on Tuesday… 🙁more wine will be needed 👍🏻 7mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts more wine always helps! Cathy- U.K. govt pretending we don‘t need any more restrictions 🤷‍♀️ I think we‘re all experienced in this roller coaster! 7mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB don‘t get me wrong , I‘m really glad restrictions are coming in .. opening night clubs was a crazy move ! They will be closed again now , thank god. I want our children & young people to be able to go back to education after Christmas. We‘ll have to wait and see what Omicron is up to 🤞🏻 7mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts exactly ❤️ 7mo
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Addison_Reads
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Catherine Ryan Howard has now become a must read author for me and this is the first book I've read by her. 😀

Howard has delivered a phenomenal thriller and the way she uses the pandemic in the story made it unsettling and more believable.

Highly recommend this one to mystery/thriller fans.

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Johanna414
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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My principal asked for some book recommendations over the weekend - it's always fun getting messages like this and knowing your suggestions hit the mark!

Aims42 Yes, definitely a great feeling! That goes in the ‘win‘ column 🙌🏻 7mo
peanutnine Oh I love that! 7mo
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Johanna414
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I was a little unsure how reading a book about the pandemic would make me feel, especially since we are seeing a major surge in my area again right now... but I actually really liked this! I guessed a couple of the twists, but not all of them and I liked the ending. I will definitely be reading more from this author!

vivastory CR Howard is one of my favorites that I read for the first time this year. I recommend 7mo
Johanna414 @vivastory thanks! I'll definitely check that one out! 7mo
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atl_scfl
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Love in the time of Covid. Set in Dublin, one week or so before the country shutdown. Oliver and Ciara meet at the grocery store and begin dating. After moving in during the 2 week quarantine, one is dead and everyone has secrets. Told from 3 points of views and jumping back and forth between 56 days ago to today (and in between). Surprisingly, it was easy to follow. Several twists and turns! Definitely recommend this book!

Bec_lectic I had this one on my list! Glad it‘s good 😊 7mo
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Grizzlan
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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The problem with this book ... is me. It was hard to follow the jumping timelines and I'm not a huge fan of open endings.

Otherwise the storytelling was riveting and the twists weren't predictable. I was on an emotional roller coaster the entire book and was unsure who to like or not.

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fredamans
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Decalino
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I've had uncharacteristic trouble finishing books lately, but this twisty thriller was a page-turner. Set in Dublin at the onset of the pandemic, the story jumps backward and forward in time as two newcomers to the city impulsively decide to spend the lockdown together. It opens with a dead body, so it's clear something goes horribly wrong, but I did not see that ending coming at all. Good stuff.

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Chelsea.Poole
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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My second from this author; she‘s been getting some love here on Litsy and I can see why. I really appreciate thrillers than come together well and make sense, plus both of Howard‘s I‘ve read are set in Ireland. Though a bit repetitive, it does help to understand the different perspectives on the events. COVID as a plot device! I have a feeling we‘ll be seeing more of this!

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NikkiKey94
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When this book first came out I swore I would never read it because the main theme is COVID. Why would I want to read a book that takes place during COVID when I‘ve lived it myself? Well how wrong I was. I should‘ve read it when it first came out because it was so good! I‘ve told myself not to judge a book anymore if it takes place during COVID. Now I‘m curious to see how many more books are published about COVID! 4🌟!

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MaleficentBookDragon
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Pocky!!!
Thank you @MidnightBookGirl for this fantastic #AllHallowsReadSwap package!
Both books are on my wish list (and have now moved up on my TBR) and I appreciate the support of my Pocky habit. 😈
Thank you so much!

MidnightBookGirl Loved doing this swap and I'm also happy to support a Pocky habit! 8mo
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IndoorDame
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This is the first book I read about Covid. I did enjoy it so I‘m giving it a pick, but I think I was more excited about the idea of this book than the execution. The basic premise is 2 people who don‘t know each other move in together so they can explore a relationship during lockdown, 56 days later 1 ends up dead. This is told in 3 voices, & the timeline jumps around in an intriguing, but slightly confusing way. #Scarathlon2021 #TeamSlaughter +16

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ChaoticMissAdventures
56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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I enjoyed this, a great way to do a pandemic book as we are still in it.
I love an unreliable narrator and this had many. Lots of twists and turns, not that you will not know the twists but the ride is fun.

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magyklyXdelish
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An edge of your seat thriller (more mystery to me honestly) that had me hooked from the beginning. The only thing keeping it from being a 5 is the ending had a few plot holes in my opinion

15 for thriller + 90 for hours read = 105 pts for #TeamSlaughter

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Sorry to all my #LitsyLove peeps. I know I have been MIA in letters lately. I promise I will try to start catching up soon.

 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you so much for this beautiful bookmark 😻

Moonprismpower I think we have all slowed down a bit. Life just happens. ❤️⭐️🧙🏻‍♀️🎃🤩 9mo
TheAromaofBooks I'm definitely WAY behind as well!! Kind of looking forward to winter when things seem to calm down a bit & lend themselves to quieter activities like letter-writing!! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome! It was one of my favorites! 🎃🧡 9mo
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bookandbedandtea
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Every time I thought I understood who these characters were and what was going on something changed and everything changed! Which caused my sympathies to flip flop several times. This story kept me on my toes; I really enjoyed it.

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marleed
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Considering how quickly this story went to print, I thought it was really good. I loved the setting - when reading the pandemic, I‘d prefer to read about how it‘s going down outside the U.S. politics. …I‘m left thinking about authors out in the world with new resolutions, character‘s named, contemporary 2020 plot line in place, typing away on 2Jan2020. And then Covid hits, and that story cannot remain what it set out to be.

Cathythoughts I need to read some of this author!Thats Grafton Street … or is it off O‘Connell Street ! Grafton ! .. I havnt been there since Covid 😢 flipping Covid … (edited) 9mo
marleed @Cathythoughts I dream of visiting Ireland some day! 9mo
Cathythoughts I hope you do !! We could meet up 👍🏻😁 9mo
marleed @Cathythoughts I would love that! 9mo
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Rissa1
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I had been putting this off because I wasn't sure I was in a place to read about lockdowns. Thanks to #Scarathlon2021 I have now added it to my read list and am so glad I did. This was full of twists I did not see coming. If you have been putting this off, stop.

#TeamSlaughter #Readlikehellathon #Spookoween #Wickedathon @Clwojick

Clwojick Stacking! 9mo
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magyklyXdelish
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Next up! I‘m excited to read this covid thriller!

Got “Fat Butt” for my reading buddy this morning 🐈‍⬛

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 9mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Ciara & Oliver are both new to Dublin , they hit it off after meeting in a grocery queue. After a few dates , the pandemic arrives , do they dare shelter together to see where the relationship might go? Many plot twists & timely reveals make this a great read . I will definitely be looking to read Howard‘s other books.

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JenlovesJT47
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I was wary of reading anything set during lockdown but I‘m glad I picked this from #BOTM — a solid thriller set in Ireland at the beginning of lockdown, we go back and forth during 56 days to unravel the story of Oliver and Ciara — there are lots of well-done twists and it had me on the edge of my seat. Very well done and hard to put down. 5⭐️

#thriller

Rissa1 I just started this. 9mo
JenlovesJT47 @Rissa1 I hope you enjoy it! I had a hard time putting it down. 9mo
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fredamans
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A slice of creepiness that I needed! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5

Read full review: http://www.fredasvoice.com/2021/10/56-days-catherine-ryan-howard-41.html

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Leftcoastzen
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The only thrills & chills I want on this Saturday night are between the covers of this book . My first reading of Howard , I read good things here on Litsy .

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Hooked_on_books
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I feel that a truth of mystery/thriller writing is that the author has to keep things from the reader until the info is best used in the narrative. Some authors are not great at this and/or use gimmicks to do it. But it‘s something CRH excels at. I liked the plot of this but just loved that she was able to hide those pertinent bits from me. So glad I discovered this author!

vivastory Such a brilliant book! Her next one sounds like it might be a bit of a departure 9mo
Hooked_on_books @vivastory At first the returning to the same event from a different character‘s perspective threw me a little, but she really made it work! I don‘t know anything about her next one. What is it? 9mo
vivastory Her brother is an actor & during the filming of a horror movie set in the woods they had to warn local residents beforehand that if they heard people screaming, don't be alarmed because they were filming. She said it's going to be more of a meta horror story, like Cabin in the Woods 9mo
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Well-ReadNeck
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fredamans I just finished this one! 😊 9mo
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jenniferajanes
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This thriller follows two main characters and explores their pasts and how and why they intersect during the COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020. It‘s a very interesting setting because of the restrictions imposed on the characters due to the pandemic. The #audiobook narrator is fantastic! #Libby

bookworm92 I use this app too 😊 9mo
jenniferajanes @bookworm92 I really like it! 😊 9mo
bookworm92 @jenniferajanes Me too 😁 and Goodreads 9mo
jenniferajanes @bookworm92 I use Goodreads too! 📚🥰 9mo
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