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A Slow Fire Burning
A Slow Fire Burning: The Scorching New Thriller from the Author of the Girl on the Train | Paula Hawkins
THE SCORCHING NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN and INTO THE WATER 'What is wrong with you?' Laura has spent most of her life being judged. She's seen as hot-tempered, troubled, a loner. Some even call her dangerous. Miriam knows that just because Laura is witnessed leaving the scene of a horrific murder with blood on her clothes, that doesn't mean she's a killer. Bitter experience has taught her how easy it is to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Carla is reeling from the brutal murder of her nephew. She trusts no one- good people are capable of terrible deeds. But how far will she go to find peace? Innocent or guilty, everyone is damaged. Some are damaged enough to kill. Look what you started.
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Addison_Reads
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Panpan

I should have bailed on it, but I finished it hoping the twist at the end would make it more enjoyable. It did not.

The three potential female murderers each had their own stories to tell. As the mystery unfolds having some mention of what was happening with the police investigation would have helped develop the story more, but the author chooses just to focus on the women. It felt sensationalized and unbelievable.

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Monicad
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Catchy, intriguing, easy and quick read... Enjoyed the book.

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Jgacreations
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It was entertaining, got through it pretty quickly and the twist was good.

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DimeryRene
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Almost halfway through this audiobook. I like it a lot so far. Rotating perspectives and just starting to see how they all intertwine.

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AnneCecilie
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Mehso-so

A young man is found dead in the boat he lives in. We follow three women, Laura, Carla and Miriam. Laura was seen near his home at the time of his death and has a history with violence. Carla is his aunt. Miriam is his neighbor, living in an other boat and is the one who finds him.

We get these women‘s stories and we are not a part of the police investigation. And I‘m not sure I liked that way of telling the story. Also I didn‘t care to find

AnneCecilie if one of these women where his killer or if it was someone else entirely. 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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#two4tuesday

1. Yes! Earlier this year I finished the Popsugar Reading Challenge and #booked2021. I also reached my GR goal of 85 books.
2. Yes, the tagged book. I hope I can get to it by the end of this month because on Dec. 1, I will be all about holiday reads and #wintergames2021!

If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

ICantImReading Great job!! I only have a couple of more for the Popsugar Reading Challenge, I think one of the first years I will fully complete it 😊 2mo
TheSpineView Congrats on completing your goals! Thanks for playing! 2mo
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janeycanuck
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Well, the book is definitely a slow burn… I think there was a bit of a leap in believability for how Irene‘s story wrapped, I just didn‘t quite get there with her development throughout the book but otherwise, the character development in this was very strong. But there was a lot happening, I think this easily could have been longer to have a bit more depth.

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Chelsea.Poole
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A whodunnit with multiple perspectives and tragic backstories. Several viable suspects with intertwined relationships. How did a body end up on a houseboat? Was it the last person to see the dead man? Several familiar troupes are featured including the meddling older woman. There‘s another vein running throughout, sort of a mystery within a mystery that didn‘t work for me. While I wasn‘t totally sold on this, I was entertained.

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Vicki4
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Panpan

Hmmm I was very disappointed in this book. Wasn‘t quite my kind of read. Yes was some unknown parts but wasn‘t the best story line.

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Eggbeater
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#Halloween #20in4 #readathon
2nd book read

In this book everyone is a suspect because everyone is unlikeable or disturbed enough to make for a viable killer. It worked for me. The only likeable character is a nosy, old Ms. Marple type, but I liked the fact that I didn't like the others and I felt sorry for every one of them. It made for an interesting dynamic.

@Andrew65

Trashcanman Tonight's going to be a long night. 3mo
Eggbeater @Trashcanman 😢 I'm sorry George. Hugs. Would an audiobook help? 3mo
Trashcanman @Eggbeater I'll give it a try 🤗 3mo
Trashcanman @Eggbeater Thank you 3mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3mo
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Ephemera
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This book is everything a good mystery book should be. Good, twisty plotting and interesting characters. I am a slow reader but I finished it in two days. Grab it and enjoy! Five big stars.

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marleed
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What to tag!? Four books tied at my highest rating of a 4.5 (A-). Tough choice but Wen with the tagged because I had fun reading this mystery unfold.

5* = Loved It, want to shout out loud about this book! I do/will own/keep a physical copy. A+
4*= I liked it, would love to discuss. Solid B
3*=Meh, no need to discuss. Average C
2*=Nope D
1*=DNF F

Cinfhen Wow!!!! SO MANY high scoring books! I took a screenshot 3mo
marleed @Cinfhen Most months, and by intention, I read across genres. From Oct-Dec I tend to theme read. I thought I might tire of mystery-genre books this month so I‘m surprised by how much I‘ve enjoyed must of what I‘ve read! 3mo
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marleed
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I had pen and paper in hand as I read this so I could track the characters and their connections to each other. I‘m glad I did this because it helped me stay focused on the many aspects of this story. Every character had their part in how this tale went down and I enjoyed it!

Cathythoughts Great review! I always write down the characters too 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
marleed @Cathythoughts Haha. If there‘s a pile of characters, I often regret when I didn‘t track them with pen and paper (or iPhone notes). It‘s interesting how much better a story goes for me with that small step. 3mo
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Libby1
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Mehso-so

I was disappointed with this book. There were some intriguing characters, (especially Irene and Laura), but I think they book eventually fell flat. I loved Into the Water and enjoyed Girl on the Train, but there were too many story lines that weren‘t properly developed.

I could list many trigger warnings, but in particular there‘s a completely unnecessary scene of extreme animal cruelty.

Essentially, I think it‘s a sadly forgettable book.

Susanita Love the beverage! 3mo
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Madison91
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If you don‘t expect “the girl on the train” then it‘s still really good. Nothing will ever compare though 😌

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candc320
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Even though I read a hardback copy of this one already I really wanted to listen to the audiobook as well, and I was not disappointed! Rosamund Pike narrates and does a FANTASTIC job! I love her voice. I think I actually enjoyed the audiobook better than my own reading, which isn‘t always the case. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 16 points for #scarathlon2021 #teamslaughter

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veebib
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"That again. What it always comes down to. You couldn't understand. You're not a mother. You've never experienced love, not really. You don't have it inside of you, whatever it is, the capacity for limitless, unconditional love. The capacity for unbounded hatred, either."

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guinsgirlreads
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The writing in this is just amazing, and the title is perfect for the characters that are less than stable!

**Violence against an animal TRIGGER though. 😤

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wen4blu
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“Blood-sodden, the girl staggers into the black.”

#firstlinefridays
#currentlyreading

@ShyBookOwl

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guinsgirlreads
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Oh my! I have gotten pretty engulfed in this one this morning! 🤩

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OriginalCyn620
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#two4tuesday Oops…I forgot to post yesterday! 😱

1. No, I‘m not much into horror!
2. Tagged. I loved the author‘s previous books!

TheSpineView I don't care for horrible either. Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Dcueto
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Mehso-so

Not great, not terrible

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swishandflick
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Mehso-so

Eh, it was ok. I didn't necessarily have high expectations going in, so I suppose in a sense it wasn't all that disappointing. It just seemed to be lacking something. Suspense maybe? Perhaps the fire burned a little too slowly. Though it's moments like this where I'm particularly grateful for the library, I would be more bummed if this had been a purchase!

My reading buddy on the other hand - A+ 😸

Leftcoastzen She‘s so adorable! 4mo
BookNAround Your reading buddy is definitely an A+. 4mo
LeahBergen She‘s getting so big! 😍 4mo
swishandflick @LeahBergen I know right, it's crazy to me 🐾 4mo
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BBooks

Read on vacation 🏖🍹 pretty easy read but overall I was disappointed with it.😕 No spoilers and I still think Paula Hawkins is a fantastic writer but this book was a thumbs down for me. Now I have to wait for her next ⏳📚

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GidgetsTreasures75
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9-25-21: My 95th finished book of 2021! Daniel Sutherland was brutally murdered on his house boat. Who did it? There‘s his neighbor, Miriam. There‘s the young girl he had a one night stand with, Laura. There‘s his aunt, Carla. Could it be one of them or someone else entirely? This one kept me guessing until the end. Paula Hawkins doesn‘t disappoint. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 👍🏼📖#️⃣9️⃣5️⃣

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swishandflick
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Swinging by the library to pick up holds never feels less satisfying 📚

MyNamesParadise A slow fire burning is really good. I read it in a day and a half! I‘m part way through We We‘re Never Here and like it so far! Enjoy your reading! 4mo
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Roxanareads
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Current audio 🎧

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Suelizbeth
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Mehso-so

I spent the first part of this book trying to keep everyone straight and the second part trying to figure out how the two storylines fit together. I almost DNFed it half way through, but I stuck with it and the two storylines finally resolve, but not cohesively. If you like unreliable, mostly unlikeable, characters involved in a convoluted plot or plots, then this book is for you. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Laughterhp I feel like that‘s what happened with her other book too. There were SO many characters and points of view. 4mo
Suelizbeth @Laughterhp I would agree with you about her other book, but the plot seemed more cohesive. (edited) 4mo
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ClairesReads
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I needed a good crime novel to occupy my mind and that‘s exactly what I got. Hawkins presents us with a host of prickly characters who are all in various ways struggling to fit into social expectations. Layered on top of this are complex and troubled familial relationships, and of course a murder (or maybe more than one?) A Slow Fire Burning is at times a slow burn, and it doesn‘t do anything particularly original but it‘s solid.

rockpools That photo‘s just fab! 4mo
ClairesReads @rockpools oh thank you!!! 4mo
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DarkMina
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Mehso-so

143 of 2021. Day 8 book 5 of #superseptember . #readathon

This was just okay for me.

EadieB Congrats 🎉 on finishing your 5th book 📕 for the readathon! Thanks for participating! That book is on my TBR. Sorry to hear it didn‘t work for you. 4mo
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candc320
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And like that I finished 3 books in one week! Unheard of for me so I‘m very proud 😋. I really enjoyed this newest one from Paula Hawkins. Not quite as good as The Girl on The Train but better than Into the Water. I loved the multiple unreliable narrators and the added inclusion of a writer and a novel that might not be a complete work of fiction. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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DarkMina
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Reading a little from a new book before bed. ☕️

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MyNamesParadise
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this one! I read it in a day and a half over Labor Day weekend. It was well paced and the characters intriguing enough. I ended up being surprised from the reveal of whodunit.

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DavidDiamond
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Mehso-so

With a slew of characters (I kept getting them mixed up..."Which one is Carla...which one is Angela") and shifting POVs and time jumps, along with the big reveal that wasn't so big...this was a bit of a challenge. Having said that, it kept my interest until the end.

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TheBee
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Half way through and unfortunately more than slightly bored. A slow fire indeed! I did enjoy her first two books though. I rather enjoy the amazing view of shallow Caribbean waters 💕 #paulahawking #aslowfireburning #bahamas #vacation #bailed #notforme

SRWCF That view is amazing!!! 3w
TheBee @SRWCF yes it‘s a magical place 💕 #outisland of the #bahamas 3w
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Mehso-so

The structure of this book was similar to Hawkins's prior works - multiple perspectives as the reader tries to figure out "whodunnit". Although I read this one pretty quickly, I find that I feel ambivalent now that it's over. I keep asking myself what the "point" of this story even was. The characters were all unlikeable and I truly had no sympathy for the murder victim. Also, TW for a dog being harmed (it's quick but still there). 3.5⭐

TheBee Same! Not finished yet. But I don‘t have high hopes. 4mo
TheNerdyProfessor @TheBee I'm curious to see what your overall impression was after you're done. 4mo
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candc320
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It just seems wrong to have my book so close - right under my desk! - yet so far away. Stupid work getting in the way 😒!

Tamra Agreed, adulting is irritating at times! 4mo
candc320 @Tamra it really is! The older I get the less I‘m a fan 😆. 4mo
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rsteve388
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This was a great book after a 3 or 4 year hiatus from Paula Hawkins, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel it had lots of different characters that really added to the who done it aspect of the novel, all.of the different characters really kept you guessing. overall it was delightful and well done highly recommend.

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candc320
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I had this one preordered from the moment I saw it was coming out! Soooo excited….hopefully it won‘t disappoint 😬

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rsteve388
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Look.what came for me today woo.hoo.#FFFS @Avanders

Avanders 🍁🧡🍂🍂🧡🍁 4mo
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rsteve388
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I am trying to.read every mystery/Thriller in my TBR that I can get my hands on right now! #SpookySeason I am.sure I'll have plenty for #TeamSlaughter

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rather_be_reading
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Staying inside and reading the rest of the day, pretending its Fall 🍁

Asthecroweflies I‘m reading this too. Paula Hawkins is one of those authors I have to read as soon as her newest book comes out. 4mo
rather_be_reading @Asthecroweflies Yes! Girl on the train is one of my all time fav books! 4mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 155 🔥

rsteve388 This photo is amazing 😍😍 4mo
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rather_be_reading
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My next few months will be BOOKED! These are all my upcoming preorders.

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rachelm
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Mehso-so

Good enough, but I have to admit I had it figured mostly halfway through. Still, strong enough characters and some interesting themes.

Out 8/31/21
Thank you LibroFM for the ALC!