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Book of Cold Cases
Book of Cold Cases | Simone St James
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A true crime blogger gets more than she bargained for while interviewing the woman acquitted of two cold case slayings in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sun Down Motel. In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect--a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases--a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by chance, Shea asks her for an interview. To Shea's surprise, Beth says yes. They meet regularly at Beth's mansion, though Shea is never comfortable there. Items move when she's not looking, and she could swear she's seen a girl outside the window. The allure of learning the truth about the case from the smart, charming Beth is too much to resist, but even as they grow closer, Shea senses something isn't right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house?
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LadyCait84
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So, I‘ve long been fascinated with the incredible popularity of true crime, especially among women. This book hints at one possible why, as its protagonist uses her cold case obsession to distance/distract herself from personal past traumas while taking on a position of potential power as the investigator. I‘m excited to chat about it all at my book club (many members of which are BIG true crime fans) tomorrow.

SamAnne 🤔. Interesting theory. 1mo
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Eggs
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🎃 mystery
💀 either!
🧡 tagged but I believe any of this author‘s books qualify

#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🎃✨📖🕯🏚 1mo
vlwelser 😘🎃 1mo
Eggs @MoonWitch94 🧡🧡 1mo
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SeaToSkyes
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BarkingMadRead
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Such a good book! #teamtheme for #teamslaughter #scarathlon2022 multiple murders for #bodycountbingo @PuddleJumper car lights on cover for #stabbybingo #tbrbook for #trickortbr and a bingo! It‘s a #truecrime book for today‘s #scarathlondailyprompts letter B for #autumnatoz

IndoorDame Ooh, I‘m listening to this right now! It‘s awesome! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome photo 🖤 2mo
ETALTON Loved this book! 1mo
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Eggs
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Anything by Simone St. James 😱😱

#LITTENSWANTTOKNOW @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Eggs
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Halfway through and I have to stop to go to WORK! This book 😱….So good

ShyBookOwl Stupid work. 4mo
Monica5 I'm waiting for my hold to come in thru Libby 4mo
Mpcacher Agreed. She is fabulous at telling an atmospheric tale with a touch of supernatural. 4mo
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Eggs @ShyBookOwl 😂😂 4mo
Eggs @Monica5 cool 👍🏼 hope you get to read it soon 🔜 4mo
Eggs @Mpcacher Well said! 4mo
MyNamesParadise This book was soooo good!! 4mo
Eggs @MyNamesParadise 🙌🏻🙌🏻 4mo
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Bookish_Gal
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Book definitely pulled you in and refused to let go. Just like Shea uncovering the truth of The Lady Killer. Lots of suspense and twists. Finding clues, but not too much drama I‘d say. Until the second act paranormal starts bugging out. Long book takes all this well. Didn‘t really leave too much of an impression on me, besides the few really creepy parts.
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Alright, so I‘m intrigued. Was not expecting to be. It‘s thundering out, just like how in this town it is always raining. Got a my cup of tea going strong. Glad Shea is telling it like she hears it here, being well versed in crime notes methodology. Although I‘m not sure how much I trust a self proclaimed blogger.
#ouabc

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Bookish_Gal
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I don‘t really care for cold cases, so we‘ll see how this story goes. Although, I can see why other people are raving about it. People today seem obsessed with solving cold cases on their own.
A truer crime blogger gets more then expected when interviews someone acquired of two cold cases. As these women get closer, there‘s an eerie feeling about the mansion the acquitted lives. Is the allure of learning the truth too great to pass up?
#ouabc

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LitsyEvents
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repost for TheBookHippie:

Our next Simone is this AUGUST!! Then we will have read them ALLLLL! She is writing so 🤞🏻 it is out soon!

#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

So happy to read this with all of you! I thank you for journeying along with me! What a ride! You all make reading so much more!

original post: https://www.litsy.com/web/post/2412778

KristiAhlers I‘m totally down to re-read this one. It‘s so good. I now need to get caught up with y‘all as I haven‘t read her older books. 6mo
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Dcueto
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As SOON as I saw this has been released, I nabbed it. One of my fave authors

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SeaToSkyes
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#bookhaul from last weekend 📚I've been in a spooky mood lately and it's reflected in this stack 😂👻 Have you read any of these? #booklover #booknerd #halfpricedbooks

TheNeverendingTBR Night Shift is sooo good! 8mo
SeaToSkyes @TheNeverendingTBR by Stephen King? I think that's on my TBR 8mo
TheNeverendingTBR @SeaToSkyes I don't why I thought your copy of The Shining was Night Shift, I think I need an eye test! 😂🥸 8mo
bthegood I've read both King books- the Shining is the better of the two (IMO) - 8 perfect murders is good and I have St. James book on TBR (other book I am not familiar with) - it looks like a great book haul! 🙂 8mo
SeaToSkyes @bthegood thank you! I've been wanting to read more King and I've never seen The Shining film. Simone St. James has become one of my favorite authors; I love her blend of murder mystery and ghost story! Also her use of dual timelines is great. 8mo
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DavidDiamond
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Ghosts? ✅
Serial killer ✅
Spooky house? ✅
Another gripping paranormal thriller from @simonestjames While I enjoyed The Sundown Motel more, this was still an entertaining read with compelling characters and lots of twists and turns. A hard one to put down!

bthegood Tagged - thank you! 8mo
DavidDiamond @bthegood Hope you enjoy it! 8mo
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EadieB
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#TheBookofColdCases #SimoneStJames #20in4 #BookSpinBingo

1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, The Lady Killer Murders: Two men were murdered. 23 year old Beth Greer was the suspect known at The Lady Killer but she was acquitted.
Oregon, 2017. Shea Collins is a receptionist but she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases. She was almost abducted as a child. She meets Beth Greer and Shea asks her for an interview.

EadieB They meet at Beth's mansion and items move when she's not looking, and she could swear she's seen a girl outside the window. Shea senses something isn't right. Is she making friends with a manipulative murderer, or are there other dangers lurking in the darkness of the Greer house? This book is full of creepy paranormal activity. 8mo
EadieB It has great character development and is very hard to put down. It is suspenseful with interesting plot twists that keep the pages turning until the very end. The story is told with Shea and Beth's POV in different timelines. I always look forward to the next Simone St. James release as I know it will be a creepy ghost story with mystery and this one did not disappoint. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I got this one through BOTM but haven't read it yet. 8mo
EadieB @TheAromaofBooks That‘s great! I hope you enjoy it! 8mo
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PatriciaU
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My view this morning. Sunny, 65 degrees, geese in the bay, an eagle flying overhead. Finished Book of Cold Cases (which kept me up waaayyy too long last night!) and have a good start on Death at Greenway. Best weekend in a very long time!

Soubhiville That‘s gorgeous! 1y
TiredLibrarian Beautiful! 1y
Tamra Picture perfect 1y
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swishandflick
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I've got so much cover love for the new Simone St. James! We've got a ways to wait but looking forward to it 👏🏽

britt_brooke So looking forward to this!! 1y
Bookzombie That‘s so far away! 1y
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TheBookHippie
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#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD PEEPS

Adding this to our schedule NEXT YEAR!!!

We also have two more to read - so with this it‘ll be THREE!

Wahoo

Sargar114 Yay!!!! Can‘t wait!!! 1y
TheBookHippie @Sargar114 should we tell her we need a few per year 😂😂😂 August read is our third one of hers this year! 1y
Hooked_on_books This sounds so good! 1y
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TheBookHippie @Hooked_on_books I know!!!! I can‘t wait! 1y
JaclynW Yay! 👏🎉👏🎉👏🎉 1y
kspenmoll So excited!!!! 1y
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