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Notes on an Execution
Notes on an Execution: A Novel | Danya Kukafka
In the tradition of Long Bright River and The Mars Room, a gripping and atmospheric work of literary suspense that deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row, told primarily through the eyes of the women in his lifefrom the bestselling author of Girl in Snow. Ansel Packer is scheduled to die in twelve hours. He knows what hes done, and now awaits execution, the same chilling fate he forced on those girls, years ago. But Ansel doesnt want to die; he wants to be celebrated, understood. He hoped it wouldnt end like this, not for him. Through a kaleidoscope of womena mother, a sister, a homicide detectivewe learn the story of Ansels life. We meet his mother, Lavender, a seventeen-year-old girl pushed to desperation; Hazel, twin sister to Ansels wife, inseparable since birth, forced to watch helplessly as her sisters relationship threatens to devour them all; and finally, Saffy, the homicide detective hot on his trail, who has devoted herself to bringing bad men to justice but struggles to see her own life clearly. As the clock ticks down, these three women sift through the choices that culminate in tragedy, exploring the rippling fissures that such destruction inevitably leaves in its wake. Blending breathtaking suspense with astonishing empathy, Notes on an Execution presents a chilling portrait of womanhood as it simultaneously unravels the familiar narrative of the American serial killer, interrogating our system of justice and our cultural obsession with crime stories, asking readers to consider the false promise of looking for meaning in the psyches of violent men.
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jenniferw88
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#bookreport
Started & finished Damaged Goods
Hibernated Notes on an Execution
Started Matrix, Storm Front & Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

#weeklyforecast
Finish Matrix & possibly Storm Front
Continue Time Traveller.

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jenniferw88
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#bookreport #weeklyforecast

Finished What Writers Read & A Taste for Poison.

Start Notes on an Execution

LoverOfLearning I really enjoyed Notes on an Execution!! 2w
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Christine
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I had picked up and put this one down a while back for reasons I couldn‘t remember, so I was intrigued to retry based on @Deblovestoread ‘s #AuldLangSpine list. I ended up thinking it was quite good. I liked the writing, and after getting off of my “I don‘t want to hear the backstory of the murderer” high horse, I just went with the flow of the story and in the end appreciated each part of it. Thanks for the great pick, Deb!

marleed This one is on my shelves tipping off my TBR, as well. 1mo
Deblovestoread I‘m glad it ended up being a pick for you. 💜 1mo
Christine @marleed I await your review! 1mo
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RebelReader
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My first #auldlangspine read from @CBee ‘s list! I loved this book because it told Ansel Parker‘s execution story through the women involved in his life. Even though you know how it ends it was still riveting. ( Yes, I‘m supposed to be working, but I had to finish this one. 😜)

tpixie Sounds interesting! 🤔 1mo
CBee So glad you liked it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Definitely riveting! Also, I fully support you playing hooky to read 😁😁😁 1mo
RebelReader @CBee Thank goodness I work from home so no one is the wiser. 😄😄😄 1mo
CBee @RebelReader your secret is safe with me 🤐 😂 1mo
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kricheal
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My boss insists I read this so we can discuss. Has anyone else read it?

CBee Yes! It‘s excellent - one of my best of 2023 reads! (edited) 1mo
Ruthiella Yes. It‘s pretty good if you like unconventional crime fiction. It‘s not a mystery or a procedural. It‘s more about how psychopaths can be made and how their crimes affect others. 1mo
Deblovestoread Yes! On my #Top23of23 as well. @CBee 💜 1mo
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Crazeedi This looks good! Adding! 1mo
CBee @Deblovestoread ♥️♥️ 1mo
TracyReadsBooks I read it last year and enjoyed it. Definitely an interesting read. 1mo
Suet624 Yes. Interesting that your boss wants you to read it. 1mo
BarbaraBB It is very good! I agree with your boss! 1mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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#12Booksof2023

I didn‘t read a lot of books in July but this one definitely stood out. It‘s the story of a man hours away from his execution after being convicted of murder. He doesn‘t want to die, he wants to be remembered but the story isn‘t really about him, it‘s about the woman whose lives he touched—past and present. And their stories make for very compelling reading in this Edgar Award winning book. My favorite in July.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 A good choice. 2mo
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cariashley
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Christmas book haul! 🎅 Very excited about all of these. Which one should I read first?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday week!

CBee Notes on an Execution and Tsar of Love and Techno are both AMAZING. I was looking at The Wren just yesterday - hadn‘t heard of it but it looks intriguing 🤔 2mo
Ruthiella Awesome stack! 😃 2mo
Tamra I enjoyed Notes on an Execution, I hope you do too! 2mo
TheLudicReader I have three of those books on my own tbr shelf. 😂 2mo
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TheLudicReader
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#sorrynotsorry #bookhaul because if there is an incentive to buy books (Teacher Appreciation 20% off or 10 times the Plum Points) it is like a siren call.
Oh, who am I kidding.

Deblovestoread Nice haul. Loved Notes on an Execution. 5mo
ShelleyBooksie We should buddy read quarry girls! I have it on my nightstand and it sounds scary as heck!!! 5mo
TheLudicReader I am not sure how a buddy read works, @ShelleyBooksie, but I am willing to give it a go. Have you read other stuff by Lourey? I loved (edited) 5mo
ShelleyBooksie I have not @TheLudicReader - this will be my first! 5mo
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Jody3
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This is a dark, exceptionally well written novel which is very different from anything I've read in a long while. The victims themselves were not well explored but, that in no way detracted from the effectiveness of the story. I never understood how Ansel Parker was able to do what he did yet, his story was still sometimes sad and ultimately powerful. This is one of those stories I will not easily forget; it left me with plenty to think about.

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My FICTION bracket for August: The tagged book was my pick for the month. The author did a fabulous job with multiple perspectives of the women in the life of a serial killer as he counts down the hours to his execution. In the end, though, I had to give the edge to July‘s book to move on. My reading heart has belonged to Dennis Lehane for a long time now.

BarbaraBB Makes me curious for the LeHane as I loved Notes! 6mo
Amiable @BarbaraBB I just love the way Dennis Lehane writes dialogue for his characters. It sounds like real people that you actually know (or at least people that I‘ve known, because I‘ve lived in Boston). 6mo
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Amiable
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It‘s weird to say I enjoyed a book about a serial killer, but there you have it. It‘s well written and I really appreciated the perspectives of the women in Ansel‘s life. Thanks to @CBee for putting this on my radar with her review!

CBee It‘s definitely weird to like a book like this, isn‘t it? But it was just so good. 6mo
Tamra It really was intriguing! 6mo
Amiable @CBee @tamra I‘m going to have to find the author‘s other works —she has a very compelling writing style. 6mo
CBee @Amiable she does! She does multiple POVs extremely well. 6mo
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Amiable
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Staying at a VRBO rental while visiting family in Port Ludlow, WA. Trying to read but I keep getting distracted by the gorgeous view of Ludlow Bay. 😍

LiteraryinLawrence Wow, that really is a stunning view! 7mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful view! I loved this book ❤️👍🏻 7mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 7mo
Cupcake12 Beautiful 😀 7mo
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Tamra
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Danya has a real talent for drawing creepy characters, in this instance a serial killer. The novel is really engaging in the way it probes the varying perspectives of the killer & victims.

Raises great questions about personhood, justice, nature & nurture, and good & evil.

BarbaraBB Such a good read. 7mo
Christine I‘ve been on the fence about trying this one, but your review totally sells it! 7mo
Tamra @BarbaraBB I liked this one quite a bit more than Girl in Snow. 7mo
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Tamra @Christine it‘s a bit of a page turner. I hope you like it, even though it‘s disconcerting. 7mo
BarbaraBB I read Girl in Snow afterwards and though I liked it, she certainly grew as a writer after writing that one. Can‘t wait to see what she‘ll come up with next! 7mo
Cathythoughts This one is definitely better than Girl In Snow ( which I loved too ) like @BarbaraBB I‘m looking forward to her next book with interest 👍🏻❤️ 7mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Ansel Packer is on death row, hours away from execution for murders he committed. As the hours tick down, Kukafka takes readers back and forth through time telling Ansel‘s story through the eyes of women who knew him—his mother, a police officer, and his wife‘s sister. This story is a powerful and haunting look at the lasting, corrosive power of neglect, abandonment, and violence. Very well written and a good read.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Up next….I‘m a couple of chapters in and so far it‘s really good.

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TracyReadsBooks
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Only one thing to do the day before an 11+ hour flight ahead of six weeks abroad excavating—go to the bookstore! I‘m only taking the tagged book, going to save the two ARCs for when I get back. I‘ll be posting a little less frequently but I‘ll still be around with updates on my reading and maybe a picture or two of the excavation. I hope everyone has a great summer of reading!

Ruthiella Bon voyage! ✈️ 8mo
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CBee
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I don‘t even know how to write a review that will do this absolutely brilliant book justice. Just a million wows and all of the stars.

Tamra I‘m anxiously waiting for my audio hold to come in! 9mo
Amiable Well, that‘s quite an endorsement! 9mo
Chelsea.Poole Agreed! Loved it! 9mo
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CBee @Tamra I hope it comes in soon! And, I hope it‘s an amazing read for you too 🤞🏻 9mo
CBee @Amiable when I can‘t put my feelings into words and basically all I can say is wow, it was a pretty darn good read for sure 😂😂 9mo
CBee @Chelsea.Poole I‘m a bit in awe of how everything just worked so seamlessly. I‘m a fan of multiple POVs but this took it to a whole other level! 9mo
Amiable @CBee I immediately stacked it! 😀 9mo
CBee @Amiable yay! Hope you like it when you get to it. 9mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one too! So good!! 9mo
CBee @BarbaraBB 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻 still thinking about it! Just an amazing read. 9mo
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Jenken1998
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This was beautifully heartbreakingly good. 5 🌟 read. The story of a serial killer waiting for his execution. Told in alternating chapters from his pov and from the pov of women known to him or affected by him. I liked the idea that no one is wholly good or wholly evil. We are made up of our experiences and the experiences of those around us. It made me 😢

Bec_lectic Sounds like a good one! I‘ll have to add to my stack 9mo
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Deblovestoread
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Not sure why I picked this audio up after finishing The Sun Does Shine. I am still thinking on Bryan Stevenson‘s quote “We are more than the worst thing we‘ve done” from the forward of Ray Hinton‘s book and I read Notes through that lens. This was a #blameitonlitsy book and appreciate the reviews that lead me to it. 4.5 🌟

Suet624 I could have written this post. 💕 9mo
Cathythoughts I loved this book. Looking forward to 9mo
Deblovestoread Thanks @Cathythoughts for putting it on my radar 9mo
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Cathythoughts
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All my boxes ticked. Great story telling, Great characters, great writing , psychological, thriller, Serial killer.
Ansel is on death row. As we look back , his history becomes complicated, his thoughts difficult to hear. Everyone his life touches is wounded. A heartbreak of a story. I couldn‘t put this down, a fascinating read.

JamieArc I‘m finishing it up right now! I‘m not sure what I was expecting, but I really like it. 10mo
Cathythoughts @JamieArc I wasn‘t sure what I was going to read. I wasn‘t even that drawn to it, but I loved it. 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
Ruthiella I‘m glad you liked it. It‘s an interesting book in that it‘s not a regular mystery and the author walks a fine line between sympathy and assigning blame. 10mo
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Cathythoughts @Ruthiella that‘s a very interesting point. The author does hold that fine line .. which helps me understand why I wasn‘t rushing in to have too much sympathy for the mc. I stood back, which surprised me. It‘s a wounding that goes way back into his fathers history. Ansel needed to be taken out of society. 10mo
Tamra Exciting review! 😃 I forgot I had this one stacked - excellent reminder. 10mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been curious about this one! 10mo
Cathythoughts @Tamra @LeahBergen It‘s been on my kindle for ages. I wasn‘t drawn to it at all. Then , lo and behold … I loved it. 😁 10mo
TrishB Been on my kindle for ages too! Sometimes books just call to you! 10mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB They do ! 👍🏻 10mo
Lesliereadsalot Will never forget Ansel and his slice of life, a life so unfamiliar to us. 10mo
Cathythoughts @Lesliereadsalot I won‘t forget this book either. I‘m going to try her other book sometime, 10mo
Lesliereadsalot Girl in Snow sounds really good. Definitely getting it! 10mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one too. And Girl in Snow is good too! 10mo
Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB So good ! I‘m looking forward to Girl in Snow. 👍🏻❤️ 10mo
Suet624 I liked this one a lot too, unexpectedly. I think she just won an award for it.. 10mo
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I couldn‘t put this beautifully written book down. It‘s a story of one man‘s life, his mother, his wife and her twin sister, and a childhood friend who‘s now a cop. Who is this man, and how did he become a man who at age 17, murdered three girls. And then what happens to him over the next thirty years. This book asks a lot of questions, and it will be with me for quite awhile.

she.hearts.horror Even though I never want to see the word “ Theory” ever again 😭 12mo
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JillR
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I couldn‘t put this down, and when I wasn‘t reading it I was thinking about it. Ansel Packer is on death row; we meet him as the clock starts ticking down to his execution. Yet we don‘t really meet him. He doesn‘t get to keep our interest. Instead we‘re taken back to meet his mother, and then the women whose lives have been lived alongside and around his, and their memories of those whose lives have been ended. Excellently and powerfully done.

Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻❤️ 12mo
squirrelbrain Great review - I have this on Kindle and really MUST get to it soon…along with every other book I own. 😬 12mo
JillR @squirrelbrain I know the feeling! This is written v engagingly despite the unpleasant subject, so I found it a quick read, largely because I couldn‘t put it down! 12mo
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BarbaraBB I was so grabbed by this one too. Such a good book. 12mo
JillR @barbarabb it is, isn‘t it? Hadn‘t expected to enjoy it so much 12mo
BarbaraBB I just received another book by her, I hope it is just as good 12mo
JillR @barbarabb it sounds good! 12mo
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LaurenMags
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Interesting novel about a man on his execution day. The story goes between the murder and 3 other woman that were affected by his actions.

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Suet624
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(Finished listening to this while driving through Stowe, VT on my way home.) A killer sits on death row and as the hours count down we learn about his life and the lives of those he played a role in. I was completely immersed in the story and found myself feeling compassion for everyone in the story, including the killer. The audiobook was great. There was a minor thread, the killer‘s theories on life, that I would have loved to explore more.

Leftcoastzen Bbrrrr! 13mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen fortunately it has hovered around 30 degrees all winter. Compared to years past that‘s a heatwave. Haha. (edited) 13mo
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Suet624
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Just finished the tagged book but I‘m also reading & listening to the other two books. I seem to have picked 3 books to read at the same time that involve prison, inhumane conditions & some horrid experiences. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Thanks to @Lindy I looked for the non-fiction No Friend but the Mountains by Boochani. His description of surviving a boat that‘s capsized with refugees aboard was so intense… and that‘s just at the beginning of the book!

Ruthiella Whew! That is quite the trio of books! 13mo
Suet624 @Ruthiella yes, I‘m going to have to be a bit more careful about my selection process. 😃 13mo
Lindy You are doing well! Enjoy. 13mo
MrsMalaprop A remarkable book. I read it when Behrouz was still stuck on Manus. 😔 13mo
Suet624 @MrsMalaprop it must have been so tough reading it knowing he was still there. 13mo
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Suet624
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I‘m so curious whether this author ever lived in Vermont. She keeps referencing Lake Champlain (above) and the Adirondacks of New York (the mountains above). She also references Northern Vermont University (NVU) which is 20 minutes from where I currently live. That university was only recently rebranded with that name. There is a writer and artist retreat right next to NVU (the Vermont Studio Center) and I wonder if she spent time writing there.

Hooked_on_books Gorgeous picture! 13mo
BarbaraBB I follow her on Instagram and she has traveled a lot so it could very well be possible. You should check out her Instagram and probably immediately recognize VT scenery! 13mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic ❤️ 13mo
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Suet624 @BarbaraBB I did look at her instagram yesterday but I didn‘t go very far back in time. now that you mention it I should probably go back several years. 13mo
Suet624 @Hooked_on_books @Cathythoughts this photo was taken from my front yard of 20+ years. I‘ve moved to the mountains near Stowe, Vermont but visit this yard quite often. 💕 13mo
DivineDiana What a majestic view! You are fortunate to have gazed for 20+ years on that! ❤️ 13mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, your front yard view! That‘s incredible. 13mo
Suet624 @Hooked_on_books @DivineDiana The history of the neighborhood is actually interesting. For years only the hippies would buy homes here because it was considered crime-ridden and even Dominos wouldn't deliver pizza. The housing prices were so low. Now you have to be a millionaire to buy a home there. My ex still lives there so I get to hang out with old friends. The view changes constantly depending on the weather/temps. It's an artist's delight. 13mo
Megabooks That is a fantastic view! Such an interesting history too. 🤩🤩 13mo
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Suet624
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Housesitting, knitting, listening to this audiobook, flipping back and forth between Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. My Lyme-brain is pushing me a bit too hard to do too much. I usually prefer to focus on one thing at a time.

kspenmoll But are you enjoying yourself? What are you knitting? 13mo
Tamra I can relate - I‘m a mono-tasker too when it comes to reading & knitting. 13mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll I‘m enjoying myself mainly because both teams won. 🤪 I‘m knitting a pink and purple blanket for Gracie. The colors and yarn are soft and the photo doesn‘t pick up the colors well. 13mo
Suet624 @Tamra it just gets to be too much adding more! 😃glad to hear you know what I‘m talking about. 13mo
BarbaraBB It looks so cozy! I really enjoyed the book. 13mo
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honeydew_reader
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A perfect reflection on the current multiverse trend

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Normally, I‘d prefer a nonfiction book about such a topic, but Kukafka nailed the characters and atmosphere. It feels real. Told from multiple perspectives, including that of fictional serial killer Ansel Packer, and the women who are/were in his life. As the time to his execution ticks down, you‘re taken into his mind. Meanwhile, the female voices provide the other side; the rational perspective. Unique and completely engrossing.

Cinfhen This was a good one / I found such sympathy for Ansel 14mo
BarbaraBB Just finished this one yesterday. Loved it. So well written from all perspectives 14mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I think I might try this on audio. 👍🏻 14mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen Not much sympathy (but a little) from me, but the author did a fantastic job trying to explain him as a person and his actions, background, etc. 14mo
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts The audio is great. Hope you enjoy! 14mo
Cinfhen I did audio too @Cathythoughts / very well done 14mo
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BarbaraBB
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Is this a thriller? Certainly no whodunnit because we know from the start who did it. He‘s on death row, hours before his execution. So maybe no thriller, but definitely one of the best books I read this year. Is it possible to pity a serial killer? Danya Kukafka made me in what is best described as a psychological drama. Wow.

(Pic: French Alps)

cariashley Nice view! 🤩 14mo
squirrelbrain Great review - looking forward to this one. And fab pic! 14mo
vlwelser Great pic. Her other book is also quite good. 14mo
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LeahBergen Great review! Don‘t fall off an Alp taking a Litsy photo. 🤣🤣 14mo
Cinfhen Amazing photo💚This book was excellent and yessss, totally #TeamAnsel 💔 14mo
youneverarrived What a view 😍 and I‘m looking forward to reading this. 14mo
Suet624 I hope I can find this one. Glad to see that you liked it. 14mo
TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 need to get to this one. 14mo
BarbaraBB @vlwelser That is good to know. I will check it out! 14mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Glad you feel the same. I wondered if I was allowed to! 14mo
BarbaraBB @youneverarrived @Suet624 @TrishB @squirrelbrain I really hope you will find a copy one day. It is absolutely worth the read 14mo
TrishB I checked my kindle and I already have 😁 14mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I hope you‘ll have time to read it soon! I think you‘ll really enjoy it! 14mo
Hooked_on_books I was a little surprised this one didn‘t show up on the TOB longlist. 14mo
BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books It deserved to be on the list! 14mo
batsy Great photo! Though I had the same concern as @LeahBergen 😆 14mo
BarbaraBB @batsy @LeahBergen Haha, I was safely seated in a chairlift ⛷️ 14mo
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So I'm in the minority of people who didn't like this book. There are 3 POVS, 2 being of women from this serial killers past. And I feel like a lot of it was glorifying the serial killer. Also he was a serial killer and I felt as though the book is saying he shouldn't be on death row because he did a bad thing but isn't a bad person? Which is easy to say, until it's your loved one who was killed. 2/5

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The story of a serial killer on death row and the women caught up in his crimes. This was excellent. I couldn‘t put it down. Our sympathies switch as we hear from each character & the countdown to his execution builds suspense. Beautifully written, it reads as a literary novel but has some crime elements & plenty of tension. Much to discuss, it‘s a good one for book club.

BarbaraBB Nice! I have brought this one on my vacation! (edited) 1y
Abailliekaras @BarbaraBB I hope you enjoy it (if that‘s the right word)! 14mo
BarbaraBB I did, a lot! 14mo
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Robotswithpersonality
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Not an easy read, but compelling.
I appreciate that it gives you a raw look at a number of minds without judgement or justification, or a final tied bow of conclusion.
I am glad that it focuses more on the women adjacent to a killer's life, rather than the actions of that killer.
Appears to indict not just US's criminal justice system, but also social institutions and the cracks kids fall through. Left to wonder if things could be different.

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"...a group of men grieving over something more despicable than themselves."

Perhaps it's odd that I didn't expect a book with the word 'Execution' in the title to address the topic, but I'm pleasantly(?) surprised to find such a powerful passage against capital punishment and incarceration, especially as it aids and abets systemic racism.

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babyruth2510
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Thank you Misty and Renee. What a wonderful surprise. Litsy is full of so many kind people. I look forward to reading this. #litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome ❤️ 1y
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Well, even with being sick, I read this in a day. It lived up to the reviews. Ansley Parker is on death row and today is his execution. The book goes between him and the women in his life. It was really good to me.

2nd book in #winterreadathon @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 🎅🏼🎅🏼🎅🏼 Hope you are feeling better soon. 1y
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Monica5
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My next read. Have heard good things about it. Libby hold that came in, hopefully, I will get to read a Christmas book before Christmas 🙂

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Sleepswithbooks
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Are we on book 4 already? Great idea starting this book off with such a loaded question @BooksNBowls !

#LitsyloveWritesNBooks #ReadwithFriends

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Ruthiella
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This book reminded me some of Rene Denfeld‘s The Enchanted in its theme, though it is written in a much more straightforward style. It‘s similar in that it doesn‘t shy away from the ugly and it tries to give a balanced view of how a killer might be made, without ever excusing the crime or the criminal. Not a standard mystery, but still gripping in its way as it counts down the hours to the state execution. This is a #BlameitonLitsy book for me.

Ruthiella For you @BarbaraBB ! Don‘t review everything I read on Litsy-lazy me! 😬 But I think it was @Cinfhen ‘s review that clinched it and made me put it on hold at the library! 😃 1y
BarbaraBB Very much appreciated ❤️ I want to read it too since I read @Cinfhen ‘s reviews and your review confirms that I want to! 1y
Cinfhen I‘m glad you picked it up @Ruthiella and im even happier that you “enjoyed” - although enjoy is probably the wrong word - it‘s a difficult story 💔 1y
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Cinfhen I do think this is a book you‘d appreciate @BarbaraBB 1y
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Just got my copy! 1y
Cinfhen Yay @BarbaraBB !! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts 1y
BarbaraBB I think I‘ll read during Christmas break! 1y
britt_brooke Reading this now! 1y
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB @britt_brooke I will be curious to hear what you think. It‘s not a mystery but definitely crime fiction of a sort… 1y
Suet624 Great review. 13mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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Love a weird first line!

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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An interesting book cos of multiple POV & diverse characters. I really enjoyed this one even though it doesn‘t feel like a thriller / detective one. Few details & events felt unnecessary but crafting of the story is brilliant. And I loved that name Saffron 🧡 one must read this for the writing style, crisp proses & vivid characters. 4.5⭐️ this was my Nov #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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vlwelser
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This manages to be a sort of thriller while also making you think about how circumstances dictate possible outcomes. I liked it. Even felt slightly sorry for the bad dude. At times. Not often.

I REALLY like this author.

#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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49 pages in and good so far, but it‘s only 430 and I‘m ready to go to bed! I hate this time change!! Hopefully this is the last “fall back!”

#LitsyLoveWritesInBooks
#LitsyLove
#LitsyLoveReads

StayCurious I agree but I do prefer getting an extra hour as opposed to in spring when we lose an hour! 1y
Sleepswithbooks I‘m with @StayCurious However, I‘ve been awake since 4am and it bites 🧛🏽‍♂️ 1y
Bookwormjillk I am just hoping to stay awake until 8 pm! 1y
KT1432 Ugh I hate the darkness lol. The older I get the less I appreciate the extra hour because after that it‘s just so dark all the time. I‘ve heard good things about this book and can‘t wait to read it! 1y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Starting this one today for #LitsyLoveWritesNBooks 💜

Anyone read it?

Cinfhen I just did!!! It‘s a bit long but worth the time. I did audio, which was really good. Hope you like it❣️ 1y
Viji Yes I read it a few months ago. I‘ve been really into crime podcasts lately so this caught my eye, even though it‘s fictional. I liked the different POVs. 1y
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Cinfhen
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Notes on An Execution was a total mind f@ck. The multiple POV really helped put me in the mindset of both the hunter, hunted and haunted. Parts of the story did drag but the overall arc of the plot was super satisfying. I really like when creepy thrillers leave you pondering morals, ethics and society‘s norms. The US Justice system is definitely flawed and this book was insightful and informative. Really well done. Great on audio 💕

Cinfhen I definitely think you‘re gonna like this one @BarbaraBB 1y
Cinfhen You too @TrishB because #SerialKiller 🗡🔪 1y
TrishB Went away to have a look and already have on my kindle 😁 result! 1y
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Cinfhen Yay!!! @TrishB lmk if you get around to it!!! 1y
squirrelbrain Great review Cindy! I just did the same as you @TrishB and I also have it! I actually think I bought it as it was longlisted for #camplitsy @BarbaraBB 1y
BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain Yes it was, I might have even nominated it myself. Anyhow I have been interested in it ever since! 1y
Megabooks This is sitting on my shelf but I‘ve been a little nervous! 🫣 great review! 1y
Cinfhen It‘s not GORY at all @Megabooks it‘s more of a psychological study of how people‘s actions have consequences that ultimately affect other people. It‘s really good - @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain @TrishB 1y
Suet624 Great review of this one, Cindy. 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Suet624 have you read it?? 13mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen yes. Finished it yesterday. I thought you did a nice job of capturing the haunting/haunted aspect of it. 13mo
Cinfhen 😘😘 @Suet624 13mo
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Cinfhen
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BarbaraBB Very curious about this one! 1y
Cinfhen It‘s EXCELLENT on audio so far @BarbaraBB I‘m not sure if I‘d like it as much in print but I tend to prefer audio 99% of the time so not sure if that really means anything xx 1y
Cinfhen BTW @BarbaraBB Z LOVED your suggestions- thanks so much xx 1y
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BarbaraBB I am glad he does. Still waiting for my lazy kids to come up with some suggestions for the clubs! 1y
BarbaraBB Thomas just messaged me about the best clubs. I added a little warning about drugs… 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
Cinfhen Just saw and TOTALLY appreciate your motherly advice @BarbaraBB 😘 1y
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Laughterhp
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Wow! This book! Don‘t want to say too much since it‘s a #LitsyLoveWritesNBooks read. I would have never picked up this book on my own! Great pick!

This was mailed out on Friday!

#teammonstermash #scarathlon2022 #31by31 #spookoween #pointsathon #theoctoberreadathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read this one! 1y
DieAReader 🎉🎉🎉 1y
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼👻🧡 1y
TheSpineView Awesome 1y
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DarkMina
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56 of 2022. ⭐️⭐️⭐️✨