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This Thing Between Us
This Thing Between Us: A Novel | Gus Moreno
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A widower battles his grief, rage, and the mysterious evil inhabiting his home smart speaker, in this mesmerizing horror thriller from Gus Moreno. It was Veras idea to buy the Itza. The worlds most advanced smart speaker! didnt interest Thiago, but Vera thought it would be a bit of fun for them amidst all the strange occurrences happening in the condo. It made things worse. The cold spots and scratching in the walls were weird enough, but peculiar packages started showing up at the housewho ordered industrial lye? Then there was the eerie music at odd hours, Thiago waking up to Itza projecting light shows in an empty room. It was funny and strange right up until Vera was killed, and Thiagos world became unbearable. Pundits and politicians all looking to turn his wifes death into a symbol for their own agendas. A barrage of texts from her well-meaning friends about letting go and moving on. Waking to the sound of Itza talking softly to someone in the living room . . . The only thing left to do was get far away from Chicago. Away from everything and everyone. A secluded cabin in Colorado seemed like the perfect place to hole up with his crushing grief. But soon Thiago realizes there is no escapenot from his guilt, not from his simmering rage, and not from the evil hunting him, feeding on his grief, determined to make its way into this world. A bold, original horror novel about grief, loneliness and the oppressive intimacy of technology, This Thing Between Us marks the arrival of a spectacular new talent.
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vivastory
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Vera & Thiago start experiencing glitches with their Itza, an Alexa style device, that's initially moderately obnoxious but humorous (random unauthorized purchases) & soon escalates into more sinister territory. This is only one aspect of the novel & after Vera's tragic death Thiago understandably struggles to find a place. One of the strengths of the book is how memorably Moreno writes of the grieving process. Throw in a couple of clever👇

vivastory King references & some genuinely creepy moments and you get a compelling horror novel where the ride is better than the destination. 2mo
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I'm only a little over 40 pages in, but this is a pretty creepy book so far. It seems to be about a haunted Alexa, which is a bit redundant 🤣

AshleyHoss820 Enjoy! It‘s a wild trip, for sure! 😄 2mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

I don't feel like this one ever quite decided what it was about. But then, this could also be related to my recent habit of defaulting to assuming a first-person narrator is suffering from psychosis when weird things happen to them. Maybe I'm stuck in a particular perspective that keeps me from seeing other interpretations of a novel.

At any rate, done with #lmpbc #Round13 ! @suvata

This will be heading back to you soon, @Bianca

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MidnightBookGirl
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We read this for our horror/sci fi book club and while I liked it, it's a little too vague. I thought this was going to be a story about a renegade/haunted Alexa like device story, but that's only part of it. It did make for a good conversation, but I was one of the few that actually seemed to like it (most of our members don't read a lot of horror).
#Readin22 #bookclub

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allureofbeauty
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#currentlyreading so it can go on it‘s merry way later this month. 🖤🍩🌹

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“I had no story to follow. My favorite character was gone.”
Reading this one for book club on Sunday

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Eggbeater
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#WeekendReading @Andrew65

I'm reading Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune, getting ready to start This Thing Between Us by Gus Moreno, and in the middle of the Kingdom of Flesh and Fire audio by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Happy reading, everybody! 🥳

Andrew65 Looks like good reading for the weekend. 8mo
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AshleyHoss820
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This book has many facets. It could be a horror novel, but it is also a deep exploration of grief. I couldn‘t put it down. That‘s why I picked this quote for my image because you indeed slide into a spiral with Thiago. The writing is funny, sad, dark, and thought-provoking. I picked it up on a whim at the library. I‘m glad I did.

readordierachel This sounds great 8mo
AshleyHoss820 @readordierachel It was worth the read! I think it works on so many levels. ☺️ 8mo
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stretchkev
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After losing his love, Thiago, becomes increasingly disillusioned with his life. When weird occurrences keep happening. He makes a break for a new life far away from his troubles or at least he hopes.

This book is truly one of the more deeply creepy things I've read in while. Its a sinking pit of dread and sorrow until all that's left is the darkness. No escape just the dark. A confusing, bizarre enjoyable as hell read.

Cathythoughts Sounds interesting! Stacking 9mo
Reggie I have already stacked this or else I would have after reading your review. 9mo
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abookishbutterfly
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As is generally the case with horror, this book contains disturbing details, some of which will punch the reader hard in the heart. None of it is without purpose. Moreno blended tragedy and terror in a remarkable way, so I‘ve no regrets about the devastation I chose to endure. It takes more than talent, but a true understanding of human beings, to create a novel like this, and I felt it was profoundly moving and utterly shocking.

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Addison_Reads
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#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #NetGalley

Wow! Gus Moreno impressed me with this book. The way he blends the grief of a husband with the spine chilling supernatural is superb.

I don't want to give away too much with this one because having it unravel around you with make the suspense even better as you read.

stretchkev I really want to read this one soon. So many folks rave about it. 11mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
Addison_Reads @stretchkev I look forward to seeing what you think once you get to read it. 11mo
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allureofbeauty I vote for this thing between us. And I have read perfect days myself. 11mo
Hazel2019 The thing between us sounds good! 11mo
dylanisreading I'm going to go with This Thing Between Us, as long as no one has any objections. 11mo
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TheBookStacker
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Starting this tonight!