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My Murder
My Murder | Katie Williams
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SOMETIMES THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN SOLVE YOUR MURDER IS YOU.'Startling and original, My Murder is a gripping speculative twist on the crime novel.' - Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train'Completely absorbing. A smart, speculative twist on domestic suspense.' - Ashley Audrain, bestselling author of The Push'A cool, confident, clever thriller. But best and most of all, this book is F-U-N.' - A. J. Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the WindowLou has been murdered.She was the fifth victim of the serial killer Edward Early. A young wife and new mother, Lou's death outraged a public breathlessly following the story of the serial murders. Lou has been cloned.Along with Early's other four victims, Lou has been brought back to life by the government-funded replication commission. The women gather at a weekly support group, helping each other to navigate a society obsessed with their very existence. Lou has been lied to. But when Lou agrees to help fellow murder victim Fern secure a visit with Edward Early, a shocking revelation causes Lou to investigate the events around her death and question everything she thought she knew about her murder.Can she finally uncover the truth? Praise for Katie Williams:"Like an extended episode of 'Black Mirror' ... Williams offers a master class in not losing sight of the human element... the kind of story that - in the subtlest of ways - can instruct us, and nourish us, and make us want to live and love a little better."-Matt Haig, New York Times Book Review"[A] vivid, clever debut." -O, the Oprah Magazine"Allow me to introduce you to your new favorite writer." -James Hannaham, award-winning author of DELICIOUS FOODS: A Novel"Delightfully weird and humorous...a fascinating exploration of our increasing reliance on technology and our obsession with finding a quick fix for everything." -Shondaland"A sharp and moving novel." -Publishers Weekly "With its clever, compelling vision of the future, deeply human characters, and delightfully unpredictable story, this novel is itself a receipe for contentment." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review"My prescription for happiness is: 'Sit still, read a book that can't be classified by genre, and tell everyone.' I'm telling you, Katie Williams delivers." -Helen Ellis, New York Times-bestselling author of AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE
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she.hearts.horror
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Mehso-so

Not for me. Meh.

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britt_brooke
My Murder | Katie Williams
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Speculative murder mystery? Ok, I‘m in. Women murdered by a serial killer are cloned, then reintroduced to their lives by a government program. It‘s an … adjustment. On the surface, I love this concept, but I wanted the execution to go deeper. The twist is underwhelming, though contextually believable. I just wanted a little more development. Regardless, it‘s a solid read.

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kbuggle
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The narrator has to solve her own murder, after she‘s brought back to life through a government program. a really different take on a murder mystery #botm

ManyWordsLater That cover!! 😍😍 2mo
kbuggle @ManyWordsLater right? It‘s a good looking one! 2mo
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Sharpeipup
My Murder | Katie Williams
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This is a miniature of the coffeeshop I‘m reading in. 😍

TheBookHippie Oh my word. LOVE. 2mo
IndoorDame This is the best thing ever! 2mo
Gissy 😍 2mo
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DebinHawaii
My Murder | Katie Williams
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#Rushathon

One more #BOTM read completed for the challenge, although I listened to the audiobook of this one. A really unique premise-a woman is cloned after being murdered & tries to find out who killed her. Bit of a slow start but the ending was tense & good. I had to go back & listen to the end again to make sure I understood everything that happened so it might have been easier reading instead of listening, but the narrator was excellent.

DieAReader 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Gissy Hi! I sent my #TravelingStars package very late but I don‘t know if you received it. Let me know. I have the receipt in case I need to reclaim something. Thank you 🤗 3mo
DebinHawaii @Gissy Hi there, I‘m sorry. I think I probably received it but it‘s at my neighbors. Long story—she grabbed 3 packages that were delivered while I was away overnight for work on 11/20-11/21 & then she left for the mainland before we were able to connect & gets back tomorrow night. We now have packages to exchange on Saturday. I‘ll keep you posted. Also, I am still very behind on #TravelingStars but promise you‘ll get yours by the year end. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Gissy @DebinHawaii Don‘t worry, I‘m still sending mines. I still need to send four packages😳. It‘s that I wanted to be sure you received it because sometimes packages can be lost, specially during holidays🤗 3mo
DebinHawaii @Gissy I am further behind than you! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ Yes, we have had other neighbors with packages that were taken so we are watching each other‘s mail pretty carefully. 3mo
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Soubhiville
My Murder | Katie Williams
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I got to see Katie Williams and John Scalzi in a scifi panel at Texas Book Fest today. Scalzi is hilarious. I hadn‘t heard of Williams‘ book, but the premise sounds great so I plan to read it.

DimeryRene My mom was there today! I wish I could have joined her. 💕 3mo
Hooked_on_books You had a great day! 🤩 3mo
GondorGirl Scalzi is such a delight in conversation. 🥰 3mo
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tpixie
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Yay! I met my Goodreads Goal!
The rest is icing on the cake 🎂📚🎉🩵🎂

AmyG Wow, 🎉 4mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
LeahBergen Woohoo! 👏👏 4mo
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tpixie @LeahBergen @dabbe @AmyG Thanks Bookish Friends!! 💙📚💙 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Huzzah!!!! Well done!!!! 🥳💃🥳💃🥳💃🥳 4mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳 4mo
ju.ca.no Yay🥳🥳 4mo
tpixie @RaeLovesToRead @wanderinglynn @ju.ca.no Thanks Littens! 🎉🥰🎉 4mo
TheBookgeekFrau Congrats!! 🎉🎊 4mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 4mo
tpixie @TheBookgeekFrau @Jas16 thanks! Litsy has really increased my reading! 4mo
CoverToCoverGirl 👏👏🎉🎉 Excellent!💙🩵 4mo
tpixie @CoverToCoverGirl yes! Now I just will have bonus reads! 4mo
Deblovestoread Well done 🎉 4mo
tpixie @Deblovestoread thanks it‘s been a great year for reading! 😍📚😍 4mo
mrp27 🎉📚🎉📚🎉 4mo
tpixie @mrp27 thanks!!! 4mo
Simona Congrats 👏 👏👏🥂🍾 4mo
tpixie @Simona thanks 😊🤩🎉📚 4mo
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tpixie
My Murder | Katie Williams
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It‘s a coinkydink how themes sometimes blend together. This happened with my two Litsy book club books & my own own pick.
We read Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow which had a video game in it. I then read My Murder that has a video game in it AND a serial killer survivor support group. NEXT up for #LitsyBookClub is The Final Girl Support Group, which is about the girls who survived the serial killers in slasher movies!

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tpixie
My Murder | Katie Williams
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EatSleepRead
My Murder | Katie Williams
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This was more of a mystery than thriller and so uniquely different than anything I have read before. I liked it overall and definitely did not guess the twist, which is always a plus!

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Its_Amanda_Plz
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Mehso-so

A nice read that is unexpected. The writing style took some getting used to with all the sentence fragments and repetition (for effect). I wouldn‘t say it was really funny or scary though.

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SailorJohn
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Quite a story. The premise of the book-coming back after being murdered - makes for an interesting read.. you will enjoy

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AudiobookingWithLeah
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Take a well-used serial killer thriller trope and give it an innovative premise involving cloning and this is what you get. I really liked this right up until the VR gaming aspect came into play and then it pretty much lost me…not completely, mind you, but enough that I wasn‘t as invested in the ending as I could‘ve been.
- Rebecca Lowman's narration was sufficiently performed.

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triplem80
My Murder | Katie Williams
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So I enjoyed this for the most part -- I didn't predict the twist, but it was definitely in the set up (if you're paying close attention). However, after having my home broken into last weekend, there was one scene in particular that made me uncomfortable. Perhaps I need to take a break from thrillers!

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Sara_Planz
My Murder | Katie Williams
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This was a page turner and I loved the twist that brought the story together! I really enjoyed the fact that it has a futuristic element to it as well. You can call it a mystery/thriller or speculative crime, but either way it will keep you guessing!

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suvata
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Lou is a happily married mother of a toddler. She's also the victim of a local serial killer. Recently brought back to life and returned to her grieving family by a government project. Grateful for this second chance, the new Lou re-adapts to her old routines, and as she bonds with other female victims, she realizes that disturbing questions remain about what exactly preceded her death and how much she can really trust those around her. 4-Stars

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Hooked_on_books
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Louise and 4 other women are actually clones of women killed by a serial killer. They meet together for support in navigating this strange reality. I was enjoying it but it was getting a little bland until about halfway through when a plot point seriously got my attention. I love some of the choices Williams makes in this and suspect the ending will anger some readers, though I really liked it.

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Cinfhen
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Mehso-so

#UnpopularOpinion I just didn‘t connect to this book the way so many others have. I found the pacing off and it was really confusing. There were times when I thought this book was brilliant and then at other times simply bizarre. More sci-fi than mystery/thriller this book had so much potential but I found it unnecessarily complicated. Even the narration ran hot & cold. I like @Megabooks comparison to Echo Wife.

Megabooks Sorry it didn‘t end up being a pick ☹️ 6mo
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Megabooks
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Loved this one! Echoes of The Echo Wife, but I enjoyed this more.

Louise was murdered by a serial killer. She and his other victims were cloned and reintroduced into their old lives. They meet in a support group, and each has an interesting reaction to being brought back to life. But when Louise finds out she might not be like the others, she must follow the clues to find out why. A fun SciFi twist on a serial killer mystery!

AmyG Ooooo this sounds fun. I really liked The Echo Wife. 6mo
Megabooks @AmyG it was really fun!! I hope you enjoy it too. 6mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!! You had me at Echo Wife!!! #stacked ❤️ 6mo
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Megabooks @Cinfhen yes, I think you‘d like this one! 6mo
Cinfhen Just borrowed it from the library! Can‘t wait 😜 and @Reviewsbylola liked it too! 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yay!!! 6mo
BarbaraBB Wasn‘t The Echo Wife about clones too? 6mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes! Clones and death and replacement and marriage. Similar themes, but each author had her own approach 6mo
BarbaraBB Intrigued now, definitely! 6mo
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Kristy_K
My Murder | Katie Williams
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The whole time I was reading this, I kept thinking of J.P. Delaney‘s book, The Perfect Wife, as it had a similar vibe. However, the differences made it so I was kept on my toes about what happened to Lou. I really enjoyed the journey until the end. It was lackluster and not fleshed out well. The “why” is missing.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#botm

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SassyPants617
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Definitely finishing this one tonight. Leaving work for the day, so I have to put it down to drive home. Hoping my kids will let me finish it asap. 🤣

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DebinHawaii
My Murder | Katie Williams
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#BookBinge

Two from my shelves with #StripesOnCover
The tagged book was a recent #BOTM pick that I hope to get to soon. American Gods is the 10th Anniversary edition.

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 🥳 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I chose that one also! Seemed unique ❤️🤍 7mo
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Chelsea.Poole
My Murder | Katie Williams
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This will NOT be for everyone, but it was for me! I went in blind, as readers should for this one. Such an interesting concept explored in this book. I don‘t want to reveal the situation beyond saying that the MC is actually trying to figure out more about her own murder. I loved the setup and didn‘t see it going in the direction that it ultimately went. A book about the value society places on women, motherhood, and identity.

CBee YES! I loved this one! 7mo
Branwen I loved this one too! 💕📚 7mo
jlhammar Yay! Really enjoyed this one. 7mo
Megabooks Loved this too! 6mo
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marleed
My Murder | Katie Williams
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It is just fun to read a book that doesn‘t follow a traditional genre outline, and this one ticks that box in the best way. Although it‘s very much its own story, It gives me Nightbitch vibes. ..,This was also the catalyst for my virtual confetti explosion after reaching my GoodRead challenge - it‘s too much stress for me to set a goal that would take me through December to meet :)

wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🎉🥳 7mo
Deblovestoread Congratulations 🎉📚🎉 7mo
marleed @wanderinglynn @Deblovestoread Thanks! I wasn‘t tracking my book count, and happened to look down at my phone charging on my counter and virtual confetti was going wild. Made me smile! 7mo
bthegood congratulations 🎉 7mo
Gissy 📚📚📚🎉🎉👏👏👏👏 7mo
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CBee
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I REALLY liked this! I wasn‘t sure what to expect, but I definitely didn‘t see that ending coming! Blew my mind a bit 🤯

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bridge12
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It was a really clever idea for a book. Didn‘t love how it ended but still clever and engaging. 3.5⭐️ #botm

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SaraBeagle
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Interesting book. This takes the murdered woman trope and flips it on its head. Set in a not too distant future (she doesn‘t tell us, but technology is familiar, yet advanced), it‘s a bit speculative fiction, a bit mystery. Fast paced- I easily read it in one sitting yesterday afternoon.

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TEArificbooks
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Wow, this was better than I expected and completed different than I thought it would. The structure is unique and the futuristic world reminded me of Fahrenheit 451 with all the advanced technology. I think if you like True Crime or Only Murders in the Building you will like this.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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I loved this! I do think the end could have been flushed out a bit more, there was a lot of ideas crammed towards the end, and it could have used a bit more pages to keep the pacing. But overall I was enthralled I listened to it on audio and found myself extended my jog and biking to keep listening! Lou was a great main character, easily relatable and nonthreatening, and I loved the near future vibe with self driving cars and VR and clones!

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Branwen
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Is anyone else reading this right now? I CANNOT PUT IT DOWN OMG! I am absolutely hooked!

AmyG I just read today how it‘s very good. Enjoy! 8mo
Christine I really enjoyed it! 🖤 8mo
jlhammar Just finished yesterday! Really good! 8mo
Branwen @AmyG @Christine @jlhammar I did not see that ending coming at all! 😱 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I just finished it yesterday! It was so very good! 💕📚 8mo
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jlhammar
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So glad I added this to my last #BOTM box! Really fun and thought-provoking. Gave me some Black Mirror and Orphan Black vibes.

ChaoticMissAdventures I am about half into the audio and this is SO good!! I can't wait to get back to it.
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What a fresh take on a murder mystery! With speculative fiction elements and a feminist bent, “My Murder” gives agency to the victims and creates a truly smart, original, and surprising reading experience. I thought the audiobook narration complimented the writing perfectly. 🎧

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nitalibrarian
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I thought this was going to be more mystery/sci-fi, but I'd say it's more literary. Which is fine. I still liked the book. Our protagonist is a clone of a woman who was murdered by a serial killer. So it's a bit dark, but it's just absurd enough to relieve some of that darkness. Glad I picked this for #botm.

JoyBlue I started 8th on the Libby audio hold list. Now I'm at 7th. They're estimating another 14 weeks before I get it. Glad that it's a pick! 😉 8mo
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Lesliereadsalot
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Couldn‘t put this one down. A serial murderer kills five women and they‘re brought back to life by the “replication committee.” The narrator, one of the women, is on her own journey, trying to figure out why she was murdered and if it went down the way the reports claimed. There‘s even a virtual reality game of the murders where the women try to outwit the killer. The twists keep coming, all the way to the end!

Cathythoughts Great review! I see I have it stacked already 👍🏻 8mo
Lesliereadsalot Let me know what you think! 8mo
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Christine
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Enjoyed this one quite a bit. The writing was smart and I liked the messages that were woven into the story. I really loved the speculative elements - so much so that I would have been fine with chaptersful more of them! But it was also just enough as is. Now I'm wondering if I need to add more twisty speculative stuff to my summer TBR...

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nitalibrarian
My Murder | Katie Williams
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Starting this one today. I love the cover.

Megabooks I wish I had gotten that one! 8mo
jlhammar So excited for this one. Hoping to start it soon! 8mo
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jlhammar
My Murder | Katie Williams
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#BOTM delivery! I‘m most excited for tagged. Hope it‘s good!

AmyG I am curious to hear how The Whispers is. I loved The Push. 9mo
jlhammar @AmyG The Push was so good! I have high hopes for her newest. 9mo
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swishandflick
My Murder | Katie Williams
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My June #BOTM box. I was most drawn to the tagged add-on, and while The Wishing Game sounded really good the "preview" of the first page didn't hook me enough to feel confident in a purchase. So I went with the thriller (that cover ?) and two trusty new releases from Hilderbrand and Davis, authors I already like. At this point I'm just bulking up my library for whenever my new house is done ?

jlhammar I was most drawn to My Murder as well. It wasn‘t even on my radar, but sounds great! 9mo
Kristy_K Agreed! I hadn‘t heard of My Murder before, but it sounds like it could be the perfect blend of twists and humor! (edited) 9mo
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nitalibrarian
My Murder | Katie Williams
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I picked two books for June's #botm.

brittanyreads I got the same two! 9mo
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