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Bodie is a successful podcaster who returns to her former boarding school to teach a class. As one of the students asks to make a podcast about Bodie‘s former room-mate, who was murdered during Bodie‘s time there, Bodie has to ask herself if that is what she hoped for all along.

I really liked this but I‘m giving it 4 stars rather than 5. Parts of it seemed really slow; in fact I had to check how long the physical book was as it felt ⬇️

squirrelbrain VERY slow in places. Bodie had an interesting back story that didn‘t seem to fully connect with the rest of the story. There were a few too many characters. 1mo
squirrelbrain I did like; the references to many other murdered / abused women. Bodie had her own ‘me-too‘ issues with something her ex-husband did, that fitted in nicely to the story. Always love an academic setting. I usually prefer my endings to be nicely wrapped up in a bow and this one wasn‘t, but it worked. 1mo
squirrelbrain #netgalley Published in the UK next week 1mo
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Cinfhen Did you do print or audio?!? 1mo
squirrelbrain I read a digital print copy @Cinfhen - in places the % just didn‘t seem to be going up and I‘m a fast reader! It picked up though later. It was never boring though, just seemed a bit slow. 1mo
Cinfhen I find too many books now tend to drag. Editors need to tighten their books 🤨 1mo
BarbaraBB Seems very interesting. Is it as good as 1mo
Megabooks I‘m hopping my library gets it, but I‘m planning to buy it if they don‘t. I do find her books bit slow paced in general. 1mo
squirrelbrain Can you believe I haven‘t read The Great Believers?! @BarbaraBB I‘ve heard so many good things about it, and this one feels quite ‘ordinary‘ when compared to what I‘ve heard about Believers. Indeed, I‘ve just seen a review included in the Crime / Mystery section of The Guardian newspaper; it‘s not ‘literary fiction‘ by any means. 1mo
squirrelbrain @Megabooks - see my comment to Barbara. It might be a #borrownotbuy. I really liked it, but it certainly wasn‘t ground-breaking or unique. 1mo
Librarybelle I like this cover way more than the US cover! 1mo
BarbaraBB It sounds completely different from her earlier work. Fascinating. And I can enjoy a good thriller so am stacking! 1mo
Cortg @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I have a copy of The Great Believers but haven‘t read it yet. I really do wish there was more time in the day! 1mo
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