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Lucylovesreading

Joined October 2016

Just a girl and her dog living in a paperback world! FULL REVIEWS on Goodreads/Instagram both are Lucylovesreading
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Winter Storms by Elin Hilderbrand
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The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I originally received this book from Bookofthemonth but held off to read it for saltwater reads book club and boy am I glad I waited to read this so I could discuss it with a group of people because oh mylanta! This is a book I WILL be re-reading and for me that‘s a high compliment.

I insist that you read it. Make sure to have a friend buddy read this with you as you will NEED to discuss this with someone.
5⭐️‘s

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Strangers: A Novel | Ursula Archer, Arno Strobel
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Much like a skydiver who‘s parachute doesn‘t open this book is extremely exciting until the end when you expect your shoot to open and you are sadly disappointed. I read this for @blackheartreads bookclub and was still glad I read it as it was one I needed talk out. This was full of action and a lot of plot twists that you sort of saw coming. I didn‘t care for the resolution of the story and would of liked to hear where they were after.

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American Vampire | Scott Snyder
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The coolest thing about this graphic novel is that the writers alternate between Scott Snyder and Stephen King. At first I was skeptical that I may like one‘s writing style more than the other, especially since I‘m already a huge Stephen King fan but that wasn‘t the case at all. They did a fantastic job in the writing style and the illustrations to make the story lines differ but be similar enough that it doesn‘t take you out of the story.

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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Have you ever read a book that you loved so much you just cannot review it because you don‘t want to spoil a single thing for anyone! But I do insist that you read this. I read this after I read Stephen King‘s Christine and I could see a lot of influences from that story. So if you have liked one you will love the other.

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The Ice Princess: A Novel | Camilla Lckberg, Steven T. Murray
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I really enjoyed Erica‘s storyline and was always excited to get to her chapters. The side drama that she has with her sister and her sister‘s marital strife was fantastic addition to the text but was slightly disappointed to not have a solution in this book but hoping it will be addressed in the next book in the series. This was my first book I have read from this author and was pleasantly surprised that it held up to the hype!
4⭐️‘s

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Winter Stroll | Elin Hilderbrand
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This may have been my favorite of the series thus far. You got to know the family and characters a lot better and understand their dynamic a lot better. I once again listened to this one on audiobook and enjoyed it just as much as the first book in the series. It is bases around the Christmas season but wasn‘t as Christmasy as the first book but if you liked the first one I still highly recommend reading this one.
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Thank you Dutton and Netgalley for the free advance copy for my unbiased review. Publish date: 1/30/18
This is the second book in the UNSUB series. You don‘t necessarily have to read the first book to understand this one, but there is some context in the first one that is referenced in this book. I cannot wait for the next book in the series, and there will be based on the hints at the end of the book!
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Winter Stroll | Elin Hilderbrand
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This may have been my favorite of the series thus far. You got to know the family and characters a lot better and understand their dynamic a lot better. I once again listened to this one on audiobook and enjoyed it just as much as the first book in the series. It is bases around the Christmas season but wasn‘t as Christmasy as the first book but if you liked the first one I still highly recommend reading this one.
4⭐️‘s

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your pic ❤️ 2y
Suet624 Gorgeous photo! 2y
Lucylovesreading @Suet624 Thanks 😊 2y
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Chalk Man | C J Tudor
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Thank you @penguinrandomhouse and Goodreads for the copy to review. This novel is a maze of fun house mirrors, nothing is as it seems. You think you know who the chalk man is, but you don‘t. The book was like a paper plane, at first it soared and was exciting but in the end it just fell out of the sky. The ending was a bit anticlimactic and I wish that it would of ended a bit sooner and with more of a bang. I‘m still happy I read it.

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Winter Street | Elin Hilderbrand
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There is a cliff hanger at the end but that‘s just a great excuse to read the rest of the series. I listened to this one on audiobook and really enjoyed the narrator. The cooky drama was fun and I really enjoyed the Christmas setting. This was my first time reading a Christmas themed book around the Christmas season and I really enjoyed it.
3.5⭐️‘s

Redwritinghood Pretty photo. And I love those mugs. 2y
Lucylovesreading @Redwritinghood aren‘t they cute! They were a Christmas present from my mother in law. The mrs. will get the most use the mr. doesn‘t drink much coffee. 2y
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The first story Mail-order Bride was a quick read that had me grinning from ear to ear. This was a fun traditional-esc romance but it was also heartwarming and very well written. I could see these characters becoming regulars in a series and wouldn‘t be the least bit bored. The second story The snow bride was a similar story. I loved the kooky old gents in this and felt this was a bit more realistic.
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This was a very quick read. I listened to it on audiobook and really enjoyed it. I probably finished this in a day, which is quite fast for me. It‘s the perfect holiday love story to read next to a warm fire. I thought Finn was every clueless cave man just trying to express himself with grunts and odd presents and Carrie couldn‘t be more opposite of that as her email address stated she was a girly girl but she was the ying to his yang.
4⭐️‘s

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Bingo Palace | Louise Erdrich
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I‘ll be joining in the #litsyreadingchallenge2018 are you? Thanks to @jessberk13 for this fun challenge!

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Now That You Mention It | Kristan Higgins
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Often at times this appeared to be your standard chick-lit; romance mixed with some family drama but there was another element to the story that I thoroughly enjoyed and that was the drama and suspense of Nora‘s near fatal attack and the effects it had on her life. I would love for this to become a series from the author and would devour it as I have this novel.
5⭐️‘s

DGRachel I love the skin on your laptop!😍⚓️ 2y
Lucylovesreading @DGRachel thanks I love it too! 2y
Sehdcce Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I just put a hold on it today.👍 2y
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A Proper Family Christmas | Chrissie Manby
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This is a book that I received from thebookmatchmaker last year for christmas but am just now getting around to reading. This is the second book in the series but I didn‘t have a problem starting with this one, although now I want to read the rest of the books in the series along with all of Chrissie Manby‘s books! This was a heartwarming story with lots of drama and suspense.
4.5⭐️‘s

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Who Do You Love: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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I listened to this on audiobook and really enjoyed the difference in narration between the two main characters; Rachel and Andy. It‘s basically a childhood love story turned adult drama. A modern day Romeo and Juliet that had me hooked from Hansel and Gretel. If you love a love story you can‘t go wrong with this book. It was a quick read and I really enjoyed the scene of 9/11 which had me balling.
3.5⭐️‘s

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I was fascinated by the first half of the book and the look at early america. I felt that she was being taken advantage of, you cannot tell me that as a nurse you bringing up your financial struggles to a wealthy elderly lady isn‘t a way of trying to get heLp. I especially enjoyed the “in talks with Huguette” segments where a relative of hers would record his phone conversations with her and you could hear on the audiobook her voice.

3.5⭐️‘s

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I personally had never heard of the great oil wealth of the Osage Indians or their subsequent murders. The persecution of the native americans is like looking at an iceberg, I feel like I‘ve only heard a small snippet and there is so much more under the surface. I love a book that points you in the direction of further topics to research and read about and this had many of those instances, I post it noted the heck out of this book!

4.5⭐️‘s

JanuarieTimewalker13 I own this but still haven‘t read it. I took a Native American History class about 6 years ago and it‘s maddening what we (Americans) did to them. Downright cruel and horrible. Never taught that in elementary or high school back in the late 60s and 70s....one has to relearn everything from a certain generation...I consider myself Gen X, but technically I think I can also be tail end of BBs (edited) 2y
Lucylovesreading @JanuarieTimewalker13 It sound like you would really like this book! I think the big tragedy is that their history has been swept under the rug and we don‘t spend any time learning about what we did to them, we spend more time in school on WWII and this happened in our own country! 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 True! I think I‘m going to plan 2 Non fiction reads for January, this book and The Water Will Come. 2y
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“Suffering is universal. Victimhood is optional.”

Thank you @scribner for the free copy for my honest review.
I was very interested in her story and struggles during WWII, not so much towards the end when it was more focused on her various patients and their struggles. The book was part self help, in the beginning I had highlighted a lot of quotes for myself, part memoir.
4⭐️‘s

Sophoclessweetheart Beautiful photo xx 1y
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The most interesting storyline is the one between Vasya and Morozko as they grow closer. I also enjoyed the encounters between Vasya and her niece who seems to have the same power as sight that she does. I could never get tired of this series and it seems like there could be another one in the works based on Morozko‘s inner struggle over telling Vasya some long held secret about her.
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Here‘s my TBR stack for #nonfictionnovember ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 💎Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 💎The Choice by Dr. Edith Eva Eger ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 💎The Great Rescue: American heroes, an iconic ship, and the race to save Europe in WWII. By Peter Hernon ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ 💎Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ QOTD: What is your favorite Non Fiction Book?

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Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume Two | Nevil Shute, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Michael McDowell
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This is a picture of the October Nocturnal Reader‘s box. Short stories that are based on the supernatural. I liked about half of them. I really enjoyed the first story which was a witch story that had me smiling with all the karma being dished out. The 7th story is the one that I think should be made into a book it‘s a serial killer vampire tale. The stories I didn‘t like were the 2nd, the 6th and the 10th.

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Small town ghost story turns Murder mystery. I was frightened by the descriptions of the not quite dead creatures. The noises that were described may just haunt my dreams for years. The best justice I‘ve seen however the innocent bystanders being injured or killed was frustrating but helped add to the drama. It got very suspenseful towards the end and I quite enjoyed the insanity that was induced with the visions the killer had.
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Christine | Stephen King
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This was such a great read, don‘t let the size of the book intimidate you because you will fly through this one. It‘s like if you combined the high school drama of Grease and the spooky haunting of The Excorcist! This may be my favorite Stephen King novel I‘ve read thus far! I just recently watched the movie and was disappointed! I thought the book was WAY better and the movie left out and changed so much, I‘d love to see a remake though!
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hammykhan Agree with u 2y
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I listened to this one on audiobook and it was a quick fast read. I enjoyed that the narration was both Gloria and Anderson switching off. I really enjoyed hearing about Gloria‘s life growing up in such a wealthy family and all the struggles that she endured. It‘s like listening to your grandma tell you stories of her life. A great reminder to keep in touch with your loved ones and hear all their stories before it‘s too late.
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👻 QOTD: What is your favorite true crime story? There were some very disturbing cases in the book especially the high school teacher. That was the only one that greatly disturbed me. If you love true crime you‘ll enjoy this quick read!
4⭐️'s

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How I Lost You | Jenny Blackhurst
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This was like Sherlock Holmes on steroids. At first it was hard to see the big picture and how the different narrators related to each other but once I began to understand their relationship I was amazed. Susan started out as a wounded little bird and by the end she was stronger than ever. This won‘t disappoint anyone who loves a good thriller.

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I was stunned with the level of drama and plot twists. A literary rollercoaster from the start. If you like this book you will probably enjoy: Lies she told by Cate Holahan and The Address by Fiona Davis. 4⭐️‘s

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Lies She Told | Cate Holahan
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It is completely understandable to believe a victim of severe trauma would bury the event deep in their subconscious but Liza's multiple traumas made it hard to believe she would forget them all; combined with the hormones that are being pumped into her body though I find the idea absolutely fascinating. I love a good psychological thriller and the added story in a story added depth to the story and helped reveal the killer in an unusual way.
4.5

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Girl in Snow: A Novel | Danya Kukafka
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The story alternates between these three characters stories and as you piece the story together you realize that they are intricately connected. A crushingly delicate, poetic look at how everyone is tangled in some way or another and what you may believe is not always true.
4⭐️'s (Full review on Goodreads/instagram)

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Deadline | Mira Grant
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A bunch of zombie fights mixed with corruption and a super surprise ending. I was yelling at the end of this!
4⭐️‘s

Samantha.1020 One of my favorites!! 2y
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Damaged | Lisa Scottoline
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Even if haven‘t read the first 3 novels IT DOES NOT MATTER! This could easily be a standalone novel. A tense story that will have you engaged from start to end. The story revolves around a legal drama but it has moments of action, suspense and sincerity. My favorite so far in the series.

5⭐️‘s

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Thank you @ScribnerBooks for the free copy for me to review. All opinions are genuine and my own. Sauma does incredible job getting you invested in the story then ripping the rug right under you just as it's ripped out from under André. Fast paced, page turning, Brazilian soap opera that will leave you stunned.
4⭐️‘s

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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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So so so good. I listened to this one on audiobook and I absolutely loved it. I love a good supernatural novel.
5⭐️‘s

EvieBee That face!!! 😻😻😻 2y
ValkyrieAndHerBooks I love this book! And Oh my goodness! That pooch! 😍 2y
Lucylovesreading @ValkyrieAndHerBooks I'm partial to her 😁 2y
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Perfect description of my life growing up in northern Minnesota and how truly cold it gets!

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The Driver: A Novel | Hart Hanson
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Thank you Netgalley and Dutton for the chance to review. All opinions are my own. Publish Date: 8/8/17 So action packed you will wish you could possibly read faster! Every explosion and gunshot jump off the page as if watching a movie while you read. This will not disappoint anyone who enjoys suspenseful thrillers!
5⭐️‘s

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The Address | Fiona Davis
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Thank you Netgalley and Dutton for the chance to review. Publish date is: 8/1/17
I enjoyed that it was based on a real place and often found myself googling the Dakota. Many actual residents were mentioned in the book such as John Lennon. This book is all about secrets, betrayals, love and family. The thin line we all walk of trusting those closet to us and how that line can be crossed in an instant.
4.5⭐️‘s

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Pork Pie Hat | Peter Straub
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This was one of the books I received in my very first nocturnalreaders box and I sadly was slightly disappointed. I thought that it would be more scary/horror but instead it was more ghost story.

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I just so happened to be living in the area when these fires took place and remember seeing the news coverage on it night after night. Hesse does an amazing job of getting into the mindset of the couple and what drove them to setting the fires and their interpersonal relationship when they are both in jail and after trial. A fascinating look at the mind of two serial arsonists.
4⭐️‘s

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The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
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"Every marriage is unique. Every marriage is it's own universe, operating by its own intricate set of rules.” Full of suspense and fast paced action that will have you overcome with dread The Marriage Pact is a one size fits all novel. An absolutely terrifying look at the real possibility of a marriage cult and the horrors that that would entail.
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ScrappyMags I liked it too... the psychological questions I think would be good for a bookclub 2y
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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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This is my second Wendy Walker novel and I am officially hooked! Both novels are some of my all time favs! Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin‘s Press for the chance to review. Publish date: 8/8/17
Fast paced suspense that had me falling asleep with this book on my face as I could not put it down! This is one of those rare occasions where you could go back and re-read and gain something entirely different, I know I plan on doing so!
5⭐️‘s

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 💕 2y
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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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Such a heartbreaking story. It truly tugged on my heartstrings and you will not see how the story unravels until the very end. Very surprising!
4.5⭐️‘s

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic 💕 2y
DimeryRene The Good Girl is my favorite of hers! 2y
Lucylovesreading @DimeryRene This was my first read of hers but I can't wait to read more! 2y
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Full of romance and heartbreak I really enjoyed this one but was so very devastated by Bennie's relationship troubles.
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The Breakdown | B A Paris
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This was my first B.A. Paris novel and WOW, this did not disappoint. I found myself turning the lights on at night while I stayed up late reading this and more than once jumping sky high into the air when I heard a noise. Such a relatable novel to anyone who has been home alone. 5⭐️‘s Thanks Netgalley and @StMartinsPress for the chance to review. Publish date is July 18, 2017.

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Feed | Mira Grant
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I‘ve seen a lot of people upset by the lack of zombies but I thought that this was a great alternative world to that of the TWD. I listened to this on audiobook and really enjoyed it. It was so much more humanized and out of all zombie stories I thought that this one was a lot more true to life. I didn‘t know that there were two novellas before this. I highly recommend this to anyone who loves suspense, action or zombies/dystopian books.
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Samantha.1020 One of my favorites! I couldn't agree more- I've reread the trilogy about 3 times so far and I'm sure I will end up reading again 😁 Glad you enjoyed as well!! 2y
Dragon Totally agree ! Great book! 💕 2y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Thank you NetGalley and @Dutton for letting me review this book. It goes on sale: July 11, 2017.

Guys I never read when I‘m not feeling well but I was sick in bed with the flu and could not put this down! The characters are so complex and the drama so mind bending that you will be raving about this to everyone. It‘s scream meets Thelma and Louise.
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The Silent Wife: A Novel | A. S. A. Harrison
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I listened to this one on audiobook and narrator was a bit dull (don't recommend on a long drive). This is billed as a psychological thriller and I don't quite understand that at all. To me this was more of a contemporary fiction. 3 ⭐️'s

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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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Guys can I just gush over this cover for a second! I love the colors! Now the book! For those of you who have read this you will get it, this book is like coming home. There is mystery, suspense, and plot for days. This may be my favorite thriller of the year. If you love a good thriller put this at the top of your TBR, you will not be disappointed.
4⭐️‘s

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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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I really wanted to love this I really did and I know a few people who did. However I felt like this is a book that is not good to pick up and put down a lot it's best served by longer periods of reading. The story alternates between 5 main characters which is A LOT. It was hard for me to keep track of who was who to each other.

The only reason this is getting 3 stars is because of the detective Manon and her life struggles.
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RaimeyGallant I felt like Manon's dating life was just as sad as mine. :) 2y
Lucylovesreading @RaimeyGallant oh geeze I hate when that happens lol 2y
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1. The hell hole that is Virginia Beach. (Stationed here, not by choice we miss MN)!
2. I don't remember either saw it in a magazine or insta.
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TheBookStacker The boyfriend and I are deciding between Minneapolis and Las Vegas right now! I love Minnesota but don't think I could brace the winters after being down in New Orleans for so long! 2y
Lucylovesreading @TheBookStacker There's so much that makes up for the cold though and to me I'd rather be able to bundle up and be warm than never go outside cuz of the heat! Minneapolis is an amazing town, I went on to college there and still miss it. So much to do all the time, u have the outdoors, city life, festivals...the list goes on! And the mild summers to me are the best! 2y
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