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MaceyT15

Joined September 2018

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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Book nerd alert! Such a wonderful way to celebrate #pubday! It was a pleasure to meet this man and have a moment to share my love for Ordinary Grace. Also, happy to support my locally-owned bookstore. Shop small!
I cannot wait to start This Tender Land!

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Bryn Greenwood does it again!!

A love story no one could predict with an equal amount of drama and suspense built in. I just simply could not put this book down. And I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed being thrust into the knights and knaves and tales of chivalry. The Middle English took some time to adjust, but it was well worth it!

Megabooks Totally agree!! 2w
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Barnes & Noble, you get me every time!! A few bargain finds, a few bookhaul deals and some I just couldn't resist! #bookhaul #goodaddiction

Megabooks I enjoyed The After Party! 3w
MaceyT15 @Megabooks it sounds like such a good book and it was only $3, so I couldn't resist! 2w
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Loved this book!! Characters were well developed. I found myself quickly identifying with Tom. Every parent imagines they are not enough for their child. Jake is a charming, intelligent, perceptive young boy. Imaginary friends are not a bad thing!

I thought this book might be scarier, but it really wasn't. It was more of a psychological thriller than a hold your breath type of page-turner. I still finished it in less than 2 day!

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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Such a captivating story with such simple beginnings. There is nothing "ordinary" about this story.

Told as a coming of age narrative of 13yr old Frank, we are thrust into the Summer of '61 in rural MN. This was the summer the Drum family and those in New Bremen begun to wholly understand death. Through pain, love, loss and faith this family discovers who they are to become.

There is not a page of this story that didn't keep me wanting more!

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Perhaps an unpopular opinion:
Although I finished, this nearly earned DNF status. The characters were mostly interesting, yet the story fell flat for me. Luring husbands into affairs is just too much of an obsessive behavior for a respected therapist. I never bought into it. I kept hoping for an awesome twist, but the only one presented I had deduced earlier on. ⭐⭐
I just couldn't give it any more than this, sadly.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Guys, I'm struggling with this one right now. I've heard people that have loved it while others felt it was "meh".

Do I keep going? I'm only on page 80. Please tell me a twist happens to get me intrigued!!

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The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I love how Williams wove together two love stories from different generations. I knew somehow they would connect during the timehop, but I was unprepared for a few of the twists thrust upon me. I wept, I held my breath, I laughed and I loved throughout these pages. LuLu is a protagonist I think anyone can identify with and Elfriede is such a genuine character one cannot help but feel for.
This is a must read!!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her!!!!! 💛💛💛💛 2mo
MaceyT15 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks this was my first book of hers, but it was just lovely! 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MaceyT15 all of hers are awesome 💛💛 2mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Wow!! What a page turner!

Quincy's memory is riddled with holes from the massacre at Pine Cottage. She's become a Final Girl, but she refuses to fit into the role of "victim". What unfolds nearly 10 years following the event is shocking, full of twists and turns, and surprising characters.

I'm surprised it took me this long to finally crack open one of Sager's books. I will surely be grabbing his next read very soon!!

jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 3mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I figured it was about time I read this one!! 2019#30

BlameJennyJane Me too! I saw a post the other day and snagged it from the library. 3mo
MaceyT15 @BlameJennyJane I picked this up from my library too. I need to read all his books before I pick his newest as my Book Of The Month for July. I've heard his books are amazing! 3mo
BlameJennyJane @MaceyT15 me too! And this is the first one I‘m reading. Not sure why it took me so long. Lol 🤣 3mo
MaceyT15 @BlameJennyJane same here! I suppose because my TBR just keeps growing, it's hard to keep up. At least we are reading it now!!! 3mo
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Relaxing afternoon reading...Found this cute little park near my local library. Love it!!

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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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NEW RELEASE DAY!!!

I've been waiting anxiously and can't believe this beauty is actually mine. You guys, the cover is tactile! You can actually feel the raised raindrops on the cover. I love it!

Now, do I put my current book on hold (A Nearly Normal Family) to dig into this one? That's my big dilemma...

JohannaRose I have the same dilemma! I am reading Six of Crows but decided I'll just put that on hold for a minute and read The Last House Guest first hehe. And I was so pleasantly surprised by the raised raindrops on the cover too! It certainly added something special, didn't it? 😃 3mo
MaceyT15 @JohannaRose Totally agree about the raindrops. I think it elevates the quality of the book. Not that her books need elevating! I'm nearly finished with my current book now, so I'm just gonna stick it out. But will for sure start on this one by the weekend, if not sooner 3mo
JohannaRose @MaceyT15 I totally agree! I love her books! I haven't read all of them yet I've read about 5 of them and my favorites are All The Missing Girls and The Safest Lies. I'm in the beginning of my book now so it's not so hard to switch over to this one, but I'd do the same as you and finish the one I'm on if I was pretty far into it. Happy reading! 😊 3mo
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MaceyT15 @JohannaRose Likewise! You'll have to let me know what you think of The Last House Guest! 3mo
MaceyT15 @JohannaRose I just realized you were the one that posted you met Megan the other day. I'm extremely jealous!!!! 🤯🤗 3mo
JohannaRose @MaceyT15 Haha yes I did! Oh my gosh girl it was the first time I‘ve ever met an author and she was honestly the sweetest! She really is my favorite so getting to meet her and having her turn out to be so friendly was just more than I could have asked for! 3mo
MaceyT15 @JohannaRose That sounds amazing!! I hope to meet her one day too. Her book tour isn't stopping anywhere in the midwest this time around, so I'll just have to be patient. 🙃⏱ 3mo
JohannaRose @MaceyT15 I used to live in the Midwest! She did say she‘s working on something right now, so maybe she‘ll head that way for her next one! I hope you get to meet her too! 3mo
MaceyT15 @JohannaRose I sure do hope so!! 🤞🤞 3mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is out of this world. Captivating, heartbreaking, breathtaking, earth shattering! Evelyn is someone you hate to love, but you can't help it. She was not afraid to take what she wanted and protect those she loved with everything she had.
I started this book last night and refused to stop before the weekend was done.
Please read this book! TJR turned her words into smooth molasses! What an amazing ride this is!
❤😭🥰🤧

Crazeedi ❤❤❤ this book!! 3mo
marleed And that cover! 3mo
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I just can't seem to put this down!! I started just before bed tonight and have just now realized how late it is. Trouble is...I don't think I'm ready to stop yet.

Why did it take me so long to read this gem?!!

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Killer book! Loved the dual storylines - both Alice and Beth's pasts were captivating. Although I figured out the big twist early on, it was still worth the read for all the hidden twists and surprises throughout! Fun ending too...
Thanks @Mowen036 for the giveaway. 👏👍

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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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I debated between pick and so-so for this one. The plot was genuinely intriguing and I enjoyed that Erin is just your average woman thrust into an unlikely scenario. Her choices throughout the novel shock me - this woman either has guts of steel or she is incredibly stupid. I feel there is a fine line between those two. All in all, great story with some unsuspecting characters. Worth a read!

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Saw this posted on FB today and it couldn't ring more true! 📚🥰🤗📚
Photo Credit: Katie R

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Look what arrived today!! What an intriguing presentation 🤔 Thanks again @Mowen036 for the opportunity. Cannot WAIT to dig into this one soon!

Mowen036 Yay! I‘m glad you got it! 4mo
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Something in the Water: A Novel | Catherine Steadman
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Struggling to get this one going. The first chapter was great!! But now we go back in time to the events leading up to Chapter 1. I'm only at page 45, but I keep putting it down after each chapter. Please tell me it picks up soon?!!

mramos.tx It takes a good 100 pages to get going, but a good read in the end. 4mo
MaceyT15 @mramos.tx Thank you! I just hit page 200 and it has definitely improved. There are a lot of storylines going on right now and I can't wait to see how it all comes together! 4mo
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Dr. Alex Taylor is living a nightmare! She honestly believes she has been kidnapped, assaulted and left for dead. As she begins to share her story, she realizes no one believes her. Events begin to happen around her and she's blamed for these too. Was it all in her head? Is this because of her attack last year?

I enjoyed the suspense and thrill of this story. Although, I did figure it out pretty early on I still enjoyed how the story played out.

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Book mail! These are the best days!!!
#BOTM
Has anyone read this yet? Would love to know your thoughts!

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Tear Me Apart | J. T. Ellison
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Two author comments in one week!! I am SO ELATED!! Again, another personal fav of mine. Geeking out right now and I knew you'd all understand!

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😯😱 Blown away right now! Just finished this read and I am having trouble formulating my thoughts. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around everything I just experienced. As debut novels go, holy buckets! He's gonna have to put a lot of effort into book #2 to even come close to this book!
All I can say is I need to read it again, like tomorrow!

Bookishlie This looks very interesting. It might be my next read. Would it work as an ebook? 4mo
MaceyT15 @Bookishlie I would think an ebook would work, but I'd shy away from the audio version. I've read some reviews of those who listened and they commented how it was a bit challenging to follow the story properly. 4mo
Bookishlie K thanks! I might try this next. I‘m a little over WW II stuff at the moment. 4mo
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MaceyT15 @Bookishlie I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! It's definitely one that pulls at your brain...don't be worried if you don't know what's happening right away. The story builds for a bit before truly revealing its plot 4mo
EliFu I just started this and was going to ask if you had read it. Figured I'd check here first 😉. 2mo
MaceyT15 @EliFu you'll have to let me know what you think. I really liked it! Very different from traditional thrillers. 2mo
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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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When one of your FAV authors personally comments on & ❤s your FB post!! Eeeeeeee!! 🤩😍👍👏
It's going to be a GREAT day today!

JohannaRose Wow that‘s awesome!! She‘s one of my favorites too!! 5mo
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Library hold pickup day!! I've been waiting for this one 😁🤩🤗
Ready, set, go!

dfieb My copy only has 7 deaths. 5mo
MaceyT15 @dfieb I looked into this recently as I was confused since I'd only seen "7" as well. Turns out they altered the title when it was printed in US, similar to how many of Agatha Christie's novels were renamed in the US versions. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone was also changed to Sorcerer's Stone in US. Makes it very confusing!! 5mo
dfieb Makes sense. I bought my copy in Canada. 5mo
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UNPOPULAR OPINION ALERT!
I tried really hard to enjoy this book. The premise was good, but the courtroom setting was a bit overwhelming for me. I don't think I am much of a fan of Angie Kim's writing style.
I wanted to enjoy this; I really did, but it just wasn't in the cards for me this time.
My first #BOTM fail. 🙁

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Big congrats 👏👏 to @Mowen036 for hitting 10,000!! And thanks for the awesome opportunity!! 😀 #herfirstmistakeof10000litfluence

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Yay for #BOTM release day!! Plus, the new BFF program looks amazing. Looking forward to this read - a bit outside my typical genre, but I need to change things up sometimes!

Bookishlie I ordered this one too. It looked really interesting. 4mo
MaceyT15 @Bookishlie I'm excited for this month. Mine should be delivered today!! Looking forward to a little different genre that my usual 4mo
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#SpringHasSprungGiveaway @Kayla.Adriena
What a cool giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Kayla.Adriena Thanks for entering!! 5mo
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Peter Swanson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors and this book did not disappoint. Even with mixed reviews, I stuck through this one and ended up loving it! I found the story compelling and gripping. It reflects real life and these types of stories happen every day. While I understand some may see the relationships as controversial, I do not. I applaud the boldness of his storylines!

CarolynM Sounds interesting. 5mo
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The premise in the beginning was a bit far fetched for me, but as the story continued it all started to fall in line. Suspense at every corner - along with a few unsuspected turns! I love when a story can do that and it still flows. The multiple POVs and altered timelines gives this book an extra jolt of thrill. As a redhead myself, I found I quickly fell in love with Lily. Heck of an ending too!

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Golden State | Ben Winters
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"The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sums of the squares of the other two sides."
What a world to live in with a greeting such as this. Although I didn't understand all aspects of the story, it definitely put our world into perspective. Regarded more highly than all else, truth and facts are most holy.
This wasn't one of my favorites of this year, but still worth a read.

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Tear Me Apart | J. T. Ellison
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So many layers to this story and you never really know who to trust! Mindy's life is broken into pieces by a devastating crash that leads to twist after turn of deceit and half-truths. Just when I thought I had it all figured out; wrong again. Quick read, enthralling twisted thriller.

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Blown away by the depth of this story. There were many times I held my breath afraid of what I might be reading, but I found the love between Kellen and Wavy to be something so many of us desire to find. One of the most moving books I've ever had the pleasure of reading! Highly recommend 👍👍

Reecaspieces I loved this book!!! 5mo
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"He squeezed me tight, almost as tight as I needed...Tight enough to tell me I was important to him. A little tighter and I would know I was more important than anything else. That was what I wanted."

Although this book makes me extremely uncomfortable at times, I cannot tear myself away from the love and pain Wavy has experienced/is experiencing. Gripping, haunting, disturbing...but beautiful. Unsure what the final pages will reveal.

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Her Every Fear: A Novel | Peter Swanson
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LOVED!! Thx BOTM for introducing me to Peter Swanson...second book was even better than the first.
Kate and Corbin swap homes for 6months, thinking it will be a great opportunity for each of them to escape and start fresh. Within moments of Kate's arrival in Boston. She learns Corbins' neighbor has been killed; no, murdered. Is it possible Corbin is a killer? Kate can't shake the feeling that he could be and begins to dig into his past...

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I was really looking forward to this one, but maybe my expectations were too high. The story was pretty good, but I think multiple points of view didn't fit well in the storyline. I would've enjoyed it much more solely from Hazel's POV. Can't win 'em all!
Still a decent read and worth your time.

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Been on my TBR for too long...finally cracking the spine tonight! 😁

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Chillingly reminiscent of The Lovely Bones - but just as gripping and sorrowful. A story of true loss; a family struggling to find themselves and discover love through loss. Laurel has lost so much, yet discovers herself through her painful struggle. The story isn't so much a whodunit, as it's quite easy to deduce. I found myself crying both tears of sadness and joy until the very last words.

Quick read and so worth it!

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Hen's life has been quite complicated, but she had hoped the move to her new house would be a welcome change for her and her husband. Little does she realize one friendly dinner changes her life forever.

I did enjoy this book, but I was disappointed that I guessed the twist pretty early on. It didn't change how much I was engrossed in Hen and Matthew's stories. This would definitely be a book I would read again! Who knows what I missed?!

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What Was Lost | Catherine O'Flynn
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Kate Meaney is an endearing character and I so wish there was more of her in this story. This book wasn't a solid Yay for me due to complexity of storyline and confusing cast of characters. I did enjoy how all the characters somehow connected, but this wasn't made clear until the end. Not bad for a book that's been sitting on my shelf since 2008!

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Sutton and Ethan's love story is one for the books. Convoluted, shrouded in lies, but deep and everlasting. That is, until Ethan's world is torn apart by Sutton's disappearance. Filled with countless twists and breathless reveals, Lie To Me will keep you guessing...and confused! My only criticism is the additional "narrated" chapters. The book could've held it's own without them.

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Free books are the best! This one is rolling pretty slowly for me so far...someone tell me it gets dark and twisty soon!

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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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"She's not who you think she is..." - on so many levels, this is such a true statement! I love when a twist causes me to audibly gasp. The ending to Part One was such a treat!! I loved how this story unfolds each layer so slowly, only to find another layer to peel back again. Quick and easy read. Looking forward to their latest release.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I'll be honest, I'm still not truly sure my feelings on this book. It certainly provided a shocking conclusion that I could've never guessed, but I felt deceived by the storyline at the same time. In hindsight, it is brilliantly written. Maybe I'm just a little bitter I was SO surprised! Makes me want to read Euripides. #BOTM

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Circe's tale is beyond moving. The pages come to life and you are enveloped into the story. With each turn of the page, I felt as though I was walking side by side with Circe, feeling & living each moment. Beautifully scripted. I fell in love with Circe's realness; her humanity bled from within. This is a must read, regardless of your preferred genre. Circe covers them all.

Bookishlie I started it but lagged like 4 pages in. I figured I‘d try again someday in a different mood. 4mo
MaceyT15 @Bookishlie it took me quite a few pages to actually start enjoying it. I'd guess at least 100 until I was really committed- after that point I flew through it! The first 3rd sets up the characters and backstory. 4mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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And so it begins...

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Conflicting emotions felt during my read. I'll be honest, I tried starting this multiple times but quickly lost interest. Glad I gave it another shot. While the first half was confusing at times - wondering how these storylines connected - the conclusion to the story was utterly beautiful. Each character felt so real and tangible, like I too wanted to climb into this story.

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Wow! I did not expect to enjoy this book so much. Riddled with twists, I found myself rooting for Darby through it all. At times, things seemed a little impossible, but I enjoyed it none the less. I held my breath a few times - shed a few tears too. If you're looking for a quick read I highly recommend No Exit.

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Still Missing | Chevy Stevens
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Breathless. This novel left me breathless; the very last sentence took my breath away. This story is woven with such expert detail - gripping from the very first page. Grief, love, fear, trust, bravery. Every emotion felt deeply. I give this book such high praise!

Reecaspieces I love her books! This is a delicious one! 10mo
MaceyT15 @Reecaspieces I couldn't agree more. This is the first I've read of her books, but I've added her others to my stack! 9mo
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