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Joined March 2018

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Finally reading this! Been waiting so long for the last book of the series!

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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4/5
Three people find themselves in a completely unenviable situation. The writing brings through the frustration and heartache that all three go through, and you find yourself rooting for all three, taking no sides.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones

"Look, Celestial already has to choose between Andre and Roy. Don't add your weight to this. Don't force Gloria to choose between her daughter and her husband, because you can't win that. Don't make your daughter feel like she got to lay with who you want her to lay with, like you're some kind of pimp. That's streetfighting, Franklin, and you know it."
~ Sylvia Banks

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones

"Not that there was anything wrong with the way either of us was brought up, but still, the world is changing, so the way you bring up kids had to change, too."

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4/5
I have a toddler going through the Terrible Twos, and yet, I just couldn't put down the book. I saw through some of the twists before they came, but was still completely gripped by the story. It's also well-written, and the protagonist's drugged and alcohol addled brain comes through so well, and adds to the tension as you sometimes can't tell what is real and what isn't.

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97% done with the book. Chapter 22. And, phew!
I saw through some hints dropped, and guessed some of the things that were going to happen, like Ed and Olivia being dead, instead of living somewhere else. But - phew! The protagonist's drugged up, fuzzy head adds to the suspense and the thrill, and the book stays pretty much relentless till the end.

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"Both my parents used to stab at the keyboard with their index fingers, like flamingos picking their way through the shallows."

RaimeyGallant Great quote, haha:) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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4/5
The blurb on the back cover says that TWBU is reminiscent of 'Gone Girl' and 'The Girl on the Train'. It also reminded me a LOT of B.A. Paris' 'Behind Closed Doors', even down to certain incidents that happen to the women in both books. That, however, doesn't prevent this book from being gripping. The very Gone-Girl-esque twist is still surprising, and the story is well-crafted.

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4.5/5
Loved the period feel and the very vivid description of Parsi life. Also, liked the fact that the author decided to give enough time to setting up a back story for the protagonist - that always helps so much to follow through a series and have the character grow.
The mystery itself was a tad simplistic, but loved the book overall!

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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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5/5
Loved the author's first person narrative, and the way he uses current books, plays, authors, etc in his fictional narrative.
It's a fast moving thriller, but is written with interesting detail that you want to go through slowly. I'm wondering if there's going to be a Hawthorne Investigates series.

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