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EadieB

EadieB

Joined April 2018

I like to read, travel, cook. My home library has 5,000 books. I always say, “Whoever has the most books 📚 will live the longest!”
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A Friend of the Family by Lisa Jewell
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Waiting for the Moon by Kristin Hannah
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For Reasons Unknown by Michael Wood
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Anticipation: A Novel by Melodie Winawer
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Daylight by David Baldacci
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Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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#DistantShores #KristinHannah #BookSpinBingo

Elizabeth and Jackson Shore married young, raised two daughters, and weathered the storms of youth as they built a family. From a distance, their lives look picture perfect. But after the girls leave home, Jack and Elizabeth quietly drift apart. When Jack accepts a wonderful new job, Elizabeth puts her own needs aside to follow him across the country.

EadieB Then tragedy turns Elizabeth's world upside down. In the aftermath, she questions everything about her life--her choices, her marriage, even her long-forgotten dreams. In a daring move that shocks her husband, friends, and daughters, she lets go of the woman she has become--and reaches out for the woman she wants to be. 6h
EadieB This is not one of Kristin Hannah's better books. The characters were interesting but the plot was slow in the beginning and dragged in places. I thought the 2nd half was poorly written and a bit confusing. I felt Jack should have told Elizabeth about his cheating during the separation. Other than that, the book did have some good parts but too few to really mention. I look forward to my next Hannah book because it's gotta be better than this one. 6h
Suet624 Good to know. Thanks for the heads up. 5h
EadieB @Suet624 You‘re welcome! 3h
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#AwesomeAugust #Readathon

After Day 3:
Read Menai Bridge Killings - 314 Pgs
Read Body of Evidence - 361 Pgs
Read Distant Shores - 368 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 1,043 Pgs

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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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#ManicMonday #LetterB @eeclayton @CBee
@TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

Bel Canto
Baldacci
Blade Runner
Beatles
Baby One More Time - Britany Spears

TheSpineView You're welcome 13h
CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 12h
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Body of Evidence | Irene Hannon
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#BodyofEvidence #IreneHannon #BookSpinBingo

Forensic pathologist Grace Reilly begins to notice a curious pattern in autopsies of elderly residents whose demise appears to be natural. Sheriff Nate Cox is convinced her theory is credible and they join forces to investigate. This is the third book in the Triple Threat series. I have read the other two books and loved them both.

EadieB It is a great read with interesting characters and plot. There is absolutely no clue about who is the killer is and I was completely surprised in the end. If you like suspense with a bit of romance added in then you will love this series. I look forward to reading more from Irene Hannon as this book was well-written and hard to put down. I think this book is the best book of the series. Thanks to LibraryThing for a copy for an honest review. 1d
kspenmoll Great review! 1d
EadieB @kspenmoll Thanks! 16h
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#AwesomeAugust #Readathon

After Day 2:
Read Menai Bridge Killings - 314 Pgs
Read Body of Evidence - 361 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 675 Pgs

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The Menai Bridge Killings | Simon McCleave
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#MenaiBridgeKillings #SimonMcCleave #BookSpinBingo

A young couple on the run. A trail of death and destruction. Can DI Ruth Hunter stop Snowdonia's answer to Bonnie and Clyde before another innocent victim is murdered?
This is the 8th book in the DI Ruth Hunter series. It is a definite page-turner. The characters are believable and I had a hard time putting the book down.

EadieB The plot pace kept me reading until the very end. Sian's death is keeping Ruth and Nick reeling. Ruth's search for Sarah is still going on and the excellent cliffhanger keeps us looking forward. Finn and Kat made for an empathetic Bonnie and Clyde type read. I'm looking forward to the next installment to check out what happens with Nick, Amanda and Georgia. If you love action thrillers then you will love this series. Check it out! 2d
Andrew65 Great review! 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
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#AwesomeAugust #Readathon

After Day 1:
Read Menai Bridge Killings - 314 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 314 Pgs

Bklover Yay- a new Nelson DeMille! 2d
Andrew65 A good first day. 👏👏👏 2d
EadieB @Bklover Looking forward to reading it! 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2d
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#AwesomeAugust #Readathon

These are the books I will be reading!

Gissy 10 books?😳Wow!🙌 4d
Andrew65 Great choices as always. I will certainly be reading The Conway Harbour Killings too and Distant Shores. I have got a bit behind with Lin Anderson. 2d
EadieB @Andrew65 Lin Anderson‘s books are a bit long. 2d
Andrew65 @EadieB They are, yet the series started off with a couple of short books. 2d
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Untitled | Untitled
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. My dad

2. Ann Cleeves

3. No

Eggs 🧡💛🧡 5d
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#TheSewingGirlsTale #JohnWoodSweet #BookSpinBingo This is my #BookSpin book.

The Sewing Girl's Tale is a true historical drama of the first published rape in American history when in September 1793, Lanah Sawyer charged Harry Bedlow with rape. This book is very well-researched and reads like a narrative with factual information. I enjoyed this book very much and liked the trial notes as the author goes over how the trial came down.

EadieB Alexander Hamiltown was one of the lawyers working on her stepfather's seduction case in order to get justice for Lenah. Hamilton has had problems with women in his past. Not much has changed from 1793 rape cases to the present time. Rape cases are very hard to prosecute as it is one person against another and the truth is somewhere in the middle. 1w
EadieB I would like to thank LibraryThing and Henry Holt Books and Co for a copy of a book for an honest review. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1w
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Picture Her Dead | Lin Anderson
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#PictureHerDead #LinAnderson #BookSpinBingo

When art student Jude Evans disappears on a photographic visit to a derelict Glasgow cinema, her friend Liam he enlists the help of his birth mother, forensic scientist Dr. Rhona MacLeod, in his search for Jude. Visiting other derelict cinemas on her list, they find clues to her disappearance and to the horrifying secret she may have discovered behind those walls.

EadieB Throughout the investigation, Rhona must deal with the news that a face from her past is literally back from the dead—but for how long?
Jude Evans has disappeared into thin air. Rhona now has to discover who took her and why. The characters were unique and the plot and twists and turns were such that kept me reading until the end. This book is quite long and could have been shorter.
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Andrew65 I feel one or two of these have been a bit on the long side. 2w
Kappadeemom For a second I thought those were toasts popping out of a toaster 😅 #needglasses 2w
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Tove_Reads It was soooo long and nothing happened. Also, didn‘t really enjoy the case 2w
EadieB @Kappadeemom HaHa! That‘s funny! 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads I agree! Long and drawn out! @Andrew65 (edited) 2w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1w
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The Solace Farm Killings | Simon McCleave
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#TheSolaceFarmKillings #SimonMcCleave #BookSpinBingo

A fanatical religious cult. A growing list of missing teenagers. Can DI Ruth Hunter and DS Nick Evans uncover the dark secrets of Solace Farm before there is another ritual killing? D.I. Ruth Hunter has made a new life in North Wales, although an unexplained event from her past keeps drawing her back to her past life in London.

EadieB Ruth and her partner, DS Nick Evans, discover a series of missing teenagers and are forced to investigate a local religious sect who inhabit the remote Solace Farm. When Ruth realizes that the enigmatic cult leader isn't all that she seems to be, she has a race against time to save the vulnerable inhabitants from total destruction. 2w
EadieB I enjoyed this book from the beginning to the end. It had interesting characters and a good plot with twists and turns. If you like action thrillers then you would enjoy this one. Looking forward to the next book in the series. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Tove_Reads Can‘t believe S is gone though 😭😭😭 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads I can‘t believe it either! 1w
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The Island | Adrian McKinty
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#TheIsland #AdrianMcKinty #BookSpinBingo

After moving from a small country town to Seattle, Heather Baxter marries Tom, a widowed doctor with a young son and teenage daughter. A working vacation overseas seems like the perfect way to bring the new family together, but once they‘re deep in the Australian outback, the jet-lagged and exhausted kids are so over their new mom.

EadieB When they discover remote Dutch Island, off-limits to outside visitors, the family talks their way onto the ferry, taking a chance on an adventure far from the reach of iPhones and Instagram.
But as soon as they set foot on the island, which is run by a tightly knit clan of locals, everything feels wrong. Then a shocking accident propels the Baxters from an unsettling situation into an absolute nightmare.
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EadieB When Heather and the kids are separated from Tom, they are forced to escape alone, seconds ahead of their pursuers.
Now it‘s up to Heather to save herself and the kids, even though they don‘t trust her, the harsh bushland is filled with danger, and the locals want her dead.
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EadieB Heather has been underestimated her entire life, but she knows that only she can bring her family home again and become the mother the children desperately need, even if it means doing the unthinkable to keep them all alive. 2w
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EadieB This was an action-packed thriller with interesting characters. The page-turner plot was very entertaining. There were twists and turns that I did not see coming that pushed things over the edge. If you like action thrillers then you would enjoy this one. 2w
Twainy Agree 😁 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Andrew65 This was a very tense and full on book! 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 yes it was! 2w
Tove_Reads What about his other books? So weird with when or if they‘ll be published 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads He seems to be doing standalones! 1w
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#20in4 #Readathon

After Day 4:
Read Behind The Red Door - 336 Pgs
Read Long Road To Mercy - 592 Pgs
Read Twain‘s End - 368 Pgs
Read The Island - 512 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 1,808 Pgs

Andrew65 Another great Readathon for you 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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These are my #BookSpinBingo books for #August2022

Tove_Reads Hunting evil ❣️❣️❤️‍🩹💔 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Looking forward to it! 1w
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Read 22 books in July so got a full card of Bingos.

Read my #BookSpin which was Mercy Killing and

Read my #DoubleSpin which was Long Road to Mercy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤📚🖤 2w
Ruthiella Well done! 👍 2w
EadieB @Ruthiella Thanks! 2w
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Gissy Wow! Impressive as always! How amazing is to read all those books in one month📚📚📚📚📚🙌👏👏👏👏 2w
EadieB @Gissy Thanks! 2w
Tera66 Yowza! Great reading month!👏👏👏 2w
EadieB @Tera66 Thanks! 2w
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Twain's End | Lynn Cullen
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#TwainsEnd #LynnCullen #BookSpinBingo

In March of 1909, Mark Twain cheerfully blessed the wedding of his private secretary, Isabel V. Lyon, and his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft. One month later, he fired both. He proceeded to write a ferocious 429-page rant about the pair, calling Isabel “a liar, a forger, a thief, a hypocrite, a drunkard, a sneak, a humbug, a traitor, a conspirator, a filthy-minded and salacious slut pining for seduction.”

EadieB Twain and his daughter, Clara Clemens, then slandered Isabel in the newspapers, erasing her nearly seven years of devoted service to their family. How did Lyon go from being the beloved secretary who ran Twain‘s life to a woman he was determined to destroy? 2w
EadieB In Twain‘s End, Lynn Cullen “cleverly spins a mysterious, dark tale” (Booklist) about the tangled relationships between Twain, Lyon, and Ashcroft, as well as the little-known love triangle between Helen Keller, her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy, and Anne‘s husband, John Macy, which comes to light during their visit to Twain‘s Connecticut home in 1909. 2w
EadieB Add to the party a furious Clara Clemens, smarting from her own failed love affair, and carefully kept veneers shatter.
Based on Isabel Lyon‘s extant diary, Twain‘s writings, letters, photographs, and events in Twain‘s boyhood that may have altered his ability to love, Twain‘s End triumphs as “a tender evocation of a vain, complicated man‘s twilight years and a last chance at love”
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EadieB This book is very interesting and has changed my way of thinking about “America's Sweetheart“ Mark Twain. It is about the relationship between Isabel Lyon and Samuel Clemens which turned sour after she married his business manager, Ralph Ashcroft, which he blessed. After one month, he fired both and wrote a ferocious 429 page rant and slandered Isabel and erased her seven years of devoted service to their family. 2w
EadieB If you love historical biographies, then you would love this book. 2w
Andrew65 Great review. 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
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#20in4 #Readathon

After Day 3:
Read Behind The Red Door - 336 Pgs
Read Long Road To Mercy - 592 Pgs
Read Twain‘s End - 368 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 1,296 Pgs

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2w
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Long Road to Mercy | David Baldacci
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#LongRoadToMercy #DavidBaldacci #BookSpinBingo #DoubleSpin

Her name is Atlee Pine, the latest creation from bestselling author David Baldacci. She has unstoppable tenacity, always a fighter who is unwilling to cede any ground. She has endured real nightmares and she has the emotional and physical scars to show for it. And she got that long before she became an adult.

EadieB She is a FBI Special Agent assigned to the wilds of the western US. She has to cover, often solo, vast tracts of area: Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Arizona. Small towns, impossibly long distances in-between, isolation like most on the East Coast have never experienced, and an environment where anything can and does happen. 2w
EadieB Working with the locals who respect, and also sometimes fear her, and have never really been allowed to know her, Atlee Pine turns her vast investigative skills and unmatched drive to find out the truth. Along the way she will revisit painful memories of her own, come to grips with what she is and what she might one day aspire to be. But in the end, she will have to confront not only a new monster, but also the old one of her nightmares. 2w
EadieB Atlee Pine is a great debut for Baldacci. She is a tough FBI agent who is looking for her twin sister, Mercy, who has been taken from their bedroom at age six. In this book, she is working the Grand Canyon area and is searching for a Priest brother. It is a great introduction to Atlee Pine and a mystery to match. If you like action thrillers then you will like this one. Looking forward to my next Atlee Pine novel in the future. 2w
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EadieB This is my #DoubleSpin book for July! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Andrew65 A great series, well done 👏👏👏 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2w
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#20in4 #Readathon

After Day 2:
Read Behind The Red Door - 336 Pgs
Read Long Road To Mercy - 592 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 928 Pgs

Andrew65 Great two day total. 👏👏👏 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 2w
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#BehindTheRedDoor #MeganCollins #BookSpinBingo

When Fern Douglas sees the news about Astrid Sullivan, a thirty-four-year-old missing woman from Maine, she is positive that she knows her. Fern‘s husband is sure it‘s because of Astrid‘s famous kidnapping—and equally famous return—twenty years ago, but Fern has no memory of that, even though it happened an hour outside her New Hampshire hometown.

EadieB And when Astrid appears in Fern‘s recurring nightmare, one in which a girl reaches out to her, pleading, Fern fears that it‘s not a dream at all, but a memory.
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EadieB Returning to her childhood home to help her father pack for a move, Fern purchases a copy of Astrid‘s recently published memoir—which may have provoked her original kidnapper to abduct her again—and as she reads through its chapters and visits the people and places within it, she discovers more evidence that she has an unsettling connection to the missing woman. 2w
EadieB With the help of her psychologist father, Fern digs deeper, hoping to find evidence that her connection to Astrid can help the police locate her. But when Fern discovers more about her own past than she ever bargained for, the disturbing truth will change both of their lives forever. 2w
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EadieB This is a dark and disturbing story which is plot driven and character driven. It is a very well-written book with twists that were unexpected. If you like dark thrillers then you will love this one. I‘m now looking forward to my next Megan Collins book. (edited) 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2w
Andrew65 Well doe 👏👏👏 2w
Tove_Reads Sounds like I would like it! 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads You probably would! 2w
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#20in4 #Readathon

After Day 1:
Read Behind The Red Door - 336 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 336 Pgs

Andrew65 A good start. 2w
Tove_Reads I love Washington Poe!! 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Me too! 2w
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Tove_Reads Have you read all Hannah‘s now? 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Haven't read
Distant Shore,
Waiting for the Moon,
Once Every Life,
If You Believe,
The Enchantment,
When Lightning Strikes,
Between Sisters
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 what about you? 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Not read any of those on Eadie‘s list. 2w
Tove_Reads Should we go for one Hannah per month? @eadieb @andrew65 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Sounds good to me! 2w
Tove_Reads So, should we start with Distant shore now in August? @andrew65 @eadieb 2w
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads it would have to be later n August for me. 2w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I could read it the week starting 15th. Booked this week, next week long days volunteering, and 22nd onwards is pretty much about moving… 2w
Andrew65 That sounds a good schedule for me. @Tove_Reads @EadieB 2w
EadieB @Andrew65 Good schedule for me too @Tove_Reads (edited) 2w
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The Reborn | Lin Anderson
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The clown suddenly appeared beside a group of kids at the candy floss van, bringing Kira to an abrupt halt. Then it began. The rapid heartbeat, the burst of perspiration, the gasping breath. The baby lurched inside her, as though sharing her panic. When the body of a pregnant teenager is found in a Hall of Mirrors with the full-term foetus surgically removed, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod is called in to assist the police.

EadieB Suspicion falls on Jeff Coulter, a psychotic inmate at a nearby hospital whose hobby is making Reborns ' chillingly realistic baby dolls intended for bereaved parents or those unable to conceive. But how could he have orchestrated the murder from a secure mental facility? The investigation leads to a group of teenage girls who seem to have all got pregnant at the same time. 3w
EadieB Then a Reborn doll is discovered near the crime scene and a second girl from the group is found dead.. Creepy, compelling and heart-stoppingly tense, The Reborn is Lin Anderson's most powerful novel yet.
This was a good book but a disturbing read. Reborn babies being hand made and babies taken from the womb of women. We found out the truth about McNab which is a nice replacement for Sean. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
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Andrew65 Definitely creepy, and took me a while to get into it because of that. Only finished it an hour ago. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s about when I finished it! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Sounds terrifying!!! 3w
EadieB @TheAromaofBooks It was terrifying! 3w
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White Forest Killings | Simon McCleave
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#TheWhiteForestKillings #SimonMcCleave #BookSpinBingo

A dangerous Islamic terrorist. A safe house in the middle of Snowdonia. Can DI Ruth Hunter and DS Nick Evans deliver the suspect safely before there is a deadly rescue attempt?
This book is a fast-paced terroristic threat and very different then the familiar police procedural we are used to. It was a rollercoaster ride and totally gripping.

EadieB Nick Evans wife, Amanda, is about to give birth to their child. Will Nick make it home in time? Ruth is taken off to a secret location and is finally rescued. I'm now looking forward to reading the next book in the series. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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#20in4 #Readathon

These are the books I will be reading this weekend!

Andrew65 Just finished the Atlee Pine series which as with all Baldacci books was very enjoyable. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 That‘s good to hear! 3w
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#TheDarkestLies #BarbaraCopperthwaite #BookSpinBingo

A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.
Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.

EadieB Nothing can shake her happiness - until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.
Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter‘s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won‘t they talk?
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EadieB As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harboring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie‘s life in terrible danger…
A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won‘t see coming.
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EadieB This book is a parent's worse nightmare. Your child is lying in a coma in a hospital. Melanie Oaks is bound and determined to find out who did this to her daughter. The characters were interesting and the plot was solved by a complete surprise twist in the end that I did not see coming. I will look forward to my next Copperthwaite book in the near future. 3w
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Andrew65 Looks another great read. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Yes it was! 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 9:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs
Read The Stolen Marriage - 416 Pgs
Read Mercy Killing -432 Pgs
Read Talking To The Dead - 385 Pgs
Read The Berwyn River Killings - 344 Pgs
Read The Winter Sister - 352 Pgs
Read Final Cut - 352 Pgs
Read The Darkest Lies - 433 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 3,886 Pgs

Andrew65 Fantastic 👏👏👏🥳🍾🥂😍 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 3w
Gissy Awesome! 📚📚📚📚👏👏👏👏👏 3w
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#FinalCut #LinAnderson #BookSpinBingo

When Claire regains consciousness after a stranger causes her car to crash in a snowstorm, she is frantic to discover her nine-year-old daughter Emma missing from the back seat. Then Emma is found in the woods nearby, unharmed but cradling a child's skull.

EadieB This book was very interesting. It dealt mostly with the dead child that Emma has seen. The dead child is explained and now makes sense but the real issue is McNab. Is he gone or is he back? I guess we will find out in the next book. 3w
Andrew65 Good review, yes left that ending in a way it could be interpreted in more than one way. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Didn‘t want to give anything away. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 8:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs
Read The Stolen Marriage - 416 Pgs
Read Mercy Killing -432 Pgs
Read Talking To The Dead - 385 Pgs
Read The Berwyn River Killings - 344 Pgs
Read The Winter Sister - 352 Pgs
Read Final Cut - 352 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 3,453 Pgs

Smartypants Impressive!! 3w
EadieB @Smartypants Thanks! 3w
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 3w
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The Winter Sister | Megan Collins
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#TheWinterSister #MeganCollins #BookSpinBingo

16 years ago, Persephone went out with her boyfriend and never came home and years later, her murder is still unsolved. In the present day, Sylvie returns home to care for her estranged mother, Annie, as she undergoes treatment for cancer.

EadieB Prone to unexplained “Dark Days” even before Persephone‘s death, Annie‘s once-close bond with Sylvie dissolved in the weeks after their loss, making for an uncomfortable reunion all these years later. Adding to the discomfort, Persephone‘s former boyfriend is now a nurse at the cancer center where Annie is being treated. 3w
EadieB Sylvie has always believed Ben was responsible for the murder—but she carries her own guilt about that night, guilt that traps her in the past while the world goes on around her. 3w
EadieB Lots and lots of secrets abound here. We learn about the mother's secrets and then the book takes off. It started out slow and then took off and never returned. The characters were secretive and so was the plot that took me to the surprising ending. This is a great debut and I will look forward to another book by this author. 3w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 8:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs
Read The Stolen Marriage - 416 Pgs
Read Mercy Killing -432 Pgs
Read Talking To The Dead - 385 Pgs
Read The Berwyn River Killings - 344 Pgs
Read The Winter Sister - 352 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 3,101 Pgs

Tove_Reads Some very familiar books there 🤣 3w
Andrew65 A great total 👏👏👏 3w
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#TheBerwynRiverKillings #SimonMcCleave #BookSpinBingo

A double suicide. A dark investigation into historic abuse. Can DI Ruth Hunter link the present killings to secrets of the past before the killer strikes again? When two seemingly routine suicides start to look suspicious, Ruth is keen to throw herself into a new investigation, lead her CID team and solve what appears to be a complex case.

EadieB While solving these murders, Ruth is contacted by a woman who tells Ruth that Sarah has had an affair with her husband in 2013. Ruth talks with her husband and finds out this is the truth. Afterwards the man does leave and Ruth follows him and he meets up with Kessler whom Ruth is suspicious that he is involved with Sarah's disappearance. 3w
EadieB She follows Kessler unto a train and the book cuts off right there and we will have to read the next book in order to find out what happens next. I am looking forward to the next book and I am glad that I have that one in my possession. 3w
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Andrew65 Think Ruth could come to regret some decisions from this book. Not sure Sian will be able to forgive her, one thing to do what she did but out and out lying to Sian is not something that I think she‘ll forgive. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 We will have to wait and see what happens. I‘m not sure she will forgive her! 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m not sure I could, but if the Sarah thing comes to an end could there be a possible way forward in the long term. 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 I‘m not sure that Sarah is still alive. Sian doesn‘t know what Ruth is up to. (edited) 3w
Andrew65 @EadieB No me either, and sounds awful but that is possibly the best for Ruth. @Tove_Reads 3w
EadieB @Andrew65 Ruth just needs to get it out of her system and find out what happened to Sarah. 3w
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 7:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs
Read The Stolen Marriage - 416 Pgs
Read Mercy Killing -432 Pgs
Read Talking To The Dead - 385 Pgs
Read The Berwyn River Killings - 344 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 2,749 Pgs

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#TalkingToTheDead #HarryBingham #BookSpinBingo

First off Fiona Griffiths finds a young woman undone by drugs and prostitution, her six-year-old daughter dead alongside her. Then she finds the platinum credit card of a very wealthy--and long dead--steel tycoon. What is a heroin-addicted hooker doing with the credit card of a well-known and powerful man who died months ago?

EadieB Fiona Griffiths is a bit odd and suffers from Cotard's Syndrome, which is a condition of depression and psychosis. She is immediately drawn to the crime scene, and to the tragic face of the six-year-old girl, who she is certain has something to tell her . . . something that will break the case wide open. When she uncovers another dead prostitute, Fiona knows that she's only begun to scratch the surface of a dark world of crime and murder. 4w
EadieB This book is an excellent start to a new series. It has a clever plot with original characters that starts out slowly but develops into an intense drama. I am going to investigate the rest of the series and I'm happy to find a new series to read. 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 6:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs
Read The Stolen Marriage - 416 Pgs
Read Mercy Killing -432 Pgs
Read Talking To The Dead - 385 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 2,405 Pgs

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Mercy Killing | Lisa Cutts
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#MercyKilling #LisaCutts #BookSpinBingo #BookSpin

The death of a local sex offender places the police officers at East Rise incident room under immense pressure - they must treat this case like any other murder, but they know what Albie Woodville did and can feel little sympathy. Except, as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear this isn't just a one-off killing - someone is out for revenge...

EadieB This is a police procedural about sex offenders. Albie Woodville was murdered and the killers are unknown until the very end. I enjoyed the book but it did get boring in parts. It had good characters and a good plot but not what I was looking for. It had a few twists that were unique and I didn't guess the killers until the very end of the book. I'm not going to read another book by this author. 4w
EadieB This is my #BookSpin book (edited) 4w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4w
Andrew65 Great review. 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 4w
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 5:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs
Read The Stolen Marriage - 416 Pgs
Read Mercy Killing -432 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 2,020 Pgs

Andrew65 Fantastic 5 day total 👏👏👏 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 4w
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The Stolen Marriage | Diane Chamberlain
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#TheStolenMarriage #DianeChamberlain #BookSpinBingo

It's 1944 and Tess DeMallo is pregnant with Henry Kraft's baby but she is engaged to Vincent Russo. She is riddled with guilt and decides to break her engagement and marry Henry. She moves to the rural town of Hickory, N.C. She leaves Vincent a note and doesn't tell him anything. Vincent is working as a doctor and hasn't been home in months.

EadieB Tess goes to Washington D.C. with her friend, Gina, and she goes out to dinner with two guys who are staying in Gina's aunt's house. They have some martinis at dinner and Tess gets drunk and Henry takes her home, kisses her and they have sex. Tess wakes up next morning and can't believe that she just had sex with a man she just met. Next, she discovers that she is pregnant. 4w
EadieB She confronts Henry and he suggests that they get married to make things better for the baby. Tess quickly realizes that she is trapped in a strange and loveless marriage with no way out. The people in Hickory see Tess as an outsider and treat her with suspicion and disdain. Henry is secretive and everyone seems to know something about him that Tess does not. 4w
EadieB When a sudden polio epidemic strikes Hickory, the townspeople band together to build a hospital. Tess decides to work at the hospital as a nurse much to her husband's dislike. As Tess works to save the lives of her patients, can she untangle the truth behind her husband's mysterious behavior and find the love and the life she was meant to have? 4w
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EadieB The Stolen Marriage is an emotionally captivating novel of secrets, betrayals, prejudice, and forgiveness. It is Diane Chamberlain at her best. I read this book in one sitting and really enjoyed it. The characters were very real to me and the plot was one that kept the pages turning until the very end. There were shocking twists that kept the story moving and Henry's secret was unbelievable. 4w
EadieB I am now looking forward to my next Diane Chamberlain novel. 4w
Andrew65 Great review. 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 This book was so good. I couldn't put it down. 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 4:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs
Read The Stolen Marriage - 416 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 1,588 Pgs

Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 4w
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView Thanks for the tag!

1. No not really. They are just sitting on my shelves.

2. Babysitting

Can you play? @IndoorDame @Pip2 @everlocalwest

TheSpineView Happy Tuesday and thanks for playing! 4w
EadieB @TheSpineView you‘re welcome! 4w
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#ThePerfectFriend #BarbaraCooperthwaite #BookSpinBingo

She‘ll do anything for you…
My name is Alex, and my world has been shattered.
My husband has left me.
My children won‘t speak to me.
My friend Carrie is the only person I have.
She‘s the only one I can trust to keep all my secrets.
She‘d never do anything to let me down.
Would she?

EadieB This dark, gripping psychological thriller will have you holding your breath until the very last page. Fans of Behind Closed Doors, Sometimes I Lie, and The Girl on the Train will be captivated. 4w
EadieB Alex Appleby and Carrie Goodwin meet at a trauma support group meeting. They tell lies to each other about all things. It has a slow beginning but the middle is where it gets really good. By the ending it was time to recount the story and explain all the lies. I'm glad I read this one and look forward to the next Barbara Copperthwaite's book. 4w
Andrew65 Great review. 👏👏👏 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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Readathon storybook: Oshindonga & English | Dorian Haarhoff, Linekela Shipindo Moshindonga, Sarie Maritz
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 3:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs
Read The Perfect Friend - 320 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 1,172 Pgs

Andrew65 Great progress 👏👏👏 4w
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 4w
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My Little Brother | Diane Saxon
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#MyLittleBrother #Diane Saxton #BookSpinBingo

Two siblings, both missing for 20 years turn up within one day of each other. One dead. One alive.
It was an ordinary school day, the day I lost my little brother.
One moment he was on the roundabout and then was gone. Gone. Missing.
They all blamed me. I was in charge. Even though I was only ten years old.
They sent me away. The hurt, the shame, the questions. The not knowing.

EadieB I tried to move on.
It‘s been nineteen years in exile and now somebody wants me back.
Someone with a dark secret. They hold the keys, they know the truth.
So, I need to return to the Welsh village of my childhood to find out who, because I have a secret, too…
I did something bad.
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EadieB Caryn Peeke has arrived home after 20 yrs. She has received messages about her brother. He was 6 when he went missing from the school playground. Caryn was blamed and sent away to a boarding school. This book is an unbelievable roller coaster. The characters are unique and the plot is such that keeps you reading until the very end. The murderer is a complete surprise that I did not see coming. 1mo
EadieB Thanks to Boldwood Books and NetGalley for a copy for an honest review. 1mo
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 2:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs
Read My Little Brother 420 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 852

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 1mo
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#EasyKill #LinAnderson #BookSpinBingo

A disturbing discovery is made in a Glasgow cemetery in Easy Kill, the fifth novel in Lin Anderson's forensic crime series featuring Rhona MacLeod. A vulnerable young woman has been brutally slain and left on a grave in Glasgow's sprawling cemetery, the Necropolis. Upon examining the body, forensic scientist Rhona MacLeod has no doubt that the depraved killer's motives were sexual in nature.

EadieB The case takes on an even more disturbing dimension when the removal of the girl's body reveals a second victim, who has recently been buried in a shallow grave underneath. When yet another sex worker is reported missing, there are fears that a serial killer is at large in the city. This man has killed before - and will again unless Rhona can break the chain and track him down before any more lives are lost . . . 1mo
EadieB This book picks up where the last one left off. A young prostitute woman has been brutally slain and left in a grave in a Glasgow cemetery. Rhona MacLeod is called in to carry out the forensic details. Another woman is found recently buried underneath the city of the dead. Will Rhona be able to track down the killer and stop the pattern from repeating itself? 1mo
EadieB There is a lot more going on in this story but you will have to read it to find out. I look forward to reading the next book. 1mo
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Andrew65 This is on my agenda for today. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Enjoy! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 1mo
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#JubliantJuly #Readathon

After Day 1:
Read Easy Kill - 432 Pgs

Total Pages Read - 432

Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 1mo
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#jubliantJuly #Readathon

These are the books I will be reading!

Andrew65 Will have a few in common this time. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I know! 1mo
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#BeforeSheKnewHim #PeterSwsnson #BookSpinBingo

I totally loved this book. Hen and her husband, Lloyd, moved into a quiet life in a suburban house outside of Boston. Her neighbor invites them over for dinner. She spots a familiar object in the husband's office that is connected to a killing that happened years ago. She immediately claims that he is a murderer. Could her neighbor Matthew be a killer?

EadieB Then one night, when she comes face-to-face with Matthew in the dark, she realizes that he knows she's been watching him, that she is on to him. And that this is the start of a horrifying nightmare she may not live to escape. There are lots of twists that happen and make me read to the very shocking end. 1mo
EadieB A tantalizing story of obsession and manipulation and is sure to please a lover of psychological suspense. I'm looking forward to my next Peter Swanson book. 1mo
CoffeeNBooks I really enjoyed this book, too! I need to read more of Peter Swanson's books. I've read 2 of his books and they were both really good! 1mo
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EadieB @CoffeeNBooks I've read 3 now and The Kind Worth Killing is my favorite but you are right as they are all good. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Swanson's writing is always so addictive!! 1mo
EadieB @TheAromaofBooks Yes it is! 1mo
CoffeeNBooks @EadieB The Kind Worth Killing is the other book of his I've read- so good! 1mo
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#TheDevilsCliffKillings #SimonMcCleave #BookSpinBingo

This book was action packed. A missing teenager, a prison corruption and human trafficking. Can Ruth Hunter solve this crime in time? Can Sarah be found? If you like chilling police procedurals, true-to-life characters, and psychological twists, then you will love this one! Looking forward to reading the next book in Simon McCleave‘s page-turning thrill ride!

Andrew65 A good review. 1mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Last Way Home | Liz Johnson
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#TheLastWayHome #LizJohnson #BookSpinBingo

"A disgraced former NHL player and a local artist are thrown together when her pottery studio burns to the ground on the day he returns to Prince Edward Island. But as they work together to rebuild, their secrets will come out, putting even their hearts on the line"--

EadieB This is an interesting read. It had great characters and a plot with twists that kept me reading until the very end. Eli came home after 11 years and found Violet hurting as bad as he was. When Eli's story was told and Violet revealed her innermost sorrow, the family came together and helped them. I am now looking forward to another great Liz Johnson book in the future. 1mo
EadieB I would like to thank Revell Publishing and LibraryThing for a copy for an honest review. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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