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The Near Witch | V. E. Schwab
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3.5 Stars • The Near Witch by V.E. Schwab is a captivating tale set in a small village where children mysteriously vanish. The story follows Lexi, a young girl who uncovers a hidden truth about a mysterious boy and the legend of a witch. As Lexi navigates the secrets of her community, she also finds herself drawn to the enigmatic stranger, leading to a thrilling adventure filled with magic, suspense, and a touch of romance.

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The Impossible Girl | Lydia Kang
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3.5 Stars • The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang is a historical fiction set in 1850s Manhattan, where a young woman named Cora Lee, born with two hearts, navigates the dangerous world of grave robbing while hiding her own medical anomaly. As rumors of her existence spread, Cora must protect herself from those who would exploit her unique condition, all while trying to solve a series of murders that seem to be targeting her.

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A Novel Love Story | Ashley Poston
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4 Stars • Read for #OUABC Once Upon a Book Club June 2024 Monthly Box (Stranger than Fiction)

A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston is a tale where a professor of literature finds herself literally immersed in a fictional world from her favorite book series. This book, while not introducing a novel concept, promises to bring charm and a sense of adventure for book lovers.

#ANovelLoveStory #AshleyPoston #Bookstagram

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A Novel Love Story | Ashley Poston
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4 Stars • Read for #OUABC Once Upon a Book Club June 2024 Monthly Box (Stranger than Fiction)

A Novel Love Story by Ashley Poston is a tale where a professor of literature finds herself literally immersed in a fictional world from her favorite book series. This book, while not introducing a novel concept, promises to bring charm and a sense of adventure for book lovers.

#ANovelLoveStory #AshleyPoston #Bookstagram

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Thank goodness you #Knoph and #NetGalley for providing this #ARC Advance Reading Copy. Expected publication date is November 19, 2024.

5 Stars • This is Murakami‘s first novel in six years. In "The City and Its Uncertain Walls," Haruki Murakami weaves a complex tale of a walled city inhabited by a young man and a girl. The city is guarded by a giant and populated by golden-haired beasts. ⬇️

suvata The girl works in a library collecting old dreams, and the man must enter the city to become a dream reader to find his true self. The story explores themes of separation of body and consciousness, reality and fantasy, and the power of literature. 7d
Bklover Ooooh, this sounds good!!! 7d
suvata @Bklover Murakami is the master of magical realism (edited) 7d
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@JamieArc Today, I received an amazing “taste of home” gift. Thank you so much for your gift and for participating in #LMPBC. My little book club proved to be quite an adventure, and I met so many wonderful people there. I haven‘t been back to Michigan in several years but I think about it often. Your gift, was perfect. Thanks again.

CrowCAH Love all the Michigan ✋🏻 items!!! 1w
JamieArc Glad it has arrived, and hopefully with the Michigan mints not too melted! Enjoy! ❤️✋🏼 1w
suvata @JamieArc Not melted at all. Surprising so … and so yummy.🩵 1w
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Belle Greene | Alexandra Lapierre
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4 Stars • "Belle Greene" by Alexandra Lapierre is a biography of Belle da Costa Greene, a librarian and art historian who was the first director of the Morgan Library in New York. Born into an African-American family, Greene passed as white to avoid racial discrimination. The book explores her life, career, and the challenges she faced due to her secret.

#Bookstagram #BelleGreene #AlexandraLapierre

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Murder by Invitation Only | Colleen Cambridge
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Thanks to #Kensington and #Goodreads Giveaway for this FREE hardcover book!

4.5 Stars • In "Murder by Invitation Only" by Colleen Cambridge is the third book in the Phyllida Bright Series, which revolves around Agatha Christie‘s fictional housekeeper. Phyllida attends a murder mystery game hosted by Christie‘s new neighbors. The game turns deadly when the host, Mr. Wokesley, who was playing the role of the corpse, is found murdered for real. ⬇️

suvata Phyllida, with her deductive skills honed by working for Mrs. Agatha, takes charge of the investigation in the absence of Inspector Cork. She guides the local constable through interviews with the Murder Game actors, gradually uncovering that everyone had a motive to kill Mr. Wokesley, both in the game and in real life. 2w
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This thriller follows the story of Ryan Richardson, whose girlfriend Ali disappeared five years ago after a violent night. When Ali's car is found submerged in a lake with a cryptic note inside, Ryan, now studying in Italy, is drawn back into the mystery. The narrative weaves through the perspectives of Ryan, a new sheriff's deputy named Poppy McGee, and a Philadelphia mobster, Shane O'Leary, who is seeking vengeance for his son's death. ⬇️

suvata As Ryan races across Europe searching for answers, he is unaware that his fate may be intertwined with Poppy's investigation and Shane's quest for retribution. The novel is praised for its fast pace, intricate plot, and the way it brings together seemingly disparate characters and storylines. 2w
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Her Deadly Secrets | Laura Griffin
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3.5 Stars • In "Her Deadly Secrets," private investigator Kira Vance is thrust into a dangerous situation when her mentor is murdered in front of her. As she investigates the crime, she uncovers a web of secrets and finds herself in the crosshairs of a vicious killer. With the help of a security team, Kira must navigate the treacherous legal world of Houston and stay one step ahead of the killer.

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Victim | Andrew Boryga
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5 Stars • Victim is a debut novel by Andrew Boryga. It follows the story of Javi, an aspiring writer who cynically exploits his Bronx upbringing and identity as a person of color for personal gain in the media and publishing industry. The book explores themes of identity, race, class, and the exploitation of personal narratives in a satirical and thought-provoking manner.

#Victim #AndrewBoryga #Bookstagram

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Independence: Vintage Minis | Charlotte Bront
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Bookwormjillk I love that! 2w
dabbe That should be a read banned books slogan, too! #fREADom 💙🇺🇸❤️ 2w
suvata @dabbe that‘s a good idea. I will work on it. 2w
dabbe @suvata 🤩🤗😀 2w
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Reykjavk: A Crime Story | Ragnar Jonasson, Katrn Jakobsdttir
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3.5 Stars • REYKJAVIK is a crime novel co-written by Icelandic Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and acclaimed author Ragnar Jónasson. Set in Iceland, the story follows the mysterious disappearance of a young girl named Lára Marteinsdóttir in 1956. Thirty years later, journalist Valur Robertsson begins investigating the case. This book is a slow-burning, spellbinding whodunit, with Agatha Christie's influence evident throughout.

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2.5 Stars • The Burning of Bridget Cleary by Angela Bourke is a historical account of a tragic event in 1895 Ireland. Bridget Cleary, a young woman, was killed by her husband and family members who believed she was a changeling, a fairy imposter. The incident sparked public outrage and was used to highlight the superstitions prevalent in rural Ireland at the time.

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Read in June 2024...
17 Books
One 5-Star read this month:
• The Stranger in Her House

#Goodreads #Bookstagram #OUABC #Litsy #Libby #Everand #Audible #Kindle

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Crooked Hallelujah | Kelli Jo Ford
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"Crooked Hallelujah" by Kelli Jo Ford is a novel that explores the lives of four generations of Cherokee women as they navigate poverty, religion, and identity. Set in Oklahoma and Texas during the 1970s and beyond, the story follows Justine and her daughter Reney as they move from their reservation to seek a better life. The novel delves into the harsh realities of American poverty and how faith becomes a lifeline for these women.

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📬 Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

It‘s that time again. Please return all Round 20 books ASAP. That was the final round. I hope y‘all had fun. Thank you to everyone who participated through the years.

Bookwormjillk Just sent mine yesterday. Thank you so much for hosting all these years @suvata I‘ve read so many good books I never would have discovered on my own. 3w
Meshell1313 Thank you for hosting! A great way to make new friends and find new great books! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
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Horrorstr | Grady Hendrix;
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3.5 Stars • Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix is a horror-comedy novel set in ORSK, a fictional IKEA-like store, where employees Amy, Ruth Anne, and Basil stay overnight to investigate mysterious acts of vandalism. The story takes a dark turn as they uncover the store's disturbing history tied to an old prison and its sadistic warden, leading to supernatural events and a fight for survival.

#Horrorstor #GradyHendrix

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5 Stars • The Stranger in Her House by John Marrs is a psychological thriller that explores the story of Connie, who returns home from Italy to take care of her ailing mother, Gwen. A stranger named Paul, sent by a charity, infiltrates their lives under the guise of helping with odd jobs. Connie becomes suspicious of Paul's intentions, leading to a tense and twisty narrative that delves into themes of manipulation, deception and vulnerability. ⬇️

suvata If you like intense, page-turning, psychological thrillers this book is for you. In fact, just add John Marrs to your must-read author list. 4w
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3.5 Stars • In "Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties," Tom O'Neill explores the background and motives behind the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders committed by the Manson Family in 1969. O'Neill challenges the Helter Skelter scenario presented by lead prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi in the trials and in his book, suggesting that there may be more to the story than meets the eye. ⬇️

suvata The book delves into the CIA's involvement in mind-control experiments and other covert operations during the 1960s, hinting at a possible connection to the Manson Family. With a mix of new information and conspiracy theories, "Chaos" offers a fresh perspective on one of the most notorious crimes in American history.
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The Space Between | Dete Meserve
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#OUABC Once Upon A Book Club Adult August 2018 selection • 4 Stars

The Space Between follows the story of Sarah, a scientist who discovers an astronomical object that will change the scientific world. But when she returns home from her meeting with NASA, she finds her husband gone missing and is considered the primary suspect in the murder of a perspective business partner. ⬇️

suvata Now she must navigate the challenges it presents to her relationships and her understanding of the people around her. The novel delves into themes of communication, empathy, and the power of secrets, ultimately encouraging readers to reflect on the importance of honesty and openness in their own lives. 1mo
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3.5 Stars • “Winds of Time," is a novella and the third installment in the "After Cilmeri" series by Sarah Woodbury. Meg, a time-traveling character, finds herself once again in medieval Wales after a plane crash. This time, she's alone and must navigate the challenges of the past with the knowledge and maturity she gained from her sixteen years spent in the modern world. ⬇️

suvata The story explores Meg's struggle to adapt and survive in a world vastly different from her own, highlighting her resilience and determination. "Winds of Time" serves as a bridge between the events of "Footsteps in Time" and "Prince of Time," offering a deeper look into Meg's personal experiences and challenges during her journey back to the 13th century. 1mo
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A Murder Most French | Colleen Cambridge
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4 Stars • In "A Murder Most French," the second installment in the "An American in Paris" series by Colleen Cambridge, the story unfolds in postwar Paris, where American ex-pat Tabitha Knight and chef-in-training Julia Child find themselves entangled in a series of murders. The plot thickens as Tabitha and Julia attempt to unravel the mystery behind poisoned wine, which is linked to the darker corners of France's wartime past. ⬇️

suvata As Tabitha investigates, she faces personal danger and navigates her complicated relationship with Inspector Mervielle. The book is noted for its rich setting and culinary details, with the mystery itself taking a backseat to the atmosphere and cuisine of the city. 1mo
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FYI:

#LMPBC Round 20 Group G

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This was such a fun round. I truly enjoyed every one of the books. Thank you to everyone for participating.

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Read in June 2024 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 20 - Group G (Gothic Horror) • 4 Stars

The Haunting of Whitehall Manor is a Gothic horror novel that follows the story of Anne Towry, a woman who returns to her childhood home, Whitehall Manor, after her mother, Seraphine, goes missing. ⬇️

suvata As Anne investigates her mother's disappearance, she uncovers dark family secrets and becomes increasingly immersed in the haunting beauty of the Marigold Garden on the estate. The longer she stays, the deeper she is drawn into the horror of her family's curse, as revealed through her mother's chilling journal entries. 1mo
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The Vacation | John Marrs
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4.5 Stars • "The Vacation" by John Marrs is a thriller set in a hostel in Venice Beach, California. The story follows a group of strangers each with their own secrets and hidden motivations. The narrative unfolds through short chapters and flashbacks, slowly revealing the connections and secrets between the characters. The book has been praised for its quick pace, numerous twists, and a satisfying ending.

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⏰ This is a reminder for those participating in #LMPBC Round 20. There are only about two weeks left to read your book, mark it up, and get it into the mail by the end of the month. Can‘t wait to read the next book. 😎

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Edinburgh Twilight | Carole Lawrence
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4 Stars • "Edinburgh Twilight" by Carole Lawrence is the first book in the Ian Hamilton Mysteries series, set in 1881 Edinburgh. Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton investigates the murder of a young man found strangled in Holyrood Park. With the help of his team, including his aunt, a librarian, and a street urchin, they uncover a series of murders linked by a mysterious playing card. ⬇️

suvata The book explores the darker side of Edinburgh, with its division between the wealthy New Town and the crime-ridden Old Town. 1mo
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4 Stars • "How the Scots Invented the Modern World" by Arthur Herman is a historical exploration of the profound impact Scotland and its people have had on the development of the modern world. The book delves into the significant contributions of the Scots in various fields such as science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics during the 18th and 19th centuries. ⬇️

suvata It highlights the Scottish Enlightenment as a pivotal period that laid the groundwork for many of the modern world's fundamental ideas and institutions. 1mo
Pogue That was such a good book. 1mo
suvata @Pogue oh my gosh, I learned so much from it 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 1mo
Pogue @suvata next you should read How the Irish Saved Civilization by Cahill. That one is really good too 1mo
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Heir of Uncertain Magic | Charlie N. Holmberg
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3.5 Stars • "Heir of Uncertain Magic" is the second installment in Charlie N. Holmberg's Whimbrel House series. Set in Victorian Boston and a nearby island, it continues the story of Merritt Fernsby and Hulda Larkin. Merritt struggles with his newly discovered magical lineage and the voices of animals and plants he hears constantly. ⬇️

suvata Hulda, meanwhile, deals with the disappearance of her mentor and potential promotion within the Boston Institute for the Keeping of Enchanted Rooms. The book delves into family secrets, magical mysteries, and the development of Merritt and Hulda's relationship amidst these challenges. (edited) 1mo
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A gripping psychological thriller that follows the story of Afton Teachout, an outcast in her small town for twenty years after being accused of murdering her mother's lover in a blackout fit of rage. Afton, living with her grandmother and working a hotel night shift, relies on pills to get a day's sleep. Her life takes a dramatic turn when she wins a lottery, using her newfound wealth to help her only friend, Sydney, escape her toxic husband. ⬇️

suvata However, Afton's life becomes increasingly unsettling as she starts receiving unsettling calls from a restricted number and notices someone lurking outside her home. The novel alternates between present-day narratives and memories of the fateful year 2003, when Afton was accused of murder, creating a heart-pounding journey to uncover the truth. 1mo
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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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4.5 Stars • "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl is a profound exploration of the human condition, inspired by Frankl's experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book delves into the importance of finding meaning in life, even in the most dire circumstances. Frankl introduces his theory of logotherapy, which posits that the primary motivation for human beings is the search for meaning in life. ⬇️

suvata He argues that life has meaning under all circumstances, even the most miserable ones, and that it is up to individuals to find this meaning. The book also discusses the three main sources of meaning: work, love, and suffering. It's a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit and a guide to finding purpose in life. 1mo
TheBookHippie I love this book. 1mo
suvata @TheBookHippie me too. I have a feeling I will be reading it more than once. 1mo
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WildAlaskaBibliophile I'm currently reading this! 1mo
TheBookHippie @suvata I‘ve read it three times. Probably time to read it again. 1mo
JamieArc I‘ve read it 3 times as well, and refer back to it often. Probably time to get it back out. 1mo
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Daliburgh School Community Library | Isle of South Uist, United Kingdom (Library)
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4.5 Stars • "No Song in a Strange Land" by Marion Macdonald is the first book in The Uist Girl Series, which is set in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. This thought-provoking historical family saga combines suspense, romance, and a commentary on the social and political issues of the time. It tells the story of a dutiful daughter who reluctantly leaves her home in North Uist to become a ⬇️

suvata homesteader's wife in Saskatchewan, Canada, hoping love will blossom. The novel is praised for its vivid portrayal of life in North Uist at the turn of the 19th/20th century and the prominent role emigration played during that time. Readers get a real sense of the ups and downs of the characters' lives as they journey from the Outer Hebrides to Canada and back again. 2mo
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3.5 Stars • "The Lost Vintage" by Ann Mah follows Kate Elliott, a sommelier studying for the Master of Wine test, who returns to her family's vineyard in Burgundy. While there, she uncovers a hidden cellar containing a cache of wine, along with belongings of an aunt she never knew existed, Hélène Marie Charpin, who was a teenager during the Nazi occupation. ⬇️

suvata The novel delves into the secrets of Kate's family history, the realities of life during World War II, and the choices people, especially women, had to make. It offers an intimate look into the wine-making process, French culture, and the impact of the past on the present. 2mo
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The Hanging City | Charlie N. Holmberg
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3 Stars • "The Hanging City" by Charlie N. Holmberg is a fantasy adventure that follows Lark, a young woman with the power to wield fear. She's on the run from her abusive father and finds sanctuary in Cagmar, a city of trolls—humanity's sworn enemies. Lark uses her gift to protect the trolls' hanging city from monsters, but her loyalty is tested when she faces a powerful troll who hates humankind. ⬇️

suvata Throughout her journey, Lark learns about her past, the power of fear, and the complexities of trust and hope. The book explores themes of love, class conflict, and rigid social rules in a harsh world. 2mo
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The Armour of Light | Ken Follett
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Read in May 2024...
18 Books
Five 5-Star reads this month:
• There Are Rivers in the Sky
• Bluebird
• O Caledonia
• poyums
• The Armor of Light (Kingsbridge # 4) ⭐️

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Life After Coffee | Virginia Franken
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3.5 Stars • This novel that delves into the life of Amy, a high-powered coffee executive, who finds her world turned upside down when she is suddenly out of a job. The story follows her journey as she navigates the challenges of unemployment, family life, and self-discovery. The book is a humorous and relatable exploration of the complexities of modern life and the importance of finding balance and purpose beyond one's career.

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📫 Ready ... Set ... Mail! #LMPBC

If you haven‘t already done so, it‘s time to mail your Round 20 book to the next person. If you did, “Well done”! If you didn‘t, “Hurry and do so”. If you are unable to mail it on time, please contact the members of your group to let them know when they can expect it.

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4 Stars • Oh, Freida, you‘ve done it again -- a perfect unexpected twist! "The Perfect Son" by Freida McFadden is a gripping psychological thriller that follows the story of Erika Cass, a mother of two children, Hannah and Liam. Liam, the 16-year-old son, is suspected of being involved in the disappearance of a classmate, Olivia Mercer. ⬇️

suvata As the investigation unfolds, Erika's life is turned upside down as she grapples with the possibility that her son might be a psychopath. The narrative delves into the complexities of family, identity, and the lengths a mother will go to protect her child. The story is filled with twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end. 2mo
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Expected publication date is September 3, 2024.

4 Stars • I‘ve followed Alan Bradley‘s Flavia de Luce and her antics for fifteen years now and these books never disappoint. In "What Time the Sexton's Spade Doth Rust," amateur sleuth Flavia de Luce, along with her younger cousin Undine, investigates the murder of a former public hangman, Major Greyleigh. ⬇️

suvata Suspicion initially falls on the de Luce family‘s longtime cook, Mrs. Mullet, as she had picked the mushrooms and cooked the omelet that Greyleigh consumed before his death. Flavia, an expert in the chemical nature of poisons, is determined to find the real killer and clear Mrs. Mullet's name. As the investigation progresses, Flavia uncovers secrets that lead to a surprising discovery, one that has the potential to upend her entire life. (edited) 2mo
merelybookish Wow! I assumed that series was done! 2mo
suvata @merelybookish I thought it was too. Happily, I was wrong. 2mo
gossamerchild OMG, there's a new one?!? Thank you for sharing this, this is one of my absolute favorite series! 2mo
suvata @gossamerchild you‘re going to love it. 2mo
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A Calamity of Souls | David Baldacci
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4 Stars • A Calamity of Souls by David Baldacci is a legal drama set in 1968 Virginia, where a racially-charged murder case becomes a pivotal point following the Civil Rights Act. The story revolves around the defense of Jerome Washington, a Black man accused of killing a wealthy, white couple, by a white lawyer named Jack Lee and a Black lawyer named Desiree DuBose. ⬇️

suvata The case is fraught with tension, as the duo fight against a deeply unfair system, political pressure, and personal threats to seek justice for their client. The narrative explores themes of racial tension, the complexities of the legal system, and the personal growth of the characters as they navigate through these challenges. 2mo
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One Last Kill | Robert Dugoni
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3 Stars • "One Last Kill" by Robert Dugoni is the 10th installment in the Detective Tracy Crosswhite series. The story follows Tracy, a detective in the Seattle PD, as she reopens a cold case involving a serial killer who operated on Seattle's Route 99. This killer has been dormant for nearly three decades after his first kill, and Tracy is expected to finally bring closure to the victims' families and redeem the Seattle PD's reputation. ⬇️

suvata As Tracy and her team dig deeper into the case, they uncover high-level corruption and cover-ups that are just as dangerous as the elusive killer himself. The narrative is filled with suspense, mystery, and the constant threat of exposure for those involved in the cover-ups. 2mo
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Chance | Matthew Fitzsimmons
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#OUABC 2024 Reading Challenge: 40 Prompts (29. A science fiction book) • 3.5 Stars

Chance by Matthew FitzSimmons is a futuristic thriller set in a world where human cloning is a luxury 6for the wealthy. The story revolves around Chance Harker, a clone who plays a dangerous game of life, death, memory, and murder. ⬇️

suvata After being revived and facing accusations of killing a stranger, Chance must stay ahead of the LAPD, his kidnappers, and outraged protesters to uncover the truth about his own life, death, and the tragic abduction that tore his family apart. With no memory of his previous selves, he must dig into the mysteries of his existence and the world around him to survive and find answers. 2mo
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4 Stars • Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka is a gripping narrative that explores the lives of a serial killer, Ansel Packer, and the women connected to him. The story delves into the final hours of Ansel's life as he awaits execution, interweaving the perspectives of his mother, Lavender; a police investigator, Saffy Singh; and Hazel Fisk, the twin sister of his ex-wife. ⬇️

suvata The novel critically examines the culture's obsession with violent men, the impact of trauma, and the question of why more media attention is given to killers than to their victims. It's a compelling exploration of the human psyche and the reverberations of violent acts. 2mo
Cathythoughts Great review. This is one of my favourite books. I‘m watching out for what she writes next. 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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The Armour of Light | Ken Follett
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5 Stars • "The Armour of Light" by Ken Follett is the fifth installment in the Kingsbridge series. Set in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the novel explores a time of significant societal upheaval and transformation in England. The story follows Sally Clitheroe, who faces personal tragedy amidst a backdrop of industrial change, social unrest, and the Napoleonic Wars. ⬇️

suvata This historical fiction novel delves into themes of progress versus tradition, class struggles, and the human costs of industrialization. It concludes the Kingsbridge saga, offering a sweeping narrative that spans a thousand years. 2mo
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poyums | Len Pennie
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5 Stars and, most importantly, I now like poetry! • "Poyums" by Len Pennie is a collection of poetry in both English and Scots, reflecting her advocacy for the Scots language and mental health. Pennie gained popularity on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, where she posted Scots word of the day videos. ⬇️

suvata The poems in "Poyums" touch on various themes, including feminism and experiences of abuse, and Pennie's work has been celebrated for its humor, honesty, and the unique perspective it offers on language and identity. The book was well-received, becoming an instant bestseller in the UK, and Pennie has been recognized for her contributions to poetry and the promotion of the Scots language.
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⏰ This is a reminder for those participating in #LMPBC Round 20. There are only about two weeks left to read your book, mark it up, and get it into the mail by the end of the month. Can‘t wait to read the next book. 😎

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O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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#LMPBC Round 20 Group G

@KateReadsYA @jamiearc

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O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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Read in May 2024 for Litsy Markup Postal Book Club #LMPBC Round 20 - Group G (Gothic Horror)

• Dark and atmospheric • 5 Stars • This book reminded me of Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle which is one of my absolute favorites.

JamieArc I rated this a so-so and I‘m not sure why. I still think about this book two months later, and think of it fondly. I should change my rating. 2mo
suvata @JamieArc a lot depends on your mood while you were reading it. Sometimes I go back to a book that I didn‘t rate very well and the second time around I absolutely adored it. I rated this one five stars because of the beautiful imagery, imaginative storyline and the enchanting language. (edited) 2mo
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This is a clever novel that follows the story of Loveday Cardew, a young woman working at a bookshop who prefers books to people. The novel explores themes of love, grief, and the power of literature. It explores her relationships with an array of characters, including her boss, Archie, and a poet, Nathan. The narrative is interspersed with Loveday's tattoos, which feature the first lines of her favorite books, adding a unique layer to the story.

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