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The Beautiful Dead
The Beautiful Dead | Belinda Bauer
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Belinda Bauer is a marvel. Her novels are almost indecently gripping and enjoyable. Sophie Hannah, "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Monogram Murders" and "Woman with a Secret" Belinda Bauer is an award-winning British crime writer of the highest caliber, whose smart, stylish novels have captivated readers and reviewers on both sides of the Atlantic and earned her a reputation as the true heir to the great Ruth Rendell ("Mail on Sunday" (UK)). Her latest, "The Beautiful Dead," is a riveting narrative centered on a down-on-her-luck journalist and a serial killer desperate for the spotlight. TV crime reporter Eve Singer s career is flagging, but that starts to change when she covers a spate of bizarre murderseach one committed in public and advertised like an art exhibition. When the killer contacts Eve about her coverage of his crimes, she is suddenly on the inside of the biggest murder investigation of the decade. But as the killer becomes increasingly obsessed with her, Eve realizes there s a thin line between inside information and becoming an accomplice to murderpossibly her own. A seamlessly-plotted thriller that will keep readers breathless until the very end, "The Beautiful Dead" cements Belinda Bauer s reputation as a master of heart-stopping suspense."
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jhod
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We are (fingers crossed) moving house so had a very busy day packing and trying to bring myself to throw things away - I'm so sentimental!

So now relaxing with this - don't think it's as good as some of her other books, but still a great read. Trying to finish all my library books before moving day...!

Cathythoughts Good luck with the moving. I liked this book 👍🏻 4mo
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Cathythoughts
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I really enjoyed this one. Belinda Bauer kept me on tender hooks & guessing till the end. I look forward to reading more of her books.

TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 1y
Cathythoughts @TrishB I did ! Thankyou 1y
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Cathythoughts
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#SeptemberDanes #roomwithaview to a book with a view to a serial killer. As I read this very good book , I‘m asking myself what is this interest ( obsession) with murder & serial killers. ?! C&P ... and all the other ones .. I can‘t get enough of it. What is this about ?? !
I‘ll think about this again , meanwhile , back to the book ....

AmyG I love true crime. My Mom used to ask me this. I am fascinated by people who do something I just can‘t fathom. 1y
Cathythoughts @AmyG yes! It‘s fascinating... ❤️🖤 1y
Kalalalatja I love your view! 1y
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Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja thankyou 💙 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely view! 1y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm we are so lucky & we know it every day 👍🏻❤️ 1y
Cinfhen Yes, your view is awesome 💚💚💚 1y
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Cathythoughts
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Next up ... I need one more Belinda Bauer ... 🖤 loving the title & the cover

eanderson Sounds good. Love the cover! Stacking this book. 🤗 1y
Cathythoughts @eanderson it‘s off to a good start 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 1y
TrishB Another good one 👍🏻 1y
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Cathythoughts @TrishB oh great 👍🏻😁 1y
batsy I have this one on the shelf! Look forward to your thoughts. 1y
Cathythoughts @batsy only started ! It‘s good ... 1y
Kalalalatja It is a great cover! 1y
Cathythoughts @Kalalalatja it is ! Isn‘t it!! 👍🏻🖤 1y
britt_brooke Love the cover! 1y
youneverarrived That‘s a gorgeous cover! 💛 1y
youneverarrived Also I‘m really loving Love in the Time of Cholera. Glad you did a buddy read so I finally got to it. I‘m still only 40% in but I can see why you love it x 1y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived oh great! It is very special ! Isn‘t it!! ❤️ so rich. 👍🏻 (edited) 1y
Cathythoughts @youneverarrived And yes ! Great cover . Have you read her ?? Snap is great (edited) 1y
Cathythoughts @britt_brooke the book seems also very very good 👍🏻 1y
youneverarrived It is that. The characters are very well written. I want to keep reading but at the same time I want to savour it ❤️ I‘ve not read this author yet I‘ve heard mixed reviews on Snap but I‘ll probably give it a go. 1y
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Chocomeiske
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This book had such great potential but in the end it fell short of being phenomenal and was just Ok. I think more focus should have been on the villain; Yes we got a peek into his head and so leqrnt his motivations for killing and in such a fashion but hè still felt very much 'unknown' and I found myself really disliking the main character. Anyway, I enjoyed it but wasn't surprises or thrilled.
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Liberlove
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This cover drew me in and I wasn‘t disappointed. Would highly recommend! These were all my holiday reads, managed 7 on holiday and an 8th on the aeroplane!

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sumaiyya.books
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Loving this creepy thriller! Just check out the premise, guys - it‘s so strange 😭

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SammyB123
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Currently reading this beauty!!! Nearly finished 😱

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon P.S. A bunch of us posted tips for Litsy a couple days back. Scroll about 7-ish posts back on my page to find them. :) 2y
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TrishB
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Cinfhen Sounds good!!! I'm intrigued #stacked 2y
Robothugs Me too! 👆🏻 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen @Robothugs she's a good author 👍 2y
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Nikki15 @TrishB I absolutely loved it! Couldn't put it down. 2y
TrishB @Nikki15 cool - if you haven't read any of her others I can really recommend. Different setting though. 2y
MommyOfTwo Sounds good 2y
TrishB @MommyOfTwo it definitely is 😀 2y
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Nikki15
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Second book finished in two days and this one couldn't have been any more different. Couldn't put it down! Bauer had me gripped from the first page. Definitely will be reading more of her.

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Nikki15
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Now which one do I read next??

TrishB I'm a big Bauer fan - this one different for her as set in London not the countryside. Enjoyed it though - I like her writing style. 2y
Nikki15 @TrishB This is my first book by her so I'm pretty excited to read it 2y
TrishB @Nikki15 this is quite different than her others - usually they're set in the creepy countryside! 2y
Megabooks Big Little Lies, of course!! 2y
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Great novel! 😍

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Taylor_Kay
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An easy summer read. I love books that make you feel bad for the antagonist.

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Jazreads
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The Beautiful Dead was a book I picked up on whim because I really liked the cover. I know this isn't the best basis to choose a book but I was not disappointed. What it lacks in length, it makes up for in pace. I would certainly read this again!

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DebinHawaii
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Today's soup-ish meal is Heidi Swanson's "Slurp-tastic Curry Herb Noodles' with yellow curry-coconut milk broth, spinach pasta, tofu & herbs. Quick, easy, delicious, & definitely slurp-tastic in my book! ?? Recipe is on the blog for #soupersundays (link below). Trying to work this thriller in before it has to back to the library this week but I'm not sure I'm going to make it in time. ? So many books!! ??? #litsycooks

mcipher This sounds really good (both book and soup). 3y
Ruri_kaichou Yum! That sounds delightful! 3y
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BookishFeminist I'm going to fly to Hawaii some time and make off with all of your delicious-looking food one of these days. 😂🍜 3y
Talewaggingreads Beautifully styled, as usual.🤓 3y
BooksForEmpathy Yum!!!!! How did it turn out???? And was it difficult? (edited) 3y
DebinHawaii @mcipher @Ruri_kaichou @Talewaggingreads Thank you! 💜@BookishFeminist Come on over! 😆 @BooksForEmpathy Like the post says, it was both easy and delicious. A quick soup to make and adapt to different ingredients too. 👍😋 3y
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TrishB
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Another good thriller from an author I really like. She's changed her location, previously all her books were set in small rural villages in S.E.England, this one is set in London.

[DELETED] 2678557665 Dig that cover art! 3y
TrishB @A-Train It's gorgeous isn't it! Embossed too 💟 3y
[DELETED] 2678557665 @TrishB embossed?!? Be still my heart! 3y
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TrishB
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#currentlyreading
Been in a fantasy bubble, so having a mystery/thriller interlude!

Cinfhen Love the 🦋🦋🦋can't wait to hear your thoughts on the book! 3y
slhbooks Have you read other books by her? She sounds pretty good. 3y
pppooraikul Sounds interesting. I'd love to hear what you think of it after you finish. 😁 3y
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TrishB @Cinfhen @slhbooks @pppooraikul I've read all her others and have loved them all so far! Quite quirky little mysteries. Will review when done 😀This cover is fab isn't it! 3y
Bette Just brought this one home from the library. I really like her books too. 😊❤️ 3y
TrishB @Bette 👍💝 cool 3y
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Rhondareads
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A new book by the wonderful Belinda Bauer .Its still miserable weather here in not sunny California.Perfect weather to cuddle up with the pup& a thriller.🐶📚

MyNamesParadise Good book & precious pup! 📚🐶 3y
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⛤⛤⛤⛤/5

Really enjoyed this despite feeling rough. The fact that it held my interest and I demolished the whole thing in an afternoon probably says it all as far as the writing goes. Be warned it's a little bit gruesome in places but would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a good serial killer story.

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MyNamesParadise
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So it doesn't come out in the US until January 3rd, but Amazon has it for $17.43 to be delivered in 2 day shipping with Prime. I ordered it. The excitement of having it before it's official release date got to me. I'm questioning this impulse buy...what do you think Littens? 🤔🙈🤓

BookishMarginalia Sounds good! 3y
melbeautyandbooks That is great! 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻🙌🏻! 3y
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MyNamesParadise @BookishMarginalia @melbeautyandbooks @MrBook ok yay!! Of course book lovers would say it's ok!! 😃😃 Usually with new release books I get them from the library before buying but I thought this was a good deal... 📖 3y
MrBook A maaahhhvelous deal 😎. 3y
RadicalReader @MyNamesParadise I definitely get books from a library before buying them because I am never completely sure if I will like them enough to fully commit to buying them 3y
MyNamesParadise @RadicalReader 90% of the time that's me unless it's a series I like and sometimes if something is out before it's release date or Amazon has it marked down I will impulse buy in some cases. But if I don't like I'll donate it! 3y
RadicalReader @MyNamesParadise always good to donate books you don'tike. Just because somebody doesn't like them doesn't mean somebody else won't 3y
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Ali-Reads
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Finally caved at the supermarket last night and bought myself The Beautiful Dead. Such a pretty cover and have seen some great reviews. Currently trying to figure out how to remove the glue from the sale sticker (top right corner)🤔 All suggestions welcome

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nickimags
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Loved this fast paced thriller set in London, definitely want to read more by this author.