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The Unquiet Dead
The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Despite their many differences, Detective Rachel Getty trusts her boss, Esa Khattak, implicitly. But she's still uneasy at Khattak's tight-lipped secrecy when he asks her to look into Christopher Drayton's death. Drayton's apparently accidental fall from a cliff doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, particularly not from Rachel and Khattak's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But when she learns that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name, Rachel begins to understand why Khattak is tip-toeing around this case. It soon comes to light that Drayton may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. If that's true, any number of people might have had reason to help Drayton to his death, and a murder investigation could have far-reaching ripples throughout the community. But as Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, with no easy answers. Had the specters of Srebrenica returned to haunt Drayton at the end, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death from the Bluffs? In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.
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DGRachel
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I‘m starting off my year with a reread of Ausma Zehanat Khan‘s debut mystery, The Unquiet Dead. I assigned it to my work book club and we meet mid-January to discuss. The mystery centers around the suspicious death of a man who may have ties to war crimes in Bosnia, specifically the Srebrenica massacre. I was in high school during this war, and knew shamefully little about it prior to reading this the first time.

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EvieBee
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This is a beautiful literary police procedural–a niche genre amidst countless mysteries. The backdrop of this investigation takes the reader back to unimaginable horrors in Bosnia in the early 1990s. It's a visceral experience that made me cry at various points. This is an author to watch out for, and in light of her new Detective Inaya Rahman series set for release tomorrow (11/1/22), I decided to give her first series a read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

Ruthiella All recommendations from the same friend? 🤔 3mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella I had to think for a moment there, lol! No, but Bel Canto and Civility were recommended by another friend together and I get her vibe there. She said they were “me“ books, lol! (edited) 3mo
Ruthiella Still, that‘s cool you have reading friends who can intuit your taste! 3mo
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Lizpixie
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#AlphabetGame #letterU

This was a tough letter but I‘ve settled on the 1st in the Essa Khattak series. Set in Canada, a Muslim detective & his partner quietly investigate the death of a local businessman. Rachel Getty doesn‘t quite understand why until they uncover the suggestion Drayton was living under an assumed name & may have been involved in war crimes in Serbia. Extremely well written & haunting.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 🙌🏻📚 5mo
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jenniferw88
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#letteru #alphabetgame @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Having a 'tea and cake' party today to celebrate nearly 20 years of my heart transplant!

RaeLovesToRead 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳💕 5mo
Lesliereads 🥂🥳 5mo
Bookwormjillk Very cool! Enjoy! 5mo
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Cathythoughts How wonderful ❤️ 5mo
AllDebooks What an amazing thing to be celebrating, congratulations xx 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing 📚 5mo
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MittenGirlPeach
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My #Bookspin for January has been read! Definitely a pick. Maybe 3.5 or 4/5. I like the main characters a lot, and the central mystery was compelling. The setting in the Toronto area was a definite plus. The historical parts of the mystery, set during the Bosnian War, were really difficult reading, and some of the characterizations of women were rather judgmental, but all in all a solid debut. I‘m definitely continuing with the series.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
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MittenGirlPeach
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Hmmmm. Reading goals or resolutions: Read 150 books and achieve @Andrew65 ‘s #20in4 at least once! 😉

Word of the year: active. I‘m too sedentary in the things I love to do.

I‘m reading the tagged book and very much enjoying it. Solid mystery set in Canada. Unusual characters and themes, including the massacre at Srebrenica.

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merelybookish
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Decided to ignore all theses boxes with presents in need of wrapping to finish this book instead. It was okay. The mystery was interesting and connected to the crimes of the Bosnian War which I lived through but know shamefully little about it. I learned from this book. But the internalized misogyny was uncomfortable and distracting. No aspect of a female's body was left undescribed. And all the 'bad women' had big boobs and were oversexed.🙄

merelybookish This was for the Tommy and Tuppence prompt. Ive now completed 5 of the #CloakandDaggerChristmas prompts! 🎉 14mo
vivastory 5! Impressive! Are you going for 6? 14mo
merelybookish @vivastory Thanks! Yes, I can definitely make 6. I still have the Colombo prompt. 😉 But I think I should be able to read one more too. I don't think I'll make it to 9 tho. 14mo
Centique I really notice body descriptions these days - particularly of women and particularly when I‘m reading older books written by men. It stands out now where previously I must have learnt to ignore it. 13mo
merelybookish @Centique Once you start seeing it, it's impossible to miss. 13mo
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Bookwormjillk
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Overall a great start to a series. I liked the way the author wove history into present day. There were a few weird things with the way the author wrote about women, but I‘m hoping that won‘t carry on into the next book.

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Bookwormjillk
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It‘s very rare that I have an afternoon off and the kids are in school. I‘m planning on catching up on #LitsyLove and my work book club book.

Tamra Yay, enjoy! 2y
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Tomigirl44
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A well written book by a new author, in a part of the world I‘m not very familiar with; I learned a lot while enjoying this book. I look forward to reading more by this author.

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jenniferw88
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Andrew65 Looks interesting. 2y
jenniferw88 @Andrew65 she is really good at providing historical details to the murder motives! If that makes sense. And the back of the book always provides more details of the historical context. 2y
Jolynne I‘ve read these and thoroughly enjoyed them. It seems each book in the series is better than the last. 2y
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suvata
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The first in a series of mystery novels based on the cases of a special Canadian investigation unit, Detective Rachel Getty and her boss, Esa Khattak. When a local man, Christopher Drayton, “allegedly“ falls off a cliff they need to find out if it was suicide, murder, or something even more nefarious. They discover that Drayton may have been living under an assumed name and was actually a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995.

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DGRachel
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There‘s not a new Getty/Khattak mystery this year, which makes me sad. Instead, I‘ve made April my month of Ausma recommendations - books she‘s directly told me about or books/authors she‘s boosted on social media. 💖 I‘ve got three books from March to finish (including one audiobook), and I may be giving up on my #yearofdumas. It‘s turning into a real struggle and I don‘t have the mental spoons to power through. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #apriltbr

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Jen2
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I can‘t recommend this highly enough!!!

Crazeedi Looks good 3y
CaitlinR Love this author‘s novels! 3y
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alisiakae
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Added a few more books to my quickly growing audiobook TBR! Including the tagged book, which I hadn‘t heard of before.

https://modernmrsdarcy.com/get-hooked-on-a-new-mystery-series-with-these-10-addi...

Chrissyreadit I‘m going to add a few also! 3y
alisiakae @Chrissyreadit I added the tagged book, Truly Devious, and the Attica Locke book. 3y
Chrissyreadit I put on my wish list: The Likeness, Truly Devious, The Unquiet Dead, Bluebird, Bluebird, and Two Girls Down. 3y
Scochrane26 I just finished the 2nd Attica Locke book. I like the series, it has a lot of commentary about race along with the mysteries. 3y
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Blaire
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I liked how the book blended in history with the story of the case the detectives were trying to solve. The tragedy of the Bosnian war and genocide is brought out and how it continues to impact the lives of those who escaped. I was able to guess at a lot of the murder but it still contained some good reveals. Will probably continue the series.

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alisonrose
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(Finished this morning & forgot to review here.) Uhhh overall this was bad. I appreciate the author trying to teach folks about the Srebrenica massacre, & the basis of the mystery was good. But the rest of it was very mediocre, characters were flat & dull, lots of girl hate, weird obsession w/big breasts. The result of the mystery was lackluster, and I uncharacteristically wish the dude was the main POV b/c he was the only interesting one. 2/5 ⭐️

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Melanie stood just outside the front door that hung askew in its frame, her arms crossed over her overflowing chest.

[I should have been keeping track of how many snide or slut-shaming comments there‘s been about women‘s bodies, especially their breasts, in this book. This author is more obsessed with them than most teen boys. And it seems in her opinion that having a large chest is a character defect or something.]

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alisonrose
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Definitely convinced by now that this author has a serious case of girl-hate. Other than Rachel, she writes women in such snidely condescending and superficial ways, almost cartoonishly to be honest. Good lord.

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alisonrose
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A man improving his property, whether for the sake of its value or for his own creature comfort, hardly seemed the kind of man to contemplate a spine-crushing end to his existence.

[Seriously?! She‘s referring to having some landscaping done. Add suicidal ideation to the list of things the author knows nothing about. “He had some plants put in, no way he killed himself!!!” The fuck.]

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alisonrose
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They had let the dialogue between the sisters play out because it was more revealing than anything they could have asked.

[Yeah...painfully so. File this one under “adult authors who have apparently never met a teenager nor heard one speak” - the whole conversation is so obviously convenient and awkwardly intentional.]

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alisonrose
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The Goodreads reviews on this one are interesting to peruse, given that the thing which some people loved about it is the same thing others thought essentially ruined it, heh. Not sure where I‘ll end up, but we shall see! #nowreading

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CaitlinR
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In this powerful debut Asuma Zehanat Khan applies her knowledge of international human rights law (a Ph.D) to bring us a devastating story that confronts the horrors of Srebrenica. Chapter heads from tribunal testimonies lead us into a tale of modern sorrow and what passes for justice.

Beautifully written. Very Important. I‘ve already ordered her next.

Cathythoughts I really liked it too & have the second , didn‘t read it yet though 3y
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gradcat
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#Booked2019 #Summer #MuslimAuthorOrMC

This is one of the better police detective novels I‘ve ever read. I did loads of research into WWII for my graduate work, but I‘m embarrassed to say that my knowledge of the war crimes that took place in Bosnia in the ‘90s is limited. I found myself recognizing so many tactics used by the Nazis that I felt an instinctive nausea. This book was like remedial reading for me in that it taught me things that I⬇️

gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) should already know. The author is a scholar in human rights law, so what one gains from this novel are data and facts from the tribunal that serve to amplify, but not buttress, the story here. The author is not at all heavy-handed; the testimony from the war crimes tribunal is woven into the story naturally. The other interesting part of this for me was in learning how Canada treats its refugees in comparison to the United States. ⬇️ (edited) 3y
gradcat ⬆️ (Cont.) Oh, what a difference a border makes! ♥️ 3y
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻I read this too for #booked2019 & it was a good & worthwhile read 3y
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MicheleinPhilly GREAT review! I read this for that prompt as well. 3y
AmyG I read this, too for #booked2019. Very good book and yes, great review. 3y
Cinfhen note to self “MUST READ THIS BOOK” 📝‼️‼️‼️‼️ 3y
gradcat @Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly @AmyG Thanks for the nice comments! It‘s nice to see how many other people read this one. Has anybody read the next one in the series? 3y
gradcat @Cinfhen I think you would really like it...hope you‘re able to get to it—I‘d be interested to see what you think. ♥️ 3y
MicheleinPhilly I have not buy I do have it. 3y
gradcat @MicheleinPhilly I want to read it, I just have to find the time! 😤 3y
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Sresendez12
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I was a little lost at the beginning, but once I read more, the book really piqued my interest. It was a well thought out book that had me guessing until the end. It‘s also devastating to read about this true tragedy. #booked2019 #femaledetective #newyearwhodis

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good review and job on the prompt! 👊🏻📚♥️ 3y
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Sresendez12
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Leggings ✅ Blanket ✅ Tea ✅ Book✅ Now if only it were fall instead of summer

DGRachel I ❤️ this book and Ausma Zehanat Khan. Enjoy!! 3y
Melissa_J I loved this book! 3y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Because one can never have too many series ongoing. #StartASeries Quite different from my typical British murder and mayhem picks as it is a geopolitical thriller set in Canada. The recounting of the genocide and rape camps in Bosnia was breathtaking. Not at all an easy read but an important one. 4🌟 👇🏼

cathipink I've wanted to pick up this series- thanks for sharing your review. 3y
ChasingOm So. Many. Series. 🤣 3y
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Cathythoughts Nice review! I picked this one too for the challenge & thought it was really good 3y
TrishB Read this 👍🏻 enjoyed it but haven‘t started any more yet. 3y
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It wasn‘t any easy read, that‘s for sure. I need a “garden variety serial killer” respite. 3y
MicheleinPhilly @cathipink It was really impressive. 3y
MicheleinPhilly @ChasingOm I just can‘t seem to help myself! 3y
MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts Great minds...! 👌🏼 3y
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Librarybelle
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This is a thought provoking and haunting mystery, the first in the series featuring Inspector Khattak and Sergeant Getty. Khan writes a compelling narrative - I was more focused on her respectful way of presenting some very difficult subject matter as it related to the characters. The author‘s note at the end provides more information about the topics discussed in the book. Well done, and I will definitely continue the series!

Crazeedi Hmmmm 4y
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Librarybelle
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Starting this tonight... @MallenNC had this on her #FreakyFriday list last year. I didn‘t have a chance to read it then, so I put it on the list for my library‘s mystery group to read this year.

vivastory This has been on my TBR for awhile. Might need to bump it up! 4y
Sresendez12 I‘m thinking about picking this one up for #24in48. It was on my #newyearwhodis list and I‘m using it for a #booked2019 post. 4y
Librarybelle @vivastory @Sresendez12 I like it so far - it‘s a slow burning pace set in a culture of which I‘m unfamiliar 4y
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MallenNC I hope you like it! It‘s one of my favorite mystery series. 4y
mhillis This book was good! 4y
DGRachel Enjoy! Ausma is one of my favorite authors and I love this series 4y
Librarybelle I‘m enjoying it so far, @MallenNC @mhillis @DGRachel ! 4y
ferskner I really liked this one! My mystery book club read it and had a great discussion. 4y
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MallenNC
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Happy #Canada Day! These are some of my favorite books set in Canada and a picture of some of my little souvenirs from my trip to Quebec a few years ago. I‘d love to visit more of Canada soon. #LetsTravelJuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🇨🇦📚🙌🏻 4y
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! Love the moose! 😊🇨🇦 4y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I named him Justin. 4y
OriginalCyn620 @MallenNC 🤣🤣🤣 4y
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jhod
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Today I volunteered cleaning up rubbish in a forest which meant I a) did 20000 steps b) got home early c) found myself locked out meaning enforced cider plus reading time.
Really enjoying this so far @ScorpioBookDreams #whodunituk

#bfc

Crazeedi Good for you taking care of the beautiful forest! 4y
AmyG Thank goodness for volunteers! And I‘m listening to this...good book. 4y
Cathythoughts I read this for #booked2019. I thought it was really good 👍🏻 well done with the forest work & enjoy the cider 4y
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julesG So many awesome things in one post!!! 4y
Blaire What a wonderful thing to volunteer for! 4y
Lindy Ditto what @julesG said. Yay for you (except for being locked out). 4y
Nute Celebrating all earth-lovers! Yay, YOU!!!🙌🏽 4y
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Cathythoughts
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#Booked2019 #MuslimAuthorOrMC I really enjoyed this book. Detectives Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak investigate a mysterious death. A page turner & an important book as it brings us back to look at the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica... I look forward to the second book in this series.

Cinfhen Oh wow!!! You found a winner!!! And you read it so quick!!!! Great job 4y
Cathythoughts @Cinfhen thanks! It was a page turner.... ♥️👍🏻 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick! 4y
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Cathythoughts @BarbaraTheBibliophage thanks. It was a Litsy inspired pick 👍🏻♥️ 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Yay! Another Pick & another ✅. 4y
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm yes! 😁... we are getting there 👍🏻 4y
TrishB This was a good read 👍🏻 4y
Cathythoughts @TrishB it was Trish 👍🏻 4y
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mhillis
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Books read in May (2/2)
I read the books featured here for Ramadan Readathon. The Unquiet Dead was not what I was expecting and I want to continue reading this series! Mariam Sharma Hits the Road was one I normally would have bailed on, but I stuck it out for this challenge 😂

#maywrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks good! 💖📚💖 4y
mhillis @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks! These were very interesting! I can‘t pick a favorite. 4y
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Cathythoughts
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Harry settling in for the night now .. & me too with tagged book ( so good ! Loving it ) .. his brother is still downstairs hanging out 🙄... he‘ll be up soon. #DogsOfLitsy

TrishB Awww hi Harry 😘 4y
Cathythoughts @TrishB he‘s asleep ! I‘ll pass on your greeting tomorrow 👍🏻 4y
JanuarieTimewalker13 So cute!!🐾❤️ 4y
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rohit-sawant Adorable! 4y
batsy Harry! 😍 4y
LeahBergen He‘s darling!! 🥰🥰 4y
erzascarletbookgasm Hello Harry! 🐾❤️ 4y
Cathythoughts @JanuarieTimewalker13 @rohit-sawant @batsy @LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm Thankyou for your comments from Harry 👍🏻♥️ 4y
Tamra So adorbs! 4y
Cathythoughts @Tamra thanks! He is a pet 4y
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Cathythoughts
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I‘m half way through this one for #booked2019 #MuslimAuthorOrMC and I‘m finding it very good ... finally found one that I love👍🏻

mhillis Agreed! I‘d love to continue reading this series 4y
Cathythoughts @mhillis yes! Me too , I think I‘ll get the 2d one lined up on my kindle 👍🏻 4y
TrishB I enjoyed this one 👍🏻 and have the second ready. 4y
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jenniferw88 I'm using the second book for this prompt lol! 4y
Cathythoughts @TrishB “ Snap “👍🏻.... 😂do people still say Snap 🤔 4y
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 oh great 👍🏻. I hope it‘s good too ?!! 😘 4y
jenniferw88 @Cathythoughts haven't got round to it yet, but I hope so! And i still say snap! 4y
Cathythoughts @jenniferw88 well Snap it is then 😁👍🏻 4y
TrishB I do too 👍🏻 4y
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Matilda
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I‘ve listened to so many great crime books on Hoopla lately I rounded them up 🔪📚 https://bookriot.com/2019/05/14/hoopla-mystery-and-thriller-audiobooks/

Chelsea.Poole Thank you!! 4y
Matilda @Chelsea.Poole my pleasure! 📚 4y
Kathrin How do you like the Hoopla App? It feels like it's getting more buggy with every update, especially with audio books. 4y
Matilda @Kathrin I am not an update person so who knows how far behind I am with my app lol but my only complaint is not having access to chapters. And honestly as a free app I‘m not really complaining about that. I haven‘t had any buggy issues so far maybe you should google or ask around it may be certain phones? Or things like having the camera app open at the same time? 4y
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jhod
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Received the last book of #whodunituk! Can't believe we have come to an end but I reckon I have a strong finisher! Mine also went in the post today to @ScorpioBookDreams xxx

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melissajayne
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Was surprisingly half decent. While there were aspects that were clunky, I thought it was an interesting topic to broach. 4⭐️#bookreview #bookstagram #letteru #u #litsyatoz2019 #litsyatoz

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JillR
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Mixed thoughts. Impressed by the author‘s credentials, I wanted to learn more about the war crimes committed in Bosnia. Parts of this story were harrowing and important, but it felt inconsistent. I wasn‘t sure about incorporating this story of war crimes into a story about two Canadian detectives. There was so much commentary on what everyone looked like which I found jarring. I know I‘m in the minority as this book has had great reviews...

Caroline2 I felt the same! I wasnt overly impressed with this one either! 🤷‍♀️ 4y
JillR @caroline2 I always feel bad giving a so-so review, glad it wasn‘t just me 😅 4y
Cathythoughts Interesting... oh dear ! I have it got for #booked2019 ... I‘ll give it a whirl.. & I‘m a good bailer - I‘ll let ye know ... @Caroline2 (edited) 4y
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JillR @cathythoughts 😆. It wasn‘t bail-bad by any means, just not quite right for me, could also be my work-frazzled mood I accept! Look forward to seeing what you think... 4y
Cinfhen First so-so rating I‘ve seen for this book....which I TOTALLY appreciate 🙌🏻haven‘t read the book, but like to see other people‘s perspectives 4y
JillR @cinfhen I‘d read so many good reviews for this book that I thought long and hard about how I felt about it and whether to post my review - I don‘t really like giving so-so reviews... 4y
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JillR
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I thought I was in the mood for this, but I think it‘s going to get very intense very quickly and I‘m not sure my brain can take it - I‘m already frazzled just from Monday! I‘ll give it a few chapters and see...

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TrishB
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#whodunnituk read - loved it. Start of a new series for me. Great story, characters and a reminder that we‘re never far away from war, nationalism and hatred. Be vigilant.
#booked2019 #muslimauthorormc

MicheleinPhilly I have all of the books in this series. Haven‘t started it. Shocking, not shocking. 4y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly we‘re ready for the apocalypse 😘 I will definitely read more! 4y
Cathythoughts Great to hear ... I‘ll start this soon for #booked2019 👍🏻♥️ 4y
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eraderneely I loved this, but haven‘t picked up the next book in the series. Typical! 4y
Cinfhen Ha, how shocking!!! A new series 😂 4y
Cinfhen I‘ve heard each book is really well done (edited) 4y
TrishB @Cathythoughts hope you like it 👍🏻 I‘ve brought the second already! 4y
TrishB @eraderneely I‘ve just brought the second....and I promised myself no new series. 4y
TrishB @Cinfhen I was trying really, really hard not to buy any new series..... honestly! 4y
Cinfhen You could have much worse vices😉🥳🥰 4y
MicheleinPhilly Sadly I did not win the lottery so will have to find time in between working and stuff. 😩 4y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly next week 🤞🏻 4y
MicheleinPhilly But next week the jackpot will be a paltry $40 million. I was really hoping for the $750 million. Alas. I did win $7 though. The shopkeeper handed me a quarter because I was buying stuff anyway. 😂 4y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly hardly worth the bother for 40 million.... 4y
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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Read and lunch 😁
Enjoying this next #whodunnituk so far.

maich 👍👍 4y
erzascarletbookgasm 🥗 salad? 👍😋 4y
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm there is some mayonnaise laden stuff underneath! But it was lovely. 4y
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Cathythoughts I‘m thinking of this one for #booked2019 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
TrishB @Cathythoughts it‘s my #whodunnituk but I‘m going to use for #booked2019 too 😁 enjoying so far. Might have found another series! 4y
Cathythoughts Great news !! I‘ll definitely give it a whirl... 👍🏻♥️ 4y
Melissa_J Yay! Glad you‘re enjoying the book, @DGRachel will be happy to see another fan of the series 😊 4y
DGRachel SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!! @Melissa_J you know me so well! @TrishB I‘m so glad you‘re enjoying it. @Cathythoughts Yes! Read it! Ausma Zehanat Khan is amazing! I love her so much! I bought the first three books for one of my sorority sisters and for my aunt. 4y
TrishB @DGRachel I shall be buying more! 4y
DGRachel @TrishB 😍😍 4y
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Thank you Christine for the next # Whodunnituk - I‘ve been looking forward to this one.
Thanks for all the extra goodies 😘

Christine11 Glad it arrived safely and I hope you enjoy it! ☺️ 4y
Melissa_J I hope you love The Unquiet Dead as much as I did! 4y
TrishB @Melissa_J it has a lot of Litsy love! 4y
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Pickpick

There were a few far fetched plot devices... but overall I liked this! And I‘m going to do some research into Bosnia. I was only 10 when war broke out, so I only have vague memories of news stories about air strikes.

#howjessreadsin2019

MallenNC I like this series a lot. It's been a while since I've read the first one but also remember wanting to know more about the real Bosnian war history in it. 4y
ravenlee A surprising resource for info on what the war was like for the people living through it is Rick Steves‘ travel shows in the area. It‘s pretty superficial, being a half-hour travel show, but he talks to the people who were just trying to live their lives. 4y
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I checked this one out on @Melissa_J ‘s recommendation. It‘s good so far — sort of disconcerting to listen to Bosnian atrocities on such a lovely day. 🤔 #audiowalk

Melissa_J Yay! I hope you continue to enjoy it 😊 4y
saguarosally Is she going to #TFOB again? I found this book by going to one of her events at TFOB a few years ago. 4y
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A great start to the series, featuring Esa Khattak and his partner Rachel Getty (#femaledetective alert). Takes place not far from where I used to live in Scarborough. A complex plot that delves into the grey areas of justice, the heartbreaking history of the war in Bosnia, family, friendships, and lies. I'll definitely be reading the next one.

#Booked2019 - female detective
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

MallenNC I like this series a lot. There‘s a new one (5th?) coming very soon. 4y
Cinfhen Meant to be excellent but I‘m hesitant to start a new series 🤪 4y
DGRachel @MallenNC Yep #5 is A Deadly Divide and it comes out this Tuesday! 4y
DGRachel @Cinfhen Now is the time to start it, when there are only five. 😉 4y
MallenNC @DGRachel I‘m on the list for it at the library 4y
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@LoveToReadLiveToRead - got your parcel today, thanks for sending the next #whodunituk 😊
@Caroline2 - thank you so much for the lovely card and present! So nice of you
@Cathythoughts - thank you so much for the birthday present! I‘m saving opening it until my birthday on Monday but wanted to let you know it arrived! It‘s so sweet of you!
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LoveToReadLiveToRead Glad it got there safely. Happy birthday for Monday!! 🎂🥂🎁🎉🎊 4y
Caroline2 I‘m glad you like it! Happy birthday 🥳 4y
Cathythoughts Your so welcome ... I‘m glad it arrived. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a lovely pre birthday weekend 💕💕💕 4y
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Christine11 @Caroline2 I love it - thank you! 💛 4y
Christine11 @Cathythoughts Thank you so much! 💛 4y
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