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The Naturalist
The Naturalist | Andrew Mayne
36 posts | 28 read | 30 to read
Professor Theo Cray is trained to see patterns where others see chaos. So when mutilated bodies found deep in the Montana woods leave the cops searching blindly for clues, Theo sees something they missed. Something unnatural. Something only he can stop. As a computational biologist, Theo is more familiar with digital code and microbes than the dark arts of forensic sleuthing. But a field trip to Montana suddenly lands him in the middle of an investigation into the bloody killing of one of his former students. As more details, and bodies, come to light, the local cops determine that the killer is either a grizzly gone rogueor Theo himself. Racing to stay one step ahead of the police, Theo must use his scientific acumen to uncover the killer. Will he be able to become as cunning as the predator he huntsbefore he becomes its prey?
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intothehallofbooks
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been curious about this one for ages!! A quick read with short chapters-I loved that. The MC, Dr. Theo Cray, is a super-smart and nerdy scientist. I loved all of the science and nature in the story. HOWEVER for all of his smarts, Theo is not very bright. I kept thinking he should stick to the science and research and stop trying to solve criminal cases. The story required so much suspension of disbelief.

#scarathlon #TeamSlaughter @Clwojick

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ScrappyMags
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Panpan

When you WANT the protagonist to be eaten by the killer bear, or the killer posing as a bear or whatever is going on... you just know it‘s not going well. 😂😂 I thought this was a clumsy book full of holes and mistakes and one smug jerk of a protagonist that I really hoped would become bear poop. 🤷🏼‍♀️ #noapologies

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks—you just saved me time and frustration. Returning the Kindle Unlimited book now! 👊🏻📚♥️ 8mo
aeeklund Best. Review. Ever. 8mo
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ScrappyMags @BarbaraTheBibliophage 👊🏼 we do tend to share some similar feelings on books 😂 it was (to me) just soooo contrived. Others seemed to enjoy the science 🧪 🤷🏼‍♀️ 8mo
ScrappyMags @aeeklund 😂 thank you!! 8mo
ScrappyMags @RaimeyGallant 😂😂 my inner snark is rampant. 8mo
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Bookwm85forever
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I think I discovered a new series. I love when that happens. I‘m also enjoying the science thrown into this mystery. #BookNerd #BookAddict #Bookaddiction #Mystery

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Bookwm85forever
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This winter weather is crazy this year. Ice storm last night and now 25-35 mile an hour winds blowing snow all over. #BookNerd #BookAddict #BookAddiction #Mystery #WinterReads

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jlondon1963
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Pickpick

Computational biology, serial killer and a Montana setting made for an intriguing mystery. An Amazon kindle first pick.

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Ingerella
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Pickpick

I finished The Naturalist tonight, and it definitely made for a #suspensefulsunday . I overall enjoyed this book, though it was initially a bit of a slow burn. I liked Dr. Theo Cray for his quirks, and the sciency stuff was fun to read. I went ahead and bought the next book so I'll be able to continue the story. I'd give this one 4/5 stars.
#readingresolutions
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Ingerella
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1. Hmm..no plans right now. I need to make some!
2. Donuts
3. Getting close to finishing the tagged book.
4. I finally got TTB at CrossFit last night!
5. @Madamereginald

#Friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

tricours Congrats on the TTB, what‘s the secret? 😫 2y
Ingerella @tricours I'm not sure! Been planking at home to work on my core. Monday I couldn't do one. last night I did 16! All singles but 16! Coach said look up at my feet/the bar when they touch, then straight ahead..never down. Seemed to help! 2y
tricours How much planking? 😅 I struggle to even lift my legs to 90 degrees when hanging there. My bf, who is in considerably worse shape than me, got the t2b right the first time he tried... 2y
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Ingerella @tricours it's taken me months!! I just literally started on the living room floor on elbows and toes for 1 minute and added 5 seconds every day. Some days I'm too sore from the workouts to do it. Also, for scaled my coach has us kick up and out as high as we can. I think that helped a little too. It was more challenging than high knees and I could work on the height of my kick a little each time. 2y
Ingerella @tricours also, I practice the swing ALOT. 2y
tricours You mean kipping? well, you‘ve inspired me to try harder! 😊 I think my hip flexer or whatever it‘s called is pretty weak, even though my core is quite strong. I‘m sure having thighs of thunder hardly helps either 😂 2y
Ingerella @tricours My thighs have the same nickname! Keep at it! 2y
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tricours
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Mehso-so

The book itself was good entertainment, but the audiobook narrator (Will Damron) was awful! His over-dramatizing made all the parts that were supposed to be suspenseful ridiculous, and honestly, did he have to imitate the gunfire? That was cringeworthy to say the least. (And did the author really have to include it?) All the resistance the MC met also felt forced and like a cheap trick to engage the reader.

Ingerella I'm reading this one. It's suddenly picked up and I don't want to put it down! I guess I'm glad I didn't do audio for this one! 2y
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Ingerella
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1. I'm reading the tagged book and just started Then She Was Gone on audiobook.
2. Tavin Bryan got drafted to the Jaguars!
3. No, but will read as much as I can squeeze in!
4. What do you call an alligator detective?
An investi-gator.
5. Will do! 👍

#friyayintro
@jesshowbooks

CoffeeNBooks I'm so excited to see how the Jags look this season! And I like your joke 😁 2y
GripLitGrl 😂😄🖒 2y
CouronneDhiver 🐊 😂 2y
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MelAnn
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Omg! On the edge of my seat!!!!

PJPeski Loving this series! Can‘t wait for #3 2y
MelAnn @PJPeski I‘m looking forward to book 2! 2y
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MelAnn
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A medical examiner with a sense of humor!

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MelAnn
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I really like Jillian! Wait til you meet her character!

CBee LOVE her!!! 2y
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MelAnn
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I love cops and back the blue in their profession, I‘ve known many and there are some in their personal lives that can give the devil a run for his money! 😂

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MelAnn
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1. Friend shared it on Facebook and she has never posted anything & I got addicted! 🤣

2. I haven‘t except I use Goodreads. I am using Goodreads this year with intention!

3. Yes! Litsy is costing me a fortune!

4. I am hoping to finish The Naturalist (tagged).

Chellebearss #blameitonLitsy is a concern 😂 2y
PJPeski 1. Found it through a woman I met at BEA last June. 2. Have kept track for years using Goodreads. 3. Sometimes. 4. Just finished Old Flith and the sequels, now starting a YA book. (edited) 2y
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MelAnn
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#audiobook #currentread The mystery is killing me! Gonna finish it tonight!

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MelAnn
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This book is so enjoyable - love the narration! I hope to finish it tonight! I‘ve started too many - need to finish some! 🤣 I‘m at 61% now.

bigg9058 Such a good book! Very creepy! 2y
Ingerella I just started it last night!b 2y
MelAnn @bigg9058 Yes! I‘m glad he went to leaving anonymous tips - he was gonna be interrogated with every discovery! Lol! I‘m listening to audiobook and I love it! 2y
MelAnn @Ingerella I am really enjoying it! 2y
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CBee
The Naturalist | Andrew Mayne

I am a science geek who isn‘t very good at science. 😂 I‘m almost finished with this book - basically the protagonist helps capture a serial killer using SCIENCE. Who knew? So good.

MelAnn I am loving it! 2y
CBee How far into it are you?? I just finished a couple of days ago and already have the next one. It‘s a SERIES!! I personally adore Theo. Kind of swooning over him a little 😉 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! Your posts are great, looking forward to seeing more. 😉👍🏽 2y
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CBee @PurpleyPumpkin gosh thank you! Extra thanks for liking all of my posts 😁 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Being the geek (i.e. interested) is what matters. I became one too in later life ... 2y
CBee @KateFulfordAuthor welcome to the geek side then 😂😂 2y
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor (my 2nd book, currently in final edit, is very geek) 2y
CBee @Purrfectpages thank you 😊 2y
CBee @KateFulfordAuthor that‘s exciting!!! 2y
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Pickpick

This book is a wonderful mystery. It's actually a page turner, you can't keep it down once you start reading it. Through the last quarter of the book seem to lack in the narrative or maybe just is plain. It would have been a real nice if we had the murderer's perspective on the killing he makes. It would also have been nice if the murdered had his own narrative.

MelAnn I am reading this right now - the first part of the book reeled me in with humor - I related to Theo Cray in a lot of ways - his clumsiness and his knack for being in all the wrong places at the right time. Lol but I‘ve found those particular tidbits missing as I‘m further into the book. 2y
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PJPeski
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Enjoying this science-y thriller.

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MelAnn
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#RandomBookQuote

Play along with this hashtag. Quote out of context doesn‘t seem to have anything to do with the book, often denotes humor or sarcasm or deadpan or even toilet humor! Have fun & don‘t forget to tag me!

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MelAnn
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#RandomBookQuote

This book is full of perfect quotes for this hashtag fun! I am laughing all the way thru this one! I‘m as clumsy and socially awkward as Dr Theo Cray!

Check out the hashtag and join the fun!

MuddyPuddle I really liked him, too – and he never gave up. Just kept on going like an Energizer bunny... 2y
MelAnn @MuddyPuddle I can hardly wait to get thru this book onto the next one in the series! 2y
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MelAnn
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#RandomBookQuote

I‘m so clumsy - I relate to this ... I always have a smart ass answer ready for someone dumb enough to ask me about it

This # has taken off already - several already playing along. Here‘s the scoop. It‘s a random quote that out of context is really funny or strange or even non-sensical. Also, often may involve a twisted sense of humor! Use the hashtag and tag me so I can join in your fun!

GingerAntics LOVE THIS ONE!!! YES!!! This is my autobiography in a sentence. 2y
MelAnn @GingerAntics then you will love Dr Theo Cray! 2y
GingerAntics Just added it to my list. Why is it that my TBR list just keeps growing? I don‘t think it‘s going to be possible to read all the amazing books in the world in one lifetime. Gah. 2y
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MelAnn
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I want to start something fun. Maybe it will catch on.

#RandomBookQuote

Can be done at anytime! Use the hashtag and tag me - I want to see what you do with it.

Normally I take myself way too seriously and note meaningful or inspiring quotes from what I read. So, I want to remember to have some fun & pull random quotes out that make no sense unless you read the book.

Alfoster Cute idea!😍 2y
MelAnn @Alfoster this goes with my sense of humor ... literally! 2y
Alfoster Love it😂😂😂! 2y
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GingerAntics I‘m game!!! 2y
CherryPie Nice! It's the kind of thing I highlight in ebooks. 😝 2y
thereadingowlvina You got me laughed out loud here! 😅😅😅 2y
MelAnn @CherryPie now you can do something else with it! 2y
MelAnn @thereadingowlvina I love making people laugh! 2y
MelAnn @GingerAntics perfect!!! 2y
GingerAntics I have a sick/twisted sense of humour, though. Fair warning. lol 2y
MelAnn @GingerAntics so do I! This should be wicked fun! 2y
MelAnn And @ShookBelf is already playing along ! 2y
MelAnn And look at that @CherryPie 🍒 go! Woohoo! 2y
GingerAntics Lovely. Let the games begin! lol 2y
TK-421 Sounds like fun! 2y
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bigg9058
The Naturalist | Andrew Mayne

Creepy thriller with a slightly unbelievable ending

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Beckys_Books
The Naturalist | Andrew Mayne
Mehso-so

This book exhausted me. It needed to come to a resolution sooner. And it was soooooo over the top.

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Beckys_Books
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Free from Amazon via the monthly Prime First Reads. Worth every penny so far. 😉

MuddyPuddle The protagonist cracked me up – he's like a little energizer bunny that keeps getting back up… 2y
batsy I was so curious about this one! 2y
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MuddyPuddle
The Naturalist | Andrew Mayne
Pickpick

A little mystery, a little science, a little highbrow computer technology, and a whole lot of bumbling around by a cutie college professor who keeps getting up and going like an energizer bunny - that's The Naturalist. Extremely entertaining read.

#MurderMystery

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Jimheskett
The Naturalist | Andrew Mayne
Pickpick

A tight, deductive reason ing type thriller. Short chapters and easy to digest

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bookandbedandtea
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Pickpick

This was CREEPY! But definitely kept me turning pages to see what would happen next.

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Booklovinghippie
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Really enjoyed this book, I love a good Serial Killer Crime Book.. But i think the thing that i Enjoyed the most was that it wasnt your usual crime drama book.. It had alot more Science added to it..more Sluething Less of the Police side of things....looking forward to the next book in the series!!

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aprilpohren
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This is tempting me! Lol! One of today's #kindledailydeals

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Jimheskett
The Naturalist | Andrew Mayne

This book keeps surprising me. Short chapters and lots of twists.

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BeckyLeJ
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My lasted read, and I‘m loving it! It‘s about a killer bear, or it is!? 🐻

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MonicaAltman
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Pickpick

This was a great read! I appreciate the author making the story believable and creating a nontypical hero. It's nice to see the nerd win sometimes! The author does abruptly drop the story at the end of the book and I was a little annoyed until I saw there is a second book coming in March 2018(?). This is a fast, interesting read that keeps you guessing. I'd definitely recommend!

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Texreader
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This is my September Amazon prime Kindle pick and so far it's very good. Even better when I found that the main character teaches in my original hometown, and probably at my alma mater, UT.

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MaleficentBookDragon
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This #kindlefirst looks right up my alley.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk This is the one that caught my eye too. 2y
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