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The Dry
The Dry | Jane Harper
Who really killed the Hadler family? Amid the worst drought to ravage Australia in a century, it hasn't rained in small country town Kiewarra for two years. Tensions in the community become unbearable when three members of the Hadler family are brutally murdered. Everyone thinks Luke Hadler, who committed suicide after slaughtering his wife and six-year-old son, is guilty. Policeman Aaron Falk returns to the town of his youth for the funeral of his childhood best friend, and is unwillingly drawn into the investigation. As questions mount and suspicion spreads through the town, Falk is forced to confront the community that rejected him twenty years earlier. Because Falk and Luke Hadler shared a secret, one which Luke's death threatens to unearth. And as Falk probes deeper into the killings, secrets from his past and why he left home bubble to the surface as he questions the truth of his friend's crime.
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Pam.Kokomo
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I started this when the temps in Indiana dropped to single digits and I wanted something, anything, that would make me feel warm. The heat of Australia in the middle of a drought might not have actually helped but at least I got to listed to an Aussie accent for a while. :)

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MeganLindell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ • I wouldn‘t describe this as well-written, but I enjoyed it enough and plan to read her other books.

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jenniferw88
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@Cinfhen @julesG these are some of the pages I like on the LibraryThing website - they're handy for finding books for prompts for photo challenges or books for reading challenges.

umbrellagirl I never knew about this. Thank you. 4w
inthegreensandblues Wow, that's super cool! 4w
Cinfhen Oh wow!! That is pretty impressive 4w
BarbaraBB I agree, so many great data on LT! 4w
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Lucy_Anywhere
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The Dry isn't about a natural disaster as such, but the relentless drought gripping this small town in Australia really heightens the tensions in this great thriller of a crime novel!

#KeepLitsyActive #disasters

ljuliel Sounds good to me. I think a drought could become a disaster if it lasted very long. There might be people getting ill or dying due to the heat or lack of water. No gardens could grow ... 1mo
Lucy_Anywhere @ljuliel for sure! Droughts are devastating for farmers and ranchers 1mo
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Bookwormjillk
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I read the second book in this series earlier this year, and was happy to find the first on Libby. I liked the twists and turns of the mystery, and the narrator‘s accent was a huge plus.

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon (on theme)

TheAromaofBooks I just finished this one today and really enjoyed it! Now I need to find the second! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks
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1. Tagged, plus the neverending saga of Vietnam: A History :-D
2. I think A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd.
3. Arabella by Georgette Heyer

#weekendreads @RachelsBrittain

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Blueberry
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1. Prayer by Philip Yancey and The Dry by Jane Harper
2. Physical books 0
Overdrive books 6
3. Don't get reading slumps

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain @NataliePatalie

Liz_M #3 - Ha! 2mo
NataliePatalie Zero books????? 2mo
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AngeG
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My mother-in-law recommended this book... what a fantastic book, could put it down xx

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MartinaLove
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Reading and snuggling. 🐶🤗

Beatlefan129 Aww, so cozy 🥰 3mo
Julsmarshall So cute! 3mo
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MartinaLove
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1. The Dry. I'm in a mystery/thriller mood since fall is coming. ?

2. Pumkin spice. ?

3. "We are all leaving all the time" from The Leaving

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MartinaLove
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My reading material while waiting for hurricane Dorian to arrive.
I'm ready. 😁

My dogs are anxious since this morning, poor babies. 😞

Megabooks Stay safe! 3mo
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Julsmarshall
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Oh my goodness, this was a great book! Carefully crafted, expertly paced, wonderfully written with complicated characters. This is a heck of a good thriller! I can‘t wait to read more from Jane Harper! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Julsmarshall
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1. Loving The Dry!
2. Work, reading, watching my girl play volleyball 😄
3. Rocky Road
4. Used to play the french horn, not sure if I still can . . .
5. done!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

MallenNC The Dry is so good! 3mo
MyNamesParadise The Dry is phenomenal!!! 3mo
Julsmarshall @MallenNC and @MyNamesParadise It sure was!!‘ 3mo
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Jhullie
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A tragic story of a family cut down and murdered in their home. Childhood friend, Aaron Falk, is now a Federal Police Detective and he is determined to clear his mate‘s name and find out who really killed him and his family. A real page turner, this one kept me reading all hours. The hopping back and forth to the past, when another mysterious death shocked the town, was skillfully done and added a deeper element to the story.

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Jhullie
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Confusion reigns! Both my Audible book and my NetGalley ARC are about police who reluctantly return to their home towns to solve a murder ... and both have suspicious deaths of friends in their pasts. My brain is frazzled trying to keep them both straight! 🧠 😖

Lindy 😆 Have you considered swapping either one of them for a different genre and then returning to it once the other is finished? 4mo
LA_Mead I love this picture! 4mo
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Corar
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Finished my second book for Dewey's Reverse Readathon. This was a great mystery. I liked the character and the atmosphere of the setting. The mystery was good - I did not guess the culprit until I was supposed to, yet after the reveal I can see the clues were there. Will definitely put the next one in the series on my TBR. #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon

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MartinaLove
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I don't know which one to read first. 🙈🙊

Have you read any of these? What are your thoughts? 😃

Librarybelle The Dry is good, as is Murder on the Orient Express 5mo
MartinaLove @Librarybelle Thank you. I heard many good things about these books. I have The Dry, I let You Go and A Murder On The Orient Express on the side for the weekend. 😃📚 5mo
Jeannineth I Let you go had the best twist. I thought The Dry was not bad either. 5mo
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MallenNC I agree with the two @Librarybelle mentioned and I also liked I Let You Go. 5mo
marleed Liked both the dry and I let you go. 5mo
MartinaLove @Jeannineth I heard I Let You Go had a great twist. I can't wait to read it. It's a nice change from fantasies. 🙂 5mo
MartinaLove @MallenNC I can't wait to read them. I love thriller/mystery books. I should buy more but I need to check on goodreads which ones are the more recommended. 5mo
MartinaLove @Librarybelle @Jeannineth @MallenNC @marleed Thank you everyone! Base on your recommendations I'll read The Dry, I Let You Go and Murder on the Orient Express this weekend 📚❤ 5mo
MallenNC Enjoy your books! 5mo
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andrew61
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Aaron falk may become a favourite detective, and whilst not battling with the Scandinavian cold, he certainly has personal demons to battle as well as big spiders as he returns to his childhood home for the funeral of the halder family killed at the hands of the father luke, aarons old friend. A cracking story which i couldn't put down.

jillannjohn I really liked this one! 5mo
Crazeedi I've read both books and totally enjoyed them!! 5mo
CarolynM I loved this one, it's very authentic and I liked that Falk's involvement was so believable. I didn't enjoy the second one as much, I was much less convinced. 5mo
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TorieStorieS
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I‘ve been curious about this one for a long time so I was excited that it won the vote to be our July book club pick! I listened to it and while I enjoyed the surprising plot and unique setting, I would have loved to read it more I think because some of the transitions were a bit hard to follow while #AudioColoring so I did a bit more rewinding than usual! Still, I‘m looking forward to discussing this and am starting the sequel right away!!

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krismlars
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I don't often give 5 stars to mystery/thrillers, but I LOVED this book. I've already started the second book in the Aaron Falk series. And although it has no bearing on the story, I'm now terrified of huntsman spiders.

goodbyefrancie Same! 6mo
Rachel.Rencher I almost threw my phone when I saw this picture 😬 6mo
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TheLibrarian
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This great mystery/thriller is on sale for the #kindle today!

#kindledeal #ebookdeal

avgeyer Loved this one!! 6mo
CoverToCoverGirl Really good. 6mo
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krismlars
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I'm only 3 chapters in, but I'm impressed so far. I can feel the oppressive heat, hear the birds or the silence, and sense the discomfort of the characters.

TK421 I loved this book, and how it was written. 6mo
majkia I read it recently and was also impressed. 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Federal Agent Aaron Falk returns to Kiewarra for his childhood friend‘s funeral and begins to ask questions, but the town folks let him know he is not welcomed, as Kiewarra is a small town that hides big secrets.

I really enjoyed this debut from Harper, very good but my favourite is her latest, The Lost Man.

#WanderingJune #SmallTownBoy

Cinfhen Great choice and awesome graphics! 6mo
BarbaraBB Great choice indeed for this prompt! 6mo
BarbaraBB Great choice indeed for this prompt! 6mo
gradcat Such an excellent book!! Good on you for picking this. ♥️ 6mo
BooknerdsLife Love this book too! 6mo
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Battledoll
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I really enjoyed this Australian mystery. It‘s a great summer read.

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Silje
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Currently reading The Dry by Jane Harper, and I am enjoying it a lot. It has made me realize that I'm craving atmospheric crime fiction atm.

BookishMarginalia I love her writing! 6mo
Silje @BookishMarginalia It's so good 🥰 6mo
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jillannjohn
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Weekend read. Don‘t tell Scooby that he‘s not going to the beach 🏖 🐱Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
@Stacypatrice Have you read this one? Really good so far...

Stacypatrice @jillannjohn - I haven‘t read it. Happy Memorial Weekend 🥳🇺🇸 7mo
EH2018 I really liked this one! Im about to start another one of the Faulk novels 7mo
BooknerdsLife Happy reading to you 🙌🏼📚💖 Ive read it and love it! 7mo
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howjessreads
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This is only the 3rd or 4th Australian crime novel I‘ve read, and I really liked it. Is Australian noir the new Scandinavian noir? 🤔 #howjessreadsin2019

LapReader Definitely! 7mo
LeeRHarry 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
CarolynM There have been some good ones lately🙂 7mo
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Rissreads #ozfiction 🧡💚❤️💙💛💜 7mo
howjessreads Oooh I love that hashtag @Rissreads! Just started a Garry Disher today @CarolynM and @LeeRHarry, so my #ozfiction streak continues! 6mo
CarolynM 👍 6mo
Rissreads Good on you! 😊 6mo
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Savugirl
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Just started this - it's one of the 30+ books that I have recently bought.

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Macnjen
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Good audiobook, great narration, interesting mystery story.

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Brie
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This debut mystery had a great plot and exceptional pacing throughout. Set in a small rural farming town in Australia experiencing a long drought, it follows an investigation into the murder of the Hadler family. Did Luke Hadler really kill his wife and child in an apparent murder-suicide or is something else going on?

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this one too! 👍🏻 7mo
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kelseynicburke
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We‘re already addicted 😻

robinb Love that expression! 😻😹😹😹 7mo
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Macnjen
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Current audiobook !

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Tadams4
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I had this book in audiobook format! This is the author‘s first novel and wow was it great! Nice Australian accent and suspenseful pacing with reveals all the way to the end!

LitLogophile Loved this audio! 7mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Who was the narrator? 7mo
Tadams4 @AntoinetteBuchanan Steve Shanahan was the narrator. 7mo
AntoinetteBuchanan Oh yes- he does a grand job. 7mo
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Lucy_Anywhere
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Looking for a slow burn mystery that'll have you hooked? The Dry is full of unspoken secrets, small town rivalries, and desperate acts. Great read!

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mally_n
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Just finished and recommend! Looking forward to seeing the movie when it comes out!

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EH2018
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Such a great book!

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East_Of_Imagination
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One of the best books I have read so far this year! I couldn‘t put it down, so good!

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Kamisha
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Spent the afternoon finishing this up. I‘m relatively new to mysteries, but this one definitely kept me well intrigued the whole time. I‘ll be checking out the next in this series for sure!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Madison91
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The best of Jane Harper, loves this book so much, so emotional. CANNOT wait until the movie

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Marina_h
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My life is just too busy at the moment so I hardly have time to read which is really annoying because I'm actually enjoying this book but I feel like I'm not focused enough and my thoughts are everywhere. I guess that's why I haven't really made any progress with Anna Karenina this week and I'm terribly behind on all my reading challenges 🙈

hilded I feel you, Marina - it‘s the same here. Moving was a never ending story, and to top it off work is insanely busy. Haven‘t read anything since the #AtY readathon, except for some audio hours. But yay for a new kitchen, that‘s exciting!! 👏🏻 8mo
Marina_h @hilded yeah, it's really exciting but I've been so tired the last couple of weeks. We're almost finished with all the work we can do ourself. Now it's time to bring in the professionals so I can relax a little. Bring on Easter 😊 8mo
hilded Glad to hear that the hardest part is (hopefully) over, hopes everything goes smoothly from here on ??Glad påske ?? 8mo
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LeslieO
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1. Friday
2. SPRINGSTEEN!
3. Work. Nap (getting over a cold)
4. Tagged book
#PreMondayVibes @pepsicola

pepsicola Thanks for playing!! 9mo
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bluejanetennessee
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Very good book. A lot of tropes used but great characters with depth and heart.

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CBee
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This one seemed to start off a bit slow, but quickly had me hooked! I didn‘t expect the ending. Short review - but I definitely recommend this one! #SeriesRead

CBee @kellyann28 want to plan to start our buddy read tomorrow? I have no idea how that works 😂😂 9mo
CBee @kellyann28 for some reason, I can‘t see your comment 🙄 hopefully Litsy will be nicer to me tomorrow! 9mo
kellyann28 @cbee let me try again! I've never done a buddy read either. Do we say "read through chapter whatever by Sunday/Monday/whatever and discuss?" 9mo
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CBee @kellyann28 that sounds like a good start! Do you want to start small (in case life gets cray cray 😜) and say chapter 1 by Sunday? 9mo
kellyann28 Sounds good to me! Meet back with you on Sunday 9mo
CBee @kellyann28 awesome! 😁😁😁 9mo
CBee @kellyann28 so I started the book, but the chapters are short 😂 do you want to just read through the chapter called “Dancing?” Or..... 🤷‍♀️😂 9mo
kellyann28 @Cbee ?? I started this last night before bed and was like "Well these are short". Yes read through Dancing is fine! 9mo
CBee @kellyann28 we are just gonna hobble through this together 😂😂 9mo
CBee @kellyann28 I‘m not sure how I feel about this one yet 🧐🤔 I actually read through “Dancing” earlier. Do you want to tack two more chapters on for tomorrow? 9mo
kellyann28 @cbee Yes! I read through it so we can add two more! 9mo
CBee @kellyann28 awesome 👏🏻 9mo
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Joreads
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This is a great novel. Had me hooked from start to finish and I did not see the end coming at all.

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Crazeedi
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4.5🌟
My first Jane Harper book, won't be my last. This story is set in rural Australia during a 2 yr drought. Aaron Falk returns after 20 yrs to his best friends funeral, the friend who killed his wife, child and himself. Falk wants to put his demons to bed. Read the rest for yourself!

Freespirit I liked it a lot too...her last book is really good also. She writes so well😍 9mo
CarolynM Echoing @Freespirit 🙂 9mo
Crazeedi @Freespirit @CarolynM I can't wait to read another! 9mo
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TK421 I really enjoyed this book. Her writing style is fantastic. It's like there wasn't a wasted word on the page. 9mo
jessinikkip I have this book, I just have to read it! 9mo
Crazeedi @TK421 it was excellent! Can't wait to read another book by her 9mo
Crazeedi @jessinikkip yes you do!° 9mo
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kellyann28
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Thank you so much for doing something you definitely didn't have to @BookishMarginalia ! You are one of the kindest people I have "met" on here and you deserve all the good karma coming your way. ??
I have never read any Jane Harper but boy am I about to!

BiblioLitten The Dry was the first book I marked ‘to read‘ on Litsy. 😊 10mo
ShelleyBooksie I've read 2 of the three and they are excellent. Enjoy :) 10mo
BookishMarginalia Enjoy! I just stayed up way past bedtime last night to finish The Lost Man — well worth it! 10mo
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kellyann28 @BookishMarginalia Forces of Nature is totally up my alley. I love "lost in the woods" type books! 10mo
kellyann28 @BiblioLitten It was one of my early "to reads" on here also! 10mo
kellyann28 @ShelleyBooksie They look so good! 10mo
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bookish.mum
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WanderingBookaneer Me too! 10mo
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KUBuckeye
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I love a good mystery where there are interesting characters forced to interact with a harsh landscape and a landscape that effects people in different ways - it adds a layer of complexity that I appreciate. I am inspired to travel to Australia.

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staci.reads
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This book was fantastic! It pulled me in immediately with a wonderfully written prologue and kept me hooked through the layers of small town drama and periodic flashbacks from multiple perspectives. It worked well to have parallel mysteries, decades apart. I would definitely read this author again! Thanks for recommending it as my next read @Mitch @Librarybelle @LapReader @gradcat @BarbaraBB !

BarbaraBB So glad it was a good choice! And you read it so fast! Which will be next? 10mo
Librarybelle So glad you liked it! 10mo
staci.reads @BarbaraBB I couldn't put it down, and I'm on day 3 of no work because of the weather, so I had time 🙂 Moving on to Where the Crawdads Sing next as it had the 2nd-most comments. 10mo
gradcat I‘m chuffed...so glad you liked it!! 🙃 10mo
BarbaraBB @staci.reads Very good. That‘s such a good one too! 10mo
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