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Sweet Little Lies
Sweet Little Lies: Winner of the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition | Caz Frear
116 posts | 76 read | 3 reading | 80 to read
What happens when the trust has gone? Cat Kinsella was always a daddy's girl. Until the summer of 1998 when she sees her father flirting with seventeen-year-old Maryanne Doyle. When Maryanne later disappears and Cat's father denies ever knowing her, Cat's relationship with him is changed forever. Eighteen years later, Cat is now a Detective Constable with the Met. Called to the scene of a murder in Islington, she discovers a woman's body: Alice Lapaine has been found strangled, not far from the pub that Cat's father runs. When evidence links Alice to the still missing Maryanne, all Cat's fears about her father resurface. Could he really be a killer? Determined to confront the past and find out what really happened to Maryanne all those years ago, Cat begins to dig into the case. But the problem with looking into the past is that sometimes you might not like what you find. For fans of Erin Kelly and Belinda Bauer, Sweet Little Lies is a suspenseful page-turner from a talented new voice.
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Lauren890
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️
This one had a slow start. Definitely a few twists and turns that saved it from being completely mediocre.

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PerksOfBeingABookworm
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Mehso-so

I finished listening to this on my way to work. It was okay. Definitely could have been shorter. I didn‘t see the ending coming, but it still fell flat. It‘s my third mystery genre audiobook in a row; I think I need to switch genres for my next listen.

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Kimberlone
Sweet Little Lies | Caz Frear
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Mehso-so

Read this using the Nook app “Read Out” option in June. I liked more than disliked this (rated 3/5 on Goodreads). The murder mystery was pretty good, but wrapped up too neatly. The main character was interesting, but her main traits are that she is traumatized by a previous case and doesn‘t get along with her family. Would have liked more development of her as a person but I don‘t think that is generally a strong point in this genre.

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JeansBookshelf
Bailedbailed

Unfortunately this one didn't keep my attention. Had to put it down after 30+ pages.

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JeansBookshelf
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Next read

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alisonrose
Mehso-so

One of those true 3-star books—not “almost 4 but rounding down b/c X” or “closer to 2 but I‘m being generous b/c Y.” It was fine—decent police procedural with no absurd L&O SVU-style overly obvious statements from one cop to another, okay pacing, a main female character who is not a Bad Ass nor a silly mess. But no sense of urgency, one reveal was just “Oh, huh, okay” & another was super predictable. Will read more from this author, though.3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose

The martyrdom of the dead is the bane of a Murder detective‘s life. It‘s hard to pinpoint the truth when people are too busy polishing the halo.

[LOL—Cops: the only people who *want* you to speak ill of the dead.]

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alisonrose
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This has the kind of synopsis where it could easily end up being cliché and derivative, but it‘s intriguing enough that I‘m still gonna give it a chance ?

rather_be_reading its soooo good! 9mo
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Grimscythe
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On the last thirty pages. I‘m not gonna hit 24 hrs by midnight, but I‘m so close so I‘m not going to bed until I do. #24B4Monday

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Grimscythe
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I‘m about to pass the fifteen hour mark for #24B4Monday! I may not finish until two or three am Monday morning, but I don‘t count it as Monday until after I sleep!

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Grimscythe
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Drew this one as my next read for #24B4Monday from my #popjargame Gonna shower first though. It‘s helping me keep sane. Otis the #gingerbrat is missing, and I‘m having a rough time. Please pray for his safe return. Or cast a spell for me, whatever it is that you do. 💜

DGRachel Oh no! I hope you find your baby soon. I‘d be losing my mind, too, if one of my dogs escaped. 9mo
Grimscythe @DGRachel I‘m convinced one of the neighbors has him in their house and he‘s just waiting for a chance to get out. He‘s such a lovable, doofy boy. 9mo
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NamasteReading
Mehso-so

Sweet Little Lies I presumed was a thriller, yet I was left reading more police procedures than anything. Although the story was well written with great character developments, it was very very slow...which made it difficult to hold my attention. It was........ OK.

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NamasteReading
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Reminds me of the small town that I live in now ☺

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NamasteReading
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Beautiful Day out here in North Dakota, yes!!! Getting out to enjoy it.

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NamasteReading
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Monday *exhales* bedtimmmmme. ahh the sweet smell of eucalyptus and a good book.

This week's read.

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OriginalCyn620
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Pickpick

There have been mixed reviews about this one but I enjoyed it! A quick read and definitely some twists that I didn‘t see coming. And some pretty dark sh!t too! #popsugarreadingchallenge

sk888888 Loved your review - had this on a list to read for a challenge, but it got bumped for a different book. I may have to re-think that decision! 11mo
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OriginalCyn620
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Started this one this morning for the #popsugarreadingchallenge. Cozy blanket required!

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TheBookkeepersApprentice
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Just starting this one on my way to work this morning! #currentlyreading #popsugarreadingchallenge

jessberk13 What prompt are you using this for? 11mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice @jessberk13 a book with a title that contains “salty”, “sweet”, “bitter”, or “spicy” 11mo
jessberk13 @TheBookkeepersApprentice oh. Duh. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 11mo
TheBookkeepersApprentice @jessberk13 hee! It was a totally legitimate question, there are so many prompts! 11mo
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Rbabyblue

Ahh idk why it‘s taking me a long time to get into this book! I started it 2 days ago and I‘m still on page 86! Then again, my gf came over (she‘s not into books at all :( ) and we‘ve been spending time together, and since i‘m done with finals, I‘m getting myself back into my old habits and pastimes (other than reading). I‘m also really bad at managing my time lol. I‘ll try to read as much as I can when I go to bed.

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Rbabyblue
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Good morning!

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Rbabyblue
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Book 7 of the popsugar challenge (a book with a title that contains “salty”, “sweet”, “bitter” or “spicy”)
Browsed through a few books that fit the criteria, this one seemed promising. We shall see 😁

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Elma
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Mehso-so

This book started out strong, but it lost steam in the middle. Which is part of the reason it took me almost a month to finish it. I really wanted to like it, but I thought it was very mediocre.

Also, this is the first full book I've used Bookly for since it came out for Android. Not really sure how i feel about it yet. Anyone else have problems with the time not logging?

#booked2019 #FemaleDetective
#LitsyAtoZ #letterS

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on completing the prompt. But, shoot, I‘m sorry it wasn‘t such a good book! I tried Bookly a long time ago but it was buggy (iPhone). Haven‘t tried again ... 12mo
Cinfhen I‘ve never used Bookly but it seems like a cool app 12mo
SleepyDragon I've had the time reset on me. 12mo
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Elma
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After 2 weeks, my company is gone. My cat and I were both ready to resume our normal daily positions. Man, I missed reading.
#catsoflitsy

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Elma
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Would normally be a good start to this #readathon, but today was the day I had the most time to spend reading. Oh well, at least I finished A Simple Favor and got a good start on Sweet Little Lies.

#25infive #25andcapsule

Allydanielle88 How are you liking sweet little lies? 13mo
Elma @Allydanielle88 I'm really liking the writing so far. Still waiting for the story to really get started though. 13mo
Andrew65 Well done. 👏 13mo
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AshleyC816
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Pickpick

This was a pretty good murder mystery, but I am a bit tired of the alcoholic unreliable narrator. I actually would really love to have read this with another character - the murder unit lead as the main narrator-she seems much more interesting! There were a few twists that kept my interest so, overall a pic!

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booksndirt
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"Problem is, while the lie may be sweet as it falls from your lips, the feeling in your gut is always putridly sour. And almost always bang-on"

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Shallwehaveteanow
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Quite enjoying this one so far, haven‘t got very far in to it yet, but it seems hopeful.

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Jovy
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Mehso-so

An OK read! It took awhile for me to get into the story, but it picked up in the latter half. The audio helped too, but this is one of those books that a year from now I will have a hard time recalling.

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hes7
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Well, September wasn‘t my best reading month, but I still read 31 books (30 audio, 1 print). My favorites were Hunting Prince Dracula, My Plain Jane & Olivia Twist.

Reviewsbylola Amazing amount of books! 👏🏻 1y
corycatelyn Wow! That's awesome! 1y
Ava_Black Holy cats! Incredible! 1y
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GypsyKat Wow!!!! That‘s an incredible amount of reading! Good for you!!! 👏👏👏 1y
Crazeedi Whoohoo! You did good!👍 1y
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 Way to go!!! 1y
DivineDiana Phenomenal! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Moray_Reads How many hours of audio is that?! 1y
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rather_be_reading
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Pickpick

Really good book! Kept me guessing the whole book, although I did guess one of the plot twists at the end. Lots of twists and turns! Loved the entertwining of characters

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rather_be_reading

And finally. Thank you, lovely reader, for buying my book.

❤❤

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rather_be_reading

Acknowledgment: To Neil, for absolutely everything. For tea, plot suggestions, keeping me sand and making me feel like the only girl in the world. You're a prince among men, baby. This book wouldnt be what it is, and I wouldnt be where I am without you. I love you, always.

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rather_be_reading

Acknowlegment: and to Dad, a first-class storyteller and presumably where I got the gene.

RadicalReader @rather_be_reading 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 1y
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rather_be_reading

Acknowledgment: To Mum, whose love and faith in my ability is as constant as the sun.

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rather_be_reading

Last Line: Im not just the keeper of his secrets anymore. He's the keeper of mine.

😨😨😨

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rather_be_reading

First Line: I recall the day we heard about Maryanne with high-definition clarity, although I know nothing about what happenes to her, nor the manner in which she left.

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rather_be_reading
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I dont know what a Glitter Bomb is but i want it!!

LibrarianRyan I can help you with that. Send me your address missryanaf at gmail dot com 1y
BookNerd9906 Lol @LibrarianRyan 🤣🤣🤣 1y
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rather_be_reading
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spotted the title

RadicalReader @rather_be_reading nothing more wonderful to see the incredible appearances of writers making their works well known with their wisdom 1y
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rather_be_reading

Only three things tell the truth-- small children, drunk people and leggings. (310)

Alfoster 😂😂😀😀! 1y
CouronneDhiver Let‘s hear it for the leggings. Lol 1y
tammysue Lol! 1y
julesG Truth! 1y
Jdav9613 Yikes to all 3! 11mo
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rather_be_reading
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First Pumpkin Spiced Latte & Pumpkin Scone of the season 🎃🍁

kchau yesss!! 1y
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Jilly6183
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Pickpick

A couple of surprises, but nothing shocking. A quick, easy, fun read.

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MaceyT15
Pickpick

Took awhile to get me interested. Character building took too many pages, in my opinion. I was pleasantly surprised by the ending. The last half of the book moved so quickly, but great ending!

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rather_be_reading

Rage rips through me like a forest fire. (249)

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rather_be_reading

...flowers, cuddly toys and equal pay, thats all us women want in life. (243)

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rather_be_reading
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Alice in Wonderland reference

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rather_be_reading

Secrets are just gossip you havent been drunk enough to spill yet. (220)

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rather_be_reading
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A cute new bakery opened up by my work and I love supporting small business. This apricot cheese danish was amazing!

Erofan Yum-yum 😋 1y
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rather_be_reading
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My Tuesday book date 📚

GingerAntics I don‘t know about the book (honestly I don‘t know anything about it), but that food looks AMAZING!!! 1y
Crazeedi Yum!!!! 1y
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TheClevelander Oh my goodness I so wish this was my dinner right now! 🤤 1y
zugchop Yet another comment on the food! Me wants! 😸 1y
rather_be_reading @GingerAntics haha!! it was delicious! 1y
rather_be_reading @zugchop 😂😂 so good! 1y
GingerAntics Is that potato salad along with mashed potatoes? I am officially dreaming about that meal. lol 1y
rather_be_reading @GingerAntics yes 😂😂 🙈🙈 1y
GingerAntics This is officially going on my wish list. I must have this meal. 1y
rather_be_reading @GingerAntics 😂😂 cheat day! 1y
GingerAntics Oh yeah. Love those...very occasionally. 1y
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rather_be_reading
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Love taking the train to work! No traffic, no headaches, and the best part is I get to read for 30 mins!

jouleian I'm SO jealous....😫😫😫 1y
Jilly6183 I just started this book myself on the train to work this morning! 1y
Luvmybooks That would be so fun! I listen to my stories on audible as I drive myself a little over an hour a day. 🤓 1y
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mamareading I've just learned to Audible and clean, but a train ride and reading sounds lovely, you've figured out the good life! 1y
rather_be_reading @Luvmybooks i used to drive 1 hr to work everyday and listen to the @bookriot podcast 1y
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