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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle | Stuart Turton
A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Inception, by way of Agatha Christie 'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 🖤📚 1w
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Its_Amanda_Plz
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Mehso-so

A great mystery but sooo many characters can have you getting lost trying to remember who is who.

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CBee
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I think I liked this 😂 but it took me forever to read and I‘m still slightly confused. Great concept, excellent writing, but a bit too long and sometimes convoluted. I think it‘s just me and the timing not being right 🤪🤷‍♀️ #readyourkindle

LiteraryinLawrence I couldn‘t agree more! I liked it but it also made me feel slow… 😋 1mo
CBee @LiteraryinLawrence oh thank goodness, it isn‘t just me 😅 It just seemed to be a LOT and I had trouble focusing. It‘s me, hi 👋🏻 I‘m the problem lol 1mo
thebacklistbook It gets better the second time. 1mo
CBee @thebacklistbook oof, I don‘t know if I could read it again 😅😂 1mo
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peanutnine
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#SpringSkies Day 28 #2BksWSimilarTitle
Apparently they added the 1/2 to the US version of Evelyn Hardcastle because it was too similar to Evelyn Hugo!
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Amazing 🤩 👏🏻 🤗 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚🖤💚 2mo
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RaeLovesToRead
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New bestie!!! 😁😁💕

My creative idol Stuart Turton was such an entertaining speaker - irreverent, smart, cynical, funny - and I even managed to say a few words to him.

US Littens might be pleased to know he's doing a US tour soon too 😊

vivastory Fun! 3mo
MaureenMc Yay! 3mo
Ruthiella Awesome! You met your idol! 😃 3mo
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KadaGul @RaeLovesToRead I would be awestruck and start drooling as soon as I saw my Author Idol. Kudos to you for saying a few words.#Authoridol 3mo
julesG Sounds like you had a great time! 3mo
Centique Oh my god im so impressed!! Ive been loving your Turton posts because 7 Deaths was such a favourite for me. Totally starstruck! 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @vivastory @MaureenMc @Ruthiella @KadaGul @julesG @Centique Thank you all for your comments! He was awesome. I'll post (and explain) the personalised dedication he did in one of my books when I've taken a pic 😅 3mo
Branwen THIS IS THE COOLEST THING EVER! 💕📚 3mo
RaeLovesToRead @Branwen He was so funny too 😊 I suggested that if he runs out of character names that 'Rae' might be a good one... but not to kill me off haha 3mo
Yuki_Onna 🥹👏🙌💖 3mo
CBee I started Evelyn yesterday and it‘s slowly drawing me in 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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mjtwo
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15-8 Mar 2024 (audiobook)
Low pick. Interesting premise but with these types of books I always find the ending a bit blah. And guests and staff drop like flies!
The narrator relives the same day eight times, each time from the perspective of a different occupant of an English estate. Each time he dies or falls asleep he moves to the next ‘host‘. Before 11pm on the 8th day, or the death of the final host, he must know who killed Evelyn Hardcastle.

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Scochrane26
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I feel like I‘m the last person to read this book, so I won‘t say much about it. It‘s trippy, & I had a hard time putting it down, except for when I needed to think through all the characters. May be one I reread in the future because I know I missed details.

Tamra You aren‘t alone - still on my shelf! 5mo
Sargar114 It‘s on my shelf as well. The husband got it for me for Christmas 2022 🙈 5mo
Scochrane26 @tamra @Sargar114 I‘ve had it for at least a year. I‘m doing my library‘s book challenge again & needed a book with a map. It finally was read because it has a map. 5mo
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KaylasReadingNook
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This is one of the coolest mysteries I have ever read. Aiden Bishop has one job, find out who murdered Evelyn Hardcastle. But solving this puzzle will not be easy. He has eight host that he must journey through and use their personalities to his advantage. And he only has one name on his mind, Anna. Who is Anna? Who is Aiden? And who killed Evelyn Hardcastle? Only time will tell.

dabbe Beautiful view! 🤩🤩🤩 6mo
KaylasReadingNook @dabbe thank you! It was a wonderful place to read at in Hawaii 😄 definitely want to go back and read there again 😄😄 5mo
KaylasReadingNook @dabbe where is your favorite place to read? Or what is your favorite view to read with? 5mo
dabbe @KaylasReadingNook Anywhere in front of water is lovely, lake, creek, river, or ocean. I also like to look out of my library window to our backyard; we have some lovely green trees. Thanks for asking! ❤️💜🩷 5mo
KaylasReadingNook @dabbe how beautiful! With trees or water is my favorite place to read as well. When the wind ripples through the trees and the water rushes on the shore it‘s so relaxing to read by 😁 5mo
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brynnlizzie_1
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Groundhog‘s Day meets a murder mystery

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Just.Linds

“ It‘s too late for me to help either of them, but I‘m not gonna let the truth say buried any longer. It‘s done enough damage already.” 333

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Just.Linds
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“Now come on. We‘ve a murder to attend” 129 #gymlisten

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bridge12
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**my brother got me a kindle so I‘ve been blowing through some books without reviewing, apologies up top for the inundation of reviews by me and terrible pics**

This was a reread- I ADORE this book. It‘s creepy and confusing and it was a perfect read during the Halloween season. Highly suggest picking it up if you haven‘t 5⭐️

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CogsOfEncouragement
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I enjoyed this story which was not much like anything I had read before. Always fun to have a fresh idea to consider for a bit. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#scarathlon #BOOklovers

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kelli7990
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Day 3 of #scarathlon‘s photo challenge - Death/Dead

I‘m sharing another ebook that‘s been on my Kindle since 2021. This one sounds interesting. I still want to read it.

#HHC

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LaraS
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My pick for #scarathalonphotochallenge prompt Death. Evelyn Bishop is murdered at 11. Aiden wakes up on the same day in the body of a different guest @ Blackheath, and must solve the mystery. Cool premise, non? This is one of those books that I had a good time while reading it, but I'm not sure if I actually *liked* it or not.

Artwork from here: https://www.deviantart.com/everyfortressfalls/art/Seven-and-a-Half-Deaths-no-num...

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Ast_Arslan
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May I tell that the italian cover is so damn good?
Plus, I think I matched the bookmark pretty well

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Shemac77
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Panpan

Terrible on audio. The book is too complicated to listen if you‘re doing anything else. I knew what was happening only because I had read it before. Great as a read. Terrible on audio.

tpixie Thanks! 10mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to know!! It‘s been on my TBR for years!! One day 10mo
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SarahBookInterrupted
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This was an excellent book. Great mystery and I loved the concept completely. It makes you think right to the end. It really is Agatha Christie meets Groundhog Day. It was brilliant. I don‘t know what else to say except read it! Everything else will spoil it. I was disappointed to see that the Netflix series adaptation has been cancelled. I would have watched that, but maybe I‘ll just have to reread this one now that I know the end.

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Another_bibliophile
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Mehso-so

Didn‘t turn out to be my cup of tea
It was hard to follow the story

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TheSpineView
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#IdiomInsight @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
#FairandSquare

This is the first book I thought of and I couldn't get it out of my mind. Not sure it is fair. However, it made me think about what is fair.

Eggs Sounds suspenseful ! 10mo
TheSpineView @Eggs It is. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t remember if I have this one! Should I move it up if I do? 10mo
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I enjoyed it. Enough that I would reread it. 10mo
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Shemac77
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Next audible

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michellelav
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Pickpick

This book had so much going on it was hard to keep up for the first 1/3 of it. Once some of the pieces start to click it‘s easy to binge the rest of the book. It was a decent twist at the end as well 📖

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LunaAubry
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Pickpick

This book is in between a pick and a so-so to me. The middle of the book is the most interesting and page turning section. The ending was just okay to me. It felt like a little bit of a let down. That being said, the writing is spectacular. I can only imagine how hard it was to write a book like this. So, I would still recommend it!

#MurderMystery #TheBishopAndTheKnight #TimeTravel

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LunaAubry
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“A book, too, can be a star,
explosive material, capable of stirring up
fresh life endlessly,
a living fire to lighten the
darkness, leading out on
the expanding universe.”
~A Wrinkle in Time

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ImperfectCJ
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This is a soft pick for me. I enjoyed it overall, but the many twists and turns became a little tedious to follow. I did like how the author describes being in other people's heads/bodies, although I'm not sure if the main character's reactions always make sense given the backstory/explanation we get at the end of the novel.

ImperfectCJ This is also the last book I'm finishing before I start my new job tomorrow morning and see what full-time work does to my reading time. I'm a little nervous (about the reading time and about working full-time for the first time in almost 20 years. Time flies, for sure). 13mo
Clare-Dragonfly Good luck with the new job! 13mo
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vlwelser
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Pickpick

I have no idea what I expected from this but it's very unusual. There's a mystery but also fantasy elements. Not like vampires or anything but the detective inhabits different hosts that must work together to solve a crime.

A friend handed this to me but I cheated and actually listened to the audio to speed me along.

#BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Awk_Word_Smith
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Pickpick

An absolutely brilliant mystery novel that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Turton's intricate and twisted plot is expertly crafted and will keep you guessing until the very end. The concept of a repeating day seen through the eyes of different characters adds an extra layer of complexity and intrigue to the story, and the characters are vividly drawn and flawed, making them all the more fascinating.

Awk_Word_Smith Plus, the setting is haunting and surreal, like something out of a creepy dream. All in all, this book is a total page-turner that you won't be able to put down. If you're a fan of mysteries or puzzles that'll keep you up way past your bedtime, you have to give this one a go. Seriously, it's a tour de force of storytelling that'll have you hooked from the very first page. 13mo
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kricheal
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Pickpick

This took me a little bit to get into.. but once I did, I loved it! It's a little twisty.

Awk_Word_Smith It was a lot twisty. I had Alexa read it to me so my ADHD brain could keep pace! Loved it as well. 9mo
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eeschultz
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very good, but a little confusing. would have been better if i didn‘t take breaks in between, but overall interesting story. never read anything like it, would recommend if interested in murder mysteries-i never knew where the story was taking me!

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LeslieO
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I picked this as a #DiscussionBook because I didn‘t like it and it seems everyone else in the world did. I felt I wasn‘t smart enough to follow. I kept trying to figure out the half death. Maybe it was in there but I heard the author say he added the half to differentiate the book from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. #MayMontage

Eggs I haven‘t read it yet…great choice! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t read it yet… 1y
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BookLineNSinker
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I just got this item off of loan on Libby, good timing! The premise is interesting, a murder mystery where Aiden must figure out who killed Evelyn before he can escape the scene, he has a week. The twist is that he wakes up each morning as a different character and some are more helpful than others. We'll see if it holds my attention after These Violent Delights, which was so beautifully written... sigh. Will report back!

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Awk_Word_Smith
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Were you aware that Alexa will read you your Kindle books? No need for that expensive Audible subscription anymore.

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451Degrees
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Wowza. @Clare-Dragonfly you weren‘t joking on not guessing what was going to happen in this book. It was all over but in a good way😅😅 I feel like this was an excellent starter mystery novel if you haven‘t dabbled too much in that genre. I did take notes to help keep everything in line, not that it helped me guess the ending😆 I really really enjoyed this read and highly recommend it if it‘s on your TBR😊

KristiAhlers I've really got to bite the bullet and read this one. It's been recommended a couple of times and it's on a couple of my reading challenge lists. 1y
451Degrees @KristiAhlers it was really good! I started getting a little intimidated when they started getting into the middle of the book trying to keep track of it but I never take notes on books and I was happy I did with this one just so I could reference events and times! 1y
Clare-Dragonfly Right?! I wasn‘t as impressed by that ending coming out of nowhere though! 1y
451Degrees @Clare-Dragonfly it was quite abrupt I‘ll admit! It did leave me a bit wondering what happened after the ending but I was ok with that😅 1y
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SW-T
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Pickpick

An interesting concept and liked the twist at the end.

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451Degrees
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So I‘m a little over halfway with this read and I have some suspicions of who may be behind all the stuff going on in this book… (there‘s a lot😅) but I can‘t help but think I‘m reading Harry Potter right now🤣🤣

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451Degrees
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Decided to take notes on my next book club book to see if I can solve the mystery before the end of the book! Featuring my favorite potato #finankitten, he makes a superb writing desk🤣 I‘m not much of a mystery genre reader but this one is intriguing to say the least!

Clare-Dragonfly I will be very impressed if you can figure this one out! Keep us updated! 1y
451Degrees @Clare-Dragonfly I have very low expectations that I will figure it out but we‘ll give it a whirl🤣🤣 1y
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TheSpineView
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Eggs Brilliant! 1y
Karisimo Almost chose this one myself 😉 1y
TheSpineView @Karisimo Great minds! 1y
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IndoorDame
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Eggs Well played 👍🏼 1y
TheBookHippie Oh looks like your book is delivered but it doesn‘t look right to me!!! 👀😵‍💫😅😬 1y
IndoorDame @TheBookHippie it showed up a few hours ago 💚💚💚it looks right to me, but I‘ll post a photo and you can decide 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame 🤣🤣🤣phew 1y
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Honeybeebooks
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Pickpick

I had a couple of false starts reading, but finally made it to the end. The complexity of the story and the large cast of characters is difficult to follow. If only I had discovered the cast of characters and map in the front of the book before finishing!! Aiden Bishop has 8 days and 8 bodies/POVs to solve a murder. If not, he will have to do it all over again and again. How many times has he tried? Will he ever escape? 4⭐️s for a twisty tale.

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AvidReader25
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Pickpick

Gosford Park meets Groundhog‘s Day with twist upon twist. Aiden wakes up in a different body each morning & tries to solve a murder. One thing that made this complex story more enjoyable was reading it on vacation when I had the dedicated time for it. Without that it would have been difficult to pick up the threads of the story. It took some mental gymnastics to peel away each layer & keep the timeline straight, but it was very worth it for me.

AvidReader25 “We are never more ourselves than when we think people aren‘t watching.”

“If this isn‘t hell, the devil is surely taking notes.
1y
RaeLovesToRead I LOVED this book. The Devil & the Dark Water too 🥰 1y
AvidReader25 @RaeLovesToRead Me too! I get why it was too complicated for some people, but I loved it. I was so curious about his other book since it got mixed reviews. 1y
RaeLovesToRead Both are convoluted, eccentric and an absolute delight! 😊 1y
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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#MARCHMAGIC
@Eggs
@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@LitsyEvents
#LitsyEvents

Today‘s Prompt: ON TBR LIST FOR ONE YEAR

This book has been on my TBR for more than a year!! 😊

What about YOU?

What book keeps looking at you from your bookshelf?

Eggs Great choice 👏🏻 1y
SilversReviews @Eggs Have you read it? 1y
Bette Loved this. ❤️ 1y
SilversReviews @Bette Good to hear. 1y
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sweetpealsd
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I ended up really enjoying this book. For some reason it was hard to pick up but once I‘d get started, I would get sucked in. Once you get used the pattern of the main character it was easy to follow along. This was a really well written story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kricheal
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Co-worker let me borrow this book! I hope it's good!

Soubhiville I loved it! It‘s strange in the best way. 1y
5feet.of.fury There‘s a lot going on, but I liked it very much. 1y
Rissreads I loved it! 1y
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BookishBelle
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What did I just read!? It was a slow beginning but totally worth it for the crazy good ending.

#LMPBC @sweetpealsd @ConfessionofaBookaholic @gencmichael

sweetpealsd Can‘t wait! 🤗 1y
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BookishBelle
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I have a rare afternoon off and it‘s a rare 77° in January so I‘m reading by the local reservoir.

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kimrenee
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Wow what a ride. There was so much going on and it never slowed down. I was amazed at the ending. This was pretty exciting book

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Mrs_B
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This is quite slow and quite confusing until you get into the rhythm of what is actually going on! It‘s an inventive twist on the classic murder mystery.

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mrsmarch
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I knew in Aug this would be my best read of 2022 😂 Dec was hard fought btwn The Real Valkyrie & Bone Rattler, but Bone Rattler was deadly slow moving & I can see it would turn some readers off. The Real Valkyrie was informative! That vs For the Wolf was another hard decision, but I really enjoyed the world building of For the Wolf.

I am OK with my top 4 books being Evelyn Hardcastle, For the Wolf, Once Upon a River, and The Real Valkyrie.