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Confessions
Confessions | Kanae Minato
Her pupils killed her daughter. Now, she will have her revenge. After an engagement that ended in tragedy, all Yuko Moriguchi had to live for was her four-year-old child, Manami. Now, after a heartbreaking accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first, she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that will upend everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a maniacal plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, "Confessions" probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in harm's way. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.
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LiteraryinLititz
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What a strange little story. Although I read this rather quickly, I did not particularly enjoy the reading experience. The story begins with a teacher revealing to her class how two of them caused her daughter‘s death. But rather than that being the ending, it‘s the beginning. Then the fallout happens, told from the students‘ points of view. My verdict is: intriguing, not a style I‘m used to, and might be good to discuss with a book group.

Freespirit That's a lovely reading spot😍 3w
hollyhug-hes Stunning spot 👌🏻 3w
CareBear Wow that view 😍 3w
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Eggs Beautiful room and view! 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💗💗 3w
Megabooks Wow!! 😍😍😍 3w
Zelma Envious of that gorgeous reading spot! 3w
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AmberWB
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Bailedbailed

Another one that I couldn‘t stick with. The story was intriguing, but I found the narrator grating.

Sace I'm glad I didn't listen. I read it and could not put it dowm 1mo
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Rajea
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Candy package and notification that my audio book was available today #winning 😁

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Outofcontroltbr
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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I really enjoyed this book. It‘s interesting see the difference between American and foreign thriller novels but I‘m really into the Japanese version. I think I‘ll try to find more books like this one.

BarbaraBB Have you read her other one? It‘s equally good! 2mo
Outofcontroltbr @BarbaraBB yes I have that one is also really good and I loved it too 2mo
BarbaraBB And another one I really liked is 2mo
BarbaraBB Have you read that one? 2mo
Outofcontroltbr @BarbaraBB I haven‘t yet but it‘s on my wishlist 2mo
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Cinfhen
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#SoaringScores Too literal ?!??! I read this book last year as part of my #JapaneseThriller kick 🦵 Such good storytelling. A teacher gathers her students for one final lesson before she “retires” but this is a lesson like no other. It‘s #TheConfession of many misdeeds, involving many participants and her students are part of the story. Really good!!!!! Highly recommended

Cathythoughts Sounds good .... & scary 👍🏻😱 2mo
Cinfhen Not scary but really a TRUE psychological thriller @Cathythoughts super insightful about human behavior 2mo
Caroline2 Sounds awesome...stacked! 😉 2mo
CrowCAH Perfect choice for today. Sounds like an eerie tale with a huge confession at the end. 2mo
Cinfhen Yup @CrowCAH I think it might have been made into a Japanese film !?!!! Definitely read it @Caroline2 ❣️❣️❣️ 2mo
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Sace
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Absolutely 5 🌟 for me. I couldn't stop reading. There were multiple voices and all were unnerving in their tranquility.

Side note - I borrowed this from the library only to discover I already owned a copy 🙄

LeahBergen The side note 😂😂 2mo
Sace @LeahBergen I know. My book buying/wish listing/gathering is way too scattered. It's embarrassing. 2mo
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Sace
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"...and that there was actually something unusually pleasant about being stupid."

I don't know why, but I like this. Maybe if I stop fighting this fear I have that I am in fact stupid. Maybe I will find things to be much more pleasant for me.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Ignorance is bliss. 2mo
Sace @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yup. And so many of my frustrations stem from feeling like I'm surrounded by ignorance....but what if I'm the ignorant one? What if all these things that frustrate me aren't really issues at all? What if I'm the one who doesn't get it? 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego No, you're to self aware to be ignorant. For better or worse. 2mo
Sace @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Can't I just be blissfully stupid??? 2mo
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Sace
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

1. Confessions, Zorro, My Crowd, Rincewind the Wizard (I've mainly focused on the tagged book)

2. 2 one e-book (tagged) and 1 physical (I may have to read more physical books as ebooks seem to be tiring out my eyes more.

3. Eh. I just tend to accept it and wait until the mood hits me again. Sometimes a Manga or middle grade book helps.

Hooked_on_books Eye fatigue is common when reading from screens because we blink less. When you‘re reading ebooks, remind yourself to blink more often and that may help. 2mo
Sace @Hooked_on_books I really need to remember to blink. It doesn't help that it's a library book. If it were my own copy I'd read in shorter spurts, but I try to read libaray books quickly so I can return then for the next person who's waiting for it. 2mo
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Sace
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Well this book is becoming more and more disturbing.

Can't.
Stop.
Reading.

BarbaraBB Love her books! So addictive! 2mo
Sace @BarbaraBB at first I didn't quite know what to make of the writing style (Granted via translation) but now I find it riveting. 2mo
BarbaraBB I know! I often have that with books translated from Japanese! 2mo
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Sace The style seems similar to how I remember Convenience Store Woman read. It's very matter of fact and deceptively simple. It's a style I quite like. 2mo
LeahBergen This is such a captivatingly bizarre read! 2mo
Sace @LeahBergen I am loving it, but I'm horrified! 2mo
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Sace
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"I began to feel that there was nothing more self-indulgent and foolish than forcing my opinions on my students."

Sace Something I probably needed to hear today. 2mo
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Sace
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Looks like the Brooklyn Public Library has made plans for me this evening.

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britt_reads
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Spent the day listening to this for #scarathlon, but I didn‘t expect to get through the whole thing. This dark, twisty revenge thriller gets 2 points for the #teamslaughter theme, I believe, and 1 pt for participation.

It also fits the #scaryscavengerhunt prompts for black cover and someone dies.
@Clwojick

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shadowspeak17
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Total books read: 11
Ebooks: 10
Physical books: 1
Borrowed: 9
#booked2019: 3

Average rating: 3.55 stars

#SeptemberStats #SeptemberWrapUp

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shadowspeak17
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Here‘s my wrap-up for the July-September quarter of #booked2019.

#SocialMediaFocus: #MeToo
#FoodOnCover: Ella Minnow Pea
#BookToMovie: Confessions
#BookAboutAddiction: Hey, Kiddo

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! Good job!! 👊🏻📚♥️ 2mo
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shadowspeak17
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Oooh boy was this dark! And that is certainly not a complaint. 😂 This was great. 👌🏽 Each chapter gives a view of the incident and the aftermath from a different perspective. Even though some of the details get repeated, new insight gets layered on top of what you already know and things slowly build and build until the book reaches its fittingly twisted conclusion.

#booked2019 #booktomovie #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Meaw_catlady Awww what a beautiful kitty! 3mo
MrBook Great review! 😻😻😻 3mo
Cinfhen This is a film!!!! I need to see it because book was so well done 3mo
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shadowspeak17
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1. Confessions (Minato), Limit (Schatzing), and I‘m working my way through Amazon‘s Forward short stories
2. Invisible Cities (Calvino)
3. Today I Saw the Whole World by Pierce the Veil is currently stuck in my head, so I‘ll go with that. 😂

#weekendreads

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Stacypatrice
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Day 6: #7covers7days #covercrush

@Hestapleton Are you cover lovin‘ yet?

hermyknee Oooh that book was intense. Good pick! 3mo
Hestapleton This book was so good! And I love the cover too! Thanks for the tag! 3mo
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Sace
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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DAMMIT! Then why did it show up in a search and why the hell is the Borrow button even there?

Eyelit That‘s frustrating! 5mo
Sace @Eyelit and I just got the same message for another book. If the library doesn't own it, then I don't want it to come up in a search. I would like to know what the library ACTUALLY has. 5mo
DGRachel I hate when this happens. I've had it happen with books that used to be available on Hoopla and then all of a sudden are not. Definitely frustrating. 5mo
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Sace @DGRachel overall I find my library frustrating. First they used overdrive but changed to Hoopla, RB Digital and Cloud Library. I can't do one search to find out what's available. I find myself having to go three different places. And I often find the book in a search only to discover it's really not available. My BIL moved to AL from Louisiana (but a different town) and commented on the disappointing library. It must be a statewide problem 5mo
Sace Maybe I should be blaming money hungry publishers through 🤣 5mo
DGRachel That's really sad. I'm lucky in that my library system has it's own app where I can search for books and it pulls up the full catalog - both physical and electronic, regardless of whether the book is available via print, Libby, RB Digital, or Hoopla. But, I also live in a large metropolitan area, for which I am grateful. 5mo
Sace @DGRachel I know that money is a big problem where I am. 😔 5mo
lorannen Wouldn't it be nice if instead of the "borrow" button, it allowed you to automatically send your library a request to acquire the book in question? 5mo
Sace @lorannen YES! 5mo
hes7 I hate when hoopla does this! 5mo
Sace @hes7 it's just so wrong. 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly Wow! That‘s so frustrating! My library system doesn‘t have an app, but at least it has a website where I can find out what it has or is acquiring, in whatever format. (A friend recently recommended a book and I found that my library has it in five formats!) 5mo
Sace @Clare-Dragonfly I would love to have one stop searching! 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly I‘m so puzzled that you don‘t! I guess I‘ve been privileged in my library experiences—both libraries where I have cards do it the same way. 5mo
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Sace
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Finished The Bad Seed and was still in the mood for something a little creepy. Not sure if Confessions is going to fill the bill but it sounds like it could.

lorannen Have you seen the film adaptation of The Bad Seed? It's quite good! If you've already seen it, I'm curious about how the book & movie compare. 5mo
Sace @lorannen I haven't seen the movie. My sister was in a high school production of the play when I was 7 or 8. She played Rhoda. My memory of the play is close to the book (granted I saw the play over 30 years ago so my memory could be playing tricks on me.) 5mo
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flying_monkeys
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Pickpick

When I finished, I was like, Daaaaaaamn! 😱🤯😨😲🤯

I thought I'd read everything there was to read in the thriller genre. How wrong I was. And the fact that she was a HomeEc teacher when she wrote this!!

I've since checked out another by Minato, Penance, but I'm gonna give myself a week or two before I read it because my brain's still wrinkled from Confessions.

#revenge #iyamisu #DontFwithMoms

Liatrek lol this is wrinkling my brain😊 this on my TBR really hope to get to it soon 5mo
flying_monkeys @Liatrek 🤣 Donald Glover 💯 5mo
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mydearwatson
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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A teacher has a shocking #talk with her students, and everything goes downhill from there.
#julycoldplay @Eggs

Eggs 🤗👏🏻😊👍🏼📚 5mo
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LoverofLit
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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This book was simplistic in it's storytelling but complex in it's character and plot building. Leaving you feeling sorry for the characters, but also icky for feeling sorry for them. But it has a really smart message wrapped in an eerie package, before you judge someone you don't know anything about, remember it's someone else's life you don't know the inner workings of.
#ReadingWomenChallenge
A mystery by a WOC

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LoverofLit
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Kayla.Adriena 😢 6mo
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rohit-sawant
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Kanae Minato is undoubtedly #BigInJapan, dubbed "The Queen of Iyamisu," a subgenre of mystery that's particularly grim and grisly. Can't wait for more of her works to be translated into English. If you have yet to read her, the tagged book is a great place to start.
#WanderingJune
@Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

Cinfhen This was great!!! 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this too. 👍 6mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one and that other one too. 6mo
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Centique This sounds amazing. I can do grim and I THINK I can do grisly...maybe...as long as it‘s dead things 😳🤞 6mo
Centique I‘m still getting over @Reggie post from a year ago or more about the person getting eaten alive 🤢🤢😂😂😂 6mo
rohit-sawant @Centique Hahaha, I think you'll like this though! It's pretty dark but more than that it's such a twisty page-turner with soild characters. I devoured it within two days or so. Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this. 6mo
Reggie @Centique is it weird that I think that coulda been a couple of books. Lol. Also, you were the one who made me read Here Are the Young Men last year. I was traumatized for days! Lol, 😜 6mo
Centique @Reggie ha ha! You‘re right, I‘m incorrigible 😂😂 6mo
Centique @rohit-sawant stacked! 6mo
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Megabooks
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Well, #TheVengeanceFactor is a mediocre episode I hate to love. I don‘t care to admit how many times I‘ve watched it. 😏

But if you want to talk vengeance in books, Confessions is one of my favorites. I‘ve read it twice, and the twists are quite interesting. It made me want to read more Japanese books in translation, which I have started to do!

#StarTrekSummerMay look for June this weekend!

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OnlyYoo
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Mehso-so

On GR I gave this book a 2.5. I just have such conflicting feelings. I really enjoyed the writing style and really getting into the different character‘s heads. I really felt like I was able to understand their different motivations and why they did what they did. With that said, the ending just made me feel super yucky. If that‘s the feeling that the author was going for (which it probably was) then she did a good job. ..

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rohit-sawant
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"No form of revenge could have made me hate you any less. If I had cut the two of you to shreds with a knife, I think I would have hated the little pieces of you just the same."

This was such a page-turner.
#HowFarIllGo (Featured in Moana)
#MayMovieMagic
@Cinfhen

Megabooks I read this book recently on audio. I didn‘t like it as much as print, but it‘s an interesting thriller! 7mo
BarbaraBB Perfect choice! Loved this book! 7mo
Cinfhen This was really disturbing in a good way!! Great pick (edited) 7mo
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erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this book! Look forward to read her other one 7mo
readordierachel Ooh, this sounds chilling! 7mo
gradcat Sounds kind of scary to me! 👀 7mo
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Megabooks
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This worked better for me as a print book rather than an #audiobook. The narrators were good, but it just didn‘t seem to be as thrilling. 3.5⭐️

Pictured is my favorite Paint by Sticker from the travel collection. Tagged in comments.

Now on to Cindy‘s recommendation!

Cinfhen Poster turned out AMAZING 🙌🏻too bad the audio wasn‘t great bc book was really good in print and can‘t wait to hear your thoughts about 8mo
Cathythoughts Great cover 👍🏻✨ 8mo
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Megabooks @Cathythoughts Thank you! 8mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thanks! I just listened to the first chapter last night before bed. So far, it‘s good! 8mo
Reviewsbylola It was a pick for me too but I wasn‘t blown away or anything. 8mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I thought the twists were a bit odd, but what do I know about Japanese lit? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 8mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve only read a few Japanese thrillers and they def all felt a bit different. 8mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I read Rainbirds from botm. I don‘t remember it well, though. 8mo
Reviewsbylola I def wasn‘t impressed with Rainbirds! 8mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola I guess what I liked about it and confessions is the dark atmosphere, and I remember that in Rainbirds as well. The plot leaves something to be desired, though. Plus, how do people know so little about HIV transmission in Japan??? 8mo
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Megabooks
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I‘m rereading this right now. I vaguely remember the twist, but I‘m still excited. Definitely a lot of rumors! #rumorhasit #anglophileapril

It also reminds me of the Usher song “Confessions, Pt II,” which generally goes through my head while I‘m reading this book! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sy19X0xxrM

Cinfhen This was a great read!!! And USHER ❣️ 8mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen It‘s a great suspense book!! I thought you might like the Usher incorporation! 😉😁😁 8mo
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Cinfhen Did you say, Usher??Peace up, A-Town down
Yeah, ok, lil' Jon
Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah, yeah
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emilyhaldi Great Usher jam!!! 🕺🏻 Lolol @Cinfhen you‘re cracking me up today 😆 8mo
Mdargusch This was such a creepy book! 8mo
Reviewsbylola This was a pick for me! 8mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen 👍🏻😎🤩🤩🤩 8mo
Megabooks @emilyhaldi Thanks!! 🤩 8mo
Megabooks @Mdargusch It really is! 😱😱😱 8mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Definitely agree! 8mo
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Stacypatrice
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This “because-of-Litsy” book did not disappoint! Genuine surprises and an easy to read flow. Thank you @jillannjohn for sending me this curveball of a book 📚💥

jillannjohn Glad you liked it! 8mo
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Stacypatrice
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Happy Saturday to all the readers, writers, and dreamers ☀️

#coffeefirst #saturdaylove

ShyBookOwl 🦉❤ 8mo
Slajaunie Cute!💚 8mo
Gissy Love that art prints! I need to read those boks😂🤣 8mo
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ladym30 Love this print❤️ 8mo
SW-T Love the print! 😊💕 8mo
LaraReads I love this!! 😍😍☕️📚☕️😍😍 8mo
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fleeting
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WOW. Welcome to the darkest recesses of the human mind. One murder, each chapter a perspective of someone involved. A lot of cruel mind games, a lot of questions on morality. What is good and evil, why do people commit crimes, who deserves to be punished, and who has the right to mete out punishment? Quite impressive.

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Hoopiefoot
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Took a 4 hour break to run, now back to reading!

saresmoore I‘m reading this, too. It‘s wonderfully weird! 11mo
Hoopiefoot @saresmoore That‘s the perfect description for it! 11mo
kspenmoll Lovely running landscape! 11mo
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Hoopiefoot
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Starting my #24in48 weekend off with this audiobook.

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fleeting
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Waiting for some friends, so coffee and my current read. I'm on a Japanese mysteries streak, and surprisingly, for a premise so sinister, the teacher/narrator has given so many nuggets of wisdom in just the first few pages.

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m.galehuxley
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Current read. This one is pretty fun so far.

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UnabridgedPod
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Kanae Minato's thriller builds slowly, beautifully layering narratives and new points of view to complicate and re-situate the narrative. The dual narrators lend authenticity to each perspective, and the twisted minds behind each new twist result in new understandings of the horrors behind each psyche. Excellent thriller and great audio interpretation.⠀

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jillannjohn
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This doesn‘t include the stack of books on my cedar chest or the 50 books on my Fire tablet. I have a serious problem! I‘m addicted to thrift shops and used book stores 😮 Anyone else??

jillannjohn And I just sold two boxes of books!! 12mo
Lovesbooks87 Yep! I need to put myself on a book buying ban! 12mo
Melwilk Yes! Thrift store books and Ollie‘s have made my shelves look just like yours 😂 12mo
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TieDyeDude
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Pickpick

I didn't read anything about this, but, based on the cover, I was expecting more of a twisted, single-room thriller. What this is is a series of monologues progressing the story and offering new information regarding the death of a teacher's daughter involving a couple of her students. I didn't know how it would sustain for 7 hours, but I enjoyed the slow burn.

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Effischer
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A few stolen moments for myself this beautiful Saturday morning

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Nute
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This book came home with me tonight. After listening to James Taylor and Carole King music on the drive home, I‘m not sure that I can get into the right mindset for it....but, maybe...it seems to have captured the attention of many Littens, and fared well. I guess I‘ll give it a go.

Megabooks I hope you enjoy it 🤞🏻 1y
Readage I enjoyed it!! 1y
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Megabooks
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Pickpick

Wow! I‘ve never read one quite like this. I didn‘t even mind the lack of dialogue. What I really loved was the slow reveal - a new detail/horror each chapter. Plus the book is really engaging. I‘ll never look at milk cartons the same again. 5⭐️

zzz This sounds wicked 1y
Megabooks @Jen_is_always_reading It is! I definitely recommend it! 1y
LibrarianIn3B Very intriguing. Definitely adding to my TBR pile. 1y
Megabooks @LibrarianIn3B I hope you enjoy it! 😊👍🏻 1y
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Megabooks
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Thanks to @Reviewsbylola in a previous post for reminding me of this book. I bought it over a year ago and haven‘t read it yet. I need a break from reading on my iPad. Hopefully it will move quickly. I‘m looking for a book that‘s engaging and quick. Will this fit the bill??

Henry‘s already asleep in the background. He‘s going to a new groomer tomorrow. 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

JacqMac I read his one in one sitting. I‘d say it fits. 1y
BarbaraBB Me too! 1y
Ddzmini Hum confessions of what 👀😳🤷‍♀️ 1y
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Megabooks @JacqMac @BarbaraBB you‘re right! I am moving through it quickly. 1y
Megabooks @Ddzmini murder! It‘s a Japanese thriller. 🔪🔪 1y
anujabobe Looking forward to your review of this book! 1y
Reviewsbylola You‘ll enjoy this one I think! 1y
Megabooks @anujabobe Thanks! 👍🏻 1y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Great! I‘m liking it so far 😁 1y
pppooraikul Oh, it‘ll end sooner than you think. 😉 1y
Megabooks @pppooraikul I‘m intrigued. I‘m about to pick it up again. 1y
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣 1y
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MicheleinPhilly
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You guys! You know who is the best???

@Cinfhen

Your kindness has made me verklempt, Cindy!

😘😘😘

Cinfhen Yay!!!! So glad you got it🧡BUT you‘re the best😘😘😘 1y
TrishB She is 😘 1y
Cinfhen Now go read 1y
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Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB you know how I feel about you....and guess what?. 1y
Cinfhen I got a little slip in my mail box today ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ @TrishB (edited) 1y
Kalalalatja She really is 💕 1y
Cinfhen I sent u something too @Kalalalatja the same day I mailed @MicheleinPhilly you should hopefully be receiving a book from me too 😘😘 1y
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen If you look closely at the upper left hand corner of the photo, you can see a certain someone sniffing that divine pendant. 1y
TrishB @Cinfhen yay 😀 fingers crossed it‘s mine! 1y
Cinfhen Hahaha!! I didn‘t notice Pickles!! 1y
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen She thinks EVERYTHING is for her (it usually is). 1y
LeahBergen How lovely! 1y
tammysue Fabulous package! 1y
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen Woohoo I‘m so excited! 💕👏 1y
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TorieStorieS
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This is my last #Booked2018 read for this quarter and I‘m so thankful that so many of you Littens had already checked the #JapaneseThriller off your list! I thoroughly enjoyed this disturbing and tightly written book! I found this to be another one that I couldn‘t just #AudioColor to but tried to listen to at every opportunity!

Cinfhen Way to go!!! I bet the audio was great!! Tagging @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 1y
TorieStorieS It was the perfect format!! Thanks again for setting up this fun challenge, @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft❣️❣️❣️ 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks for the tag! @TorieStorieS Hey, I don‘t have your choices marked for all the prompts from this season. Would you please double check your reviews and make sure you‘ve tagged the challenge and the hosts in all of them? I want to be sure we‘ve given you all the drawing entries we should. Thanks! 😍 1y
TorieStorieS @BarbaraTheBibliophage Just made a summary post! 😊 Thanks for the reminder!!! 😄 1y
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UCLAoso
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Dark, twisty revenge story. It is told from multiple POVs so you learn the motivations of all main players. Sooo good!!!

RaimeyGallant Sounds great. 1y
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Reviewsbylola
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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I‘m a bit sick of thrillers, so I‘m glad this was a bit different. We know the crime and the culprits straight off the bat, but Minato takes times to lay out the psychological aspects and motivations of all the involved characters. It was fascinating to watch everything unfold. #bathandbook #japanesethriller #booked2018

Ava_Black Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the concise recommendation! 1y
Cinfhen Great review ~ glad u enjoyed 🤗I'm excited to try 1y
BarbaraBB We read and finished it at the same time. Great review, it‘s an unconventional thriller indeed 💜 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I liked this one. 1y
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BarbaraBB
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Five narrators tell their story, with no fuss and no emotion. Teacher Moriguchi sets the tone by telling her students about her daughter‘s murder and her revenge. The other confessions follow and where the story ends is a complete surprise after a lot of dark and chilling twists.
Just as in Penance, I love Minato‘s style.

#Booked2018 #SetAtSchool

Cinfhen I like your use of prompts!!! I'm looking forward to reading 1y
Cinfhen Great summary 😁 1y
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Mdargusch
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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This is my first Japanese thriller and it did not disappoint! I give it all the 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟! Thank you @Cinfhen for drawing it to my attention. It is the best use of multiple POV‘s I think I‘ve read. Twist after twist and twisted mind after twisted mind had me guessing until the end. This is especially good as an audiobook with each character being read by a different person.

#booked2018 #japanesethriller

Cinfhen Ooooh!!! Yay!!!! So glad you liked it and now I‘m disappointed that I didn‘t try the audio. 1y
LeahBergen This was such a freaky read. 👍🏻 1y
AlaMich @Cinfhen This sounds intriguing, but is it hard to follow on audio? 1y
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emilyhaldi Wow so you liked it even WITH multiple POVs! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Mdargusch Not at all @AlaMich since each chapter is only one POV. So there are very few chapters and each one is that narrators take on the murder. @emilyhaldi (edited) 1y
AlaMich @Mdargusch ok, I‘ll have to check it out. Thanks! 1y
BarbaraBB This sounds great! I am going to read it for #Booker2018 #Setatschool. For #JapaneseThriller I read and loved Kanae Minato‘s 1y
Mdargusch Perfect choice @BarbaraBB 1y
Reviewsbylola Now I‘m super excited to read it!! 1y
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