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The Rumour
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
A casual comment. There's a killer among us. That's all it takes. She stabbed little Robbie Harris. To change a life - She's living under a new name. For ever. She's reformed. So they say . . . Joanna is going to regret the day she ever said a word. 'In this chilling tale of paranoia, suspicion and accusation, Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.' Paula Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water 'A great debut with a slyly clever premise and a rollercoaster ride to the very last sentence.' Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow and The Child
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KirstieE
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Quick little suspense thriller to start off my October spooky reading! Thought I picked the killer, but booooy was I wrong! 🔪 #screamathon

3.5 🌟

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April2
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I read this a little earlier in the year and loved it ... Once I got started I couldn‘t put it down.

My partner did good when they bought me a book for Valentine‘s Day ❤️

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ShereeCook
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? Book 17 of 2019
The Rumour by Lesley Kara
A casual comment.
"There's a killer among us."
That's all it takes
"She stabbed little Robbie Harris."
To change a life -
"She's living under a new name."
For ever.
"She's reformed. So they say."
#currentlyreading #therumour #lesleykara #thrillerbooks #thrillerbooks

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Bon_bookclub
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“Rumours are like seeds scattered in the wind. There‘s no telling where theyll land, but Land they will. Settled in cracks and crevices, the roots take hold. It doesn‘t matter if they‘re true or false. The more times they‘re spoken, the faster and stronger the grow. Like beanstalks, waving in the air” Easy to read, hard to put down and well resolved. That‘s all I want in a thriller! Great first novel!

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TheEllieMo
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Mehso-so

I keep thinking that I should really like psychological thrillers, and I keep snapping them up if I see them cheap on Amazon. But then I find they never quite meet my expectations, and I can‘t put my finger on why - possibly something as simple as I am not generally a fan of books written in the present tense. And the MC always seems to be really annoying too. So this is probably an OK example of a genre I don‘t like as much as I think I should!

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LittleMummyMe
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I really enjoyed this book. I didn't feel much connection with the characters but that didn't take away from the book overall. It was a entertaining read.
I was surprised by who the killer was. 👍🏼

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LittleMummyMe
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Well, I didn't get much read...too busy with the last days if school holidays and kids activities. There are a few hours left but I don't have reading time today.
But I was happy to participate in my first ever readathon. #24in48readathon

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LittleMummyMe
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Ok I'm late to join and it's my first time in the #24in48readathon I am not sure how far I'll get with kids under my feet all weekend.
I'm starting off by reading The Rumour.

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julesG
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Although I had figured out one secret, the last hour kept a few surprises.

That was a really good thriller. Possible and by that scary plot.

What if you found out one elderly woman in town is a known child killer under witness protection? The rumour mill is starting something and suddenly anyone could be that murderer. And just because you more or less accidentally spread the rumour, you and your child are suddenly targeted.

CocoReads That does sound good 6mo
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julesG
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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#audioknitting one fingerless mitten done. Now it's just not panicking because the second doesn't turn out 100% the same. Then weaving in the ends and adding embellishments.

Nearly finished the book.

#knittersoflitsy #FibreFansOfLitsy

Cathythoughts Nice work ! I love fingerless mittens 😍 6mo
julesG @Cathythoughts Me too. And with the weather being as it is right now (autumn-ish) I really enjoy knitting. 6mo
sudi Looks great 😊👍 6mo
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Dolly Love the color and the simple sleek look. Those with more complicated patterns are fine but sometimes I feel they may catch on edges of things. 🧶Is the pattern available somewhere? Great fit! 6mo
JazzFeathers 👏👏👏💪😀 6mo
Crazeedi Beautiful! And great color! 6mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽😍 6mo
julesG @Dolly This is Sokol by Melanie Berg. It has a bit of a steampunk look once it's finished, but the basic mitten is great, too. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sokol 6mo
Stacy_31 Gorgeous!! That yarn color is beautiful, as well. Simple is sometimes the way to go. ❤️❤️ (edited) 6mo
Lindy Beautiful fit! 6mo
cobwebmoth Oh, I love it! 6mo
ravenlee Very nice! 6mo
DaveGreen7777 It looks amazing! 💙💙💙 6mo
kspenmoll Beautiful! Love the color! 6mo
BooknerdsLife That‘s beautiful 😍💙💙 I just hand sewed a bookcover last night but can‘t knit if my life depend on it🤣🙈 6mo
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Madison91
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I read this in just over a day. It was hard to put down. Good summer reading

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julesG
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Good Morning! #audioknitting will commence once I have taken my daughter to speech therapy.

First, tea and Litsy.

And I'm considering showing my unfiltered, still tired face for the weekly #BFCR2 #photochallenge. (not that I'd ever use a filter. I suppose the real challenge, for me, would be to put on makeup and take a picture.)

@wanderinglynn

#TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke

Megabooks Lol! Same here! 6mo
CaroPi How can I get a mug like this? 6mo
julesG @CaroPi I won it in a Litsy/Library Thing competition. They once said that they were available from the Library Thing store. Not sure though. 6mo
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britt_brooke You are too funny! If you post a selfie, I‘ll consider it too. I nearly always wear makeup so I‘m a little scared, lol! 6mo
julesG I'll post a picture later. @britt_brooke - I might even post two pics, one with make up on, especially for Litsy. 😉 6mo
wanderinglynn @britt_brooke I stopped wearing makeup nearly 10 years ago. It‘s very liberating. You are beautiful. No need to be scared. 💜 6mo
wanderinglynn @julesG that‘s be awesome to post a side-by-side. 👍🏻 6mo
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn 💚 Thank you - I need to stop being so self-critical. 6mo
julesG @wanderinglynn will post a side-by-side tomorrow. 😁 6mo
wanderinglynn @britt_brooke That‘s exactly why I picked this challenge. 😉 6mo
wanderinglynn @julesG 👍🏻 6mo
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BookishTrish
The Rumour | Lesley Kara
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So brain dead. This is attempt #4 to start a book today. Nothing is sticking. I need something easy to read. Sigh.

Crazeedi Oh I hear you, been there, it's frustrating... 6mo
Lindy Would an old favourite do the trick? 6mo
BookishTrish @Lindy My mood is so distracted that I don‘t want to disrespect any old favs 6mo
Lindy @BookishTrish Hope you feel more settled soon. 🌻 6mo
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julesG
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Good Morning!

Sitting outside in the cool July breeze. Can't believe we had 20°C more on the thermometer just 8 days ago.
It's 9.30am and this is my first tea. Was busy beforehand, getting the kids to school, organising stuff. Last week of school before the summer holidays. Walked 4k steps already. 😀

#BFCR2 #TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

brit91 Beautiful cat!😻😻😍😍 6mo
julesG @brit91 Thank you. She can get a real diva. 6mo
britt_brooke Cute photo! 6mo
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Bklover Beautiful kitty! I love Siamese cats. ❤️❤️ 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 6mo
imabusybee 👏🏻👏🏻Great job 6mo
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julesG
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Woke up at 4.30am with a clogged nose. Hay-fever, summer cold, chronic sinusitis? The nose is only halfway free when I'm upright. 😬

Decided to #AudioCheck Litsy while pacing my bedroom.

#BFCR2 #TeamFlow @CocoReads @Reecaspieces @Moony @imabusybee @laurenslibrary @LibrarianJen @britt_brooke @wanderinglynn

Libby1 I hope you feel better soon! 6mo
Cinfhen Oh no, feel better 6mo
sudi Feel better 💕💕💕 6mo
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Moony I wish you the best! What's audiochecking? 6mo
julesG @Moony Thanks. Listening to an audiobook while checking Litsy. 😉 6mo
Reecaspieces Hope you feel better. Summer colds are awful 6mo
CocoReads Summer colds are the worst. Feel better soon! 6mo
Powered_By_Plants Aww i feel your hay fever pain! Hope you feel better soon 💕 6mo
wanderinglynn I've been waking up with a stuffy nose (most likely allergies) and I find that yoga, particularly child's pose (with my forehead on the ground) & inverted poses, helps clear my head. I hope it's not a cold - summer colds are the worst! 💚 6mo
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julesG
The Rumour | Lesley Kara
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Rumour has it there's a child killer in town. She must be in her 40s.

About 40 minutes into the #audiobook and I'm definitely hooked and trying to find out who the person of interest might be.

Pic shows my attempt at adding a bit of colour (and clutter) to my new bedside shelf.

Freespirit Looks so pretty @julesG 7mo
julesG @Freespirit Thank you! My bedroom was the only room without plants. I had to change this. 7mo
squirrelbrain Looks lovely! 💖 7mo
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LittleMummyMe
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Pssst, have you heard... #therumour a cracking thriller about the damage that idle gossip can wreak in a small town is on sale as one of Kindle's daily deals."

https://www.amazon.com.au/Rumour-Lesley-Kara-ebook/dp/B07D313CT9/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?...

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HerBookAffair
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bexhodge94
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Next book please 📖

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Mrscastro
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Happy Monday everyone! Hope all of you have a nice week. I made these Honey Vanilla Banana Bread Muffins yesterday. Boy are they delicious! If you are Banana Bread fan, I highly recommend these! Starting the week out with The Rumor. Got my daily juice concoction and ready to tackle the day! @penguinrandomhouse

MrBook Love this image! You too, @BookBabe ? 11mo
Mrscastro @MrBook Why thank you very much! 😊 11mo
BookBabe Yes! Wonderful photo! And so #hygge. 😊❤️ (edited) 11mo
Mrscastro @BookBabe Thank you. Hope you have a nice rest of your day! 😊📚 11mo
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Mrscastro
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Next up! Sounds like a good one! @penguinrandomhouse

Reviewsbylola Great picture!! 👠 👞 👟 11mo
Mrscastro @Reviewsbylola Thank you! 😊🥿👠👡👞👟 11mo
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kezzlou85
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Bit late but finally updated my #bujo for December reads. Not the best month but better than last month.

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OutsmartYourShelf
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Joanna & her son, Alfie have moved back to her childhood home town but are having problems fitting in. Joanna is about to find out that rumours are easy to start but not so easy to end.

This was an intriguing read, with lots of twists & turns & red herrings. I changed my mind a couple of times over the guilty party & the ending is good. 4🌟

Thanks to NetGalley & publishers, Random House UK/Transworld, for the opportunity to review an ARC.

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just_jude
The Rumour | LESLEY. KARA
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Catching half an hour of calm before my shift

RaimeyGallant How was the book? And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 13mo
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 13mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 13mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
greenhairdontcare Welcome to Litsy! 💚 (edited) 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
Weaponxgirl Welcome to Litsy 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗 12mo
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kezzlou85
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This was so good. It really does keep you guessing right to the very end. The twist is amazing and really caught me out. The plot is clever and constantly moving. It keeps you gripped and desperate for know more. As for the ending wow especially the very last scene, what a clever climax. This is a brilliant thriller and well worth the read. The varying emotions through the book are well thought out and executed.
#Netgalley

OutsmartYourShelf I finished reading this one today. Thought it was rather good. 13mo
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kezzlou85
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Ooh managed 4 hours yesterday so just under halfway. Back to work today. #25in5 got a few books finished though.

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kezzlou85
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Oh dear this readathon is not going as well as I'd hoped. Only at 8 hours. Ah well I'm enjoying it anyway.

TheReadingMermaid You're doing great sweetie don't give up! There's still two more days to get hours in. And even if you don't hit 25 I know you'll do amazing! #25inFive 13mo
kezzlou85 @TheReadingMermaid aww thank you so much. I don't think it's gonna be a great time. Back at work tomorrow so won't get as much done. 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Don't worry sweetie. If anything you can always try again in our 24 B4 Monday read-a-thon which is coming up! 😃 13mo
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kezzlou85 @TheReadingMermaid I can and I love joining in even if I'm nowhere near the time. 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Well we love having you darlin 💖🤗💖 remember there's no pressure with these readathons. Especially with our 24 B4 Monday. Because everybody makes their own goals and reaches their own times at their own pace. The keys are participation and having fun 😁 13mo
kezzlou85 @TheReadingMermaid thank you so much. That's what I like about it no pressure. I always try and beat my previous target if only by a few mins. 13mo
TheReadingMermaid Exactly sweetheart. That's what it's all about! 😁 13mo
Andrew65 Key thing is to enjoy your reading, not necessarily to get to 25 hours! 👍 13mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you. 13mo
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innah96
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Read full review on my blog - in bio. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Rumour is Lesley Kara's debut novel, a gripping book about what people are capable of doing when they feel threatened and exposed. A thriller about paranoia, fear and suspense unlike any other.

What happens when you hear that a lady that killed a child 30 years ago might be living in your town. What happens when you tell your friends are the rumour spreads? What if she's after you now?

#litsy #uk

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Forgetmenot
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This book has an amazing plot full of twists and turns and will keep you guessing right till the end. Could not put it down I had to know who Sally was. This book starts with a rumour and a family wanting to fit in to a small town. who is Sally and could she possibly be living in Flinstead under a new identity. I can‘t say much more without giving something away but definitely read this book