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The Snakes
The Snakes | Sadie Jones
11 posts | 8 read | 1 reading | 11 to read
'I wonder if it hurts them to shed their skins, she said. She didnt feel afraid standing in the darkness, imagining snakes, even with the smell of death in the air. Bea and Dan, recently married, rent out their tiny flat to escape London for a few precious months. Driving through France they visit Beas dropout brother Alex at the hotel he runs in Burgundy. Disturbingly, they find him all alone and the ramshackle hotel deserted, apart from the nest of snakes in the attic. When Alex and Beas parents make a surprise visit, Dan cant understand why Bea is so appalled, or why shes never wanted him to know them; Liv and Griff Adamson are charming, and rich. They are the richest people he has ever met. Maybe Beas ashamed of him, or maybe she regrets the secrets shes been keeping. Tragedy strikes suddenly, brutally, and in its aftermath the family is stripped back to its rotten core, and even Bea with all her strength and goodness cant escape.
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BookishTrish
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Still travelling. Solid page turner. Wholly misleading about the number of snakes.

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BookishTrish
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Flight delay = great excuse to buy a new book

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I had a hard time putting this one down. My feelings were mixed regarding the ending, but it was probably the most honest depiction of real life. Family drama, narcissistic parents, and how easily one choice can ruin everything. It‘s interesting how it‘s not usually the greedy who suffer the consequences. What makes someone a good person isn‘t always as simple as it seems.

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Kazzie
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Terrible ending!

TheNerdyProfessor I picked up and put down this book at two different bookstores. Your review made me feel affirmed in my decision! 4mo
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jhod
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A fun final last week, only got to 65k steps, so off my target but had my first ever swim in Lake Windermere and read three books - loved the tagged including the controversial ending!
Thanks so much @wanderinglynn for organising us in #bfc.

Congrats to all participants!

Freespirit What a gorgeous place , 4mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 But I'm going to delete the “only“ and rewrite your sentence to say “I got 65K steps!“ (complete with exclamation point). It's good to strive for more and maybe it was below your goal, but celebrate what you accomplished! 65k steps is AWESOME! Plus, great photo! 4mo
Crazeedi Awesome picture and awesome job!!👏👏 4mo
Cathythoughts 😁seizing the day again I see 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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RedbagReadbooks
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3.5/5🐍. “Attention taken to its highest degree, is the same thing as prayer.” Bea and Dan travel to France after deciding to take a 3 month holiday. Dan is unaware that Bea is worth millions, but she refuses to use it. While in France they travel to a hotel being run by her brother Alex. A tragedy breaks Bea‘s life wide open. The story examines family, love, and money and what people will do for it. Would recommend.

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Rhondareads
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A perfect way to start the week The Snake by Sadie Jones love the cover rave reviews yay book mail,

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Mirandareads
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This was a devastating but oh so beautifully written novel. I loved it.

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unabridgedchick
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Okay, friends, if you want something that is a total beach read -- family dysfunction, a marriage challenged, tragic death, decaying French hotel -- but with a slightly literary style, I highly recommend The Snakes by Sadie Jones. Just finished it this morning and OHEMGEE. I'm practically shaking. Read it in two days because it's that compulsively terribly irresistible.

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LauraJ
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If you like your endings wrapped up in a tidy little bow, this book is not for you. After a sudden death in the family, an heiress who rejects her parents and their money questions the ways that wealth has shaped who she is. Good writing and characters. It‘s a 3.5/5.

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LauraJ
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Finally got the app working again. I missed you, Littens!
I was about to read this ARC because it sounds wonderfully eerie, but Cecil has other ideas.
#catsoflitsy

bookseller_cate Pretty kitty! 😻 10mo
BookishTrish Cecil is not having any of it! 10mo
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