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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
Original and imaginative . . . Ripping suspense, sheer terror, and a wrenching love story. Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling author of Friction The terrible truth about Manderley is that someone is always watching. Manderley Resort is a gleaming, new twenty-story hotel on the California coast. Its about to open its doors, and the world--at least those with the means to afford it--will be welcomed into a palace of opulence and unparalleled security. But someone is determined that Manderley will never open. The staff has no idea that their every move is being watched, and over the next twelve hours they will be killed off, one by one. Writing in the tradition of Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King, and with a deep bow to Daphne du Maurier, author Gina Wohlsdorf pairs narrative ingenuity and razor-wire prose with quick twists, sharp turns, and gasp-inducing terror. Security is grand guignol storytelling at its very best. A shocking thriller, a brilliant narrative puzzle, and a multifaceted love story unlike any other, Security marks the debut of a fearless and gifted writer. Be surprised, be very surprised: Gina Wohlsdorf brings more than just plot twists and a terrifically tender love story to this thriller . . . Its her playful homage to Hitchcock and du Maurier that had me reading, howling, and just plain loving this novel. Sara Gruen, author of At the Waters Edge Grand Hotel meets Psycho in the age of surveillance . . . Security is cinematically vivid, crisply written, and sharp enough to cut . . . Wohlsdorf brilliantly subverts our expectations of the action genre in this smart, shocking, poignant thriller. Emily Croy Barker, author of The Thinking Womans Guide to Real Magic The thrill of this novel goes beyond its wickedly clever, split-screen, high-tech wizardrya kind of video gamers literary retake of Hitchcocks Rear Window--and emanates from its strange, disembodied narrator . . . The effect is terrifying, sexy, dizzying, and impossible to look away from. Tim Johnston, author of Descent Shocking and filled with Tarantino-ish dark humor. . . Structurally reminiscent of the amazing Jennifer Egan,Wohlsdorfs book is certainly a hybrid, like nothing else. Get ready. Ann Beattie, author of The State Were In Flawless . . . Security is perfectly tuned for blockbuster status . . . They dont make a hotel big enough to house all the people who will want to read this, and soon, as in Manderley, all eyes will be on Wohlsdorf. Daniel Kraus, Booklist, starred review
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BookishJess
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Pickpick

Tbh, in between pick and so-so. More thriller than horror. More gory than it needed to be. And by the end, more questions than answers. Still a high anxiety chilling read.

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TheLibrarian
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Mehso-so

Horror/thriller about a killer in a luxurious, high-tech hotel with the best security, 24 hours before it opens.

I think it would have been more enjoyable if I hadn‘t read it as an eBook. The formatting was messed up making it hard to follow.

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suzisteffen
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf

I don‘t care if it‘s a Friday meme, why the hell are y‘all putting answers to security questions on here?! Grandparents‘ names?! Fave childhood movie? NAH. Don‘t do it. And delete if you did. 😮😮😮

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amb
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Pickpick

This was not a mystery as I initially thought but it was a pretty taught thriller especially as it reached the ending. It entails the pre-opening machination that are taking place in a luxury hotel which is touted as being the most secure ever. The structure is so cool as the page breaks up into a grid like the screens showing views from two or more security cameras and the text in each grid describes different activities in each then comes back⬇️

amb Together seamlessly. Told from a mysterious point of view that doesn‘t come together until the last third or so. highly enjoyable 1y
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Brie
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Readathon book #1
A cross between a slasher flick and a love story. It definitely reminded me of a high tech version of Hitchcock‘s Psycho, where the surveillance may both hurt and help the hotel employees as they get picked off one by one.

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Brie
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My modest #24in48 reading stack. I have to work this weekend so I already know I‘m not making it to 24 hours. I‘ve only read about 45 minutes from the tagged book.

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MrsReads1
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Day 5: Underrated Book

I don't understand how this book doesn't get more love than it does. Deep down, this book is like Scream but in book form. An gift to horror fans, this book contains nods to Rebecca, the Shining, and other fantastic horror novels and movies. If you love horror, please check this out. #ReadingResolutions #PhotoChallenge #UnderratedBook #Security #horror #bestbooks

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Lizpixie
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#ReadingResolutions #day5 #UnderratedBook I don‘t think this book has gotten the love it deserves. I thoroughly enjoyed Security, it‘s a fast paced, maybe a bit predictably gory, novel that I read in one sitting coz I didn‘t want to put it down. It certainly deserves more than its 3⭐️ rating on Goodreads & it‘s 64% here. If @Liberty loves it & I love it, you should give it another chance. Coz we both rock a good thriller!🤘

TrishB Wasn‘t for me 🤷‍♀️ 2y
Bklover Okay, sold!!! 2y
Linda906 Sold me!!! 2y
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TrishB
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Mehso-so

Sansa decided she wanted to be in on the fun!
I liked the premise of the story - but I think I just didn‘t like the style of the story telling.
Overall it reminded me of trying to read a Saw film!
There is also a Placebo video that is narrated by Bret Easton Ellis which is narrated from several different perspectives - that kept flashing in my mind.
Think reviews of this book will depend on whether you can put up with the style.

Leftcoastzen She‘s a pretty girl! 2y
DGRachel Yay for puppy pictures! 😍🐶😍 2y
tapgurl Is she named for Sansa in a Game of Thrones? 2y
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TrishB @tapgurl she is 🐶 my daughter named her - she was either going to be Sansa or Dani depending on her colouring! 2y
Kalalalatja Trying to read a Saw movie sounds like something I wouldn‘t want to do 😅 2y
batsy Sansa! 😍 2y
tapgurl Haha just started reading the first one, that‘s how I knew:) 2y
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haileybean
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1.) Security by Gina Wohlsdorf - I work in a hotel. It takes place in a hotel. 😬
2.) Gingerdread Man 2 - just don‘t.
3.) I work in a hotel that I‘m fairly positive is haunted. Lots of spooky crap happens there
@AprilMaesBookHabit

Tagged creator and who I stole from :) #tuesdaytidbits

JenlovesJT47 Have you seen season five of American Horror Story? Makes me never want to go to a hotel again! 😱 2y
AshleyHoss820 These are awesome! I used to work the night shift at a hotel! It had a hallway that I always assumed Jason would be standing at the end...😂😂😂 2y
haileybean I work overnight @AshleyHoss820 and every time I do my hallway checks I‘m positive I‘m going to see those two girls from the Shining. 😬😬 and no, I haven‘t seen any of American Horror Story @JenlovesJT47 but I want to! Maybe I‘ll stay away from season 5 though lol 2y
AshleyHoss820 @haileybean Yes!! It‘s a very real feeling! People don‘t get it until they‘ve been alone in a hotel at night! 😊 2y
AprilMae Ugh, hotel at night. All I know is there is a huge guy ( taller than me) at the end of the first floor hallway around 3am... All....the....time. @haileybean Pegster never believed me.... 2y
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LaceyDoesLit
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Mehso-so

Check out my latest #bookreview at LaceyDoesLit.com! #books #bookworm #booknerd #bookish #reading #reader

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Melissa_J
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Pickpick

This book kept moving back and forth between a pick and so-so rating until the final 50-60 pages. The ending was adrenaline inducing and I didn‘t want to put the book down until I finished. The ratings for this book are mixed, and I understand why. The narrative can be disjointed at times, and it‘s easy to see that it won‘t work for everyone. Still, this ultimately was a good thriller for me.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 1/2

Velvetsun Only got a bit into this one, but after hearing @Liberty rave about it...i need to give it another try. 2y
collegecatlady I loved this one! 2y
Melissa_J @Velvetsun the story is different and it wasn‘t until the end that everything clicked and worked for me. I was rather meh about it at the halfway point. 2y
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Melissa_J
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Settling in for a few hours with a book and a cup of tea. Thrillers are working for me at the moment so hopefully this book continues the trend. Has anyone read it?

Liberty 🤘🏻🤘🏻 2y
Nute I like the book cover. Golly...I yearn after every drinking vessel I see on Litsy...I love your glass mug!😍 2y
rubyslippersreads @Nute Me too! If I bought every one I saw on Litsy, I'd have no cupboard space left! 😂 2y
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LeahBergen This was a weird one (and really fun). 👍🏻 2y
Melissa_J @Nute I have a huge mug collection! Litsy doesn‘t help as I pretty much want all the mugs I see on here too 🤣 2y
Melissa_J @rubyslippersreads I‘m pretty mug out of shelf space for mugs but, like books, I can‘t help but buy more. 2y
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NovelGirl82
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Next up, while the family is engrossed in football...

ApoptyGina69 Beautiful nativity set! 2y
NovelGirl82 @ApoptyGina69 Mom said thanks! 2y
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josie281
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Look at what I won from @thereadingwomen !! Thank you! It will be a fun read over winter break. I rarely win so I am super stoked!!
If you don‘t already listen to The Reading Women podcast, you should! #bookmail

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cariashley
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Pickpick

This was better than I expected! It was more gory-slasher than scary but it was totally entertaining, and I thought the overall framework was clever once it was revealed. Good fun on audio. #spooktober

ReadingOver50 I liked it too. Except the very end left me unsatisfied 2y
Reviewsbylola This sounds like a cool setting! 2y
cariashley @ReadingOver50 I could see that. It was a bit abrupt but I wasn‘t that surprised. 2y
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Lizpixie
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#HallowReads #day15 #SomeonesWatchingSunday This is the ultimate voyeuristic thriller, I really enjoyed this fairly short novel. Set in a new, state of the art hotel which is about to have its opening night. The Manderley Resort is an opulent 5star hotel with a security system that's second to none. But 12hrs before opening, someone is using that system to pick off employees one by one in the most gruesome manner until there's no one left.

LeahBergen It was a fun one! 2y
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JPeterson
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I just finished Horrorstör, and while I enjoyed it, I much prefer My Best Friends Exorcism. I just couldn't connect with the main character, Amy, in this.

Now, the biggest question, is what to read next? ?‍♀️

bookloo Lovecraft Country!! I‘m curious as to how that will be. ☺️ 2y
ohyeahthatgirl I loved Lovecraft Country! 2y
ohyeahthatgirl It's more interweaving short stories than a novel, but each character felt fully developed. 2y
Crystalblu I thoroughly enjoyed Lovecraft Country! 2y
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Angitron
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Bailedbailed

I just couldn't stick with this one. There was something about the way the dialogue was written that I found irritating. I never used to abandon books - at least not intentionally. But I've come to the realization that life is too short to struggle through reads I'm not enjoying!

tpixie Agree! Life is too short! 3y
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LaceyDoesLit
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Matilda
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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🔔📚🔔 this read like a slasher movie in a book to me and it was fun! If that sounds like your thing the ebook is $1.99 amazon/b&n

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Jennivardier
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Pickpick

Ok, so if you were on board for my last recommendation, here's another incredible book! This is a thriller/slasher set in a luxury hotel. The staff is finishing last minute prep work for the grand opening, and then people start getting murdered. The structure of the story is a little different, but it all comes together. In the right hands, this would be an amazing movie, but it'd have to be really long to fit in all the awesome!

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Velvetsun
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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13% in and I have to say ...this book is very, very weird. Not sure I like the structure, but it's still early on. 🙄😒

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Velvetsun
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This finally popped up on Overdrive today...I've been not so patiently waiting for it. Lol
This seems to be quite the polarizing book, so I'm a bit nervous starting it....let's see what camp I fall into with this one. 🌝

TheWordJar Polarizing...I think you right! And I find myself going back and forth between both extremes. But still not mad I read it. Enjoy! 3y
Velvetsun @TheWordJar I tend to like books a lot of other people don't, so we shall see. 3y
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Lizpixie
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this book! Definitely the right book to get me out of my "cozy crime" rut. It was thrilling, it was terrifying, there were times when I was yelling at the book to "Look behind you, you idiot!" The fact that there was a love story entwined in all that horror just made it all the more surreal, but it really worked. Highly recommend to fans of Big Brother, Halloween(the movie) & Alfred Hitchcock.

NovelGirl82 This was one of my birthday books! I'm looking forward to it! 3y
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Lizpixie
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Total score from @Jenshootsweddings not only is it a great book so far, it's a signed copy in pristine condition. Thank you so much, this is why I love Litsy. The generosity of spirit of Littens.❤️❤️❤️

Jenshootsweddings So glad you like it! It would have been left on my shelf half-read forever. Books need good homes! 3y
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Lizpixie
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30pgs into this thriller I received from @Jenshootsweddings Very interesting so far, the way the dialogue splits in two directions at times is a bit disconcerting, but it's keeping me interested so that's a plus. This is my S book for #LitsyAtoZ & it's my #LRC20 by an #indiepublisher for the #LitsyReadingChallenge BTW, did you know this is a signed copy? @Jenshootsweddings

Jenshootsweddings Lol I didn't even notice! 🙄 3y
Lizpixie @Jenshootsweddings neither did I until I started reading it tonight! 3y
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ReadingOver50
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Pickpick

This book is nerve wracking. The narrator tells you what the killer is doing and what the other employees are doing. The multiple points of view were at times annoying, but it did add to the tension. I had to put the book down a few times because I couldn't take it anymore 😄

haileybean I'm a night auditor at a hotel. I sit right next to the security cameras. I made the mistake of starting this book at work. 😳 I kept seeing stuff out of the corner of my eye. 3y
Megabooks I'm glad other people do that!! 3y
TheWordJar I started this while staying at a hotel! 😱🏢🔪🎭 3y
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ReadingOver50
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Reading at the doctors. This book is causing me major stress. I don't want the characters to die, but this is a book about a killer.

KilgoreTrout I loved this one! 3y
ReadingOver50 @KilgoreTrout I don't know what that last comment was. My phone was in the purse and did it on it's own. 3y
KilgoreTrout Haha your phone is chatty!! 3y
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ReadingOver50
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The split page for multiple narrators is really starting to annoy me 😠

KilgoreTrout Oof! I don't know if I'd be able to deal with that! 3y
Lmstraubie Oh, wow. That does look hard to follow 😕 3y
OrangeMooseReads That would confuse me. 3y
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brooklynreads Yikes. 😳 3y
Chessa Oh god. I got tired just looking at that page! 😴 3y
Robothugs Oh my. I can see why this would get annoying. 3y
KellyK UGH... I can't even imagine reading that! 3y
Zelma Nope, just took that off my TBR. Way too confusing. 3y
missberlyreads Is the whole book like that? 3y
ReadingOver50 @missberlyreads no it is not all like this. Most of it is traditional formatting. But there is enough to be annoying 3y
Dolly I Ve never seen that before, wonder if there are others. 3y
CouronneDhiver Oh gosh... how confusing! 3y
Bette That's why I decided not to read it...I opened it and couldn't deal. 3y
ChasingOm Dan Chaon's newest book has that sprinkled throughout as well. (edited) 3y
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haileybean
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Pickpick

I didn't even know who was narrating the book until 150 pages in. It's probably me, but I didn't find it scary. It was definitely thrilling and I found myself holding my breath during a good portion of the action. 4/5

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haileybean
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I am about half way through this book and I just realized I have NO idea who is narrating this book. I am to believe that there is a narrator because of comments like these. I feel like this book and Dark Matter may be up against each other for biggest mind f*ck. 😳

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haileybean
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I'm glad I'm not the only one that gives random, mostly inanimate objects (or stains) the middle finger.

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ReadingOver50
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All these books waiting patiently to be read 😄

Lmstraubie Awwww...Dobby 💗 3y
Sweettartlaura Oooh! Read A Head Full of Ghosts or Security next! 3y
Ubookquitous I love Arturo Perez-Reverte and the wonderful 3y
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DeborahSmall
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#feistyfeb this has to be my favourite book with a #workplacesetting. Staff getting ready to open a new luxury hotel, told from a very unique POV. Loved it ❤️📚

LeahBergen It was a fun one! 3y
TheWordJar This one made me never want to stay (let alone work!) in a hotel again! Who's really behind that door, and who's watching you?? 😱 3y
mcipher This sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it. 3y
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alli.sos
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Panpan

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StellarDoc
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Sunday morning. I should be grading.

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AdaChivers
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
Bailedbailed

OK, maybe Reading this one as an ebook was not the best idea, but I don't think that ia the only problem with the book...
I rarely give up, but this time I'm not regreting that I'm doing that...

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avgeyer
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Mehso-so

This was just okay for me. I thought the plot was original but the way it jumped from one person's perspective to the next, sometimes multiple times on the same page, made the story feel disjointed at times. This made it a less enjoyable read for me.

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avgeyer
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Another one that I have heard a lot about. Hoping it lives up to the hype!

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Lizpixie
Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Thank you so much @Jenshootsweddings for sending me a book I've been dying to read. I will definitely be paying it forward when I do a purge of my library very soon. There ain't nothing better than a shared book!😘😘😘😘

Jenshootsweddings Yay! It made it! 3y
Cinfhen Nice! I love #payingitforward 3y
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