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Girl, 11
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
In this debut thriller for fans of Riley Sager and Karin Slaughter, a social worker turned true crime podcaster investigates a decades-old serial killer cold case only to unwittingly create new victims. Once a social worker specializing in kids who were the victims of violent crime, Elle Castillo is now the host of a popular true crime podcast that tackles cold cases of missing children in her hometown of the Twin Cities. After two seasons of successfully solving cases, Elle decides to tackle her white whale--The Countdown Killer. Twenty years ago, TCK abruptly stopped after establishing a pattern of taking and ritualistically murdering three girls over seven days, each a year younger than the last. No one's ever known why--why he stopped with his eleventh victim, a girl of eleven years old, or why he followed the ritual at all. When a listener phones in with a tip, Elle sets out to interview him, only to discover his dead body. And within days, a child is abducted following the original TCK MO. Unlike the experts in the media and law enforcement who have always spun theories of a guilty suicide, Elle never believed TCK had died, and her investigation was meant to lay that suspicion to rest. But instead, her podcast seems to be kicking up new victims.
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Acoleman
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Great Thriller!!!

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JacintaMCarter
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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#2021Book57
This is one of the best thrillers I've read in awhile. The characters are great, the choices they make are both realistic and often infuriating, and the killer is creepy enough to make you want to keep reading. One of the twists wasn't as much of a surprise as it was probably supposed to be, but that's likely my fault for reading too many books like this.

BarbaraBB Stacked! 5mo
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Nicki_K
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Thanks to #netgalley for the ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review. I love true crime podcasts so I was more than a little excited to receive this book to review. Told in a mix of true crime podcast intertwined with Elle's narrations, her hunt for The Countdown Killer had me hooked. It was dark, twisty, atmospheric, everything I want in a thriller. It was hard to put down between reading sessions.

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Booknerd2
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Great book about a podcast investigating the CountDown Killer. So many twists and turns!! Really enjoyed it! 💜💜💜

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Abailliekaras
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Excellent thriller. Elle hosts a crime podcast and tries to solve the mystery of the Countdown Killer murders. Great structure alternating between podcast episodes & Elle‘s investigation. Keeps you guessing with plausible suspects & some good twists. A satisfying read.

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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Full Card...all books have been attempted at least. DNF for The Dead Season, which is my #doublespin. I also DNF'd Her Final Breath & The Hazel Wood. All others I finished including the tagged book which is my #bookspin book.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Fabulous month!!! 6mo
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Overall Rating 4⭐ | Narration 😍 = Amazing
The podcast element is very well done in this book and also very well performed by the narrators. Andi Ardnt as the voice of the MC was very good...and she always is. Overall, it was quite entertaining with some thrilling suspenseful moments. Plus a twist of sorts that you may see coming especially if you‘re listening on Audio.
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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guinsgirlreads
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I thought this was a phenomenal debut that reads like a Criminal Minds episode and grips you the whole entire time. Such a fun read!! My May #bookspin ! #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 7mo
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guinsgirlreads
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Starting my #bookspin book shortly! #bookspinbingo

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH This was my Bookspin book too. I finished it yesterday. 😏 7mo
guinsgirlreads @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Awesome! 🤩 I really like it so far! Almost to Part 2. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 7mo
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Matilda
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Am I going to have nightmares reading a fictional serial killer before bed? Yup. Am I gonna do it anyways? Absolutely.

Jessieleah Totally support this decision!😆 7mo
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TorieStorieS
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This is an impressive and genuinely thrilling debut novel! With a podcast frame, Elle‘s latest season focuses on TCK, The Countdown Killer who terrorized Minneapolis in the late 1990s. But as Elle investigates, it soon becomes clear that she is tracking down the truth! Some of the plot follows predictable paths but with likable characters and an engaging format, this one is hard to put down!!

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Mitch
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Love this list - moves that reflect the trend in citizen policing, true crime podcasts and Reddit detecting.

https://crimereads.com/10-novels-that-explore-true-crime-obsession/

rainberrynerd Wow thanks for this recommendation. I truly love crime novels. I have read Gillian Flynn's dark places and it was awesome. 10mo
Mitch @rainberrynerd my pleasure. I thought there were some interesting ones on the list. 10mo
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MidnightBookGirl
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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Loved this thriller! It does a great job of mixing a true crime podcast with real life action and investigation. Although I read the eArc for this, I'm super excited for when this comes out on audio! It wasn't perfect, but it was a wild ride and I devoured it. Book 7 of 2021

Elizabeth2 Stacked. #blamelitsy 11mo
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MidnightBookGirl
Girl, 11 | Amy Suiter Clarke
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This week has been one of a lot of anxiety- my co-worker and office mate tested positive for Covid-19. I've had 2 negative rapid tests, but I'm going for a PCR test later today. But thankfully, there are books and the #AnyWayYouReadathon to distract me. My goal is just to read as much as possible, and yesterday I finished the 2 books pictured- both from my tbr! @Eggbeater @kimmypete1

peanutnine How was the Tom Hanks book? I've thought about buying it 11mo
CocoReads Good luck on the pcr test. Rapid tests give more false positives than negatives if that‘s any consolation. Enjoy your reading. I‘m determined to finish my book group book (a week late) today (edited) 11mo
kspenmoll Hope you continue to be negative! Enjoy your books!!‘ 11mo
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Buechersuechtling @MidnightBookGirl What @CocoReads says, is what I know about rapid-tests, too. Hope that helps to ease your nerves. 🤗 But anyway, I totally understand that you‘re heading for a PCR-test. Until you‘re getting your results, I hope you‘re continuing happy-weekend-reading. 11mo
MidnightBookGirl @penutnine I really enjoyed it... it felt cozy!
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MidnightBookGirl @CocoReads @Buechersuechtling I work at a large campus that is made up of Healthcare, Assisted and Independent Living, so I get tested once or twice a week and we have had false positives, but my coworker had a false negative rapid test the same day she took her PCR (and she had a fever), which came back positive, so I was surprised my job didn't make me take a PCR. I still feel pretty okay, so I hopefully I'm good to get the vaccine Tuesday! 11mo
CocoReads 🤞for you! 11mo
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GIRL, 11 is phenomenal and should be added to your TBR immediately! Between the propulsive plot and the format of podcast episodes between chapters, I could not put it down. The characters jump off the page - especially main character Elle, the host of a popular true crime podcast that tackles cold cases. Elle's bravery and compassion pull you along on her journey to solve the case. This is an outstanding debut! #2021Debuts #bookstagram

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