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Kill All Your Darlings
Kill All Your Darlings | David Bell
17 posts | 16 read | 8 to read
When a student disappears and is presumed dead, her professor passes off her manuscript as his own--only to find out it implicates him in an unsolved murder in this new thriller from the USA Today bestselling author of The Request. After years of struggling to write following the deaths of his wife and son, English professor Connor Nye publishes his first novel, a thriller about the murder of a young woman. There's just one problem: Connor didn't write the book. His missing student did. And then she appears on his doorstep, alive and well, threatening to expose him. Connor's problems escalate when the police insist details in the novel implicate him in an unsolved murder from two years ago. Soon Connor discovers the crime is part of a disturbing scandal on campus and faces an impossible dilemma--admit he didn't write the book and lose his job or keep up the lie and risk everything. When another murder occurs, Connor must clear his name by unraveling the horrifying secrets buried in his student's manuscript. This is a suspenseful, provocative novel about the sexual harassment that still runs rampant in academia--and the lengths those in power will go to cover it up.
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Breanne1
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Mehso-so

I struggled to get invested in the plot of this thriller. I was left with a “meh” feeling after finishing and I‘m excited to dive in to the next book.

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Ericalambbrown
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Pickpick

This was the first book by this author that I‘d come across - I snagged this when looking for something on Libby to listen too during yard work. Good book! I will certainly find more from this author. This one felt in a similar vein as Harlan Coben thrillers, so if you enjoy his work maybe give this one a go.

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Booknerd2
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Mehso-so

This was just meh for me.🤨 A college student disappears so her professor publishes her thesis as his own novel. There‘s where the problems begin. The plot and story were good, I didn‘t like any of the characters. I have to be able to root for somebody!😜

LiteraryinLawrence This sounds a whole lot like The Plot! I haven‘t read either though. 4mo
Booknerd2 @LiteraryinLawrence I thought the same thing. I haven‘t read it either it‘s on hold at my library. 4mo
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guinsgirlreads
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Pickpick

I love David Bell, but this one was just too easy to figure out for me. Still great writing and plot! 3.5 ⭐️

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guinsgirlreads
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I love him! 🤗 I‘m super excited to start this one today!

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guinsgirlreads
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Went to the library yesterday.. 😏 Still waiting on the new Liv Constantine to come in though! 😁

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JHSiess
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Pickpick

╰☆☆ 🔎𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄🗡 ☆☆╮⁣

𝗗𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗹, in addition to being a bestselling novelist, is an English professor. In 𝗞𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗗𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 he takes on academia: plagiarism, tenure, the power imbalance between faculty & students...& murder. It's a fast-paced, tautly-crafted mystery about a good man who, grief-stricken, did a very bad thing. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣

𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸: https://tinyurl.com/s9cew8rv

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Dollycas
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Pickpick

Kill All Your Darlings was a thriller that kept me entertained and had me physically moving to the edge of my seat a couple of times.

Read my full review here: https://www.escapewithdollycas.com/2021/07/06/kill-all-your-darlings-by-david-be...

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vlwelser
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Mehso-so

This just wasn't my favorite. I didn't really connect with any of the characters. And I sort of didn't care by the end.

#BookSpinBingo square 11
@TheAromaofBooks

Pub date was 7/6/2021

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5mo
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SilversReviews
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It‘s finally here!!

Mr. Bell simply has a way of creating books that have exceptionally real and unique, pulse-pounding story lines.

He has outdone himself with KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS...don‘t miss this one. 5/5

FULL REVIEW HERE: https://tinyurl.com/y4dwddf6

@davidbellnovels

guinsgirlreads I love him! I need to go pick up my copy from the library! 5mo
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ReadingisMyPassion
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Pickpick

What a roller coaster ride! Twists and turns, the slow acceleration until you reach the peak and then the thrilling dive. When the ride is over you still feel a bit shaky.

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kyraleseberg
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Pickpick

Once in a while I get thriller burn out thanks to the same formula being used for the past decade. Well, this #ARC redeemed the genre for me once again! Though it's nothing shocking or groundbreaking, I loved that it kept me guessing and didn't require a major suspension of disbelief.

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TuesdayReviews
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Started my review copy yesterday evening to celebrate surviving a weekend with my toddler while my wife was out of town. Along with a bourbon or two.

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JHSiess
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????? ???? has done it again. I tell myself, "Just one more chapter . . . "

But I ???? to know how this turns out! ?‍♀️

So who am I kidding? ?‍♀️

I'll be right here in my comfy chair reading ???? ??? ???? ???????? until I know all the answers. ?⁣

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SilversReviews This was good. 5mo
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Lsmoore43
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KILL ALL YOUR DARLINGS by David Bell
This was my first David Bell book. It will not be my last. It's a fast paced book that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. A book that keeps you guessing and wondering what is going on.
Who is guilty and why did they do this.
5/5 stars
David Bell NetGalleyBerkley Publishing Group
Full review here: https://tinyurl.com/yw93hdc5

SilversReviews Ohhhh....so good. 6mo
Lsmoore43 @SilversReviews Yes it was. 6mo
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SilversReviews
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Ohhhh...you do NOT want to miss David Bell‘s newest!!

Pub Day is July 6 - my review will be on July 5.

@davidbellnovels

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Kappadeemom
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Today‘s reading ❤️❤️

Mavey Wow this is such a gorgeous cover!🤩 8mo
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