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Blowback | Valerie Plame, Sarah Lovett
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Vanessa is a CIA agent on the trail of a nuclear arms dealer. She is meeting with a source to learn about the location of the manufacturing facility when her source is killed in front of her. She is then trying to trail the killer while still trying to find the arms dealer. This is a fun spy story with the added street cred of being written by a former CIA agent.

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Violetsunrise84
Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeff Lindsay

Still reading. After watching that Dexter finale it‘s nice read a story that makes me smile. #dexter #darklydreamingdexter #jefflindsay

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Jemgirl2014
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I would categorize “A History of Wild Places “ as more of a mystery than a suspense. Even though the pacing can be rather slow, I was still very much engaged as I read this book. Ernshaw does an excellent job at crafting a solid mystery; I sure as heck didn‘t figure out what happened to Maggie and Travis until it was revealed to me. Talk about a shocker! I‘m glad I picked this as my BOTM. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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DGRachel
The Boy from the Woods | Harlan Coben
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Another fun thriller from @katiekat311 #NYWD22 list. Nice and twisty and with a good mix of likable characters and like-to-hate ones. The only thing I didn‘t like was the final paragraph. I‘m going to be mad about that for a while. 😂 Also, this is my first Harlan Coben, but I don‘t think it will be my last.

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mschenk
Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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10/10 Miss Holly Jackson never disappoints me. I NEED to get my hands on the 3rd book!

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shadowspeak17
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I honestly didn‘t like Whitaker‘s writing style, but I did enjoy the story and characters he created, especially Duchess, which mostly made up for that. This story was heartbreaking and engrossing, and I was sad to see it come to an end.

#NewYearWhoDis #NYWD22 #catsoflitsy #Ember

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 6h
Leftcoastzen 😻 6h
JamieArc I recently finished this and felt the same way. 6h
Caroline2 Yeah I‘ve heard his writing style is a bit marmite. Glad you enjoyed it in the end. 😉 1h
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Thicdaddy
Shutter Island | Dennis Lehane
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“Shutter Island” by Dennis Lehane is about Marshal Edward “Teddy” Daniel and his partner, Chuck Aule who go on a fairy to Shutter Island, the home of Ashecliffe hospital for the criminally insane, to investigate the disappearance of a patient, Rachel Solando (who was incarcerated for drowning her three children). Despite being kept in a locked cell under constant supervision she has escaped the hospital, But quickly things change for the worse.

Thicdaddy Not the main theme of the book but my favourite theme I picked up on was Grief. Many of the characters in the book suffer from Grief over lost loved ones. Teddy, most obviously suffers from the memory of his wife Dolores, while chuck suffers angrily from the memory of his girlfriends internment. Rachel Solando has been driven mad by the grief of her husbands death, and grief for the loss of the children who she killed. 7h
Thicdaddy I would recommend this novel to people who love putting the pieces together as it is a perfect psychological thriller if you enjoy the book or movie of “American Psycho” I would definitely recommend you give this one a read. 7h
Thicdaddy I would rate Shutter Island 9.8/10 as it has a phenomenal main character, very unique plot, keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the whole read and at the end has you in awe of the entire story with all the the plot twists. It‘s not a 10/10 for me because at times it‘s almost too hard to follow. The story is in first person point of view of the protagonist Teddy Daniels 7h
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RamsFan1963
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10/150 Since it was cold and miserable outside, and I was sick and miserable inside, I spent the day with a hot cup of tea, Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes. None of the stories stood out as the best Holmes tales I've read, but all were enjoyable and contained interesting mysteries. 3 ⭐⭐⭐💫
3rd book for #JoyousJanuary @Andrew65 10th book for #Jumpstart2022 @Lizpixie @Clwojick 25th book for #WinterCosy @PuddleJumper

AkashaVampie Which Sherlock is ur favorite? also they are missing 1, The Sherlock from Elementary.
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RamsFan1963 @AkashaVampie I grew up on the Basil Rathbone version, but I like Jeremy Brett and Benedict Cumberbatch. Have you ever seen Murder By Decree? Christopher Plummer made a great Sherlock too. 6h
AkashaVampie @RamsFan1963 no I have not. I'm a youngen, so only have seen the newer ones like Benedict, Robert, and the one that plays in Elementary. 6h
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wordslinger42
Peach Cobbler Murder | Joanne Fluke
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These have been a couple of slow reading weeks for me, but I finally finished this one! This series was a favorite of my aunt's, so reading them has been a nice way of feeling close to her, and it was a cute mystery!

My 5th book for #SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView
9/25 #bookspinbingo
This fills the Potions: Book Without Magic prompt for the #OWLsReadingChallenge

TheSpineView Awesome! 7h
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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This definitely has a slower start compared to my last read. Hoping it gets more engaging tonight.