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Librarybelle
Exiles | Jane Harper
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It was so wonderful to return to Australia and Aaron Falk! This time, Falk is on a vacay of sorts and is reminded of a tragic disappearance the prior year. Yet, as he looks a bit further into things, something just does not quite add up. Leave it to this flawed yet patient and honest guy to try and figure out what actually happened. Don‘t blink, or you‘ll miss the clues.

I‘m so glad I snagged an #ARC through #NetGalley from the publisher.

CoverToCoverGirl Great writer. And she not only writes great characters, she makes Australia come alive and jump of the page(s). 1w
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BarbaraBB Lucky you! Looking forward to meeting him again too! 1w
Cinfhen Yay!!! Happy you enjoyed it 🫶🏼 1w
squirrelbrain Glad it‘s fab! I applied for an #arc of this, but didn‘t get it. I shall have to get myself a ‘proper‘ copy! 😁 1w
Librarybelle Hope you enjoy it too, @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain ! 1w
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Laughterhp
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Oh man, was this pure smut! I‘m pretty sure she had sex for hours and hours every day. Riley is a werewolf and they basically just need to be naked and have sex the week leading up to the full moon. There are vampires in this world and a whole bunch of other magical creatures. A lot of government regulations too. I will continue with this series. Since I liked the world building and characters.

#SetinAustralia #52in52

Bookzombie I read and enjoyed this series, but yes, it‘s quite sex heavy. 🙂 1w
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LaraReads
The Dry | Jane Harper
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Really, really enjoyed this one! I don‘t read a whole lot of thrillers, but saw this one suggested in a #52bookclub23 group for #setinaustralia and it was a page-turner! Well, whatever an audiobook page-turner is. The characters are so interesting & the pacing is great. Quick without being confusing, even when the flashbacks are mixed it. And the author does a great job of making pretty much everyone seem like a suspect. I loved it!

LeeRHarry Glad you enjoyed it - Jane Harper always does an excellent job of creating a real sense of place too I feel 😊 3w
Librarybelle Love this series! 3w
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Cinfhen Yeah, it‘s a great series!! I just read the newest and I think it was my favorite 3w
squirrelbrain I love Harper‘s books too. 3w
KarenUK Only read this one… but really enjoyed it… great choice for the prompt! 3w
LaraReads @LeeRHarry yes! That‘s a really great description! 3w
LaraReads @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain this was my first Jane Harper, but I started the 2nd book this morning! 3w
LaraReads @Cinfhen I remember that book being your #lastfirst I think! Glad to hear you liked it even better! Excited to continue the series. 3w
LaraReads @KarenUK thanks! But now I‘m realizing maybe I should have used it for the #includesafuneral because I just started the 2nd book and could have used it for the Australia prompt 😂 (edited) 3w
squirrelbrain Oh, I shuffle prompts about quite often, so don‘t worry about that! 3w
Cinfhen Same @squirrelbrain !!! Go ahead and mix it around @LaraReads 🎉🎉🎉and good memory… Exiles was my #lastfirst 3w
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Cinfhen
Exiles | Jane Harper
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Yay!! My #LastFirst was SO GOOD!!!! Definitely my favorite from Jane Harper and a wonderful addition to her Aaron Falk series. A mom of two goes missing at a local fairgrounds- was it foul play or did the stresses of motherhood lead to her disappearance ?? A true literary thriller that was both suspenseful and believable!! #52BookClub23 #SetInAustralia but would work for multiple prompts #PublishesTuesday #NetGalley #MustRead

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erzascarletbookgasm I can‘t wait to read this, a lovely gift from @CarolynM 🥰. Happy New Year Cindy! 💕 1mo
BarbaraBB Happy new year dear friend 🌹🌻 1mo
TrishB Sounds great 👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen It was such a great read @erzascarletbookgasm can‘t wait to hear your thoughts!!! Thanks for the new year wishes xxx hope 2023 brings us all love and laughter @TrishB @BarbaraBB xxxx 1mo
LeeRHarry Happy New Year! 🎉 glad you enjoyed the book 😊 1mo
Cinfhen I really did and now I‘m already digging in to Demon Copperhead @LeeRHarry It‘s EXCELLENT 1mo
CarolynM Glad you enjoyed. I liked the story but I didn‘t think the setting was as evocative as her other books. 1mo
Lizpixie I loved that this was a Falk book, the story was brilliant but I agree @CarolynM that it didn‘t have as much of a sense of place as her other books. 1mo
Cinfhen That‘s true @CarolynM @Lizpixie but as an “outsider” I felt like I got a good sense of a small town Australian city 😁 it felt very authentic and the story was SO GOOD 1mo
Librarybelle The best Aaron Falk yet??? I‘m so anxious to read this - I plan to start it on Monday, once the #BookSpinBingo info is released!! 1mo
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this! 1mo
swishandflick Gah, I can't to read this one!! 1mo
Deblovestoread Happy New Year! Looking forward to this one! 1mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year, Cindy!! 🥳💗 1mo
jlhammar Yay! Looking forward to this. 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks, Margie!!! Happy New Year to you ♥️🎊I thought this book was a really solid mystery - I loved it!!! @jlhammar @Deblovestoread @swishandflick @squirrelbrain @Librarybelle im also excited for #BookSpin tomorrow!!!! 1mo
Bluebird Nice start to the year! I‘ve only read the first Aaron Falk book. I am looking forward to the next one. Glad to know they get better and better. 😀 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s a fun series @Bluebird and book three ended on a mini cliffhanger 😉so im expecting a book 4!! 1mo
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Cinfhen
Exiles | Jane Harper
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Cinfhen If I forgot to tag any of the #52BookClubPals please lmk 😊 1mo
LeeRHarry Hope you enjoy it! 😊 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks @LeeRHarry I like the way Harper writes / the setting always feels like another character 😁 1mo
CarolynM I'll be interested to hear your thoughts on the setting of this one. 1mo
squirrelbrain I always like this author‘s books - hope you enjoy this one! 1mo
Librarybelle Hooray!! I‘m so looking forward to reading this one…love Harper‘s books 1mo
BookBelle84 I'm planning on using it for my Australia read, too! 1mo
BookNAround Lovely picture. Enjoy! 1mo
Deblovestoread Looking forward to this one. I agree about her settings, always so vivid. 1mo
LaraReads Lovely pic! Can‘t wait to see what you think! 1mo
Cinfhen So far I‘m LOVING it @LaraReads @Deblovestoread @BookNAround @bookbelle @Librarybelle @squirrelbrain @CarolynM I had to slow down so that I finish it tomorrow in 2023😉 1mo
Librarybelle This is good news!! 1mo
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Cinfhen
Exiles | Jane Harper
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@BookNAround is bringing back her #LastFirst #Giveaway 🥳 An annual event I look forward to each December!! My #LastFirst will be this #NetGalley #ARC publishing Jan 3. A new book in the Jane Harper Outback series- play along and share your #LastFirst read of 2022-2023🤓

BarbaraBB Nice, a new Jane Harper! 1mo
Librarybelle This is on @thegreensofa ‘s #AuldLangSpine list, and I am so looking forward to reading it! I‘ve got the #ARC too, so will probably dive in on January 1st. 1mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 @Librarybelle 1mo
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Jerdencon Ohh - a new Jane Harper!! Enjoy! 1mo
Cinfhen I find her books very atmospheric @BarbaraBB @Jerdencon 💚 1mo
BookNAround I haven‘t read Jane Harper but so many readers I know love her a lot. 1mo
staci.reads Can't wait to hear what you think of it 1mo
thegreensofa and @Librarybelle A great pick for January, it is a party-story book with a crowd event. You have a different cover to mine, mine was too mesmerising lol. I like that yours has a Ferris wheel! I can‘t wait to hear what you think. (edited) 1mo
Cinfhen I saw the other cover @thegreensofa it‘s beautiful but I like the Ferris wheel on my cover too!!! I enjoy Harper‘s books @BookNAround @staci.reads and I‘m happy to start off 2023 with her!! Plus it fulfills a challenge prompt #SetInAustralia #52Books 😊 1mo
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Jas16
Bridge of Clay | Markus Zusak
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I haven‘t posted in a bit because it‘s been a crazy couple of weeks with my father in the hospital and flying to see him. This may have affected my review of this book as I started it before Dad got sick and finished it when I returned home. I would put this between a pick and a so-so. There are some lovely moments and I read parts of this book with my heart in my throat. However, as it ambles along it never really goes anywhere in the end.

AmyG I hope your father is well. 1y
Soubhiville I hope things are looking up for your dad. 1y
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Jas16 @Soubhiville @AmyG Thank you both. We are waiting on more test results but feeling optimistic. 1y
CarolynM Sending best wishes to you and your father💕 1y
Cinfhen Hope you & your dad are well. This book was just meh for me too. 1y
Jas16 @CarolynM Thank you so much. That really means a lot. 1y
Jas16 @Cinfhen Thank you for the well wishes and for validating my overall lack of exuberance for this book. 1y
Jee_HookedOnBookz Praying for your family and that your dad gets well soon. Do take care of yourself too, Jennifer! Sending positive thoughts your way! 1y
Jas16 @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you so much my friend. I so appreciate you. I will write soon. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope your dad is feeling better 💙 1y
Suet624 I hope your dad is feeling better. 14mo
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ferskner
The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Can Jane Harper do any wrong? I didn't love this quite as much as The Lost Man but her damaged characters and focus on their natural environment is still so good.

#pop21 #booksetmostlyorentirelyoutdoors #booked2021 #setinaustralia @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I still need to get to this one 1y
LeeRHarry She really nails the Australian landscape 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage She‘s definitely on my list to read! 1y
ferskner @LeeRHarry I haven't been there but I feel like I can picture it all so well! She's so great. 1y
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Magpiegem
The Dry | Jane Harper
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Book 17 2021 - I finished this one on my hammock this evening. Although I found some of the subject matter difficult to read the writing was exceptional and I will definitely be picking up more by this author. I highly recommend this book but there is a trigger warning for harm to children. Another book ticked off #booked2021 #setinaustralia

Cinfhen Yay!! This one was really atmospheric 💥☀️☺️great choice 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Perfect reading spot! 🌅 2y
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Sresendez12
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I‘d forgotten how much I love Liane Moriarty! I didn‘t particularly like Nine Perfect Strangers, so I hesitated picking up another one, but I‘m so glad I did! Two love stories involving one man and his current girlfriend and his ex-girlfriend turned stalker. The view point changes between the girlfriend and stalker. My second goal for #anywayyoureadathon is now complete! #booked2021 #setinaustralia

Eggbeater Great job! 👍 2y
Megabooks I love this one! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Oh, the smell of tea rose! 🌹 2y
Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 2y
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