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BookDragonNotWorm

Joined November 2016

I could be more literary, but genres have more fun! Deput novel from Bookouture out 01/23 www.shannonhollinger.com
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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Just as fast paced, tightly plotted, and intriguing as the first two, Avery and the Hawthornes continue to crack the codes in this high risk and high stake thriller! The perfect conclusion to an awesome, smart trilogy! It's unfortunate that it had to end, but at least the end is satisfying!

Read4life I agree 💯. Loved this trilogy so much. My daughter and I read it together. 1w
BookDragonNotWorm @Read4life Everything I've read by her has been SO good! Have you read her The Naturals series? If not, you and your daughter might like it. 1w
Read4life I agree. Yes, we‘ve read the Natural series and The Fixer books. All great! 1w
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A news show host with a secret past is researching a story about how new technology just identified a 9/11 victim from a small bone fragment 20 years after the tragedy when she stumbles onto something more interesting - the individual was facing murder charges when they died. There's a lot going on here, but I really enjoyed it. All of the different story lines were good, the characters interesting and well developed.

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Unsatisfied with their grown-up jobs, two college friends turn the true crime podcast they run in their spare time into a hit when they investigate the unsolved murder of a girl one of them grew up with. But as her own motives are revealed, the real question isn't how close she is to the crime, but to the killer?

Twisty, turny, and crafty! I devoured this suspenseful thriller all the way to its shocking conclusion!

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Two high school students decide to investigate the mystery of a local girl who went missing twenty years earlier for a school project, giving this book a fresh take on the slew of podcast-themed novels to hit the market lately. The diverse cast of quirky & endearing characters shed light on small-town politics & secrets & provides readers w/a variety of potential suspects & motives.This fast-paced thriller kept me on the edge of my seat!ARC review

Probably_reading_right_now Sounds very good girls guide to murder! Sounds good! 2w
BookDragonNotWorm @Probably_reading_right_now It is similar to the Good Girl books, but good in its own right. 😊 2w
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Nine Lives | Peter Swanson
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Nine seemingly unconnected strangers each receive the same list of names. Then, one by one, they start dying.

This slow burning mystery was a fun read with definite 'And Then There Were None' vibes, which I love, but the number of different POVs was a bit overwhelming at times - luckily they narrow down as the story progresses! 😁

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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I feel like most people either loved or hated this book. I enjoyed it, but it definitely won't be among my top picks for the year or a book I actively recommend. The plot was dark and twisty and fresh but I disliked all the characters (perhaps the author's intentions?) and I felt like the unreliable narrator was an unnecessary crutch, but my biggest complaint is that all the unnecessary sex slowed the pacing down.

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A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
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When she's 12, Chloe's dad is arrested for being a serial killer - and she's the one who turned him in. Fast forward 20 years, and she's a therapist to teens traumatized like she was and planning a wedding. But she doesn't have it as together as it seems. She's got a prescription drug problem and suddenly becomes a suspect in a series of copycat murders. Can you guess the real killer?

I enjoyed this fast paced thriller.

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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Ghosts, guilt, and grit! Loved the dual timeline in this fast-paced book a female serial killer in the 70s and the paranormal.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her books!! 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I've only read 3 of them but I've loved them all! 1mo
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Hide | Kiersten White
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This wasn't at all what I expected. A little disappointing that I didn't get the type of horror I was after, but I still enjoyed it. Loved the horribly damaged MC, could have read a whole book about her past!

AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH This is up next for me... I love the cover. 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I agree, the cover is incredible - it's what made me choose it, too! 1mo
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The Quiet People | Paul Cleave
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Wow, was this one crazy! A paced, anger driven plot that was part mystery, part thriller, and all good! Perhaps not the most realistic narrative at times, but lots of fun and I'd definitely read more by this author!

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OMG: A Youth Ministry Handbook | Kenda Creasy Dean
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There's a reason I haven't been on here much in the last month.... and it's because this happened!!! Super excited! Crazy busy! And I've read SO many good books that I can't wait to share! Hoping to have more time for reviews soon now that the news is out!

https://www.bookouture.com/2022/06/22/bookouture-signs-shannon-hollinger-for-5-b...

Kappadeemom Congratulations!!👏👏👏 3mo
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kspenmoll How fabulous! Congrats!!! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Oh, wow! Congratulations! 😀🙌 3mo
Christyco125 How fantastic! 👏 Congratulations! 🍾 3mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Christyco125 Thank you! 😊 3mo
UwannaPublishme How cool is that! Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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House Across the Lake | Riley Sager
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A widowed actress retreats into drinking to deal with her grief & is forced into seclusion at her family's lake house after her problem hits the tabloids. While there, she begins spying on her neighbors.
Forget everything you think you know - there's no way you're guessing this one! It's a rollercoaster of twists and turns, and just when you think you know what's going on, Sager yanks the rug right out from under you! ARC in exchange for review.

marleed I love this title and can‘t help but wonder if Netflix caught it so it can incorporate into the next season of The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window! 4mo
BookDragonNotWorm @marleed That's a good question! 4mo
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The Obsession | Jesse Q Sutanto
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After Delilah deals with her abusive stepfather, ending his reign of terror over her and her mother, she thinks she's finally free - only to find herself at the mercy of another controlling male, only this time the guy thinks he's in love with her. For the most part, you get what's in the blurb, but this one and darker, twistier, and better than your average YA love story!

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Ski Weekend: A Novel | Rektok Ross
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A group of teens (and one dog) head out on a senior trip ski weekend, but fail to meet up with their classmates as a turn of events leaves them stranded. I LOVE survival books, but this one was a little underwhelming in terms of thrills and suspense. The author seemed more concerned with relaying a positive message about faith than providing the reader with an edge-of-their-seat thrill ride. I finished, but overall a disappointment.

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Room Service | Maren Stoffels
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Something bad happened last year, now someone wants revenge - but who?

This was a quick read that definitely falls under the 'clean teen' spectrum. Fast-paced, but a bit predictable and unbelievable at times. Good twist, but barely a pick.

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Teen Killers in Love | Lily Sparks
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I had a huge issue with this book - I stayed up way too late reading it because I couldn't put it down!!! The plot, the characters, and the dialogue all conspired together against me in a deadly combination of addictive text. I was held hostage from the first page to the last. Don't just fear the Teen Killers - the whole thing slayed! Everything I loved about the first book reappeared in this installment, and I want some more!!!

UwannaPublishme Great review! 6mo
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH Yay, book two! 6mo
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The Swell | Allie Reynolds
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I loved Reynold's debut novel, 'Shiver,' so I couldn't wait to read her newest, US title 'The Swell.'
When Kenna learns her bff''s is engaged, she travels to a remote beach in AU where she's forced to confront her own fears in a cult-like surfer commune. This suspenseful thriller kept me on the edge of my seat as I raced through its pages. I loved the characters & plot, but the ending left me wanting more. ARC in exchange for an honest review.

johncadams That's a very evocative cover. 5mo
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While my past experience with this author had me expecting a heavy dose of visceral horror, that's not quite what I got. I'm not sure how to describe this book. There's definitely some horror in it, & parts are horrific, but the frightening bits took a backseat to what seemed to be the focus of the plot, which was, perhaps, a study in existentialism in terms of horror? This was a weird one. I enjoyed it, but it was strange & a tad unruly.

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Happy Saint Patrick's Day! May the luck of the Irish help you find your next great book! ☘️📗💚

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This is one of those books where there's been so much hype that you know it's going to fall short of expectations, but because of all the hype, you have to give it a shot to find out what all the fuss is about. However, even though I expected to be let down, I wasn't! There were several nice twists, and while they weren't all completely unexpected, some were definitely crafty! Considering that this was a debut book, color me impressed!

LoverOfLearning I enjoyed this one too and I really didn't see the twist coming at the end! So plus! 7mo
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She Lies in Wait | Gytha Lodge
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This one had an interesting premise w/plenty of suspects. It was well written & held my attention, but I didn't enjoy it quite as much as I had hoped, probably because it was a procedural book set in another country, & while I always find them interesting, there's also always a little bit of a disconnect because of the differences. Also, while there were clues left for the reader, I would have enjoyed a stronger "aha!" moment. Barely a pick for me

johncadams I like the implication in the title that she could be the perpetrator! 5mo
BookDragonNotWorm @johncadams Yes!!! It could also bode well for a supernatural revenge angle! Definitely a good title! 5mo
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In Every Generation | Kendare Blake
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I've been a HUGE Buffy fan since the show premiered. It's obvious that Blake knows her Buffy - the details, the backstory, even the personalities of the characters - are all spot on. It did take me a while to get into - for the most part, the book deals with a new, younger generation of characters - but the plot was just like an episode of the show. The author did a great job bringing a new cast of characters to life.

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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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I could NOT put this book down! The initial mystery grabbed me by the throat and kept me in a stranglehold until the very end! Then, as layer upon layer was added, deepening the intrigue, my finger started blistering from turning the pages so fast! This one will keep you guessing (and on the edge of your seat) until the very end! I liked 'Every Last Fear', but I LOVED 'The Night Shift'. This is definitely an author to watch!!!
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I'm looking forward to this one 7mo
BookDragonNotWorm @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I liked it far more than I expected I would. It has the FBI character from his first book even though this one is set before that one and it was kind of a smart move on the author's part. Even if you hadn't connected with the character in the first book, you 'knew' her already which helped draw you in. 7mo
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A wife/mother/YouTuber with secrets. Given the blurb, this isn't something I would normally pick up because this isn't the type of plot I'm normally interested in, but - this author has quickly become an automatic yes for me! I didn't connect with any of the characters, and yet - I couldn't put it down! Bonus points for the nasty little twist McFadden put at the end to sink the dagger of surprise deep between the reader's shoulder blades.

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Jenny Lawson is a blogger who speaks candidly about her struggles with depression.

I can't possibly express how much I loved this book! This was the first I've read by Lawson, and was pleasantly surprised to find myself with an amazing collection of autobiographical essays - some hilarious, some depressing, but all wonderful and ultimately uplifting in their own right. Lawson is endearing and delightful and honest.

GondorGirl Her book about depression completely changed my life. Not because it offered any new treatments or coping mechanism, but because it made me look at the good days in a different light. I've probably given out a dozen copies as gifts. 8mo
BookDragonNotWorm @GondorGirl I feel the same way - a change in perspective is a real game changer! I've been trying to get my mom (who has dealt with severe depression, anxiety, and eating disorders since her teens) to read her books, but no luck so far. 8mo
GondorGirl @BookDragonNotWorm the audio books are phenomenal if she likes to listen to things. 8mo
BookDragonNotWorm @GondorGirl She tends to have a hard time focusing, but I'll suggest it to her. Thank you! 😁 8mo
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You'll Be the Death of Me | Karen M McManus
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There's no denying that parts of this were suspenseful, but I couldn't help comparing this to her other books…..and it kind of underwhelmed. I was more interested in the dynamics of the friendship than in the mystery, and even that didn't make me feel vested enough to stay glued to the pages like she usually keeps me, which is a shame because I wanted to love this one so badly! Entertaining, but definitely not her strongest. Soft pick.

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Soft pick.

After a young couple buys a new house together, things slowly start to unravel.

This one was only okay for me, definitely not my favorite by this author. I didn't connect with the characters and the plot just didn't have the stakes necessary to hook me and invest me in the outcome, but this book comes highly rated/recommended, so while I found it underwhelming, many readers found it thrilling.

3.5 rounded up.

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The Woods are Always Watching | Stephanie Perkins
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Two besties are faced with the pending demise of their codependent friendship as college approaches & decide to go camping w/no experience. Their weekend goes from bad to worse to downright horrific. I'm a huge fan of YA horror & anything scary that takes place in the woods, so I did ultimately enjoy this book, but if you're expecting the same strength of plot as Perkins' previous book, you might be disappointed- failed to meet its full potential.

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Like many children of the 80s, I grew up an Elvira fan! There's no doubt that Peterson lived a fascinating life, & she's definitely so much more than the character she created, but I wish that the book had focused more on Elvira. Parts read like a who's who of all the famous people she's known - I would have preferred more insider details about the career that I knew her for. But an entertaining read w/ plenty of dirt & Elvira's long adored wit!

tokorowilliamwallace I'm sure you were the coolest 90s kid on the block. 8mo
BookDragonNotWorm @tokorowilliamwallace Ha! If you're right it's because I was the ONLY kid on my block! 8mo
Christyco125 I‘m disappointed to hear it doesn‘t dive into Elvira more. 8mo
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Pumpkin | Julie Murphy
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An overweight gay boy in a small town films a private video where he experiments with drag. After the video gets leaked & he's nominated to his high school's prom court - for queen - he decides to throw caution to the wind & go for the crown. Third in the Dumplin' series. I swear, these books are so feel-good, funny, & addictive it's unbelievable! Filled with teen angst & coupled with hope, this is the high school experience you wish you'd had!

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Thrilled to score this deal on Kindle today!!! 🎉🎉🎉 😁

IndoorDame Thanks for sharing! I bought this immediately 🙈 9mo
Dragon I‘ve just downloaded this one 💚🐉 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @IndoorDame @Dragon I didn't expect this one to be on sale for awhile! I feel like the Book Gods are smiling! 😁 9mo
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BookDragonNotWorm @IndoorDame @Dragon I didn't expect this one to be on sale for awhile! I feel like the Book Gods are smiling! 😁 9mo
Dragon 👍😃🐉 9mo
IndoorDame @BookDragonNotWorm I agree! I had a library hold on this, but the audiobook isn‘t expected for like 8 weeks, and the print version for at least 3 months, so definite friendliness from the book gods today! 9mo
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Hold Back the Night | Sean Lynch
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Two escaped convicts, a raging wildfire, and an innocent family in both of their paths . . .

One word is all I need to describe this book - intense. From the SWAT scenes to the criminal element to the fire, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat, breathless, not sure whether you should beg for it to stop or beg for more. I chose more and was quite satisfied with the outcome.

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However you celebrate, stay safe and healthy out there! Happy New Year's!!!

mandarchy That looks really nice! 9mo
UwannaPublishme Happy New Year to you! 🥂 9mo
Jess861 This looks like the perfect way to celebrate New Years! 9mo
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BookDragonNotWorm @UwannaPublishme Thanks! To you as well! 🥂 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @jess861 Add in puppy cuddles and it is! Happy New Year! 9mo
WJCintron 🎉 🎉 🎉 ⭐Happy New Year!!! 😃 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @WJCintron And to you! Here's to a wonderful 2022 for us all! 😁 9mo
Gissy Happy New Year!🎉🎊🥂🍾 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Gissy Happy New Year to you, too! 🥂🍾😁 9mo
Bookzombie Happy New Year!🎆 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Bookzombie Thanks! You too! 9mo
SRWCF Oh, yum! 9mo
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At First Light | Barbara Nickless
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Gritty murders full of symbolism. Viking lore and ruins. An academic and a detective hot on the killer's trail.

This was a smart book that read like watching a movie and kept me guessing until the end! The characters were great, well developed, perfectly flawed, and interesting. The plot was enthralling, and the Viking history, semiotics, and lore were fascinating! This is the first in a brilliant new series that is sure to be a success!

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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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1. Little Creeping Things
2. Silent Night 😁 (2012 remake)
3. Five Total Strangers

Thanks for the tag @DarkMina #weekendreads

Want to play @Bookzombie @DaveGreen7777 @Cinfhen @Reign_1982

Bookzombie Thank you for tagging me! 💗 9mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag 💞💞💞 9mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😀 9mo
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasons Greetings to all!

Reign_1982 Merry Christmas 9mo
kspenmoll Happy Holidays!!!‘ 9mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas!🎄 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Reign_1982 @kspenmoll @Bookzombie Thank you! I hope your holiday is wonderful, merry, and bright! 9mo
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After committing a horrible crime, a woman goes on the run before the police find out. When a blizzard forces her off the road, she seeks shelter at creepy Baxter Motel, where the cute owner is friendly, but the tenants have a history of winding up dead. Loved this suspenseful Hitchcockian book! You may think you have this one figured out, but you may be wrong! Not completely unpredictable & not a fan of the epilogue, but this one had me hooked!

BookDragonNotWorm Wanted this one added to the Litsy library for Christmas, but it's been a month since I requested...... 9mo
Bookzombie @BookDragonNotWorm It‘s easier to add them from a desktop if you have access. I will have to find the link for you. 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm @Bookzombie Thank you! I'll have to visit Litsy from my laptop. Happy holidays!!! 9mo
Bookzombie Happy Holidays to you! Sorry for the delay. This is the link to add a book to Litsy on your own. https://www.litsy.com/web/addbook
It will show up automatically, I think.
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BookDragonNotWorm @Bookzombie Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! 9mo
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Falling | T J Newman
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It was supposed to be a routine flight, but when the pilot finds out his wife and children have been kidnapped and will die unless he crashes the plane, things get interesting.

I've seen mixed reviews about this book, but I thought it was an action-packed thrill ride full of tension and adventure! The characters were a little one-dimensional and certain parts of the premise were a little farfetched, but it held my attention and I enjoyed it.

marleed I really liked it too. I grew up on plane disaster movies so I judged it, accordingly! 9mo
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A young woman confesses that she thinks she may have committed a murder, then vanishes, leaving Christie's legendary sleuth Poirot desperate to find her and to figure out just exactly how one could not know whether they were a killer or not.

This was a little slower than some of Christie's other tales, but is good nonetheless. This slow burner presents a complex mystery where reality is subjective and not everything is as it seems.

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The Girl in the Moss | Loreth Anne White
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An ex-cop strives to find her new normal as she reconciles recently recovered memories about her traumatic past, tries to earn her P.I. license, & bevomes engaged to a man who's still with the force. A new client's cold case may be just what she needs - if it doesn't end up getting her killed.
This thriller had twists out the wazoo! Just when one revelation was made, everything was turned upside down by the next! A solid, suspenseful thriller!

aperfectmjk Love this series. I love anything by Loreth Anne White. She's one of my favorites. She's even sent me some autographed books! 💕 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm @aperfectmjk That's so cool! I'm surprised I don't see/hear more about her because her books really are quite good. 10mo
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A bride's bachelorette fling shows up at the island where she & her husband are honeymooning. An intriguing premise, a mysterious setting, a plot thickening into a Hitchcockian vibe - yet I almost put this one down several times. The text was repetitive, like he was trying to meet a minimum word count & read like a grocery list, detailing things that did nothing to move the plot forward. Parts were very creepy, but I was a bit disappointed. 3.5

tokorowilliamwallace O.o Hitchcockian! I like Hitchcockian! Do tell more! 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm @tokorowilliamwallace This one had a strong sense of surreal suspense and the plot takes a bizarre turn, but the writing is very weak compared to his other works. Most of his have Hitchcockian vibes, "The Kind Worth Killing" is my favorite. "Do Not Disturb" by Frieda McFadden is an homage to Hitchcock (and Robert Bloch) with the same premise as Psycho but some unexpected plot deviations that keep it fresh. 10mo
tokorowilliamwallace @BookDragonNotWorm, I'll try to remember to look out for these authors when thrifting or browsing my local used book shops. 10mo
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A Dark Lure | Loreth Anne White
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A woman escapes her long-term abduction by a serial killer & leaves her old life behind to start over at a remote ranch. Although her captor died in jail, she can't let her guard down, & now the man who owns the ranch is dying, threatening her new way of life. I'm not sure why I liked this book so much. It's dark & dreary & has TWs for days. It also has light & hope & the promise of new beginnings. Plenty of suspense & tension & crafty twists.

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Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🦃📚

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AmyG Great picture. Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁🍽 10mo
ElizaMarie Stealing this pic! I love it! 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm @AmyG Thanks, you too! 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm @ElizaMarie Please do! (I feel like it might give me nightmares tonight, though 😂) 10mo
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Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Barnes has done it again! Another smart, twisty, addictive mystery that I found impossible to put down! In this 2nd book, our plucky heroine finds herself drawn deeper into the mystery of why a billionaire chose her to inherit his fortune & the question of parentage comes into play. The riddles, the clues, & the seemingly impossible trail of breadcrumbs all lead the MC to confront the uncomfortable secrets from her past & truths about her present.

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Thanks for the tag @DarkMina and for hosting @eggs
#wondrouswednesday

1. Call me crazy, but Isla Nublar from Jurassic Park!
2. The health, happiness, safety, and (relative) sanity of my loved ones!

Care to play? @DaveGreen7777 @IuliaC @Bookzombie

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🎉 11mo
DaveGreen7777 Thank you for the tag! 😀 11mo
IuliaC Thanks for the tag! 👍 11mo
DarkMina You‘re welcome! 11mo
tokorowilliamwallace Kundera's Prague, probably. Fin-de-siecle Wien from Selden Edwards' The Little Book (my first audiobook, 2013) sounds charming!---Mahler, Hitler, Freud, oh my! (edited) 10mo
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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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The premise of this book alone is enough to creep under your skin - a family featured in a true-crime documentary is found dead while on vacation in Mexico. While at first glance their deaths appear to be a tragic accident, a closer look reveals something more sinister at play.

Fast-paced & twisty, with enough going on to keep me guessing. A little far-fetched at times, but hey, this IS a thriller and I was happily along for the ride!

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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Hurray! Finally back to civilization after a looong camping trip and what a lovely surprise to find out that today is my #litsyversary! 5 years and SO many wonderful book recommendations! Thanks Litsy!!!

IuliaC Happy Litsyversary! 🎈📚 11mo
DaveGreen7777 WOO-HOO! Happy LitsyVersary! 🥳🎉 11mo
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Bookzombie Happy Litsyversary!!! 11mo
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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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A web phenom invites the top horror writers in the country to spend Halloween night in a supposedly haunted house as a publicity stunt. But it's not until they return home that the true horror starts.
This one has it all - psychological, supernatural, paranormal & more. And it's done REALLY well. The writing is strong, the characters realistic, motives, backstory & plot expertly crafted to deliver a powerful gut-punch of toe-curling terror!

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Happy Halloween! | Lillian Jaine
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Happy Halloween fellow Litsens!!!

May your books be good and your nights be bright (to read by).

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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If you grew up watching Scooby-Doo like I did, you'll recognize the parallels here - four young people and a dog unmasking the villains behind mysterious circumstances who would have gotten away with their crimes if it weren't for those 'meddling kids'. There was no way I could pass this one up! ⬇️

BookDragonNotWorm What starts out as a nostalgic walk down memory lane quickly takes a sinister turn as the amateur detectives reunite to revisit their last - and most memorable - case, the one that's left them all struggling their own types of PTSD into adulthood. As they delve into the mystery, the story deviates from the Scooby track as they find themselves up against an enemy of supernatural proportions. I liked it, but it wasn't what I was expecting.

11mo
VioletBramble I liked this one as well. I thought the sections where it switched from normal narrative to movie script format were weird, but liked it otherwise. There's a sentence in the book -- Summer came early, and yellow, and mint flavored -- that I just love and have been writing that on my calendar in June every year since I read the book. 11mo
BookDragonNotWorm @VioletBramble I thought the switch was odd as well. And I kind of wish it had stayed true to Scooby form instead of taking a Lovecraftian turn, but there's no denying the author's a good writer! 11mo
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