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The Abduction | John Grisham
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Enjoyable, quick YA read. I seldom read YA...but I love John Grisham.

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"H" is for Homicide | Sue Grafton
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In this installment, Kinsey goes undercover to investigate fraudulent insurance claims. She befriends the woman she‘s investigating to get deeper into the crime ring. The story flowed well for me, but the ending seemed pretty rushed and the epilogue abrupt.

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The Fourth Monkey | J. D. Barker
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Wow! This was an awesome, suspenseful thriller with some disturbing scenes. 😱 4MK is a serial killer Chicago detectives have been searching for when he is struck dead by a city transit bus. There‘s evidence one last victim is being held by 4MK and police need to find her before it‘s too late. I realize this is a series and can‘t wait to read more! This author is super talented!!

Bookzombie Is this the first book in the series? 6d
Texreader Yikes! Great review! Even your review has a cliffhanger!! 6d
Lizpixie Yes! I‘ve read the first two and am impatiently waiting for my library to purchase the last book! It‘s fantastic👍 6d
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NatalieR @Bookzombie Yes, I think there are 3 installments. 4d
NatalieR @Texreader Ha! 😂 Thanks!! 4d
NatalieR @Lizpixie Good to know! Thanks!! 4d
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As Time Goes By | Mary Higgins Clark
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A news reporter is looking for her birth parents while she is covering the story of a woman on trial for murdering her husband. The story line was very predictable with little suspense. #MountTBR

GoldenGirl I used to love Mary Higgins Clark, but the older I got the more I realized ALL her books were pretty predictable 🤷‍♀️ 1w
NatalieR @GoldenGirl True. I mostly read them in honor of my grandma who loved MHC and gave me my love for reading. ❤️ 7d
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A Deadly Brew | Lynn Cahoon
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My first book by this author. It‘s a cute little novella with some mystery, ghosts, and books. A quick Halloween read. I‘ll definitely venture into more work by this author. 🎃

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Cemetery Road | Greg Iles
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Greg Iles writes the kind of novel I get completely lost in and never want to end. His writing style is superb. He offers so much detail about the characters as he builds a story woven of death, love, betrayal, hope, and sadness. He leaves no stone unturned for the reader. Just a longing for more. 5 beautiful, glorious 🌟

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Moment of Truth | Lisa Scottoline
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Book #5 in the Rosato and Associates series. Mary is hired to represent a husband who confessed to killing his wife. She doubts his guilt and becomes determined to prove his innocence. At first, the story seemed pretty predictable. As I listened on, the plot thickened and the mystery intensified.

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Excellent book on the benefits of psychedelic assisted therapy. The author does a superb job explaining the history of psychedelics for the treatment of mental health disorders, addiction, dying, etc. He shares his personal experiences with different guided psychedelic experiences. Throughout he highlights the benefits of such treatment. My 🤞 for continued support for this method of treatment.

LauraJ Me too! It seems so promising. 🤞🏼 1mo
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Carmilla | Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
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Great audio narration for this short vampire story. 🧛🏻‍♀️

VioletBramble I got this one as well. Mainly because it‘s read by David Tenant and Rose Leslie. 1mo
KimM I could listen to Rose Leslie all day. This was great. 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Included in the October monthly free selections from Audible. Readers are treated to four ghost stories that take place at Camp Red Moon. A full cast of narrators and creepy sound effects. Perfect Halloween reading! 👻🎃

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Dead Certain | Adam Mitzner
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Interesting premise for a novel. Two sisters; one writes a book describing her relationships with multiple men and then goes missing after sharing a draft with her sister. The older sister is a lawyer by day and sings in a club at night. The lawyer is left to solve her sister‘s disappearance. Audio narration was just okay. Speeding it up helped a lot. #MountTBR

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Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
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This one just didn‘t deliver like I hoped. We learn the story of Hannibal‘s upbringing and medical training and how his bizarre killing methods and cannibalism began. Unfortunately, I had difficulty staying engaged with the story. #MountTBR

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Faithless: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Another excellent installment of the Grant County series! I not only enjoy the crimes that get solved, I love the characters. Karin Slaughter is so talented in how she allows the reader to become so invested in their lives.

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Day 7 - #7days7covers #covercrush @peaknit Do you want to play? Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

TheAromaofBooks Well this one looks super fun! Are the illustrations fantastic? 2mo
NatalieR @TheAromaofBooks Yes, the illustrations are beautiful and the pop up feature is fun! 1mo
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'Salem's Lot | Stephen King
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Day 6 - #7days7covers #covercrush @Chrys Do you want to play? Post a cover you love each day for 7 days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

JoScho This is a good one-so creepy 🖤 2mo
GripLitGrl Love the cover of this version 2mo
NatalieR @JoScho One of my favorites! 🧛🏻‍♂️ 2mo
NatalieR @GripLitGrl It‘s the special edition by Cemetery Dance. Love that house! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole Creepy! 2mo
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Monet's House: An Impressionist Interior | Heide Michels, Guy Bouchet
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Day 5 - #7days7covers #covercrush @Mollyanna Do you want to play? Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

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Danse Macabre | Stephen King
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Despite owning 2 copies of this book, I listened to it on audio. I‘m rating this a pick for the quality of the work and not my difficulty to stay engaged at times. It‘s a super in depth book on horror books, movies and TV. He definitely exposed me to movies I‘ve missed and authors I want to read. I especially enjoyed his personal antidotes and mentions of his son, Joe. Perfect time of year to read this one! 👻🎃👽#MountTBR

MarkoPDX We used this as a textbook in the sci-fi/horror class for my film studies degree. I thought it was very informative about the genre. 2mo
NatalieR @MarkoPDX That‘s awesome! This book would be perfect for that area of study. 2mo
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The Library: A World History | James W. P. Campbell
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Day 4 - #7days7covers #covercrush @MoBee Do you want to play? Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

DivineDiana Breathtaking! 2mo
Texreader Love this one!!! 2mo
Caroline2 Wow 😯 2mo
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Palimpsest Oh my gosh, I can‘t believe someone else posted the same book today! I just scrolled down and saw your book! 2mo
NatalieR @Palimpsest Hilarious! 😁 2mo
Hooked_on_books Wow, that‘s fabulous! 😍 2mo
Erofan 😍😍😍 1mo
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Day 3 - #7days7covers #covercrush @SoniaC Do you want to play? Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

Ruthiella Love this cover! I‘m always drawn to patterns on covers!😀 2mo
ju.ca.no Lovely! 2mo
lele1432 Gorgeous! 2mo
NatalieR @Ruthiella @ju.ca.no @lele1432 Thank you all! 😊 2mo
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Day 2 - #7days7covers #covercrush @SharonGoforth do you want to play? Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

SharonGoforth @NatalieR Sure! Thanks!! 2mo
NatalieR @SharonGoforth you‘re welcome! 😉👏 2mo
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Van Gogh in Provence and Auvers | Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov
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Day 1- #7days7covers #covercrush Want to play @kezzlou85 ? Post a cover you love each day for seven days. No explanation needed. Tag someone new each day.

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Indelible | Karin Slaughter
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I just love Karin Slaughter more and more with each book in this series. I liked how this installment switched back and forth between the present drama and how the relationship began with Sara and Jeffrey.

Dragon Pretty flowers 💐 2mo
NatalieR @Dragon Thanks! Just some random wildflowers that recently popped up. 😊🌼 2mo
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No Title | None
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The Apex Predator is a good short story by Michael Koryta. Thor, a tough Russian mob guy, is introduced to a tiger cub by his mob boss. He becomes concerned about the cub and what his boss is involved, so he hires Lincoln Perry, a private investigator, to learn more. I love the Lincoln Perry series, so it was great to spend more time with this character.

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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Excellent short story for my flight to Arizona. I loved the writing style of reading the letters between the characters. And that ending was so good!! 👍

Megabooks I liked this too! 2mo
bookladyreads I plan to read this book. I basically want to read all of her books after having read and loved Evelyn Hugo and Daisy Jones. 2mo
NatalieR @bookladyreads I I still want to read Daisy Jones. I with ya on wanting to read all of her books. 📚❤️ 2mo
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bookladyreads @NatalieR I read Daisy Jones back in July and that book was fantastic. And it really stuck with me. It was the type of book you continue thinking about months after you've read it. Whenever you read it I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 2mo
NatalieR @bookladyreads I hope so too! I loved Evelyn Hugo, so I‘m looking forward to Daisy. 2mo
jillrhudy I highly recommend the full cast audio of Daisy. Very entertaining. 2mo
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The Cypress House | Michael Koryta
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Michael Koryta is one of my favorite authors for mystery/suspense. Taking place in the 1930s, Arlen has a gift for being able to tell someone is close to death. He convinces his protege to change their travel plans to avoid a certain death. Their adventure takes them to Cypress House where no one could have predicted the mess they were getting involved. #MountTBR

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When this book came out, I didn‘t think I needed it. I‘m good at organizing and being neat. Recently, I decided I want to minimize my possessions and work to let go of momentos. This book meets me exactly where I am in life; needing to let go of the past and live in the present. This book is about so much more than decluttering; it‘s about tidying your life. 💙 Soon I will start tidying my clothes. Doubt I will let go of very many books. 😉

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The River | Peter Heller
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This wasn‘t as good as I was expecting. I loved the adventure of 2 guys rowing a boat on a Canadian river when a forest fire erupts, but I just couldn‘t get into the story fully. The ending was surprising and heartfelt though.

Prairiegirl_reading I didn‘t get very far with this one. The style was so choppy that it was annoying. I wanted to love it. Maybe someday I‘ll finish. 2mo
NatalieR @Prairiegirl_reading I agree, it didn‘t flow well. 2mo
Prairiegirl_reading @NatalieR it‘s sort of punny! 😉 2mo
NatalieR @Prairiegirl_reading That was a complete accident! 😆 2mo
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The Witch Elm | Tana French
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I initially thought that this was going to be my least favorite Tana French book, but as I kept reading I changed my mind. I really love how the author is devoted to developing the characters. This is definitely a long, slow story and I didn‘t want to leave Toby. I fell in love with Hugo and Ivy House. I could forever stay in that house. Tana French did not disappoint me. #MountTBR

EllieDottie I just finished this and enjoyed it much more than I thought I would as well!! (edited) 2mo
NatalieR @EllieDottie 👍👍 2mo
Ruthiella I found it slow but rewarding also! 😀 2mo
NatalieR @Ruthiella I‘m glad you enjoyed it too. 😊 2mo
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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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A job well done by the author! I kept suspecting different characters and became just as untrusting of everyone like Gina/Gwen. I like the transformation of the MC into a strong, independent woman. Good suspense throughout. Looking forward to the next installment. #MountTBR

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Wasn‘t sure I was going to like this one at first. Glad I stayed with it! Once I grasped the character dynamics and who was with who, I fell right into the story. Interesting story of people who have been best friends since college and now have teenagers. #MountTBR

Reggie That husband was horrible. Lol 3mo
NatalieR @Reggie I‘m with ya! 😆 3mo
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Reacher hooks up with his former elite crew from the Army as they work to solve the suspicious disappearances of some team members. Reacher never ceases to amaze me. #ReadingUSA2019 #Nevada

cariashley Love the peppers! 3mo
squirrelbrain I agree @cariashley - love the pic! 🧡 3mo
Librarybelle Nice! 3mo
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While I loved learning about Thoreau, this book really lacked momentum for me. (It took me forever to finish it!) The majority of the book focuses on his life pre Walden pond. Interesting...but I really connected with his knowledge and love of nature. I wish the author would have spent more time on his life in the woods. #MountTBR

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Wreckage | Emily Bleeker
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A story about survivors of a jet plane that crashed into the ocean. It reminded me a lot of the movie Castaway. I couldn‘t stop listening as the story switched back and forth from their time on the deserted island to after their rescue and returned home. The lies and secrets were enthralling! #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019 #Missouri (one survivor lived there)

squirrelbrain I read this a while ago - didn‘t love it, but liked it enough! 3mo
Librarybelle 👏👏👏 3mo
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So glad I finally read this one! Mitch Albom weaved a beautiful story of Frankie Presto‘s life from birth to death. A life filled with moments of happiness and even fame along with losses and tragedy. Parts of the story are told by famous musicians in attendance of Frankie‘s funeral. Clever writing style with lots of emotion and passion. 💜🎸 🎼 #MountTBR

jdiehr This is one of my top five favorite books 😊 3mo
NatalieR @jdiehr Wow! That‘s awesome! 3mo
BiblioLitten Pretty pic💕💜 3mo
NatalieR @BiblioLitten Thanks! 😊 3mo
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"G" Is for Gumshoe | Sue Grafton
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I can always count on Kinsey for an entertaining mystery. This one has two stories going at once; she‘s hired to find a missing mother and someone has been hired to kill her.

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I fell in love with this book and Alva Vanderbilt. 💛 I had no idea she was so instrumental in the women‘s suffrage movement. Her life is an incredible story and I am grateful for her efforts. I can‘t imagine living in that time period. The style and language of the story was very eloquent and era appropriate. 5🌟

ladym30 What a sweet face!❤️ 3mo
NatalieR @ladym30 Thanks! She is quite the cutie. 😊🐾💜 3mo
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Darktown: A Novel | Thomas Mullen
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Very well told story about the first African American police officers in Atlanta, pre Civil Rights. Full of characters that broke my heart, surprised me in a good way, and several I wanted to punch in the throat. Since moonshine repeatedly made appearances in the story, I thought I‘d include some in my picture. 😂 #MountTBR

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The Monster of Florence | Mario Spezi, Douglas J. Preston
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Fascinating true crime story with some unexpected aspects. I didn‘t know that the monster of Florence inspired Thomas Harris‘ Dr. Hannibal Lector novels. There are several references to TH. Also, the authors became a part of the case as the Italian authorities were not pleased with their research/investigation. #MountTBR

Hooked_on_books I loved this one! I thought the Italian police response to the authors was crazy. Now every time someone is accused of something in Italy I‘m highly skeptical. 3mo
Librarybelle This was so good! And yes, such a bizarre reaction from the Italian police. I totally agree with you, @Hooked_on_books ! 3mo
Trashcanman Is that your thumb? 3mo
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NatalieR @Trashcanman 🤣 Yes... I‘m a bit flexible. I didn‘t realize how weird it looks until you pointed it out! 3mo
Trashcanman @NatalieR I've been trying to mimic your thumbs flexibility. Tried for a half hour. Now my thumb hurts. Nice thumb. 3mo
NatalieR @Trashcanman You crack me up! Thanks for the compliment. 😳 Hope your thumb feels better! 😜 3mo
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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The story dragged a little bit for me in the beginning, but once things started rolling there was no stopping!! I loved the little gems throughout the story that only Stephen King can drop. He never ceases to amaze me! #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterO

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I recently discovered that I 💙 cozy mysteries. Thanks to Litsy, I learned about this incredible series set in one of my favorite lighthouses on the Outer Banks in NC!! This book is the first in the series and I quickly devoured it. It has a murder mystery, missing 1st ed. Jane Austen books, a library inside a lighthouse, a cat, and a dreamy apartment in the lighthouse. What more could I ask for?! #MountTBR

CaitlinR I‘ve never read cozy mysteries, but this summary has convinced me. 4mo
NatalieR @CaitlinR Aww... I sure hope you enjoy them! 😊 4mo
mabell I enjoy this series, and I think each is better than the last! 4mo
NatalieR @mabell Good to know! I already bought the series. 😬 4mo
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Hannibal | Thomas Harris
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I‘ve seen the movie a few times, years ago and glad I finally read the book. I just love the creepy, gory, and intellectual antics of Hannibal. 🖤

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Beautifully written in honor of our National Parks. TTW shares her personal experiences visiting several parks; Grand Teton, Theodore Roosevelt, Gettysburg, Gates of the Arctic, to name a few. She deepened my love for nature and fueled my anger towards people in power who make ignorant decisions to destroy it. #MountTBR #ReadingUSA2019 #Alaska

ladym30 Lovely photo! 4mo
Crazeedi I have to read this one!! 4mo
Crazeedi And your lilies are gorgeous! 4mo
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Pamwurtzler Pretty!! 4mo
squirrelbrain Lovely pic! 4mo
Hooked_on_books I have this one and keep meaning to get to it. I should bump it up the TBR. 4mo
NatalieR @Hooked_on_books I highly recommend it! I hope you enjoy it whenever you get to it. 😀 4mo
Librarybelle Stacking! 4mo
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The Border: A Novel | Don Winslow
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This trilogy, especially the final book, The Border, couldn‘t come closer to being a nonfiction book. I not only love Don Winslow‘s writing, he‘s incredibly knowledgeable about the cartel, our drug war, and dishonorable politicians. Amazing book! 5🌟 #ReadingUSA2019 #RhodeIsland (author from)

Christine Love him, and this book! And I didn‘t know he was from RI! He lives in my neck of the woods (San Diego) now, I think. 4mo
NatalieR @Christine Yes. According to Goodreads, he lives in SD! Lucky you!! Born in NYC, raised in RI. 4mo
Librarybelle Great review! 4mo
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Christine He supposedly sometimes hangs out in dive bars in a coastal town north of SD. My husband often surfs up there, and every time I‘m like “Did you see Don Winslow?!?” 😆 4mo
NatalieR @Christine That‘s awesome! I hope he gets to see him someday! 😎 4mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle Thanks! 😊 4mo
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A good summer read. A couple are on vacation at a cabin in #NewHampshire with their young daughter when a group of uninvited people show up to preach about an apocalypse. The dynamics of the characters shifted in unexpected ways. Am definitely surprised by evolution of the story. #ReadingUSA2019

Eggs Pretty 🌺 4mo
readordierachel I really liked this one too. It was relentless. 4mo
BarbaraBB Great! I‘m adding this on my list. I need New Hampshire too! 4mo
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Librarybelle I‘ve heard good things about this one...glad you liked it! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Cool! You know, I‘ve seen enough good reviews about this one, I may have to read it. 🤔 (edited) 4mo
NatalieR @Eggs Thanks! 😊 4mo
NatalieR @readordierachel Relentless...excellent adjective. 👍 4mo
NatalieR @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books Hope you both enjoy it! 😀 4mo
NatalieR @Librarybelle Thanks! 😀 4mo
squirrelbrain Sounds great! I can‘t remember if I need New Hampshire or not, so I‘ll stack it anyway! 😁👍 4mo
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The Troop | Nick Cutter
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Stephen King couldn‘t have been more correct when he said this book is not for the faint hearted. It takes a lot to freak me out or make me cringe when reading and this book scared the hell out of me! Excellent writing and WAY creepier than I expected. #MountTBR

vivastory I agree. This one really got under my skin. 4mo
LauraJ Yep, made my skin crawl. I loved it! 4mo
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The Dead Room | Robert Ellis
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A very good novel with a deep story. This isn‘t your typical book about an innocent man being arrested for a murder he didn‘t commit. The author takes the reader on a completely unexpected ride. Hang on to your seat and settle in for the journey. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterE. Happy Independence Day America! 🇺🇸

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Nice short story collection honoring Ray Bradbury. My favorite part is at the end of each story, the author writes about how Bradbury influenced them. As with any short story collection I read, I didn‘t love them all. #MountTBR

Skyrimir I have this reading gargoyle on my bookshelf too!!! 4mo
NatalieR @Skyrimir Awesome!!! 😀 4mo
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It amazes me how Lee Child can write these seriously intense stories. The plots are so detailed and brilliantly designed. In this installment, Jack Reacher is in NYC where he gets involved with ex-military guys to find a missing wife and her daughter.

Blaire I love lee child. The jack reacher books are my go-to go break out of a reading slump. I ration them so I‘ll always ha w one waiting. 5mo
NatalieR @Blaire Thankfully there are plenty of books in the series! 5mo
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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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I enjoyed this psychological thriller and give it a 4/5 🌟 rating. I was surprised by the ending. I didn‘t see that last twist coming and can understand why it didn‘t seem to impress others based on the reviews I‘ve read. It was a bit weird, but I can appreciate the effort to create something different for a very popular genre.

StayCurious Lovely flowers 💐 5mo
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Good as Gone | Amy Gentry
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Interesting novel. The story of what happens to a family after their 13-year-old daughter disappears and returns 8 years later. Definitely suspenseful as the story kept confusing me (in a good way) and changing my mind about what I thought was happening. #MountTBR #LitsyAtoZ #LetterG

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