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Stolen | Ann-Heln Laestadius
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Superbly cool! This one is on NG now! A book about the Swedish Saami people. Book of the year 2021 in Sweden.

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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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Superbly cool walking the streets of de Cervantes! So many statues and places are dedicated to him. He also has a street named after him, and this is the house where he lived and died.

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On NetGalley now! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

squirrelbrain Ooh thank you! Just been and requested… last time was the first time I got one of hers, so fingers crossed! 7d
Tove_Reads @squirrelbrain I think you will, because you‘re early! I got this one in a few minutes 7d
squirrelbrain Ha! Just got mine approved too! Are you jealous @trishb?! - I‘ll bring my Kindle this weekend, then you can read it while I‘m reading the Stephen King! 😁 7d
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Tove_Reads @squirrelbrain 🤣🤣🤣 7d
TrishB Very jealous - no pressure 😁 7d
squirrelbrain Just discovered my Kindle is kaput @TrishB so I may be making false promises, unless I can wake it up again! 7d
TrishB Oh no!! Another 20 books packed by Helen….just in case. 7d
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In Too Deep | Simon McCleave
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On #netgalley 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉

EadieB Oh great! 1w
Tove_Reads I didn‘t get it 😭 first one ever from Avon. I think I‘ll only request from bookouture in the future, since they don‘t care that my home address is not in 🇬🇧 or 🇺🇸 @andrew65 @eadieb 1w
EadieB @Tove_Reads I was turned down too! 1w
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EadieB @Tove_Reads I know but oh well! 1w
Andrew65 I only spotted it this morning so still waiting to hear but doesn‘t sound positive. Bookouture are great for approving. @EadieB @Tove_Reads

Requested two Avon books so will see what happens to both.
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Andrew65 I only spotted it this morning so still waiting to hear but doesn‘t sound positive. Bookouture are great for approving. @EadieB @Tove_Reads

Requested two Avon books so will see what happens to both.
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Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel
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Sad news 😭 Rest In Peace 📚

TheBookHippie I saw this when I woke up, so incredibly sad. 2w
CarolynM 😢 1w
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This is such a great idea! I wish everyone would do this 👍🏽

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Operaatio Troijalainen | Christian Rnnbacka
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Turns out someone I know is part of this book series! I soooo need to read these books now! 😃😳😱

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Selfies | Jussi Adler-Olsen
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Jussi Adler-Olsen says he wrote Carl the way he is because he himself is like Carl 😃 Actually, his name is Carl. Morck comes from a man he befriended when he was a boy. This man had murdered his wife. Apparently the policemen in Denmark are crazy about his books.

EadieB Interesting! I just got approved to read his last book on NetGalley! 3w
AnneCecilie Interesting. His newest book is on its way to me in the library system. 3w
Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie I read it awhile back. 3w
EadieB This is the US published 9/27/22 version. @Tove_Reads @AnneCecilie (edited) 3w
Andrew65 I need to read the ARC of The Shadow Murders. 3w
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Unwanted | Kristina Ohlsson
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Swedish crime novelists interviewed by a Finnish crime novelist 🙂

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Nightblind | Ragnar Jonasson
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Crime lit fest with Ragnar Jonasson 😊

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Waiting for the Moon | Kristin Hannah
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Halfway through this one. It is weird.

EadieB Oh great! 3w
Andrew65 Not got there yet. Weird in what way? 2w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 it‘s definitely different, about a “healer” and an “old timey loony bin”. I think it better explains it than it‘s about a doctor and a mental health institution. 2w
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Tove_Reads @EadieB @andrew65 Hopefully the next Hannah is good. This one is my least favourite of the ones I‘ve read. 2w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Oh my! Doesn't sound good to me! @Andrew65 2w
Andrew65 @EadieB that‘s very disappointing. 2w
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13th book in the series, 14th published in February. Continues from the horrible ending of book 12, and ends with what will happen in the next one. Can‘t reveal any details. A lot is going on in this book, both work wise and in the Detectives‘ lives. Georgie is an interesting add to the team, and we learn quite a lot about her.

EadieB Interesting! 3w
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Not on Litsy yet, but on #NetGalley! I would request, but the publisher won‘t give me the pleasure of reading their books because I don‘t live in 🇬🇧 or 🇺🇸. It‘s weird though since I review on Amazon UK 🤷🏼‍♀️ @Andrew65 and @EadieB go for it!

EadieB That's a bit crazy! Tell them you are a member of NATO! lol 3w
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The Winter Killer | Alex Pine
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#SuperSeptember #readathon I can finally take part in a readathon, although I have some really busy days ahead, so going for only these seven books @Andrew65

Tove_Reads Already changed my mind - will probably read 1-2 before the readathon 🤣 @andrew65 3w
Tove_Reads Will have to add two others 3w
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Just bought this set 😊 High praises on Goodreads. I have soon finished the Ruth Hunter series set in Wales, and I think series might be a perfect way for me to keep up with murders in Northern Wales 😍

Andrew65 😂 I went on holiday in North Wales last month, clearly lucky to get out alive🤪 3w
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Luckily you didn‘t end up in the next book! 3w
EadieB Looks interesting! Just bought the books! Will probably read them next month while vacationing in the outerbanks of North Carolina! (edited) 3w
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TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 will have a look later. 3w
Tove_Reads @EadieB I‘ve read a book written by him and I liked it. It was very different though. But based on GR reviews it looks like the series is for us! 3w
EadieB @Tove_Reads Great! Can‘t wait to read it! 3w
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The Chirk Castle Killings | Simon McCleave
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When it comes to McCleave you just know the ending will haunt you! Luckily the next book is published next week. Now the series is back on track with local(ish) crime, and typical detective work, and I enjoy it! Sarah is back, her mother is part of the book as well, and there are some other interesting personal touches. Interesting to see where it‘s all heading!

EadieB Sounds good! 4w
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The Chirk Castle Killings | Simon McCleave
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Finally time to read after an exhausting move! But, I love the new home! ❣️Finished Hildur, was OK, reading My Darling daughter, will read the tagged one next, and looooved Catch her death and Her Bleeding heart! My review: https://tovereads.wordpress.com/2022/09/09/catch-her-death/

EadieB I‘m reading Catch Her Death next but had to finish Gone to Her Grave first! Love Wendy Dranfield! (edited) 4w
Tove_Reads @eadieb She is absolutely fantastic! 4w
EadieB @Tove_Reads I agree! Had to read book 1-4 before Book 5 on NetGalley! Enjoyed them very much! 4w
Tove_Reads @eadieb Definitely a series to be read in order! 4w
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None but the Dead | Lin Anderson
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Way better than the previous ones in the series. Was too long, but I can live with that. Set on the windy and rainy island of Sanday in Scotland it brought back the feeling of police work, forensics, and that the characters were back as full fledged members of the book, not just side characters. I could feel the weather and its changes when I was reading the book. Hope the series gets better again!

EadieB Sounds good! 1mo
Tove_Reads @EadieB Wasn‘t perfect or as good as the best one in the series, but way better than the worst. No witches or weirdness. Plus, Rhona was not sidelined. Loved the island! 1mo
EadieB Great! 1mo
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None but the Dead | Lin Anderson
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Book 11 seems a bit better than the previous ones. It is set on the island of Sanday which is refreshing. Rhona has a bigger role, and there are some interesting island characters. I‘m about 150 pages in and it‘s been a nice read this far albeit could have been a bit shorter.

Andrew65 That‘s good to hear, ?I‘m a bit behind on this series. 1mo
EadieB I need to read the one before this one. 1mo
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Written in Blood | Chris Carter
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Not only did I miss Coben, but Carter too ❣️❣️❣️ Bring it on, Robert Hunter, I am waiting to be shocked!

EadieB Need to read this soon! 1mo
Andrew65 Great books. 1mo
Andrew65 Great books. 1mo
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Six Years | Harlan Coben
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I have really been missing my dose of Coben, and there‘s only one cure to take care of this!

Andrew65 A good read! Enjoy. 1mo
EadieB I‘ve read this too! 1mo
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Not yet on NG, but OMG!!! Yes, yes, yes, I want to read it! Thank you One More Chapter 🎉❣️😍

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Two horrible days of moving and cleaning behind me, and a massive mess at the new place… need to read something I‘ll absolutely love, so Madison Harper it is! ❣️❣️

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In Too Deep | Simon McCleave
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Whoop! New Anglesey book coming out in January!

EadieB That's cool. We will have to read that series too! 1mo
Tove_Reads I‘ve read the first one, and so has @Andrew65. It was on NG UK. 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I‘ve read The Dark Tide too. In Too Deep isn‘t on NG. The 3rd book Blood on the Shore is coming out in 2023. (edited) 1mo
Andrew65 He is a very productive writer. 1mo
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The Rising Tide | Ann Cleeves
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Moving sucks big time, but I am already looking forward to the amazing books I‘ll read soon! ❣️❣️❣️ Also… trip to Spain in a month 🎉🎉🎉 But… I already see myself after a sauna in front of my fireplace sipping tea or wine, having some chocolate, and reading like there is no tomorrow!!!! What books are you looking forward to read this autumn?

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Check this one out! Ama UK and US! New series to me 🙂

TrishB 👍🏻 1mo
EadieB Thanks! I got it! 1mo
Andrew65 Thanks, just got hold of it. 1mo
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The River Seine Killings | Simon McCleave
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Finally some answers! We get to meet Sarah and hear her gruesome story. Ruth travels to Paris to find out the truth, Nick follows her. Things do not go smoothly. I like the fast pace and to finally find out the truth, but to be honest the “Ben Hope kind of action thriller” part was a bit too much, and not really believable.

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The River Seine Killings | Simon McCleave
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Finally! It‘s time for us readers and Ruth to find out the truth!

EadieB Oh boy! The truth about Sarah! 1mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Indeed! Can‘t help it, but my heart goes out to Sian. 💔❤️‍🩹 1mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Ah Sian! But she died and won‘t be back to life anytime soon! 1mo
Andrew65 Didn‘t know the River Seine was in North Wales 😂 1mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 About time you get your European geography updated!!! 1mo
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The Special Dead | Lin Anderson
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I don‘t know what happened to this series, but I don‘t like it. This book was way too long, odd, and boring. I want more Rhona, but she‘s been a second-rate character in the last some books. Did not care for the plot at all.

Andrew65 A real shame what is happening to this series. The series started off as quick and pacy reads. 🤷‍♂️ 1mo
EadieB She has ruined a good series! Bah! 1mo
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The Special Dead | Lin Anderson
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Not sure about this one either… the first 150 pages could have been 50 pages. Still, people seems to like this book, so let‘s hope it gets better!

EadieB Interesting! Hope they do get better! 1mo
Andrew65 I‘m a bit behind on this series. 1mo
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Hah! We will read this series as buddy reads later on this year, and now the first book is on sale on Amazon UK! At least @Andrew65 and @TrishB might be interested.

Andrew65 I‘m hoping to get this when we read them on Kindle Unlimited so keeping my powder dry. (edited) 1mo
TrishB I‘ll have a look! 1mo
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Are these three series we plan on reading in the nearish future (after Simon, Lin, and Kristin)? Or did we have other series planned? Trying to plan ahead 😊

Andrew65 Yes to Rebecca Shaw. My library doesn‘t have the other two so would need to read the series intensively (at least one a week) to make it worthwhile buying a short term Kindle Unlimited subscription. 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Rigby‘s first 3 were super cheap when I bought them. I hear you though. I‘ll just have to buy the ones I don‘t have… how much is unlimited? I might need to do the same. A Dylan marathon. The series sounds soooo good. Naturally up for other series as well, because there are so many great ones out there (edited) 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I wouldn‘t mind doing a Kindle unlimited for a month with just reading books from there that are on my to read list, nothing else then. If I would do a book a day that would be brilliant! Not that my list of those kind of books would only be 30… 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 Do you think we could plan ahead and do a kindle unlimited marathon? Heeeey… great Litsy idea as well 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I can do these books whenever! 2mo
Andrew65 @tove_reads In the UK it is £7.99 per month, but if not had free trial recently you can get a 30 day free trial. As a Prime member I am approaching the end of a 3 month free trial (21st September) and has allowed me to read all the Simon McCleave books free and up to book 8 in the Lin Anderson series, amongst others. 2mo
Andrew65 We could read all the Dylan books (5) in a month. Definitely up for a Kindle Unlimited marathon, there‘s a readathon in there somewhere, or a binge series read readathon.

On another note got approved for the Jussi Adler-Olsen book today.
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 would be up for it towards the end of the year. Need to work out a doable schedule for all our group reads 😊 Maybe others would like to join. 2mo
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Waiting for the Moon | Kristin Hannah
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Is this our September Hannah?

Andrew65 Let‘s hope it is an improvement. 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Indeed! 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Hopefully it will be better than the last one! 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb 🤞🏼It sounds weird, but then people say good things about it. 2mo
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🙌 🙌 This book is on NetGalley tight now! Amazing! 🥰❤️🥳

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Another good read in the DI Ruth Hunter series. A overly flirty rugby coach is killed, and there are many with a motive. Nicely paced book with interesting characters, and a good plot. I sometimes wonder how northern Wales can be this filled with secrets and murders. Highly recommended book and series! Sarah, it‘s time, right??

EadieB Finally, a good one! 2mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Good that they have got back to more conventional crime books. 2mo
EadieB @Andrew65 yes that is good! 2mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 have you seen Helen Phifer‘s and Alex Pine‘s new books on NG? 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Thanks just requested them, and was literally approved for the Helen Phifer book in minutes. 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I requested it and 10 s later got it 🤣 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads wish other publishers were as quick, still waiting for an answer from some months on. 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Bookoutre is the best! 2mo
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I‘d like to remind/tell everyone who buys from Jeff Bezos. Always it from the Smile Amazon site, and pick a great organization you‘d like to support! There are so many good ones to choose from! Buying books and donating money for a good cause 👍🏽❣️🎉

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Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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No. Just no. Boring and predictable, poorly written, and people constantly questioning their lives and choices they‘ve made, or were made for them. Repetitive. My least favourite Hannah.

EadieB @Tove_Reads I agree wholeheartedly! 2mo
Andrew65 Phew! Thought it might just be me. Glad i did this one as an audiobook. 2mo
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Found this intriguing series today. It‘s amazing how many authors I‘ve never heard of. Happy to know I will not run out of books to read. Sad to know I‘ll never be able to read them all!

DivineDiana That‘s exactly how I feel! ❤️ 2mo
TrishB Yep! 2mo
Suet624 It always surprises me too. 2mo
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Distant Shores | Kristin Hannah
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Reading Distant Shores with @Andrew65 and @EadieB. I‘m about halfway through. So far it is ok, not one of her best books.

EadieB @Tove_Reads Reading it today too! 2mo
Andrew65 Currently reading this. 2mo
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* Not book related * A bit of a different day today with these guys 😀 Not much time to read, but feels good to be part of a huge event once again. It‘s been so long, feels like forever.

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Why have I not heard of this series? Excellent ratings!

EadieB Looks good! 2mo
TrishB Another I haven‘t heard of either! 2mo
Andrew65 All these unknown books, such great undiscovered authors out there. 2mo
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Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb We need to start thinking about which authors to read next. 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I ordered this book! 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Most definitely a series I‘m interested in! Also 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I own books 1-3 on this one too! 2mo
Andrew65 Another one I don‘t know. 2mo
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The Menai Bridge Killings | Simon McCleave
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The ending… Both things that happened 🫣 so yeah, yet another great read in the DI Ruth Hunter series! This book kept me hooked from the beginning, and the pace was just perfect. Really enjoyable read! I am a bit worried about Nick, and I‘m not talking about alcohol this time. I need to get my hands on the next book asap! Great detective and police procedural series that I highly recommend!

LeeRHarry Had no idea these were set in Snowdonia/North Wales - I have spent a lot of time there due to family - will have to check them out 😊 2mo
Andrew65 just started this today as am currently on Anglesey and been in North Wales fir the past week. 2mo
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The Menai Bridge Killings | Simon McCleave
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I love this series! Feels like going home when I open up a new book in the series. Seems like a really good one! 😍

Andrew65 I have this waiting for me, hope to get to it in the next day or two. 2mo
EadieB I think I‘m going to read it today! 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb Another good one! 😊 2mo
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Paths of the Dead | Lin Anderson
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Not sure I like where this series is going. This is in between a pick and so-so. Better than the previous one. This one was, once again, too long. The book list focus at some point. I thought this was a series about Rhona, but this book was more about the superbly annoying McNab. Not ready to give up on these books, but I really hope the next one will be better.

EadieB @Tove_Reads Can‘t quit now, too far in! 2mo
Andrew65 Have felt a little bit of drift i nthe series and not read the last two yet. 2mo
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Paths of the Dead | Lin Anderson
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Started reading this one, the 9th book in the Rhona MacLeod series. This one seems better than the previous one. Pace is also a lot better, at least the first 100 pages.

EadieB @Tove_Reads Great! Good to hear! 2mo
Andrew65 Not got hold of this one yet. 2mo
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Ever read this series?

TrishB Not heard of it before- only 77p on kindle 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Tove_Reads @TrishB Paid for my new home today and all the bs closing thingies, so 77p is seriously nothing 😅😂 2mo
TrishB 😂😂 I don‘t think I can buy a cup of tea for 77p! 2mo
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Tove_Reads @TrishB Such a random price 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I just bought book 1 (edited) 2mo
Andrew65 Not heard of this. 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Me too! 2mo
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Talk of the Village | Rebecca Shaw
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This map is for @Andrew65 who loves book maps!

Andrew65 You are so right, what better than a map of the village, gives a better context for the reading about the village. 2mo
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The New Rector | Rebecca Shaw
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Found this trilogy. Had no clue I owned this book 🤷🏼😝 Has @Andrew65 or @EadieB read?

EadieB @Tove_Reads I haven‘t read it! 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Sounds like a real feel good English country series. I bet we‘d love them. Can you get hold of them? 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I think I might have a copy but I‘ll have to check. Sounds familiar! 2mo
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Tove_Reads @eadieb I have to say that I really enjoy these books before social media and Internet. There‘s a feeling of, I don‘t know, belonging? 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I just found my copy! 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Awesome! The first book or the same edition as mine? 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads same edition as yours! 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Fantastic! I see buddy reads in the future! I‘m positive @andrew65 can get hold of these! 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I think Andrew may have read it and that‘s why I got a copy! 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb Maybe someone else wants to join us? 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads the more, the merrier! 2mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb I think they are fairly easy reads, short, quirky village people. What‘s not to like? 2mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Right! 2mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads @Eadieb I actually spent a few years collecting all of this series but so far have only read the first one I think and a book much later in the series. Certainly would be up for reading them. 2mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 👍🏽 2mo
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HAWAII | JAMES MICHENER
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Going through all my books and realized I have three unread Micheners. He has written so many books, most of them insanely long.

TheSpineView I read both Alaska and Hawaii. They were good. I have had Space on my TBR backlog a Long time!📚📚📚 2mo
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Any books published August-December 2022 you are looking forward to read? I have many superbly intriguing ones, here are six of them ❣️❣️❣️❣️

ShyBookOwl Yes! 🤗 Over My Dead Body by Sweeny Boo and Love in the Time of Serial Killers and 2mo
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