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The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton

From the book flap: Evelyn Hardcastle will die. Every day until Aiden Bishop can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest. And some … Continue reading

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The Retreat, by Mark Edwards

Lucas is off to a writers’ retreat in Wales, very near where he spent the first few years of his life. He’s a horror writer hoping for inspiration, but doesn’t expect the house of his retreat to be embroiled in … Continue reading

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Gut Reactions, by Simon Quellen Field (audio)

Subtitled: The Science of Weight Gain or Loss Two notes before I begin. First, this is not a diet book or a self-help book. This is a book (primarily) about body science, dealing with the complexities and intricacies that make … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Stair, by Maureen Johnson (audio)

This is the much-anticipated (by me) sequel to Truly Devious, and so I won’t say anything about the plot and give things away for the first book. This is a double mystery, after all! When I read Truly Devious last … Continue reading

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An Unwanted Guest, by Shari Lapena

A collection of guests are snowed in at a quaint luxury hotel in the Catskills. When one of them dies, it looks like an accident…but then another is quite obviously murdered. Terror ensues. I grabbed this one off my library’s … Continue reading

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Love a la Mode, by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Henry and Rosie meet on a plane to Paris, where they’re both new students of a specialty culinary high school. They fall in love-at-first-sight, of course, as you’d expect, but you know things can’t be that easy. This was a … Continue reading

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Callback: Return of the Native

Back in 2010, I read Return of the Native for the first time. A few comments about that. First, it was my first read of Hardy since Tess of the D’Urbervilles in 2006. I’d been scared to read more by … Continue reading

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