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mystery

139 books.

The Moonstone

by: Wilkie Collins
Ave. Rating: 3.9
Pages: 528
Year Published: 2001 (1868)
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Missing Isaac

by: Valerie Fraser Luesse
Ave. Rating: 4.39
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2018
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Sadie

by: Courtney Summers
Ave. Rating: 4.09
Pages: 308
Year Published: 2018
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Flowers in the Attic (Dollanganger, #1)

by: V.C. Andrews
Ave. Rating: 3.83
Pages: 389
Year Published: 1979
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Deacon King Kong

by: James McBride
Ave. Rating: 4.21
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2020
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Verity

by: Colleen Hoover
Ave. Rating: 4.35
Pages: 314
Year Published: 2018
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The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1)

by: Jane Harper
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 331
Year Published: 2018 (2016)
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"Exciting, twisty, good characters. All around a great read!"
- katelynn
10/18/2019
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Bearskin

by: James A. McLaughlin
Ave. Rating: 3.76
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2018
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5)

by: Arthur Conan Doyle
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 256
Year Published: 2001 (1902)
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Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)

by: Leigh Bardugo
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 459
Year Published: 2019
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No One Knows

by: J.T. Ellison
Ave. Rating: 3.65
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2016
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Firekeeper's Daughter

by: Angeline Boulley
Ave. Rating: 4.4
Pages: 496
Year Published: 2021
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"I didn't totally connect with the protagonist, but I respected her and rooted for her from beginning to end. I loved the way the author immerses you in the native culture of Sault Sainte Marie - I learned so much. I feel like my perspective and understanding has grown. It's a beautifully crafted novel, which I would categorize in religious fiction, not fantasy. Although the elements of that are super minor. "
- katelynn
12/08/2021
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All Things Cease to Appear

by: Elizabeth Brundage
Ave. Rating: 3.7
Pages: 400
Year Published: 2016
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The Other Americans

by: Laila Lalami
Ave. Rating: 3.93
Pages: 320
Year Published: 2019
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The Sound of Glass

by: Karen White
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 432
Year Published: 2015
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The Lake House

by: Kate Morton
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 495
Year Published: 2015
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"This book was perfect until the very end. There was one detail that I would have left out - it was too kitschy. But I still give it 5 stars for the reading experience and for having such a well-crafted story. So many interesting twists and secrets - I was guessing until the end. One facet that I didn't appreciate that's also been in some of her other books is the way she manipulates your emotions to be absolutely fine with infidelity. It's not something that's beautiful and tragic - it's never good in any way.

Overall, fantastic book that I'm sure I'll read again and recommend to all!"
- katelynn
11/06/2015
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The Madwoman Upstairs

by: Catherine Lowell
Ave. Rating: 3.64
Pages: 339
Year Published: 2016
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Lady in the Lake

by: Laura Lippman
Ave. Rating: 3.52
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2019
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The Right Sort of Man (Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery #1)

by: Allison Montclair
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 320
Year Published: 2019
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)

by: Alan Bradley
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 374
Year Published: 2009
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"Such a fun read! One I can't wait to share with my children. The narrator is a strong, smart, scientific girl that I want my daughters to emulate! The story is engaging and funny and heartwarming."
- katelynn
03/10/2015

The House on Vesper Sands

by: Paraic O'Donnell
Ave. Rating: 3.48
Pages: 408
Year Published: 2021 (2018)
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A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1)

by: Elizabeth George
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 413
Year Published: 1989 (1988)
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In the Market for Murder (Lady Hardcastle Mysteries #2)

by: T.E. Kinsey
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 270
Year Published: 2016 (2015)
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The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1)

by: Oliver Pötzsch
Ave. Rating: 3.73
Pages: 448
Year Published: 2010 (2008)
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Big Lies in a Small Town

by: Diane Chamberlain
Ave. Rating: 4.1
Pages: 391
Year Published: 2020
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A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)

by: Arthur Conan Doyle
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 123
Year Published: 2005 (1887)
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The Muse

by: Jessie Burton
Ave. Rating: 3.84
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2016
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The Bombay Prince (Perveen Mistry #3)

by: Sujata Massey
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 360
Year Published: 2021
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"I think part of my issue with this book is user error - I didn't listen to the audio and I didn't take the time to get as immersed in the setting as I did with the last two. But also the writing felt stilted and awkward.

I don't think I'm giving up on Perveen yet, but we'll see."
- katelynn
07/09/2021

While Justice Sleeps

by: Stacey Abrams
Ave. Rating: 4
Pages: 367
Year Published: 2021
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Saint X

by: Alexis Schaitkin
Ave. Rating: 3.46
Pages: 343
Year Published: 2020
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The Secret Keeper

by: Kate Morton
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 484
Year Published: 2012
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"Although a little slower paced than Morton's other novels, it delivers the same depth of character and twisting plot lines I love so much. The ending was also very heartwarming, compared to the other endings of her novels which are generally tragic in nature."
- katelynn
08/05/2014

Piranesi

by: Susanna Clarke
Ave. Rating: 4.29
Pages: 245
Year Published: 2020
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The Perfect Couple

by: Elin Hilderbrand
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 480
Year Published: 2018
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The Forgetting Time

by: Sharon Guskin
Ave. Rating: 3.8
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2016
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What She Knew (Jim Clemo #1)

by: Gilly Macmillan
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 512
Year Published: 2015
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"So. Good. At first, I was concerned because it seemed really similar to Gone Girl, but the similarities fade away after the very beginning of the book. This story takes you on a journey about human nature and shows what we are capable of under the most trying of circumstances. Unlike Gone Girl, it explores characters who have flaws, but ultimately love each other and are trying their best to deal with tragedy. It was a redemptive, though sad story. I definitely had to keep more of an emotional distance from it than I usually do with books, since the story is about the abduction of a child and what his mother goes through as a result. It was so well-written; I will definitely look out for more from this author."
- katelynn
03/21/2017

The Gold Bug

by: Edgar Allan Poe
Ave. Rating: 3.74
Pages: 124
Year Published: 2007 (1842)
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The Satapur Moonstone (Perveen Mistry, #2)

by: Sujata Massey
Ave. Rating: 3.96
Pages: 360
Year Published: 2019
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"I liked this one even more than the first! The setting was EVERYTHING. I felt completely transported and obsessed with scenery, food and clothing descriptions. And as with the first book, the heroine is fantastic!"
- katelynn
05/05/2020

The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1)

by: Camilla Läckberg
Ave. Rating: 3.75
Pages: 393
Year Published: 2010 (2003)
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.24
Pages: 288
Year Published: 2006 (1926)
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The Enchanted

by: Rene Denfeld
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 233
Year Published: 2014
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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane (The Physick Book, #1)

by: Katherine Howe
Ave. Rating: 3.72
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2009
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The Death of Mrs. Westaway

by: Ruth Ware
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2018
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"A fantastic heroine, a thick and creepy atmosphere, and a twisty mystery - adds up to exactly my kind of book! I knew a few pages in that I would love the journey and I certainly did!"
- katelynn
08/24/2019
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The Marsh King's Daughter

by: Karen Dionne
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 310
Year Published: 2017
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A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #7)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 4.29
Pages: 339
Year Published: 2011
Date Read: 05/22/2021
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The Salt Garden

by: Cindy Martinusen Coloma
Ave. Rating: 3.78
Pages: 320
Year Published: 2007 (2004)
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Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 3.89
Pages: 293
Year Published: 2007 (2005)
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"I absolutely understand why people call this comfort reading. It's a murder mystery filled with beautiful, scenic imagery and endearing, complex characters. It's not often that I find a mystery that feels literary in the way it treats character development and relationships.

Although certainly not plot-driven, I'd call this a cozy and engaging read."
- katelynn
01/11/2019

Run Away

by: Harlan Coben
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2019
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Monday's Not Coming

by: Tiffany D. Jackson
Ave. Rating: 4.22
Pages: 448
Year Published: 2018
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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)

by: Tana French
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 429
Year Published: 2008 (2007)
Date Read: 02/05/2019
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The Disappearances

by: Emily Bain Murphy
Ave. Rating: 4.08
Pages: 388
Year Published: 2017
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"This story had all the elements to be something I'd really like. And I did enjoy a good bit of it. For me, the "YA-ness" kind of ruined it. It took me out of the setting (the dialog felt too modern) and broke the atmosphere.

Overall though, it's an enjoyable, interesting mystery with some good character relationships."
- katelynn
01/22/2020
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The Scarlet Pimpernel

by: Emmuska Orczy
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 182
Year Published: 2005 (1905)
Date Read: 07/14/2008
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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

by: Deepa Anappara
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2020
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A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #2)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 4.09
Pages: 311
Year Published: 2007 (2006)
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"Reading this story was just like being wrapped in a warm blanket. I CRAVED reading it. So strange that a story about murder could make you feel that way! The characters and atmosphere were so rich.

I connected with this novel a lot more than the first in the series. I'm finally starting to understand what all the fuss is about! "
- katelynn
12/26/2019
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Defending Jacob

by: William Landay
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 421
Year Published: 2012
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"Wow what an emotional ending - I feel like I'll be reeling for a while. What a well-written book - but definitely hard to read. It's unsettling and disturbing- especially as a parent. Not sure I'd re-read it, but it's definitely worth the first read. I'll be thinking about this book for a long time."
- katelynn
01/24/2015
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Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins, #1)

by: Walter Mosley
Ave. Rating: 3.89
Pages: 263
Year Published: 2002 (1990)
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I Liked My Life

by: Abby Fabiaschi
Ave. Rating: 4.16
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2017
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The Baker's Wife

by: Erin Healy
Ave. Rating: 3.69
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2011
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The Whisper Man

by: Alex North
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 355
Year Published: 2019
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Dial A for Aunties

by: Jesse Q. Sutanto
Ave. Rating: 3.88
Pages: 299
Year Published: 2021
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The Likeness (Dublin Murder Squad #2)

by: Tana French
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 470
Year Published: 2008
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"I just cannot believe I read this directly after The Secret History (SH). I had no idea that the basic story and themes are EXACTLY THE SAME. Blows my mind. There's no way that Tana French was not inspired by Donna Tartt's novel... it feels very, very weird.

That being said, I liked it way more. It was engaging and atmospheric. The characters were deeply flawed, but not despicable as in the SH. I understood and rooted for them still. There was true love among them. Cassie's journey so great to watch as well.

This was so well-done - characters and plot were fantastic!"
- katelynn
11/29/2019
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What I Saw and How I Lied

by: Judy Blundell
Ave. Rating: 3.52
Pages: 284
Year Published: 2008
Date Read: 12/31/2018
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The Dogs of Babel

by: Carolyn Parkhurst
Ave. Rating: 3.57
Pages: 278
Year Published: 2004 (2003)
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Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 4.33
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2010
Date Read: 02/11/2021
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)

by: Alan Bradley
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 364
Year Published: 2010
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On the Wrong Track (Holmes on the Range, #2)

by: Steve Hockensmith
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2007
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"3.5
This was a lot of fun, just like the first. It's a classic western with all of the best elements. I felt like I was watching a movie."
- katelynn
07/29/2020
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Lights All Night Long

by: Lydia Fitzpatrick
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 340
Year Published: 2020 (2019)
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The Westing Game

by: Ellen Raskin
Ave. Rating: 4.01
Pages: 182
Year Published: 2004 (1978)
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"3.5 - I struggled to follow this on audio, but otherwise it was really fun!"
- katelynn
07/16/2020

Your House Will Pay

by: Steph Cha
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 304
Year Published: 2019
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Ghosted

by: Rosie Walsh
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 337
Year Published: 2018
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Death on the Nile

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 214
Year Published: 1978 (1937)
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Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)

by: Jacqueline Winspear
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 292
Year Published: 2004 (2003)
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Only Ever Her

by: Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
Ave. Rating: 3.58
Pages: 279
Year Published: 2019
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Moonflower Murders (Susan Ryeland #2)

by: Anthony Horowitz
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 608
Year Published: 2020
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A Deeper Darkness (Dr. Samantha Owens, #1)

by: J.T. Ellison
Ave. Rating: 3.93
Pages: 391
Year Published: 2012
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Watching from the Dark (DCI Jonah Sheens, #2)

by: Gytha Lodge
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2020
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Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

by: Matthew J. Sullivan
Ave. Rating: 3.79
Pages: 328
Year Published: 2017
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Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)

by: Tana French
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 416
Year Published: 2010
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The Mother-in-Law

by: Sally Hepworth
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 340
Year Published: 2019
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"I started this book expecting a thriller. Like a thriller, it is fast-paced and I didn’t want to put it down. But other than that it is mostly a family drama. I was so happy to be mis-informed! The drama was so real, so honest and believable. The relational complications were nuanced and explored with grace and understanding. I was so happy with what the author developed between the lead women - it was really lovely."
- katelynn
06/30/2019
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1)

by: Alexander McCall Smith
Ave. Rating: 3.8
Pages: 235
Year Published: 2003 (1998)
Date Read: 06/01/2008
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I Let You Go

by: Clare Mackintosh
Ave. Rating: 4.05
Pages: 371
Year Published: 2014
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"4.5

Hard to read at times, but man, so so good! I could’ve done with less violence and one of the twists at the end was just a little too much, otherwise it would’ve been 5 stars from me.

Oh, also, the second half involves first-person perspective from an abuser and it was disturbing. No thank you, did not like that. (But also, it was a great book, so I'm confused)"
- katelynn
07/15/2021
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Force of Nature (Aaron Falk, #2)

by: Jane Harper
Ave. Rating: 3.84
Pages: 326
Year Published: 2018 (2017)
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"This story has everything that makes a high-quality thriller: fantastic setting, a twisty plot that keeps you guessing, ATMOSPHERE out my ears, and complicated relationships that explore tough and relatable issues. Just as in The Dry, the location was a character itself. Fantastic!"
- katelynn
11/18/2020
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The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #8)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 4.18
Pages: 373
Year Published: 2013 (2012)
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The Summer Wives

by: Beatriz Williams
Ave. Rating: 3.73
Pages: 389
Year Published: 2018
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Meet Your Baker (A Bakeshop Mystery, #1)

by: Ellie Alexander
Ave. Rating: 3.91
Pages: 307
Year Published: 2014
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Bloodtree River

by: Sarah Barrie
Ave. Rating: 4.18
Pages: 352
Year Published: 2018
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Magpie Murders (Susan Ryeland, #1)

by: Anthony Horowitz
Ave. Rating: 3.94
Pages: 498
Year Published: 2017 (2016)
Date Read: 05/12/2021
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In Cold Blood

by: Truman Capote
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 343
Year Published: 1994 (1965)
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If We Were Villains

by: M.L. Rio
Ave. Rating: 4.15
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2017
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Death at La Fenice (Commissario Brunetti, #1)

by: Donna Leon
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 270
Year Published: 2004 (1992)
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Lady Audley's Secret

by: Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 455
Year Published: 1987 (1862)
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The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1)

by: Alexander McCall Smith
Ave. Rating: 3.36
Pages: 272
Year Published: 2005 (2004)
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"Slow to start, but it got better. "
- katelynn
05/08/2015

Named of the Dragon

by: Susanna Kearsley
Ave. Rating: 3.82
Pages: 295
Year Published: 1999 (1998)
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The Wife Upstairs

by: Rachel Hawkins
Ave. Rating: 3.78
Pages: 290
Year Published: 2021
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Before the Fall

by: Noah Hawley
Ave. Rating: 3.72
Pages: 391
Year Published: 2016
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"3 stars because it kept me interested till the end - I wanted to know the whole story. Otherwise, I didn’t really like any of the characters - which isn’t a requirement, but there were so many I couldn’t really go deep with any one. I guess I just don’t understand the author’s point. What was he trying to do here?"
- katelynn
08/17/2019

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1)

by: Elle Cosimano
Ave. Rating: 4.04
Pages: 368
Year Published: 2021
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The Lost Book of the Grail

by: Charlie Lovett
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 321
Year Published: 2017
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The Lovely Bones

by: Alice Sebold
Ave. Rating: 3.83
Pages: 372
Year Published: 2006 (2002)
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"Tough to listen to - probably a bit over the line for what I usually read. It was very well written though. The family relationships, the way they break apart and come together, make it a worthwhile read. There were some elements that were a little too fantastical for me – it just seemed out of the tone of the rest of her novel. Also kind of creepy and weird."
- katelynn
04/04/2019

Strike Me Down

by: Mindy Mejia
Ave. Rating: 3.37
Pages: 337
Year Published: 2020
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Assaulted Caramel (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, #1)

by: Amanda Flower
Ave. Rating: 3.99
Pages: 328
Year Published: 2017
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Where the Forest Meets the Stars

by: Glendy Vanderah
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 332
Year Published: 2019
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The Deptford Trilogy: Fifth Business/The Manticore/World of Wonders

by: Robertson Davies
Ave. Rating: 4.32
Pages: 874
Year Published: 1983 (1975)
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His Bloody Project: Documents Relating to the Case of Roderick Macrae

by: Graeme Macrae Burnet
Ave. Rating: 3.92
Pages: 280
Year Published: 2015
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The Plague of Doves

by: Louise Erdrich
Ave. Rating: 3.78
Pages: 313
Year Published: 2008
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Crooked House

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.06
Pages: 276
Year Published: 2002 (1949)
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A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 4.19
Pages: 322
Year Published: 2009 (2008)
Date Read: 06/25/2020
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A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell, #3)

by: Deanna Raybourn
Ave. Rating: 4.2
Pages: 308
Year Published: 2018
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Two Girls Down (Alice Vega, #1)

by: Louisa Luna
Ave. Rating: 3.85
Pages: 311
Year Published: 2018
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Destination Unknown (Agatha Christie Mysteries Collection)

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 3.68
Pages: 292
Year Published: 2010 (1954)
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The Pelican Brief

by: John Grisham
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 400
Year Published: 2006 (1992)
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Holmes on the Range (Holmes on the Range, #1)

by: Steve Hockensmith
Ave. Rating: 3.86
Pages: 294
Year Published: 2007 (2006)
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"This one was a lot of fun! Stayed interesting all the way through. Funny and heartwarming characters and a mystery that was not at all obvious."
- katelynn
04/22/2017
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The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 4.22
Pages: 372
Year Published: 2009
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"This was a shocker for me - I can't believe she did what she did! Wow.

But another cozy, wonderful Gamache story. I loved every minute. Certain parts were so moving I had to pause, take a moment to get it together. All from a mystery novel! What Penny does with these books is really special."
- katelynn
09/26/2020

We Begin at the End

by: Chris Whitaker
Ave. Rating: 4.19
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2021 (2020)
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Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #10)

by: Dorothy L. Sayers
Ave. Rating: 4.21
Pages: 501
Year Published: 1995 (1935)
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Disappearing Earth

by: Julia Phillips
Ave. Rating: 3.87
Pages: 312
Year Published: 2019
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And Then There Were None

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.26
Pages: 264
Year Published: 2004 (1939)
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"I don't know why, but I had this book really built up in my mind, and it was somewhat of a let-down after that. What I enjoyed: it had much more atmosphere than most Christie novels. The action happened throughout the novel instead of just at the beginning. I was really freaked out throughout (which is a good thing). Certain elements of the story (that involved the deaths of children in the past - not a spoiler, I promise) I had to separate from emotionally. For obvious reasons. That took me out of the story somewhat.

Also, I was able to guess the ending based on some fairly clear clues. I was high-fiving myself over that one! Although it was rather disappointing to not be surprised.

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- katelynn
04/27/2018
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Big Little Lies

by: Liane Moriarty
Ave. Rating: 4.28
Pages: 458
Year Published: 2014
Date Read: 09/19/2018
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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)

by: Tana French
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 429
Year Published: 2008 (2007)
Date Read: 02/05/2019
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Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #18)

by: Agatha Christie
Ave. Rating: 4.11
Pages: 214
Year Published: 1978 (1937)
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"What a fun ride! Great psychology in this one. And I did not expect the conclusion at all."
- katelynn
10/21/2021

The Unseen

by: Katherine Webb
Ave. Rating: 3.74
Pages: 464
Year Published: 2012 (2011)
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The Girl on the Cliff

by: Lucinda Riley
Ave. Rating: 4.02
Pages: 576
Year Published: 2011
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The Devil in the White City

by: Erik Larson
Ave. Rating: 3.98
Pages: 0
Year Published: 2003
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All This I Will Give to You

by: Dolores Redondo
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 490
Year Published: 2018 (2016)
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"This is a long, complicated mystery with fantastic characters. The setting was so different than any other I've read which was fun. Definitely makes me want to visit a Spanish vineyard on a river!

And the mystery.. I just had NO idea what was going on. There were layers on layers. Phew.

It would've been 5 stars if not for (1) it got pretty dark towards the end and (2) it dragged a bit. It's also almost 500 pages so goodness, it's a commitment. I'd say it's a worthwhile commitment but there are content/trigger warnings a'pleanty!"
- katelynn
05/18/2020
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All the Missing Girls

by: Megan Miranda
Ave. Rating: 3.77
Pages: 384
Year Published: 2016
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"Super interesting and engaging listen! Just what I love in an audiobook. Cool (if somewhat confusing) format of telling the story backwards - like the movie Momento. The mystery of it kept me guessing and the ending was satisfying, although sad."
- katelynn
03/27/2019
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The Widows of Malabar Hill (Perveen Mistry, #1)

by: Sujata Massey
Ave. Rating: 3.93
Pages: 401
Year Published: 2018
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"This was such an interesting read. It definitely immerses you in the culture and delivers a fun, twisty mystery. The heroine was plucky and intelligent and easy to root for!"
- katelynn
03/17/2020
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A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1)

by: Deanna Raybourn
Ave. Rating: 3.95
Pages: 339
Year Published: 2016 (2015)
Date Read: 11/29/2018
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The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant, #5)

by: Josephine Tey
Ave. Rating: 3.93
Pages: 206
Year Published: 1995 (1951)
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Magic Hour

by: Kristin Hannah
Ave. Rating: 4.13
Pages: 451
Year Published: 2007 (2006)
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The Familiar Dark

by: Amy Engel
Ave. Rating: 3.74
Pages: 256
Year Published: 2020
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The Cruelest Month (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #3)

by: Louise Penny
Ave. Rating: 4.14
Pages: 310
Year Published: 2008 (2007)
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"4.5

I came the realization about halfway through this book that this is a series I will read again. Which gave me immense relief because at times I find the writing confusing which is the ONLY criticism I have of this series.

I will read these books again, along with Anne of Green Gables and Narnia and Harry Potter.

Just like in Avonlea, Penny has created a place you want to move to. You want to sit around the fire with these people, eat their food and laugh with them. The magic of these stories is that the mystery is almost secondary to the relationships. The breakthrough with Armand and Beauvoir had me in tears."
- katelynn
05/06/2020
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A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell, #2)

by: Deanna Raybourn
Ave. Rating: 4.12
Pages: 338
Year Published: 2017
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"The second book in a series with a great protagonist. Veronica is so much fun and this book was a breeze to get through. Very engaging and interesting, but not at all believable. I found the sexual discussions just gratuitous and dumb - there for shock value only. And there was just so much of it! Here's to hoping Book 3 gets better - I'm holding out for Veronica's sake!"
- katelynn
06/15/2019