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The Last Act
4.03
it was amazing
There's just something so self-affirming about giving yourself a five-star review.

(That said: I really did like this book. I don't know if the
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Feb 04, 2019
 
Closer Than You Know
4.07
it was amazing
This is a great book. Once you start, you won't be able to put it down.

(What did you think I was going to say? That it sucked?)
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Apr 04, 2018
 
Say Nothing
3.95
it was amazing
Author's Guarantee:

I cried when I wrote the end of this book, and you'll cry when you read it.
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Apr 04, 2018
 
The Force
4.10
it was amazing
Damn, Don. I absolutely loved this book, which is written from a deep understanding of law enforcement (admittedly, mostly its underside) and of the ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Saving Meghan
3.91
it was amazing
I write thrillers for a living. I know (most of) the tricks. This one kept me guessing—and turning pages furiously—the whole time. And yet even though ...more
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Apr 22, 2019
 
November Road
3.85
it was amazing
Terrific writing. Memorable characters. An engrossing plot. I pretty much inhaled this novel. Berney is brilliant.
Oct 16, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
 
The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme, #1)
4.19
it was amazing
Lincoln Rhyme is one of the great characters in all of crime fiction--a qudriplegic who is somehow not sympathetic AT ALL, because he's such a pain in ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
4.24
it was amazing
I’ve always been an optimist and it used to make me feel like an intellectual lightweight. Surely, a thoughtful, serious-minded person must believe ...more
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Apr 04, 2018
 
Bluebird, Bluebird (Highway 59, #1)
3.84
it was amazing
Rich in atmosphere, laden with nuanced characterization, peppered with delightful turns of phrase. . . Attica Locke is so good she could write the ...more
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May 03, 2018
 
The Power of the Dog
4.37
it was amazing
Don Winslow is a damn genius. This book took him six years to research and write, and if you're the fortunate reader of it, it was worth every ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
No Time for Goodbye
4.01
it was amazing
This never quite caught on in America... but it was the No. 1 book in the UK the year it came out. And for good readon. Linwood is a fantastic writer ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Lock Artist
3.97
it was amazing
This is nothing short of one of the best works of crime fiction of the 21st Century. The structure of this novel is the author equivalent of a perfect ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Passenger
3.70
it was amazing
A terrific woman-on-the-run novel. I've never read a Lisa Lutz novel I didn't adore.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
You Will Know Me
3.42
it was amazing
You will never look at or think of youth sports the same way again. Reading Megan Abbott is like taking a master class in characterization, and Dylan, ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Brass Verdict (Harry Bosch, #14; Mickey Haller, #2; Harry Bosch Universe, #18)
4.13
it was amazing
Michael Connelly was already writing some of the best police procedurals in the business (Harry Bosch). Then he started writing some of the best legal ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Wonder (Wonder, #1)
4.45
it was amazing
Read it to your kids once they turn 9 or 10 or so. Read it to yourself any time you need a good cry. Auggie will stay in your heart forever.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom
4.06
it was amazing
I'm not saying this is a fun read... or a fun thing to do... but if you actually stick with it? After 15 days or so, I guarantee you will: A) Feel a ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Brilliance (Brilliance Saga, #1)
3.96
it was amazing
A brain-tickling premise (that starting in the 80s, a small percentage of the population is born with special abilities) combines with Sakey's genius ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Dare Me
3.22
it was amazing
Megan Abbott turns the world of high school cheerleaders into a drama rivaling MacBeth. The relatively low average rating of this book baffles me. ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Damage Done (Lily Moore Mystery, #1)
3.66
it was amazing
I simply adore Hilary Davidson's writing--her characters, her use of setting, the darkness that lurks in her plots. This is a great place to start ...more
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Defending Jacob
3.98
it was amazing
One of my favorite legal thrillers of all time. Totally engrossing, and with an ending that takes your breath away. William Landay is a master.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
A Bad Day for Sorry (Bad Day, #1)
3.52
it was amazing
Stella Hardesty--a cranky, menopausal, no-BS-taking vigilante sewing machine shop owner--remains one of my all-time favorite character.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Ordinary Grace
4.18
it was amazing
Just a gorgeous, gorgeous book. If you read this and DON'T cry at the end? Something is seriously wrong with you.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Killing Kind (Michael Hendricks #1)
3.73
it was amazing
You want a rip-roaring awesome thriller? Start here. Then go to the next Michael Hendricks thriller. Simply fantastic.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Tell No One
4.11
it was amazing
This is the book that launched Harlan Coben as you know him today. Great book, and you'll gasp at some of the twists.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Presumed Innocent
4.10
it was amazing
A masterpiece that redefined a genre (the legal thriller) and pre-saged the GONE GIRL era with its shocking twists.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Last Child (Johnny Merrimon, #1)
4.13
it was amazing
John Hart is just really, really good. And this novel is rich with atmosphere.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Second Life of Nick Mason (Nick Mason, #1)
3.72
it was amazing
A fascinating character, adeptly handled by a crime fiction master.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
The Things That Keep Us Here
3.92
it was amazing
This book was so good it turned me into a prepper for a few weeks.
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Mar 23, 2018
 
Gunshot Straight (Shake Bouchon, #1)
3.81
it was amazing
Lou Berney could write the phone book and I'd read it.
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Mar 23, 2018
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