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review 2017-03-03 13:07
Where They Found Her ★★★★☆
Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight

I did not have high expectations for this book. It was an impulse purchase as part of an Audible 2-for-1 sale and I knew nothing about the book or the author going in. So it was a pleasant surprise to find an engaging mystery/thriller with interesting characters and enough twists to keep me guessing until near the end. My only real disappointment is in the way some of the loose threads tied up in the end

(too obvious and not at all original)

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. I will note that there are so many characters with relationship details revealed throughout the story that it was difficult for me to keep up with them and the related clues on audio. The same with the story timeline, which is not linear. I had to make notes via Audible bookmarks & clips to keep up. This probably would not have been a problem had I been reading a text format instead of audio.

 

The audio was performed by multiple narrators, all of whom were effective.

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review 2016-05-27 06:24
Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight

This book was great except the ending. It started off so well and I loved the author's writing style. She has so much talent potential. The descriptions and everything were great. The ending was just absolutely ridiculous though. The whole end portion of the book was just a trainwreck, a total mess. It was not believable, too many bad things going on. As an author myself, I just really would have cleaned up the ending.

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review 2016-05-19 05:57
Where They Found Her
Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight

A dead baby is found in the woods in a quiet university town. Molly, is the only available reporter to cover the story and happens to also be the newest reporter.

 

This book throws a bunch of characters into this mix really quickly in this book.  While I think this can be a sloppy way to do a mystery thriller, just throwing a million red herrings in, McCreight did it well.  I really enjoyed the ride this book took me on and the way everything worked together.  I really enjoyed the writing and voice, as well as the different ways the story was told.

 

This book wasn't a 5 star book for me but I explaining would totally be spoilers so,

Okay so I feel like everything wrapped up a bit to well and happy.  Like yes her marriage falls apart, Sandy ends up estranged from her mom, Steve life is a mess, but it all seemed to end on such an upbeat note. I don't know it maybe I'm a mess of a person for feeling like with all that it wasn't bad enough but the tone just seemed off. 

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review 2016-03-22 00:00
Where They Found Her
Where They Found Her - Kimberly McCreight 3.75 stars

This is twisted web of whodunit. The entire book is interconnected mysteries with bits of thriller here and there. A reporter is trying to get the facts on a death and winds up uncovering several crimes.

I liked this book for sure. Rating it is difficult. At first I was a little lost because it switches between characters and past and present with each character telling parts of the story in first person. It took me awhile to get it down who everyone was. Then, I super got into the storyline. The plot has so many twists that I was expecting everyone to be guilty at one point or another. I was loving it. Finally, when everything came to light, it kinda felt like everything was too connected.
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text 2016-03-15 22:48
Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books on my TBR pile
Where They Found Her: A Novel - Kimberly McCreight
Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles) - Lauren DeStefano
The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
Red Rising - Pierce Brown
Thorn - Intisar Khanani
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien,Rob Inglis
Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge
Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo

Top Ten Tuesday is an original and weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish! Each week, a new topic is put into place and bloggers share their top ten accordingly. 

 

This week's selection is Top Ten Books on my spring TBR pile: (in no particular order)

 

  1. Where They Found Her: A Novel - Kimberly McCreight 

I have read 'Reconstructing Amelia' and really enjoyed Kimberly's writing so this book has been on my list far too long

  1. Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles) - Lauren DeStefano 

I'll buddy read this one with Hooked on Books and this is a very interesting fantasy story on a freaking floating world.

  1. The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern 

I've read so many good things about this one and it's been on my tbr pile so long. It's time!

  1. The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman 

Although I wasn't very fond of Stardust I haven't given up on Gaiman: 'the graveyard' was highly recommended!

  1. Red Rising - Pierce Brown 

I know - I'm in the minority of people who haven't read this one yet but I was waiting for the series to be complete. Now that they are and I have them all I can't wait to start them!

  1. Thorn - Intisar Khanani 

Standalone fantasy with an interesting storyline.

  1. The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien 

I have made up my mind - this is the year I will finally read Lord of the Rings. Or listen to the audio. Yep I think I'll start with the audio.

  1. Cruel Beauty - Rosamund Hodge 

I have most of Rosamund's books and I'm positive I'll like them, the problem is which to pick up first?

Six of Crows - Leigh Bardugo 

One of the highly praised books that made it to my tbr list. I'm reluctant to pick a book when I don't have the next one available, so I will read this one after I am done with the Grisha trilogy and the second book is released.

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