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Publisher's Summary

The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet—until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers, who'd happened to sit at the same table, pass the time in conversation, and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer. 

Award-winning author Sulari Gentill delivers a sharply thrilling listen with this unexpectedly twisty literary adventure that examines the complicated nature of friendship and reveals that words can be the most treacherous weapons of all.

©2022 Sulari Gentill (P)2022 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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So many accents, but none of them Boston

Story wise, this is an interesting complex reverse lock door mystery with some solid side stories. There’s a lot to like here. But where as the author created a true sense of place setting the Book in Boston, there were some odd choices by author and narrator to populate the book with Southern characters and accents. (Along with the Aussie MC). As a native New Englander is was a real disconnect and undermined the sense of place.

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wow...this book was unexpected

Great characters and a more sophisticated plot than the description leads you to believe. This is my first Sulari Gentill book, and it won't be my last!

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Wonderful book!

So many twists and turns with a great love story in between. Highly recommend this book to any mystery reader!

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great book

it kept me wanting to know more. it was well written and I enjoyed it a lot.

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But why did it end in two seconds? Also potential spoilers!

I enjoyed the idea of a book within a book within a book. I’ve read another similar book and enjoyed it. It ended abruptly and with not resolution for any of the remaining characters. Marigold is a terrible name and her language was so off putting gag! But I still loved her innocent heart.
I liked the relevance of the pandemic and the issues taking place for Leo in his real world.
I do not understand the fictitious Leo’s character. Like at all. The end was troubling for me, but I applaud the author for such a complex and truly unique plot. I also appreciated even the idea of the characters races not being addressed. I’ve actually wanted to write a book myself without a mention. I think all expressions should have a voice. I could go on but it really only becomes a conversation when you have a back and forth.
Anyway this was well written and unique and kept me wondering the whole time. But the end was cut short. Almost like someone just quit!

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Fantastic twists and characters

The narrator was perfect for this book! She did a phenomenal job. The story was very well crafted, with some awesome plot twists, and got me invested enough in the characters to yell at them when they made bad choices (which near the end, happened a fair amount). There’s a wild twist right at the end of the book that my friends and I have been discussing with extreme emotion. But seriously, the whole premise of how this book is put together is just so cool, and I’d highly recommend it.

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creativity abounds

it's been a while since a book in the mystery genre has surprised me. This one was incredibly delightful.

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A narrator Narrating the writing of the book

How odd the concept was beyond me sorry Ugh ok I could finish past the 2nd chapter it just was not for me

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It was good, and a fun read but not outstanding

Though a very creative plot, this isn’t a four or five star for me. But very enjoyable.

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Disappointment

I chose this as my book club selection and was very disappointed. I only finished it because I’m responsible for leading the group discussion, but would have given up after the first few chapters. The story was surface at best and because of the beta reader feedback device it felt like the author was trying to convince the reader of her choices along the way. The “sharply thrilling” description of the book was was a gross understatement. There is nothing thrilling about strangers falling in love in mere weeks having bonded over joint trauma. The traumatic experience wasn’t even that interesting. Hands down one of the least interesting books I’ve ever read.