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Portable Magic

Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.

Currently reading

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, #1)
Ursula K. Le Guin
Whisper Network
Chandler Baker
Progress: 54 %
Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison
Progress: 28 %
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Carolyn Keene
100 Hair-Raising Little Horror Stories
Gary Raisor, Richard Chizmar, Al Sarrantonio, Avram Davidson
Progress: 70/512 pages
Leading Change
John P. Kotter
Peanuts Classics
Charles M. Schulz
Progress: 66 %
The Bungalow Mystery
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Bungalow Mystery #3
Carolyn Keene
Progress: 192/192 pages
The Mystery at Lilac Inn
Russell H. Tandy, Mildred Benson, Carolyn Keene

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)

(show spoiler)

. 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.