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“Much like Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, M. L. Rio’s sparkling debut is a richly layered story of love, friendship, and obsession...will keep you riveted through its final, electrifying moments.”—Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest"Nerdily (and winningly) in lo

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Author M. L. Rio

Pages 368

Publisher Flatiron Books

Published Date 2017-04-11

ISBN 1250095301 9781250095305


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brenna_luevano shared a tip "Incredibly creative writing! Though, I would not recommend if you are not into Shakespeare."

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elsie_grieb shared a tip "The ending 😱😱😱 the patience to get there was all worth it"

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kyleig.h shared a tip "The dark academia vibes mixed with the mystery and thrill"

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jessie_kava shared a tip "This was enjoyable and exactly what I needed to fill the void after reading, The Secret History by Donna Tart"

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aramae_musika shared a tip "Very strange inserts of long Shakespeare monologues and the whodunit was not all that surprising"

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katelyn_pinos shared a tip "I don't know how to describe it, I loved this book even though it's quite different from the books I normally read"

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linda_mclennan shared a tip "Very good connections to the characters and the part they play!"

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sarah_carmosino shared a tip "Dark and sad and soooo beautiful! One of my favourite reads to date."

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