WWW Wednesday [31 October 2018]

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Sam at Taking On a World of Words.

Visit her blog to take a look, and get involved too if you can, even if you don’t have a blog yourself – as she says, you can leave your answers in the post comments. I’d love to see your answers too!

The three W’s are:

    1. What have you finished reading?
    2. What are you currently reading?
    3. What will you read next?

What have you finished reading? 

Perfect Ten – Jacqueline Ward [review coming soon]
The Stranger Diaries – Elly Griffiths [read my review]

What are you currently reading? 

The Night She Died

The Night She Died – Jenny Blackhurst

What will you read next?

The Sentence is Death

The Sentence is Death – Anthony Horowitz


What have you been reading recently? Any exciting books you’re looking forward to reading next?

If you do your own version of this tag please let me know in the comments below, I’d love to read your answers too!


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The Stranger Diaries - Elly Griffiths

The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths [review]

The Stranger Diaries - Elly Griffiths

Title: The Stranger Diaries
Author: Elly Griffiths
Publisher: Quercus

[Synopsis]

A gripping contemporary Gothic thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries: Wilkie Collins and MR James meet Gone Girl and Disclaimer.

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare’s life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an RM Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer’s works somehow hold the key to the case.

Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn’t hers…

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[My Review]

I am a big Elly Griffiths fan, and love her Ruth Galloway series, so I was intrigued to try a book with different characters in it. The Stranger Diaries definitely feels like a different read, but it was just as entertaining and absorbing as her other novels, and the characters – which Elly Griffiths is always so great at shaping – read like real people I could, on the whole, imagine actually existing.

The plot is interesting and kept me intrigued; at some points it required some suspension of disbelief (definitely less believable than her Ruth Galloway series – sorry to keep comparing but, hey, I love those books) but it is a fun and engaging story, and has some enjoyable twists and turns. I have to say that Harbinder, the DS, shone in this novel – she’s very confident, knows her own mind and rubs people up the wrong way, but she’s a unique and interesting character who added something fresh to the story. I did like Clare but felt at times she was a little annoying/ snobby – I really couldn’t identify with some of her opinions – however Georgie, though a predictably stuck up/ whiny teenager some of the time, seemed likeable and overall a sweet girl.

This is a well-written story and a good start to a new series, if that is what it will become (I’d read more of DS Kaur for sure) but it doesn’t quite measure up to the brilliance of Elly Griffith’s Ruth Galloway series. Well worth a read, though.

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to Quercus for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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Absolute Proof by Peter James [review]

Absolute Proof

Title: Absolute Proof
Author: Peter James
Publisher: Macmillan

[Synopsis]

Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever.

“I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence – and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.”

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence…

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[My Review]

Absolute Proof is a cleverly woven story combining religion and the idea of whether the book’s title – ‘absolute proof’ – actually exists, with plenty of action, suspense and conspiracy. This is a standalone story, so a change from the DS Roy Grace novels, centering around journalist Ross Hunter, who has worked on many high-profile cases. He’s contacted by someone claiming to have been given absolute proof of God’s existance – but the evidence won’t fall into his lap, he’s got to do some serious digging and take some serious risks to get what will be the biggest story of all time.

The novel has an interesting array of characters – I have to say, I don’t know if I really like Ross Hunter. He seems to put work before everything else, including the safety of his wife and unborn child, which is good for the plot but not so much for his family! Then again, his wife isn’t the most likable either, and some of the people Ross encounters on his ‘mission’ seem like absolute crackpots! It makes for interesting reading, and I loved thinking about how this proof could afect so many people, in so many ways. It’s fascinating to consider the implications on other religions, to science, to politics… everything, and this novel really makes you think about all that.

There’s plenty of action and points where you definitely have to suspend your disbelief, but it’s a really enjoyable read. It’s a fairly long novel so really settle in and lose yourself in this fun, really entertaining read.

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to Macmillan for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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The Cactus by Sarah Haywood [review]

The Cactus

Title: The Cactus
Author: Sarah Haywood
Publisher: John Murray Press

[Synopsis]

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BLOOM

People aren’t sure what to make of Susan Green—a prickly independent woman, who has everything just the way she wants it and who certainly has no need for messy emotional relationships.

Family and colleagues find her standoffish and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself, and that’s all she needs.

At forty-five, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward—a safe distance away in Birmingham. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits.

Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control.

When she discovers that her mother’s will inexplicably favours her brother, Susan sets out to prove that Edward and his equally feckless friend Rob somehow coerced this dubious outcome. But when problems closer to home become increasingly hard to ignore, she finds help in the most unlikely of places.

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[My Review]

The Catus is a brilliant read, following main character Susan who is so interesting to read about. She is a very independent, confident person who has firm beliefs and a fairly unique way of interacting with other people. We see,  throughout this novel, some of the reasons for the way she behaves around people, and although at first I couldn’t imagine ever wanting to spend a significant amount of time with her, by the end of the book I could really appreciate what a quirky, interesting character she is. What you see is what you get with Susan; she’s unapologetically stuck in her ways and will change for no-one (or so it seems), and I loved that about her!

The story follows Susan as she deals with the discovery that, at 45 and having never wanted children, she is pregnant. This comes soon after the death of her mother, and some tricky news regarding the will, and is generally a time when life seems to be testing her a little…

The story that follows is heartwarming, a little sad at times, but most definitely a wonderful read. Sarah Haywood has moulded some brilliant characters, from Susan herself and her lovely neighbour Kate, to her (extremely unlikable, but very interesting) brother Edward and his brilliantly unique friend Rob – I loved reading about them all! They seemed to jump off the pages at me and I only wish this novel had been longer, because I could happily have read twice, three times as many pages.

Oddly enough, Susan refers to her mother as ‘mom’ instead of the more commonly-used (in England) ‘mum’ – not sure if that’s another quirk of Susan’s but it did make me check whether the author is from (she is British) and in doing this I saw Sarah’s Goodreads Author page that she is actually writing a second novel at the moment – yay! I’ll be first in the queue.

[Rating: 5/5]

Many thanks to John Murray Press for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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The Ash Doll by James Hazel [review]

The Ash Doll - James Hazel

Title: The Ash Doll
Author: James Hazel
Series: Charlie Priest #2
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

[Synopsis]

The past had been buried. But now someone has remembered . . .

Prolific lawyer Charlie Priest has bet his career on one case, but when his star witness turns up brutally murdered on the first morning of the trial, things start to fall apart.

Priest knows there’s a vicious killer out there, but as the bodies begin to pile up, he soon realises that he’s caught in a web of corruption that protects a deadly secret: one that threatens to tear him and those he cares about apart. And Priest has demons of his own to battle, suffering from dissociative disorder, a condition so destructive that it leaves him questioning the truth of his own existence.

Can Priest uncover the truth before it’s too late?

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[My Review]

Having really enjoyed The Mayfly [see my review here], I was looking forward to being thrown back into the dark (and, at times, rather bizarre) world of lawyer Charlie Priest and his colleague Georgie Someday. The characters are what makes this novel so enjoyable; the subject matter in this novel is a lot darker, and at times was quite difficult to read, but both Charlie and Georgie are great to read about and made me want to keep reading on. The fact that they’re not detectives or part of the police, but instead lawyers, allows them to break the rules sometimes in ways that the police can’t, and this adds to the fun.

The plot has twists and turns, and requires some concentration to keep track of what exactly is going on, whilst there’s a definitely sense of unease and the unknown which created a pretty unsettling atmosphere, which (though it sounds weird) I did enjoy!

I didn’t find this quite as much of an addictive read as The Mayfly but it’s still a great read.

[Rating: 3.5/5]

Many thanks to Bonnier Zaffre for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

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Blog Tour [Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner] @ronnie__turner

Lies Between Us

Today I am SO excited to share my review of Ronnie Turner’s debut novel, Lies Between Us! She’s a fellow book blogger which makes this even more exciting and she’s created an addictive read… read on to find out what (else) I thought!

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Title: Lies Between Us
Author: Ronnie Turner
Publisher: HQ Digital

[Synopsis]

The past is always watching…

Three people, leading very different lives, are about to be brought together – with devastating consequences…

John has a perfect life, until the day his daughter goes missing.

Maisie cares for her patients, but hides her own traumatic past.

Miller should be an innocent child, but is obsessed with something he can’t have.

They all have something in common, though none of them know it – and the truth won’t stay hidden for long…

[My Review]

Lies Between Us is a tangled, in intriguing web of characters, emotions and secrets… nothing is quite as it seems in this enjoyable and complex plot which kept me turning page after page late into the night!

I am so impressed by Ronnie’s writing – it manages to convey the desperation, the sadness, and the terrifying traits of various characters. I love the array of diverse characters and their problems, and the way they all slowly link together as times go on. I have to admit thatt times, I got a little confused between who is who and what their role is – if you want something simple and straightforward, look elsewhere until you’re ready for a twisty, complex novel like this! I found myself having to go back a few times to re-read sections that I hadn’t quite taken in, and try to work out who featured in that part, but nevertheless I enjoyed trying to unpick what was happening, and I loved seeing it all slowly come together in a satisfying ending.

I finished this novel with my mind still racing – like some of the the best stories, Lies Between Us will grab you firmly in its grasp and won’t let you go until that very last page… and perhaps not even then! An entertaining, dark read which I’d never guess is a debut novel.

[Rating: 4.5/5]

Many thanks to Ronnie and HQ Digital for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.

[About the Author]

Author Photo 2Ronnie Turner grew up in Cornwall, the youngest in a large family. At an early age, she discovered a love of literature and dreamed of being a published author. Ronnie now lives in Dorset with her family and three dogs. In her spare time, she reviews books on her blog and enjoys long walks on the coast. She is currently working on her second novel.
Ronnie’s debut novel, Lies Between Us, will be published by HQ Digital in October 2018. Buy on: AmazonItunes / Kobo.

Visit Ronnie’s website or follow her on Twitter: @ronnie__turner / Facebook: @RonnieTurnerAuthor / Instagram: @ronnieturner8702


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Unnatural Causes by Richard Shepherd [review]

Unnatural Causes

Title: Unnatural Causes
Author: Richard Shepherd
Publisher: Michael Joseph UK

[Synopsis]

The dead do not hide the truth and they never lie. Through me the dead can speak … 

As the country’s top forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd has spent a lifetime uncovering the secrets of the dead.

When death is sudden or unexplained, it falls to Shepherd to establish the cause. Each post-mortem is a detective story in its own right – and Shepherd has performed over 23,000 of them. Through his skill, dedication and insight, Dr Shepherd solves the puzzle to answer our most pressing question: how did this person die?

From serial killer to natural disaster, ‘perfect murder’ to freak accident, Shepherd takes nothing for granted in pursuit of truth. And while he’s been involved in some of the most high-profile cases of recent times, it’s often the less well known encounters that prove the most perplexing, intriguing and even bizarre. In or out of the public eye, his evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads.

But a life in death, bearing witness to some of humanity’s darkest corners, exacts a price and Shepherd doesn’t flinch from counting the cost to him and his family.

Unnatural Causes is an unputdownable record of an extraordinary life, a unique insight into a remarkable profession, and above all a powerful and reassuring testament to lives cut short.

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[My Review]

This is such an interesting book; it’s right up my street as it sort of combines elements of ‘true crime’ with medicine and gives me, as the reader, an insight into how forensic pathology works – these combined together makes a truly intriguing read!

Richard Shepherd writes in quite a factual way, so if you’re a fan of dramatic retellings then you’re probably better looking elsewhere. I am glad of this; it lends the proper respect and care to the work – after all, most of the content is about people who have died, and this book highlights the stress and pressures of being a forensic pathologist. It also opened my eyes to the political implications of some cases, without being too dry or complicated. At times I felt a bit queasy reading about the autopsies but that’s no surprise as I’m not great with gory details!

I absolutely loved that the book covers so many key historical moments, some of which I remembered and some I’d heard about – these included: Princess Diana’s death in 1997 and the absolute furore over the incident; 9/11; the murder of Stephen Lawrence, and many more. It was so interesting to read about well-known cases from a different point of view – namely from that of the pathologist working the case. The many things they have to consider, and the wide-range of medical knowledge which is required to do their job, is something I found very interesting to read about.

I think I’d prefer less information about the author’s personal and family life – although this does of course feed into elements of his career and the pressure of trying to juggle family life with big cases – but the interesting case details more than made up for this in my opinion!

[Rating: 4/5]

Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.


[About the Author]

Richard Shepherd was born in West London but grew up in Watford. At the local grammar school he was introduced to a medical textbook smuggled into the classroom by a friend which opened his eyes to the world of crime and murder, setting him on a lifelong quest to understand death in its many forms. He trained as a doctor at St George’s Hospital medical school at Hyde Park Corner, qualifying in 1977 and then completed his postgraduate training as a forensic pathologist in 1987. He immediately joined what was then the elite forensic department at Guy’s Hospital. He has been involved nationally and internationally in the forensic investigation of thousands of deaths from unnatural causes, from headline-making murders to mass natural disasters, and many sudden and unexplained deaths that his investigations showed were from natural causes or due to accidents. His skills and expertise still remain in demand around the world.


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Autumn #TBR pile

Here are some of the books I’m looking forward to reading this Autumn! I haven’t had as much time as I’d like to read recently, so I’m a bit (quite a lot) behind on my Goodreads challenge (5 books behind!) so I need to get reading – and fast!

Here are my top picks (the list is always growing though…):

The Ash Doll James Hazel:

The past had been buried. But now someone has remembered . . .

Prolific lawyer Charlie Priest has bet his career on one case, but when his star witness turns up brutally murdered on the first morning of the trial, things start to fall apart.

Priest knows there’s a vicious killer out there, but as the bodies begin to pile up, he soon realises that he’s caught in a web of corruption that protects a deadly secret: one that threatens to tear him and those he cares about apart. And Priest has demons of his own to battle, suffering from dissociative disorder, a condition so destructive that it leaves him questioning the truth of his own existence.

Can Priest uncover the truth before it’s too late?

The Cactus – Sarah Haywood:

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO BLOOM

People aren’t sure what to make of Susan Green—a prickly independent woman, who has everything just the way she wants it and who certainly has no need for messy emotional relationships.

Family and colleagues find her standoffish and hard to understand, but Susan makes perfect sense to herself, and that’s all she needs.

At forty-five, she thinks her life is perfect, as long as she avoids her feckless brother, Edward—a safe distance away in Birmingham. She has a London flat which is ideal for one; a job that suits her passion for logic; and a personal arrangement providing cultural and other, more intimate, benefits.

Yet suddenly faced with the loss of her mother and, implausibly, with the possibility of becoming a mother herself, Susan’s greatest fear is being realised: she is losing control.

When she discovers that her mother’s will inexplicably favours her brother, Susan sets out to prove that Edward and his equally feckless friend Rob somehow coerced this dubious outcome. But when problems closer to home become increasingly hard to ignore, she finds help in the most unlikely of places.

This sparkling debut is a breath of fresh air with real heart and a powerful emotional punch. In Susan we find a character as exasperating and delightful as The Rosie Project‘s Don Tillman. An uncompromising feminist and a fierce fighter, it’s a joy to watch her bloom.

Absolute Proof – Peter James:

Investigative reporter Ross Hunter nearly didn’t answer the phone call that would change his life – and possibly the world – for ever.

“I’d just like to assure you I’m not a nutcase, Mr Hunter. My name is Dr Harry F. Cook. I know this is going to sound strange, but I’ve recently been given absolute proof of God’s existence – and I’ve been advised there is a writer, a respected journalist called Ross Hunter, who could help me to get taken seriously.”

What would it take to prove the existence of God? And what would be the consequences?

The false faith of a billionaire evangelist, the life’s work of a famous atheist, and the credibility of each of the world’s major religions are all under threat. If Ross Hunter can survive long enough to present the evidence…

In a House of Lies – Ian Rankin:

Everyone has something to hide. A missing private investigator is found, locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still – both for his family and the police – is that his body was in an area that had already been searched.
Everyone has secrets. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled and now – after a decade without answers – it’s time for the truth.
Nobody is innocent. Every officer involved must be questioned, and it seems everyone on the case has something to hide, and everything to lose. But there is one man who knows where the trail may lead – and that it could be the end of him: John Rebus.

Lies Between Us – Ronnie Turner

The past is always watching . . .

Three people, leading very different lives, are about to be brought together – with devastating consequences . . .

John has a perfect life, until the day his daughter goes missing.

Maisie cares for her patients, but hides her own traumatic past.

Miller should be an innocent child, but is obsessed with something he can’t have.

They all have something in common, though none of them know it – and the truth won’t stay hidden for long…

The Stranger Diaries – Elly Griffiths

Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare’s life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an RM Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer’s works somehow hold the key to the case.

Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn’t hers…

Have you got any of these on your ‘to read’ lists? As always, reviews for everything I’ve read will be posted here!

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The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp [review]

The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp

Title: The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp
Author: Sarra Manning
Publisher: HarperCollins

[Synopsis]

 Beautiful, brilliant, ruthless – nothing can stop Becky Sharp.

Determined to leave her poverty-stricken roots behind her, Becky Sharp is going to take every opportunity offered to her to climb to the top. Whether it’s using her new BFF Amelia Sedley to step up into the rarified world of London’s upper classes, or seducing society’s most eligible bachelors, Becky Sharp is destined for great things – at any cost..

From London to Paris and beyond, the world is there for Becky’s taking – even though some people are determined to stop her along the way…

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[My Review]

This is such a fun, humorous novel which is extremely relevant to today’s social-media, celebrity-obsessed world, but with an extra layer of bite – Becky is no silly airhead. She’s mean, conniving and completely harsh in her treatment of other people to get to where to wants to be… and I both hated and sort-of-loved-her for it!

This is one of those novels that are perfect for when you want something that’s easy to read but not too light and fluffy. The story joins Becky in her early adult life (she’s only early twenties though at times feels a lot older) as she’s just come out of the Big Brother House, of all places, and her sunsequent highs and lows…

I really enjoyed this modern twist on Vanity Fair (I didn’t realise this was based on that story until after I’d finished it) and thought that the author, Sarra Manning, did an excellent job of crafting Becky as a mostly-likeable bitch! I really liked her long-suffering friend Amelia, despite her timid personality and meekness, and thought the characters were really amusing to read about.

It’s a lot of fun and certainly kept me entertained as I raced through it!

[Rating: 4/5]

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Lethal White

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith [review]

Lethal White

Title: Lethal White
Author: Robert Galbraith
Series: Cormoran Strike
Publisher: Sphere

[Synopsis]

“I seen a kid killed…He strangled it, up by the horse.”

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike’s office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy’s story, Strike and Robin Ellacott—once his assistant, now a partner in the agency—set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike’s own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been—Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that.

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[My Review]

I think this is my favourite Strike novel yet!

Yes, it’s reallly long but that’s no bad thing, and one of many reasons why I love it; I felt like I could get completely lost in the story knowing there were so many pages of the author’s writing to enjoy, laid out before me! The legnth also means, I feel, that the author could be far more descriptive (but not in that annoying  way that some authors write, where every sentence could have been cut in half), and also include lots more information about Strike and Robin’s relationship dyamics – this just made me feel like I got to know them both even better as the novel went on! As with Galbraith/ Rowling’s other series, the characters are the absolute best part of this novel; I love reading about them and would happily read many, many more novels in this series.

The mystery itself is once again gripping and intriguing, though much more complicated than previous books in my opinion. I have to admit I found myself losing track of what exactly was going on part way through, but it didn’t hamper my enjoyment at all. I felt that the story was quite believable and not too dramatic/ crazy in the vein of other books in this genre that I’ve read recently.

Lethal White is another excellent addition to this fantastic series – I hugely enjoyed reading it, having relished every page, and already can’t wait for book 5!

[Rating: 5/5]

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