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I have these books which I've not finished reading and others I have not started to read yet. Has anyone read them? Could you provide any review? 

 

  • Burn- James Patterson
  • Find your happy- Shannon Kaiser
  • Gone Girl-Gillian Flynn
  • Manology-Tyrese Gibon and Rev Run
  • White Satin- Iris Johansen

 

Thank you 

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