Blog Tour: Psychotopia by R. N. Morris & Giveaway

A game for the times we live – and die – in. Enter Psychotopia, a dark new dystopian novel from the author of the acclaimed Silas Quinn mysteries.

PSYCHOTOPIA, LEVEL ONE. Create your own boutique psychopath, then deceive, manipulate and be ruthless, spreading mayhem and destruction to reach the next levels.

It’s the computer game for our times. After all, the amount of crazy in the world is increasing. Senseless violence on the streets is becoming the norm. Can Dr Arbus’s ground-breaking device identify and neutralize psychopaths before it’s too late? In this increasingly dysfunctional world, surely Callum standing by Aimee after her devastating encounter with Charlie is proof that real love and goodness can still win in a world that’s increasingly rotten . . . Or can it?

What I Thought:

For an author who is primarily known for historical fiction to take a leap into a futuristic setting is a brave one, but for R. N. Morris and Psychotopia it largely pays off.

The interesting thing about this novel is that there are elements that are clearly futuristic, but many things are not too disimilar to today – it’s not a great leap to imagine the dystopian future Morris has created coming true sooner rather than later.

The premise of the book – that psychopathy is becoming more and more widespread, and coming out of the shadows and into the mainstream – is easy to identify with, especially given current issues with terrorism and a surge in knife crime and even, to some extent, psychopathy among our current elected officials would not be hard to imagine.

Choosing a game as the focus of the book is an interesting one, given the media insistence that games fuel reckless behaviour – despite research indicating otherwise – and asks the question of whether the game fuels the behaviour, or if art just imitates what is going on in the wider world – not sure it’s something we will ever be able to truly answer, but this book offers one possibility.

The different character voices are unique, but there is something really sinister about the game developer – perhaps knowing what you know about the book and what you infer about him from how the book is set up aids this, but also some of his ideas for the Psychotopia game could only come out of a very sick mind!

This book is an interesting, yet bleak, look at a possible future fuelled by an over-reliance on technology, big corporations and an increase in the media fuelling the flames of hatred and leading many people to care only for themselves and their near family. It’s my sincere hope that this vision of the future never comes to pass – uncomfortable reading, but compulsive all the same.

Psychotopia is published by Severn House.

To find out more about R. N. Morris and his other books, you can check out his website, or you can connect with him on Twitter.

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This post is part of the blog tour for Psychotopia. For more exclusive content and reviews, why not check out the blogs below?

Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Blog Tour: This Strange Hell by C. J. Sutton

A suited man runs from a burning tower in Melbourne as bodies rain down upon him. 

Before the city’s millions can compose, he boards a train into the countryside. Hiding his identity and changing his appearance, the man finds his way to Sulley Ridge, a lawless town in the heart of the harsh Victorian outback.

The following day, a burned man wakes up in a hospital bed. Surging with rage, he speaks a name. Within an hour, the suited man’s face is across every screen in the country. It’s the greatest manhunt Australia has ever seen.

But as he tries to camouflage in Sulley Ridge, he soon realises the town has its own problems. Under the iron fist of a violent leader, the locals are trapped within slow and torturous decay… 

As we learn more about the night of the burning tower, the connection between the suited man and the burned man threatens to leave a trail of destruction across the state.

Here is the story of a man on the run from his past, as the line between sanity and evil is danced upon. 

Here is the tale of This Strange Hell.

What I Thought:

There is a lot of great fiction coming out of Australia at the moment – fantastic, gripping thrillers that keep you guessing, and This Strange Hell is no exception.

The intrigue builds quickly as we switch between the suited man and the burned man, whose relationship we don’t yet know and follow the suited man into hiding in a rural town. Things in Sulley Ridge, however, are not as they first appear – local drug lord Siphon runs things in Sulley Ridge, and there are no police in town for a reason.

All of the scenes in Sulley Ridge have a touch of the Wild West about them, as the author expands on Siphon’s presence and history in the town and with the inhabitants, and one resident who has recognised the suited man as Brady Lockhart – suspect number one for the Melbourne fire – realises that this might be their one chance to get rid of Siphon for good.

There’s no question that this book is violent – sometimes extremely so – but it is never gratuitous and all helps to build a picture of the desperate residents of Sulley Ridge, and a man who is seemingly above the law. Some upsetting scenes very firmly root the reader on the side of the residents and the suited man, even with the knowledge that he is connected with a fire that has killed hundreds.

Although there are some beautiful descriptions of rural Australia, they manage to conjure an image without being overly wordy. The book itself is compact which helps to keep it fast-paced and full of action – even when some characters are shown a reflective mood, the action is never far away.

Thoroughly recommended for action fans, I’ve grabbed C. J. Sutton’s first book – Dortmund Hibernate – too, as (at time of writing) it’s only 99p in ebook.

This Strange Hell is independently published.

To find out more about C. J. Sutton, you can check out his website, or connect with him on Twitter.

This post is part of a blog tour to celebrate the release of This Strange Hell. for more reviews and exclusive content, you can check out some of the great blogs below…

Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Blog Tour: The Mum Who Got Her Life Back by Fiona Gibson

Hello folks, today we have an exclusive extract of Fiona Gibson’s latest novel about the HEN – the Happy Empty Nester and the struggles of getting used to being home alone when your kids have gone to University.

There’s a synopsis at the end, and a review to follow…

A year or so later, Danny started seeing a make-up artist ten years his junior. I was fine with that, truly; Danny and I were managing to get along pretty cordially, and I was enjoying teasing him about his new liaison. ‘So how are things with Kiki Badger?’ I asked during one of our regular chats on the phone.

I heard him exhale. ‘Nads, why d’you always do this?’

‘Do what?’

‘You know. Use both of her names.’

I smirked. ‘It’s one of those names you have to say in full…’

‘Why?’

‘Because it sounds like a sex toy. “The batteries in my Kiki Badger have gone flat!”’

‘You’re ridiculous,’ he exclaimed, laughing. Then, after a pause: ‘It’s nothing serious, y’know? We’re just… hanging out.’ Yeah, sure. ‘How about you?’ he asked. ‘Is there anyone…’

‘You know there isn’t,’ I said quickly.

‘No I don’t. You might have someone squirrelled away-’

‘Hidden in a cupboard?’

‘Maybe,’ he sniggered.

‘Chance’d be a fine thing,’ I retorted, but in truth I wasn’t too interested. It’s not that Alfie and Molly would have kicked off if I’d started seeing someone; at least, I don’t think they would have.

As it turned out, their dad and Kiki have stuck together over the years, and the kids have always seemed fine with that. However, they lived with me, and perhaps that made me more cautious. I wasn’t prepared to endure some teeth-gritting, ‘Alfie, Molly – this is Colin!’ kind of scenario at breakfast with some bloke I wasn’t particularly serious about. There were a couple of brief flings, conducted when Molly and Alfie were at their dad’s, and a significant one, eighteen months ago; well, it was significant to me. But since then? Precisely nothing.

Synopsis:

When her 18-year-old twins leave for university, single mum Nadia’s life changes in ways she never expected: her Glasgow flat feels suddenly huge, laundry doesn’t take up half her week, and she no longer has to buy ‘the Big Milk’. After almost two decades of putting everyone else first, Nadia is finally taking care of herself. And with a budding romance with new boyfriend Jack, She’s never felt more alive.

That is, until her son Alfie drops out of university, and Nadia finds her empty nest is empty no more. With a heartbroken teenager to contend with, Nadia has to ask herself: is it ever possible for a mother to get her own life back? And can Jack and Nadia’s relationship survive having a sulky teenager around?

This post is part of the blog tour to celebrate the release of The Mum Who Got Her Life Back. Why not check out some of the great blogs below for more exclusive content and reviews?

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Book Review: The Yanks are Starving by Glen Craney

Mired in the Great Depression, the United States teeters on the brink of revolution. And the nation holds its collective breath as a rail-riding hobo from Portland leads 20,000 World War I veterans on a desperate quest for justice to the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

This timely epic evokes the historical novels of Jeff Sharra as it sweeps across three decades with eight Americans from different backgrounds who survive the fighting in France and come together again, fourteen years later, to determine the fate of a country threatened by communism and fascism.

We follow these men and women from the Boxer Rebellion in China to the Plain of West Point, from the persecution of conscientious objectors in the Midwest to the horrors of the Marne in France, and from the Hoovervilles of the heartland to the pitiful encampment in the bowels of the District of Columbia.

Here is an alarming portrayal of the political intrigue and government betrayal that ignited the only violent conflict between two American armies under the same flag. 

What I Thought:

I was asked to review Glen Craney’s historical novel, The Yanks Are Starving, some time ago and I’ll admit I struggled a little on first picking it up. However, being a firm believer in books coming to you at the right time, I let it sit and when I picked it up again recently, it was easy to fly through.

Even though I would call myself a fan of Historical fiction and historical events, I had no idea about the Bonus Army as described in this book. After serving their country in World War 1, regular Army veterans were promised a salary bonus, to be paid in 1945. As the Depression begins to bite, these men begin realising that most of them will be dead before the bonus is paid, and demand it sooner. In a move that proves that veterans of foreign wars were treated with the same disdain then that they are now, this was refused, setting the scene for a war between the establishment and the veterans.

Glen Craney’s novel cleverly interweaves real-life and composite characters to get into the belly of the Bonus Army, following them from their pre-war lives, into the trenches of France and to the Hoovervilles of Washington in 1932. Whether real or composite, the characters are well-written and it’s clear that the author has done a huge amount of research.

Part of my degree course involved study of the Depression and the New Deal, but this period was not especially well-covered which is a real shame. A lot of the narrative surrounding the Depression is of hopelessness, but this episode proves that there were still people trying to take control of their lives and make demands on their Government. I guess it goes to prove that history is written by the winners and it’s no surprise that the US establishment would want to keep stories such as this out of History classrooms and textbooks!

The Yanks Are Starving is a mighty tome, dealing as it does with such a large chunk of time and a large number of individual characters but it is always clearly signposted and it’s easy to follow through the story of each main character and their interactions with each other as they approach the eventual climax of the novel in the heart of the US capital.

Many people take a dim view of history and dismiss it as irrelevant to today but, looking at today’s news, there are very many episodes in history such as this – particularly in the US – that can and should serve as valuable lessons to us all!

The Yanks Are Starving is published by Brigid’s Fire Press and, at the time of writing, is only 99p in ebook from Amazon.

To find out more about Glen Craney, you can check out his website, or connect with him on Twitter.

Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Book Review: Jog On by Bella Mackie

Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie ended her twenties in tears. She could barely find the strength to get off the sofa, let alone piece her life back together. Until one day she did something she had never done of her own free will – she pulled on a pair of trainers and went for a run.

That first attempt didn’t last very long. But to her surprise, she was back out there the next day. And the day after that. She began to set herself achievable goals – to run 5k in under 30 minutes, to walk to work every day for a week, to attempt 10 push-ups in a row. Before she knew it, her mood was lifting for the first time in years.

In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream. With the help of a supporting cast of doctors, psychologists, sportspeople and friends, she shares a wealth of inspirational stories, research and tips that show how exercise often can be the best medicine. This funny, moving and motivational book will encourage you to say ‘jog on’ to your problems and get your life back on track – no matter how small those first steps may be.

What I Thought:

Although the link between exercise and good mental health has, for the most part, been widely accepted, for many people with depression and anxiety the thought of pulling on a pair of trainers and going for a run is something like hell.

That’s why it is great to read a book whose author acknowledges that yes, her first run, and her second, third and fourth WERE hell, but that there is a light at the end of the running tunnel if it’s something you would like to try. There are by no means any quick fixes in this book – reading it will not make anxiety and depression disappear into thin air, but it does show that the author was able to make genuine improvements in her mental health, starting from her being prostrate on the floor and unable to leave the house.

Jog on by Bella Mackie is just one woman’s story of how she began to take control of her own mental health, but there is a lot in it whatever position you’re coming from. Alongside her own experience, there is a lot of information and stats about the state of the UK’s mental health and – most importantly I think – loads of information on where you can go next after reading the book, in the form of phone numbers and online information services.

All through the book, it very much feels like you’re reading along with someone who knows what it’s like to have really poor mental health (I hesitate to say suffer from…) and can offer something more than solutions – she can offer companionship and a sense that whatever your mental state, you are not alone.

I was inspired several years ago to start the C25K programme, after reading Running Like a Girl by Alexandra Heminsley, but with one thing or another I let it drop and my fitness lagged once again. Reading Jog On has persuaded me to don the trainers again and get back out there, with the ultimate aim of completing the Race for Life but, whatever your goals for your own fitness or your mental health, this book is definitely a must-read.

Jog On is published by William Collins.

To find out more about Bella Mackie, you can connect with her on Twitter or Instagram.

Please note: I received a copy of this book via Netgalley for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Blog Tour: Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey

Jen has finally got her daughter home.
But why does fifteen-year-old Lana still feel lost?

When Lana goes missing for four desperate days and returns refusing to speak of what happened, Jen fears the very worst. She thinks she’s failed as a mother, that her daughter is beyond reach and that she must do something – anything – to bring her back.

The family returns to London where everyone but Jen seems happy to carry on as normal. Jen’s husband Hugh thinks she’s going crazy – and their eldest daughter Meg is tired of Lana getting all the attention. But Jen knows Lana has changed, and can’t understand why. 

Does the answer lie in those four missing days? 
And how can Jen find out?

What I Thought:

After hearing such excellent things about Emma Healey’s first novel, Elizabeth is Missing, I was excited to read Whistle in the Dark although, based on reading reviews of the first book, I gather that it is very much plot driven, while this book is more focused on character.

That certainly isn’t to say that there are not dramatic moments in this book – coming from a starting point of a missing teenager is not exactly tame – but as the novel progresses, each flashback and each chapter from a different viewpoint carefully build a picture of a family and show that just because you are related, it doesn’t mean you can relate well to each other.

I don’t know yet what it is like to be mother to a teenager, but it seems incredibly hard work, based on the experience of Jen the mother in this book. I couldn’t help but empathise with her as she desperately tries to find out what has happened to Lana in her missing four days while, at the same time, trying not to alienate Lana and potentially make her disappear again.

Most of my sympathy, I will admit, was with Jen, which comes purely from the perspective of a parent, but I have no doubt that a teenager reading this book would have a different take on it!

As the novel goes on, it’s clear that Lana’s disappearance is not the most important element at play – finding that out is almost incidental – the real emphasis here is in the relationships of the family. Easy-going Dad, Hugh and older sister Meg who has had to take a backseat ever since Lana came along are almost shut out of the tense drama going on between Jen and Lana. So much so that Meg feels unable to share parts of her life with her parents.

As a character study, Whistle in the Dark is beautifully written and raises questions about support for young people struggling with their mental health, and also support for their parents who are often left alone to deal with situations that are beyond their comprehension and experience. It doesn’t necessarily provide any easy answers, but does remind us that families like Lana’s are out there in great numbers.

Whistle in the Dark is published by Penguin.

To find out more about this book, and Emma Healey, you can check out her website.

This post is part of a blog tour to celebrate the release of Whistle in the Dark in paperback. Why not check out some of the amazing blogs below for more reviews and exclusive content.

Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Blog Tour: Second Chance at the Ranch by Maxine Morrey & Giveaway

It’s never too late to find love…

When Juliet Scott falls for ruggedly handsome Pete while away travelling, she never imagines how different her life will be to that of her sister, successful and beautiful model Hero. Based on a cattle station in the vast Australian Outback, Juliet’s life is now simple, down-to earth and honest, and the perfect antidote to the chaotic celebrity lifestyle that Hero leads in the UK.

With her striking brunette hair, perfect posture, and mesmerising green eyes, it is no wonder Hero has come so far in such a superficial industry. But when tragedy strikes, Hero finds herself in the arms of her sister, recuperating from a terrible accident on the other side of the world.

With her modelling career in tatters, and her scars more than just skin deep, Juliet worries that Hero will hide behind the mask she wears forever. But does Australia have something, or someone, to offer that London never could?

What I Thought:

Perhaps I’m mellowing as I get older, but I find myself reading more and more romance novels – purely because, although the path of the characters is not smooth, you can be assured that nice things will happen to them by the end.

This by no means is meant to say that Second Chance at the Ranch is predictable – the journey to the happy ending has its share of heartbreak and tragedy, and the characters themselves are appealing and worth rooting for.

Hero is beautiful, successful and it would be very easy to hate her, and yet she is a complex character with hidden scars and a deep-seated fear of rejection which, at some points can make you want to shake her as she can’t see what is in front of her. Luckily for her (and us!), there’s a rugged Australian farmer waiting to show her that she is loved and wanted.

This is the first one of Maxine Morrey’s novels that I’ve read and it certainly won’t be the last if they are all of this standard. It’s a compelling story, peppered with likeable characters and definitely leaves you with a warm feeling – let’s face it, we could all use that right about now!

Second Chance at the Ranch is published by HQ Digital. To find out more about Maxine Morrey and her books, you can check out her website.

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Please note: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Book Review: The Red Hand of Fury by R. N. Morris

June, 1914. A young man is mauled to death by a polar bear at London Zoo. Shortly afterwards, another young man leaps to his death from a notorious Suicide Bridge. Two seemingly unconnected deaths – and yet there are similarities.

Following a third attempted suicide, DI Silas Quinn knows he must uncover the link between the three men if he is to discover what caused them to take their own lives. The one tangible piece of evidence is a card found in each of the victims’ possession, depicting a crudely-drawn red hand. What does it signify? To find the answers, Quinn must revisit his own dark past. But can he keep his sanity in the process?

What I Thought:

I was lucky enough to read The Red Hand of Fury as part of a blog tour in the summer. It’s exactly my cup of tea, as I love crime novels and also the period around the First World War. What I am especially drawn to is the ability of the investigating characters to solve crimes without all the modern, CSI-style methods and equipment that are often in modern crime novels and on TV – deduction, brain power and investigation win the day!

Silas Quinn, R. N. Morris’ lead character, is unique in his dedication to solving the apparant suicides of three men, which he does not believe are just chance and unconnected. He gets himself committed to an asylum where the men were treated and we then find out that Quinn might not be such a stranger to mental health struggles.

This is my first experience of Silas Quinn but there are earlier books featuring the detective which have all now made it to my reading list as he is a compelling detective to follow, with his personal difficulties giving an interesting angle to his character. This book in particular has an interesting angle, given that the reader knows that the First World War is not long ahead for these characters.

The mystery of the book is excellent, constantly leaving you guessing and providing loads of twists that even the most avid reader of crime fiction would struggle to spot and the final act is dramatic and satisfying to read.

What I found most interesting to read – and what has fascinated me in my own family history research – is the depiction of an asylum of the time. Read any historical novel featuring mental ill-health and you will be horrified by how mental health patients were treated. Confined like criminals and often subjected to experiments that hoped to cure them, there is none of the empathy or treatment options that exist today. It really is awful to read and, although today’s mental health care is by no means perfect, we can at least be grateful that these horrible conditions no longer exist.

To find out more about R. N. Morris and the Silas Quinn books, you can check out the author’s website.

The Red Hand of Fury is published by Severn House.

Please note: I was sent a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Book Review: Streets of Darkness by A. A. Dhand

The sky over Bradford is heavy with foreboding. It always is. But this morning it has reason to be – this morning a body has been found. And it’s not just any body.

Detective Harry Virdee should be at home with his wife. Impending fatherhood should be all he can think about but he’s been suspended from work just as the biggest case of the year lands on what would have been his desk. He can’t keep himself away.

Determined to restore his reputation, Harry is obliged to take to the shadows in search of notorious ex-convict and prime suspect, Lucas Dwight. But as the motivations of the murder threaten to tip an already unstable city into riotous anarchy, Harry finds his preconceptions turned on their head as he discovers what it’s like to be on the other side of the law…

What I Thought:

A. A. Dhand’s debut novel is one that refuses to out on rose-coloured glasses, even though he is writing about his hometown. In Streets of Darkness, Bradford is portrayed as a powerhouse of industry that has fallen into sharp decline, where multi-culturalism is a strained co-existence. When our (anti) hero, Harry Virdee finds the body of a well-known Asian businessmand and politician, it seems as though racial tensions are about to boil over.

It’s a real pleasure to read good crime fiction that is based in another city besides London. There’s nothing wrong with the capital, of course, but other cities have other issues and it’s great to see these explored further.

Streets of Darkness is really excellent and, as I said, there is no attempt to shy away from what is bad about Bradford, which is difficult when writing about your own home town. That’s certainly not to say that it is all bad, but there is definitely an emphasis on the city, the people and even the weather making Bradford a dark place. There are comparisons to Batman’s Gotham City in the novel, if you’re trying to get an idea of the atmosphere!

Harry Virdee is a complex character. Impulsive, and not afraid to use his own methods, when we join him he is suspended from the Police so being right at the beginning of an important case is frustrating and he can’t keep away from it. He is also rebellious in his personal life, being a Sikh who has married a Muslim, leaving Harry and his Wife as virtual outcasts from both their families.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and immediately grabbed the second book, Girl Zero, on Kindle. I need to hurry up though, as there is already a fourth book on the way in June 2019!

Streets of Darkness is published by Bantam Press. To find out more about A. A. Dhand, and his books (including the forthcoming title), you can check out his website.

Please note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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Book Review: Dreaming of St-Tropez by T. A. Williams

After a disagreement with a billionaire, architect Jess Milton is ‘let go’ from her job. However fortune intervenes – an elderly client asks Jess to dog-sit overweight, but loveable dog Brutus in St. Tropez.

Fed up with the mega-rich, Jess is reluctant to visit the playground of billionaires, but an all-expenses-paid trip and the promise of sunshine seals the deal.

Little does Jess know how much time she’ll be spending with the family living in St. Tropez. The sullen, but very good-looking David and his millionaire father are both welcoming but guarded, haunted by their pasts…

Can Jess bring some sunshine back into their lives – and, just maybe, find love in the process?

What I Thought:

Although it’s seasonally mild, it’s still getting chilly, so what could be better than escaping to the South of France for drama and romance?

Dreaming of St-Tropez is one of a series of ‘Dreaming of…’ books by T. A. Williams in which the main characters leave their old lives behind in favourite of exotic locations. These books have been previously only available as e-books, but some have recently been published in paperback through The Works – it’s great to have these books more widely available.

To sum this book up, I’d say it was pure escapism – two beautiful young girls travel to the South of France and enjoy all that it has to offer, while making positive changes in the lives of their hosts. The stunning scenery and locations are described with lots of detail to make you really feel as though you’re experiencing that warm sunshine with them, and the central romance plot is initially sweet, with a very dramatic ending!

Although I am happy to have read quite a few of T. A. Williams’ books, I think so far this is my favourite – Jess and David make a very star-crossed couple, but getting to their eventual resolution is an engaging journey.

Dreaming of St-Tropez is published by Canelo. To find out more about T. A. Williams and his other excellent books, why not check out his website? Otherwise, you can connect with him on Twitter.

Please note: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley for review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.

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