Loved The Magpies. What should I read next?

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Cheesymonster Wed 22-May-13 16:34:40

Just finished The Magpies and loved it. Also absolutely loved Into The Darkest Corner (although her other books, not so much). I still want a psychological thriller/suspense but am fed up with serial killer/police procedurals. I've read too many of them.

Does anyone have any recommendations please?

EatenByZombies Wed 22-May-13 17:06:04

The Strain trilogy, by Guillermo del Toro is pretty damn awesome. It's more towards horror but it's a.m.a.z.i.n.g. It's got vampires in it, but (and I can't stress this enough) they're like zombie/vampires. They're NOT like Anne Ricey/Interview With A Vampire vamps, and definitely not like in Twilight thank god. It's about a virus that breaks out smile

^"A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.
In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing.
So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city - a city that includes his wife and son - before it is too late."^ (taken from Wikipedia)

Cheesymonster Thu 23-May-13 05:40:15

Sounds good, thank you!

Cheesymonster Thu 23-May-13 09:13:25

Bumping - does anyone else have any recommendations please? Thanks in advance smile

DomesticEntrepreneur Thu 23-May-13 21:44:00

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EatenByZombies Fri 24-May-13 12:28:31

Am DLing that myself now grin

myflabberisgasted Fri 24-May-13 13:13:06

Thanks domestic that sounds really good. I have downloaded it.

OP I loved "gone girl" by Gillian Flynn and also "only the innocent" by Rachel abbot.
They might be worth a try?

Also have you read "before i go to sleep" that's a physiological thriller but not with too much police involvement.

Cheesymonster Fri 24-May-13 14:35:36

Thanks domestic that one was in my wish list and I've now downloaded it.

I really liked Before I go to sleep flabber. Will give the other two a try,thanks!

KurriKurri Fri 24-May-13 16:29:47

You might enjoy The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood, The GUilty One by Lisa Ballantyne or Cuckoo by Julia Crouch (am suggesting these because I also enjoyed Magpies and I enjoyed these recently too smile)

Off to download domestic's book smile

Cheesymonster Fri 24-May-13 20:14:55

Thanks kurri. I read the wicked girls and really enjoyed it. Will get the other two you've suggested smile

DomesticEntrepreneur Fri 24-May-13 20:30:01

Thanks for all the downloads! Hope you enjoy it smile

I second Gone Girl (God, that book is phenomenal, I loved it), also Flynn's second novel Dark Places, Cuckoo, Before I Go to Sleep.

Try A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth. Notes From a Scandal by Zoe Heller which isn't exactly a psychological thriller but is a wonderful study in creepy relationships.

Cheesymonster Sat 25-May-13 14:02:47

Thanks domestic smile

DomesticEntrepreneur Sat 25-May-13 16:20:07

Whoops, I guess I wasn't allowed to mention it. Sorry about that!

SarahAndFuck Tue 28-May-13 20:08:11

A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth has tones of The Magpies about it. I read it and loved it and have re-read it a few times now, so I second the recommendation of it from Domestic

I'm reading Killing Cupid by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss. Mark Edwards is the author of The Magpies and the story is about a woman who is being stalked by a student in a class she teaches. It's not quite as well written as The Magpies, and I've picked up a couple of mistakes that editing should have caught, but it's still quite good so far.

Can't Let Go by Jane Hill is also very good. It's about a woman who has been hiding a secret for decades and then one day receives an anonymous note from someone claiming to know what she had done and stating they are watching her every move. Suddenly she can't trust anybody and realises she has to find her stalker before they find her.

SarahAndFuck Tue 28-May-13 20:14:28

Domestic also recommended Notes on a Scandal, which is another one I loved. And to add to that I will recommend Alys, Always by Harriet Lane, which is a little bit similar, a stranger inserts herself into a family.

DomesticEntrepreneur Tue 28-May-13 22:54:19

Ooh, yes, Alys, Always is good although it wasn't really dark enough for my tastes. Well written though.

Second Sarah's recommendation of Killing Cupid - it's a fun read.

Elizabeth Haynes' third book, Human Remains, is good. Disgusting, but good smile

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