Just finished a great psychological thriller

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MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Sat 11-Aug-12 19:59:43

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

2 girls imprisoned for murder when they were young....25 years later they meet again.

Very good...read it in 2 days.

Cocodale Sat 11-Aug-12 20:38:08

Just what I need heading to amazon now, thank you.

FermezLaBouche Sat 11-Aug-12 20:38:39


bamboostalks Sat 11-Aug-12 20:41:09

Thanks so much, love recommendations.
You're not Alex Marwood.

bamboostalks Sat 11-Aug-12 20:42:25

are you? grin

I read that as well recently. Would definitely recommend it.

yellowraincoat Sat 11-Aug-12 20:45:50

Ooh thanks, got a long train journey on Monday, just what I need.

MarthasHarbour Sat 11-Aug-12 20:46:46

Currently being transported to my kindle as we speak!

Many thanks OP smile

PedanticPanda Sat 11-Aug-12 20:49:52

Great thanks, I'm going to buy it now smile

zandy Sat 11-Aug-12 21:15:00

I've read this. Fully recommend!

alcibiades Sat 11-Aug-12 21:40:18

I really must pay more attention to this area. I've just finished "Rivers of London" which was recommended here, and I've now downloaded this book.

I do like the occasional whodunnit - I'm slowly working my way through the Kinsey Millhone series - but I also like the kind of psychological thriller that looks at the minds of such aberrant behaviour. When reading the synopsis on Amazon I was reminded of a real life case that happened decades ago in Australia, where no-one could really explain the psychology of those two young girls.

SrirachaGirl Sat 11-Aug-12 21:48:11

Ordered smile. Thanks.

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Sun 12-Aug-12 08:23:35

No I am not the author smile
she is working on her next novel.

Just started another good one..gone Girl by Gilliam Flynn.
That's me sorted for the next few days!!

Ordered too. Love a good book recommendation grin

MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Sun 12-Aug-12 11:06:10

I hope you all enjoy it grin

i still love your name Mimsy.
Dad and I used to recite Jabberwocky together when I was little.

MarthasHarbour Mon 13-Aug-12 09:03:27

Just started reading this book this morning and am already hooked!

bamboostalks Mon 13-Aug-12 19:36:35

Me too, thanks. Stuck to my kindle since yesterday. Girl will be next.

Thanks again for this MrsR (I'm enjoying teaching ds1 jabberwocky). Just finished it and thought it was very, very well written - thoroughly enjoyed it.

I was expecting it to be a bit more like 'Boy A' but I actually found it more thought provoking and definitely more of a page turner.

Now, what to read next? <eyes rather brimming kindle> grin

Just reread the thread and remembered I've got Gone Girl to put on. There's my answer...

I posted about the wicked girls a while ago, I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the twists had me fooled every step of the way through it too. Every time I thought I knew what was coming next I was wrong.

MarthasHarbour Wed 22-Aug-12 14:06:09

Just finished this, i enjoyed it - but confess to guessing the twists before they occurred - such as a certain person knowing all along who a certain person was wink

Have just started reading The Missing now - another one that has me gripped straight away

Thank you OP!

moonblushtomato Thu 23-Aug-12 19:04:45

Am LOVING all these psychological thrillers at the mo!!

Recently read Erin Kelly's The Sick Rose and Into the Darkest Corner (can't remember who penned that one!)

Currently reading Before I go to Sleep... starting off a bit slow, hope it improves soon.

I've got Cuckoo by Julia Crouch to read next.

Lolalollipop Thu 23-Aug-12 19:05:56

Marking my place so I can find thread when have my bank card handy. Thanks!

bamboostalks Thu 23-Aug-12 20:26:06

Just finished The Wicked Girls. Was pretty good.

LastMangoInParis Thu 23-Aug-12 20:30:41

Yeah, it's good: follows crime fiction formula, but still really well written, bits of it are really funny.
Wish I knew who Alex Marwood is, though. (I have my theory re. a particular very clever, funny journalist, but if it's her she's just too clever, too prolific in producing, funny, clever, snappy work and the thought of someone getting that much done is exhausting...)
So who is Alex Marwood?

DowagersHump Thu 23-Aug-12 20:32:21

I really enjoyed it - thought it was very clever indeed

bamboostalks Sat 25-Aug-12 08:53:05

Who do you think it may be LastMango? Really intrigued now. Please share!

porcamiseria Sun 26-Aug-12 11:01:32

good rec OP

very good book, literally unputdownable

was it only me that thought amber was the girl from the poor family, for ages!

poor poor anabel/amber

and I was sad, yet relieved by the ending

LastMangoInParis Sun 26-Aug-12 11:05:16

Ms Williams who writes for Guardian?
I'm probably way off the mark, but AM is journalist, lives in S London (I think), and parts of the book are very, very funny in a ZW type way.

myalias Sun 26-Aug-12 16:38:42

This was one of the books I read on holiday it was brilliant, read it in a couple of days. I thought Amber was from the poor family too. I also read S J Watson Before I go to sleep another brilliant psycho thriller.

bamboostalks Mon 27-Aug-12 17:35:38

Just finished Cuckoo by Julie Crouch. Very good indeed.

bamboostalks Mon 27-Aug-12 17:37:50

Not sure re. Williams. Her pregnancy book was pretty dire.

Mintyy Mon 27-Aug-12 17:37:51

yet more lurking

DuchessofMalfi Mon 27-Aug-12 19:10:57

Just finished reading Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer, the third in the series set in Shipcott on Exmoor. Chilling and utterly brilliant. The other two are Blaclands and Dark Side. Must be read in order.

bamboostalks Mon 27-Aug-12 20:19:11

Thanks. Will download. Some great recommendations here. Turning into a nice little thread. smile

Robomummy Mon 27-Aug-12 21:25:41

Just finished The wicked girls - great recommendation OP. Walked into things reading it on my phone on the way to work this morning blush

Cantdothisagain Mon 27-Aug-12 21:52:21

Don't read Julia Crouch's second book - or at least, be warned if you do that it deteriorates fast......

bamboostalks Tue 28-Aug-12 20:01:03

Thanks for the Julia Crouch heads up...the ending wasn't brilliant on Cuckoo so will steer clear. Am loving Blacklands, truly engrossing.

maytheoddsbeeverinyourfavour Tue 28-Aug-12 20:05:00

Thanks mrsrobert, I've just finished it and I really enjoyed it smile

I'm coming to the end of The Playdate by Louise Millar.

From the premise I expected something that was "brain off, chewing gum for the eyes" chick lit reading, but I've been really surprised and pleased with it. Definitely recommended.

extratoastwiththat Tue 28-Aug-12 22:24:50

Thanks, MrsRD. smile

Thanks for these recommendations.
I enjoyed cuckoo. Thought when I go to sleep was a bit far fetched.

valiumredhead Sun 02-Sep-12 19:19:58

LOVED this book - very very clever on all sorts of levels.

valiumredhead Sun 02-Sep-12 19:20:44

Also loved The Playdate and have just finished The Perfect Mother which had me gripped from the get go by Margaret Leroy.

DowagersHump Sun 02-Sep-12 19:39:58

Thought Cuckoo was a bit silly but I will give Playdate a go.

limepickle Thu 06-Sep-12 10:37:41

Quite tempted with the Wicked Girls. Is it gory/very detailed ? I need to be able to sleep afterwards !

valiumredhead Thu 06-Sep-12 13:45:27

No, not at all.

winterhill Wed 21-Nov-12 09:10:54

I bought The Playdate on recommendation.
It was not that great. Two of the main characters were unlikeable. Bored me to tears.

bimblebee Thu 22-Nov-12 09:53:04

Thought When I Go To Sleep was intriguing but not always believable (must have taken hours to read the diary everyday!)
Best psychological thriller I have read in past 2 months was Black is the Colour by Helen Howe (it's set in an area near where I live and had some good music references too).

moonblushtomato Thu 22-Nov-12 21:36:36

Just finished Tideline by Penny Hancock. I was gripped but felt extremely let down and distraught with the ending

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