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froubylou Sun 26-Jun-16 13:45:48

Am struggling to get stuck into anything at the moment.

Have just read the Shetland series and the Vera series by Anne Cleeves. Need a bit of a break from her though.

I usually like chic lit. Love lisa jewel, Jane green, Adele parks but a bit meh about jojo moves.

I didn't particularly like gone girl or girl on a train but don't mind crime/thrillers. But prefer the Anne Cleeves whodonit to a gritty thriller.

Please recommend something I can download today otherwise I might have to talk to dp tonight instead. Thanks muchly.

tripfiction Sun 26-Jun-16 20:47:27

"The Swimming Pool" by Louise Candlish might (I was going to say float your boat, but perhaps not smile ) Quite gripping.. this is my review and I chat to the author

In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings has been one of my top reads over the last couple of months

A gritty read set in Naples, which got a lot of good reviews: The Bastards of Pizzofalcone by Maurizio de Giovanni

Distress Signals by Catherine Ryan Howard

Hope these help!

efeslight Sun 26-Jun-16 21:05:02

You could try Susan Hill's detective series, with Serrailler, the detective. Not too gruesome, very English settings, there are about 7 in the series, so plenty to keep you going.

froubylou Mon 27-Jun-16 14:36:58

Thanks very much, will load a couple to my kindle later. I downloaded something last night (can't remember what it was) but after 10 pages I was asleep and couldn't tell you what it was. Which is never a good sign.

I love my kindle but miss being able to browse actual books!

efeslight Mon 27-Jun-16 19:25:49

Am reading the little friend by donna tartt at the moment, a great read, i can recommend that too

insan1tyscartching Mon 27-Jun-16 19:39:24

I've just finished Runaway by Peter May and really enjoyed it. I also enjoyed Coffin Road by the same author.

MermaidofZennor Mon 27-Jun-16 21:11:46

Seconding Susan Hill's Simon Serrailler series. I really enjoyed them. Don't think there will be any more though sad I did find the ending to the final one rather downbeat and had hoped there would be another one.

Also, really enjoying Tony Parsons' series - there's three now. Set in London, starting with The Murder Bag. Very well written, but a bit on the grisly side. You'll need a strong stomach!

froubylou Mon 27-Jun-16 21:41:30

Thank you all so much for taking the time to post recommendations. I used to read anything and everything but have been quite restrictive over the.last few years. Mainly because of time and partly because I have been too lazy to look beyond my 'recommended for you' list on my kindle.

The Anne Cleeves books were based on a kindle '10 authors you should read' list otherwise I wouldn't have read them at all.

I think I will try the Susan Hill books. Have enjoyed having a series to read. But 2as sad when each one ended. Have the 7th Shetland book preordered though!

froubylou Wed 27-Jul-16 19:34:26

Thank you for the Susan Hill recommendat ions! Am loving it so far and just about to download book 4.

Am halfway through a chiclit heavyweights new book who I normally love and am not enjoying it one bit.

GetHappy Fri 29-Jul-16 17:50:43

Have you tried Dorothy Koomson?

froubylou Fri 29-Jul-16 18:40:21

I have Get Happy. I loved her first one but couldn't get on with the second.

GetHappy Fri 29-Jul-16 18:52:54

I've read a few of hers. I couldn't get on with The Cupid Effect though

froubylou Fri 29-Jul-16 19:20:10

I remember I did really enjoy the first one. But I found her a bit morbid at the time, or maybe too grown up. I was much younger then and more into fluffy chiclit. I keep looking at her stuff and thinking I ought to give her another chance.

GetHappy Fri 29-Jul-16 19:41:09

Lianne Moriaty is good too

froubylou Sat 30-Jul-16 19:21:05

I don't think I like LM. I know I am an awkward fussy fucker.

HemanOrSheRa Sat 30-Jul-16 20:29:47

Thank you efe for the Susan Hill recommendation. I'm getting stuck into the first book in the series right now.

Have you read any of the CJ Sansome Shardlake books frouby? How about Karin Slaughter?

froubylou Sun 31-Jul-16 12:11:08

I haven't Heman. Are they good?

Am keeping this thread so I can.keep referring back to it!

HemanOrSheRa Tue 02-Aug-16 21:10:44

I really enjoy the CJ Sansom books frouby. They are kind of murder/mystery/whodunnit type books set in tudor times. Karin Slaughter is very good too. Murder/psychology thiller type thing. She has a series of books but her 'stand alone' books are very good too. I've just finished Cop Town. It's set around women entering the american police force in the 1970's and how they are treated. It's a bit gory and brutal in parts but I really enjoyed it!

efeslight Mon 08-Aug-16 22:49:50

I'm so glad people are enjoying the susan hill books. Am trying to find all her other books, not quite as good as the new detective ones, but generally a good read.
Ann cleeves i think seems to have quite a few older books that are now out of print. Maybe they will rerelease them.
At the risk of sounding like too much of a horror fan, have gone back to reading some stephen king, which i haven't read since i was a teenager. His writing is sometimes perfect-funny, clever, authentic. I read one sentence of his recently , wish i could quote it, and it was one of the most interesting, beautifully constructed things i have ever read.

DiscoSloth Mon 08-Aug-16 22:54:39

Douglas Kennedy - The Pursuit of Happiness and/or The Moment
Erin Kelly - The Poison Tree and/or The Burning Air
Karen Rose - Closer Than You Think

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