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Tulipss Wed 08-Feb-17 15:10:59

Hi, I'm desperate for a good book to get stuck into, one that you don't want to put down, but am struggline. The last 'unputdownable' book I read was 'I let you go' by Clare Mackintosh. I like psychological thrillers, dramas. I also like books where the main character suffers and overcomes hardship, such as A piece of cake by Cupcake Brown or Ugly by Constance Briscow. I'm also partial to a bit of horror and anything with an old haunted house!

I'd be really grateful for some suggestions. Thank you.

ThereAreNoGhostsHere Wed 08-Feb-17 16:18:21

I raced through The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild last week. Not chick lit despite title. It's set in the London art world.

SchoolNightWine Wed 08-Feb-17 16:32:43

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris.
I read this after I Let You Go and couldn't put that one down either.

NotCitrus Wed 08-Feb-17 17:00:39

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Got given it a couple months ago, picked it up and read the whole thing in a weekend. Definitely includes drama and psychological stuff as well as American South and civil rights history.

thehousewife Wed 08-Feb-17 17:04:04

I loved all 4 of the Rachael Abbott books, I read them all on a weeks holiday!!

madasamarchhare Wed 08-Feb-17 17:17:09

I second the B A Paris book. She also has another one out tomorrow. Another book I also really enjoyed was 34 days by Amanda Waller.

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 08-Feb-17 19:05:31

I liked the Improbability of Love and did read it quite quickly, but wouldn't describe it as unstoppable, well not for me anyway smile

Have you read A Little Life?

Tulipss Wed 08-Feb-17 23:37:34

Thank you all for your replies. I have ordered The Improbability of love and Behind Closed doors. I will order the other books that you have recommded once I have read these.

Sometimespostingalwayslurking Wed 08-Feb-17 23:44:32

I just finished the other book by Claire Macintosh, I see you. Couldn't put it down. Thoroughly recommended!

DoloresVanCartier Wed 08-Feb-17 23:51:54

Blood moon, cold moon and bitter moon by Alexandra sokoloff, my DM recommended them to me and they are free on kindle unlimited.

LadyB49 Wed 08-Feb-17 23:57:43

Behind Closed Doors - another recommendation

Tulipss Thu 09-Feb-17 00:42:36

Blood moon, cold moon and bitter moon

antimatter Thu 09-Feb-17 01:08:06

A Little life bored me and I never went past 40% of the book sad

waycat Fri 10-Feb-17 15:17:38

A book I recently read after stumbling across it at the library is Night Waking by Sarah Moss - totally unputdownable.

I would also recommend anything by Erin Kelly for psychological suspense. I've read all of hers (except the Broadchurch novelisation of the TV series) and they were all excellent in my opinion. Once I'd read the first I steamed through her others in a couple of weeks.

rosybell Sat 11-Feb-17 08:11:54

'What she knew' - psychological thriller about a boy who goes missing. Well written and the same vein as I let go .

madasamarchhare Sun 12-Feb-17 12:44:01

Wow!! Just started B A Paris' second book. I am 25% through and it is fantastic so far. I am trying to limit how often I read it so I don't finish it too soon!! A definite recommendation.

laurzj82 Sun 12-Feb-17 12:46:47

I recently read Strangers by Dean Koontz and couldn't put it down

Violetcharlotte Sun 12-Feb-17 13:03:07

Following with interest as I love these types of books.

L.J Ross books are brilliant, just finished her fifth one.

val4 Fri 17-Feb-17 19:01:26

Just finished ' The Breakdown' BA't put it down. Also 'Those who lie' Diane Jeffrey'..not as good but still held me. Also love anything by Mark Edwards.

madasamarchhare Sat 18-Feb-17 09:44:55

Just finished The Breakdown too. What a fabulous book. Limited myself how often I read it to make it last! Definitely recommend.

DidoTwiteInnit Sat 18-Feb-17 10:16:27

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough is a great read. It's an insanely twisty thriller and I literally couldn't put it down. The ending is the most WTAF twist ever.

hookiewookie29 Sat 18-Feb-17 21:21:06

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes.
Psychological thriller...could not put it down!

SaladDressing Sat 18-Feb-17 23:33:50

Someone on here recommended 'Perfect People' by Peter James.

Couldn't put it down. Thank you to whoever mentioned it.

TheBadgersMadeMeDoIt Sun 19-Feb-17 10:02:55

The last book I couldn't put down was The Martian. Not my usual cup of tea at all - science fiction doesn't really do it for me. But as a tale of bad things happening to a good person and his struggle to overcome obstacle after obstacle against the odds, it was compelling. Read it in two sittings (and really resented that break to go to sleep).

user1471433387 Tue 21-Feb-17 20:11:43

You mention books where the main character suffers and overcomes hardship e.g. A piece of cake by Cupcake Brown. I also enjoyed that book and have just finished The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. It is a memoir about a dysfunctional family and I could not put it down.

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