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Just finished Big Little Lies, now what?

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ohgoshIdontknow Wed 19-Apr-17 17:32:56

I'm at the end of a run of brilliant books and looking for something else gripping enough to make me put down my phone, turn off Netflix and go to bed to read.

I don't want anything sad or sci fi or too trashy but would appreciate any really good suggestions!

Thank you!

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 19-Apr-17 17:34:36

Following

SmokingGun Wed 19-Apr-17 17:40:11

There is a crime series by M J Arlidge that I have just finished (7 books in all I think) that I have really enjoyed and genuinely hadn't guessed any of the twists in the books. The first on is called Eeny Meeny if you are interested.

thekingfisher Wed 19-Apr-17 20:02:27

thanks for the recommendation - i have read a few of that series but hadn't go the rest so just downloaded!

ohgoshIdontknow Wed 19-Apr-17 20:04:52

Thank you so much SmokingGun - I shall look that up.

After I posted this I did some stalking of other similar posts and ended up ordering this from Amazon, Gilead by Marilynne someone.

www.amazon.co.uk/Gilead-Marilynne-Robinson/dp/1844081486/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492628646&sr=8-1&keywords=gilead+marilynne+robinson&tag=mumsnetforum-21

Rather looking forward to it

ohgoshIdontknow Wed 19-Apr-17 20:08:08

OK just ordered Eeny Meeny as it looks great, thanks so much again SmokingGun!

Thirtyrock39 Wed 19-Apr-17 20:08:56

The swimming pool is really good by Louise candlish

ohgoshIdontknow Thu 20-Apr-17 07:18:14

Ooh thank you will heck that one out too!

CharliesRedSock Thu 20-Apr-17 07:25:53

Black widow by Chris Brookmyre. An excellent whodunnit and not too grisly. Dh and I have both just really enjoyed it.

hashtagcurious Thu 20-Apr-17 14:16:59

Why are all the good recommended books never on kindle unlimited grrrrr :/

mugglebumthesecond Fri 21-Apr-17 18:19:17

I found You by Lisa Jewell is really goodsmile

SmokingGun Fri 21-Apr-17 19:44:55

Hope you enjoy it ohgosh

I've just downloaded I found you so thanks muggle for the recommendation

Matilda2013 Fri 21-Apr-17 19:51:03

Disclaimer by Renee Knight has been a hit with everyone in my office. I also read Daisy in Chains by Sharon Bolton recently and thoroughly enjoyed that.

iloveredwine Sun 23-Apr-17 17:54:31

The girls by Lisa Jewell is brilliant

greenlavender Mon 24-Apr-17 20:44:14

Try some more of Liane Moriaty. She has written some great books.

user1493018337 Tue 25-Apr-17 06:14:12

I just started reading Big Little Lies.

MimsyBorogroves Tue 25-Apr-17 18:47:00

More Liane Moriarty. I enjoyed all of them, but Three Wishes and The Last Anniversary weren't quite as good as the rest for me.

saltedcaramelhotchoc Tue 25-Apr-17 18:57:52

Alex Marwood, the Darkest Secret, is excellent, even if notably ripped off a major news event...

WandaOver Thu 27-Apr-17 16:38:06

I agree The Last Anniversary was a bit of a dud but loved the others by Liane Moriarty.
I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh explores similar themes to Big Little Lies.

MissCalamity Thu 27-Apr-17 18:52:19

I second MJ Arlidge & Sharon Bolton. I've just read a book by Rachel Abbot called The Back Road which was really good (so I've checked out all her other books of course!)
Paula Daly - The Trophy Child is also quite good!

SmokingGun Mon 01-May-17 14:54:43

Back with another recommendation! Escape by C.L Taylor. I've just finished it and loved it, was very fast paced from the first chapter which I enjoyed as a moly of other psychological thrillers are slow burners.

SmokingGun Mon 01-May-17 14:55:47

MissCalamity - I love both Rachel Abbott and Paula Daly, Mel Sharrat is a similar author if you haven't read any of her stuff already?

MissCalamity Mon 01-May-17 18:54:50

Thanks for the tip smokinggun never heard of Mel Sharrat before, are her books in a series or stand alone ones?

BikeRunSki Mon 01-May-17 19:02:06

I couldn't put down The Light Between Oceans - ML Stedman

WhiteWinterWitch Mon 01-May-17 19:08:23

The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly is quite good, also behind closed doors by BA Paris

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