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Books you couldn't put down

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whyhastherumgone Sat 05-Aug-17 16:41:10

Just read Then She Was Gone and found it really gripping - looking for a follow up read, so tell me, which books did you struggle to put down? Ideally looking for a thriller/mystery type

iklboo Sat 05-Aug-17 16:51:32

Kindle or print book? I read Extracted by R R Haywood and the follow up Executed. Really good books. I'd hesitate to say sci-if but there's an element of time travel - it's really well done though, not naff.

iklboo Sat 05-Aug-17 16:51:46

Sorry, meant on kindle.

channelthirtytwo Sat 05-Aug-17 19:24:30

I just finished One Last Summer at Hideaway Bay in floods of tears. So good I read it in two days. Not a thriller though.

midsomermurderess Sat 05-Aug-17 22:17:17

The Secret History.

FerretsAreFeminists Sun 06-Aug-17 00:26:52

The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear, both by Peter Swanson.

FerretsAreFeminists Sun 06-Aug-17 00:27:37

Also, Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton.

newnamechange84 Sun 06-Aug-17 00:38:19

I've just read 'I see you now' by Clare Mackintosh in one day. Couldn't put it down!

notapizzaeater Sun 06-Aug-17 00:52:58

The serial killers daughter, loved it - just downloaded his previous book

waycat Sun 06-Aug-17 16:19:14

I would highly recommend the Blackhouse Trilogy (aka The Lewis Trilogy) by Peter May.

I've read all three twice and both times I was totally addicted. The second reading provided me with so much more than the first reading, and right now I'm considering a third reading in the very near future.

whyhastherumgone Sun 06-Aug-17 16:41:51

ooh thank you for all of these. smile
Kindle or print, either is good. I am off to check reviews and read the blurb on some of these suggestions

bluemumsbluedog Fri 18-Aug-17 22:06:46

Last seen alive by Claire Douglas. I started reading it last night and finished about 1am I couldn't put it down.

Happilyneverafterrr Fri 18-Aug-17 22:08:39

The couple next door

HemanOrSheRa Sat 19-Aug-17 00:17:02

I've just finished The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter. It's a stand alone if you've read any of her other books.

The story line is shockingly brutal, very much like Karin's other books, but the love between two sisters is wonderful.

hookiewookie29 Sun 20-Aug-17 20:19:06

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes.
Brilliant page turner......couldn't put it down!
Also anything by Sharon Bolton

judgejudyandexecutioner Sun 27-Aug-17 12:49:07

The Stone Man by Luke Smitherd was an amazing read. I was feeling a bit jaded with fiction so much more of the same and then a friend recommended this book which was only an audio book. Now it's on kindle so I gave it a go and it was a phenomenal read.

Cherrypi Sun 27-Aug-17 19:15:00

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

melissasummerfield Sun 27-Aug-17 19:18:45

Ive just read a great thriller - the girlfriend by michelle francis and thought it was great!

Wormysquirmy Sun 27-Aug-17 19:21:11

Shamelessly following

Outlander had me hooked

gemmiebaby Sun 27-Aug-17 19:26:22

He Said She Said by Erin Kelly was good. Have just finished After I've Gone by Linda Green. Read in less than 24hrs! Fantastic book

antimatter Sun 27-Aug-17 19:48:34

His bloody project if you haven't read it yet

Serenrose Sun 27-Aug-17 20:18:18

Ones which stand out for me are:

Atonement - Ian McEwan
Ordinary thunderstorms and Restless - William Boyd
We need to talk about Kevin - Lionel Shriver
Pp mentions Erin Kelly, I've read a few of hers (the poison tree, the ties that bind and the sick rose) and found them all gripping.

My all time favourite though- Rebecca , Daphne DuMaurier I remember reading it in the staff canteen (something I never do) as I literally could not put it down! Love it!

ScarletSienna Sun 27-Aug-17 20:22:19

I See You by Clare Mackintosh. However, I've read that her other book is even better!

PinkIndustry Sun 27-Aug-17 23:30:05

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

woman12345 Fri 01-Sep-17 08:32:03

The Road is a real page turner, I agree. smile
William Boyd's brilliant too.

Just read 'A Manual for a Cleaning Woman' by Lucia Berlin. Collection of short stories. Funny and truthful; great writer.

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