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Can anyone recommend a good page turner please?

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Absoluteunit Mon 16-Dec-19 18:57:25

I'm struggling with anxiety in the evenings and am looking for a easy read page turner type book to take my mind off it. My usual go tos when I want something like this are crime/psychological thrillers but open to other ideas. I'm not really into chit lit type stuff though.

Any recommendations for me please? TIA

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WeirdPookah Mon 16-Dec-19 20:14:42

Have you read anything by Sharon Bolton or S.J. Bolton, she's used both names. They are really good.

Absoluteunit Mon 16-Dec-19 21:51:42

I don't think so? I will take a look - thanks

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hidingmystatus Mon 16-Dec-19 22:23:07

Crime: Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli and Isles, but also others); JD Robb, Janet Evanovich, Kathy Reichs, SR Garrae, LJ Ross; [older} Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, Margery Allingham, the Imogen Quy stories (can't remember the author), Nicci French, Minette Walters; and [thrillers] David Baldacci, Lee Child.

msmith501 Mon 16-Dec-19 22:32:32

L J Ryan detective novels set in the NE UK. £1.99 each and the kindle paid for books best seller currently. Makes a nice change from the 30+ books that some authors bring out each month by ghost reviewing and editing other authors.

PolloDePrimavera Mon 16-Dec-19 22:44:00

Agree with lots of the above; I'm working my way through Ruth Ware at the moment, they are psychological thrillers, slightly dark. I also like Lisa Jewell (later books) and Adele Parks, both write very well. Oh, Fiona Barton is excellent. Have you read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine? My last suggestion, slightly fluffier though, is Elly Griffith's Ruth Galloway series, I just really liked the characters.

Absoluteunit Tue 17-Dec-19 07:43:52

Thanks everyone, lots to get me started! I've just downloaded one of the Sharon Bolton ones - just the sort of thing I was after.

I will have a look at the other suggestions too, thanks. Aww yes I LOVED Eleanor!

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WeirdPookah Tue 17-Dec-19 13:05:25

Ah excellent! I hope you enjoy an escape from your anxiety.

MooseyMoo Tue 17-Dec-19 15:45:05

My favourite series that I re-read every year is the True Blood series by Charlaine Harris. The books aren’t called True Blood, they made a tv series from the books.

First book in series is Dead until Dark

angemorange Tue 17-Dec-19 15:50:20

Rachel Blok - 'Under the Ice' is one I've just finished and it was good.

I like Denzil Meryck's detective series and I'm a big fan of Elly Griffiths.

Good luck with the reading OP!

beguilingeyes Mon 30-Dec-19 15:36:06

Lee Child - the Jack Reacher books, rattling good yarns.

JazzTheDog Fri 03-Jan-20 00:23:15

Claire Allan has a good selection of easy read, gripping stories, some 'chick lit'.

I just finished 'Forget me Not' which is a thriller and bloody excellent!

MadeinBelfast Fri 03-Jan-20 00:27:32

Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan books are great, I think there're about 8 in the series now.

HarrietSchulenberg Fri 03-Jan-20 00:53:48

The Couple Next Door is a good page turner, and an easy read too.

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