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Gripping page turners?
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MsFogi · 20/09/2021 20:57

I have realised that I am much happier when I have a gripping, but not-too-challenging, page-turner novel on the go (I have also realised that I am less happy when I have a heavy-going novel or non-fiction book in progress Grin). My commute goes faster, I get into bed earlier and I waste less time on MN!
So...any suggestions if I enjoyed the Stella Rimmington novels, the JK Rowling Strike series, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series (and, I'm ashamed to admit, Dan Brown novels Blush)?

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Whentheydontmeanwhattheysay · 20/09/2021 21:07

I loved the strike series!

I also love Richard Osman The Thursday Murder Club, I’m currently re reading it as book two -The Man Who Died Twice-was just released and delivered to me the other day.
The first one was such an easy read, but gripping, so I can’t wait to read the second one.

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Whentheydontmeanwhattheysay · 20/09/2021 21:07

Might be a bit light for you though.

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Pugmumm · 20/09/2021 21:10

OP are you interested in true crime?

I recently finished 'the perfect father' by John Glatt. It is based on the crimes of Chris Watts, there was a series on Netflix (American murder: the family next door).

I honestly couldn't put it down, finished the book within 3 days.

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RickOShay · 20/09/2021 21:12

I really like Elly Grifiths. Both the Ruth Galloway and Brighton series.
Lucy Foley is also good. I’ll think of some more. Since covid I can’t handle anything too thought provoking Grin

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SagaBauer · 20/09/2021 21:13

I loved the Lars Kepler books, I read Rabbit Hunter first but there's a whole series. They can be a bit dark but definitely page turner's!

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GrouchyKiwi · 20/09/2021 21:15

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. He was a script writer so it feels like you're watching a film while you read it. Good stuff.

The Miller Hatcher books by Nikki Crutchley are good (and on Kindle Unlimited, if you have that).

And the Ziba Mackenzie series by Victoria Selman is also a good read.

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TableSetting · 20/09/2021 21:16

The Last Thing to Burn - Will Dean

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user1487194234 · 20/09/2021 22:01

Interesting thread
Since the pandemic I don't seem to have the same concentration for anything difficult
Am re reading lots of stuff I read years ago like Maeve Binchy and Ian Rankine
Dreading my book group resuming 🤣

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Blackcountryexile · 21/09/2021 16:14

As you like the Strike series perhaps try the Dublin murders series by Tana French. The first one is In the Woods. Also her stand alone novel The Wych Elm .

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MsFogi · 21/09/2021 17:40

Thanks for all the suggestions so far - I am noting them all down!

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Zeev · 21/09/2021 17:53

Gin Phillips: The Fierce Kingdom

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agnesmartin · 21/09/2021 17:53

Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan series, perhaps? I really enjoyed those. Also love Elly Griffiths.

Plus Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Jo Nesbo, Lee Child, David Baldacci, Val McDermid, Anne Cleeves, Mick Herron, Denzil Meyrick, Peter May, Ben Aaronovich (Rivers of London) ... ?

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Standrewsschool · 21/09/2021 17:54

Three Hours - Rosemary Lipton - one of the best books I’ve read recently.

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garlictwist · 22/09/2021 06:07

@Standrewsschool

Three Hours - Rosemary Lipton - one of the best books I’ve read recently.

I'm afraid to say I thought this was really crap and badly written - I gave up.

I recently read Birdbox by Josh someone or other. That was really gripping, loved it.
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HippyChickMama · 22/09/2021 06:34

The Silence by Daisy Pearce is really good, as is The Missing by the same author. I also really liked Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Venderah

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LadyEloise1 · 22/09/2021 07:35

Anything by Minette Walters

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TolpuddleFarter · 22/09/2021 07:38

Lee Child - the Jack Reacher books are real page turners.

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PlonkyWillyWonky · 22/09/2021 07:53

I like the Angela manson series of novels. They are very addictive

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RickOShay · 22/09/2021 08:06

Just remembered Jane Harper. She wrote The Dry, and a few others. All good. Set in the Australian outback. Well written and enough suspense.

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Coronawireless · 22/09/2021 08:33

I was also going to suggest In the Woods by Tana French. Many of her novels are boring and repetitive but this is a masterpiece. Also Broken Harbour - super creepy. I haven’t read the Wych Elm as I disliked her other novels but I’ll give it a try.

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Geamhradh · 22/09/2021 18:05

@Coronawireless

I was also going to suggest In the Woods by Tana French. Many of her novels are boring and repetitive but this is a masterpiece. Also Broken Harbour - super creepy. I haven’t read the Wych Elm as I disliked her other novels but I’ll give it a try.

I sent the Wych Elm back to Kindle for my 99p back, that's how dreadful I thought it was!
Conversely, Ioved Three Hours (though RL's other books are awful)
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