Fabulous Fridays

This week on Fabulous Fridays I have made a list of 'thrillers' that I have enjoyed. I would really like to read more of this genre but I struggle to find authors that I enjoy, some of them are too predictable and some are too complicated and I lose interest. These ones however were just right, if you can recommend anymore then please let me know in the comments below. If you click on the title of these then you will be taken to my original review.

Have a lovely weekend


The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes, Harper, August 2013, 416 pages- The Girl Who Wouldn't Die. Kirby is lucky she survived the attack. She is sure there are other victims less fortunate, but the evidence she finds is...impossible. Hunting a serial killer who shouldn't exist.
Harper stalks his shining girls through the years- and cuts the spark out of them. But what if the one that got away came back for him?

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, Phoenix, January 2013, 496 pages-  Who are you?
What have we done to each other?
These are the questions Nick Dunne finds himself asking on the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, when his wife Amy suddenly disappears. The police suspect Nick. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him. He swears it isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches. He says they weren't made by him. And then are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what did happen to Nick's beautiful wife?

The Silent Wife by A.S.A Harrison, Headline, November 2013, 384 pages- Todd and Jodie have been together for more than twenty years. They are both aware their world is in  crisis, though neither is willing to admit it. Todd is living a dual existence, while Jodie is living in denial. But she also likes to settle scores. When it becomes clear their affluent Chicago lifestyle could disintegrate at any moment, Jodie knows everything is at stake. It's only now she will discover how much she's truly capable of...

Poppet by Mo Hayder, Bantam, February 2014, 528 pages- The Maude is outside. It wants to come in.
It wants to sit on your chest.
The mentally ill patients in Beechway High Secure Unit are highly suggestible. A hallucination can spread like a virus. When unexplained power cuts lead to a series of horrifying incidents, fear spreads from the inmates to the staff. Amidst the growing hysteria, AJ, a senior psychiatric nurse, is desperate to protect  his charges.
Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is looking for the corpse of a missing woman. He knows all too well how it feels to fail to find a loved one's body. When AJ seeks Caffery's help in investigating the trouble at Beechway, each man must face a butter truth in his own life. Before staring pure evil in the eye.

The Killing Place by Tess Gerritsen, Bantam, January 2011, 448 pages- Something terrible has happened in the snowbound village of Kingdom Come, Wyoming. Twelve, eerily identical houses stand dark and abandoned. The people who lived in them appear to have vanished, seemingly into thin air.
Maura Isles is driving through the area with a group of friends when they find themselves trapped in a snowstorm. They stumble into the abandoned village to take shelter. Their nightmare has only just begun.
Days later, Jane Rizzoli flies to Wyoming to search for her missing friend. A crashed vehicle has been found with four badly burned bodies still inside. Can one of the corpses be Maura's?
Jane's hunt for the truth leads her to Kingdom Come. Where the person who was watching Maura now lies waiting for her...

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J Watson, Black Swan, January 2012, 384 pages- Memories define us.
So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep?
Your name, your identity, your past, even the people you love- all forgotten overnight?
And the one person you trust may only be telling you half the story.
Welcome to Christine's life.


Elle Field said...

Fabulous thrillers I've read this year include:

Broken Dolls by James Carol
The Accident by C. L. Taylor
In the Blood by Lisa Unger
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
Look Behind You by Sibel Hodge

I've never read a Tess Gerritsen book, but I keep meaning to! :) x

Jess Hearts Books said...

Great list! Especially with Halloween coming up. I'm just about to read Gone Girl for the first time in preparation for the film!

Dot said...

Thanks Elle, have added these to my wish list!

Jess- Oooh I hope you enjoy it!

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