Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you can’t have missed folk everywhere reading Gone Girl. At a lunch with girlfriends in March, one of them mentioned it and then bam! I saw it ALL the time: people reading on the tube or train; talking about it at work; the book itself sitting pretty in every bookstore’s ‘best sellers’ shelf.
I’m sure you’ve read it. But just in case you haven’t…
The premise: ex journalist Nick Dunne wakes up on the morning of his 5th wedding anniversary to find his beautiful wife Amy making pancakes. Within hours she has vanished. To Nick’s horror, he becomes the police’s number one suspect. But what did happen to Amy? Will Nick discover the truth, before the net closes in?
Told from two perspectives, it is a fascinating insight into a seemingly perfect marriage and all the dark undercurrents that bubble beneath the surface.
Who to believe?
I certainly couldn’t put it down. Confession: I cancelled a friend coming round for dinner with the lame excuse of being ill, when actually I just wanted to finish the book! Every night I’d glance at my bedside clock, eyes drooping, gutted that it was midnight and I really had to put it down. When I finally finished it, I felt a bit gutted. What to read now? What book would fill the void?
So, without further ado, I give you 10 cracking thrillers that will have you burning the midnight oil, but you JUST CAN’T PUT THEM DOWN. Gripping, suspenseful page turners – they all are worthy of the description ‘must read.’
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