Just finished a great psychological thriller

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MrsRobertDuvallHasRosacea Sat 11-Aug-12 19:59:43

The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood

2 girls imprisoned for murder when they were young....25 years later they meet again.

Very good...read it in 2 days.

DowagersHump Thu 23-Aug-12 20:32:21

I really enjoyed it - thought it was very clever indeed

bamboostalks Sat 25-Aug-12 08:53:05

Who do you think it may be LastMango? Really intrigued now. Please share!

porcamiseria Sun 26-Aug-12 11:01:32

good rec OP

very good book, literally unputdownable

was it only me that thought amber was the girl from the poor family, for ages!

poor poor anabel/amber

and I was sad, yet relieved by the ending

LastMangoInParis Sun 26-Aug-12 11:05:16

Ms Williams who writes for Guardian?
I'm probably way off the mark, but AM is journalist, lives in S London (I think), and parts of the book are very, very funny in a ZW type way.

myalias Sun 26-Aug-12 16:38:42

This was one of the books I read on holiday it was brilliant, read it in a couple of days. I thought Amber was from the poor family too. I also read S J Watson Before I go to sleep another brilliant psycho thriller.

bamboostalks Mon 27-Aug-12 17:35:38

Just finished Cuckoo by Julie Crouch. Very good indeed.

bamboostalks Mon 27-Aug-12 17:37:50

Not sure re. Williams. Her pregnancy book was pretty dire.

Mintyy Mon 27-Aug-12 17:37:51

yet more lurking

DuchessofMalfi Mon 27-Aug-12 19:10:57

Just finished reading Finders Keepers by Belinda Bauer, the third in the series set in Shipcott on Exmoor. Chilling and utterly brilliant. The other two are Blaclands and Dark Side. Must be read in order.

bamboostalks Mon 27-Aug-12 20:19:11

Thanks. Will download. Some great recommendations here. Turning into a nice little thread. smile

Robomummy Mon 27-Aug-12 21:25:41

Just finished The wicked girls - great recommendation OP. Walked into things reading it on my phone on the way to work this morning blush

Cantdothisagain Mon 27-Aug-12 21:52:21

Don't read Julia Crouch's second book - or at least, be warned if you do that it deteriorates fast......

bamboostalks Tue 28-Aug-12 20:01:03

Thanks for the Julia Crouch heads up...the ending wasn't brilliant on Cuckoo so will steer clear. Am loving Blacklands, truly engrossing.

maytheoddsbeeverinyourfavour Tue 28-Aug-12 20:05:00

Thanks mrsrobert, I've just finished it and I really enjoyed it smile

I'm coming to the end of The Playdate by Louise Millar.

From the premise I expected something that was "brain off, chewing gum for the eyes" chick lit reading, but I've been really surprised and pleased with it. Definitely recommended.

extratoastwiththat Tue 28-Aug-12 22:24:50

Thanks, MrsRD. smile

Thanks for these recommendations.
I enjoyed cuckoo. Thought when I go to sleep was a bit far fetched.

valiumredhead Sun 02-Sep-12 19:19:58

LOVED this book - very very clever on all sorts of levels.

valiumredhead Sun 02-Sep-12 19:20:44

Also loved The Playdate and have just finished The Perfect Mother which had me gripped from the get go by Margaret Leroy.

DowagersHump Sun 02-Sep-12 19:39:58

Thought Cuckoo was a bit silly but I will give Playdate a go.

limepickle Thu 06-Sep-12 10:37:41

Quite tempted with the Wicked Girls. Is it gory/very detailed ? I need to be able to sleep afterwards !

valiumredhead Thu 06-Sep-12 13:45:27

No, not at all.

winterhill Wed 21-Nov-12 09:10:54

I bought The Playdate on recommendation.
It was not that great. Two of the main characters were unlikeable. Bored me to tears.

bimblebee Thu 22-Nov-12 09:53:04

Thought When I Go To Sleep was intriguing but not always believable (must have taken hours to read the diary everyday!)
Best psychological thriller I have read in past 2 months was Black is the Colour by Helen Howe (it's set in an area near where I live and had some good music references too).

moonblushtomato Thu 22-Nov-12 21:36:36

Just finished Tideline by Penny Hancock. I was gripped but felt extremely let down and distraught with the ending

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