Remember a while back I was looking for books that were literally unputdownable? I've been reading a few really excellent stories (will have to tell you about them soon, but I am nearly finished with one, midway through another and making steady progress on a third)--am caught up in the moment each time I crack open the books and thought what a great idea "unputdownable" stories would make for a Thursday Thirteen list. I had quite a fun time sifting through my piles and reading the blurbs on the jackets trying to tempt and entice me into the stories . . .
Die for You by Lisa Unger -- "This is NOT a book you can put down easily . . . It's a GREAT Ride." Tampa Tribune.
The Sleeper by Emily Barr -- "This twist-and-turn-packed novel of suspense is unbearably good." Closer.
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes -- "Utterly unputdownable." S.J. Watson author of Before I Go to Sleep.
The Devil of Nanking by Mo Hayder -- "A real page-turner, full of suspense, with a terrifying, gritty edge that turns the blood cold."
The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon -- "An edge-of-your-seat story [that] yanks you from one page to the next by expertly weaving the past and the present." Heather Gudenhauf, author of The Weight of Silence. I am reading this one now and boy is it creepy! I am going to be tardy in returning it to the library as a matter of fact, so I guess it really is unputdownable . . .
The English Girl by Daniel Silva -- "Will Keep you awake at night." USA Today.
Shatter by Michael Robotham -- "You will be turning the pages compulsively, desperate to get to the end, but not daring to miss a word." The Times. I've read him before and he really is good.
The Sister by Rosamund Lupton -- "A compulsive thriller with genuine originality. Very clever, very surprising." Louise Candlish.
Prime Time by Liza Marklund -- "Liza Marklund is the next great Nordic export for fans of crime fiction to discover. Her books deliver edge-of-your-seat suspense, sophisticated plotting, complex characterization, and unique locales. Enjoy!" Harlan Coben. I've read several of Liza marklund's books, too, and she is another reliably good read . . .this one is next up by her for me.
Caught in the Light by Robert Goddard -- "When it comes to duplicity and intrigue, Goddard is second to none. He is a master of manipulation . . . A hypnotic, unputdownable thriller." Daily Mail.
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty -- "Realised I'd been holding my breath for the last forty pages. Gripping. Val McDermid. "Once you start you can't stop reading. Terrific." Helen Dunmore.
Little Face by Sophie Hannah -- "I couldn't put this book down until I 'd finished the last page." Tana French, author of In the Woods.
Like this, For Ever by Sharon Bolton (in the US the title is Lost) -- "Like This, For Ever is a twisty, addictive, up-all-night thriller from a writer who loves nothing more then to play with your mind."
I think I am going to have to pick my next (edge-of-your-seat) thriller from this list and see if the book is everything the reviewers claim it to be!
Dare I ask? What's the most unputdownable book you've read lately (or not so lately but that is still memorable)? It doesn't have to be a thriller or mystery, just a good engaging story. I'm always in need of an unputdownable sort of bok!