Monday, April 11, 2016

Yet Another List I'm Not On

41 Super Suspenseful Novels You Won’t Be Able To Put Down

7 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

They lost me at GIRL ON THE TRAIN. There should be at least a "Five Year Rule" on these, but then "Camille D." - their expert - read it "in math class" so she probably was reading PAT THE BUNNY five years ago.

Honestly, try asking a grownup who has read more than two books next time.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

SPHERE was fun, but it was no CONGO.

The next time I read a Dan Brown book? Is never too soon?

And Robert Galbraith is not for me. I got about 100 pages into the first mystery when I realized there were 400 pages to go and I Just. Didn't. Care.

Bill Crider said...

Couldn't agree more on SPHERE v. CONGO. I read the first two Robert Galbraith books but didn't care enough to go for three.

Deb said...

What Jeff said. I found both GIRL ON THE TRAIN and IN A DARK, DARK WOOD poorly-written, derivative, and obvious. WOOD had a afterword in which the author thanked no fewer than ten people by name for reviewing her draft--but apparently not one of them told the author that her work was clunky, unrealistic, too reliant on some mix-up involving cell phones, and with her villain who is obvious from the first moment they appear? I guess there's a reason why no one ever asks Deb to review their drafts!

Otoh, I agree with THE HUSBAND'S SECRET (although it's not a thriller in any real sense of the word) and THE KIBD WORTH KILLING, which was one of the best books I read last year with a great set-up and some great twists.

Don Coffin said...

I'm not much surprised at how few of those I've read. Moseley's Rose God is terrific. I never thought And Then There Were None was all that suspenseful, though. And, while I know I am very much in the minority on this, I thought The Killing Floor was awful...not suspenseful, just bad.

Richard Heft said...

Four words: FEAR IS THE KEY.

Bill Crider said...

A big favorite of mine, but then I like all of MacLean's early books.