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Hi, I go away in a few weeks & want a "page turner" to take with me. I usually enjoy books by Stephen King, James Patterson, Stephenie Meyer, Dan Brown & loved all the Harry Potter books! (Yes I am an adult lol)

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If I'm going away somewhere, I always like to try and take a book with me that is set in the place I'm visiting. For example, when I was visiting friends in Swindon, I took the first Thursday Next book by Jasper Fforde.

 

Where are you going for your holiday? Perhaps we can make some suggestions set in that place that you might enjoy?

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I read P.J Tracy's 'Dead Run' on holiday once and I thought that was a good page-turner. Its got that horror element in it as well if you like Stephen King :)

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How about Tess Gerritsens 'The Surgeon', a bit grissly at times but definitely a page turner and maybe a bit different to what you usually read...

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If I'm going away somewhere, I always like to try and take a book with me that is set in the place I'm visiting. For example, when I was visiting friends in Swindon, I took the first Thursday Next book by Jasper Fforde.

 

Where are you going for your holiday? Perhaps we can make some suggestions set in that place that you might enjoy?

 

Well that's a different approach for picking a book! I'm off to the Greek island of Santorini - might google 'books set in Greece' & see what I get! Thanks :)

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I read P.J Tracy's 'Dead Run' on holiday once and I thought that was a good page-turner. Its got that horror element in it as well if you like Stephen King :)

 

I have sent a sample of that to my Kindle. Thanks for your suggestion :)

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How about Tess Gerritsens 'The Surgeon', a bit grissly at times but definitely a page turner and maybe a bit different to what you usually read...

 

Not sure that is a book for me - even the blurb was a bit too gruesome! thanks for your suggestion though :)

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Jeffrey Deaver is an author I would definitely recommend. He is the King of the plot twist. His Lincon Rhyme series is excellent, and he has written a number of fabulous stand alone novels. Angie Sage's Septimus Heap series is great, a magical story that will really pull you in.

 

A great site to find similar authors is Literature Map. Once you are investigating your books, another useful site is Fantastic Fiction.

 

Have a fabulous holiday! :)

 

 

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Most of Dean Koontz's book are good page-turners. I can recommend "Odd Thomas" as a good starter if you've not read any of his stuff

 

Ian

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Have you tried any of Jo Nesbo's books - all really great, also Nicki French both authors really keep you holding your breath.

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Slightly different theme, but I found The Crimson Petal and the White by Michael Faber to be a great holiday read. Think and a page turner.

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I think searching for books set in greece will be opening a can of worms, there are so many lol. Last time I went on holiday I took all the Inheritance Cycle (Eragon) books with me, and with the fourth book being released in November might be worth a look.

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I recommend Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson. Difinitely a page-turner.

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series (YA) often takes place on the island of Santorini, as well as the new follow-up Sisterhood Everlasting (not YA).

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Don't know if it fits what you had in mind, but David Nicholls' books are funny, light reads, and page turners as far as I'm concerned.

Also I was pleasantly surprised with The Truth behind Melody Browne, which I read last year. Seemed like a great summer read.

 

Sisterhood Everlasting (not YA).

 

It's not YA? Might be worth a look; I liked the Sisterhood books when I read them back in high school (not that long ago though), so I guess it'd be nice to see what happens later.

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How about the Hunger Games trilogy, I don't know anyone who hasn't liked them :readingtwo:

 

I'm seconding this... I read the first one on vacation and it was such a fast, entertaining read. I only wish I'd had the 2nd one on hand since it drove me crazy not being able to continue the story. :)

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Oh definitely The Hunger Games, great holiday read. :)

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You might like Kate Mosse's Labyrinth and Sepulchre. They would make for good holiday reading.

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You could try the Sam Bourne books - I read them on holidays in years past, and they were good, action-packed thrillers, usually with a political/religious mystery or setting.

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