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Initial post: 12 Aug 2012 10:16:21 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Plesase can anyone suggest a really exciting 'stand alone ' thriller? By that I mean one which does not have characters that have appeared in several other books.

Posted on 12 Aug 2012 19:44:27 BDT
English girl says:
I have to say that in the darkest corner by Elizabeth Haynes was the best book i have read in a very very long time! It had me gripped from start to finish.

Posted on 12 Aug 2012 19:51:26 BDT
LynDot says:
Outside the White Line by Chris Simm. You wont want to go on a motorway for sometime after reading.

Posted on 12 Aug 2012 21:54:50 BDT
Try either Harlan Coben, he has stand alone books in addition to his Myron Bolitar series, or Linwood Barclay. Both of these authors write good thrillers. I also like Mary Higgins Clark especially her early books. Try A Cry in the Night or Stillwatch.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 08:10:07 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Thanks, I've read many of Harlan Coben's books and I love Linwood Barclay, but have never tried Mary Higgins Clark yet.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 08:15:30 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Aug 2012 08:16:57 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Never having heard of the book by Chris Simm, I looked up the details and must admit I was put off by the cover image!!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 08:19:39 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Aug 2012 08:20:26 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Thanks, I'll add 'In the darkest corner' to my probables!

Posted on 13 Aug 2012 11:56:01 BDT
Mark says:
Just read a great english crime thriller from a debut author 'The Thirteenth Torment' by Pam chambers out as an ebook - on kindle and other e formats. Great read, gritty and very english and a real page turner.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2012 16:42:55 BDT
starry.night says:
Agreed! Fantastic read. Edge of your seat stuff!

Posted on 14 Aug 2012 14:35:11 BDT
Dotty Heyer says:
Try The Oligarch: A Thriller by G W Eccles. A highly controlversial thriller about Russian political and business corruption, set in a most unusual background of the Arctic. Excellently drawn new hero, Alex Leksin. A thriller that really thrills. Loved it myself - keeps the page turning. The Oligarch: A Thriller

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 18:04:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 14 Aug 2012 18:04:33 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Thanks Mark, sounds good!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 18:05:15 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Sorry Dotty, but it doesn't sound like my cup of tea!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Aug 2012 20:56:21 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Be aware that some of these "recommendations" are highly suspect; either by authors trying to wangle a free advert (and breaking Amazon rules in the process) or by close relatives/associates who are trying to kid you that theirs is an unbiased endorsement. It's a great shame that the Thriller forum in particular is being messed up by these individuals, but if you look the threads regularly hopefully you'll soon soon work out who is providing genuine recommendations. Also make good use of the "Look Inside" feature. More often than not, books by those who resort to spamming or deceit to plug their work are not worth reading.

Posted on 15 Aug 2012 00:26:20 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2012 01:48:12 BDT
Anita says:
Your post has me hoping that, albeit belatedly, you'll read Sou'Wester's post just above and then remove yours, or move it to Meet Our Authors forum. Perhaps it would be too much to ask you to read the Important Announcement from Amazon?..

Posted on 15 Aug 2012 09:18:50 BDT
C.C another few authors you might like are Richard Montanari, Michael Robotham and Simon Kernick. Jeffery Deaver's The Devil's Teardrop is a stand-alone, race against time thriller which you might also like. I'll add more as I think of them.

Posted on 15 Aug 2012 13:11:46 BDT
Rick Terr says:
its a true story and a bit of a slow burner to start, but millennium mysterium magnum has some excellent and very relevant modern content.

and the fact that its climax is happening right now in real time is surely a new take on the genre

Posted on 15 Aug 2012 14:43:56 BDT
J.Yasimoto says:
Try Misery by Stephen King.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2012 14:48:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 15 Aug 2012 14:49:40 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Yes, thanks Sou'Wester and Anita, I get your drift.
I've also tried Simon Kernick, quite good. Thanks everybody for the ideas. I don't know about the millenium mysterium magnum though, sounds a bit odd! Has anyone read Guns of Brixton? I did and quite enjoyed it though I reckon it's a man's book, not for grannies like me!!

Posted on 16 Aug 2012 23:52:35 BDT
mark says:
In The Name Of The Queen: Al Qaeda, the SAS, and the Secret Service by
John MacRae. What a read it's been my best so far.

Posted on 17 Aug 2012 06:39:42 BDT
C. Allsopp says:
Before I go to sleep by SJ Watson is the best thriller I have read in a long long time! I defy anyone to say they guessed the twist at the end! Amazing debut novel! I couldnt recommend it highly enough!!

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 01:17:38 BDT
julieg says:
Try; A Circle in the Woods,by Winston Emerson, and ASBO by Iain Rob Wright, both very good reads that I strongly recommend, the latter ASBO, i had to sit and finish in one go.

Posted on 22 Aug 2012 08:25:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Aug 2012 08:28:10 BDT
Booktigger says:
IF you have a Kindle i would recommend Andrew Kaufman and Faith Mortimer

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2012 13:33:49 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Thanks Booktigger, but no Kindle!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2012 13:38:27 BDT
C. C. Fisher says:
Thanks julieg, ASBO looks interesting - I've just read the description of the author, sounds quite a character!!
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