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Initial post: 17 Apr 2012 16:58:15 BDT
Just finished this - Lullaby
For those who've not read it, a woman's husband and baby go missing, husband turns up with amnesia and the hunt is on to find the baby.
It's a good story with a few twists and a lot more than the main plot going on. It was a real page turner for me but now I am looking for something similar.
I'm not too keen on thrillers where a police officer is the narrator or main character. I like family oriented stories... I'm open to suggestions please!

Posted on 17 Apr 2012 17:34:10 BDT
Huck Flynn says:
A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
The Analyst by John Katzenbach
Headhunter by Jo Nesbo
Suspect by Michael Robotham

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Apr 2012 19:35:19 BDT
Brilliant, cheers!

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 11:56:11 BDT
kittycat2000 says:
You could try Sophie Hannah or Nicci French who both write this type of book. Also, you may like Lisa Gardner- The Perfect Husband which is full of twists and turns. Mary Higgins Clark is another excellent author and has written dozens of books, all stand alone stories. Just a few to consider.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2012 12:56:45 BDT
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LEP says:
Try Diane Chamberlain - The Lost Daughter and also The Midwifes Confession; The Good Father and the Escape Artist. Not really thrillers as such, more like mysteries, but very similar to Lullaby in style. Most of her books are family orientated.

Magic Hour - Kristin Hannah.
Deceit - Claire Francis
Cry No More - Linda Howard. You might like Howard's other books as well.
River's End; Sanctuary; Carolina Moon etc - Nora Roberts

All of the above are family orientated.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2012 13:07:36 BDT
I've just read Eye of Athina by Roger W Thompson. It's a bit of a thriller come spy mystery from a woman's perspective, with a love story thrown in and all set on a Greek island with all the associated imagery which really makes you feel like you're there. Not a "gritty" serial killer type book so might suit you if you prefer family oriented stories. Great for a holiday read.

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 13:49:20 BDT
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LEP says:
Sandra Brown's books e.g. Lethal. Like Nora Roberts she writes a variety of genre, but also like Roberts her romantic suspense/thrillers are good.

Sharon Sala - A Field of Poppies (+ her other books)

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 18:22:08 BDT
Heliotrope says:
This is really good. Quite short, quite violent, lots of action, barking mad, and set in the '70s
River Of The Dead

Posted on 18 Apr 2012 20:10:33 BDT
Alexis*** says:
what about "before I go to sleep"? It's about a woman with amnesia, and a big mistery around what actually happened to her, and a very weird, sometimes creepy, sometimes loving husband... the ending is totally shocking.

same with "Into the darkest corner" which is written in a way that makes you read on and on, as one entry is written by an usual young adult girl, and the others, written by the same girl but she has a deep case of paranoia and ocd? through the book the reader finds out what actually happened to her.

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Apr 2012 21:37:53 BDT
LEP says:
Belle Pointe - Karen Young

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2012 03:26:08 BDT
kittycat2000 says:
Mr Hardy, I notice that you have posted on a couple of threads today and I assume you are new to the forum. Unfortunately Amazon have banned authors from self promoting except on the Meet Our Authors Forum which can be found at the bottom of this page. In many cases Amazon have deleted posts and banned the author from discussions altogether.

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 06:09:08 BDT
Yes, yesterday was the first time I have had a look at the forums. I have now found the Meet Our authors forum, but thank you anyway :-)
I thought, as the thread was asking for suggestions, that it would still be appropriate to suggest my own work, although I now discover this is called 'spamming'.
I shall delete the post.

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 06:24:05 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 19 Apr 2012 06:35:57 BDT
kittycat2000 says:
On a happier note I think your book looks really original. I have downloaded a sample and hope to read it soon.

Posted on 19 Apr 2012 15:58:04 BDT
Claptout says:
Dark Market by Frank Coles is my suggestion

Posted on 28 Apr 2012 09:07:57 BDT
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Posted on 30 Apr 2012 19:45:12 BDT
Niki French Land of the Living followed by Beneath the Skin. 2 really good books

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 20:43:14 BDT
LEP says:
When Someone Dies - Niki French

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2012 20:46:53 BDT
LEP says:
Ashes to Ashes - Gwen Hunter

Posted on 3 May 2012 13:29:12 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2012 22:56:26 BDT
Mr. P. Smith says:
A Waking Serpent by the Author Peter Boyle is a thriller with a twist well worth a look

Posted on 4 May 2012 18:47:05 BDT
JackMartin says:
The Rhondda Ripper by Gary M. Dobbs - that's me and it's my first crime thriller after a string of bestselling westerns published by Robert Hale Ltd. The Rhondda Ripper is for a short period available from Amazon for less that £2
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Posted on 4 May 2012 19:02:57 BDT
Ryan David Jahn's The Dispatcher was amazing i never wanted to put it down and you should be able to find it for 1p. the tag on the cover makes it sound silly but is anything but. also Bad signs by R.J Ellory, A quite vendetta same author

Posted on 8 May 2012 16:53:48 BDT
Darkly Came a Killer - Les Anderson, first book but brilliant.
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