Thriller books set in United Kingdom (7)


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The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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"Inspired by a haunting true story, a gorgeous and atmospheric novel about the mysterious disappearance of three lighthouse keepers from a remote tower miles from the Cornish coast--and about the wives who were left behind. What strange fate befell these doomed men? The heavy sea whispers their names. Black rocks roll beneath the surface, drowning ghosts. And out of the swell like a finger of light, the salt-scratched tower stands lonely and magnificent. It's New Year's Eve, 1972, when a boat pulls up to the Maiden Rock lighthouse with relief for the keepers. But no one greets them. When the e... continue

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Doors Open by Ian Rankin EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Mike Mackenzie is a self-made man with too much time on his hands and a bit of the devil in his soul. He is looking for something to liven up the days and settles on a plot to rip-off one of the most high-profile targets in the capital - the National Gallery of Scotland. So, together with two close friends from the art world, he devises a plan to lift some of the most valuable artwork around. But of course, the real trick is to rob the place for all its worth whilst persuading the world that no crime was ever committed...

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The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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G. K. Chesterton's surreal masterpiece is a psychological thriller that centers on seven anarchists in turn-of-the-century London who call themselves by the names of the days of the week. Chesterton explores the meanings of their disguised identities in what is a fascinating mystery and, ultimately, a spellbinding allegory. As Jonathan Lethem remarks in his Introduction, The real characters are the ideas. Chesterton's nutty agenda is really quite simple: to expose moral relativism and parlor nihilism for the devils he believes them to be. This wouldn't be interesting at all, though, if he didn... continue

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Sisters : A Novel by Daisy Johnson EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR “[A] skillfully crafted gothic mystery . . . Johnson pulls off a great feat in this book.” —Financial Times “It reminded me, in its general refusal to play nice, of early Ian McEwan.” —The New York Times Book Review “Johnson crafts an aching thriller about the dangers of loving too intensely.” —Time From a Booker Prize finalist and international literary star: a blazing portrait of one darkly riveting sibling relationship, from the inside out. “One of her generation’s most intriguing authors” (Entertainment Weekly), Daisy Johnson is the youngest writer... continue

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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene EN

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Gripping, terrifying, an unputdownable read. Discover Graham Greene's most iconic novel. A gang war is raging through the dark underworld of Brighton. Seventeen-year-old Pinkie, malign and ruthless, has killed a man. Believing he can escape retribution, he is unprepared for the courageous, life-embracing Ida Arnold. Greene's gripping thriller exposes a world of loneliness and fear, of life lived on the 'dangerous edge of things.' In this gripping, terrifying, and unputdownable read, discover Greene's iconic tale of the razor-wielding Pinkie. 'Brighton Rock when I was about thirteen. One of the... continue

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Pour rien au monde by Ken Follett FR

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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Une crise internationale va-t-elle déclencher une troisième guerre mondiale ? De nos jours, dans le désert du Sahara, deux agents secrets sont sur la piste d'un groupe de terroristes trafiquants de drogue et risquent leur vie à chaque instant. Non loin, une jeune veuve se bat contre des passeurs tout en voyageant illégalement pour rejoindre l'Europe. Elle est aidée par un homme mystérieux qui cache sa véritable identité. En Chine, un membre du gouvernement à l'ambition démesurée pour lui et son pays lutte contre les vieux faucons communistes de l'administration qui poussent leur pays – et la C... continue

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Nutshell by Ian McEwan EN

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**The Number One Sunday Times bestseller** A Daily Telegraph / Guardian / Irish Times / Spectator / Sunday Times / The Times Book of the Year Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She's still in the marital home - a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse - but not with John. Instead, she's with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy's womb. Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world's master storyteller... continue