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n. Informal
A very interesting, exciting, or suspenseful book, usually a novel.
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(Journalism & Publishing) an exciting novel, such as a thriller, with a fast-moving story
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a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly.
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(inf: = book) → spannendes Buch
(person) jd, der Noten umblättert
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MELANIE Blake's novel is a rip-roaring page-turner about an 80s girlband who split acrimoniously at the height of their success when jealousy, greed and betrayal tear their friendships apart.
I've been lucky enough to have known Wildey Moore for almost 15 years now and not only is he still in the industry, he's written one amazing page-turner of a book about his life in the gun business.
A suspenseful page-turner of personal entanglement, it takes the form of the final letter of a man who became obsessed with a famous spice merchant after fleeing his grad program to a small town north of Tel Aviv.
It is the page-turner promised and well worth losing yourself in.
Told in the voice of Dylan, this is a page-turner with an unusual twist in the story--one that this reviewer was slow to spot.
Mark Steward and ten-year-old James are responsible for The Bee's Sneeze - a light-hearted page-turner aimed at young people who struggle with sinus problems.
While the clues are all there, readers will be guessing up to the very end of this riveting page-turner, as it shifts from the possibilities of supernatural connections to the all too possible implications of mental illness.
The least sinister of gore auteur Alexandre Aja's films by far, this film noir-esque adaptation of Liz Jensen's page-turner barely musters enough heat to qualify as a potboiler, though Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul's involvement should give the overly predictable Summit Premiere release a second life on VOD following a short stint in theaters.
Vet medicine and murder mix in a satisfyingly complex, realistic way in this vivid page-turner.
NOON Sitting at a table in Greece having a Mediterraneanstyle lunch, looking across the Aegean Sea, reading a good page-turner. EVENING Meet with family and close friends for a drink or two at one of the best pubs in Islington, North London - The Angelic.
Bournville Children's Book Festival promises to be a page-turner - with interactive sessions, workshops and classes from 30 writers, illustrators, musicians and actors.
Add aliens into the thriller format, include more than a touch of (predictable) romance, and posit an alien alternative energy force that anyone would kill for and you have a page-turner that holds a few elements of surprises within what begins as a standard thriller format.