I just finished reading Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn. I heard about it on Pop Culture Happy Hour (one of my favorite podcasts).
It's labelled "thriller" at our library. And I don't want to give away any of the plot. Suffice it to say: I read it in under 24 hours (while home from work, sick). And the thing that kept coming out of my mouth while I was reading it: "Holy $h*^!"
1. I've tried Kate Atkinson books and not liked them, so the blurb on the front made me a bit worried.
2. The cover of the copy I have is suede-like and NASTY to hold. I kept washing my hands after reading it. ::shudder::