12 Literary Page Turners

Critical darlings you can't put down

When we think of an addictive, page-turning book, usually what springs to mind is something by Dan Brown (or someone like him), but these 12 books prove that there are plenty of well-regarded books that can keep you glued to the page hour after hour.

Talented Mr Ripley cover

1. The Talented Mr. Ripley

Patricia Highsmith
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

2. Rebecca

Daphne du Maurier
Shantaram cover

3. Shantaram

Gregory David Roberts
The Sound and the Fury cover

4. The Sound and the Fury

William Faulkner
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

5. Black Swan Green

David Mitchell
Oracle Night cover

6. Oracle Night

Paul Auster
Revolver cover

7. Revolver

Marcus Sedgwick
Goldfinch cover

8. The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust