Ooh JacqB, I love Interview with the Vampire altho I think The Vampire Lestat is even better! I read most of her vampire series when I was younger and the (IwtV) movie is one if my favourite movies ever - only time I've ever fancied Tom Cruise 😂
Anyway, more of my favs: Liane Moriarty, Jeffrey Deaver, Gillian Flynn, Ruth Ware.
For detective stories try Joy Ellis (2 different series) or Faith Martin. I also like LJ Ross.
But for sheer braindeadness I read mills and boon medical romances and People's friend magazine
Sally, have you read the D.I. Kim Stone books by Angela Marsons? If not you should definitely check them out as they are a really great read. I think there is currently 8 books so far in the series with more to come.
At the moment I'm steady getting through the Agatha Raisin books - currently on the 13th one - Although I've been reading them for ages, I find they are a very welcome escape from the stress of the unknown.
I also like most of the authors who have already been mentioned - some I haven't read and may look into - and anything true crime (I wanted to be a criminologist).
Karen Rose is one of my favourite authors. Love her books. Some are quite on the long side (which I personally don't mind) but they are really gripping!
I have just finished a book written by New author Gail Honeyman called Eleanor Olliphant is Completely Fine. I highly recommend it. Sad, and so respectfully written with humour and empathy and love and hope.
It's not at all about cancer although is quite harrowing towards the end as can be hinted at throughout the book.
I read it on kindle in just a few days.