Fiction trends in 2016: ‘Grip-lit’ here to stay

Fiction trends in 2016: ‘Grip-lit’ here to stay

The appeal of the psychological thriller shows no sign of waning, according to publishers predicting the trends for 2016, following The Girl on the Train's ride to success in 2015.

“I don’t think it’s really going out on a limb to say that what Marian Keyes dubbed ‘grip-lit’ shows no sign of going away”, said Ursula Doyle, editor of new Little, Brown literary imprint, Fleet.

The sub-genre, represented by authors including Claire Mackintosh (I Let You Go - Sphere), Liane Moriarty (Little Lies - Penguin), debut author Renee Knight (Disclaimer – Doubleday) and Paula Hawkins (The Girl on the ...

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