I love James Patterson's books.
Some have turned into movies, such as "kiss the girls".. He seems to make it all feel so real and follows on with his characters such as Alex Cross. Morgan Freeman played him in kiss the girls.
For me? Probably as I have always had an interest in physcology, looking for the pattern of why people murder, perhaps.. I used to read Ann Rule, she was a Detective in real life, in America. Her books were non-fiction and some, quite shocking, some she gained permission from the "Murders" to write their stories..
It's easy to read a book, not easy to be shocked or gleen a different ending than you thought was going to happen... That makes it hard to put a book down.
I so need to slow down with work and start reading again...