I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
It's like Tana French takes a handful of my hair, gives a good tug, and says "Pay attention!"
And then she drags me off into another fascinating murder investigation and I am hers until it is over.
OMG, she's a good writer.