page-turner

[peyj-tur-ner]
noun
a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly.

Origin:
1970–75

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page-turner
 
n
an exciting novel, such as a thriller, with a fast-moving story

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Example sentences
The history of cosmology turns out to be less of a page-turner, though it is a model of clarity.
It may be a page-turner, but it's a stomach-turner, too.
Thanks to her, what could have been a somber literary journey becomes a witty, chattering page-turner.
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