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  1. a book so exciting or gripping that one is compelled to read it very rapidly.
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Origin of page-turner

First recorded in 1970–75
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Related Words for page-turner

tension, anxiety, apprehension, confusion, uncertainty, doubt, insecurity, thriller, expectancy, hesitation, impatience, expectation, indecision, wavering, irresolution, perplexity, dilemma, eagerness, hesitancy, indecisiveness

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  1. an exciting novel, such as a thriller, with a fast-moving story
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