James Patterson used to be my go-to author, but his books started to lose my interest. I especially disliked when he co-wrote with other folks.
But! Stephen King to the rescue, along with Dean Koontz, Sophie Kinsella, John Grisham, Harlan Coben and Jodi Picoult. I've also began dipping my toes into books by indie authors, and Chris Reher and DC Bourone are swiftly rising on my go-to authors list.