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Authors are great. They love praising other authors and their books. They don't see it as competition, but just adore sharing truly great reads they've discovered. Here is what top authors have recommended on Twitter this month.
1. The Two of Us by Andy Jones – Iona Grey (@Iona_Grey), author of the upcoming Letters to the Lost, described The Two of Us by Andy Jones (@andyjonesauthor) as "a gorgeous, absorbing, happy-sad read." Fisher and Ivy have fallen in love. They just know they're meant to be together yet they've only known each other for 19 days. Falling in love is one thing, but staying there, well …
2. In A Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – "Someone's getting married," it says on the book's cover, and "someone's getting murdered". This is crime fiction about toxic friendships. Tammy Cohen (@MsTamarCohen) author of Dying for Christmas, says on Twitter: "Wow @RuthWareWriter but In A Dark, Dark Wood is good. It's going to be huge." Published in July 2015.
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3. I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh – Jill Mansell (@JillMansell) author of Three Amazing Things About You was very frank in her praise for I Let You Go. "Bloody hell, Clare, I'm reading your book and it's completely brilliant. What a fantastic achievement. So good." I don't think praise gets much better than that, does it? I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh (@claremackint0sh) is about Jenna Gray whose world is tragically turned upside down. She moves to a remote cottage on the Welsh coast in order to start afresh. But she is haunted by grief, fears and memories. Slowly she begins to see a chink of light in her future, but the past is about to catch up with her. Available now as an eBook and published in paperback in May.4. Weightless by Sarah Bannan – Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) says Weightless is "BLIDDY FABALISS! Brilliant writing. Brilliant!" Going on to say in another tweet: "…and such a vivid description of life in middle America – the claustrophobia! This is TOP-NOTCH stuff." High praise indeed. In Weightless by Sarah Bannan (@sarahkeegs) nothing much happened in Adamsville, Alabama. It was a place you came from, not somewhere you moved to. The rules at the High School were unwritten but they were still rules. Cheerleaders did not hang out with the swim team and seniors did not date freshmen. But then Carolyn Lessing arrived from New Jersey. Along with the camera crews. And cracks began to appear. Out now in hardcover and eBook. Out in paperback in June.
5. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty – Sarah Painter (@SarahRPainter), author of The Language of Spells, says on Twitter: "I know I'm late to this so you guys probably already know, but Apple Tree Yard by @DoughtyLouise is properly gripping." Yvonne Carmichael has a good marriage but is drawn into an affair with a stranger …
Have you read any brilliant books lately? Let us know in the comments!