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1. The Missing One by Lucy Atkins (@lucyatkins) – As recommended by Kerry Fisher (@KerryFSwayne, author of The School Gate Survival Guide).
Kerry says: "Can't tell you how much I'm enjoying The Missing One by @lucyatkins – won't spoil it but I am on the edge of my seat."
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In the novel Kali has just lost her mother, Elena, and has many unanswered questions about her mum's life. While going through Elena's belongings, she finds a series of postcards from a Canadian called Susannah. So Kali travels, with her toddler, to find out more. But has she made a huge mistake?
2. My Salinger Year by Joanne Rakoff – As recommended by Fiona Gibson (@FionaGibson author of Take Mum Out).
Fiona says: "Really enjoying the v charming My Salinger Year by Joanne Rakoff."
This is a memoir set in the late 1990s before email and social media took off. Joanna moves to New York after graduate school to pursue her dreams of becoming a poet. She finds a job as assistant to the literary agent for J.D Salinger, where she is given the task of answering Salinger's fan mail. Instead of using the standard reply form, however, she finds herself writing back.3. All Fall Down by Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) – As recommended by Sarah Painter (@SarahRPainter author of The Secrets of Ghosts).
Sarah wrote on Twitter: "I just finished (and loved) All Fall Down by @jenniferweiner. It has put me in a very grateful mood, too, which is always a good thing."
Allison is balancing business, aging parents, a demanding daughter and marriage. She is completely overwhelmed but finds the painkillers, prescribed for a back problem, make her much calmer and able to get through each day. She doesn't think for one minute she has a problem. Until she ends up in rehab.
4. I'll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson (@wurdsmyth) – As recommended by Hannah Beckerman (@hannahbeckerman, author of The Dead Wife's Handbook)
"Bravo @wurdsmyth!" writes Hannah on Twitter. "Devoured this in record time! It has BESTSELLER written all over it! Well done, clever lady." In I'll Take New York, Miranda takes us back to the setting of her wonderful novel, Fairytale of New York. Bea James has been let down by her boyfriend, again. Jake leaves his broken marriage in San Francisco. They meet at a party and make a pact: no more relationships. But New York has other plans for them. Out December 2014.
5. The Ice Twins by S K Tremayne – As recommended by Sophie Hannah (@sophiehannahCB1 author of The Monogram Murders – the new Poirot murder mystery).
Sophie writes on Twitter: "Book I'm reading is *unbearably* gripping & suspenseful. I keep shouting at it, 'TELL ME what's going on!'"
In this suspenseful novel, Sarah has identical twin daughters. Tragically one of them dies in an accident. They thought it was Lydia, with Kirstie being the twin still alive. But then, a year after the accident, Kirstie says she is really Lydia…
We'll definitely be adding a few of these to our TBR piles. What have you been reading lately?