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I don't think I can think of ten! I feel like a lot of authors I read are well-known or already read by a wide audience, so here's my top five:
Clockwise from the top left:
1. Erin McCarthy - Author of True, a beautiful boy meets girl story but one which tackles deeper issues such as domestic abuse.
2. Michael Dibdin who writes The Last Sherlock Holmes Story. This book is a brilliant twist on Sherlock Holmes - it's my absolute favourite. It's based on secret papers found 50 years after Dr. Watson's death which contain information on the case Sherlock was working on at the time - Jack the Ripper. Extremely recommended!
3. Karin Slaughter who writes the series Grant County and Will Trent. To people who love their crime fiction, she is a much-loved staple but I wish more people would read her work. I'm working my way through both of the series and I'm always left amazed by her story-telling and how she manipulates both her characters and the reader.
4. David Nicholls is mostly known for writing One Day, but his other two books, Starter for Ten and The Understudy are also brilliant books. It's a shame when an author gets great success with one book but their others are left un-read by many - and these two are real gems.
5. Alan Gibbons who has written many, many books but that I don't see read that often in the blogosphere. I've personally only started the Hell's Underground series but they are really gripping and chilling reads. I had him as a guest author in my library last year and he's so passionate about reading and writing and he was a joy to be around.
What are your Top Ten picks this week? Leave me a link in the comments so I can check them out! :)