First comes a book that hasn't been published in English... Yet. It would be something like "The truth about Harry Quebert's case", by Joël Dicker (I've attached a pic of him because I find him very cute, and he's only 28). 30 years ago, in a beautiful little town in New Hampshire, a 15 year old girl alled Nola goes missing. The book tells her story. If you love crime & mistery books you will love it. It's the book everyone's talking about, go read it before it becomes a world wide bestseller. I bet Hollywood will turn it into a big movie in no time!
My second recommendation is for one of my fave writers ever: Lisa Jewell. I have read all of her books, starting with the unforgettable "Ralph's party". Many people name her a "chick lit" author but the truth is her writing has evolved as she has grown older - wow, or maybe as I've grown older as well! Mind you, I love chick lit and I jump at anyone who dares critizise these kind of books! But sometimes I like to read something different and Lisa's talent to develop so compelling stories is so big that she has a top-top place in my list of fave authors in the world :) Her latest novel, "The house we grew up in" is just amazing. It's about family, about the past and the present, about forgiveness, about life in general and feelings in particular. You literally can't stop reading. Beautiful.
I hope you will be able to trust me and give these books the opportunity they deserve :)