Today REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS is published in America and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Two Roads author Bret Anthony Johnston.

To celebrate, and to whet your appetite before the UK pub date of June 19th, here’s a quick round-up of the latest, brilliant praise we have received so far…

Set in a small community on the Texan Gulf, REMEMBER ME LIKE THIS is a gripping literary novel with the pace of a thriller, the story of a family coming back together after a kidnapped son comes home and lays bare the effects of his trauma as the book builds to a spectacular denouement over one long, hot summer.

Enthralling… I know the novel you’re looking for. It’s the thriller that also has interesting sentences. It’s the one with a driving plot but fully realized characters as well, the one that flows like it was plotted by Dennis Lehane but feels like it was written by Jonathan Franzen. The high-end potboiler. The literate page-turner. It’s a surprisingly rare breed even though it’s so obviously the novel we all want. Fortunately, there’s Bret Anthony Johnston’s Remember Me Like This… It has all the features of a trashy psychological thriller, but with all the resources of literary fiction brought to bear on the psychologies in question… The plot in Remember Me Like This is interstitially tied in to the psychological details of the characters, and that’s what makes it interesting. Johnston has a gift for creating characters that are perfectly ordinary but also deeply peculiar… In the end, the high literary technique and the pulp elements of Remember Me Like This contribute so seamlessly to each other you wonder how they got separate in the first place. It doesn’t need a name. It’s just good to read. – Esquire

This portrayal of a family struggling through what should be its happiest moment is tremendously movingthere’s real humanity in Johnston’s writing, and it’s heartening to spend time with these folks as they relearn how to be a family. Rendered in these compassionate, candid chapters, theirs is a struggle that speaks to those of us who have endured far less. – Ron Charles, Washington Post

And just in case you are not following Bret’s adventures on Facebook, here’s a recent post that explains why you should…

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