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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

The reviews are rolling in, and by the looks of it Paula Hawkins has done it again with her latest psychological thriller Into the Water, one of the year’s most highly anticipated releases. At Number 1 of this week’s Top Ten Fiction, it tells the story of a fifteen-year-old uncovering murky secrets from the past after her mother is found dead in the water.

Right behind Hawkins is another crime joy, The Fix by David Baldacci, following detective Amos Decker, who acquired the unique neurological phenomenon synaesthesia and an incredible memory after a head trauma, as he deciphers a series of apparently random and senseless murders. Until the unthinkable happens. New to the list, at Number 3, is Lee Child’s collection of short stories, No Middle Name, which is the first time they’ve all been put together for print.

Robin Hobb’s Assassin’s Fate: Fitz and the Fool remains at Number 7, thanks to her devoted and voracious fantasy fanbase, and this publication is the final book in her Fitz and the Fool trilogy.

At Number 10 is Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns, a story of secrets, love, and new beginnings by one of Australia’s most-loved authors. In similar spirit is Danielle Steel’s Against All Oddsset in New York City and all about a remarkable game of chance and fate.

Liane Moriarty lovers will notice that all her most acclaimed novels are represented on the Top 10 list, including The Husband’s SecretBig Little Lies, and her most recent book, Truly, Madly, Guilty.

Still want more to read? You can also check out the weekly top 10 bestselling non-fiction list and the top 10 bestselling children’s books list on Better Reading.

  1. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday)
  2. The Fix by David Baldacci (Macmillan)
  3. Against All Odds by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
  4. No Middle Name by Lee Child (Bantam)
  5. Big Little Lies (TV tie-in) by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  6. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  7. Assassin’s Fate: Fitz and the Fool by Robin Hobb (HarperVoyager)
  8. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  9. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  10. Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns (Mira)

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  1. Bev. Websterbunnliebev@hotmai

    So excited about the books you print.It helps me so. MucThanks again

  2. Denise Foulds

    Is there a book club associated with this sight

    1. Karen Bartlett

      Click on the link that is referred to above Denise….
      “our first ever live and interactive book club on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm!”

  3. Jessy

    Thanks for the list.

  4. Ginros

    All the light we cannot see is the best book I’ve read in ages!

  5. Tracy Bartlett

    I just wanted to know if Karen was my cousin Karen.

  6. Lissy

    Girl on the train was so overrated. I do not understand the fascination. The Dressmaker was awesome! When is the next book club? We have our own but would love to check out yours. 😃

  7. Margaret

    I found The Dressmaker started off pretty good, then ended very strange….

  8. Gary Moon

    So many great books in this list and some new ones in there for me that I will have to pick up in the coming weeks. Thank you for posting these up.
    The best book I read so far this year has been The Midnight Shrink from Edward Dreyfus (
    A fantastic psychological thriller/crime fiction from an author with years of experience as a practicing psychologist.
    He brings a lot of themes from his work into the writing and it really adds a level of authenticity that makes his novels that much more enjoyable. A must-read for fans of the genre.

    1. Gaye

      Thanks for this recommendation Gary. I love psychological thrillers, so will definitely read this one!

  9. Lynne

    Love receiving your updates. Would love to hear about more less mainstream authors/new authors. Many of the ones you mention do greet us at the entrance to the bookshop.

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