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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

Number 1 on this week’s Top Ten Fiction List is Nora Roberts’ latest Come Sundown, a story of love, lies and murder. Right behind it, at Number 2, is Paula Hawkins’ long-awaited second book Into the Water. After a fifteen-year old girl’s mother is found dead in the water, she begins uncovering murky secrets from the past.

Two highly anticipated releases debut on the list. At Number 3 is John Grisham’s latest incarnation, Camino Island, which takes place in the aftermath of the world’s most daring literary heist. Secondly we have The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy, which has got to be one of the biggest literary releases in 2017. It’s her second book, twenty years in the making! It’s at Number 6 this week.

Lee Child’s No Middle Name is a collection of Jack Reacher short stories and includes an exclusive novella Too Much Time. It’s essential reading for all Jack Reacher enthusiasts and thriller buffs alike. Taking the Number 4 spot is 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, the unthinkable happens.

Karen Rose’s novel The Monster in the Closet, which is a standalone that reunites readers with her bestselling Baltimore series. From multi-million copy bestselling author and winner of the CWA Diamond Dagger award, Peter James, Need You Dead sees Roy Grace faces his most mysterious case yet. This week it’s at Number 8.

Liane Moriarty has two much-loved titles on this week’s list, including The Husband’s Secret and 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. Come Sundown by Nora Roberts (Hachette)
  2. Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday)
  3. Camino Island by John Grisham (Hachette)
  4. No Middle Name by Lee Child (Bantam)
  5. The Fix by David Baldacci (Macmillan)
  6. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy (Hamish Hamilton)
  7. The Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose (Hachette)
  8. Need You Dead by Peter James (Macmillan)
  9. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
  10. The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (Pan)

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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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