E L James’ Darker has skyrocketed to Number 1 on the week of its release. It’s a clever revisiting of Fifty Shades of Grey, as told from Christian’s perspective.
These days, Lee Child has a mythic status in the world of crime writers. Tracking a missing woman through the cold wilds of Wyoming, Jack Reacher will stop at nothing to get her back. So begins The Midnight Line, another riveting Lee Child novel in the Reacher series.
Di Morrissey is back in the red dunes of the Kimberley – Jacqui has settled in Broome, but when a proposed mining development is unveiled, it’ll shake the coastal town. The Red Coast is Number 3
Not too long ago we reviewed John Grisham’s The Rooster Bar and picked it as one of the most suspenseful and original stories that we’d read in 2017. It’s no surprise, really, coming from Grisham: a writer who carved his own niche, a pioneer of the genre ‘legal thriller’. You can read our full review here.
We’re also glad to see Judy Nunn’s most contemporary novel Sanctuary at Number 7. It’s a story about humanity set just off the coast of Western Australia, and you can watch our recent interview with her here.
Dan Brown is back at Number 4 with his latest novel Origin, an incredibly inventive story from the world’s most loved thriller writer, in the same spirit as The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.
A favourite of ours, The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh is an emotional and cathartic novel that follows Isla through India and England as she learns about herself and love along the way.
Australia’s shining crime writer Jane Harper is back on this week’s list with her gritty thriller Force of Nature, a guaranteed good read or Xmas pressie for any bookworm.
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.
- Darker by E L James (Arrow Books)
- The Midnight Line by Lee Child (Bantam Press)
- The Red Coast by Di Morrissey (Macmillan)
- Origin by Dan Brown (Bantam)
- The Rooster Bar by John Grisham (Hachette)
- Past Perfect by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
- Sanctuary by Judy Nunn (William Heinemann)
- Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly (Allen & Unwin)
- The Tea Gardens by Fiona McIntosh (Michael Joseph)
- Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Macmillan)
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