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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

Welcome to another week of riveting fiction!

First up is Origin by Dan Brown, a winding tale of the of historical and religious intrigue. It comes as no surprise that Brown, the author of the Da Vinci Code, succeeds in navigating his way through this intricate and suspenseful journey.

Coming in at number two is Force of Nature by Jane Harper, her long-awaited second book. A treacherous hike through the Giralang Ranges turns sour when one of the five women who embarked, goes missing. Her debut crime The Dry is also featured on the list, at Number 9.

Stephen King has been in the limelight for his scary clown stories; now he has joined forces with son Owen King to write Sleeping Beauties. It asks the question: what would happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

David Lagercrantz has been doing a fine job continuing the legacy of Stieg Larsson, and fans of the series will be delighted to see that The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye is at Number 4 this week.

A new James Patterson, Haunted, comes in at Number 5. It’s Number 10 in the Michael Bennett series. After seeking an idyllic getaway, Detective Bennett finds himself tied into a smalltown mystery involving a deadly drug epidemic and disappearing children . .

Wilbur Smith brings readers on a cross-country journey in the 1700s, from Africa to the Arabian Sea and to India. The Tiger’s Prey is at Number 6 this week.

First Person, Richard Flanagan’s tale of corruption and naivety, lands on Number 7 on the list this week. Flanagan’s story proves just why the author won the Man Booker prize in 2014, as his book leads the reader down a surprisingly comedic path through the twisted industry of ghostwriting.

Harlen Coben comes in at Number 8 with his new book Don’t Let Go. The book reopens the case of a 15 year old case which Nap, a cop who plays by his own rules, decides to take into his own hands.

New Ken Follett rounds off the list! A Column of Fire, at Number 10, is  another historical fiction from the master of the genre. At a modest 768 pages (modest for Follett!), it takes place in 1558 during Tudor England.

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. Origin by Dan Brown (Bantam)
  2. Force of Nature by Jane Harper (Macmillan)
  3. Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King (Hachette)
  4. The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz (Hachette)
  5. Haunted by James Patterson (Century)
  6. The Tiger’s Prey by Wilbur Smith (HarperCollins)
  7. First Person by Richard Flanagan (Knopf)
  8. Don’t Let Go by Harlen Coben (Century)
  9. The Dry by Jane Harper (Pan)
  10. A Column of Fire by Ken Follett (Macmillan)

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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.

  10. David Ryan

    love you all to have a read of The Gulf by Anna Spargo-Ryan a local Melbourne writer.

  11. vaonlinenews

    Such a large number of awesome books in this rundown and some new ones in there for me that I should get in the coming weeks. Much obliged to you for posting these up.

    The best book I read so far this year has been The Midnight Shrink from Edward Dreyfus (

    A phenomenal spine chiller/wrongdoing fiction from a creator with years of experience as a rehearsing clinician.

    He brings a considerable measure of topics from his work into the composition and it truly includes a level of credibility that makes his books substantially more charming. An absolute necessity read for devotees of the class

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