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 Odds, set 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 Secret, Big 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.
- Into the Water by Paula Hawkins (Doubleday)
- The Fix by David Baldacci (Macmillan)
- Against All Odds by Danielle Steel (Macmillan)
- No Middle Name by Lee Child (Bantam)
- Big Little Lies (TV tie-in) by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
- Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
- Assassin’s Fate: Fitz and the Fool by Robin Hobb (HarperVoyager)
- The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
- Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (Pan)
- Talk of the Town by Rachael Johns (Mira)
© Nielsen BookScan 2017 Week Ending 13/5/17 To stay up-to-date with book-related news subscribe here or like our Facebook page.