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The Weekly Top 10 Fiction Bestseller List

Another wonderful Top 10 Bestseller’s Fiction List, filled with so many of our favourite recently reviewed Australian books.

At number one this week is The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz. The sixth Lisbeth Salander story–the crime-fiction phenomenon that has sold more than 90 million copies worldwide.

Boy Swallows Universe, by Trent Dalton is sitting at number two. Dalton’s bestselling saga has won four ABIAs: Book of the Year, Literary Book of the Year, the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year and Audio Book of the Year.

Number three is JD Robb’s new thriller, Vendetta in Death. Book 49 in the bestselling In Death series – Eve Dallas takes on a serial killer dispensing their own form of justice.

Number four is the first book in a brand new crime series, The Long Call by Anne Cleeves.

Tidelands by Philippa Gregory is at fifth place. Set in 1648 England, Alinor is suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious witch-mania times.

The next eagerly anticipated, electrifying thriller from number one bestseller and queen of crime, Val McDermid, featuring the unforgettable Tony Hill and Carol Jordan, How the Dead Speak is at number six.

Michael Robotham with Good Girl, Bad Girl is at number seven. An unnerving psychological thriller from one of the greatest crime writers of today.

Eighth place goes to The Dirty Dozen by Lynda La Plante. The bloody-minded Jane Tennison that we know and love returns in the fifth book in Lynda La Plante’s bestselling Tennison series.

The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox is at number nine. The Inn is a new novel by the fabulous writing duo, which chronicles a detective who tries to leave his past behind to start afresh in a new town, only to be faced with new criminals to fight.

At number ten is The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris – the incredible story of the Auschwitz-Birkenau tattooist and the woman he loved.

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. The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz (Hachette)
  2. Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton (HarperCollins)
  3. Vendetta in Death by J.D.Robb (Hachette)
  4. The Long Call by Anne Cleeves (Macmillan)
  5. Tidelands by Philippa Gregory (Simon & Schuster)
  6. How the Dead Speak by Val McDermid (Hachette)
  7. Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham (Hachette)
  8. The Dirty Dozen by Lynda La Plante (Zaffre Publishing)
  9. The Inn by James Patterson and Candice Fox (Century)
  10. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (Echo Publishing)

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Comments

  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….

    1. kerri

      yes me too was left a little flat

  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 (www.dreyfusbooks.net).
    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 (www.dreyfusbooks.net).

    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

  12. Simon Carrodus

    “The Family Next Door” (Sally Hepworth) is a masterpiece. I couldn’t put it down. A genuine page-turner in the style of Paula Hawkins or Liane Moriarty.

    1. Kailyn

      You have shed a ray of suhnisne into the forum. Thanks!

  13. Eileen

    Do you have a review on Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie?

    1. Susie

      Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie is wonderful. Don’t miss it!

  14. Loraine Parry

    Finally finished reading The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (known normally as JK Rowling, though no flying cars or broomsticks to be found).
    Unlike her previous two books which I thoroughly enjoyed, I liked the basis of the plot and the ideas on which the storyline ran, but felt there were too many people and identities to concentrate fully. On the whole, a gripping storyline and one that I will still recommend. Bizarre, gruesome, ruthless and yet hard to put down. A novel one surely wants to find out “Who Dunnit”

  15. Yvonne Blake

    Have just read “The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
    Also the “The Shifting Fog” same author
    Loved both books, has anyone else read her books?

    1. Peggy

      I have also read The forgotten garden and The Lakehouse. Both good books by Kate Morton

  16. Peggy

    Just googled josh Grisham as he is listed in the top ten for The Reckoning. I thought he might have been related to John Grisham.On google the book is written by John Grisham. Maybe you are seeing how observant your readers are?

  17. Loraine Parry

    Just finished The Lost Man by Jane Harper, and what a page turner. An absolute gripping novel right up to and including the last page, that I certainly never saw the whodunnit coming. Had me reading to the wee small hours of the morning. Couldn’t put the book down – just so enthralling that I could almost feel as if I was one of the characters.
    Jane just seems to get better with each novel. Can’t wait to see how she tops this latest one.

  18. margaret stapleton

    I find the list of books you send me are very helpful to me in my selection.

  19. Alana

    Just finished The Nowhere Child by Christian White. Gripping story from cover to cover. About a girl like you and me, going about her life in Australia,when her life is turn upside down in America by family and religion. A dark and griping psychological thriller. A must read.

  20. Alana

    Just finished Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine. The book is sad, happy, uplifting and funny. The characters and scenes are so visual. Couldn’t put the book down.

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