Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Reading

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    Dan Brown
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    Origin is the latest addition to the Robert Langdon series by bestselling author, Dan Brown. The Da Vinci Code writer has been called "the master of the intellectual cliffhanger" by Wall Street Journal, as Brown successfully writes yet another brilliant thriller.

    Robert Langdon is a Harvard professor of symbology and iconology and finds himself at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to attend a talk about a discovery that could change science forever. As the evening unfolds, Langdon and hundreds of guests become captivated by the controversial presentation and the night turns into turmoil. The precious discovery is at risk and Langdon must flee Bilbao to locate a cryptic password to unlock the secret. His journey through hidden history and extreme religion leads Langdon to Spain's Royal Palace, where he follows a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols in a bid to uncover the clues that bring him to the elusive truth.

    Three of the Robert Langdon series have been adapted for films and have gone on to become international blockbusters, starring the likes of Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor. Origin follows Inferno in the series and has become a global phenomenon, with BBC TV praising it as "beautifully observed and really well researched". Readers of Paula Hawkins and Clive Cussler will love this gripping mystery.
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    Gail Honeyman's debut novel Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is a worthy winner of the Costa First Novel. Praised by Jojo Moyes, it follows Eleanor as she seems content to live a simple life. She wears the same work clothes, eats the same things and buys the same bottles of vodka for the weekend.

    However, one random act of kindness is about to change her life forever... Eleanor soon learns that she will need to build up her courage if she's to successfully live in this new world.

    Covering themes including loneliness and kindness, this is a page-turning read that has won praise from the likes of Jojo Moyes.
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    End Game is the fifth book in the thrilling Will Robie series by international number one bestselling author David Baldacci. Will Robie, highly trained assassin and the US government's most indispensable asset, is called to London. An imminent terrorist attack threatens the Underground and with the US next in line, Robie is the perfect choice to stop it before it begins. He knows he has one chance to succeed. One chance to save London. One chance to make it safely home to find out what has happened to fellow agent Jessica Reel following their last deadly mission together. But Robie is about to learn that even if he succeeds, the worst is yet to come. The game has started. Now only he can end it . . .
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    THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE MILLION-SELLING AUTHOR OF CAST IRON, COFFIN ROAD AND THE BLACKHOUSE WHATEVER HAPPENS Niamh and Ruairidh Macfarlane co-own the Hebridean company Ranish Tweed. On a business trip to Paris to promote their luxury brand, Niamh learns of Ruairidh's affair, and then looks on as he and his lover are killed by a car bomb. She returns home to Lewis, bereft. I'LL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU Niamh begins to look back on her life with Ruairidh, desperate to identify anyone who may have held a grudge against him. The French police, meanwhile, have ruled out terrorism, and ruled in murder - and sent Detective Sylvie Braque to shadow their prime suspect: Niamh. I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE, NO MATTER WHAT As one woman works back through her memories, and the other moves forward with her investigation, the two draw ever closer to a deadly enemy with their own, murderous, designs. 'Peter May is a writer I would follow to the ends of the earth' New York Times
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    The 25th novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series Detective Alex Cross has never been on the wrong side of the law. Until now. Charged with murdering followers of his old nemesis Gary Soneji, Alex Cross becomes the poster child for trigger-happy cops. He knows it was self-defence. Will the jury agree? Suspended from the police and fighting for his freedom, even Cross's own family begin to doubt his innocence as shocking evidence mounts. With everything on the line, Cross must go it alone. He's the only one who knows that there's a real murderer watching from the shadows, one Cross must stop - even if it means he can't save himself...
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    Keeping secrets is a dangerous game . . . 1995, London. When Sir James Harrison, one the greatest actors of his generation, passes away at the age of ninety-five he leaves behind not just a heartbroken family but also a secret so shocking, so devastating that it could rock the English establishment to its core . . . Joanna Haslam is an ambitious young journalist, assigned to cover the legendary actor's funeral. The great and the good of the celebrity world are there. But Joanna stumbles on something dark beneath the glamour: the mention of a letter James Harrison has left behind, the contents of which others have been desperate to conceal for over seventy years. As she peels back the veil of lies that has shrouded the secret, she realizes that there are other forces attempting to prevent her from discovering the truth. And they'll stop at nothing to reach the letter before she does. The Love Letter is a thrilling novel full of secrets, lies and unforgettable twists. from the internationally bestselling author, Lucinda Riley. *This title was originally published as Seeing Double.*
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    From the bestselling author of A Week in Paris, and the Richard & Judy Bookclub pick A Place of Secrets, comes a gripping and moving story spanning 70 years, set in Italy and in Norfolk. On holiday with friends, young historian Briony Andrews becomes fascinated with a wartime story of a ruined villa in the hills behind Naples. There is a family connection: her grandfather had been a British soldier during the Italian campaign of 1943 in that very area. Handed a bundle of letters that were found after the war, Briony sets off to trace the fate of their sender, Sarah Bailey. In 1939, Sarah returns with her mother and sister from India, in mourning, to take up residence in the Norfolk village of Westbury. There she forms a firm friendship with Paul Hartmann, a young German who has found sanctuary in the local manor house, Westbury Hall. With the outbreak of war, conflicts of loyalty in Westbury deepen. When, 70 years later, Briony begins to uncover Sarah and Paul's story, she encounters resentments and secrets still tightly guarded. What happened long ago in the villa in the shadow of Vesuvius, she suspects, still has the power to give terrible pain ... Praise for Rachel Hore's novels: `A tour de force. Rachel's Paris is rich, romantic, exotic and mysterious' JUDY FINNIGAN `An elegiac tale of wartime love and secrets' Telegraph `A richly emotional story, suspenseful and romantic, but unflinching in its portrayal of the dreadful reality and legacy of war' Book of the Week, Sunday Mirror 'Pitched perfectly for a holiday read' Guardian 'Engrossing, pleasantly surprising and throughly readable' SANTA MONTEFIORE
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    In Fairytale, Danielle Steel weaves a captivating story of a daughter's love and courage, and the hope that good really can prevail over evil. Camille Lammenais had a perfect childhood growing up in California's beautiful Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family's vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and chateau inspired by Christophe's native Bordeaux. After graduating, Camille returns to fulfil her lifetime ambition - helping to run Chateau Joy. But the fairytale suddenly ends with her Joy's death. Six months after losing his wife, Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming French countess visiting the valley. Camille, still grieving for her mother, is shocked that her father risks being trapped, and cannot seem to see past the alluring looks, designer clothes and elegant manners. As Camille's world falls apart, it will take all of her strength and all the help she can get to fight for her family's legacy.
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    Described as 'mercifully funny' by The Times, Marian Keyes' The Break is a book follows Amy and Hugh as they take a six-month break from their marriage.

    However, half a year is a long time and they soon become the focus of attention for Amy's family of gossips, misfits and troublemakers...
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    John Grisham's Rooster Bar follows Mark, Todd and Zola as they realise they're better off hanging out at a local bar working out how to dodge loan sharks than graduating from law school.

    They've just discovered their law school is run by a crooked hedge fund billionaire - who also happens to be in charge of the bank that arranges their loans... They vow to take him on, but then the FBI get involved...
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    Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with another upbeat and optimistic story about long-term relationship survival.

    Recommended for fans of Jojo Moyes, Surprise Me finds Sylvie and Dan living happily together with a perfect and content family life. But then they start t worry about the future.

    They decide to give each other surprises but these eventually shed light on a shocking scandal from the past...
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    The Sunday Times Bestseller There are three things you should know about Elsie. The first thing is that she's my best friend. The second is that she always knows what to say to make me feel better. And the third thing... might take a little bit more explaining. 84-year-old Florence has fallen in her flat at Cherry Tree Home for the Elderly. As she waits to be rescued, she considers the charming new resident who looks exactly like a man she once knew - a man who died sixty years ago. His arrival has stirred distant memories she and Elsie thought they'd laid to rest. Lying prone in the front room, Florence wonders if a terrible secret from her past is about to come to light ...
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    Could your dream home be your worst nightmare? After what happened in London, Kirsty needs a fresh start with her family. And running a guesthouse in the Welsh mountains sounds idyllic. But then their first guest arrives. Selena is the last person Kirsty wants to see. It's seventeen years since she tore everything apart. Why has she chosen now to walk back into Kirsty's life? Is Selena running from something too? Or is there an even darker reason for her visit? Because Kirsty knows that once you invite trouble into your home, it can be murder getting rid of it . . . ________________ 'A chilling reminder that sometimes home is where the hurt is' Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home 'This kept me up last night. Scary. Twisty. All too believable' Jane Corry 'Absorbing and chilling' Karen Perry 'Will have you tearing through the pages' Paula Daly 'I raced through it' Gillian McAllister 'Kept me guessing up to the thrilling finale' Emma Curtis
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    A New York Times top-ten bestseller. 'A fiendishly clever thriller in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. This one will keep you guessing.' - Anita Shreve, author of The Stars are Fire When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. It's about a jealous wife, obsessed with her replacement. It's about a younger woman set to marry the man she loves. The first wife seems like a disaster; her replacement is the perfect woman. You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships. You will be wrong. The Wife Between Us is the first collaboration between Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen; a gripping thriller with film rights sold to the creators of The Girl On the Train.
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    DCI Kate Burrows might be retired, but when the bodies of missing schoolgirls start turning up in Grantley, she's the first person DCI Annie Carr calls for help...

    Bestselling author Martina Cole's Damaged is another thrilling page-turner about serial killers.
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    `Paula Hawkins does it again! Into the Water is a moody and chilling thriller that will have you madly turning the pages. A gripping, compulsive read!' Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door THE SUNDAY TIMES NO.1 BESTSELLER The addictive new No. 1 psychological thriller from the author of The Girl on the Train, the runaway Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller and global phenomenon. ***** Just days before her sister plunged to her death, Jules ignored her call. Now Nel is dead. They say she jumped. And Jules must return to her sister's house to care for her daughter, and to face the mystery of Nel's death. But Jules is afraid. Of her long-buried memories, of the old Mill House, of this small town that is drowning in secrecy . . . And of knowing that Nel would never have jumped. ***** `Wondering if Into the Water could be as good as The Girl on the Train? It's better. A triumph.' Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of I Let You Go `Fans of Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train rejoice: her second novel Into the Water is even better. A brilliantly plotted and fast-paced juggernaut of a read that hurtles to a heart-stopping conclusion.' Good Housekeeping (Book of the Month) `A twisting whodunnit that leaves you both gratified and surprised (also the best kind) . . . Not just a brilliant thriller but also a furious feminist howl . . .' Stylist `Dark, gothic and twisty as a snake in the grass. I read it in one sitting.' Erin Kelly, author of He Said, She Said `Into the Water is superb. Sinister layers, complex characters and a plot that'll keep you guessing.' Ali Land, author of Good Me, Bad Me
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    The sequel to Jonas Jonasson's international bestseller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared It all begins with a hot air balloon trip and three bottles of champagne. Allan and Julius are ready for some spectacular views, but they're not expecting to land in the sea and be rescued by a North Korean ship, and they could never have imagined that the captain of the ship would be harbouring a suitcase full of contraband uranium, on a nuclear weapons mission for Kim Jong-un ... Soon Allan and Julius are at the centre of a complex diplomatic crisis involving world figures from the Swedish foreign minister to Angela Merkel and President Trump. Things are about to get very complicated ... Praise for The Hundred-Year-Old Man: `A mordantly funny and loopily freewheeling debut novel about ageing disgracefully' Sunday Times `Imaginative, laugh-out-loud . . . a brilliant satire on the foibles of mankind' Daily Telegraph `Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny' Guardian
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    Stephen Fry
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    *** Pre-order Mythos by Stephen Fry now *** The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. They are embedded deeply in the traditions, tales and cultural DNA of the West. In Stephen Fry's hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies. You'll fall in love with Zeus, marvel at the birth of Athena, wince at Cronus and Gaia's revenge on Ouranos, weep with King Midas and hunt with the beautiful and ferocious Artemis. Thoroughly spellbinding, informative and moving, Stephen Fry's Mythos perfectly captures these stories for the modern age - in all their rich and deeply human relevance.
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    The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds. When Myriam, a brilliant lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband look for a nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite and devoted woman who sings to their children, cleans the family's chic Paris apartment, stays late without complaint and hosts enviable birthday parties. But as the couple and their nanny become more and more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment and suspicions increase, until Myriam and Paul's idyllic domesticity is shattered . . .
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    Jack Reacher is back and he's having a bad day - again - in the 22nd explosive novel in Lee Child's action-packed series.

    Reacher sees a West Point class ring in a pawn shop window and can't understand why anyone would give something so precious up. He makes it a priority to find the woman who gave it away - but to get to her he's going to have to go through bikers, cops, crooks and low-life meatheads...
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    Peter and Jane creator Gill Sims returns with another colourful insight into motherhood with Why Mummy Swears.

    The summer holidays have started but Mummy is not going to get any rest - she has two bored moppets to attend to... Just booking sports camps, childcare and time off work has left her exhausted!

    Mummy's also found herself stuck organising the Christmas Fayre - and she's not receiving much help. Meeting her father's new glamorous and younger wife and spending time with her narcissistic mother is also winding her up the wall... No wonder she's cursing with the best of them!
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    Munich by Robert Harris is a powerful and gripping novel about the clash of Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain's ideologies. Hitler wants to start a war but Chamberlain is determined to keep the peace. However, Britain's darkest hour is just around the corner...

    Two young men are travelling with their leaders. They used to be friends but now find themselves in opposition - and they're both hiding some horrific secrets...
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    One warm summer's day at the beach, forty-year-old Cordelia Grinstead, dressed only in a swimsuit and beach robe, walks away from her family and just keeps on going. After hitching a ride with a stranger to a new town where she knows no one, she reinvents herself as a single woman with no ties and begins living a new life altogether. But how long can she keep this up before her real life finds her? OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD `She's changed my perception on life' Anna Chancellor `One of my favourite authors ' Liane Moriarty `She spins gold' Elizabeth Buchan `Anne Tyler has no peer' Anita Shreve `My favourite writer, and the best line-and-length novelist in the world' Nick Hornby `A masterly author' Sebastian Faulks `Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good' John Updike `I love Anne Tyler' Anita Brookner `Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour' Eudora Welty
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    The award-winning The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is a thriller you'll want to delve right into. This twisty read is one that will leave you guessing.

    A couple's neighbour asked a family not to bring their 6-month-old daughter to a dinner party. The couple were fine with this as they'd take a baby monitor and just go back and check on her every half hour...

    On one check, there is no baby to be found and their worst fears come true - especially when they call the police and realise all sorts of secrets are ready to be pour out...