Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Reading

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    Detective John Rebus is back in Ian Rankin's In a House of Lies. This book finds a missing private investigator found dead in a locked car in the middle of the woods - and he appears to have been there a while...

    There were suspicions over how the whole investigation was handled and now every officer involved in the case is being investigated - and they all have something to lose. Rebus realises this could be the end of him...
  • BRYKH
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    This powerful book tells the heartbreaking love story between Lale Sokolov, the tattooist of Auschwitz, and the woman he tattooed, Gita. Readers of Schindler's List and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas will love this extraordinary story full of love, loyalty and friendship.

    In 1942, Lale arrived in Auschwitz-Birkenau and was given the job of tattooing the prisoners. Little did he know that scratching numbers into his fellow victims' arms would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust.

    Waiting in line to be tattooed was a terrified young girl named Gita. And for Lale - a dandy, jack-the-lad, bit of a chancer - it was love at first sight. He was determined to not only survive himself, but to ensure Gita did too.
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    At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight ... Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn't have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land. Uhtred - a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an enemy - is once again torn between his two heritages. But when he finds himself fighting on what he considers the wrong side, facing one of his most fearsome enemies and cursed by misfortune and tragedy, only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him ...
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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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    Jo Nesbo
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    From the international number one bestselling author, Macbeth is the re-telling of the original Shakespeare play and is told as a dystopian thriller set in Fife during the 1970s.

    He's the best cop they've got. When a drug bust turns into a bloodbath, it's down to Inspector Macbeth and his team to sort out the mess. He's also an ex-drug addict with a troubled past. He's rewarded for his success: power, money, respect. They're all within reach.

    But a man like him won't get to the top. Plagued by hallucinations and paranoia, Macbeth starts to unravel. He's convinced he won't get what is rightfully his. Unless he kills for it...
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    From the author of The Cuckoo's Calling, Lethal White is the fourth book in Robert Galbraith's bestselling Cormoran Strike series. Galbraith is a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling, who has seen the series adapted for television by Bronte Film and Television.

    When a troubled young man named Billy comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime, Strike is left deeply unsettled. Although Billy is mentally distressed and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike asks any further questions, Billy bolts from the office in a panic.

    Trying to figure out Billy's story, Strike and his partner Robin Ellacott set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

    During this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did due to his newfound fame. Plus, his relationship with Robin is more fraught than it has ever been - Robin is now invaluable in the business, but their personal relationship is much more tricky than that...
  • BRGJO
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    From the author of seventeen international bestsellers, this gripping thriller has themes of friendship and betrayal, and would be enjoyed by readers of Tasmina Perry.

    One day, Mel hears from a long-lost friend in need of help and invites her to stay. Mel and Abi used to be best friends back in the day, sharing the highs and lows of student life, until Mel's unplanned pregnancy made her drop out and lose touch.

    Seventeen years on and both of their lives couldn't be more different. Mel is happily married to her husband Ben and they share a chaotic but happy family home with their three children.

    Meanwhile, Abi followed her lover to LA for a glamorous life of parties, celebrity and indulgence. Everything was perfect, until she caught her partner cheating on her. Seventeen years wasted and nothing to show for it. So now Abi needs a true friend to lean on, to talk about her grief, and to have some time to heal. What better place to do this than Mel's house, with her lovely kids, and supportive husband...
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    The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is Stuart Turton's debut novel, which has been praised as "dazzling" by the Guardian and "fascinating" by The Times.

    As fireworks explode during a night of celebration, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, Evelyn Hardcastle, is killed. But she won't die just once. The day will repeat itself over and over again until Aiden - a guest at the party - solves the murder. He must identify the killer to break the cycle, but he wakes up in the body of a different guest each time the day begins.

    No one knows why, but there's someone out there that is determined to prevent him from ever escaping the Blackheath party...
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    From the internationally acclaimed author, Louise Candlish. This disturbing yet addictive story would be enjoyed by fans of Jane Shemilt and Tammy Cohen.

    It's a bright morning in January and a family moves into a house in Trinity Avenue in the London Suburbs. But that house isn't for sale. And it belongs to someone else.

    Fiona Lawson sees strangers moving into her house and she is sure there must've been a mistake. She and her husband, Bram, had no intention of selling the house.

    When Bram and their children disappear, Fiona is left to deal with events spiraling out of control. She soon discovers the web of lies that her husband has created and how little they really know each other. But he isn't the only one hiding things...Some secrets are best kept to yourself.
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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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    From the multi-million-copy-bestseller, Andy McNab brings you the 19th book in the Nick Stone Missions series.

    Ex-deniable operator Nick Stone strikes a devil's bargain when he is backed into a corner by a man he knows he cannot trust. In exchange for his own safety, he is charged with locating someone who doesn't want to be found. But for the first time in a long time, he's not operating alone.

    Stone and his team end up finding a world-class hacker, someone so good that her work might threaten the stability of the western world. But stone is quickly in over his head and before he knows which way to turn, the choice is ripped out of his hands.

    Home may be safe for most people, but Nick Stone isn't most people. For him and the team, it's just another place to get caught in the firing line...
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    Joanna Trollope's An Unsuitable Match is a wonderfully optimistic novel that expertly tackles a range of important subjects including love, family and second chances.

    Rose Woodrowe and Tyler Masson are head-over-heels in love, but after previous marriages their five grown-up children are not entirely happy about this... Her daughter Rose still remembers the pain of her parents divorce, while the twins Emmy and Nat don't trust Tyler. Tyler's children are equally unsure: Seth is too busy running his bakery in San Francisco to get to know Rose and Mallory is wrestling with some childhood issues.

    Rose and Tyler have to make a decision. Who should they listen to and who should they try to please and will they ever be truly happy if they spend all their time trying to please others?
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    Everybody's favourite actor, the Oscar-winning Tom Hanks, reveals his talents as an author with this wonderful collection of 17 short stories - all with a typewriter playing a part.

    From a funny and hectic sexual affair between two best friends to a second-rate actor being plunged into sudden stardom and four friends going to the moon and a teenage surfer stumbling into his father's secret life, these are observational stories about people and the way life can connect in the most extraordinary ways.

    Told with affection, humour and insight, these are gracefully told stories you'll want to dip in time and time again.
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    'I have absolute proof of God's existence and I need to come and see you, I need your help.'

    When investigative reporter Ross Hunter receives a phone call from a cranky yet sincere old man, he quickly realises it might change his life - and possibly the world - forever. As Hunter ponders what it would take to prove the existence of God and the consequences of such a finding, he finds himself drawn into a web of deceit that mixes the false faith of a billionaire evangelist with the life's work of a famous atheist.

    It's also a discovery that may put the credibility of all the world's religions under threat. However, there are people determined to stop Hunter revealing his findings - by any means necessary...

    Peter James' thought-provoking novel combines the mystery of a Dan Brown novel with the wit and intelligence of the author's own bestselling Roy Grace series.
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    From the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Cake Shop in the Garden and A Cottage by the Sea, this indulgent novel is full of fun, cake and romance.

    Fay and Danny are madly in love and it's all Fay has ever dreamed of. But she left her delightful cake shop to be with Danny on his cosy canal boat and she soon finds out that making cakes on the water isn't always smooth sailing!

    One day, Fay gets a call that sends her back to where it all began - where she first met Danny and where the Cake Shop in the Garden was. But is her relationship strong enough to survive time apart from Danny?

    She soon falls back in love with her passion for baking and starts to wonder why she ever left in the first place. With Christmas just around the corner, Fay wants to spend time with her friends but she knows this means more time away from Danny. Can she get everything she wants in one place?
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    Belinda Bauer
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    Snap is the Sunday Times bestseller written by crime novelist, Belinda Bauer. It was longlisted by the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018 and would be loved by readers of Sharon Bolton and Jane Casey.

    It's a stifling summer's day and 11-year-old Jack is left in a broken down car with his two sisters waiting for the return of their mother. "Jack's in charge", she said. "I won't be long". Little did they know that she would never come back to rescue them. The children's lives are changed forever.

    Three years pass and mum-to-be Catherine wakes to discover a knife beside her bed and a note reading, "I could have killed you".

    Meanwhile Jack is still in charge of his sisters, of making sure that nobody knows they're all alone in the house and - quite suddenly - of finding out the dangerous truth about what happened to his mother...
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    This historical novel is the third book in the Kingsbridge series by award-winning author, Ken Follett. A Column of Fire is the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, which captivated millions of readers all over the world and became bestsellers.

    In 1558, Europe is in turmoil as religious hatred sweeps the continent. Power in England precariously shifts between Catholics and Protestants, causing commoners to clash and test each other's loyalty.

    Young Ned Willard returns to the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral to find his world turned upside down, as the girl he longs to marry is on the opposing side of the religious conflict. Ned goes to work for Elizabeth Tudor, who becomes queen and causes Europe to turn against England. As she clings to the throne, there are many who would see her removed, including Mary Queen of Scots who waits in Paris.

    But as time goes on, Ned's love for Margery is doomed as violence breaks out from Edinburgh to Geneva. Ned cannot watch the love of his life marry another, but he must serve his queen. He will spend his life protecting his monarch or die trying...
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    The fourth book in the DS Imogen Grey series, The Promise is a dark and twisted story that would be enjoyed by readers of M.J. Arlidge and Karin Slaughter.

    A young woman is found strangled in her own bedroom and DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles are plunged into an investigation to find the twisted serial killer who likes to date his victims before he kills them.

    To stop the horrific deaths, Imogen is forced to act as bait - but will she get caught in her own trap? The search for the killer ramps up and attention falls on the strange new boy in town. Why does he watch his neighbours through the windows? And could the truth be closer to home than any of them realise?
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    From the Sunday Times bestselling author, A Nightingale Christmas Promise is a heartwarming historical romance novel set during the First World War.

    East London, 1914. Britain is preparing for war and young men are queuing up across the country to enlist - but the Nightingale Hospital has its own set of recruits...

    Anna happily grew up in Bethnal Green at her parent's bakery, but with the war approaching, her family's German roots will wrench them apart in ways Anna could never have imagined.

    Meanwhile Kate dreams of becoming a doctor like her father, and with female doctors virtually unheard of, it will take courage to face off the prejudice around her.

    Sadie joins the Nightingale Hospital in a bird to escape her mother's interference, but the legacy of her family may not be so easy to get away from...
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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...
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    Written by the number one bestselling author, Chris Carter. This psychological thriller has been praised as "punchy and fast-paced" by the Sunday Mirror and would be enjoyed by readers of Gillian Flynn and Ruth Ware.

    "Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what's inside that room would be it."

    That's what Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit are told by an LAPD Lieutenant as they arrive at the most shocking crime scene they may have ever attended.

    Unexpectedly, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track a serial killer whose hunting ground has no borders. This psychopath loves what he does because murder is an art form in his mind...
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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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    The fifth book in the bestselling NYPD Red series by James Patterson.

    At The Pierre's Cotillion Room in New York, the richest of the rich gather to raise money for those less fortunate. The mayor is there, along with Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald of the elite NYPD Red task force providing security.

    The night is ruined when a fatal blast rocks the room, stirring up horrifying memories of 9/11. Is it terrorism or homicide?

    The crimes keep escalating and the perpetrators may be one of the A-listers that NYPD Red was formed to protect. As Zach and Kylie track a shadowy killer, he masterfully plays out his vendetta and threatens the NYPD Red.
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    From the author of A Perfect Heritage and Old Sins, A Question of Trust brings you a rich story filled with themes of love, desire and conflict.

    In 1950s London, Tom Knelston is a charismatic working class individual driven by ambition and passion. He is a man to watch. His wife Alice shares his vision, it seems they are a perfect match.

    One day Tom meets the beautiful and unhappily married model, Diana Southcott. An exciting but dangerous affair is inevitable and could potentially damage their careers. But when a child becomes ill, Tom is forced to question his principles, reputation, marriage, and his love for his child.