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Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Reading

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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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    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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    Karin Slaughter's The Good Daughter is a stunning and suspense-filled stand-alone thriller with a psychological edge.

    Charlotte and Samantha Quinn's childhoods were destroyed by an attack on their family 28 years ago. It left their mother dead and father - a notorious defence attorney - devastated. It also left the remaining family members consumed by various secrets...

    In the present day, Charlie is now a successful lawyer but when violence returns to their home town, it triggers all kinds of horrific memories. Will the truth come out?
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    A PARENT'S WORST NIGHTMARE IS GRACE'S DEADLIEST CASE . . . Roy Grace, creation of the CWA Diamond Dagger award winning author Peter James, faces his most complex case yet in Dead If You Don't. Kipp Brown, successful businessman and compulsive gambler, is having the worst run of luck of his life. He's beginning to lose big style. However, taking his teenage son, Mungo, to their club's big Saturday afternoon football match should have given him a welcome respite, if only for a few hours. But it' at the stadium where his nightmare begins. Within minutes of arriving at the game, Kipp bumps into a client. He takes his eye of Mungo for a few moments, and in that time, the boy is gone. Then he gets the terrifying message that someone has his child, and to get him back alive, Kipp will have to pay. Defying instruction not to contact the police, Kipp reluctantly does just that, and Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is brought into investigate. At first it seems a straightforward case of kidnap. But rapidly Grace finds himself entering a dark, criminal underbelly of the city, where the rules are different and nothing is what it seems . . .
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    Harry Bosch works cold cases, helping out the under-funded San Fernando police department. When a double murder at a local pharmacy is called in, Bosch is the most seasoned detective on the scene. But with experience, come the ghosts of long-forgotten crimes. A death row inmate claims Bosch framed him, and that new DNA evidence proves it. The LAPD investigators say the case is watertight, leaving Bosch out in the wilderness to clear his name and keep a sadistic killer behind bars. There's only one person he can trust to help prove his innocence: Micky Haller, The Lincoln Lawyer... As both cases tangle around him, Bosch learns there are two kinds of truth: the kind that won't die and the kind that kills.
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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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    Danielle Steel's The Duchess is a captivating novel that will take you right into the heart of 19th century England and Paris.

    Angelique Latham grew up at Belgrave Castle with her family. Following the death of her mother, her half-brothers begin to brutally deny her existence and send her out into the world alone.

    At the age of 18, she makes her way to Paris and takes an unimaginable path to setting up a successful business. However, she lives on the edge of scandal. Will she be able to make a life for herself?
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    Stephen King and his son Owen ponder what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men in new horror thriller Sleeping Beauties.

    Women all around the world are being shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze whenever they go to sleep. If they're awakened, they become feral and violent...

    The virus is spreading throughout a women's prison in Dooling, West Virginia and affects all the inmates except one - Evie. Why is she so unaffected? Is she an anomaly or is there something demonic inside her?

    Meanwhile, the abandoned men are fighting each other and Dooling's Sheriff Lila Norcoss is just trying to stay awake...
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    The Malabar coast is full of dangers: greedy tradesmen, fearless pirates, and men full of vengeance. But for a Courtney, the greatest danger might just be his own family... After his father's gambling debts leave him penniless and in danger, Francis Courtney seeks revenge and fortune in South Africa. But on arrival, he uncovers a truth that leaves him overwhelmed and disoriented. Meanwhile, his cousin Christopher Courtney begins to make his own way in the world, foregoing the righteous path and falling prey to betrayal, violence and treachery. In this epic journey from the southernmost point of Africa to the lush Indian coastline, the lives of these two Courtney men will intertwine, and forever alter the course of their famous family. From the world's greatest storyteller comes a compelling and breathless tale of intrigue and betrayal that draws the Courtney's together, and just as easily tears them apart.
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    George Smiley's disciple Peter Guillam has retired from the British Secret Service to a family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany.

    He receives a letter from the Service summoning him to London and it's confirmed his Cold War past is catching up with him... and somebody is going to have to pay for all that innocent blood.

    Interweaving the past with the present, John le Carre's latest novel is intelligent, powerful and perfect for those who enjoyed Smiley's People and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
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    Already optioned by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment for a film adaptation, The Poison Tree author Erin Kelly's He Said/She Said is the twisted and atmospheric thriller that everyone is talking about.

    Laura and her boyfriend Kit witness a brutal attack late at night. They call the police shortly after the incident but this leads to four lives changing almost immediately.

    Fifteen years later and the couple are still living in fear. Laura knows she was right to speak out, but she's also fully aware that no one ever knows the whole truth. She knows someone is hiding something, but she'd never have guessed what it is...
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    You can take Michael Bennett out of New York City, but you can't take the cop out of Michael Bennett. Detective Michael Bennett is ready for a vacation after a series of crises push him, and his family, to the brink. He settles on an idyllic small town in the beautiful Maine woods. But just when Bennett thinks he can relax, he gets pulled into a case that has shocked the tight-knit community. Kids are disappearing with no explanation - until several bodies turn up in the woods. Far from the city streets he knows so well, Bennett is fighting to protect a town, the law, and the family that he loves above all else.
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    The brand-new feel-good story from bestseller Veronica Henry - a perfect mix of family, friends and delicious food. What's the secret ingredient to your happiness?Laura Griffin is preparing for an empty nest. The thought of Number 11 Lark Hill falling silent - a home usually bustling with noise, people and the fragrant smells of something cooking on the Aga - seems impossible. Laura hopes it will mean more time for herself, and more time with her husband, Dom. But when an exposed secret shakes their marriage, Laura suddenly feels as though her family is shrinking around her. Feeling lost, she turns to her greatest comfort: her grandmother's recipe box, a treasured collection dating back to the Second World War. Everyone has always adored Laura's jams and chutneys, piled their sandwiches high with her pickles . . . Inspired by a bit of the old Blitz spirit, Laura has an idea that gives her a fresh sense of purpose. Full of fierce determination, Laura starts carving her own path. But even the bravest woman needs the people who love her. And now, they need her in return . . . ***** Praise for Veronica Henry: 'A delight from start to finish' Jill Mansell 'Truly blissful escapism' Lucy Diamond
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    'Tender, heartbreaking and magical . . . I went from feeling warm and fuzzy to shock, delight before, finally, well - you'll just have to read it!' GIOVANNA FLETCHER What if you met the right person at the wrong time? Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart. Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate. For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together? `One day, maybe five years from now, you'll look back and understand why this happened...' ** PRAISE FOR PAIGE TOON ** 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'Paige really ratchets up the tension. You'll be in a reading frenzy by the end'LISA JEWELL `Gave me all the feels . . . I loved it'LINDSEY KELK `Poignant and lovely, warm and wise'MILLY JOHNSON `A gorgeous, warm novel'ADELE PARKS `Paige's writing is brilliant!'MHAIRI McFARLANE `Wonderfully heartfelt... her best book yet' heat, five star review 'For smart, romantic fiction, look no further than the new book from bestselling Paige Toon' RED 'Witty, fun and impossible to put down!' CLOSER
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    A poignant tale of the power of friendship built through a mutual love of reading, Annie Barrows' feel-good The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society comes highly recommended. It's now been adapted into a popular film starring Lily James, Tom Courtenay, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Brown Findlay and Matthew Goode.

    Lead character Juliet Ashton is drawn into correspondence with Guernsey boy Dawsey Adams and slowly learns all there is to know about the fascinating secret history of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

    It's not long before she begins to hear from other members of the club and as letters fly back and forth with stories of life in Guernsey under the German Occupation, Juliet realises that the society is every bit as extraordinary as its name.
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    The 14th book in Clive Cussler and Graham Brown's NUMA series finds the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishing over the South Pacific.

    Both China and Russia would be very interested in the secrets it contains so Kurt and the team are soon drawn into a stealthy race to locate the wreck first... If allowed to thaw, the cargo could obliterate the face of the earth if allowed to thaw.
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    Praised by The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins and the Huffington Post, Tess Gerritsen's I Know a Secret is the twelfth book in her bestselling Rizzoli & Isles series.

    A young woman has been found dead and the duo are on the case. The body contains some startling wounds but the cause of death is not immediately clear. A few days pass and another body is found, and the more it's examined the more it seems to have in common with the first victim.

    Will Rizzoli and Isles be able to crack the link before the killer strikes again?
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    Bestselling author Nora Roberts' Come Sundown is a story or love, lies and murder.

    Bodine Longbow is the manager of a resort in Western Montana and is struggling to find enough hours in the day. She certainly doesn't have time for love, even though her childhood crush Callen has made a dramatic re-entry into her life...

    Things get even more complicated when a young woman's body is found on resort land and Callen falls under suspicion. This case also opens up old family wounds from Bodine's aunt's disappearance. Could the events be linked, even though they're separated by a quarter of a century?
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    Neil Gaiman retells the great Norse myths in this incredible book - which comes with two exclusive collector's jackets. It will be a super surprise which one arrives with your order!

    Featuring dwarves, frost giants and magic, this book contains Gaiman's unique take on the tale of Odin and his children Thor, Loki and Freya (as you'll have seen in Marvel's all-conquering films).

    These stories range from the dawn of the world right through to the twilight of the gods and are so exciting to read over and over again.

    This book has been printed with two different cover designs. We are unable to accept requests for a specific cover. The different covers will be assigned to orders at random.
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    David Lagercrantz continues Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series with The Girl Who Takes and Eye for an Eye, a compelling psychological thriller that finds Lisbeth Salander with important things on her mind.

    Despite circumstances being against her, she and Mikael Blomkvist are on the verge of an important expose - and it's one that could unlock the facts of her childhood...
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    The story of a girl who needs to slow down. To find herself. To fall in love. And to discover what an iron is for...Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day...she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge, it'll wreck her career. She walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they've hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 - Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. Disaster ensues. It's chaos as Samantha battles with the washing machine...the ironing board...and attempts to cook a cordon bleu dinner. But gradually, she falls in love with her new life in a wholly unexpected way. Will her employers ever discover the truth? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back?
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    Jeffrey Archer's Tell Tale is a stunning selection of 15 short stories that will have you hooked. They range from tearjerking tales to inspiring reads.

    There's a hapless young Naples detective attempting to solve a murder in an Italian hillside town; a woman show dares to challenge the men at her 1930s Ivy League uni; and a hitchhiker who embarks on the journey of a lifetime.
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    Praised by Matt Haig, Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere is an eye-opening slice of contemporary fiction that finds everyone in Shaker Heights talking about how the last of the Richardson children had burned her house down...

    With dark wit and a satirical tone it follows a picture-perfect community through a dramatic change when and enigmatic artist and single mother rents the Richardson's house. Mia, the mother, carries a mysterious past. What could they be hiding?
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    Jojo Moyes and Sophie Kinsella fans will love Harriet Evans' The Wildflowers, a contemporary romance that was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick.

    Cordelia Wilde's life is changed when Mads arrives in the middle of summer. However, Mads opens up Cordelia's dark past...