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Fiction Book Chart: Books Everyone is Reading

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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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    Lucinda Riley
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    Lucinda Riley's The Pearl Sister is the fourth novel in the extremely popular Seven Sisters series.

    CeCe D'Apliese has never felt she fitted in anywhere. Following the death of her father, the elusive billionaire Pa Salt - so-called by the six daughters he adopted from around the globe and named after the Seven Sisters star cluster - she finds herself at breaking point...
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    Lynda La Plante
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    Lynda La Plante's latest Prime Suspect prequel takes you back to the period during 1974 and 1975 when the IRA was subjecting London to a terrifying bombing campaign.

    Now a fully fledged detective, Jane Tennison finds herself caught up in a blast that leaves several people dead. She's a key witness but can't identify the bomber.

    When a photography appears in a newspaper showing Jane assisting the injured, she and her family are put at great risk... When she attends the annual formal CID dinner, she recognises the parking attendant as the bomber. Will she be able to alert the senior officers in time?
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    James Patterson
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    Fifty Fifty, the second book in James Patterson and Candice Fox's Harriet Blue series, is packed with just as much action and intrigue as the first.

    Harriet's brother Sam is accused of the murders of three young students, whose bodies were dumped by the Georges River. However, only Harrier is convinced he's innocent...
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    Karen Hamilton
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    Fans of Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Anatomy of a Scandal will find this psychological thriller from debut author Karen Hamilton utterly compelling. It's a twisted love story that will have you racing through the pages.

    Juliette is an intelligent and driven woman who finds herself falling in love with Nate. However, when they break up she decides to do anything to win him back - including becoming a flight attendant for his airline. Juliette knows they are meant to be and is willing to do anything to prove this.

    But true love hurts - and Juliette's obsession is going to bring about even more pain...
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    Mark Billingham
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    Starring DI Tom Thorne, Mark Billingham's Love Like Blood is an atmospheric and intense crime novel that finds him investigating what appears to be a series of organised killings.

    Thorne and DI Nicola Tanner team up to pursue a pair of ruthless murderers and their broker, who is handing out the deadly contracts.

    As the killers are prepare for their next murder, Thorne takes a huge risk that brings him into a horrifying and disturbing world where families will do anything to protect their honour.
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    Erin Kelly
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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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    Santa Montefiore
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    Santa Montefiore concludes her bestselling series with The Last Secret of the Deverills. Presented here in hardback, it's a fitting end with plenty of romance and drama to behold.

    It's 1939 and peace has flourished since the Great War ended. The Deverill family has gone through some huge changes and a new generation is waiting in the wings. Martha Wallace came over from America to find her birth mother in Dublin, but ended up falling for JP - and she's just found out her mother comes from the same area.

    Meanwhile Bridie Doyle, now Countess di Marcantonio and mistress of Castle Deverill, is planning on making the castle she used to work in her home. Her husband, Cesare, has other ideas. As he starts to stray, their friends begin to wonder if he is really who he is claiming to be... Kitty has come to terms with where she is now but then the love of her life walks right back into it.
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    Dinah Jefferies
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    The Tea Planter's Wife Ceylon, 1935 author Dinah Jefferies returns with the grand and glorious majesty of The Sapphire Widow - an intelligent novel about love and betrayal...

    Happily married Louisa Reeve and her husband Elliot want nothing more than a child. They're struggling to conceive and then Elliot dies. While grieving, Louisa finds herself drawn to Leo, the rugged owner of a plantation...
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    Ruth Jones
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    Gavin and Stacey and Stella actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones' debut novel Never Greener is a slice of contemporary fiction that sums up the dangers of trying to recapture the past while also failing to realise the beauty of what we have right now.

    Kate was just 22 when she embarked on a passionate affair with Callum, a married man, that ended in heartbreak. Seventeen years later and she's a successful actress living in London, happily married to Matt and doting mother to Tallulah.

    Callum is still with Belinda and they seem happy to spend the rest of their lives together up in Edinburgh. But then Callum and Kate meet once more. Should they risk everything to find out what might have been?
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    Val McDermid
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    Book 10 in popular crime writer Val McDermid's Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series finds the duo on the trail of a truly terrifying killer.

    A car is engulfed in flames on a quiet country road and a burned body is discovered in the driver's seat. It's soon clear this is no ordinary accident.

    The DCI and psychological profiler find their suspect believes themselves to be invisible, untraceable and untouchable - and then the victims begin to increase...
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    If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things and Even the Dogs author Jon McGregor's Reservoir 13 is a page-turning read all about how one family's loss can haunt so many lives...

    It's midwinter in the early years of this century and a teenage girl has gone missing in the hills at the heart of England. The villagers join the search across the moors as a media scrum descends their normally quiet home...

    Despite the disruption, life does go on and jobs still need doing - there are cows that need milking, fences need repairing, pints need pouring and a pantomime needs rehearsing...

    Full of important themes including nature, the environment, power and grace, this compelling novel takes place over 13 years and finds a stranger's tragedy casting a shadow over so many.
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    Carole Matthews
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    Fans of Katie Fforde, Milly Johnson and Cathy Bramley will find themselves absorbed in the frothy and hilarious Million Love Songs by Carole Matthews.

    Ruby Brown is single for the first time in a long time and is determined to make the most of it. She doesn't want anything serious so is delighted to come across Mason - a man looking for no-strings-attached fun.

    Joe, on the other hand, is kind but has the baggage Ruby's determined to avoid: an annoyingly attractive ex-wife and two teenage children... Ruby thinks she knows what she wants, but is it what she really needs right now?
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    Celeste Ng
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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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    Simon Kernick
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    The Hanged Man, the second book in Simon Kernick's Bone Field series finds DI Ray Mason and PI Tina Boyd looking into the murders of seven unidentified women...

    They come across a cop who will risk everything to find the killers and hear about a witness who's now on the run. Can they find them - and the murderer - before anyone else dies?
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    Elisabeth de Mariaffi
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    Heike Lerner has lived a charmed life. Happily married to a prominent psychiatrist, she's developed so much from her time as a damaged child. But then her 4-year-old son is witness to a terrible accident...

    Heike seeks out Leo Dolan, a television writer who explores the paranormal to investigate the case. She soon finds herself caught between a controlling husband and the intense Dolan. And then her son disappears...

    I Remember You by Elisabeth De Mariaffi is a page-turner full of shocks that will have you racing to find out what happens next.
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    John Connolly
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    The Woman in the Woods is another enthralling instalment in John Connolly's superb and thrilling Charlie Parker series. This time around, the private detective is put on the trail of a dead woman's missing baby.

    A body is found in the woods and it's clear the woman gave birth shortly before her death. However, the baby is nowhere to be found and just as Parker begins to think there will be no leads, a toy telephone begins to ring in a house by the woods...
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    Susie Steiner
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    Persons Unknown, the second book in Susie Steiner's Manon Bradshaw series, is just as compelling as the first.

    there's been a brutal murder and Bradshaw can trust no-one. Her world is turned upside down when she realises she has a close affinity with the victim...
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    Annie Murray
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    Sisters of Gold by Annie Murray is a poignant saga set in Birmingham. Sisters Margaret and Annie lost their mother years ago and long for her every day. Their father keeps them close, but can't protect them all the time.

    A scandal rocks the family and the girls have to leave in secret. When Annie takes up a job in the local factory, she's determined to help her impoverished colleagues find hope and a better life.
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    Maja Lunde
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    Maja Lunde's debut novel The History of Bees is frank, thought-provoking and compelling piece of speculative fiction that follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present and future.

    William is a biologist and seed merchant in England in 1851 and he's invented a beehive that will give him and his family both honour and fame; George faces an uphill battle against modern farming methods in the US in 2007; and Tao has to paint pollen into fruit trees after the bees become extinct in China in 2098.

    This is a haunting story about family relationships and the importance of nature.
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    Elizabeth Day
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    Set in the heart of the British establishment, Louise O'Neill's The Party is a story of betrayal, privilege and hypocrisy that follows an unlikely pair of best friends as they approach their 40th birthdays.

    Martin and Ben were always oddly matched - a scholarship boy with the wrong accent and a popular young aristocrat - but as Ben enjoys a hedonistic 40th birthday party, Martin struggles to feel he belongs. His wife Lucy has her own reservations and soon Ben is wondering if he should spill Martin's secret...

    Compelling from start to finish, this is an unsettling contemporary novel.
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    Jessica Fellowes
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    Inspired by a real-life crime, this is the page-turning first novel in Jessica Fellowes Mitford Murders series following the life of the glamorous Mitford sisters.

    Set in 1919, it finds Louisa Cannon dreaming of escaping her life of poverty and abuse in London. She finds a job at Asthall Manor in the Oxfordshire countryside where she words as nursery maid, chaperone and confidante to the Mitford sisters - especially 16-year-old Nancy.

    When Florence Nightingale's goddaughter is killed on a train in broad daylight, Louisa discovers that everyone has something to hide in the countryside.
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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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    Philippa Gregory
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    Queen of historical fiction Philippa Gregory's The Last Tudor focuses on Jane Grey, a lady who was Queen of England for just nine days. Her father used her family connection to the deceased king to put her on the throne, but it wasn't long until the king's half-sister Mary had mustered an army and locked Jane in the tower.

    As Jane faces her tragic future, she offers advice to her younger sister Katherine: 'Learn you to die'. But Katherine has no intention of dying just yet - even if her lineage makes her a threat to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary...