Australia's Top Selling Fiction Books This Week

This week's top selling fiction books with some familiar faces and fan favourites. The list features crime, mystery and thriller specialists like Lee Child, Matthew Reilly and David Baldacci. You will find some final instalments and most recent series releases below 👇



1. Better Off Dead by Lee Child & Andrew Child

Jack Reacher, "the coolest series character" (Stephen King), returns in a brand new, pulse-pounding read from Lee and Andrew Child. 


2. Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty 

From the outside, the Delaney's appear to be an enviably contented family. But now Joy Delaney has disappeared and her children are re-examining their parents' marriage and their family history with fresh, frightened eyes. Is her disappearance related to their mysterious house guest from last year? Or were things never as rosy as they seemed in the Delaney household?


3. Devotion by Hannah Kent

The much-anticipated third novel after Burial Rites and The Good People from award-winning author Hannah Kent.

'Hannah Kent's latest novel is stunning - full of magic and adventure. I fell in love with language again reading it. So beautiful and so raw. Devotion is impossibly good.' - Evie Wyld


4. The One Impossible Labyrinth: Novel 7 by Matthew Reilly

It all comes down to this. For it ends here - now - in the most lethal and dangerous place Jack has encountered in all of his many adventures. And in the face of this indescribable peril, with everything on the line, there is only one thing he can do. Attempt the impossible. In the spectacular series finale, Jack West Jr must master the world's greatest maze to save the world.


5. The Spy's Wife by Fiona McInstosh

The highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War. From the windswept moors of the Yorkshire dales to the noisy beer halls of Munich and grand country estates in the picture-book Bavarian mountains, this is a lively and high-stakes thriller that will keep you second-guessing until the very end.


6. The Judge's List by John Grisham

From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author, a new legal thriller about a man who might be the most criminal sitting judge in American history. As an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, Lacy Stoltz sees plenty of corruption among the men and women elected to the bench. In The Whistler, she took on a crime syndicate that was paying millions to a crooked judge. Now, in The Judge's List, the crimes are even worse. The man hiding behind the black robe is not taking bribes - but he may be taking lives. The Judge's List - you don't want to be on it


7. Mercy by David Baldacci

The gripping final instalment in the FBI special agent Atlee Pine series by internationally bestselling author David Baldacci. THE HUNT IS FINALLY OVER. Atlee Pine’s quest to find her missing sister reaches an explosive climax in this bestselling series from David Baldacci.


8. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

With this bold and deeply personal novel, It Ends With Us is a heart-wrenching story and an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.


9. Treasure and Dirt by Chris Hammer 

In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable young people and billionaires do as they please. Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine. Sydney homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate. As time runs out, their only chance at redemption is to find the killer. But the more secrets they uncover, the more harrowing the mystery becomes. For in Finnigans Gap, opals, bodies and secrets don't stay buried forever.


10. Showtime! by Judy Nunn

Judy Nunn's latest bestselling novel will take you from the cotton mills of England to the magnificent theatres of Melbourne, on a scintillating journey through the golden age of Australian showbusiness.

Waiting in the wings- Comedy, tragedy, passion and betrayal; economic depression, the Black Death and the horrors of World War One...


List Summary:

1. Better Off Dead

2. Apples Never Fall

3. Devotion

4. The One Impossible Labyrinth: Novel 7

5. The Spy's Wife

6. The Judge's List

7. Mercy

8. It Ends With Us

9. Treasure and Dirt

10. Showtime!



© Nielsen BookScan 2021. Week Ending 12/11/2021.

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