Here's the weekly summary of the hottest books in fiction selling in Australia this week. Featuring Liane Moriarty's newest release 'Apples Never Fall' and many other great reads.
1. 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?
2. Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney
Alice, Felix, Eileen and Simon are still young-but life is catching up with them. They desire each other, they delude each other, they get together, they break apart. They have sex, they worry about sex, they worry about their friendships and the world they live in. Are they standing in the last lighted room before the darkness, bearing witness to something? Will they find a way to believe in a beautiful world?
3. Man Who Died Twice, The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanThe second novel in the number one Sunday Times bestselling Thursday Murder Club series featuring the old (but far from past-it) team as they pursue a brand new mystery.
4. 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.
5. The New Kingdom by Wilbur Smith & Mark Chadbourn
In the city of Lahun, Hui lives an enchanted life. The favoured son of a doting father, and ruler-in-waiting of the great city, his fate is set. But behind the beautiful facades a sinister evil is plotting. Craving power and embittered by jealousy, Hui's stepmother, the great sorceress Isetnofret, and Hui's own brother Qen, orchestrate the downfall of Hui's father, condemning Hui and seizing power in the city. A brand-new Egyptian novel from the master of adventure fiction, Wilbur Smith.
6. Forgotten In Death (In Death 53) by J.D. Robb
Two very different victims in the same location with no-one to claim them. Coincidence or does the history of the site hold the answer? To uncover the truth Eve must delve into a world of family businesses, Russian mobsters and shady dealings. These two women may have been forgotten in their lifetimes but Eve Dallas won't let them be forgotten in death
7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The entrancing story of a reclusive Hollywood starlet as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine - from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six.
8. The Heron's Cry - Two Rivers by Ann Cleeves
North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder – Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed.
Then another body is found – killed in a similar way. Matthew finds himself treading carefully through the lies that fester at the heart of his community and a case that is dangerously close to home.
9. The Riviera House by Natasha Lester
From the New York Times bestselling author comes this extraordinary masterpiece of historical fiction that will have you wiping tears from your face Paris, 1939 While working at the Louvre, Eliane Dufort falls for talented painter Xavier. But when the Nazis occupy the city, Xavier leaves for England and Eliane must send her sisters to the country. Broken-hearted, she finds herself working with the mysterious Rose Valland on a dangerous secret mission for the French Resistance: to record all the priceless national treasures the Germans are stealing.
10. Jailhouse Lawyer by James Patterson
In picture-perfect Erva, Alabama, the most serious crimes are misdemeanors. Speeding tickets. Shoplifting. Contempt of court.
Then why is the jail so crowded? And why are so few prisoners released? There's only one place to learn the truth. Sometimes the best education a lawyer can get is a short stretch of hard time.
1. Apples Never Fall
2. Beautiful World, Where Are You
3. Man Who Died Twice, The Thursday Murder Club
4. It Ends With Us
5. The New Kingdom
6. Forgotten In Death (In Death 53)
7. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
8. The Heron's Cry - Two Rivers
9. The Riviera House
10. Jailhouse Lawyer
© Nielsen BookScan 2021. Week Ending 18/09/2021.