We've put together a list of this week's top-selling Adult Fiction books in Australia. Liane Moriarty's 'Apples Never Fall' leads the list with prolific authors Judy Nunn and James Patterson also entering the top 10. Check out the full list below...
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. 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.
3. 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?
4. 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...
5. 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.
6. Three Sisters by Heather Morris
From Heather Morris, the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, which have sold over eight million copies worldwide, comes an astonishing new story that will break your heart, but leave you amazed and uplifted by the courage and fierce love of three sisters, whose promise to each other kept them alive in a place without hope.
7. 2 Sisters Detective Agency by Candice Fox & James Patterson
Two sisters go into the family business they didn't know they had - catching killers. The investigation takes Rhonda and Baby to dark and dangerous places. Soon they are caught in the crosshairs of an angry criminal cartel and an ex-assassin seeking revenge. A thrilling new novel starring a captivating sister-detective duo.
8. The Wish by Michael Brooks
If you had one wish... Maggie hasn't told this story in years. More than two decades ago, she fell in love. She was sixteen and far from home, waiting to give her baby up for adoption. Bryce showed Maggie how to take photographs and he didn't judge her for the way her belly swelled under her jumper. They had the perfect first kiss. Theirs was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Now, as Maggie sits by the Christmas tree in her gallery telling her story, surrounded by the photographs that made her famous - the photographs Bryce never saw - her new gallery assistant asks her a question. If she had one wish, what would she wish for this Christmas? She wants to find her baby. ... what would you wish for? A heart-wrenching story about discovery and loss, The Wish is a reminder that time with those precious to us is the greatest gift of all.
9. Man Who Died Twice, The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
The 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.
10. The Butler by Danielle Steel
Joachim von Hartmann is born into a wealthy Argentine banking family and spends his early years in Buenos Aires. Blonde-haired and blue-eyed, he has inherited the looks of his German ancestors, while his twin brother Javier could not be more different. Following the death of their father, and when details emerge about Joachim's maternal grandfather's wartime activity, both boys and their mother, Liese, are cast out from the family. Eventually Liese meets and falls in love with a French art expert, and she and Joachim move to Paris without Javier, who refuses to leave his beloved Argentina. Both Joachim and Olivia hold secrets about their past, and as reports come through that Javier's life in the Columbian underworld is spiralling out of control, they must, as brave and honourable people, make some difficult decisions.
1. Apples Never Fall
2. Treasure and Dirt
3. Beautiful World, Where Are You
5. It Ends With Us
6. Three Sisters
7. 2 Sisters Detective Agency
8. The Wish
9. Man Who Died Twice, The Thursday Murder Club
10. The Butler
© Nielsen BookScan 2021. Week Ending 15/10/2021.