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  1. 1.
    Night School
    by Lee Child
  2. 2.
    Conclave
    by Robert Harris
  3. 3.
    Small Great Things
    by Jodi Picoult
  4. 4.
    The Couple Next Door
    by Shari Lapena
  5. 5.
    The Essex Serpent
    by Sarah Perry
  6. 6.
    I See You
    by Clare Mackintosh
  7. 7.
    The Thirst
    by Jo Nesbo
  8. 8.
    The Kept Woman
    by Karin Slaughter
  9. 9.
    Daughters of Castle Deverill
    by Santa Montefiore
  10. 10.
    The Flame Bearer
    by Bernard Cornwell
  11. 11.
    The Shadow Sister
    by Lucinda Riley
  12. 12.
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  13. 13.
    Truly Madly Guilty
    by Liane Moriarty
  14. 14.
    The Doorstep Child
    by Annie Murray
  15. 15.
    Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses
    by Carole Matthews
  16. 16.
    This Must be the Place
    by Maggie O'Farrell
  17. 17.
    Magic
    by Danielle Steel
  18. 18.
    Die of Shame
    by Mark Billingham
  19. 19.
    The Coal Miner's Daughter
    by Maggie Hope
  20. 20.
    Three Sisters, Three Queens
    by Philippa Gregory
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