Some of the best books become bestsellers in countries foreign to our own before they finally reach your own home. Sit back and take some time to catch up on these five reads that made it big internationally and can now be found in your local bookstores or on Amazon. These are the bestselling international books you need to read in 2019.

The Temp by Michelle Frances

Temporarily filling in for Carrie, a successful woman who takes time off work to have a baby, Emma knows that she has finally unlocked her dreams. As she finds her place at the office, she infiltrates her way into Carrie’s entire life and before Carrie knows it, everything she’s ever worked for is being taken from her. If you loved A Simple Favor, you’ll be enthralled with this book until its very last page.

Roar by Cecelia Ahern

A fantastic read for Roxane Gay fans, Roar is a powerful short story collection that shows the true power and grit of women everywhere. From marriage to politics, raising children and more, this April 2019 release will hook avid readers in the United States.

Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaronovitch

The latest book in Aaronovitch’s fantasy series, Lies Sleeping follows the remarkable search for a murderous man who has finally shown his face to the world. When Peter Grant, a detective and an apprentice wizard do what they can to hunt down this murderer, they’ll discover that he has bigger and more murderous plans than anyone had imagined.

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

Alexander Karpenko knows he is special and destined to do great things. But when his father is murdered, he and his mother must start over. Escaping from Russia, the two have to decide whether or not they’re meant for Great Britain or the United States. What transpires is a powerful coming-of-age tale about what it means to restart your life.

The Rumour by Lesley Kara

One mother discovers the true danger of secrets in this new release by Lesley Kara. When Joanna learns that a notorious murderer has been released from prison and is now residing in her town, she makes a mistake that will put her entire family in danger.

(This post is sponsored by Kensington Books; Feature image courtesy of @jessicamp)