The word in Wyndham is that thrillers, mysteries and crime novels are among the most popular books at the municipality’s libraries.

Wyndham council has released a list of last year’s top 10 most borrowed books from its libraries.

The Midnight Line by Lee Child, which follows the adventures of an ex-military policeman investigating the illegal opioid trade, placed first on the list, borrowed 269 times.

Origin by Dan Brown, which explores themes of science and religion, placed second after being borrowed 205 times. David Baldicci’s End Game – about a man and woman described as “two of the most lethal people alive” who “take out those who plot violence and mass destruction against the United States” – came in third, being borrowed 171 times.

Rounding out the top five were Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (borrowed 167 times) and another Lee Child book, Night School (borrowed 149 times).

Wyndham learning city portfolio holder Josh Gilligan said he was delighted to see the community making the most of Wyndham’s five libraries.

“If you’re looking for a new book to read then definitely check out the top 10 list of books borrowed from Wyndham libraries last year,” he said.

“It was great to see Aussie authors Liane Moriarty and Jane Harper feature in this list – certainly inspiring for our own local writers.”

Cr Gilligan said that apart from books, Wyndham’s libraries offered e-books, digital borrowing technology, special events, study spaces and children’s activities.

For more information about Wyndham libraries, visit: wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/libraries