New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
June 16, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. Queen Bee
Dorothea Benton Frank
A beekeeper's quiet life is unsettled by her demanding mother, outgoing sister and neighboring widower.
3. The 18th Abduction
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The 18th book in the Women's Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer investigates the disappearance of three female teachers.
4. The Guest Book
Evie Milton uncovers a story going back a couple generations that may shatter a family myth.
5. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane
The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.
The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.
7. Sunset Beach
Mary Kay Andrews
Drue Campbell inherits a run-down beach bungalow and takes a job at her estranged father's personal injury attorney office.
8. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
9. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
10. Blessing in Disguise
Isabelle McAvoy faces challenges as she raises three daughters from three separate fathers on her own.
11. The Stiehl Assassin
The third book in the Fall of Shannara series.
12. Normal People
The connection between a high school star athlete and a loner ebbs and flows when they go to Trinity College in Dublin.
13. Cari Mora
Hans-Peter Schneider pauses his ghastly deeds to seek a dead man's gold hidden under a Miami mansion, but its caretaker's surprising skills prove daunting.
14. Neon Prey
The 29th book in the Prey series. Lucas Davenport goes after a serial killer.
15. The Sentence Is Death
Detective Daniel Hawthorne teams up with the author Anthony Horowitz to solve the mysterious killing of a celebrity divorce lawyer.
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A version of this list appears in the Jun 16, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending June 1, 2019.
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