New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 28, 2018
1. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
The sequel to "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" follows Annie on her heavenly journey.
2. Holy Ghost
Virgil Flowers investigates shootings in a Minnesota town following an attempt to revive its ailing economy.
3. The Clockmaker's Daughter
A century-old mystery at the Birchwood Manor on the Thames connects the lives of an archivist and artist.
James Patterson and James O. Born
Michael Bennett discovers that an assassin is targeting him and his family
5. Winter in Paradise
Irene Steele uncovers her husband's secret life on a Caribbean island following his death.
6. A Spark of Light
The lives of patients, doctors and activists intersect when a gunman holds them all hostage in a woman's health center in Mississippi.
7. The Witch Elm
After Toby Hennessy retreats to his family's ancestral home, a skull discovered in the backyard exposes his family's past.
8. Killing Commendatore
The discovery of an unseen work in an artist's attic unleashes a series of bizarre occurrences that a painter must navigate.
9. Vince Flynn: Red War
When the Russian prime minister plots to invade the Baltics, only Mitch Rapp can stop him.
10. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
11. Alaskan Holiday
A Seattleite cook stuck in remote Ponder, Alaska, grapples with her feelings for the local swordsmith.
12. Lethal White
The fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. Detectives Strike and Ellacott investigate a crime a young man may have witnessed as a child; by J.K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously.
13. Juror #3
James Patterson and Nancy Allen
Ruby Bozarth defends a college football star charged in a felony case complicated by a second murder.
14. An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
After posting a video that goes viral, April May must deal with the pressures of becoming an internet sensation.
15. The Flame: Poems, Notebooks, Lyrics, Drawings
The poet and musician's final work, filled with poems, lyrics, notebook excerpts and drawing.
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A version of this list appears in the October 28, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending October 13, 2018.