New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 26, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. 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.
3. Blessing in Disguise
Isabelle McAvoy faces challenges as she raises three daughters from three separate fathers on her own.
The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.
5. 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.
6. Storm Cursed
The 11th book in the Mercy Thompson series. Dangers swell as Death approaches.
7. The Road Home
Richard Paul Evans
The third book in the Broken Road series. Charles James continues his journey on Route 66 to his ultimate destination.
8. The Big Kahuna
Janet Evanovich and Peter Evanovich
The sixth book in the Fox and O'Hare series. An F.B.I. agent teams up with a con man to search for a Silicon Valley billionaire.
9. Neon Prey
The 29th book in the Prey series. Lucas Davenport goes after a serial killer.
10. The Guest Book
Evie Milton uncovers a story going back a couple generations that may shatter a family myth.
11. Lost Roses
Martha Hall Kelly
In 1914, the New York socialite Eliza Ferriday works to help White Russian families escape from the revolution.
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. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
14. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
15. Exhalation: Stories
Nine short stories including
The Lifecycle of Software Objects,
Anxiety Is the Dizziness of Freedom.
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A version of this list appears in the May 26, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 11, 2019.
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