New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 15, 2019
1. A Better Man
The 15th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The search for a missing girl is imperiled by rising floodwaters across the province.
2. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
3. The Girl Who Lived Twice
Mikael Blomkvist helps Lisbeth Salander put her past behind her in the latest installment of Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.
4. The Dark Side
Painful childhood memories surface for Zoe Morgan when she has a child of her own.
5. The Inn
James Patterson and Candice Fox
A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.
6. One Good Deed
A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.
7. The Nickel Boys
Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.
8. The Turn of the Key
A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.
9. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
10. Old Bones
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
An expedition into the Sierra Nevada uncovers new twists to the events involving the Donner party during the 1840s.
11. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane
The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.
12. The Bitterroots
The fourth book in the Cassie Dewell series. The black sheep of an influential family is accused of assault.
The lives of a frontierswoman and a former outlaw intersect in the unforgiving climate of the Arizona Territory in 1893.
F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer.
15. The New Girl
Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped.
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A version of this list appears in the September 15, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending August 31, 2019.