New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
April 5, 2020
1. 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.
2. The Boy from the Woods
When a girl goes missing, a private investigator's feral childhood becomes an asset in the search.
3. American Dirt
A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.
4. The Mirror & the Light
The third book in the Wolf Hall trilogy. After Anne Boleyn's execution, Thomas Cromwell's enemies assemble.
5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
The Resistance goes on a new adventure as word of the re-emergence of Emperor Palpatine is sent across the galaxy.
6. Smoke Bitten
The 12th book in the Mercy Thompson series. The car mechanic who has the ability to turn into a coyote takes on a deadly foe.
7. In Five Years
A Manhattan lawyer finds herself confronting a vision she had when elements of it come to life on schedule.
James Patterson and James O. Born
The 12th book in the Michael Bennett series. A serial-killing spree might impact national security.
9. Journey of the Pharaohs
Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
The 17th book of the NUMA Files series. The NUMA squad teams with British MI5 to stop arms dealers from stealing ancient relics.
10. My Dark Vanessa
Kate Elizabeth Russell
A woman re-evaluates the relationship she had at age 15 with her 42-year-old English teacher 17 years ago.
11. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
12. House of Earth and Blood: A Crescent City Novel
Sarah J. Maas
Passion arises between Bryce Quinlan and Hunt Athalar as they seek to avenge the deaths of Bryce's friends.
13. Long Range
The 20th book in the Joe Pickett series. A grizzly bear attack and an attempted assassination of a local judge baffle the Wyoming game warden.
14. The Giver of Stars
In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.
15. The Dutch House
A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.
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A version of this list appears in the April 5, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending March 21, 2020.
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