New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
January 20, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. Verses for the Dead
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Agents Pendergast and Coldmoon track a killer who removes hearts and leaves handwritten letters.
3. The Reckoning
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor.
4. Fire & Blood
George R. R. Martin
The first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.
5. Every Breath
Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
7. Nine Perfect Strangers
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
8. Target: Alex Cross
Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.
9. A Delicate Touch
The 48th book in the Stone Barrington series.
10. Dark Sacred Night
Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.
11. The Boy
Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard, a husband-and-wife detective team, investigate a boy's murder and the disappearance of his babysitter.
12. Long Road to Mercy
The F.B.I. agent Atlee Pine must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.
13. Past Tense
Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.
A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.
15. An American Marriage
A newlywed couple's relationship is tested when the husband is sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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A version of this list appears in the January 20, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending January 5, 2019.
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