New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
June 23, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. City of Girls
An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene.
James Patterson and David Ellis
A string of seemingly accidental and unrelated deaths confound F.B.I. agent Emmy Dockery.
A dead multibillionaire's brain is scanned and turned back on at a time when humans live as digital souls.
5. Queen Bee
Dorothea Benton Frank
A beekeeper's quiet life is unsettled by her demanding mother, outgoing sister and neighboring widower.
6. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Little Dog writes a letter to a mother who cannot read, revealing a family history.
7. The Guest Book
Evie Milton uncovers a story going back a couple generations that may shatter a family myth.
The fifth book in the Memory Man series. The first man Amos Decker put behind bars asks to have his name cleared.
9. Skin Game
Stuart Woods and Parnell Hall
The third book in the Teddy Fay series. Teddy Fay scours Paris's underworld to find a treasonous criminal.
10. 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.
11. Searching for Sylvie Lee
An immigrant Chinese family's secrets emerge as Amy looks for her older sister, who vanished after flying to the Netherlands.
12. 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.
13. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane
The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.
14. Mostly Dead Things
After her father commits suicide, Jessa-Lynn Morton is forced to engage with her family's eccentricities and taxidermy business.
15. The Friends We Keep
A 30th reunion between three college friends reveals shattered hopes and a dark secret.
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A version of this list appears in the Jun 23, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending June 8, 2019.
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