New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 27, 2018
1. The 17th Suspect
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The latest installment in the Women's Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.
2. The Fallen
Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.
3. The High Tide Club
Mary Kay Andrews
An eccentric millionaire enlists the attorney Brooke Trappnell to fix old wrongs, which sets up a potential scandal and murder.
4. Twisted Prey
The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
5. The Crooked Staircase: A Jane Hawk Novel
The rogue F.B.I. agent Jane Hawk is on the lam from the government and a secret group causing a rash of murder-suicides.
In Britain after World War II, a pair of teenage siblings are taken under the tutelage of a mysterious man and his cronies who served during the war.
7. Before We Were Yours
A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
8. Little Fires Everywhere
An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
9. The Hellfire Club
Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and unlikely congressman, gets entangled in a dangerous series of events in 1950s D.C.
10. The Great Alone
A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.
11. The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.
12. I've Got My Eyes on You
Mary Higgins Clark
A high school guidance counselor tries to uncover the identity of her sister's murderer.
13. The Perfect Mother
A missing baby unnerves a group of new mothers who meet in Prospect Park twice a week.
14. Love and Ruin
Martha Gellhorn goes to Madrid to report on the Spanish Civil War and comes to a crossroad in her relationship with Ernest Hemingway.
15. The Mars Room
A woman is separated from her son when she begins two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.
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A version of this list appears in the May 27, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 12, 2018.