New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 2, 2018
1. Look Alive Twenty-Five
The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.
2. Long Road to Mercy
Atlee Pine, and F.B.I. agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.
3. The Reckoning
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.
4. Past Tense
Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born.
5. Nine Perfect Strangers
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
6. Every Breath
Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
7. Dark Sacred Night
Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.
A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.
9. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
The sequel to "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" follows Annie on her heavenly journey.
10. Where the Crawdads Sing
A woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
Intertwined stories of two families who live in different centuries on the same street corner in Vineland, N.J.
12. A Spark of Light
The lives of patients, doctors and activists intersect when a gunman holds them all hostage in a woman's health center in Mississippi.
13. Sea of Greed
Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
The 16th book in the NUMA Files series.
14. You Don't Own Me
Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke
A television producer investigates the murder of a physician and whether it was his wife who killed him.
15. The Noel Stranger
Richard Paul Evans
A newly divorced woman develops a friendship with the owner of a Christmas tree lot.
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A version of this list appears in the December 2, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 17, 2018.