New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
December 15, 2019
1. The Rise of Magicks by Nora RobertsThe third book in the Chronicles of the One series. Fallon Swift goes up against an old foe.
2. The Guardians by John GrishamCullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.
3. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensIn a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
4. Criss Cross by James PattersonThe 27th book in the Alex Cross series. Copycat crimes make the detective question whether an innocent man was executed.
5. A Minute to Midnight by David BaldacciWhen Atlee Pine returns to her hometown to investigate her sister's kidnapping from 30 years ago, she winds up tracking a potential serial killer.
6. The Institute by Stephen KingChildren with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.
7. Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet EvanovichThe 26th book in the Stephanie Plum series. A New Jersey gangster's associates go after a bounty hunter's widowed grandmother.
9. The Testaments by Margaret AtwoodIn a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead's theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
10. Spy by Danielle SteelAlexandra Wickham, an espionage agent during World War II, must keep her secret hidden into the Cold War.
11.The Dutch House by Ann PatchettA sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.
12. Olive, Again by Elizabeth StroutIn a follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Olive Kitteridge, new relationships, including a second marriage, are encountered in a seaside town in Maine.
13. The Giver of Stars by Jojo MoyesIn Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.
14. The Starless Sea by Erin MorgensternZachary Ezra Rawlins fights to save a labyrinthine underground repository of stories.
15. The Night Fire by Michael ConnellyHarry Bosch and Renée Ballard return to take up a case that held the attention of Bosch's mentor.
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