New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
September 8, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. Old Bones
Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
An expedition into the Sierra Nevada uncovers new twists to the events involving the Donner party.
3. The Inn
James Patterson and Candice Fox
A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.
4. One Good Deed
A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.
5. The Nickel Boys
Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.
6. The Turn of the Key
A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.
7. The Last Widow
The abduction of a Center for Disease Control scientist and explosions in an Atlanta neighborhood portend a massacre.
8. The Bitterroots
The fourth book in the Cassie Dewell series. The black sheep of an influential family is accused of assault.
The lives of a frontierswoman and a former outlaw intersect in the unforgiving climate of the Arizona Territory in 1893.
10. The Whisper Man
A serial killer's methods from 20 years ago resonate in the town of Featherbank when a young boy goes missing.
F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer.
12. The Silent Patient
Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
Suspicions surround Alinor, a widow who is skilled with herbs, during the English Civil War in 1648.
14. Evvie Drake Starts Over
In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts.
15. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane
The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.
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A version of this list appears in the September 8, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending August 24, 2019.
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