New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 2, 2022
1. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
2. The Butcher and the Wren
A forensic pathologist is on the trail of a serial killer in the Louisiana bayou.
3. Vince Flynn: Oath of Loyalty
The 21st book in the Mitch Rapp series. President Cook, a team of assassins and a killer known as Legion confront Rapp on different fronts.
4. Nona the Ninth
Six months after waking up in a stranger's body, Nona is torn between living an ordinary life or saving those around her from strange forces.
James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
President Keegan Barrett's power grab tests the loyalties of two C.I.A. agents.
6. All Good People Here
Ashley Flowers with Alex Kiester
A journalist who returns to her hometown vows to find a missing girl and solve a 20-year-old cold case.
7. Carrie Soto Is Back
Taylor Jenkins Reid
A tennis player comes out of retirement and trains with her father to defend her record.
8. The 6:20 Man
When his ex-girlfriend turns up dead in his office building, an entry-level investment analyst delves into the halls of economic power.
9. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960's becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
10. The Marriage Portrait
In 1550s Florence, the future of the third daughter of the grand duke seems uncertain after she is thrust into a marriage.
11. Desperation in Death
J. D. Robb
The 55th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas is reminded of her past as she investigates a possible sex trafficking ring.
12. Clive Cussler's Hellburner
The 16th book in the Oregon Files series. A criminal syndicate has a torpedo that could obliterate entire cities.
13. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
Roland Baines looks back at his personal regrets and the historical upheavals in his lifetime.
15. The Midnight Library
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
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A version of this list appears in the October 2, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 17, 2022.
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