New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 24, 2020
1. Camino Winds
The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead after a hurricane hits Camino Island.
2. 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.
3. If It Bleeds
Mr. Harrigan's Phone
The Life of Chuck
If It Bleeds
4. The 20th Victim
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The 20th book in the Women's Murder Club series. Lindsey Boxer looks into the murders of disreputable persons in three cities.
5. All Adults Here
A repressed memory triggers Astrid Strick to weigh the outcomes of her parenting of her now-grown children.
6. Walk the Wire
The sixth book in the Memory Man series. Decker and Jamison investigate a murder in a North Dakota town in a fracking boom.
7. Big Summer
Daphne Berg's former best friend asks her to be the maid of honor at her wedding in Cape Cod.
8. The Book of Longings
Sue Monk Kidd
A scholarly young woman named Ana meets an 18-year-old Jesus and becomes caught up in a confluence of dangers.
9. Hello, Summer
Mary Kay Andrews
Conley Hawkins loses her big-city beat and takes over the gossip column of her family's small-town newspaper.
10. American Dirt
A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.
11. The Wedding Dress
The triumphs and losses of one family over the last century are recounted as a symbolic piece of apparel gets handed down through the generations.
12. The Book of Lost Friends
The stories of three women struggling to get from Louisiana to Texas during Reconstruction are discovered by a first-year teacher living a century later.
13. The Giver of Stars
In Depression-era Kentucky, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books.
14. Masked Prey
The 30th book in the Prey series. Washington politicians ask Lucas Davenport to look into someone who is targeting their children.
15. Someone Like You
After uncovering a secret, Maddie Baxter West breaks off from the life she has to find out what could have been.
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A version of this list appears in the May 24, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 9, 2020.