New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
November 25, 2018
1. Past Tense
Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.
2. Nine Perfect Strangers
A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.
3. The Reckoning
A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.
4. Dark Sacred Night
Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.
5. Every Breath
Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.
A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.
7. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
The sequel to "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" follows Annie on her heavenly journey.
Intertwined stories of two families who live in different centuries on the same street corner in Vineland, N.J.
9. The Noel Stranger
Richard Paul Evans
A newly divorced woman develops a friendship with the owner of a Christmas tree lot.
10. Sea of Greed
Clive Cussler and Graham Brown
The 16th book in the NUMA Files series.
11. 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.
12. The Colors of All the Cattle
Alexander McCall Smith
The 19th book in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.
13. 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.
14. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
15.Heads You Win
When his father is assassinated by the K.G.B., Alexander Karpenko makes an irreversible choice based on a coin toss.
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A version of this list appears in the November 25, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending November 10, 2018.