New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
August 21, 2022
1. 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.
2. Wrong Place Wrong Time
A mother who witnesses her son murder a stranger finds her days are going in reverse and seeks to use that to alter events.
3. Portrait of an Unknown Woman
The 22nd book in the Gabriel Allon series. Allon becomes an art forger to uncover a multibillion-dollar fraud.
4. The Hotel Nantucket
The new general manager of a hotel far from its Gilded Age heyday deals with the complicated pasts of her guests and staff.
5. The It Girl
A decade after her first year at Oxford, an expectant mother looks into the mystery of her former best friend's death.
6. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
7. Sparring Partners
Homecoming, Strawberry Moon
James Patterson and James O. Born
The 14th book in the Michael Bennett series. When an F.B.I. abduction specialist disappears, Bennett goes outside his jurisdiction.
9. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Two friends find their partnership challenged in the world of video game design.
10. The Many Daughters of Afong Moy
A former poet laureate grapples with inherited trauma and connects with past generations of women in her family.
11. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960's becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
12. Mercury Pictures Presents
As America entry World War II, an Italian woman who became an associate producer in Hollywood navigates personal and professional calamities.
13. 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.
The 26th book in the F.B.I. thriller series. Savich and Sherlock are enlisted to protect women with traumatic pasts.
15. Black Dog
The 62nd book in the Stone Barrington series. Stone meets a socialite with ties to a nefarious enemy.
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A version of this list appears in the August 21, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending August 6, 2022.
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