New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
July 5, 2020
1. 28 Summers
A relationship that started in 1993 between Mallory Blessing and Jake McCloud comes to light while she is on her deathbed and his wife runs for president.
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. Camino Winds
The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead after a hurricane hits Camino Island.
4. The Vanishing Half
The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
5. The Summer House
James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
Jeremiah Cook, a veteran and former N.Y.P.D. cop, investigates a mass murder near a lake in Georgia.
6. If It Bleeds
Mr. Harrigan's Phone
The Life of Chuck
If It Bleeds
7. Deacon King Kong
In 1969, secrets in a South Brooklyn neighborhood are uncovered when a church deacon known as Sportcoat shoots a drug dealer in public.
8. Fair Warning
The third book in the Jack McEvoy series. A reporter tracks a killer who uses genetic data to pick his victims.
9. The Guest List
A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
10. Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
In the aftermath of Mount Rainier erupting, Kate Holland's newly discovered journals tell the tale of a creature known as Bigfoot.
11. Tom Clancy: Firing Point
When an old friend is killed during the bombing of a Barcelona cafe, Jack Ryan Jr. searches for those responsible.
12. Daddy's Girls
After a California rancher's sudden death, his three daughters discover things they did not know about their father.
A child star escapes her abductors, gathers herself in western Ireland and returns to Hollywood.
14. 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.
15. American Dirt
A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.
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A version of this list appears in the July 5, 2020 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending June 20, 2020.
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