New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 22, 2022
1. 22 Seconds
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The 22nd book in the Women's Murder Club series. Lindsay Boxer returns as word gets around about a shipment of drugs and weapons.
2. Book of Night
A bartender working at a Berkshires dive bar deals with doppelgangers, billionaires and magicians seeking a vast and terrible power.
3. Run, Rose, Run
Dolly Parton and James Patterson
A singer-songwriter goes to Nashville seeking stardom but is followed by her dark past.
4. Dream Town
The third book in the Archer series. Archer, Dash and Callahan search for a missing screenwriter who had a dead body turn up in her home.
5. The Homewreckers
Mary Kay Andrews
A widow starring in a beach house renovation reality show gets caught up in competing love interests and an old missing persons case.
6. The Paris Apartment
Jess has suspicions about her half-brother's neighbors when he goes missing.
7. Sea of Tranquility
Emily St. John Mandel
A detective investigating in the wilderness discovers that his actions might affect the timeline of the universe.
8. 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.
9. The Investigator
Letty Davenport, the adopted daughter of Lucas Davenport, looks into oil thefts in Texas.
10. The Last Thing He Told Me
Hannah Hall discovers truths about her missing husband and bonds with his daughter from a previous relationship.
11. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960s becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
12. One Italian Summer
During a summer trip in Italy, Katy's late mother reappears as a 30-year-old woman.
A supermodel deals with the effects of a terror attack at an airport in Brussels on her life and appearance.
14. City on Fire
Two rival crime families that control all of New England start a war against each other.
15. Remarkably Bright Creatures
Shelby Van Pelt
A widow working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium is aided in solving a mystery by a giant Pacific octopus living there.
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A version of this list appears in the May 22, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 7, 2022.