New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 20, 2018
1. The 17th Suspect
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
The latest installment in the Women's Murder Club series. Detective Lindsay Boxer searches for a killer in San Francisco.
2. The Fallen
Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.
3. Twisted Prey
The 28th book in the Prey series. A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
4. The Mars Room
A woman is separated from her son when she begins two consecutive life sentences in a California correctional facility.
5. The Perfect Mother
A missing baby unnerves a group of new mothers who meet in Prospect Park twice a week.
6. The Forgotten Road
Richard Paul Evans
The second book in the Broken Road series. After surviving a plane crash, a man decides to walk the length of Route 66.
7. Adjustment Day
Young men take on geriatric politicians who are pushing the country toward a third world war.
8. Before We Were Yours
A South Carolina lawyer learns about the questionable practices of a Tennessee orphanage.
9. Little Fires Everywhere
An artist upends a quiet town outside Cleveland.
10. The Hellfire Club
Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and unlikely congressman, gets entangled in a dangerous series of events in 1950s D.C.
11. The Woman in the Window
A. J. Finn
A recluse who drinks heavily and takes prescription drugs may have witnessed a crime across from her Harlem townhouse.
12. The Great Alone
A former prisoner of war returns from Vietnam and moves his family to Alaska, where they face tough conditions.
13. I've Got My Eyes on You
Mary Higgins Clark
A high school guidance counselor tries to uncover the identity of her sister's murderer.
Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.
15. The Female Persuasion
The relationship between a college freshman and a famous feminist reveals the challenges of intergenerational feminism.
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A version of this list appears in the May 20, 2018 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending May 5, 2018.