Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of July 12, 2020

  1. THE VANISHING HALF by Brit Bennett. 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.
  2. 28 SUMMERS by Elin Hilderbrand. 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.
  3. WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING by Delia Owens. In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
  4. CAMINO WINDS by John Grisham. The line between fact and fiction becomes blurred when an author of thrillers is found dead after a hurricane hits Camino Island.
  5. THE SUMMER HOUSE by 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. THE GUEST LIST by Lucy Foley. A wedding between a TV star and a magazine publisher on an island off the coast of Ireland turns deadly.
  7. IF IT BLEEDS by Stephen King. Four novellas: “Mr. Harrigan’s Phone,” “The Life of Chuck,” “Rat” and “If It Bleeds.”
  8. FAIR WARNING by Michael Connelly. The third book in the Jack McEvoy series. A reporter tracks a killer who uses genetic data to pick his victims.
  9. THE LAST FLIGHT by Julie Clark. Claire Cook escapes from living with her quick-tempered husband and assumes another woman’s identity.
  10. AMERICAN DIRT by Jeanine Cummins. A bookseller flees Mexico for the United States with her son while pursued by the head of a drug cartel.
  11. DEACON KING KONG by James McBride. In 1969, secrets in a South Brooklyn neighborhood are uncovered when a church deacon known as Sportcoat shoots a drug dealer in public.
  12. HIDEAWAY by Nora Roberts. A child star escapes her abductors, gathers herself in western Ireland and returns to Hollywood.
  13. DADDY’S GIRLS by Danielle Steel. After a California rancher‘s sudden death, his three daughters discover things they did not know about their father.
  14. BIG SUMMER by Jennifer Weiner. Daphne Berg’s former best friend asks her to be the maid of honor at her wedding in Cape Cod.
  15. DEATH IN HER HANDS by Ottessa Moshfegh. A woman determines to solve a mystery involving a handwritten note and a seemingly nonexistent dead body in the woods.

Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists