Fiction Best Sellers
Fiction Best Sellers: Week of January 19, 2020
- 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.
- THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham. Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.
- SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid. Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.
- THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
- THE DUTCH HOUSE by Ann Patchett. A sibling relationship is impacted when the family goes from poverty to wealth and back again over the course of many decades.
- CRISS CROSS by James Patterson. The 27th book in the Alex Cross series. Copycat crimes make the detective question whether an innocent man was executed.
- THE INSTITUTE by Stephen King. Children with special talents are abducted and sequestered in an institution where the sinister staff seeks to extract their gifts through harsh methods.
- THE GIVER OF STARS by Jojo Moyes. In Depression-era America, five women refuse to be cowed by men or convention as they deliver books throughout the mountains of Kentucky.
- A MINUTE TO MIDNIGHT by David Baldacci. When Atlee Pine returns to her hometown to investigate her sister’s kidnapping from 30 years ago, she winds up tracking a potential serial killer.
- BLUE MOON by Lee Child. Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
- THE WATER DANCER by Ta-Nehisi Coates. A young man who was gifted with a mysterious power becomes part of a war between slavers and the enslaved.
- THE TESTAMENTS by Margaret Atwood. In a sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” old secrets bring three women together as the Republic of Gilead’s theocratic regime shows signs of decay.
- OLIVE, AGAIN by Elizabeth Strout. In a follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Olive Kitteridge,” new relationships, including a second marriage, are encountered in a seaside town in Maine.
- THE STARLESS SEA by Erin Morgenstern. Zachary Ezra Rawlins fights to save a labyrinthine underground repository of stories.
- TWISTED TWENTY-SIX by Janet Evanovich. The 26th book in the Stephanie Plum series. A New Jersey gangster’s associates go after a bounty hunter’s widowed grandmother.