Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of January 20, 2019

  1. 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.

  2. VERSES FOR THE DEAD by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Agents Pendergast and Coldmoon track a killer who removes hearts and leaves handwritten letters.

  3. THE RECKONING by John Grisham. A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

  4. FIRE AND BLOOD by George R.R. Martin. Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

  5. EVERY BREATH by Nicholas Sparks. Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.

  6. CIRCE by Madeline Miller. Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.

  7. NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty. A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

  8. TARGET: ALEX CROSS by James Patterson. Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.

  9. A DELICATE TOUCH by Stuart Woods. The 48th book in the Stone Barrington series.

  10. DARK SACRED NIGHT by Michael Connelly. Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.

  11. THE BOY by Tami Hoag Dutton. Nick Fourcade and Annie Broussard, a husband-and-wife detective team, investigate a boy’s murder and the disappearance of his babysitter.

  12. LONG ROAD TO MERCY by David Baldacci. Atlee Pine, an F.B.I. agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.

  13. PAST TENSE by Lee Child. Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.

  14. ELEVATION by Stephen King. A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices. 

  15. AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE by Tayari Jones. A newlywed couple's relationship is tested when the husband is sentenced to 12 years in prison.

  Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists