Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of August 25, 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. THE INN by James Patterson and Candice Fox. A former Boston police detective who is now an innkeeper must shield a seaside town from a crew of criminals.

  3. THE TURN OF THE KEY by Ruth Ware. A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.

  4. ONE GOOD DEED by David Baldacci. A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.

  5. OUTFOX by Sandra Brown. F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer.

  6. THE NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead. Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.

  7. A DANGEROUS MAN by Robert Crais. Elvis Cole and Joe Pike get more than they bargained for when they investigate the abduction of a bank teller.

  8. THE NEW GIRL by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped.

  9. SUMMER OF '69 by Elin Hilderbrand. The Levin family undergoes dramatic events with a son in Vietnam, a daughter in protests and dark secrets hiding beneath the surface.

  10. CHANCES ARE ... by Richard Russo. Three men in their 60s who met in college reunite on Martha’s Vineyard, where mysterious events occurred in 1971.

  11. CITY OF GIRLS by Elizabeth Gilbert. An 89-year-old Vivian Morris looks back at the direction her life took when she entered the 1940s New York theater scene. 

  12. EVVIE DRAKE STARTS OVER by Linda Holmes. In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts.

  13. UNDER CURRENTS by Nora Roberts. Echoes of a violent childhood reverberate for Zane Bigelow when he starts a new kind of family in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

  14. THE LAST HOUSE GUEST by Megan Miranda. Avery Greer must fight the clock to clear her name and uncover her friend’s real killer.

  15. ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane. The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.

  Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists