Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of January 26, 2020

  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. DEAR EDWARD by Ann Napolitano. A 12-year-old boy tries to start over after becoming the sole survivor of a plane crash in which he lost his immediate family.
  3. MORAL COMPASS by Danielle Steel. Shortly after Saint Ambrose Prep goes co-ed, a student is attacked and the community falls apart.
  4. SUCH A FUN AGE by Kiley Reid. Tumult ensues when Alix Chamberlain’s babysitter is mistakenly accused of kidnapping her charge.
  5. THE GUARDIANS by John Grisham. Cullen Post, a lawyer and Episcopal minister, antagonizes some ruthless killers when he takes on a wrongful conviction case.
  6. LONG BRIGHT RIVER by Liz Moore. Mickey risks her job with the Philadelphia police force by going after a murderer and searching for her missing sister.
  7. THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides. Theo Faber looks into the mystery of a famous painter who stops speaking after shooting her husband.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. TREASON by Stuart Woods. The 52nd book in the Stone Barrington series. Stone is asked to expose a double agent in the State Department.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. BLUE MOON by Lee Child. Jack Reacher gets caught up in a turf war between Ukrainian and Albanian gangs.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

 Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists