Fiction Best Sellers

Fiction Best Sellers: Week of August 13, 2017

  1. THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly. Renée Ballard, a young detective with the L.A.P.D., investigates crimes against two women.
  2. CAMINO ISLAND by John Grisham. A search for stolen rare manuscripts leads to a Florida island.
  3. HE LYING GAME by Ruth Ware. Four school friends reunite as their long-held secret threatens to emerge.
  4. PARADISE VALLEY by C.J. Box. A North Dakota investigator pursues a trucker who preys on prostitutes.

  5. HOUSE OF SPIES by Daniel Silva. Gabriel Allon, the Israeli art restorer and spy, now the head of Israel’s secret intelligence service, pursues an ISIS mastermind.

  6. INTO THE WATER by Paula Hawkins. In this psychological thriller by the author of “The Girl on the Train,” women are found drowned in a river in an English town.

  7. THE PAINTED QUEEN by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess. The final adventure in the series featuring Amelia Peabody and her archaeologist husband, Radcliffe Emerson.

  8. A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW by Amor Towles. A Russian count undergoes 30 years of house arrest.

  9. MURDER GAMES by James Patterson and Howard Roughan. An expert on serial murder becomes involved in the hunt for a New York City killer.

  10. THE IDENTICALS by Elin Hilderbrand. Complications in the lives of identical twins who were raised by their divorced parents, one on Nantucket, one on Martha’s Vineyard.

  11.  USE OF FORCE by Brad Thor. The counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath is called in when a missing terrorism suspect drowns off the Italian coast.

  12. DEADFALL by Linda Fairstein. The Manhattan prosecutor Alexandra Cooper becomes a suspect.

  13. BATTLEFRONT II: INFERNO SQUAD by Christie Golden. A prequel to the “Star Wars” video game Battlefront II features the Imperial soldiers of Inferno Squad.

  14. BEFORE WE WERE YOURS by Lisa Wingate. A prominent South Carolina lawyer, researching her grandmother’s past, learns about a real-life Tennessee orphanage that kidnapped children and placed them for adoption with wealthy people.

  15. THE BREAKDOWN by B. A. Paris. In this psychological thriller, a woman is plagued by guilt over not having stopped to help a driver who turns out to have been murdered, and by fear of early-onset dementia

 Excerpted from The New York Times Best Seller lists