New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
August 25, 2019
1. Where the Crawdads Sing
In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a young woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.
2. The Inn
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
A nanny working in a technology-laden house in Scotland goes to jail when one of the children dies.
4. One Good Deed
A World War II veteran on parole must find the real killer in a small town or face going back to jail.
F.B.I. Agent Drex Easton has a hunch that the conman Weston Graham is also a serial killer.
6. The Nickel Boys
Two boys respond to horrors at a Jim Crow-era reform school in ways that impact them decades later.
7. A Dangerous Man
Elvis Cole and Joe Pike get more than they bargained for when they investigate the abduction of a bank teller.
8. The New Girl
Gabriel Allon, the chief of Israeli intelligence, partners with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, whose daughter is kidnapped.
9. Summer of '69
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
Three men in their 60s who met in college reunite on Martha's Vineyard, where mysterious events occurred in 1971.
11. City of Girls
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
In a seaside town in Maine, a former Major League pitcher and a grieving widow assess their pasts.
13. Under Currents
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
Avery Greer must fight the clock to clear her name and uncover her friend's real killer.
15. Ask Again, Yes
Mary Beth Keane
The lives of neighboring families in a New York City suburb intertwine over four decades.
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A version of this list appears in the August 25, 2019 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending August 10, 2019.
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