New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
October 9, 2022
Musicians from different backgrounds are attracted to each other and a mother flees with her son from an abusive husband.
2. Fairy Tale
A high school kid inherits a shed that is a portal to another world where good and evil are at war.
3. The Bullet That Missed: a Thursday Murder Club Mystery
The third book in the Thursday Murder Club series. A decade-old cold case and a new foe spark the latest adventure.
4. Blowback: A Thriller
James Patterson and Brendan DuBois
President Keegan Barrett's power grab tests the loyalties of two C.I.A. agents.
5. Lucy by the Sea: A Novel
As the pandemic starts, Lucy Barton and her ex-husband go to a small town in Maine, where they confront their shared history.
6. The Butcher and the Wren
A forensic pathologist is on the trail of a serial killer in the Louisiana bayou.
7. Vince Flynn: Oath of Loyalty
The 21st book in the Mitch Rapp series. President Cook, a team of assassins and a killer known as Legion confront Rapp on different fronts.
8. All Good People Here: A Novel
Ashley Flowers with Alex Kiester
A journalist who returns to her hometown vows to find a missing girl and solve a 20-year-old cold case.
9. Carrie Soto Is Back: A Novel
Taylor Jenkins Reid
A tennis player comes out of retirement and trains with her father to defend her record.
10. Less is Lost
Andrew Sean Greer
A follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel
, in which Arthur Less goes on a road trip across America.
11. Lessons in Chemistry
A scientist and single mother living in California in the 1960's becomes a star on a TV cooking show.
12. The 6:20 Man
When his ex-girlfriend turns up dead in his office building, an entry-level investment analyst delves into the halls of economic power.
13. The Midnight Library
Nora Seed finds a library beyond the edge of the universe that contains books with multiple possibilities of the lives one could have lived.
14. The Marriage Portrait: A Novel
In 1550s Florence, the future of the third daughter of the grand duke seems uncertain after she is thrust into a marriage.
15. Desperation in Death
The 55th book of the In Death series. Eve Dallas is reminded of her past as she investigates a possible sex trafficking ring.
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A version of this list appears in the October 9, 2022 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending September 24, 2022.