New York Times
Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers
May 2, 2021
1. Ocean Prey
The 31st book in the Prey series. When federal officers are killed, Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers team up to investigate matters.
2. The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country
The poem read on President Joe Biden's Inauguration Day, by the youngest poet to write and perform an inaugural poem.
3. The Devil's Hand: A Thriller
The fourth book in the Terminal List series. James Reece is given a top-secret C.I.A. mission.
4. The Four Winds
As dust storms roll during the Great Depression, Elsa must choose between saving the family and farm or heading West.
5. 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.
6. The Red Book
James Patterson and David Ellis
The second book in the Black Book thriller series. Chicago detective Billy Harney investigates his own past.
7. The Good Sister
Past secrets come up when Fern decides to pay back her twin sister, Rose, by having a baby for her.
8. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
A Faustian bargain comes with a curse that affects the adventure Addie LaRue has across centuries.
Windsor Horne Lockwood III might rectify cold cases connected to his family that have eluded the F.B.I. for decades.
Can Leaphorn give Chee and Manuelito the guidance they need to find the justice they seek?
11. Klara and the Sun
An "Artificial Friend" named Klara is purchased to serve as a companion to an ailing 14-year-old girl.
12. When the Stars Go Dark
Personal tragedy ushers a missing persons detective back to where she grew up and onto a new case.
13. Good Company
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
The foundation of a marriage between actors is shaken when they reunite with an old friend who is now a TV star.
14. The Vanishing Half
The lives of twin sisters who run away from a Southern Black community at age 16 diverge as one returns and the other takes on a different racial identity but their fates intertwine.
15. Northern Spy
The sister of a BBC producer may have joined the Irish Republican Army.
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A version of this list appears in the May 2, 2021 issue of The New York Times Book Review. Rankings reflect sales for the week ending April 17, 2021.
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