The New York Times Best Sellers - Hardcover Fiction

New York Times® Best Sellers: Hardcover Fiction
June 5, 2016

1. THE FIREMAN
by Joe Hill
During an epidemic that causes people to spontaneously combust, an infected New Hampshire nurse fights to stay alive, aided by a mysterious figure known as the Fireman.

2. 15TH AFFAIR
by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
A brutal murder threatens the domestic happiness of the San Francisco police detective Lindsay Boxer, who turns for help to the Women's Murder Club.

3. THE WEEKENDERS
by Mary Kay Andrews
On the North Carolina island of Belle Isle, a woman investigates her husband’s shady financial affairs after his mysterious death.

4. THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by Paula Hawkins
A psychological thriller set in the environs of London.

5. THE LAST MILE
by David Baldacci
In a sequel to “Memory Man,” Amos Decker, a detective with an extraordinary memory, helps the F.B.I. investigate the case of a convicted killer who wins a last-minute reprieve.

6. THE NEST
by Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
Siblings in a dysfunctional New York family must grapple with a reduced inheritance.

7. BEYOND THE ICE LIMIT
by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
In a sequel to “The Ice Limit” (2000), Gideon Crew pursues a meteorite that has sunk to the ocean floor. Or is it only a meteorite?

8. EVERYBODY'S FOOL
by Richard Russo
We’re back in North Bath, N.Y., in a sequel to “Nobody’s Fool.”

9. EXTREME PREY
by John Sandford
Lucas Davenport, who has left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is in Iowa trying to foil a plot to assassinate a Hillary Clinton-like candidate. The 26th Lucas Davenport thriller.

10. THE HIGHWAYMAN
by Craig Johnson
Wyoming’s Sheriff Walt Longmire (the inspiration of the Netflix series “Longmire”) encounters the supernatural in this novella.

11. ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE
by Anthony Doerr
The lives of a blind French girl and a gadget-obsessed German boy before and during World War II.  

12. AFTER YOU
by Jojo Moyes
In a sequel to “Me Before You,” Louisa Clark tries to put her life back together after the death of Will Traynor.

13. THE APARTMENT
by Danielle Steel
Four young women share a Hell’s Kitchen loft.

14. THE NIGHTINGALE
by Kristin Hannah
Two sisters in World War II France: one struggling to survive in the countryside, the other joining the Resistance in Paris.

15. THE SECOND LIFE OF NICK MASON
by Steve Hamilton
A deal with a fellow inmate, a crime boss, springs Nick Mason from prison, but he must become an assassin.

16.* LAROSE
by Louise Erdrich
A North Dakota man who accidentally kills his best friend’s son gives up his own boy in exchange.

17. BOAR ISLAND
by Nevada Barr

18. ELIGIBLE
by Curtis Sittenfeld
The author of “Prep” and “American Wife” retells “Pride and Prejudice,” set in the Cincinnati suburbs in the present.

19. LILAC GIRLS
by Martha Hall Kelly
A story of three women’s lives during and after World War II.

20. EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN
by Chris Cleave
A young woman teaching in London and a soldier fall in love amid war and personal losses in a novel loosely based on the life of Cleave’s grandparents

Rankings reflect sales, for the week ended May. 21, at many thousands of venues where a wide range of general interest books are sold nationwide. These include hundreds of independent book retailers (statistically weighted to represent all such outlets); national, regional and local chains; online and multimedia entertainment retailers; university, gift, supermarket, discount, department stores and newsstands. An asterisk (*) indicates that a book's sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A dagger (†) indicates that some bookstores report receiving bulk orders. Expanded rankings are available on the Web: nytimes.com/books.