As of today these are the top five bestselling hardcover fiction books according to The New York Times.
1. “The Girl on the Train” – Paula Hawkins
This psychological thriller set in London is about a woman named Rachel who takes the same commuter train to work every day. Everyday on that train ride she passes the same couple having breakfast on their deck until one day she sees something disturbing. Thinking she is helping she goes to the police with what she knows but finds herself more involved than she wanted.
2. “All the Light We Cannot See” – Anthony Doerr
Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris during World War II where she goes blind at the age of six. When she is twelve the Nazi occupy Paris and they flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo where her path crosses with a German orphan who is obsessed with gadgets.
3. “NYPD Red 3” – James Patterson and Marshall Karp
NYPD Red is a task force assigned to protect the rich, famous and connected and Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are two of the agency’s best. Their New Year’s celebration is cut short when they are brought in to investigate the disappearance of a billionaire’s teenage son. Soon they find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that threatens to affect everyone including the city’s most powerful citizens.
4. “A Dangerous Place” – Jacqueline Winspear
Maisie Dobbs is a psychologist turned private investigator who after years of being away from England she is called back home because of her ailing aging father. While on a ship bound for England she changes her mind about returning and gets off in Gibraltar. There she finds herself entangled in the murder case of a photographer and member of the local Sephardic Jewish community.
5. “A Spool of Blue Thread” – Anne Tyler
This is the story of Abby and Red and their four grown children as they recount special moments, laughter, celebrations and secrets. It revolves around four generations of the Whitshanks who are all drawn to a house in the Baltimore suburbs.