The List part 2
As mentioned in last weeks post, there are thirty books on the New York Times Adult Fiction Best Seller List. This week I have posted the remaining fifteen that held the number one spot for one week or more.
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
A gripping psychological suspense thriller. A single mother is found dead at the bottom of a river. Earlier in the summer, a teenage girl was found dead in the same river. The daughter left behind is placed in the care of her aunt, who is now dragged back to the place she vowed she’d never return to.
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
The thirty thousand Bodine Ranch in Montana has been home to four generations. Many years ago an aunt runs away, never to be heard from again until she suddenly reappears when a battered body is found in the snow. The Ranch finds itself caught up in family ties and twisted passion.
Camino Island by John Grisham
A daring heist occurs at the vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Bruce Cable owns the popular bookstore on Camino Island in Florida but makes his real money as a prominent dealer in rare books. Few know he deals in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Soon there is trouble in Paradise.
House of Spies by Daniel Silva
Gabriel Allon, the legendary spy, assassin, and art restorer, from Silva’s bestseller The Black Widow returns in this thrilling new novel. Allon is back and out for revenge, detern=mined to hunt down the worlds most dangerous terrorist, a shadowy ISIS mastermind known as Saladin.
The Late Show by Michael Connelly
Renee Ballad works the night shift on the LAPD in Hollywood, beginning many investigations, but finishing few. When her shift ends, she hands the cases over to the morning shift. But two deaths cross her path, one of a prostitute and the other a waitress. She refuses to pass them over and juggles her night shifts with her days spent working the cases – putting her career and life on the line.
The Medical Examiner by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
A Women’s Murder Club mystery. Two bodies arrive at the morgue, one is still breathing. A woman entertains a man that is not her husband. A shooter blows the lover away and leaves the millionairess for dead. A thrilling suspenseful case for the women’s murder club.
Any Dream Will Do by Debbie Macomber
Shay Benson adores her youngest brother, Caden and would do anything for him. But when he owes some men money and the threatened him, Shay crosses lines she should never have crossed, turning her life upside-down.
Lost and alone she wanders into a church and meets Drew. It’s the beginning of a new friendship, possibly more. But Caden returns to town, threatening to undo her new life.
Seeing Red by Sandra Brown
Kerra Bailey, a TV journalist, seeks to interview Major Franklin Trapper to skyrocket her career. Known as a hero for leading a handful of survivors to safety after the bombing of a Dallas hotel twenty-five years ago. Dropping out of the spotlight after a few appearances, Kerra intends to seek his estranged son as a gateway to his father. But the interview goes catastrophically awry with unknown assailants targeting the major and Kerra.
“Y” is for Yesterday by Sue Grafton
Private investigator Kinsey Millhorn returns after four boys are sexually assaulted at an elite private school. The crime is filmed and not long after the tape goes missing and a fellow classmate is murdered. Years later, a copy of the tape arrives with a ransom demand. Kinsey is called to crack the case – and finds it to be the most disturbing case she has had to face.
Glass Houses by Louise Penny
The latest in the Gamache books. A mysterious figure arrives in Three Towns. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. Later the figure disappears and a body is found. A gripping mystery for Gamache to solve.
Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb – An Eve Dallas Novel
Larinda Mars, a self-proclaimed professional reporter is stabbed in the brachial artery while in the ladies room of a chic nightclub in Manhattan. With a side business in Blackmail, where she seeks out the rich, finds their secrets and bleeds them dry. Someone has sought revenge on Larinda Eva Dallas doesn’t like Larinda Mars, but she likes murder less. To solve the crime, Eva must discover what secrets Larinda revealed.
A column of Fire by Ken Follett
Set in 1558, a tale that takes the reader deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, murder, and two lovers who discover they are on opposing sides of the religious conflicts dividing England. Their affair seems doomed and marriage impossible.
The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille
U.S Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick is living the good life in Key West – owner of a charter fishing boat. Carlos, a hotshot Miami Lawyer, heavily involved with anti-Castro groups want to hire Mac for a ten-day fishing trip at the standard price. Mac suspects there’s more to this and turns him down. When the price goes up to twenty-million, Mac agrees to hear the details and learns there is sixty-million Amercian dollars hidden in Cuba that needs to be found before someone else finds it. If Mac takes the job, he’ll walk away rich or not at all.
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King
A father/son collaboration – a world without women. Something happens when women go to sleep. The become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze and go off to a better place. If they are disturbed or woken, they become violent. One woman “Eva Blade” is immune to the sleeping disease. Some want to kill her, others want to save her. What happens in an all-man world?
Origins by Dan Brown
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire, and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
The Rooster Bar by John Grisham
Law students, Mark, Todd and Zola find themselves caught up in the “Great Law School Scam.” Attending a for-profit law school where its graduates rarely pass the bar or get good jobs. They also learn the school is chain owned by New York Hedge-Fund who also happen to own a bank specializing in students loans. Leaving law school a few months before graduation, would be crazy, right? Well yes and no…
Two Kinds of Truth by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch returns as a volunteer for the San Fernando police Deptmanet, working cold cases. A murdered pharmacist leads Bosch into the dangerous world of pill mills and prescription drug abuse. Another old case comes back to haunt him when an-imprisoned killer states he was framed by Bosch. Having left the dept on bad terms his fellow former colleagues are not keen on defending him and Bosh must do it on his own. Two cases where Bosch learns there are two kinds of truths.
The Midnight Line by Lee Child
A Jack Reacher Novel. While strolling through a small town in Wisconsin, Reacher sees a graduation ring in the window of a porn shop and wonders why someone would give up a hard-earned trophy. Wanting to learn more he digs deeper and founds the woman who owned the ring. The deeper he digs the more he sees, that the ring is just a small link t something bigger.
Hardcore Twenty-Four by Janet Evanovich
A Stephanie Plum book- Plum returns in book #24, facing more trouble. Simon Diggery, a professional grave robber, refuses to let Plum take him in unless she takes care of his snake. In another case, headless bodies are showing up all over town and to add to her troubles, Diseal is back in town, causing more problems for her.
The People Vs. Alex Cross
Alex Cross, a well-respected detective, finds himself on the other side of the law. Fighting for his career and his freedom. Can he prove it was self-defense? Even though he has been suspended from the department, Cross can’t say no to his former partner, John Sampson, who brings him gruesome video tied to the disappearance of several young girls. Can Cross save himself and crack the case?
Darker by E L James
Christian Grey is determined to win Anastasia Steele back by suppressing his darkest desires and loving her on her terms. But Ana’s scheming boos wants her all for himself. Caught in a web of desire and Christians demons from the past, will Slater be able to keep her?
Year One by Nora Roberts
It began on New Year’s Eve. The sickness came on suddenly and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed—and more than half of the world’s population was decimated. In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain. The end has come. The beginning comes next.
2017 Provided readers with a vast array of outstanding novels to choose from. These made it to number one. Which Have you read? I would love to know your thoughts on them.