NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of December 4, 2014The latest installment of James Patterson's Alex Cross series has detective Cross contending with a mad genius who has kidnapped his family. Hope to Die debuts at No. 10.
After losing her job at New York City's largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community, where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.
Years after a charismatic minister is banished in the wake of a faith-shattering tragedy, a heroin-addicted rock-and-roll guitarist from the same hometown reconnects with the man and forges a terrible pact.
Triggering a romance and debate by seeking shelter in a church and becoming a minister's wife, homeless Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.
A collection of short stories by a former Marine captain and Iraq veteran focuses on the complexities of life for soldiers on the front lines and after, exploring themes ranging from brutality and faith to guilt and survival.
A tale spanning the ancient to the modern world revives the beings of the Vampire Chronicles, from Louis de Pointe du Lac and the eternally young Armand to David Talbot and Marius, who hear a mysterious voice urging ancients to destroy increasing populations of maverick vampires.
Abandoned by a grief-stricken father and scientist mother who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, 13-year-old Jenna Metcalf approaches a disgraced psychic and a jaded detective in the hopes of finding answers.
This final book in Ken Follett's "Century Trilogy" continues the experiences of five intertwined international families as they confront the social, political and economic turmoil of the second half of the 20th century.
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