Published: July 23, 2010
1 THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST, by Stieg Larsson. (Knopf, $27.95.) The third volume of a trilogy about a Swedish hacker and a journalist.
2 FLY AWAY HOME, by Jennifer Weiner. (Atria, $26.99.) A senator’s extramarital affair affects his wife and daughters.
3 THE SEARCH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam, $26.95.) The only survivor of a serial killer has found peace in the Pacific Northwest, but her life is shaken by the appearance of a new man and a copycat murderer.
4 THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. (Amy Einhorn/Putnam, $24.95.) A young white woman and two black maids in 1960s Mississippi.
5 PRIVATE, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown, $27.99.) The head of an investigation company pursues the murderer of his best friend’s wife.
6 THE GLASS RAINBOW, by James Lee Burke. (Simon & Schuster, $25.99.) A man with ties to an evil ex-convict and best-selling author is dating the Louisiana detective Dave Robicheaux’s daughter.
7 SIZZLING SIXTEEN, by Janet Evanovich. (St. Martin’s, $27.99.) The bounty hunter Stephanie Plum comes to the aid of a cousin with gambling debts.
8 FAITHFUL PLACE, by Tana French. (Viking, $25.95.) Twenty-two years after a Dublin woman stood up her intended groom, her abandoned suitcase is discovered.
9 THE OVERTON WINDOW, by Glenn Beck. (Threshold Editions/Mercury Radio Arts, $26.) A public relations executive and the woman he loves expose a dangerous conspiracy.
10 LIVE TO TELL, by Lisa Gardner. (Bantam, $26.) The investigation of a Boston family murder leads Detective D. D. Warren to a pediatric psychiatric ward.
11 THE PASSAGE, by Justin Cronin. (Ballantine, $27.) More than a hundred years in the future, a small group resists the vampires who have taken over North America.
12 THE LION, by Nelson DeMille. (Grand Central, $27.99.) John Corey, now a federal agent, pursues a Libyan terrorist.
13 FOREIGN INFLUENCE, by Brad Thor. (Atria, $26.99.) The covert operative Scott Harvath joins a new spy agency and investigates a bombing in Rome that killed American students.
14 ICE COLD, by Tess Gerritsen. (Ballantine, $26.) A group of friends are murdered when they take refuge in a remote abandoned village in Wyoming.
15 THE ISLAND, by Elin Hilderbrand. (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown, $25.99.) A woman, her daughters and her sister take refuge from life’s complications on a tiny island near Nantucket, but their time there is far from quiet.