1. 12TH OF NEVER, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. (Little, Brown.) One week after the birth of her baby, Detective Lindsay Boxer must return to work to investigate a string of grisly murders; a Women’s Murder Club novel.
2. THE HIT, by David Baldacci. (Grand Central.) Government hitman Will Robie uncovers a serious threat as he attempts to take out a fellow assassin who has gone rogue.
3. WHISKEY BEACH, by Nora Roberts. (Putnam.) A former criminal attorney who has been acquitted of his wife’s murder retreats to his family home on a New England cliff.
4. BEST KEPT SECRET, by Jeffrey Archer. (St. Martin’s.) In Volume 3 of the Clifton Chronicles, the focus shifts to a new generation — Sebastian, the son of Harry and Emma Clifton.
5(x). NOS4A2, by Joe Hill. (Morrow/HarperCollins.) In a creepy battle between real and imaginary worlds, a brave biker chick is pitted against a ghoulish villain who lures children to a place where it is always Christmas.
6. DADDY’S GONE A HUNTING, by Mary Higgins Clark. (Simon & Schuster.) Two sisters are threatened by a dark secret from their family’s past.
7(x). GONE GIRL, by Gillian Flynn. (Crown.) A woman disappears on her fifth anniversary — is her husband a killer?
8. FLY AWAY, by Kristin Hannah. (St. Martin’s.) A woman must deal with her personal issues before she can keep her promise to help the family of her deceased friend.
9(x). LIFE AFTER LIFE, by Kate Atkinson. (Little, Brown.) A woman appears in different versions of the same events, centered on World War II.
10. PARIS, by Edward Rutherfurd. (Doubleday.) Characters real and imaginary in the City of Light.
1. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf.) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.
2. LET’S EXPLORE DIABETES WITH OWLS, by David Sedaris. (Little, Brown.) Essays from the humorist on subjects like French dentistry and a North Carolina Costco.
3. WAITING TO BE HEARD, by Amanda Knox. (Harper.) Knox, who was convicted of murder in the death of her roommate in 2009 when she was an American student in Italy, a conviction that was overturned in 2011, tells her story.
4. COOKED, by Michael Pollan. (Penguin Press.) The writer masters recipes and argues that regaining control of cooking will make Americans healthier.
5. MY NEXT STEP, by Dave Liniger. (Hay House.) A businessman fights back from a staph infection that paralyzed him.
6. BUNKER HILL, by Nathaniel Philbrick. (Viking.) Eighteen months in pre-Revolutionary Boston, and the events leading up to the Battle of Bunker Hill.