As of today these are the top five best selling hardcover fiction books according to The New York Times. This month’s list includes a variety of books including a romance by well known romance author Nicholas Sparks. Fans of legal dramas will be thrilled that John Grisham is back with one of his most outrageous characters yet on “Rogue Lawyer” and he’s at the top with the number one bestseller in the country. Robert Galbraith is J.K Rowling pseudonym and she’s back with has another book in the popular private detective Cormoran Strike series. The creators of the popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast give readers a mystery with a supernatural twist sure to please fans of Twilight Zone and Stephen King. Rounding the top five is the newest novel in the series about counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp. These are all October releases and there really is something for everyone; so take a television break and pick up a new book today. Here’s a quick synopsis on each according to Amazon.
“Rogue Lawyer” by John Grisham
“Rogue Lawyer” – John Grisham
Sebastian Rudd is one of John Grisham’s most colorful and outrageous character yet. Sebastian is a street lawyer who works out of a customized bulletproof van with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, fine leather chairs, a hidden gun compartment and a heavily armed driver. His driver is also his only employee, his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant and golf caddy. He lives alone in a small penthouse apartment where his main piece of furniture is a vintage pool table. His clients consist of people other lawyers would never defend because he believes that everyone is entitled to a fair trial even if he has to cheat to get it. He also hates injustice, insurance companies, banks, big corporations and absolutely distrusts the government.
“See Me” by Nicholas Sparks
“See Me” – Nicholas Sparks
Colin Hancock and Maria Sanchez are a couple in love whose relationship is threatened by secrets from their past. Colin has a history of violence and bad decisions and since the threat of prison is very real he is trying to lead a straight life. He is hard at work on his teaching degree and trying to avoid the very things that proved destructive in the past and the last thing he is looking for is a relationship. Maria is the hardworking daughter of Mexican immigrants with a degree from Duke Law School. She has a job at a prestigious law firm and an impressive professional track record. Like Colin she also has a traumatic past and it has compelled her to return to her hometown. They meet one day on a rainy day and this chance encounter will alter their lives in ways neither saw coming.
“Career of Evil” by Robert Galbraith
“Career of Evil” – Robert Galbraith
This is the third book in the series featuring private detective Cormoran Strike and his assistant Robin Ellacott. One day Robin receives a mysterious package and she is horrified to find a severed woman’s leg inside. Her boss has a short list of people who he thinks could be responsible for such an act. The police are focused on one suspect but Cormoran and Robin are sure he is not their guy and so they focus their attention on the other suspects. As investigation leads them into dark and twisted worlds and as other horrific incidents start occurring they find that time is quickly running out for them.
“Welcome to Night Vale” by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
“Welcome to Night Vale” – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Night Vale is a small town located in a nameless desert somewhere in the American Southwest known for ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies. It is also the place where the lives of two women with two mysteries will come together. Jackie Fierro is a pawnshop owner who is given a paper marked “KING CITY” by a mysterious man in a tan jacket. No one seems to know who the man is and Jackie is determined to uncover the truth about “KING CITY” and the man before it destroys her. PTA treasurer Diane Crayton‘s son Josh is a shape shifter. Lately Diane has been seeing her estranged son’s father around town and Josh has become interested in finding him which could only lead to disaster.
“Survivor” by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
“The Survivor” – Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills
This is book 12 in the Mitch Rapp series featuring counter terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. It continues where “The Last Man” left off as former CIA agent Joe “Rick” Rickman steals some of the agency’s most classified documents and is now labeled a traitor. CIA director Irene Kenedy sends Mitch Rapp after him but even after he is killed, Rickman’s tips off pop up all over the world and they link to the undisclosed location of the devastating data that the stole. Now both the Pakistanis and the Americans are on a race to find Rickman’s accomplice and the confidential documents. Kyle Mills finished the book for Flynn who passed away in 2013.