10 Most Checked Out Adult Fiction Books of 2018

Don’t miss out on the most read, most talked about, and most checked out books of 2018! We’ve broken down the top circulating titles into two lists — Non-Series Fiction [books that are not part of a series] and Series Fiction.
All titles included on the lists were published in 2018.

Top 10 Non-Series Fiction of 2018

1.  The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson
As enemies plan an unprecedented attack on American soil, Washington is gripped by uncertainty and fear as  rumors spread of a traitor in the cabinet and the president himself comes under suspicion, before he goes missing.

2.  Accidental Heroes by Danielle Steel
A decorated former Air Force pilot, a pregnant flight attendant and a dedicated TSA agent find their fates colliding with those of other fellow passengers who must fight for their lives during a fateful flight from New York to San Francisco.

3.  Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
A group of survivors navigate trauma and recovery challenges in the aftermath of a mass shooting at a movie theater, an event that inspires a career in law enforcement, triggers devastating PTSD and gives way to an escaped killer’s plot to orchestrate an event with an even higher death toll.

4.  I’ve Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark
When an 18-year-old girl is found murdered at the bottom of her family’s pool, her older sister, a guidance counselor, rules out the chief suspects and teams up with the Prosecutor’s Office to uncover the truth, unaware that doing so is putting her own life at risk.

5.  Murder in Paradise by James Patterson
This collection features three pulse-pounding stories from James Patterson: “The Lawyer Lifeguard” with Doug Allyn, “The Shut-In” with Duane Swierczynski, and “The Doctor’s Plot” with Benjamin Percy.

6.  An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
When her new husband is arrested and imprisoned for a crime she knows he did not commit, a rising artist takes comfort in a longtime friendship only to encounter unexpected challenges in resuming her life when her husband’s sentence is suddenly overturned.

7.  After Anna by Lisa Scottoline
Marrying a wonderful woman after years of loneliness and single fatherhood, John finds his newfound happiness turned upside-down by the arrival of his beautiful sociopath teen daughter, whose campaign to destroy their family and untimely murder force John to prove his innocence in the face of malevolent discoveries.

8.  Cottage by the Sea by Debbie Macomber
Retreating to a Pacific Northwest haven after a tragedy, Annie bonds with a kindhearted local artist, her reclusive landlord and a troubled teen before an unexpected opportunity challenges her ambitions.

9.  The Outsider by Stephen King
In the aftermath of a boy’s brutal murder in Flint City, a local detective is forced to arrest a popular Little League coach who, in spite of an alibi, presents with open-and-shut evidence that is called into question when the suspect’s true nature.

10.  The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
An agoraphobic recluse languishes in her New York City home, drinking wine and spying on her neighbors, before witnessing a terrible crime through her window that exposes her secrets and raises questions about her perceptions of reality.

Top 10 Series Fiction of 2018

1.  Fifty Fifty by James Patterson and Candice Fox
Violating protocol in her efforts to defend her brother against murder charges, Detective Harriet Blue is forced to relocate to a virtual ghost town in the outback, where a diary found on the roadside reveals shocking plans to massacre the community’s few remaining residents.

2.  The 17th Suspect by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
A series of shootings in San Francisco and a tip from a reluctant confidential informant lead Sergeant Lindsay Boxer to uncover disturbing activities within the police department itself, a situation that is further complicated by Lindsay’s worsening medical problems.

3.  The Fallen by David Baldacci
Visiting a friend’s family home in an economically troubled western Pennsylvania community, Amos Decker, a detective with an uncanny eidetic memory, spots suspicious lights and discovers two dead bodies with no clear indication of how either victim died before corrupt local authorities and other mysterious roadblocks challenge his investigation.

4.  Red Alert by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
When a fundraiser involving New York’s wealthy elite is targeted by a fatal blast, detectives Zack Jordan and Kylie MacDonald discover a link between the bombing and the murder of a high-profile woman filmmaker before realizing that the bombers may be among the A-list guests they were hired to protect.

5.  Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman
When an affluent family returns home from Sunday dinner to discover the murdered body of a complete stranger in their house, psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis navigate unexpected consequences in a case that tests their intellectual and emotional limits.

6.  Twisted Prey by John Sandford
Federal marshal Lucas Davenport confronts an old nemesis in U.S. senator Taryn Grant, a rich psychopath who he has resolved to bring to justice for her role in three murders that he cannot prove, a situation that is further complicated by her new position on the Senate intelligence committee.

7.  Princess by Rees Jones and James Patterson
Investigator Jack Morgan is invited to meet Princess Caroline and soon discovers that he is to locate a close friend of the princess before the media catches wind of the scandal.

8.  The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison
When several major political figures who are linked to sophisticated drone assassinations die under mysterious circumstances, the Covert Eyes team follows leads to a wealthy cybersecurity genius and descendant of Vlad the Impaler who is desperate to unlock the secret of curing his severely ill twin brother’s blood disorder.

9.  Unbound by Stuart Woods
Stone is pulled into a lethal game of vengeance when an old buddy, CIA operative-turned film producer Teddy, seeks revenge on a man who recently helped to cover up a crime that was personal to Teddy.

10.  Look for Me by Lisa Gardner
Detective D. D. Warren teams up with Flora Dane from Find Her in an investigation involving the sinister disappearance of a 16-year-old girl whose family has been brutally murdered.

This post was originally written by Colleen Melone, former Adult & Teen Services Supervisor at the Crest Hill Branch.

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