Bestseller Stat Shot

The two bestselling adult novels last week were Six Years by Harlan Coben (Dutton) and the mass market edition of The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket Books)—both in their first week on the chart. What were the top-selling novels of the same week in 2012? Stay Close by Harlan Coben (Dutton) and the mass market edition of I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark (Pocket Books)—both in their first week on the chart. Coincidence or conspiracy? There are, after all, certain similarities between the books' titles, as well... Here's a breakdown of how they did out of the gate.

Title First-Week Unit Sales
Six Years by Harlan Coben 45,127
The Lost Years by Mary Higgins Clark 38,270
Stay Close by Harlan Coben 29,460
I'll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark 28,268


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