Some popular novels released in 2015 include Paula Hawkins's psychological thriller "The Girl on the Train"; Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird"; and E.L. James's "Grey," which re-tells the story of "50 Shades of Grey" from the perspective of the character Christian Grey. Each of these novels have appeared on the New York Times bestseller lists for significant portions of the year.
"The Girl in the Spider Web," which was written by David Lagercrantz, was another popular novel released in 2015. The book continues the story of Lisbeth Salander, who appeared in Stieg Larsson's bestselling "Millenium" trilogy, beginning with "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."
Stephen King's "Finders Keepers," published in June, was also a popular release in 2015. The novel is the second in King's Bill Hodges trilogy, which began with "Mr. Mercedes." The novel's plot centers around a reclusive author murdered by a deranged fan. It involves a detective who must protect a boy who finds the dead author's notebooks.
James Patterson also released a popular novel, "The Murder House," in 2015. This novel tells the story of a man who must confront the violent past of a house where a couple was found murdered.