Stateside, the book sits at No.3 in the New York Times bestseller list for paperback fiction, and on the combined fiction list Eleanor ranks at No.10.
Taking a closer look at its UK performance, Eleanor sold 17,545 paperbacks, bringing its total sales in this format to 618,284 copies. The debut has also performed strongly in digital, having sold over 8,000 copies this week, contributing to an overall total of 324,000 eBooks. Currently, it has equalled The Girl on the Train’s record number of weeks as the eBook No. 1. In Ireland, the publication has reclaimed its No.1 ranking on the country’s bestseller list.
If Gail and her trailblazing debut have piqued your interest, you can listen to her interview with Open Book on BBC Radio 4 here.