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Weekly Highlights: 26th May – 1st June

Madeleine Milburn was in New York, speaking on a panel about the strategies involved in making books global bestsellers.

Holly Bourne‘s debut adult fiction novel How Do You Like Me Now? was published in eBook and audio, with the hardback to follow later in June. It was also picked by The Bookseller as June’s book of the month, with Marian Keyes calling the book “So good, and so honest about being a woman.

C.J. Tudor‘s The Chalk Man was published in Germany along with an intensely spooky trailer. C.J. was also in Liverpool this week with Sarah Pinborough for a sell-out event, speaking on a panel about her debut, which was also featured in The Bookseller’s top 20 Heatseekers of 2018.

The last episode in Christi Daugherty‘s web series with Ruth Ware discussing The Echo Killingcrime fiction and more went live. You can catch it here.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman remains at No.2 in the paperback and eBook charts, with the audio book winning Best Fiction at the Audies 2018. Having just returned from an amazing tour in Italy, Gail is also just about to embark on an impressive tour of the States to celebrate and promote her upcoming paperback publication.

C.L. Taylor‘s The Fear continues to draw rapturous reviews, with praise this week from bestselling author Louise Candlish who said The Fear is my first CL Taylor and will not be my last. Mike Hughes is a shudderingly convincing predator, his victims’ stories sensitively portrayed. Dramatic, sickening, thrilling.”

Teresa Driscoll‘s second thriller The Friend hit a new milestone selling 50,000 copies in just two months, following in the steps of her stand-out debut in the genre I Am Watching You

We also received proofs for two of the hottest books of 2019, Little Darlings by Melanie Golding coming out in May from HQ and Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward, publishing in March with Quercus.