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Weekly Highlights 11th-17th May

We’re kicking things off with a cover reveal this week:

Leah Mercer’s The Puzzle of You  is due to be published by Amazon Publishing / Lake Union in November this year, and the cover is just beautiful.

Teresa Driscoll has hit one million readers across all of her titles this week – a phenomenal achievement. Teresa was equally thrilled with the news:

Melanie Golding’s unsettling thriller Little Darlings was included in Bustle’s 10 Horror Retellings of Your Favorite Classic Stories. Bustle also wrote a brilliant feature on Little Darlings, where they said: “Melanie Golding spins a chilling tale of modern motherhood based on that dark legend, and it will make you question your own hold on reality.

Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad has been nominated for the US-based Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel. It has been nominated along with five others, one of which is Stuart Turton’s The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.

L.P. Fergusson’s A Dangerous Act of Kindness has been chosen for the Big Library Read, the world’s first global ebook club.

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is still reigning in the Top Ten of the New York Times bestseller list. This week, it’s at No. 7 on the fiction list.

Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory is at No. 5 in the hardback charts again this week. Elizabeth has received some brilliant reviews from the national press, and the novel has been honoured with wall displays from as far afield as Australia and Switzerland, and – closer to home – Newcastle and Covent Garden:

Over the weekend, the novel was at No. 1 in The Times. The Doll Factory was also picked as one of The Sunday Times’ “Must Reads” this week, will be featured as part of BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime until the end of the week, and Elizabeth has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.

Leah Hazard’s heartbreaking and honest memoir about life as an NHS midwife,  Hard Pushed was at No. 9 in the non-fiction charts this week.

C.L. Taylor’s Sleep is celebrating its sixth week in the Top 20 in the hardback charts at No. 19 this week.

Mel Sherratt’s Tick Tock is currently sitting at No. 4 on the official eBook charts this week, and is at No. 5 in The Bookseller‘s Heatseekers chart.

Three books were published this week.

Darren O’Sullivan’s thriller Close Your Eyes was published this week by HQ.

Katherine May’s honest memoir The Electricity of Every Living Thing was published this week by Trapeze.

Deborah O’Connor’s thriller The Dangerous Kind was published this week by Bonnier Zaffre.

And finally, some news from foreign rights:

Slovak rights in Samuel Pollen’s The Year I Didn’t Eat have gone to Albatros Media.

Czech rights in Love You Gone and The Honeymoon by Rona Halsall have sold to to Computer Media.