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Weekly Highlights 18th-24th May

Kicking off this week’s highlights with another cover reveal.

Newly crowned million-copy bestselling author Teresa Driscoll’s fourth psychological thriller, I Will Make You Pay is published in October this year by Thomas and Mercer.

Fiona Valpy has hit a huge milestone this week too. Her beautiful and heart rendering novel, The Beekeeper’s Promise, has surpassed 250,000 readers – an enormous feat.

Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory has moved up a spot in this week’s hardback charts. It is currently sitting at No. 4 just three weeks since its release, with 2,021 copies sold this week.

Melanie Golding’s chilling thriller, Little Darlings, has been brilliantly reviewed in the New York TimesThey said of the novel: “Unforgettable . . . One suspects that the real sorceress here is Golding, whose writing has given a voice to every wronged mother.

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is creeping ever nearer to the ‘million copies sold’ milestone. This week paperback figures were at 992,793. The new summer paperback, in gorgeous yellow, has also hit the stores:

Caroline Mitchell’s Truth and Lies is at number three in Amazon’s Top 20 Most Sold Books of the Week. Amazon Charts Most Sold includes copies sold and pre-ordered through Amazon.com, Audible.com, Amazon Books stores, and books read through digital subscription programs.

On the foreign rights front, Brazilian rights to C.J. Tudor’s The Other People have sold to Intrinseca.

Danish rights to Fiona Valpy’s Sea of MemoriesThe Beekeeper’s Promise and The Dressmaker’s Gift have sold to Cicero.

Our brilliant agents Alice Sutherland-Hawes and Hayley Steed have been in New York this week pitching books to American editors. And finally, our foreign rights director Liane-Louise Smith has travelled out to France this week with Gail Honeyman for the Festival du Premier Roman!