I’ve got a special thank you planned for you all
It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month since Her Last Secret was published. Remember I was worried that Friday 13th might be bad luck? Not so far – thank goodness!
So far, the reviews have been absolutely incredible. Here are some examples:
”WHAT A LITTLE BELTER THIS BOOK IS. I JUST NEED TO GET INTO THE RECOVERY POSITION NOW. JUST WOW!” Books From Dusk Til Dawn
‘Where this author’s great strength and skills lies, for me, is in her uncanny ability to worm her way deep inside a fractured psyche and make the reader FEEL’ Beady Jan’s Books
”HOLY CRAP! OKAY, IT’S OFFICIAL. I’M GOING TO STAND UP AND SAY IT LOUD AND PROUD: I AM A BARBARA COPPERTHWAITE FAN!… A MOST OUTSTANDING, TWISTY TALE THAT HAD ME UTTERLY GRIPPED.” Novel Deelights
”ONE OF THE BEST, MOST GRIPPING AND HEART-WRENCHING BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR” My Chestnut Reading Tree
”HER LAST SECRET JUST BLEW EVERYTHING ELSE OUT OF THE WATER. SERIOUSLY. THIS BOOK HAD ME ON EDGE EARLY DOORS, AND THAT CREEPING FEELING OF DREAD JUST KEPT GROWING AND GROWING.” Bibliophile Book Club
”SHOCKING U-TURNS! I FEEL SLIGHTLY DIZZY NOW AND NEED A LIE-DOWN WITH A SOFT PILLOW AND LOTS OF CHOCOLATE. 5 STARS” Tracy Fenton, Compulsive Readers & Facebook’s THE Book Club
”YOU’D BE A FOOL TO MISS OUT ON THIS ONE. THRILLING AND HEARTBREAKING IN EQUAL MEASURE. SUPERB STORYTELLING, COMPULSIVE AND IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN” Damppebbles
”BARBARA HAS AN INCREDIBLE GIFT OF SUCKING YOU IN AND TAKING YOU ON A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF YOUR LIFE FROM START TO END… IT HAS TOTALLY BLOWN ME AWAY” ‘Chelle’s Book Reviews
”ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE THIS BOOK WILL HAVE YOU READING INTO THE EARLY HOURS, WITH SORE EYES & HEART IN MOUTH” Being Anne
There’s been a lot of happy dancing around the room reading that lot! But it isn’t just bloggers who have got behind Her Last Secret – readers have, too (thank goodness!). Of the 81 reviews it has received on Amazon UK so far, a massive 67 are 5*, and 10 are 4* – that’s 77 out of 81 reviews! Over on Goodreads, where star-ratings tend to be lower, 258 people have let me know their thoughts…and 85% are four- and five-star.
Over on Kobo, I was stunned to discover I was NUMBER 1 in the whole store. How amazing is that?! It’s one of those moments I’ve dreamed of, but never dared think it actually would happen. When I was told by my editor, I had to look for myself because I thought there must have been a mistake. In my imagination, I thought I’d whoop and run around the house. Instead I sat quietly, staring in disbelief. Me. Number 1. Wow.
Sitting below Her Last Secret were books from the likes of Dan Brown’s latest release, Origin, and Michael Connelly’s Two Kinds of Truth.
I managed to remain a chart-topper for three days – until my annoyingly-talented friend, and fellow Bookouture author, Angela Marsons published her new release Broken Bones (look out for my review on this, coming soon). She knocked me off the top spot, but I forgive her because she so amazing! And I can’t really complain, as I stayed firmly near the top 🙂
Her Last Secret has been a Hot New Release throughout the month in the UK – check me out at Number 2, below! It’s also hit the bestsellers list, reaching Number 4 overall, and Number 6 in Psychological Fiction.
Over in America, it was Number 5 in Hot New Releases in psychological thrillers, and Number 18 in the Psychological Thriller chart. Woo hoo!
Well, that’s a whole lot of me, me, me. But none of it would be possible without you, you, you! You’re the ones who buys my books, recommend them to friends, leave reviews… So I’ve got a special thank you planned for you all, starting next week. Keep your eyes peeled – I think you’re going to like it! xx