It’s been more than two years since The Girl in the Ice was published, and it has been a life-changing couple of years. The book has sold over a million copies, and is in the process of being translated into 27 languages. It hit the #1 spot on the Amazon US Kindle store, #1 on the Amazon Australia Kindle store, and it spent six weeks at #2 on the Amazon UK Kindle store (so, it’s rather unfortunately known as my huge #2). It won the Dead Good Reader Award at the 2016 Theakston’s Harrogate Crime Festival, and was a finalist in the 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards.
One of my literary heroes, Augusten Burroughs read the book and wrote to tell me how much he loved it, and another, Jeffrey Deaver read the book and provided a wonderful quote. The Italian edition, La Donna Di Ghiaccio became the biggest ebook bestseller in Italy during 2017, and the Czech Edition was my second big number 2, becoming the second bestselling book in the Czech Republic after J.K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. And throughout all this I have been lucky enough to gain a wonderful, funny, warm, and loyal readership who have stayed with me and continued to read the next books in the Erika Foster series, and tell their friends and family how much they love the characters. Word of mouth is the best form of advertising. If you love a book, the best thing you can do is tell people!
So, I’m so excited that today is publication day for the U.S trade paperback edition of The Girl in the Ice! The cover has been slightly refreshed, and the text inside has been slightly adapted in places to accommodate American English, ‘Lift’ becomes ‘Elevator’ ‘Boot’ becomes ‘Trunk’… ‘Theresa May’ becomes ‘Donald Trump’ (Okay, I’m kidding about the last one) My American publisher, Grand Central has done a fantastic job with the American edition, and they allowed me to have input into these minor changes. Thank you to all at Grand Central, you guys are the best!
What really excites me, is that The Girl in the Ice will find a whole new audience in paperback in America and beyond. I have just heard that as well as being available in all good bookstores across America and Canada, it will be included in some great promotions in Target and Barnes and Noble book stores, so keep a lookout! And if you do see it in your local bookstore, please consider taking a selfie with a copy of The Girl in the Ice, I would love to meet new readers!
6 thoughts on “The Girl in the Ice – US publication day”
I’m a recent addition to your fan base and just finished reading your second book the Night Stalker. I really feel Erika’s frustration is that she has no support from Marsh, even though she proved herself more than once in her ability to close a case. And she should have some ninja skills if she has such close contact with killers,or at least some basic self defence! Hasn’t put me off though. Looking forward to the next
Great post, and great blog 🙂
I just finished The Girl in the Ice and can now put your book down. Usually I am quite astute at predicting how a book will finish but you kept me guessing to the end. This was my first Robert Bryndza novel and look forward to selecting my next.
I’ve just read the book The Girl in the Ice. It’s a great book I recommend it to everybody who like to read thrillers. It’s just like you are in the middle of it, you can feel the frustation of Erika. Love it from the beginning ’till the end.
Robert, I picked up The Girl In The Ice recently at a neighborhood Little Free Library kiosk. I liked the story and the characters. I will look for books from the series even if I have to pay for them.
One note on the problem you authors have with getting rid of the protagonist’s cell phone. If Erika’s phone were always charged and she could hold on to it, there would have been a shorter book. I don’t think there is a real solution but it is predictable. I see the same thing in lots of fiction. When I am reading I am wondering how the writer will get rid of the protagonist’s cell phone. Peace Out
I discovered your books just this summer thanks to my mum, that booked all of your books in the library, that is : the girl in the ice, the night stalker, that I’m reading now, dark water, last breath and one of KLate Marshall series, the first one, that I’ve already read.
So, I’m sooooooooooo enthusiastic, and my mum too, she had already finished all of it.
I hope to find the other books in the library, because this summer there weren’t.
Me and mum live in Rome..
Well, just to say thanks for these beautiful, creapy and interesting stories and I love both Erika because she is so good in her job, so strong and so powerfu and Kate, because she bhad a very difficult life, she felt, but she restarted from herself and her son, keeping hellping other, I really appreciate that.
Happy new year,