Coco Pinchard 2 and 3 now available as audiobooks!

Hello everyone, I’m putting my head up for air, as I’ve been deep in the edits for Erika Foster book 5.

I know lots of writers say they’ve been in ‘the editing cave’, but I don’t like to call my little office a cave. It’s very cosy, with smooth walls, lots of light, and two furry puppy dogs who like to sleep at my feet. I wish I could tell you more about Erika Foster 5, as I’m having to call it for now (there is a title, and the cover is almost ready) but I am sworn to secrecy. Stand by for some news in the next couple of weeks!

I’m also very excited to tell you that Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding and Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex are now both available as unabridged audiobooks. They are the second and third books in my Coco Pinchard series.

It’s been a lot of fun to hear the books read back to me. I haven’t looked at either book since I wrote them in 2013 and 2014, and quite a lot of the story I had forgotten, so it was quite odd to listen to the audio and wonder what would happen next! Jan Cramer is back narrating and has done me proud, I can’t wait for you to hear them.

 

Both unabridged audiobooks are available to download now, through Amazon Audible and iTunes worldwide. Next week we are going into production on the two Coco Pinchard Christmas novellas, A Very Coco Christmas and Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story and they should be available toward the end of August, so I will keep you posted.

Rob 🙂

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The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard audiobook is now available!

I’m thrilled to let you all know first, that my romantic comedy novel, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard is now available as an audiobook!

The audiobook version is narrated by the brilliant Jan Cramer, who voices the audio editions of my Erika Foster crime thriller series, and my stand-alone romantic comedy Miss Wrong and Mr Right. She has done a wonderful job bringing Coco and all the characters in the novel alive.

It has been a long-held dream to have my Coco Pinchard series produced as audiobooks, but I wanted to make sure they are completely faithful to the characters, so I have produced them myself through my own Team Bryndza Audiobooks imprint. We are now in production on the second book Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding, which should also be available in the next few weeks.

You can download from Audible and iTunes at the links below, where you can also listen to a free 5 minute sample. I really hope you enjoy hearing all the characters come alive!

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As always, I’d love to hear your feedback, and what you think of The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard audiobook. so please do drop me a line and say hello!

‘This was by far one of the funniest books I’ve read in the past year. Very ‘Bridget Jones’ but less stuffy and more ‘Sex and the City’ meets crazy family.’ Heather Smith, Amazon Reader

Coco Pinchard always dreamed of being a successful writer, but then life got in the way. She married young, had a son, and put her dreams on hold… But now she’s forty, and her first novel is about to be published! Her husband Daniel has greyed nicely into a silver fox, and her son Rosencrantz is all grown up. Shouldn’t it be time to enjoy life?

That is, until the annual family Christmas when her hideous in-laws come to stay, and Coco opens her gift from Daniel. It’s not the jewellery she chose, but an iPhone. This marks the start of Daniel’s mid-life crisis and Coco catches him in bed with a younger woman.

The iPhone becomes a confessional, and as Coco’s life unravels, she documents her seemingly endless (and often entertaining) run of bad luck through emails to loyal friends Christopher, an ageing trustafarian, and Marika, a slightly alcoholic schoolteacher.

Then Coco meets the hunky Adam and she’s back in the world of dating as a single forty-something. Read the emails that tell the heart warming and often hilarious tale of Coco picking up the pieces, in this fun, feel-good Romantic Comedy. 

What people are saying about The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard

‘I couldn’t put it down. I literally laughed out loud several times… and who wouldn’t want to read through a stranger’s correspondence? Fabulous book.’ Noel, Amazon Reader

‘Fast moving, clips along with never a dull moment providing plenty of smiles, chuckles, and outright guffaws to a satisfyingly happy ending!‘ RavenWoman, Amazon Reader

‘So refreshing not to have a cliché rom-com where you know exactly how everything is going to pan out! If you want a great British comedy give this a read!‘ LL Colmer, Amazon Reader

‘I have a new favourite author! Bryndza tells the story as if you are sitting with your girlfriends exchanging bits of “wisdom”. The write up was correct. I do not often laugh-out-loud at books, but I sure did while reading this one!‘ Gail Joramo, Amazon Reader

‘You think you’ve got problems? Trust me, they are nothing compared to what Coco Pinchard has! And how the author of this marvel manages to achieve such a level of hilarity while Coco goes from one disaster to another is the mark of true creative genius. The first of a three book series, this novel, told totally in entertaining emails, is laugh-out-loud funny. Mayda, Amazon Reader

What an outstanding read!! I laughed, cried and cringed alongside Coco, the main character in this pacy story. I loved the way the tale unfolded through a succession of emails…a format that worked brilliantly!’ Amy, Amazon Reader

This book is just fab! Had me giggling out loud so many times. The sarcastic, subtle and genius sense of humour is just up my street. I think I know somebody just like all of the characters in the book, and/or have even been them at some point in my life, so could definitely relate!’ Mel, Amazon Reader

‘Loved this so much, funny and enjoyable. If you are going on holiday buy all three before you get to the beach or you will go nuts not being able to get the others before you get home. It is amazingly written by a man, who knew? Bryndza seems to be able to get into the head of women better than most other women. He has zeroed in on us and done it well!’ FeatherOnAWire, Amazon top 100 reviewer

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Coco Pinchard is coming to audio!

I’m so excited to tell you that my Coco Pinchard series of romantic comedy novel is coming to audio!

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The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard has just started recording, and is narrated by the brilliant Jan Cramer, who voices my Erika Foster crime thriller series, and my stand-alone romantic comedy Miss Wrong and Mr Right.

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We are going into production with ALL the books in the series. As well as the three full-length novels, The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard, Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding, and Coco Pinchard, The Consequences of Love and Sex. We’ll be producing the two novellas, A Very Coco Christmas and Coco Pinchard’s Must-Have Toy Story.

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The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard should be available to download through Audible and iTunes worldwide at the beginning of June, with the rest of the books following every few weeks. As soon as recording is complete on each one, they will be uploaded.

It has been a long-held dream of mine to have the Coco Pinchard series produced as audiobooks, but I wanted to make sure they are completely faithful to the characters, so I am producing them through my own Team Bryndza Audiobooks imprint.

I’ve spent this last week emailing back and forth and on the phone with the lovely Ms Cramer, finalising voices for all the characters. I listened to the first half an hour of The Not So Secret Emails last night and got quite emotional. Coco sounds just as I imagined her, as well as Ethel, Meryl, and Tony… Rosencrantz, they are all brilliant and Jan’s take on Regina Battenberg is just fab!

The Not So Secret Emails of Coco Pinchard was the first book I wrote, and it was such a struggle and a feat of endurance to just get to the end and finish. It took almost three years! I’d never written a book before, and I was trying to fit it in around working, and then being unemployed. When I finished it I managed to get a literary agent who submitted it to every major publishing house, only for it to be rejected by them all – and then for the agent to fire me too!

The manuscript then sat in a drawer for two years, and it was only when Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing came along that I was persuaded to upload it and I’m so glad I did! It’s been such a journey of ups and downs, but the series has now had over HALF A MILLION Kindle downloads! Seeing how readers love the series, and being in a position to produce  audiobooks of the series exactly how I want them, makes me feel so lucky and blessed. Thank you to everyone who has taken Coco Pinchard into their hearts, and kept asking for more! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Coco in audio!

Rob 🙂

P.S And there will be more Coco Pinchard books, she is merely on hiatus. I always planned for her to have a few years break to allow for ***Spoiler alert*** Little Adam to grow up a bit (in the world of Coco, he will be five years old in August!) ***End spoiler*** I already have a cracking story in mind!

If you want to be the first to hear when each audiobook is released, and about future book releases, please consider signing up to my reader’s club: http://eepurl.com/UITxz

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Last Breath publication day Q and A!

Last Breath is now published! Thanks to everyone who posted questions for this Q & A on my Facebook author page. I recorded this video earlier today, answering all your questions, and I hope you enjoy it ! (And it does feature a cute puppy too!)   Rob 🙂

 

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‘Last Breath’ cover reveal!

Erika’s back! I’m VERY excited to share with you the cover and product description for ‘Last Breath‘ Detective Erika Foster Book 4!
It’s been very difficult to keep this quiet over the past few weeks! Especially when so many of you have been messaging to ask when the fourth Detective Erika Foster book will be published.

So…

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He’s your perfect date.  You’re his next victim. 

When the tortured body of a young woman is found in a dumpster, her eyes swollen shut and her clothes soaked with blood, Detective Erika Foster is one of the first at the crime scene. The trouble is, this time, it’s not her case.

While she fights to secure her place on the investigation team, Erika can’t help but get involved and quickly finds a link to the unsolved murder of a woman four months earlier.  Dumped in a similar location, both women have identical wounds – a fatal incision to their femoral artery.

Stalking his victims online, the killer is preying on young pretty women using a fake identity.  How will Erika catch a murderer who doesn’t seem to exist?

Then another girl is abducted while waiting for a date. Erika and her team must get to her before she becomes another dead victim, and, come face to face with a terrifyingly sadistic individual.

Gripping, tense and impossible to put down, Last Breath will have you on the edge of your seat racing to the final dramatic page. 

Last Breath is now available to pre-order, and it will be published on Wednesday April 12th 2017 in ebook, paperback, and audiobook – Rob 🙂

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The Girl in the Ice sells ONE MILLION

I’m over the moon, gobsmacked, stunned, and so happy to hear from my fabulous publisher Bookouture that The Girl in the The Ice has now sold ONE MILLION copies.

This time last year I was nervously gearing up for the book launch, and worrying how readers would take my change of direction from writing romantic comedies to crime thrillers.

I never dreamed I would sell so many books in such a short time. The Erika Foster Series: The Girl in the Ice, The Night Stalker and Dark Water have now sold over 1.4 million copies and will be published in 25 languages. Now people are surprised to hear that I also write romantic comedies.

I have so much to be thankful for, and I know I say this over and over, but thank you. YOU the readers are the most important people. When I started out as a writer and self-published my first book, I saw just how powerful word-of-mouth can be. There was no money for marketing, and no one outside my twenty-five followers on Twitter knew who I was, but slowly I saw my books being talked about and recommended.

So I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you all, readers new and old, and to make a solemn promise that I will continue to write the best books I possibly can for you all. If I keep doing that, I know I can’t go wrong.

Rob B 🙂

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Thank you for an amazing 2016

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Happy New Year!

I want to thank everyone who has contributed to the success of The Girl in the Ice, The Night Stalker and Dark Water and for making 2016 such an incredible year.

I never dreamed that I would publish three best selling crime thrillers in one year, that I would have a number one bestseller in the USA, hit number one on the Wall Street Journal best seller list. That I would sell a million copies, that I would win an award at the Harrogate Crime Festival, be a 2016 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee, or that I would see my books translated into 24 languages.

I’ve thought of myself as a writer for the past twenty years, but being able to do it as my full time job has taken just as long. I’ll never take for granted the support of all my incredible readers, and all the equally incredible reviewers and book bloggers who give up their time to write so passionately about books.  Thank you, and I wish everyone a very Happy New Year, and a safe, healthy and prosperous 2017!

 

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The Girl in the Ice #1 best selling title on Kobo UK for 2016

I’ve just heard that The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker are the #1 and #10 best selling titles on Kobo UK for 2016!

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Thank you to everyone who has bought copies and recommended my books to their friends who use Kobo e-readers. Thank you also to the fabulous team at Kobo!

You can read the full press release here; http://kobowritinglife.com/2016/12/02/kobo-writing-life-titles-top-best-selling-and-best-read-lists-in-uk/

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Miss Wrong and Mr Right is coming to Bookouture!

Hello there everyone, just taking a quick break out of my writing schedule… Right now I’m cracking on with the fourth Erika Foster novel 🙂

I’m pleased as punch to tell you that my romantic comedy, Miss Wrong and Mr Right is being re-issued by my fabulous publisher, Bookouture. It’s the same novel, no additions or subtractions, but it has a new cover and product description, and it will now be sprinkled with a little Bookstore magic… It will also be available via all retailers, a first for one of my romantic comedies, as well as in paperback and audio.

Miss Wrong and Mr Right was originally self-published in 2015, and went on to hit the top #10 position in the UK Amazon store. It also reached the number one spot in Amazon Australia! I feel like I say this all the time, but it needs to be said as much as possible. THANK YOU to all the wonderful book bloggers and readers who took a chance and read this book and helped to spread the word 🙂

Miss Wrong and Mr Right is inspired by the time I spent living in London as an actor, it also asks the question, Can you have a second chance at first love?

I first met my future husband Ján at a time when I was in another relationship, and he was living in another country. I remember how devastated I felt when I thought I had lost him and missed my chance. Thankfully, the wheels of fate kept turning and our paths crossed a few years later when the time was right. I wanted to explore this in a novel, and Miss Wrong and Mr Right was born. There is also a comedy grandmother, the type of character I love writing too! Anyway, I will stop rambling now. Here is the brand new cover and product description – Rob x

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‘Will have you laughing your head off…an excellent romantic comedy.’ Rachel’s Random Reads

‘This is men,’ said Gran. ‘When they vant you, but you don’t vant them, they stay. But let them know you vant them, they no longer need you, and they go! It’s like that movie, Nanny McPhee.’

Natalie Love has worked hard to have it all. She runs a successful London theatre that’s about to host one of Hollywood’s leading stars, Ryan Harrison. She’s pretty sure she’s found her man in yoga boyfriend Benjamin, despite his annoying habit of saying Namaste! every time he speaks. And her eccentric, glamorous Gran is always on hand to offer sage advice and steaming bowls of goulash.

Life in the bright lights of London has always been Natalie’s escape from her chaotic country family in rural Devon and Jamie, the childhood sweetheart she left at the altar fifteen years ago. Until he turns up at her theatre door…

Jamie is in town producing a West End show and with rivalry suddenly clouding old feelings, this isn’t quite the reunion Natalie was expecting.

Will Benjamin prove to be Natalie’s perfect match? With Ryan turning her head, Natalie is more confused than ever. And what about Jamie – could he be her second chance at first love?

Charming, hilarious and totally unputdownable, Miss Wrong and Mr Right will put a huge smile on your face and keep you guessing who Natalie’s ‘Mr Right’ is until the very last page.

What people are saying about Miss Wrong and Mr Right:

‘I just love Robert Bryndza’s writing. He creates great characters and the funniest situations which could well have you laughing aloud! For all its humour, there is a lot of emotion in this book too…I felt that these were totally believable characters who I’d love to read more about and many of the funny situations could actually happen.’ Portobello Book Blog

‘When it comes to writing about family life and all the palava, Robert does this very well. They feel like real people…He writes great romantic comedy that you want to read again and again.’ Books and Authors UK

I found myself smiling continually…Robert Bryndza brings a wonderful turn of phrase to some of this characters, and Natalie’s Hungarian gran is a real tonic, and one of my favourite characters…some of what she comes out with will have you laughing your head off…an excellent romantic comedy.’  Rachel’s Random Reads

One of my favourite things about Robert’s writing is how he creates these bold, hilarious and massively entertaining characters…When I had Miss Wrong and Mr Right in my bookish hands I was PROPERLEY LAUGHING. His writing is just so funny, yet natural at the same time which I think is all part of its appeal.’  Bookaholic Confessions

‘I really enjoyed Robert Bryndza’s writing style, it was so easy to fall into the story and forget about reality for a bit…thoroughly entertaining, wonderfully well-written and simply great romantic comedy that I can recommend to any chick lit fan looking for their next read; you won’t be disappointed!’ A Spoonful of Happy Endings

Charming, engaging, and clever! This is a really great contemporary romance…a story about friendship, family, self-identity, and happiness. The writing is precise. The plot is smart, flirty, laugh-out-loud funny, and full of spirited hijinks and mishaps. But most remarkable of all is the extraordinary characterization. The characters are unique, quirky, lovable, and the witty banter and dialogue between them is exceptional.’ What’s Better Than Books

The perfect read to bring lightness and laughter into your life.’ By The Letter Book Reviews

You can add Miss Wrong and Mr Right to your Goodreads shelf here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32792767-miss-wrong-and-mr-right

You can pre-order Miss Wrong and Mr Right here: myBook.to/MissWrongandMrRight

PS Stay tuned as the Kobo, iTunes, and paperback editions will be up on pre-order shortly.

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One million Erika Foster books sold!

I’m so proud and excited to announce that the first two Erika Foster novels, The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker have sold over a million copies! I heard from my editor at Bookouture last week, with the precise figure of 1,003,000!

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I never dreamed I would be lucky enough to sell so many copies of my debut crime novel and its sequel. A massive THANK YOU to all my amazing readers, to all of the book bloggers and reviewers who have been instrumental in making this happen, and to the brilliant team at Bookouture!

I’m just in the final stages of editing Dark Water, the third Erika Foster novel, which will be published on October 20th, and there is nothing like hearing you’ve sold a million copies to spur you on to write the best book that you can!

 

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Thanks a million, literally 😉 Rob xxx

 

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Dark Water cover reveal!

Dear Friends,

I’ve had to keep this under wraps for what feels like ages, so I’m THRILLED to reveal the cover and product description for the third novel in my Detective Erika Foster crime thriller series. It’s called Dark Waterand it’s now available to pre-order!

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When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child.

The remains are quickly identified as eleven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago.

As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on.

Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn’t want this case solved. And they’ll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.

From the million-copy bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice and The Night Stalker, comes the third heart-stopping book in the Detective Erika Foster series.

Thank you to everyone who has enjoyed the series so far, and taken the time to get in touch, comment, tweet, facebook and write product reviews! Your wonderful support is never taken for granted, and I love reading your messages. Thank you! I hope you enjoy Dark Water,  as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Rob Bryndza x

Click here to pre-order your copy!

 

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Cover re-reveal! Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding

Hello everyone – it’s time for a cover re-reveal, if that’s the right way to describe it. I say re-reveal as this is the second cover this book has been blessed with.

Lots of you probably know me as a crime thriller author, but before I embraced the darker side of life, I’d written a series of romantic comedy novels.

Now, if you only like reading crime and thriller novels, look away now! Actually don’t look away, as I am so excited to show you the new cover for the second book in my Coco Pinchard series, Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding

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It’s been fun to put my indie author hat on again and work with the brilliant Dan Bramall who has designed and illustrated this cover. As well as this book, he has been responsible for the design of the whole Coco Pinchard series…

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Coco Pinchard’s Big Fat Tipsy Wedding is the second book in the series, but it can also be read as a stand-alone novel… And I’ll say it again, if you’re looking for darkness, murder and serial killers this is NOT the book for you.

If you are, however, looking for a laugh-out-loud, heartwarming feel-good read, then this is the books for you – grab a copy for your beach holiday!

You can download the book for your Kindle, or as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription and in paperback here; myBook.to/CocosTipsyWedding

Rob x

 

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Book news, and an award nomination

I have been meaning to write a blog post for the past few weeks, but life and work seem to have got in the way.

Thank you to everyone who made the launch of The Night Stalker such a big success, and thank you for all of the wonderful messages and reviews you have been sending about the Erika Foster books. I am so pleased you are enjoying the second Erika Foster novel, and I have loved reading each and every one of your messages!

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I am in the middle of writing the third Erika Foster story. I would love to tell you all about it, but I am SWORN to secrecy. All I can reveal is that Erika is once again tasked with solving a complex and mysterious case, and the third book will delve deeper into Erika’s back story and her personal life. I’m expecting it to be published in the autumn, so I will keep you all posted.

I always seem to write the Erika Foster books in opposing seasons. I wrote The Girl in the Ice during a heatwave. The Night Stalker is set during a fictional heatwave, and I wrote it during a blizzard and freezing temperatures. This third book is set in the run up to Christmas, when the cold weather descends, so appropriately I’m writing in the middle of another heat wave!

I’m extremely excited to let you know that The Girl in the Ice is up for Dead Good’s Papercut Award for Best Page Turner at the upcoming Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Festival!

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I heard about the nomination at the end of last week, and was blown away to see I’m nominated alongside some amazing authors including Robert Galbraith and Val McDermid!

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What’s great is that this is a public vote, and you the readers can decide the winner. Winning this would mean so much to me, and it would be great to have your support. If you enjoyed The Girl in the Ice, all you have to do is vote! You can click here to vote now!

Thank you so much, and I will blog again soon with more news.

Rob x

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Publication day news!

I’m thrilled to announce that The Night Stalker is published today!

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I also have very exciting news. I have signed a deal to write four more Erika Foster books with my amazing publisher Bookouture, and the foreign rights for The Girl in the Ice, The Night Stalker and the third Erika Foster book have been sold to thirteen countries around the world.

The Girl In The Ice has sold over 500,000 copies since publication day in February, and The Night Stalker has sold over 60,000 copies on pre-order alone.

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All this couldn’t happen without you, THE BEST readers in the world. THANK YOU!

Rob x

You can read the whole press release below.

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