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Irish Bestsellers 26th March 2022

Writing.ie | Magazine | Irish Bestseller Lists
the interview

Welcome back to another week in the charts, where Marian Keyes is dominating the top of the Top 20 with the 25th anniversary edition of Rachel’s Holiday (in at no. 3) and grabbing the no. 1 spot with the sequel, Again, Rachel. Let’s see if this can become as well-loved as its big sister!

In other news, the Children’s chart is still heavily dominated by this year’s World Book Day titles, nearly a month after the big day – hopefully a sign of new young readers learning to enjoy books as much as we do!

This week’s featured book is a new release from Dublin author Gill Perdue. Brand new out just before these charts were compiled, The Interview has gone straight in at no. 14 in the Top 20, and at no. 7 in the Original Fiction Top 10. Here’s the blurb:

‘Thrilling and utterly compulsive’ LIZ NUGENT

A girl covered in blood. A missing man. A cryptic fairy tale.

Detective Laura Shaw seems to have it all: a supportive husband, a happy two-year-old and a great career. She is her team’s top interviewer, brilliant at coaxing victims to open up.

Then, she meets Jenny – a 14-year-old assault victim – and the façade crumbles. Jenny’s stepfather is missing, the blood on her clothes is not her own and Laura can’t interpret the fairy tale she keeps repeating.

But Jenny isn’t the only one with secrets. With every hour that passes, Laura loses more of her grip, grappling with the biggest question of all:

Is every life worth saving?

_____________________

‘Propulsive’ RTÉ GUIDE

‘An incredible read, impossible to put down. Gill Perdue is a fresh, assured new voice in Irish crime writing’ ANDREA MARA

‘Daringly dark and packs a huge emotional punch – an exceptional crime debut that lingers in the memory long after the last page’ CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD

‘Great, great, great – I am giving it a lot of love…read this one!’ RYAN TUBRIDY

‘Incredible storytelling’ ARLENE HUNT

‘Haunting and hypnotic’ PATRICIA GIBNEY

‘An intense, emotional and utterly compelling narrative’ JAKE ARNOTT

And now this week’s charts, with the Top 20 followed by the Top 10.

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th March 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp2,952
2Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp1,484
3Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp925
4It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp920
5Unspoken:A Father’s Wartime Escape. A Son’s Family DiscoveredMcGrath, TomGill Group875
6Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp869
7Match,TheCoben, HarlanRandom House Grp723
8Deadly! Irish History: Fun with the Celts and the Vikings!Farrelly, JohnO’Brien Press Grp622
9Letter Home,TheEnglish, RachaelHachette Books Ireland Grp597
10Run Rose RunParton, Dolly & Patterson, JamesRandom House Grp583
11The Wizard and Me: More Misadventures of Bubbles the Guinea PigFarnaby, SimonHachette Children’s Grp578
12Maid,TheProse, NitaHarperCollins Grp577
13Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp571
14Interview,ThePerdue, GillPenguin Grp516
15Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Grp513
16Last Word,The:World Book Day 2022Bailey Smith, BenBloomsbury Grp507
17Hey Duggee: The World Book Day Badge:A World Book Day 2022 MINI BOOKPenguin Grp501
18French BraidTyler, AnneRandom House Grp493
19Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineHarperCollins Grp493
20Dinosaur Roar and Friends! : World Book Day 2022Curtis, Peter & Willis, JeannePan Macmillan Grp491
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 26th March 2022
Mass Market Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Rachel’s HolidayKeyes, MarianPenguin Books Ltd 925
2It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd920
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair869
4Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd571
5VerityHoover, ColleenSphere404
6Three Weddings and a ProposalO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review390
7Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd365
8Magician,TheTóibín, ColmPenguin Books Ltd 348
9Klara and the SunIshiguro, KazuoFaber & Faber310
10Love Hypothesis,TheHazelwood, AliSphere294
Original Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph2,952
2Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers1,484
3Match,TheCoben, HarlanCentury723
4Letter Home,TheEnglish, RachaelHachette Books Ireland597
5Run Rose RunParton, Dolly & Patterson, JamesCentury583
6Maid,TheProse, NitaHarperCollins Publishers577
7Interview,ThePerdue, GillSandycove516
8French BraidTyler, AnneChatto & Windus493
9Breaking PointCoffey, EdelSphere397
10Twelve SecretsGold, RobertSphere357
Paperback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Unspoken:A Father’s Wartime Escape. A Son’s Family DiscoveredMcGrath, TomGill Books875
2Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books513
3Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins493
4Vitality Mark,TheRowe, MarkGill Books417
5Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd302
6Philadelphia, Here I ComeFriel, BrianFaber And Faber Plays300
7Lick and a Promise,AMay, ImeldaFaber Music272
8Your One Wild and Precious LifeGaffney, MaureenPenguin Life247
9How to Make Your Money Work:Decide what you want, plan to get thereMcGee, EoinGill Books243
10Age Proof:The New Science of Living a Longer and Healthier Life Kenny, Professor Rose AnneBlink Publishing228
Hardback Non Fiction
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph464
2Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press334
3Feel Good Food:Over 100 Healthy Family RecipesWicks, JoeHQ269
4Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph196
5We Don’t Know Ourselves:A Personal History of Ireland Since 1958O’Toole, FintanHead of Zeus185
6Fitwaffle’s Baking It EasyHead, Eloise & FitwaffleEbury Press174
7Burning the Big HouseDooley, TerenceYale University Press120
8Atlas of the HeartBrown, BrenéVermilion113
9Thirty-Two Words for Field:Lost Words of the Irish LandscapeMagan, ManchánGill Books112
10TasteTucci, StanleyFig Tree100
Childrens
TitleAuthorImprintSales
1Deadly! Irish History: Fun with the Celts and the Vikings!Farrelly, JohnO’Brien Press Ltd622
2The Wizard and Me: More Misadventures of Bubbles the Guinea PigFarnaby, SimonHodder Children’s Books578
3Last Word,The:World Book Day 2022Bailey Smith, BenBloomsbury Childrens Books507
4Hey Duggee: The World Book Day Badge:A World Book Day 2022 MINI BOOKBBC Children’s Books501
5Dinosaur Roar and Friends! : World Book Day 2022Curtis, Peter & Willis, JeanneMacmillan Children’s Books491
6Jemima the Pig and the 127 Acorns:World Book Day 2022Morpurgo, MichaelHarperCollins440
7Think Like a Boss: Discover the skills that turn great ideas into CASHSirdeshpande, RashmiWren & Rook368
8My Very Very Very Very Very Very Very Silly Book of True or FalseLucas, MattFarshore363
9Rocket Rules:A World Book Day 2022 Mini BookBryon, NathanPuffin333
10Peak Peril: World Book Day 2022:A High-Rise MysteryJackson, SharnaKnights Of Media325
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