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Irish Bestsellers 4th July 2020

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Karin slaughter the silent wife
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This week sees David Walliams returning to no. 1 in the Top 20, with The World’s Worst Parents selling over two thousand copies, the fourth offering in his ‘World’s Worst’ line, all of which have sold incredibly well despite mixed reviews and criticisms. He also manages to nab two other spaces in the Top 20, with a second edition of The World’s Worst Parents at no. 17 and Slime at no. 7.

This week’s featured book is the most recent release from author Karin Slaughter, whose newest book The Silent Wife is at no. 2 in Original Fiction and no. 9 in the Top 20. Slaughter is always popular, having, for example, filled City Hall at last year’s Midsummer Murder One! Whilst author events this year have been sadly curtailed, hopefully Slaughter’s sales won’t suffer similarly. Here’s the blurb:

A No. 1 Sunday Times crime thriller featuring Will Trent and Sara Linton

‘This is Slaughter doing what she does best’ Mail on Sunday

‘As sharp and absorbing as ever’ Guardian

He watches.

A woman runs alone in the woods. She convinces herself she has no reason to be afraid, but she’s wrong. A predator is stalking the women of Grant County. He lingers in the shadows, until the time is just right to snatch his victim.

He waits.

A decade later, the case has been closed. The killer is behind bars. But then another young woman is brutally attacked and left for dead, and the MO is identical.

He takes.

Although the original trail has gone cold – memories have faded, witnesses have disappeared – agent Will Trent and forensic pathologist Sara Linton must re-open the cold case. But the clock is ticking, and the killer is determined to find his perfect silent wife….

Praise for the Number One bestselling author:

‘Passion, intensity, and humanity’ Lee Child
‘I’d follow her anywhere’ Gillian Flynn
‘One of the boldest thriller writers working today’ Tess Gerritsen
‘Her characters, plot, and pacing are unrivalled’ Michael Connelly
‘A writer of extraordinary talents’ Kathy Reichs
‘Fiction doesn’t get any better than this’ Jeffery Deaver
‘A great writer at the peak of her powers’ Peter James
‘Karin Slaughter has – by far – the best name of all of us mystery novelists’ James Patterson
‘With heart and skill Karin Slaughter keeps you hooked from the first page until the last’ Camilla Lackberg
‘It’s big, dark, rich, satisfying, and bloody – like a perfectly cooked steak’ Stuart MacBride

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

Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 4th July 2020

TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp2,212
2Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp1,646
3Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieRandom House Grp1,103
4Room Where It Happened,TheBolton, JohnSimon & Schuster Grp1,089
5Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,083
6Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp1,038
7SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp990
8American DirtCummins, JeanineHeadline Grp886
9Silent Wife,TheSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Grp756
10Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Grp728
11Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Grp700
12Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion Grp683
13SkincareHirons, CarolineHarperCollins Grp674
14JumpMoyles, DaniellaGill Group664
15Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Group593
16Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyBonnier Books UK Publishing Gr560
17World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp516
18Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Grp513
19Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceEddo-Lodge, ReniBloomsbury Grp512
20Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Grp494
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 4th July 2020
Mass Market Fiction

1Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair1,646
2Normal PeopleRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,083
3Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber1,038
4Girl, Woman, OtherEvaristo, BernardinePenguin Books Ltd 728
5Silent Patient,TheMichaelides, AlexOrion (an Imprint of The Orion683
6Beekeeper of Aleppo,TheLefteri, ChristyManilla Press560
7Little Fires EverywhereNg, CelesteLittle, Brown Book Group494
8Narrow Land,TheHickey, Christine DwyerAtlantic Books324
9Nickel Boys,TheWhitehead, ColsonFleet290
10Hunting Party,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers255
Original Fiction

1American DirtCummins, JeanineTinder Press886
2Silent Wife,TheSlaughter, KarinHarperCollins Publishers756
3Our Little CrueltiesNugent, LizPenguin Ireland700
4Guest List,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers513
5Grown UpsKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph456
6LiarPearse, LesleyMichael Joseph391
7Exciting TimesDolan, NaoiseWeidenfeld & Nicolson388
8Fair WarningConnelly, MichaelOrion (an Imprint of The Orion385
9HamnetO’Farrell, MaggieTinder Press377
10Restaurant,TheMeaney, RoisinHachette Books Ireland350
Paperback Non Fiction

1JumpMoyles, DaniellaGill Books664
2Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About RaceEddo-Lodge, ReniBloomsbury Publishing PLC512
3Trisha’s TransformationLewis, TrishaGill Books471
4Arms Crisis of 1970,TheHeney, MichaelHead of Zeus385
5Emotional HealingBarry, HarryOrion Spring345
6Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd272
7Power of Now,TheTolle, EckhartHodder Paperback265
812 Rules for LifePeterson, Jordan B.Penguin Books Ltd 252
9Cocoon With A View,ATaylor, AliceO’Brien Press Ltd249
10EducatedWestover, TaraWindmill Books239
Hardback Non Fiction

1Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press1,103
2Room Where It Happened,TheBolton, JohnSimon & Schuster1,089
3SkincareHirons, CarolineHQ674
4Daly Dish,TheDaly, Gina & Daly, KarolGill Books593
5Secret,TheByrne, RhondaSimon & Schuster Ltd229
6Women Don’t Owe You PrettyGiven, FlorenceCassell217
7Wean in 15Wicks, JoeBluebird201
8What I Know for SureWinfrey, OprahMacmillan199
9Mrs Hinch: The Little Book of Lists
Michael Joseph199
10Pinch of NomFeatherstone, Kay & Allinson, KateBluebird170

1World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins2,212
2SlimeWalliams, DavidHarperCollins990
3World’s Worst Parents,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins516
4Ballad of Songbirds and SnakesCollins, SuzanneScholastic439
5Dog Man: Fetch-22Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.260
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball (Book 14)Kinney, JeffPuffin255
7Seasons of War:Skulduggery PleasantLandy, DerekHarperCollins241
8Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneRowling, J. K.Bloomsbury Publishing PLC225
9Adventures of Dog Man 2: Unleashed,ThePilkey, DavScholastic219
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown (Book 13)Kinney, JeffPuffin218
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