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Irish Bestsellers 4th June 2022

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last to disappear

Welcome back to another week in the charts. There is very little movement in the charts at the moment – Walliams continues to be near the top with The World’s Worst Pets, just behind Louise O’Neill’s Idol. There are no new releases in the bestsellers lists either; this is definitely the summer lull.

This week’s featured book is the most recent release from a regular bestselling author, Jo Spain. The Last To Disappear (what a great title!) went straight into the Top 20 two days after release (at no. 11) and hasn’t been out of the Top 10 since then. Here’s the blurb:


‘Utterly ingenious’
 Liz Nugent

‘Tense and atmospheric’ Catherine Cooper

‘Unforgettable!’ Allie Reynolds

‘Compelling’ Sarah Pearse

‘A breathless, tense thriller’ B. P. Walter


A luxury resort. Three missing women. One body.

When young London professional Alex Evans is informed that his sister’s body has been pulled from an icy lake in Northern Lapland, he assumes his irresponsible sister accidentally drowned. He travels to the wealthy winter resort where Vicky worked as a tour-guide and meets Agatha Koskinen, the detective in charge. Agatha is a no-nonsense single mother of three who already thinks there’s more to Vicky’s case than meets the eye.

As the two form an unlikely alliance, Alex also begins to suspect the small town where his sister lived and died is harbouring secrets. It’s not long before he learns that three other women have gone missing from the area in the past and that his sister may have left him a message.

On the surface, Koppe, Lapland is a winter wonderland. But in this remote, frozen place, death seems only ever a heartbeat away.



‘A real page-turner’ 
Steve Cavanagh

‘Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain’
 Adrian McKinty

‘Intense, clever writing, packed with twists and turns’
 Dervla McTiernan

And now this week’s charts; as always, 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 June 2022
TitleAuthorPublisher GroupSales
1IdolO’Neill, LouiseTransworld Grp1,235
2World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins Grp1,041
3Heartstopper Volume 1Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp950
4It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Grp917
5Mother’s Heart,AHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Grp826
6Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp814
7Again, RachelKeyes, MarianPenguin Grp753
8Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaPan Macmillan Grp716
9Last to Disappear,TheSpain, JoQuercus Grp686
10Heartstopper Volume 3Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp672
11Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Grp660
12Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaLittle, Brown Book Grp571
13ManifestNafousi, RoxiePenguin Grp541
14Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3Pilkey, DavScholastic Ltd. Grp518
15Aisling and the CityMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Group506
16Man Who Died Twice,The:(The Thursday Murder Club 2)Osman, RichardPenguin Grp498
17Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieTransworld Grp497
18Art of Losing,TheZeniter, AlicePan Macmillan Grp495
19Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber Grp477
20Heartstopper Volume 4Oseman, AliceHachette Children’s Grp473
Data Supplied by Nielsen BookScan taken from the Irish Consumer Market week ending 4th June 2022
Mass Market Fiction
1It Ends With UsHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd917
2Seven Husbands of Evelyn HugoReid, Taylor JenkinsSimon & Schuster Ltd660
3Where the Crawdads SingOwens, DeliaCorsair571
4Aisling and the CityMcLysaght, Emer & Breen, SarahGill Books506
5Man Who Died Twice,The:(The Thursday Murder Club 2)Osman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 498
6Art of Losing,TheZeniter, AlicePicador495
7Conversations with FriendsRooney, SallyFaber & Faber477
8Ugly LoveHoover, ColleenSimon & Schuster Ltd434
9VerityHoover, ColleenSphere361
10Thursday Murder Club,The:(The Thursday Murder Club 1)Osman, RichardPenguin Books Ltd 351
Original Fiction
1IdolO’Neill, LouiseBantam Press1,235
2Mother’s Heart,AHarrington, CarmelHarperCollins Publishers826
3Again, RachelKeyes, MarianMichael Joseph753
4Murders at Fleat House,TheRiley, LucindaMacmillan716
5Last to Disappear,TheSpain, JoQuercus Publishing Plc686
6Lessons in ChemistryGarmus, BonnieDoubleday497
7Ruth & PenPine, EmilieHamish Hamilton470
8BrouhahaO’Hanlon, ArdalHarperCollinsIreland452
9What Eden Did NextO’Flanagan, SheilaHeadline Review396
10Paris Apartment,TheFoley, LucyHarperCollins Publishers342
Paperback Non Fiction
1Good Vibes, Good LifeKing, VexHay House UK Ltd386
2Atomic HabitsClear, JamesRandom House Business Books371
3Great Hatred:The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MPMcGreevy, RonanFaber & Faber296
4Journey’s End:The Truth about Heaven and HellKeane, ColmCapel Island267
5Game,The:ACoakley, TadhgMerrion Press263
6Freezing OrderBrowder, BillSimon & Schuster Ltd223
7Putin’s People:How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the WestBelton, CatherineWilliam Collins220
8What Every Woman Needs to Know About Her Gut:The FLAT GUT Diet PlanRyan, Barbara & McGowan, ElaineSheldon Press215
9Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph199
10Power of Geography,The:Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our WorldMarshall, TimElliott & Thompson186
Hardback Non Fiction
1ManifestNafousi, RoxieMichael Joseph541
2Gardening TogetherGavin, Diarmuid & Smyth, PaulGill Books332
3Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse,TheMackesy, CharlieEbury Press238
4Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before?Smith, Dr JulieMichael Joseph134
5Russia:Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921Beevor, AntonyWeidenfeld & Nicolson116
6Joyrider:How gratitude can help you get the life you really wantScanlon, AngelaVermilion105
7Pocket History of Ireland,AMcCullough, JosephGill & Macmillan98
8Dainty Dress DiariesCarton, CatherineO’Brien Press Ltd88
9Burning the Big HouseDooley, TerenceYale University Press84
10Lili’s Family FavouritesForberg, LiliO’Brien Press Ltd84
1World’s Worst Pets,TheWalliams, DavidHarperCollins1,041
2Heartstopper Volume 1Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books950
3Heartstopper Volume 2Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books814
4Heartstopper Volume 3Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books672
5Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3Pilkey, DavScholastic U.S.518
6Heartstopper Volume 4Oseman, AliceHodder Children’s Books473
7SolitaireOseman, AliceHarperCollinsChildren’sBooks467
8Nick and Charlie:A Heartstopper novellaOseman, AliceHarperCollins442
9Going to School:First ExperiencesCivardi, AnneUsborne Publishing Ltd.357
10Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot (Book 16)Kinney, JeffPuffin264
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