The sales figures are in for the first week of If I Die Before I Wake being on the shelves and I’m thrilled to say that it went straight in at number 18 on the hardback fiction chart… making it a top 20 bestseller!
More than 1,400 hardbacks were sold – a fact that I am still trying to get my head around. Thank you, if you were one of the people who bought it.
There was also a lovely review in the Daily Mail at the end of last week. Christena Appleyard said: “The author conveys a real sense of the true horror of being locked inside a body that won’t move with a brain that still works. And she persuades us to stay with the story to its strangely exhilarating conclusion.”
Meanwhile, on Amazon, we hit the 100 review mark – I am so grateful to everyone who has spared the time to post one. The ratings on there are averaging at 4.5 stars, too, which is wonderful.
I was interviewed on Made in Bristol last week, too – a short piece which went out across its eight other UK sister channels as well.