Publisher Riverhead is tooting its horn over the latest hot news for the runaway hit The Girl on the Train, and why not?
Paula Hawkins’ debut psychological thriller passed the 1 million-copies-sold mark this week, with impressive speed. It’s a phenomenal number for a novel by a previously unknown author.
The sales numbers are “very impressive,” says Carol Fitzgerald, president of the online Book Report Network. “In a sluggish market during a tough winter it’s a clear runaway winner.”
Train, this year’s Gone Girl, is No. 1 on USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list for the third straight week. (The full list will publish on Thursday.) It was a hit from the get-go, landing at No. 2 on Jan. 22. Train first hit No. 1 on Feb. 12, then slid back to No. 2 for one week as Fifty Shades of Grey briefly reigned.