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Paula Hawkins’ Thriller Cover Shines on London Landmarks

by | Jun 26, 2024 | News

The cover of the new psychological thriller by Paula Hawkins, author of the bestselling The Girl on the Train, was projected onto several London landmarks on 25 June, including the 99-metre chimney of Tate Modern on the South Bank.

 

The book has an art world setting and concerns a famous sculpture that contains human remains.  The title has already been sold in the US (Mariner), Canada (Doubleday) France (Sonatine), Spain (Planeta), Germany (dtv), Catalan (Columna), Portugal (PRH), Norway (Cappelen Damm) and Finland (Otava).  In the UK it is being published by Doubleday, part of Transworld.

 

Doubleday said: “Last night, as a heat wave hit London, the Tate Modern, The London Planetarium and the National Gallery shimmered blue with a cool piece of artwork, courtesy of the creative team at Transworld.”

 

The jacket copy reads:  ‘When a small bone at the centre of a famous sculpture is revealed to be human, three people become intimately connected by the secrets and lies that put it there.’

 

Transworld added: “It is a masterful novel that recalls the very best of Shirley Jackson and Patricia Highsmith, yet remains quintessentially Paula Hawkins, Paula’s singular fourth thriller cements her place among the very best of our most nuanced, powerful and stylish storytellers.”

 

Hawkins’ 2015 thriller, The Girl on the Train (Transworld) has sold across 51 languages and was a number one global bestseller. Transworld also published Into the Water (2017) and A Slow Fire Burning (2021) which were also global bestsellers. She has sold 3.3 million units for a little over £21m altogether according to Nielsen BookScan.

 

 

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