Rowohlt has gone back to press for the third time since Das Buch der Namen was released (in early December 2006), bringing their total copies in print to 155,00. In mid-January, 2007, the thriller had reached #14 on the best seller lists.
Das Buch der Namen--the German language edition of The Book of Names--was Rowohlt's December, 2006, lead title. With 80,000 copies in print, it became a bestseller, and has fluctuated among the top 100 selling books on Amazon.de and other German online bookstores.
"Compulsively readable." "Convincing characters." "Rapidly moving plot." "Non-stop, nail-biting read." "Fascinating characters." "Intricately plotted." "Relentless and riveting." "Intriguing." "Unforgettable." "Intelligent suspense thriller." "Flawless, erudite and un-put-downable." "The ultimate seductive read."
Wow. Advance praise like that can render a writer wordless.
My writing partner Jill Gregory and I are ecstatic over the initial reviews of our debut thriller, The Book of Names, which St. Martin's Press published in hardcover on January 9, 2007.