Bookstat chart: The Silent Patient checks in at the top

Bookstat chart: The Silent Patient checks in at the top

Alex Michaelides' The Silent Patient (Orion) has surged into the Bookstat e-book number one spot for the week ending 23rd May. Though the psychological thriller has been a mainstay in the chart since The Bookseller began running it at the beginning of the year, this is its first week at the top. Sally Rooney's Normal People (Faber) also leapt back up the top 10 to score the runner-up spot.

Psychological thrillers had a strong week across the board, with Sue Watson's The Sister-in-Law (Bookouture), Claire McGowan's The Other Wife (Thomas & Mercer) and Jackie Kabler's The Perfect Couple (One...

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