Breakthrough crime novel wins over the public and claims the eBooks by Sainsbury’s title.
Lesley Thomson’s fast-paced crime thriller The Detective’s Daughter has been voted eBook of the year following eBooks by Sainsbury’s month long quest to reveal UK book-lovers’ top digital read for 2013.
Running throughout December 2013, the public was asked to select its favourite eBook from a long list of 150 titles designed to represent the breadth and diversity of British book publishing, covering genres from sci-fi to literary fiction from biographies to thrillers.
Sussex-based novelist Lesley Thomson’s The Detective’s Daughter, which tells the story of a neglected daughter who takes on the murder case that her workaholic detective father spent his life trying, and failing, to solve, surpassed bestselling authors and successful titles to win the coveted award.
Tim Lennox, Managing Director at eBooks by Sainsbury’s commented: “The result of the first eBooks by Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year is both wonderful and refreshing, suggesting that eBooks have opened up a whole new world for readers and authors alike. We certainly saw this with Lesley Thomson’s The Detective’s Daughter, which enjoyed enormous success as an eBook in 2013, keeping a few well-known names off the top of the bestseller lists in the process.
“We’ve always thought that the convenience and portability of the eBook format played a powerful role in persuading readers to try something new. The fact Thomson’s breakthrough book won out against stiff competition from literary heavyweights certainly seems to bear this out. We’re delighted to award the first eBooks by Sainsbury’s eBook of the Year Award to Lesley Thomson, and look forward to more readers discovering new voices and favourite reads on eBooks by Sainsbury’s in 2014.”
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