The Mill River Recluse has sold over 750,000 downloads, and has spent over 35 weeks on the New York Times digital and joint bestseller chart (as the only self-published title on the chart)
It reached number 2 on the chart three weeks running, pipped only by The Help.
Making it one of the bestselling self-published eBooks in the world, ever.
The Mill River Recluse
Published in eBook by Hachette Digital
26th July 2012, £1.99
Due out in Paperback in Dec 2012
Disfigured by the blow of an abusive husband, the widow Mary McAllister has spent almost sixty years secluded in a white marble mansion overlooking the town of Mill River, Vermont. Her links to the outside world are few: the mail, an elderly priest, and a bedroom window with a view of the town below.
Most longtime residents of Mill River consider the marble house and its occupant peculiar, and few of them have ever seen Mary. But three newcomers - a police officer and his daughter and a new schoolteacher - are curious about the reclusive old woman. Only the town priest truly knows the Mill River recluse, and the secret she keeps . . . a secret that, once revealed, will change the town, and the lives of its residents, forever.
In the tradition of Kim Edwards (The Memory Keeper's Daughter, The Lake of Dreams) and Elizabeth Buchan’s Daughters, The Mill River Recluse is a story of triumph over tragedy, one that reminds us of the value of friendship and the mysterious ways that love can come from the most unexpected places.