The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell (Raven) won the 2018 WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award, which has been relaunched after a 15 year hiatus. The winner of the £10,000 prize was decided by combined voting from the public and award judges Peter James and Jojo Moyes.
Established in 1992 by WHSmith booksellers, the Thumping Good Read Award celebrates “the most popular books of the year” and was last awarded in 2003. For more information, see the WHSmith blog.
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