AN ESSEX writer is celebrating after his first novel became a surprise best-seller, more than four years after it was published.
Since it’s release, Paul Ilett’s novel Exposé has sold more than 10,000 copies around the world but an unexpected boost in sales during June pushed it to the top of Amazon’s best seller list.
Exposé, a darkly comical thriller, tells the story of an actor’s revenge on a team of ruthless reporters who work for the world’s most salacious tabloid newspaper, The Daily Ear.
It has five-star reader ratings across Amazon and Goodreads, and even received a glowing review from The Sun newspaper.
Paul, 49, said: “I’ve been very pleased with how Exposé was received, particularly as I’ve been getting messages from readers around the world who’ve enjoyed it.
“It’s not always possible to know exactly why there was a sudden increase in sales but it was very exciting to find Amazon had added “#1 Best Seller” next to it for that week.”
Paul, who lives in Southend-on-Sea, put his writing aside for the past few years to study for a master’s degree but has recently started work on a sequel.
Paul finished: “It’s lovely to be back in the swing of writing again and I hope the next book is received as positively as the first.”