New York Times bestseller Gregg Hurwitz’s Orphan X, the first book in the Evan Smoak series, became an instant international bestseller upon publication in 2016 and was one of the most acclaimed thrillers of the year. It was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon and Audible, a Best Book of the Year So Far by iBooks, an Indie Next Great Read by the American Booksellers Association, and was a category winner on the American Library Association’s 2017 Reading List. It has been published in 24 languages. The successive novels in the series, The Nowhere Man and Hellbent, hit #1 spots on UK and New Zealand bestseller lists and also landed on the Publishers Weekly, USA Today, iTunes, and Audible bestseller lists in the US. In January 2019, Minotaur published the fourth book in the series, Out of the Dark, which became an instant bestseller on the New York Times hardcover list and combined print and e-book list. In their review, The Associated Press declared, “It’s only the end of January, but this novel will be remembered as one of the best thrillers of the year.”
Tor Teen published Gregg’s first novel for young adults: The Rains, which has been hailed by Kirkus as a “fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping story” that “science-fiction fans won’t want to miss” and Booklist declares that readers “will rejoice” over this “suspenseful series starter” that is also a “tense, disturbing tale” (Publishers Weekly). It won a 2018 Thriller Award by International Thriller Writers for Best Young Adult Novel. Last Chance, the second novel in the series, has been published by Tor Teen.
Gregg’s previous novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, including two Best Novel nominations from the International Thriller Writers Association for The Survivor and The Crime Writer. The Crime Writer was also a finalist for the British Crime Writers Association’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Novel. (Published in the UK under the title I See You).