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 22 languages. The second novel in the series, The Nowhere Man, was published in 2017 and became a national bestseller as well as a #1 bestseller in the UK and New Zealand, in addition to garnering outstanding reviews: “Brilliant” (Booklist, starred review); “engaging, sympathetic . . . above the pack” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), “surpasses the expectations created by its predecessor” (BookReporter). The third novel in the Evan Smoak series, Hellbent was published in the US by Minotaur. It was a Sunday Times, Publishers Weekly, USA Today, iTunes, and Audible bestseller and named a Best New Mystery by Barnes & Noble, a Most Anticipated Book of 2018 by iTunes, and a Must-Read Thriller by The Real Book Spy.
In 2016, 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 is nominated for 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).