The Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month
To be told that your book is 'an outstanding debut... that deserves to win prizes' is invigorating; to have The Sunday Times declare it to (let's hope, here) millions is a shot of adrenaline; to have The Sunday Times also name your novel 'Crime Book of the Month' is leap-tall-buildings-with-a-single-bound stuff. I reviewed books, mostly non-fiction, for years. I never knew how much pleasure a good review of your own work could bring. Thank you, Sunday Times.