Bookouture re-sign psychological thriller writers Lynes and Clarke

We’re super excited today to share the news that we have re-signed contracts with two of your favourite psychological thriller writers SE Lynes and Wendy Clarke. 

Jenny Geras, Publisher, has acquired World English rights to three more novels by S.E. Lynes from Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates.

Susie is the author of MotherThe Pact, The Proposal and The Women, all of which have been Kindle UK top 100 bestsellers, as well as Valentina, which was originally published by Blackbird Digital Books.

The first book in the new contract will publish in December 2019, and will be in a new area for Lynes, and two more psychological thrillers will follow in 2020.

Jenny Geras said,

I’m delighted to be publishing three more books from Susie – and especially right now, with The Women doing so well, and getting some of the most incredible reader reviews I have ever seen. I know that Susie’s many fans will be thrilled to hear that there are three more books coming!

S.E. Lynes said,

I absolutely love working with this dynamic, brilliant and hugely supportive team, am busy writing at this very moment and cannot wait to share some more dark and twisty tales with my amazing and lovely readers. Massive love and thanks to my publisher and to all the readers who have supported me through the last five novels. I hope you enjoy the next three every bit as much.

Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two more psychological thrillers from Flash500 Novel Competition winner and kindle bestseller Wendy Clarke, whose debut What She Saw raced into the Kindle top 100 in May. Both will publish in 2020.

Jennifer said,

Wendy is an extraordinary author: her reviews are outstanding, she has an incredible flair for building tension and her books get better and better. I know I’m not the only person thrilled she’s writing more for Bookouture, with readers completely compelled by her first thriller and just as desperate for more.

Wendy added,

It’s been an absolute pleasure writing for Bookouture, especially as it’s allowed me to work with my very lovely and talented editor, Jennifer Hunt. To be given the opportunity to write two more books for this dynamic and supportive publisher is a dream come true.

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Bookouture sign three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James

We are thrilled to announce a three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner acquired World English rights from Al Guthrie at The North Agency to three books in a new US-set crime series. The first book will publish in January 2020, with two more books in the same series following later in the year.

Helen said,

I’m absolutely thrilled to have Ed James join Bookouture. Ed is an author I have always wanted to publish, so to get the opportunity to work on a new series with him is something quite special.

I knew from the moment I started reading the manuscript that I had to publish this book. In true Ed-style he has written a fast-paced, twisty crime thriller that had me unable to put the manuscript down until I had read the very last word. Ed is a master storyteller and is brimming with ideas for the rest of the series. I look forward to publishing the first one early next year.

Ed said,

I’ve been blown away by the success Bookouture has achieved with their authors over the past few years and I’m honoured and privileged to be joining their list.

My new series focuses on the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment unit based in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with action, suspense, twists and every parent’s worst fear – the abduction of their child.

I’m excited to be working with Helen Jenner and her team, and I’m grateful of the opportunity to bring something fresh to my readers and hopefully legions of new ones.

Al Guthrie said:

I’ve been a firm admirer of Bookouture’s smart and innovative publishing for a long time. It’s the perfect home for Ed James’s new series and we’re very much looking forward to bringing his terrific work to the attention of as many readers as possible on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Bookouture sign Audible bestselling author Alex Callister

In even more exciting news this week, we are delighted to share that Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World English rights for two books from Ben Clark at The Soho Agency by Audible bestselling author Alex Callister.

Alex Callister’s debut novel Winter Dark is Audible’s 2019 Thriller of the Year and will be published by Bookouture in ebook and paperback in January 2020. The sequel to Winter DarkWinter Rising – will follow later that spring.

Alex Callister said,

I am delighted to be working with Kathryn who has loved Winter from the start and am looking forward to bringing Winter to a wider global audience with Bookouture.

Kathryn Taussig said,

I first read Winter’s story when it was in its early stages, and it has stuck in my mind ever sense. Winter Dark has so many grippingly suspenseful moments, but it also has complex and genuine characters you completely fall in love with. Winter is an absolute powerhouse – you want to follow her to the ends of the earth!

Alex Callister has spent her career in the city charting the rise of the internet and is fascinated by the dark web and its potential to facilitate crime. An action movie fan, her books are full of cult references. Her kick-ass heroine, Winter, was inspired by Bond, Bourne, John Wick, Vin Diesel, Jack Reacher and many others.

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Bookouture acquire two crime thriller novels from Dana Perry

We’re so excited today to share the news that we’ll be bringing you a new crime thriller series from Dana Perry.

Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World rights in two crime thriller novels by American author Dana Perry from Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates. The beginning of a new series, the first book will publish in November 2019, followed by a second in March 2020.

The story follows Manhattan-based crime reporter Jessie Tucker, who is investigating the murder of a young woman in Central Park. When the police gun down a suspect early on, it seems the case might die with him… even though the evidence points to a violent repeat offender still at large. Suddenly, it’s up to Jessie to track down the real killer before he finds his next victim.

Dana Perry said,

I love stories about the media, which is why I wrote my debut novel about a young woman newspaper reporter named Jessie Tucker who shockingly discovers that nothing about her own life is what it seems to be. And I’m delighted to be working with the terrific team at Bookouture on this – plus more Jessie Tucker to come in the very near future.

Kathryn Taussig said

I found Dana Perry’s debut novel unbelievably gripping – unputdownable and compelling until the last page. I think readers are going to love Jessie Tucker as much as I did, and the atmospheric New York setting is just the icing on the cake!

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Gregg Olsen, the Number One New York Times and Amazon bestselling author, signs with Bookouture

We are totally thrilled to announce that Gregg Olsen, the Number One New York Times and Amazon bestselling author has signed with Bookouture.

Publisher, Claire Bord has acquired World All Language rights for three books in a new crime thriller series by Gregg Olsen featuring detective Rylee Cassidy, from Susan Raihofer at the David Black Literary Agency. Gregg’s signing marks the current expansion of Bookouture’s US-focussed publishing which has already launched USA Today bestselling authors Lisa Regan and D.K. Hood.

Claire Bord said,

An award-winning author, Gregg has amassed an incredible following for both his fiction and non-fiction. The thread that runs through all his work is his ability to give readers an insight into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances. We are very excited to be working with Gregg on his new detective series and expanding his readership even further.

Gregg said,

I’ve long been intrigued by the concept of publishing a series in rapid-fire sequence. Bookouture and my protagonist Rylee Cassidy are the perfect partners to take my readers on a relentlessly thrilling journey in short order. I’m very excited to work with Claire and her team.

The first book in the series will launch in November 2019 with the second book due for release in Spring 2020.

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Lauren Westwood moves to Bookouture

We are delighted to share the fabulous news that Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired two gripping women’s fiction novels by Lauren Westwood, previously published by Aria. The deal for World English rights was made via Anna Power at Johnson & Alcock.

The first novel, out in Autumn 2019, is a dark and emotional story about the fractured relationship between a mother and her daughter. As Skye Turner is forced to return to her isolated cliff-edge village to care for her mother, she faces a devastating lie about the twin sister she lost the day she left and all the small town residents that have been complicit in covering it up.

Jennifer said,

Lauren is an incredibly compelling storyteller, I have long admired her complex characters and clever plots and these books are addictive page-turners. She’s taken everything she knows about strong characters and atmospheric settings and added something a little bit darker, upping the tension and suspense and creating her most captivating novels to date.

Lauren added,

I am very grateful for this opportunity to take my career to the next level and reach a wider audience for my books. I look forward to this new collaboration and hope that readers enjoy the darker edge to my work.

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Bookouture sign new police procedural novel from Carol Wyer

We are delighted to share the fabulous news that Bookouture have signed a new police procedural novel from Kindle top 5 bestseller Carol Wyer.  

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith acquired World All Language rights from Amy Tannenbaum at Jane Rotrosen Agency.

Vassar-Smith said,

Carol is my dream author – the creator of unputdownable, addictive, rollercoaster police procedurals.  She has her readers hooked in a heartbeat and is delightful to work with – I am so proud and thrilled to be working with her.

Wyer said,

I am absolutely elated to be working with Lydia Vassar-Smith whose enthusiasm is infectious and whose advice always sound. I feel honoured to be part of such a dynamic team at Bookouture and am looking forward to starting work on this new venture. As a result of having limited mobility due to declining health, writing has become my source of pleasure and my raison d’être. Changing genres to write police procedurals was one of the best decisions I made. I get an enormous thrill from researching, especially the forensic details, and in thinking up those all-important twists.

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Bookouture sign three cozy mysteries from Helena Dixon

We are delighted to share the news that Publishing Executive Emily Gowers has acquired world rights in three cozy mysteries from the Kate Nash Literary Agency by author Helena Dixon. The first – Murder at the Dolphin Hotel will publish in December 2019 and books 2 and 3 will follow in 2020.

Set on the English Riviera in the 1930s, the first novel features amateur sleuth Jenna Underhay on the hunt for a stolen ruby. But there’s another person out there looking for the jewel, and they will stop at nothing – even murder – to get their hands on it. The books are classic page-turning whodunnits, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Jacqueline Winspear and T. E. Kinsey.

Emily said,

I am so thrilled to be welcoming Helena to Bookouture! In Murder at the Dolphin Hotel, she has created a pitch perfect murder mystery. Our intrepid heroine, Jenna, is such a delight to read, and her dauntless pursuit of a murderer – aided by the inscrutable Captain Matthew Bryant – had me captivated from the first page. I know readers will become as invested as I am in Jenna’s story, and I can’t wait to publish this brilliant novel.

Helena added,

I’m delighted to be working with Emily and Bookouture to bring Jenna and Matthew and their adventures to readers. I hope everyone will love them as much as I do. They couldn’t have found a better publishing home.

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Bookouture re-sign three of your favourite thriller authors

WE’RE SO VERY EXCITED to share news about re-signing three of your favourite thriller authors.

Lydia Vassar-Smith, Associate Publisher, has acquired two new thrillers from eBook bestseller Jess Ryder in a deal for World English Language rights including audio with Rowan Lawton of Furniss Lawton.

Ryder’s Kindle top 5 success The Ex Wife was a huge hit for Bookouture selling 150,000 copies to date and featuring as one of Audible’s best-selling audio books of the year.

Lydia Vassar-Smith said,

Jess Ryder is an author like no other, an incredible plotter and creator of vividly real characters in darkly domestic settings. We are delighted to continue publishing her.

Jess Ryder said,

What an amazing journey this is turning out to be. Huge thanks to Bookouture for re-commissioning me and for being such an intelligent and supportive publisher.

Publisher Jenny Geras has acquired two new psychological thrillers by Victoria Jenkins from Anne Williams at the Kate Hordern Literary Agency. Jenkins is the author of the bestselling Detectives King and Lane series, and her first standalone psychological thriller THE DIVORCE will be publishing this June. The first book in the new contract will follow in December 2019, and the next in June 2020.
Jenny Geras said,

I’m absolutely delighted to have two more books coming from Victoria. The King and Lane series has thrilled and gripped thousands of readers and I know that Victoria’s psychological thrillers will do just the same thing this year.

Victoria Jenkins said,

I am thrilled to be continuing to work with Jenny and with Bookouture. King and Lane have had a great response from readers and I am excited to be working on something new and different that I hope will be just as popular.

And Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired World All Language rights including audio, film and TV for two brand new psychological thrillers by bestselling author Alison James.

Natasha said,

Alison James burst onto the scene as an exciting new voice in crime thriller books last year. She already has three cracking police procedural novels under her belt, featuring maverick Detective Rachel Prince, and was nominated for The McIlvanney Prize in 2018. I’m incredibly thrilled to be publishing two new psychological fiction novels by Alison James. She’s an inspiration to work with and her writing is slick, pacey with shocker twists. Readers are guaranteed to be gripped by these books!

Alison said,

I’m excited to be taking my writing in a fresh direction in 2019, and delighted to be supported in this by Bookouture, who I know will do a brilliant job with the new thrillers.

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Bookouture re-sign million-copy bestseller Patricia Gibney

We are SUPER EXCITED to announce that ebook sensation Patricia Gibney has signed with Bookouture for two more police procedurals starring troubled detective Lottie Parker.

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar-Smith acquired World English Language rights from Ger Nichol at The Book Bureau.

Vassar Smith said,

This new contract will mark Patricia’s 9th book with Bookouture. In just under two years she has achieved an incredible amount: sales of well over 1 million copies, a paperback top-5 hit in Ireland and a devoted army of fans, desperate to see what Lottie Parker does next. Patricia’s writing is raw and powerful with killers that you never forget and a detective you really root for. I’m so happy that she is staying with Bookouture – we can’t wait to push her to the next level.

Patricia Gibney said,

I am delighted to have the opportunity to write more Detective Lottie Parker novels for Bookouture. It has been an exciting writing process so far and I look forward to continuing to work with my editor Lydia Vassar-Smith and the team at Bookouture. I would like to thank my agent Ger Nichol and my readers for their continued support.

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Bookouture signs TV presenter and author Julia Roberts

We are SO EXCITED today to share that Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has acquired world rights for three books in a new detective series from TV presenter and author Julia Roberts.

The first book will publish in July 2019, with book two following in November 2019 and book three in April 2020.

Abigail said of the announcement,

I’m so excited to work with Julia on these books. As soon as I started reading her submission I was completely swept up in the writing, and with a twist-filled plot and compelling characters, I just know readers are going to love it too! Fans of Cara Hunter and Rachel Abbott will not want to miss this new series!

Julia said,

There is nothing more rewarding for a writer than a positive reaction when someone reads your work but when that reaction is from a commissioning editor with a publishing company you hold in high regard, it is doubly satisfying.

I’m delighted to have joined the Bookouture team and am really looking forward to working with Abigail Fenton whose enthusiasm for my writing is truly inspiring. I can’t wait to get started on book two in this series.

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Exciting news! More thrillers on the way from Kovach and Hood

WE ARE SO excited to be sharing news of the re-signing of two of your favourite thriller authors.  

Following the success of The Next Girl, Commissioning Editor, Helen Jenner, has signed a new deal with crime author, Carla Kovach. Three books in the Gina Harte series will publish in 2019 and 2020.

Helen says,

I am so excited to be working with Carla Kovach again. Her first two books have been so well received, particularly The Next Girl, which sat at the top of the UK iBooks charts for five weeks. And that really is testament to the world Carla has created for Detective Gina Harte. A clever mix of police procedural and psychological thriller, Carla’s books are tightly plotted with brilliantly shocking twists.

Carla says

I’m absolutely thrilled to receive a further three book deal with Bookouture! The past year has been one of the most amazing years of my life and I’m keen to get writing another three crime novels. It’s a total pleasure working with my fantastic editor, Helen, and the Bookouture publishing team. A big thank you to everyone who has bought my books, spread the word and supported me on this wonderful journey.

And in even more great news, Helen has also signed a new three book deal with D.K. Hood. Set in the dangerous fictional town of Black Rock Falls, all three books will continue the Kane and Alton series, with books scheduled for 2019 and 2020.

Helen says

Working with D.K. Hood is an absolute pleasure so I’m delighted to have signed a new deal with her. D.K.’s books are so brilliantly written and I can see from the reader reviews how beloved her two main characters are. Throw into the mix a fantastically dark and twisted town such as Black Rock Falls and I can see why reader love this series so much.

D.K. Hood says:

I’m thrilled to have signed another contract for more crime stories. Working with Helen and the Bookouture team is a dream come true. To be guided by wonderful people who really care is truly amazing.

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Bookouture sign new detective series from M. M. Chouinard

We are so very excited to share that Publishing Executive Leodora Darlington has acquired world rights for three books in a new detective series from M. M. Chouinard, a research psychologist with a PhD from Stanford.

M. Chouinard’s first book is an absolutely unputdownable crime thriller with psychological suspense that sees the newly-promoted Detective Jo Fournier grapple with the responsibilities of her new position while trying to piece together her most difficult and dangerous case yet. The first title in the series will publish in May 2019, with book two following in September 2019 and book three in January 2020.

Leodora said of the announcement,

We’re exceptionally excited to be adding Michelle to our list of Bookouture authors. She has brought us a blinding new crime series with huge potential, and has used her specialist knowledge to provide us with richly complex and chilling characters. Her writing will have you reading her books in one sitting and sleeping with the lights on when you’re done! I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with this series and the lead character of Detective Jo Fournier as much as I have. Gripping, twisty and unputdownable—this is simply a series you won’t want to miss!

Michelle said of the announcement,

I’m beyond excited to be part of the Bookouture team! I know Leodora’s passion and skill will help make my novels the best they can be, and with so much talent at every level, the series couldn’t have a better home. I’m honoured and proud to be counted among the amazing authors here, and can’t wait for the world to meet Jo Fournier!

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Bookouture sign award-winning author and criminologist Jennifer Chase

We’re so very excited to share that Commissioning Editor Abigail Fenton has acquired world rights for three books in a new US detective series from award-winning author and criminologist Jennifer Chase.

The first book will publish in May 2019, with book two following in September 2019 and book three in January 2020.

Abigail said of the announcement,

I’m beyond thrilled to be welcoming Jennifer to the Bookouture list. I’ve been waiting for the perfect crime series for a while, and Jennifer has come up with a detective who bursts to life on the first page, as well as a plot full of twists and surprises. As a criminologist, Jennifer’s writing is authentic and packed with the kind of detail that will both shock and enthrall crime fans everywhere. I can’t wait to share these books with the world!

Jennifer said,

I am so excited to be one of the new writers for Bookouture! Every writer dreams of this wonderful opportunity. When I initially talked with Abigail, she was so enthusiastic about my work. I know that I’m in good hands with Abigail and the entire Bookouture team.

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K.L. Slater hits one million copies

We are thrilled to announce that over one million copies of K.L. Slater’s novels have been sold since her debut thriller SAFE WITH ME was published in November 2016.

Following Bookouture’s acquisition by Hachette in 2017, Slater is also published by print partners Sphere in the UK and Grand Central Publishing in the US.

K.L. Slater has published six thrillers with Bookouture, all of them Kindle chart bestsellers in the US and the UK. Her seventh novel, CLOSER, is out next month.

K.L. Slater said,

I was quietly optimistic when I joined Bookouture in 2016, fully prepared to work hard to fulfil my lifelong goal of becoming a full-time writer and to make the most of the amazing chance to work with such a dynamic publisher. But never, in my wildest dreams, could I have anticipated selling a million copies of my books. I feel truly grateful to my fantastic readers, my brilliant editor and the whole Bookouture team.

Associate Publisher Lydia Vassar Smith said,

Kim has achieved an incredible milestone in a very short time and it couldn’t have happened to a more deserving author. With each deliciously dark thriller she gets better and better, pulling in one five-star review after another. For me, publishing her is a thoroughly enjoyable adventure, she’s an ideas machine and a dream to edit and publish. I feel very lucky to work with her.

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Remarkable rags-to-riches tale for Black Country author who never thought she’d write again, as she sells three million copies of the Kim Stone detective series.

We are uber excited to share amazing news with you today.  

Angela Marsons’ crime detective series has surpassed three million sales in just over three years. A global phenomenon, the Detective Kim Stone series has been translated into twenty-six different languages worldwide, hitting the Kindle UK number one spot five times and selling over three million copies around the world.

Publisher, Claire Bord commented,

This is an incredible milestone for Angela and the Kim Stone series. To achieve this level of sales in such a short space of time is astonishing. Angela has a huge and growing fan-base of readers worldwide, with the Kim Stone titles featuring on bestseller lists in the US, Canada, Australia, France and Italy to name but a few. Seeing book nine in the series, Fatal Promise, rocket to the Kindle UK no.1 spot on pre-orders alone is a testament to her loyal readership and how invested readers are in Detective Kim Stone.

Angela Marsons said,

Never could I have imagined the Kim Stone series reaching three million sales. I still pinch myself every day that I get to do something I love and call it work. I am grateful to all the fabulous readers who have taken Kim Stone into their hearts and to the brilliant Bookouture team for trusting in both me and my stories.

Book nine in the Kim Stone series Fatal Promise will be released on 19th October this year.

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Bookouture signs three crime thrillers from Kerry Watts

We’re delighted to share the news that we have signed three crime thrillers from Kerry Watts.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner has acquired world rights for three books in a new Scottish-set detective series from crime author Kerry Watts.

The first book will be published in April 2019, with the other two books following in August 2019 and December 2019.

Helen said of the announcement,

I am delighted to be working with Kerry on this exciting new series. I read the first book in a day and was utterly gripped by her brilliant plotting. Kerry is a great writer and crime readers are in for a treat with this new series.

Kerry said,

I’m so pleased to have signed with Bookouture. I was completely blown away by Helen’s response to my first book and I’ve had to pinch myself several times to make sure I wasn’t dreaming! I can’t wait to see my books published. It’s daunting but so exciting at the same time.

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Bookouture sign debut crime novelist Michael Scanlon

We are delighted to announce that debut crime novelist Michael Scanlon is joining Bookouture in a three book deal.

Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead acquired World rights in three novels, set in the fictional rural Irish town of Cross Beg, and introducing a charismatic new police detective in Finnegan Beck who’s struggling to adjust to small-town life after an unexpected demotion from the Dublin police. But then a teenage girl’s body is found… and he finds himself unable to stop himself getting involved.

Bookouture will publish in February 2019 followed by the second and third novels later in 2019.

Isobel Akenhead said,

Occasionally you read a debut so powerful and so assured that you can’t believe it’s the author’s first. The characters leap off the page, the rural Irish setting is so evocative, and the story so gripping and unexpected that readers will not be able to put it down. It’s one not to miss.

Michael Scanlon said,

It’s great to get this opportunity and I’d like to thank Isobel and the team at Bookouture for believing in my work. I’m nervous and excited all at the same time and hope people will like my book, that’s what’s most important to me.

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Bookouture re-sign thriller writers Boyd and Tallon

So excited today to share the news that we’ve re-signed contracts with more of your favourite thriller writers.

Associate Publisher, Jessie Botterill is absolutely delighted to have signed two more psychological thrillers by bestselling author Clare Boyd, from Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency. Following in the footsteps of Little Liar and Three Secrets, Boyd’s new titles, publishing in March and September 2019, will be gripping domestic suspense novels that get right under your skin.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner is thrilled to have signed another two books from crime author Emma Tallon. Both books will publish in 2019 and will feature the much-loved characters of Anna, Freddie and Tanya who appeared in the first two books, Runaway Girl and Dangerous Girl.

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Two gripping psych thrillers from debut author Wendy Clarke to Bookouture.

So delighted to share that Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two psychological thrillers from Flash500 Novel Competition winner Wendy Clarke. The first will publish in May 2019:

Twelve years ago, Leona left her life behind. She saved her family from a terrible secret, now they’re safe from what she saw, and the one person who could take everything away. But she lied to her daughter, Beth. She lies to her every day. When a stranger arrives in the village Leona knows what to do for the sake of her family. She must face up to her past, and she prepares to tell her story. About a woman called Ria. And a little girl called Lily. But Leona’s lies have already put them in danger…

The second standalone thriller will follow later in the year.

Jennifer Hunt said,

Wendy’s writing is unputdownable. Just the first chapter of her first novel won her the Flash500 competition, because it’s a work of genius, but the judges didn’t even get to read the stunning twist it features half-way through or its jaw-dropping ending. Wendy is the sort of writer you wish you could find and I’m so thrilled to be working with her.

Wendy added,

Every author dreams of finding a publisher who feels as passionately about their novel as they do. That dream came true when Jennifer contacted me, a few days after I submitted my manuscript, to tell me she’d liked it so much she’d read it twice! I’m delighted to be joining a dynamic company and working with such a forward-looking and supportive team.

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