Avon Books acquires debut thriller from Ingrid Alexandra
HarperCollins imprint Avon Books has acquired world rights to a psychological thriller from debut Australian author Ingrid Alexander, reports the Bookseller.
The book, titled The New Girl, is described as mixture of S J Watson’s Before I Go to Sleep and cult film Single White Female. It follows the story of Mary, who can’t remember the night of a party when someone was killed.
Avon Books senior commissioning editor Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks bought world rights from Lorella Belli at the Lorella Belli Literary Agency. Avon will publish The New Girl as an ebook in July and in paperback in November.
Faulkner-Willcocks described The New Girl as ‘a gripping tale about a flat share that goes horribly wrong’. ‘This book explores the dark depths of violent relationships, abuse and mental illness, with a complex protagonist who finally manages to turn her life around, but then suddenly realises that her closest ally might also be the most deadly … I was captivated by the pace and elegance of Ingrid’s writing, and this is a truly sensational debut that asks important and unsettling questions of its readers.’