Two-book deal for psychological thriller author.
We are delighted to announce a two-book deal for Sophie Flynn with Hera Books. World English language rights to Keep Them Close, a gripping thriller full of twists, along with a second thriller have been acquired by publishing director Keshini Naidoo from Kate Nash.
Emily has a secret that could destroy her marriage and family. Now somebody knows. Pushed to desperation, can she stop the truth getting out before it’s too late?
Keep Them Close follows a mother of young twins, who finds her life entering dangerous territory when she reveals too much about herself on an anonymous parenting forum and is subsequently tracked down.
Sophie Flynn said: “I’m excited to be joining the Hera list and to work with Keshini who is such a well-loved and respected editor in the industry. Her passion for Keep Them Close shone through from day one and I can’t wait to bring the book to readers, followed by another thriller in late 2022.”
“Keep Them Close is unputdownable and twisty, the perfect thriller for anyone who has given away a bit more of themselves online than they intended,” said Kate Nash. “I am delighted that Hera’s nimble publishing will be bringing Sophie Flynn new readers in both e-book and paperback.”
Keshini Naidoo added “I absolutely devoured Keep Them Close from the very first page. I’m fascinated by online relationships and how much people are willing to share about themselves from behind the anonymity of a screen, and Sophie’s new thriller takes that idea and builds it into the framework of a contemporary thriller that is utterly compelling. Emily’s story, which begins using a parenting forum as an outlet and then spirals into sharing the darkest secrets of her past, will be recognisable to anyone who spends time online. I’m absolutely delighted that Sophie Flynn is joining the Hera list and so excited to launch this book to readers.”
Keep Them Close will be published in July 2022 in simultaneous e-book and paperback editions and will be followed by a second thriller in winter 2022. Sophie Flynn’s first book, All My Lies, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2021.