We are delighted to announce that debut psychological crime author Rona Halsall is joining Bookouture for a two book deal.
Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead acquired World English Language rights from Hayley Steed at the Madeleine Milburn Agency.
Guilty Little Secrets tells the story of Natalie – who has been sent to prison for a crime she has no memory of committing. Meanwhile her now ex-husband has taken their son to live on the Isle of Man where Natalie has no legal rights. When Natalie is released, she knows she’s in a race against time to find her son and get him to safety. It’s a thrilling story about secrets, lies, guilt and innocence – perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Clare Mackintosh and C.L. Taylor. Guilty Little Secrets will publish in August followed by a second novel in November 2018.
Isobel Akenhead said,
This brilliant debut electrified me from the first page. Rona’s writing is incredibly assured and the twists left me gasping. I know that readers addicted to psychological thrillers will not want to miss this one. I am so thrilled Rona has decided to join us at Bookouture and am incredibly excited to be publishing Guilty Little Secrets.
Rona Halsall said,
I am so excited to be joining Bookouture! They are such an ambitious and innovative publisher and I already know that Isobel is going to be a joy to work with. I hope readers will follow Natalie on her mission and root for her every step of the way as the question is asked: What lengths will a mother go to in order to keep her child safe?
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