Geras pre-empts psychological thriller

Geras pre-empts psychological thriller

Arrow publishing director Jenny Geras has made her first acquisition since joining Random House from Pan Macmillan, pre-empting a psychological thriller by a debut author.

Geras swooped in on Falling by Emma Kavanagh from Camilla Wray at the Darley Anderson Agency, buying UK and Commonwealth rights in two books. Kavanagh is a psychology consultant, specialising in human performance in extreme situations, who has worked with the police and military personnel.

The publisher described the plot as following "four people whose lives are changed forever by one day, and one tragic accident".

Geras said: "Falling is an incredibly accomplished debut in that dream area where psychological crime meets book club fiction—and Emma has the perfect profile and background to be writing this. Of course I wanted my first acquisition for Random House to be a special one, and I knew as soon as I started reading Falling that this was it."