Mainstream acquires Hooked follow-up

Mainstream Publishing has acquired a second title by Hooked author Clare Gee.

Joint m.d. Bill Campbell acquired world rights to the as yet untitled book from Isabel Atherton at Creative Authors Ltd.

Hooked, Gee's debut, told the story of her life as a prostitute and addiction to drugs. The follow-up will be a fictionalised account of her experience in a residential drug rehabilitation facility.

"Following  the  massive success of  Hooked, we are absolutely delighted to  be working  with Clare again," Campbell said. "For her legions of fans online, and all those who caught a glimpse of Clare's troubled life of addiction in Hooked, her second book will be an eagerly awaited  follow-up, tracking the steady, often rocky, and always moving, journey back from the brink."

Hooked was published in May 2010 and was Mainstream's bestselling title of that year, selling more than 30,000 copies according to the publisher, which also highlighted it as one of its most successful e-books.