Avon Books has bought a psychological thriller, described as mixture of S. J. Watson's Before I Go to Sleep and cult film "Single White Female", by debut Australian author Ingrid Alexandra.
It follows Mary, the central character in The New Girl, who can’t remember the night of a party when someone was killed. She is certain her ex, Mark, had something to do with it but only her new flatmate and friend, Rachel, will listen to her. But as Rachel seems to know more about Mary than she knows about herself, who can Mary really trust?
Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks at Avon Books bought world rights from Lorella Belli at the Lorella Belli Literary Agency and will publish in e-book in July and paperback in November.
“I am delighted to be working alongside Ingrid on The New Girl – a gripping tale about a flat share that goes horribly wrong,” said Faulkner-Willcocks. “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.”