HarperFiction has pre-empted a psychological thriller, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, and a second title in a six-figure deal.
Deputy publishing director Natasha Bardon bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Veronique Baxter at David Higham.
Out in spring 2017, the novel explores “whether you can ever truly know someone”. Bardon said: “It’s a book that makes you think differently about your relationships and the people around you. Plus it has a twist that will knock your socks off.”