Bookouture has acquired two "contemporary emotional women’s fiction" novels from Louise Voss.
Publishing director Ruth Tross acquired world English and audio rights from Philip Patterson at Marjacq, with the first novel to be published in summer 2021.
Tross said: "I’ve long been an admirer of Louise’s brilliantly gripping fiction, whether she’s writing suspense, thrillers or women’s fiction. Her new novel has all the pace and tension you’d expect, as well as a deeply emotional pull. I’m delighted to be publishing Louise, and I can’t wait to share her work with readers everywhere."
Voss commented: "I couldn’t be more excited to be published by the team at Bookouture. Ruth edited some of my favourite books by other authors, and I had earmarked her as someone I’d love to work with ages ago. I’m also psyched to be working with Noelle Holten and Kim Nash, who have already been very supportive to me at various points in my career. Having had experience of every single publishing model over the past 20 years, this will be a new one for me, and one I am really looking forward to. Plus – going back to women’s fiction has the added bonus of giving me a break from having to think up ingenious ways to kill people!"
Voss is the author of 13 novels — seven solo, and six co-written — including The Old You (Orenda, 2018) and The Last Stage (Orenda, 2019).