Bookouture has signed a deal for another of thriller writer Laura Elliot's books.
The new novel, due to be published in summer 2019, tells the story of a young woman, Adele, who discovers a diary that once belonged to her mother, Marianne. The heart-breaking account features Marianne’s time in an Irish mother and baby home whilst pregnant with Adele and keeping a shocking secret, the publisher said.
The digital imprint's publisher Claire Bord acquired world all languages including audio, film and TV rights in a new book directly from the Irish novelist.
Her novels with Bookouture, including The Betrayal, Guilty and most recently The Wife Before Me have all hit the UK and US Kindle bestseller lists and collectively sold over 400,000 copies to date, according to the publisher.
Bord said: “Laura was one of the first authors I signed for Bookouture when I joined the company four years ago and in that time, she has established a rapidly growing global readership for her incredible novels. Laura is an extraordinary storyteller, writing distinctive psychological thrillers with memorable characters that stay with you long after you’ve read the last page. She also handles emotional subjects with great sensitivity and this has struck a chord with readers.”
Dublin-based Elliot, who has worked as a journalist and editor, said: “When Claire asked me to write for Bookouture, I had no idea it would open my books up to such an extensive new readership. Working with her has been a wonderful editorial experience and being with Bookouture has allowed me to interact with my readers in ways I had not previously experienced. I’ve loved being part of the company’s success and engaging with such a friendly and supportive team.”