Brookes buys Wife for high six-figure sum

Brookes buys Wife for high six-figure sum

Pan Macmillan has acquired UK rights to The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (pictured) in a pre-empt.

Wayne Brookes, associate publisher, bought rights from Kerry Nording at St Martin’s Press for a high six-figure sum.

Brookes said The Wife Between Us was “everything you want from a book: clever, dark, thought-provoking and full of surprises”.

Rights have been sold in 22 territories to date, with film rights won by Dreamworks.