Indie publisher Canelo will release two psychological suspense novels by Kathryn Croft, author of The Girl With No Past (Bookouture).
The first novel is titled The Other Husband, in which schoolteacher Abby shares what is meant to be an innocent evening with her best friend’s husband, Greg. But what starts out as a little fun has devastating consequences not only for the two of them, but for the people they love most, too. Will this one night cost one of them their marriage, and will it cost the other their life? The second, currently untitled, novel will follow in spring 2022.
Commissioning editor Leodora Darlington acquired world English language rights from Madeleine Milburn at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.
Darlington said: "Kathryn is the queen of writing captivating psychological fiction and I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with her to publish more of her brilliant novels. Her ideas are fresh and exciting, and her writing never fails to have me reading way past my bedtime. I simply can’t wait for readers to discover her new work."
Croft added: "I'm so excited to begin a new journey in my writing career with Canelo and I can't wait for my next two books to be published with them. Leodora is such a pleasure to work with and I'm hugely impressed with her editorial skills, insight and enthusiasm!"
The Other Husband will be published in October 2021, in simultaneous print and e-book formats.
Milburn commented: "I am so proud to have represented Kathryn over the years as she has grown to become a million copy bestselling author, and I’m over the moon that her latest thriller has found the perfect home with the incredible team at Canelo. The Other Husband is one of her most gripping, twisting, and brilliant novels yet!"