Headline Publishing Group has acquired Keep Me Safe, a new adult novel from Daniela Sacerdoti, in a "major" deal.
Sacerdoti has sold over one million copies of her novels in e-book, according to Headline, with her debut Watch Over Me last year ranked eighth in a list of Kindle UK’s bestselling titles of the last five years.
The plot for Keep Me Safe takes off when a little girl starts having memories of a life far removed from her upbringing in London. Her mother follows the trail to a windswept island community where a family is mourning the loss of their drowned daughter.
Associate publisher Sherise Hobbs bought British Commonwealth rights from Ariella Feiner at United Agents.
Hobbs said: "Daniela Sacerdoti is a phenomenon. Her books are already beloved of hundreds of thousands of readers. Publication of the new novel from Daniela will be a major event for us next year, and we cannot wait to introduce readers to her writing."
Feiner said: "Daniela Sacerdoti’s books combine exquisite prose with a deep emotional pull. With over a million copies of her Glen Avich series sold to date, her track record is staggering and I am thrilled that Headline will be extending her readership even further."
Sacerdoti said: "It’s a privilege to be working with Sherise and the Headline Group. I’m thrilled that my new novel Keep Me Safe has such a powerful and nurturing platform and I’m looking forward to all the work we’ll be doing together."
Headline will publish Keep Me Safe in hardback and e-book in April 2017.