Head of Zeus is to publish a debut psychological thriller by Alex Dahl.
Head of Zeus bought UK and Commonwealth rights to The Boy at the Door from Laura Longrigg at MBA Literary Agents. The publisher has also bought rights to Dahl’s second novel, which will be published in 2019.
Editor Madeleine O’Shea said: "Alex Dahl is a brilliantly natural storyteller. As soon as I started reading The Boy at the Door I was completely hooked. [The protagonist] Cecilia is a fantastic creation – full of love, hate, insecurity and iron-hard will – I found her compelling and despicable in equal measures. I can't wait to unleash her on readers."
Dahl said: “I’m delighted to have signed with Head of Zeus. It is very exciting to be working with such a dynamic and impressive independent publishing house. The team has been incredibly welcoming and enthusiastic, and I really look forward to the road ahead.”
MBA have sold US rights for The Boy At The Door to Berkley (Penguin).