Muswell Press has bagged the first thriller by ex-Faber m.d. Toby Faber, whose grandfather founded the venerable indie.
Muswell signed UK and Commonwealth rights to Close to the Edge from Peter Straus at RCW, to publish in April 2019.
The book follows a witness to a dreadful accident, and their realisation that the incident may be something far more sinister.
Publisher Sarah Beal described it as "wonderfully suspenseful".