McCulloch's mountain thriller debut to PMJ in six-way auction

McCulloch's mountain thriller debut to PMJ in six-way auction

Penguin Michael Joseph has acquired a "unique" and "chilling" debut thriller, Breathless, from mountaineer and former Puffin editor Amy McCulloch, in a two-book deal, following a six-way auction. 

The book is set on Mount Manaslu in Nepal, which earned itself the nickname "killer mountain" as the eighth highest mountain in the world and one of the most dangerous. McCulloch herself has reached the summit and it is also where she wrote a few lines of the book. While "richly researched", Breathless centres on a young woman who must battle not just the elements, but also a killer who has made ...

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