Gollancz has acquired world rights to “biting” cross-genre thriller Sanctuary by V V James.
Commissioning editor Rachel Winterbottom struck a two-book deal with Robert Kirby at United Agents.
Publishing in spring 2019, Sanctuary is a small-town murder mystery about four women with a dark secret.
James said: “The story speaks to the issues of now—consent culture, and societal paranoia—with a twist of magic. I’m thrilled to be telling it with Rachel and the dynamic Gollancz team.”