Faber has signed a "gripping psychological thriller with a Scandinavian sensibility" by Sarah Ward titled A Patient Fury.
World all language rights for A Patient Fury, plus one further novel, were acquired from Kirsty McLachlan at David Godwin Associates.
A Patient Fury will tell the story of a deadly house fire that reveals deeply hidden family secrets and long-held resentments that have "devastating" consequences.
Faber published Ward’s debut novel, In Bitter Chill, last year and is publishing its sequel A Deadly Thaw, in September.
Mitzi Angel, publisher at Faber said: "There is a tidal wave of enthusiasm for Sarah’s writing from the entire team at Faber. She has a very exciting career ahead of her and we are delighted to be publishing two further books—she represents a very important part of the list."
Ward has reviewed for the Los Angeles Review of Books, crimesquad.com and Eurocrime. Her articles have appeared in the Sunday Express magazine, Traveller and other publications. She is a judge for The Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel.
Faber will publish A Patient Fury in summer 2017.