HarperCollins has signed a new two-book deal with “supremely talented and prolific” author Amanda Brooke.
Kate Bradley acquired world rights from Hannah Schofield at Luigi Bonomi Associates. The first book in the new contract will publish in spring 2022 and will tell the story of a woman haunted by her dying mother’s last days, and a secret that has the power to destroy her family.
Bradley, editorial director at HarperFiction, said: “It’s incredible to think that Amanda has written and published over 10 books in as many years. Not only is Amanda supremely talented and prolific, her compelling and highly charged novels always deliver. She has the remarkable ability to blend multi-layered plots and psychological tension with huge poignancy and all of her books pack an emotional punch. From the very beginning she has inspired fanatical devotion from her fans, and as we embark on this next step of Amanda’s successful career I can’t wait for the new book. She keeps me on the edge of my seat, just like all her readers.”
Brooke's books include the bestsellers Yesterday’s Sun, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick, The Missing Husband and The Widow’s Club. She started writing as a way of coping after the death of her young son, and in the past decade has written 11 novels. HarperCollins will publish her next tale, A Good Liar, in spring 2021.
She said: “I signed my first book deal with HarperCollins back in 2011 and could never have imagined I’d be signing up for books 12 and 13 almost a decade later. I love working with Martha Ashby and Kate Bradley, and creating complex characters with highly emotional arcs is very much a team effort. I feel truly blessed.”