Hodder & Stoughton has acquired two new books from Sarah Lotz, author of thriller The Three (Hodder).
Anne Perry acquired world rights to the two new books in a deal negotiated by Oli Munson at AM Heath.
The White Road, slated for publication in May 2017, is a stand-alone thriller set in what are described as some of the most dangerous locations in the world: the "claustrophobic" caves in Wales and summit of Mount Everest.
Lotz researched the novel by potholing, conquering her fear of enclosed spaces, and spending a week at Everest’s Base Camp.
It begins when adrenaline-junky Simon Newman sneaks onto private land to explore a dangerous cave in Wales with a strange man he's met online.
Perry said: "I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to work with Sarah on two more brilliant, edge-of-your-seat books. Sarah is the most exciting thriller writer working today. The White Road is a gripping, adrenaline-fueled thriller that’s perfect for fans of films like "The Descent" and "Everest", and anyone who loves disaster narratives that pit humanity against the elements, like Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction classic Into Thin Air and the harrowing real-life memoir Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston."
The White Road will publish in May 2017.