Head of Zeus' Apollo imprint has signed the third novel from Melanie Finn entitled The Underneath.
UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired by commissioning editor Helen Francis from Kate Shaw at the Viney Shaw Agency.
Finn said: "Written in the dead of a Vermont winter, The Underneath began for me as a plot-driven literary thriller. It turned into a harrowingly personal book. Head of Zeus totally gets the darkness and the light of this book. I'm delighted to be working with them."
Francis said: "I'm so pleased to be adding Melanie Finn's wonderfully tense and brilliantly observed novel to the Apollo list. It's an utterly gripping thriller, and a beautifully written exploration of the struggle of two individuals who are at crisis points in their lives."
Finn has previously written Shame (W&M) and Away From You (Penguin).