Loftus buys deadly lies

Loftus buys deadly lies

Viking commissioning editor Katy Loftus has pre-empted a thriller about “marriage, betrayal and the deadly lies we tell”.

In her first buy for Viking after moving from Avon, Loftus acquired world rights in My Husband’s Wife by Jane Corry (pictured), and a second novel, from Kate Hordern at the Kate Hordern Literary Agency.

Loftus said the novel was “the perfect psychological thriller . . . it keeps you guessing to the last page”.

It will be Corry’s first thriller; she has written 10 novels, including romantic comedies under the pseudonym Janey Fraser.