Viking has acquired two books, including a psychological thriller, by British author Jane Corry.
Commissioning editor Katy Loftus pre-empted world rights in both novels from Kate Hordern at the Kate Hordern Literary Agency.
The first, My Husband’s Wife, is an “intensely chilling study of marriage, betrayal, and the deadly lies we tell”
Corry said: “I wanted to write a very different kind of book, which explores the subtle shades of good and bad in all of us.”
Loftus said that the novel was “an overnight hit with the whole team”, and the “perfect psychological thriller – beautifully written, packed full of emotion, and a compulsive page-turner that keeps you guessing right until the last paragraph”.
The novel will be published as a paperback original in autumn 2016.