Pan Macmillan has acquired Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's fourth co-authored novel, The Golden Couple, plus one other thriller.
Wayne Brookes, associate publisher, bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Matilda Forbes Watson at William Morris Endeavor. The Golden Couple will be published in hardback in March 2022 and the second title will follow on 2nd January 2024.
The synopsis reads: "If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in 10 sessions, she won’t take you on as a client. She helps people overcome everything, from domineering parents to assault. Her successes almost help her absorb the emptiness she feels since her husband’s death. Marissa and Mathew Bishop seem like the golden couple, until Marissa cheats. She wants to repair things, both because she loves her husband and for the sake of their eight-year-old son. After a friend forwards an article about Avery, Marissa takes a chance on this maverick therapist, who lost her licence due to controversial methods. When the Bishops glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger."
Brookes said: "I have published Greer and Sarah from their very first collaboration which was the hugely successful The Wife Between Us. The Golden Couple will be our fourth book together and I could not be happier to have this and one other thriller to publish. The Golden Couple is an intelligent and twisted cat-and-mouse thriller between a seemingly perfect couple and their unconventional therapist.
"However, not until the final pages do we know who is being chased, and what everyone’s motives really are in this nerve-shredding game. The twists are expertly handled and like all their books their style is flawless, seamless and totally addictive. These two women have proved time and time again that when it comes to writing chart-topping thrillers, two heads are better than one and they are a big part of our ongoing crime and thriller strategy at Pan."
Hendricks and Pekkanen added: "We are so happy to have signed again with Wayne Brookes and the fabulous team at Pan Macmillan, who have been with us since our very first book. We can't wait for our UK readers to get their hands on our new novel."
Hendricks and Pekkanen's previous three novels were published with Macmillan: The Wife Between Us (2018), An Anonymous Girl (2019) and You Are Not Alone (2020).