Piatkus scoops 'hugely commercial' superlead

Piatkus Fiction has acquired the title it will be promoting as its superlead title for 2013, snapping up The Twins by debut author Saskia Sarginson.

Editorial director Emma Beswetherick bought world rights for two books by London-based Sarginson from Eve White at Eve White Literary Agency. The Twins will be published in May 2013.

The book is told from the points of view of grown-up twin girls, as they start to "unravel the escalating tragedies of a half-remembered summer" and the past threatens to overwhelm them.

Beswetherick said: "I'm so excited to have such a talented new voice on the Piatkus list. Saskia hasn't only come up with a hugely commercial premise with her debut novel, she also writes with intelligence and emotion and the tragic story of the twins stays with you a long time after you finish the story."