Piatkus has acquired a book by Sareeta Domingo, who works as a senior editor at Hothouse Fiction.
Anna Boatman, senior editor at Piatkus Fiction, bought world rights in The Nearness of You from Sara Keane at Keane Kataria Literary Agency.
The Nearness of You is set in London and concerns a heroine with a troubled past who begins to fall for her best friend’s boyfriend.
Boatman said: “This is one of the most beautifully told love stories I have ever read. The Nearness of You is evocative, extremely sexy without being explicit and delivers a tension-filled romance whilst never cheapening the friendship that stands in the way. Sareeta Domingo is an outstanding new voice and we’re hugely excited to publish her.”
The Nearness of You will be published by Piatkus in May 2016.