Sphere wins Walden's feminist thriller Payday in six-figure deal

Sphere wins Walden's feminist thriller Payday in six-figure deal

Sphere has won British journalist Celia Walden's "fiercely intelligent" thriller Payday at auction, in a "competitive" six-figure deal.

Rosanna Forte, editor at Sphere, acquired world rights to Payday and a further thriller by Walden from Eugenie Furniss at 42.

The book's plot follows three women as they attempt to bring the misogynistic partner of their firm to justice. "Things quickly get out of hand," the synopsis reads. "When they find themselves at the centre of a police investigation, their stories and motives are drawn into serious question."

Forte said: "Like the very best dilemm...

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