Faber & Faber is to publish Her Every Fear, Peter Swanson's follow-up to last year's "breakthrough" hit The Kind Worth Killing.
Faber editorial director, Angus Cargill, struck a "significant" two book deal with Nat Sobel for the UK and Commonwealth rights, via Caspian Dennis, for Her Every Fear and a further thriller from Swanson.
Described as a "brilliant, Hitchcockian thriller", it follows Kate Priddy, who, in an uncharacteristically bold step, moves from London to Boston having agreed an apartment swap with her distant cousin, Corbin Dell. But it’s not long before she believes her neighbour has been murdered, and her own fears and insecurities start to dangerously resurface.
Cargill said: "[Swanson is] one of the most brilliant and striking voices in crime writing today, who we plan to take to as many readers as possible. He’s an editor’s dream, a writer steeped in the classics - from Agatha Christie to film noir to Patricia Highsmith - whose novels have a contemporary edge, are as superbly plotted as you could hope for, and have a wicked glint in their eye."
Faber is previewing the novel with special proofs at Harrogate International Crime Festival this week.