Amazon Publishing imprint Thomas & Mercer has signed a psychological thriller by K L Slater.
Senior fiction editor Jack Butler acquired worldwide English language rights to The Apartment from Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson. It will be published in print and digital in April 2020, following its release as an Audible Original in August 2019.
"The Apartment centres around Freya Miller, who has recently been betrayed by her husband and is close to losing the home where she lives with her daughter, Skye," reads the synopsis. "After a chance encounter with the charismatic Dr Marsden, things begin to look up. He offers her an affordable flat, Adder House, in a fashionable area of London. But Adder House has secrets and it’s not long before she begins to suspect that it is hiding a nightmarish reality. As the truth about Adder House starts to unravel, can Freya and Skye get out—or will they be locked in forever?"
Butler said: "The team at Thomas & Mercer are incredibly excited to be publishing Kim’s first book with Amazon Publishing. She is unrivalled in her ability to write layered characters in grippingly suspenseful narratives that feel at once universal and unique. We can’t wait for her print and e-book readers to get hold of The Apartment."
Slater, who also signed a two-book deal with Bookouture earlier this year, added: "I'm thrilled to be working with my editor, Jack Butler, and the rest of the brilliant team at Thomas & Mercer. I've long admired the work of Amazon Publishing and am truly delighted The Apartment has found a home there."