Transworld will publish the fifth and sixth thrillers by The Couple Next Door author Shari Lapena.
Frankie Gray, publishing director at Transworld, acquired British Commonwealth rights including audio to two new thrillers from Lapena from Helen Heller at the Helen Heller Agency.
Lapena’s debut thriller, The Couple Next Door (Transworld), was the biggest selling fiction title of 2017, followed by Sunday Times bestsellers, A Stranger in the House and An Unwanted Guest, now a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Her fourth thriller, Someone We Know, will be published in July.
Gray said: “This year will mark publication of Shari’s fourth novel in three years and we have been honoured to help bring these phenomenal thrillers to the hundreds of thousands of readers who love them, and to establish Shari as one of the fastest-growing brands in the market. Shari’s distinctive style - her whistle-stop pace and corkscrew twists - has ensured that she is the queen of the one-sit read. I am over the moon at the prospect of two more books from Shari, as I know her readers will be too.”
Lapena, who is based in Toronto, Canada said: “Transworld has done an outstanding job for me and my books—with superb editing, design, marketing, sales and publicity. They’ve been brilliant from start to finish through four books now.”
The author was a lawyer and teacher before becoming a full-time writer.