Viking secures 'Me Too'-inspired debut in six-figure pre-empt

Viking secures 'Me Too'-inspired debut in six-figure pre-empt

Viking has agreed a six-figure pre-empt on a The Secret History-style thriller set at Edinburgh University, The Things We Do To Our Friends, by debut author Heather Darwent.

The novel is billed as “an intoxicating upmarket psychological thriller with shades of The Secret History for the Me Too era". A girl hiding from her past turns up at Edinburgh University, where she is lured in by a mysterious foursome who are far from your typical students. 

Vicki Moynes, assistant editor at Viking, pre-empted world rights from Emily Glenister at the DHH Literary Agency in a six-figure deal. The debu...

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