Publishing Director of Hera, Keshini Naidoo has acquired WEL rights to two new psychological thrillers by Sophie Flynn from Kate Nash at Kate Nash Literary Agency in a two-book deal.
The first book in the deal, Keep Them Close, a gripping, twisty thriller about Emily, a Gloucestershire mother of twin toddlers who finds her life entering dangerous territory when she reveals too much on an anonymous parenting forum and is subsequently tracked down in real life, will be published in Summer 2022 in simultaneous ebook and paperback editions.
Sophie Flynn’s first book, All My Lies, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2021 and was praised by Sophie Hannah as ‘a real page-turner’ and ‘twisty and intense’ by T.M. Logan.
Keshini Naidoo, Publishing Director at Hera says: ‘I absolutely devoured Keep Them Close from the very first page. I’m fascinated by online relationships and how much people are willing to share about themselves from behind the anonymity of a screen, and Sophie’s new thriller takes that idea and builds it into the framework of a contemporary thriller that is utterly compelling. Emily’s story, who begins using a parenting forum as an outlet and then spirals into sharing the darkest secrets of her past, will be recognisable to anyone who spends time online. I’m absolutely delighted that Sophie Flynn is joining the Hera list and so excited to launch this book to readers in Summer 2022.’
Sophie Flynn says: ‘I’m excited to be joining the Hera list and to work with Keshini who is such a well-loved and respected editor in the industry. Her passion for Keep Them Close shone through from day one and I can’t wait to bring the book to readers in summer this year, followed by another thriller in late 2022.”
Kate Nash says: ‘Keep Them Close is unputdownable and twisty, the perfect thriller for anyone who has given away a bit more of themselves online than they intended. I am delighted that Hera’s nimble publishing will be bringing Sophie Flynn new readers in both ebook and paperback.”
Keep Them Close will be published in July 2022, in ebook and paperback. For more information please contact email@example.com