Headline has bought two standalone novels by bestselling thriller writer Simon Kernick. Amanda Preston did the deal with editorial director Toby Jones for UK and Commonwealth rights. The first title in the deal is KILL A STRANGER and is forthcoming from Headline in November 2020. Billed as “a masterclass in page-turning suspense”, it is told from four different points of view and it begins when hotelier Matt comes home to find his wife missing—and the body of a woman he’s never seen in her place. When a phone in her hand rings, a voice tells Matt he has 24 hours to clear his name and save his wife.
The full deal announcement can be found here.