The hotly anticipated new novel by No.1 bestselling author, Teresa Driscoll, has been acquired by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing.
Rights in the book – as yet untitled – were acquired by editor Jack Butler, and is scheduled for an autumn 2021 publication. The deal comes just as Driscoll’s first thriller I Am Watching You has passed the ONE MILLION sales milestone. The printed edition is also in the UK bestseller charts – an incredibly rare accomplishment for a primarily digital book.
The book is another twisty, psychological puzzle for Matthew Hill, a private investigator who has featured in previous books by Teresa Driscoll. It tells the haunting story of the Hartley family whose lives darkly unravel just as their ‘perfect’ daughter Gemma is finishing university.
Jack Butler remarked: “I couldn’t be happier to be working with Teresa on this fantastic new book. Her success is a constant source of pride for the Amazon Publishing team, and it’s been an absolute delight to watch her deliver even more incredible stories and reach more readers with every release. We can’t wait to share her latest with them.”
Madeleine Milburn commented: “Teresa’s sales growth has been astonishing, and her backlist sales continue to grow at an exponential rate. One bright spot during lockdown is that Teresa’s sales in print have increased so significantly that I Am Watching You made the UK bestseller charts with physical sales soaring at 100,000 copies.”
Teresa Driscoll said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Jack and the whole Thomas & Mercer team again. I pinch myself daily at all we’ve achieved together – with special thanks to my agent Madeleine Milburn who so brilliantly championed my genre switch to psychological thrillers.”
I Am Watching You has attracted attention from across the world, and is now translated in 20 languages including Chinese (complex), Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Czech, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Iran, Italian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Slovak, Spain, Swedish, Romania, Russian and Turkish. It was a bestseller in Italy and has been optioned for film in India by leading Bollywood film studio B4U Films.
Teresa Driscoll is a former BBC TV news presenter and is now an international No.1 bestselling author, having sold around one and a half million copies with Amazon Publishing. Her debut psychological thriller I Am Watching You hit Kindle No.1 in the UK, USA and Australia, selling more than 400,000 copies in its first ten months. Her second thriller The Friend is also a Kindle No.1 bestseller. It was during her long career as a journalist that Teresa was deeply moved by the haunting impact that crime has on relatives, friends and witnesses. It is those ripples she now explores in her darker fiction. Teresa lives in beautiful Devon with her family.