Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Publishing Deal - Alex Marwood

Alex Marwood's publishing deal, for a thriller, was announced in today's Booktrade:
Sphere have acquired a 'ripped-from-the-headlines' debut thriller. Set in a fictitious seaside town called Whitmouth, a series of murders brings together two women who as children had been imprisoned for their part in the murder of a little girl and who now live under assumed identities.

THE WICKED GIRLS will be published in trade paperback in Summer 2012, followed by a B-format in Spring 2013.


bail bonds said...

Congrats on the book deal. said...

Currently reading The Wicked Girls. Great idea for a story and good characters (love the reverse fortunes of the women when older). Feel there's a missed opportunity though: the style doesn't reflect the content. Could have been much harder, meaner. Should leave the reader with feelings of distaste / horror / disgust at least for the original crime (which I found to be a bit academic and unconvincing on an emotional level).
Am I nitpicking? Not really. I like most of this Marwood character and would have liked to like her more.