TV rights have been optioned to Eleven Film. Lucy Atkins is represented for this deal by Jane Villiers at Sayle Screen Inc., working with Lucy’s literary agent Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton.
THE NIGHT VISITOR is to be published in paperback by Quercus on 3 May.
Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd at the launch of her new bestseller, she can barely pretend to smile. Her life has spiralled into deceit and if the truth comes out, she will lose everything. Only one person knows what Olivia has done: Vivian Tester, a housekeeper, who is Olivia’s unofficial research assistant. But Vivian has secrets of her own. . .
Praise for The Night Visitor and Lucy Atkins:
‘A fascinating, brilliant, creepy, intelligent novel’ Good Housekeeping
‘The tension is immediate and unrelenting…deceptive on every level, a gripping, Rendellesque read’ Mick Herron
‘A complex, creepy and insidious novel’ The Guardian
‘Sinister, utterly compulsive . . . will keep your pulse racing until its dramatic denouement’ Red Magazine
‘An absolute cracker . . . Fantastic!’ Sunday Mirror
‘This atmospheric, propulsive novel creeps up on you like footsteps in the dead of night . . . a tingling layer of gothic suspense’ Metro
‘Fabulously dark’ Woman & Home
‘The rich characterisation makes for an alarmingly plausible riches-to-rags tale’ Sunday Times
‘Enjoyably creepy’ Sunday Express
‘Enthralling, creepy and endlessly twisty.’ Heat
‘A tense psychological thriller . . . keeps you gripped from the very first page.’ Psychologies
‘Such a sophisticated, layered read, I absolutely revelled in it. A wonderful, wonderful book. The plotting is superb but the real triumph is the characterisation. The moment I finished, I wanted to read it all over again’ Clare Mackintosh
‘Elegant, clever, beautifully written. Lucy Atkins is, quite frankly, a genius’ Joanna Cannon
‘Horribly, horribly compulsive. Brilliant’ Fiona Barton
‘Wonderfully creepy, in that clever way that is tied in with character, as much as plot and setting . . . ingenious’ Sabine Durrant
‘One of the most vivid, memorable and menacing characters I’ve ever read . . . Readers who enjoyed Notes on a Scandal by Zoe Heller will adore it’ C.L. Taylor
‘It put me in mind of Misery, and Rebecca. Splendidly tense, creepy and enjoyable’ Sarah Hilary