Michaelides thriller scoops six figure deal
RCW is delighted to announce that The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides has been sold to Orion in a six figure deal.
Set in London, The Silent Patient is a gripping thriller inspired by psychotherapy, Greek mythology and Agatha Christie thrillers.
The UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to the debut were sold to Ben Willis, senior commissioning editor at Orion Fiction, in a hotly contested auction. The book was the subject of a "major" pre-empt in the US by Ryan Doherty at Celadon Books within just 12 hours of submission, as well a mixture of pre-empts and auctions in Brazil, France, Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Norway, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Spain. Film rights have also been sold to an Oscar-winning producer.
The thriller will be published in hardback in Spring 2019.
(Agent for Alex Michaelides: Sam Copeland)