Between Husbands and Wives, the debut novel by Susannah Glenn, acquired in two-book deal
Pantera Press is thrilled to announce the acquisition of World rights for Between Husbands and Wives by Susannah Glenn, a gripping domestic thriller set in Far North Queensland, in a two-book deal.
On a cold, dark night, two cars collide …
Inside the vehicle at fault, Jennifer Ashby survives with barely a scratch. In the wreckage of the second, other occupants are not so lucky. Jennifer’s good character helps her escape jail, but she is traumatised by the event. Desperate for a fresh start, and with her marriage buckling under the stress, she convinces her husband, Jon, to make a sea-change and move with their son to Far North Queensland.
As Jon spends long hours at his new job and Jennifer makes secret plans to absolve her lingering guilt, cracks begin to form in their idyllic new life. Will their dark secret be exposed? And what really happened on the night of the accident?
Publisher Kathy Hassett said: ‘We are thrilled to have Susannah Glenn join the Pantera list. Between Husbands and Wives is a taut and twisty thriller with deliciously sinister touches. Centred around a couple’s relationship in the aftermath of a car crash, Susannah’s clever and assured writing perfectly suits the domestic thriller genre, creating vivid characters and pitch-perfect suspense scenes that will have you gripped from beginning to end. Her two novels are a brilliant addition to Pantera’s commercial fiction list and will appeal to fans of Sally Hepworth or Liane Moriarty.’
Susannah Glenn said: ‘Dark, page-turning domestic noir and its deep dive into the human condition is the storytelling that both informs my reading and inspires my writing. I’m thrilled my debut novel will soon join some of my favourite books in this suspense-driven genre thanks to Pantera Press.’
Between Husbands and Wives will be published in July 2024.
Susannah Glenn has worked as a print journalist, editor, magazine publisher and managing editor in a range of specialist and regional settings, including for News Limited, Western Newspapers, Macquarie Publications, APN Educational Media and the London Times Higher Education Supplement. She has also worked in corporate communications, public relations, marketing, publications, media and event management.
Three years ago, she quit her day job to pursue her long-held ambition of becoming a full-time writer and published author. Susannah divides her time between her farm on the Mid North Coast of NSW and Adelaide.
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