Head of Zeus' Aries imprint has signed a two-book deal with Alex Finlay, starting with the contemporary thriller Every Last Fear -named one of Buzzfeed’s most anticipated thrillers for 2021- which will be published in hardback and eBook on March 2nd, with a second book following in March 2022.
UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) for Every Last Fear and a second untitled novel were acquired by Aries editor Holly Domney from Caspian Dennis and Amberley Lowis at the Abner Stein Agency on behalf of Lisa Erbach Vance at the Aaron Priest Literary Agency.
Every Last Fear is a contemporary thriller about a family made infamous after the airing of a true crime documentary. Now, the family has been found dead while on holiday and only their surviving son can uncover the truth about their final days...
Author Alex Finlay said: “I’m so proud to have Head of Zeus bring Every Last Fear to the UK. At its heart, the novel is about a family, and I’m thrilled to have such an amazing publishing family to get the story out into the world. I look forward to a long relationship with the Aries imprint’s stellar team.”
Editor Holly Domney said: “There’s a reason Buzzfeed, Goodreads, Bookbub and Mystery & Suspense have included Every Last Fear in their ‘Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2021’ lists. It’s an utterly absorbing read and I had to force myself to read slowly so I could savour every single page of Every Last Fear. I’m delighted Alex Finlay’s compulsive read is on Aries’ adventure-filled list.”