Hannah Smith, who helped launch Embla before recently moving to Penguin Michael Joseph, acquired world English-language rights from Emily Glenister at DHH Literary agency. The first of the two, The Secrets We Buried, will be published in summer 2023, with the next to follow in early 2024.
Smith’s replacement Cara Chimirri will be publishing both new Becca Day books in her role as editorial director. Chimirri said: “Becca Day is absolutely at the top of her game and delivers exactly what fans of psychological thrillers are looking for. She had me hooked from the very first page and her masterful twists never fail to take me by surprise. The way in which readers have reacted to Becca’s amazing writing has been extraordinary, and we are beyond thrilled to be publishing two new outstanding thrillers from her.”
Day, whose first two books, The Girl Beyond the Gate and All Her Little Lies, were also published by Embla, said: “I am so excited to be continuing my journey with Embla for two more books. The whole team is so wonderfully collaborative, making my début experience an absolute dream. I can’t wait to see what we all come up with next with the exciting addition of Cara Chimirri’s editorial vision.”
Glenister said the “phenomenal success” that Day achieved with Embla for her début, The Girl Beyond the Gate, is “testament to the dedication and vision they set out to have from the get-go”.
“I couldn’t be happier that Becca’s next two heart-pounding psychological thrillers will continue to be published by them, with the addition of Cara Chimirri, whose excitement echoes fiercely that of the rest of the Embla team. Becca’s star is well and truly on the rise,” she said.
From The Bookseller article | Lauren Brown