The deal was negotiated by Emily Hayward Whitlock at the Artists Partnership on behalf of David Headley at D H H Literary Agency and negotiated on behalf of See-Saw Films by Simon Gillis, Chief Operating Officer.
Truly, Darkly, Deeply was published as Quercus’ flagship crime thriller on 7th July. Actor Tuppence Middleton is narrating the audiobook.
The synopsis for the book reads: "Twelve-year-old Sophie and her mother, Amelia-Rose, move to London from Massachusetts where they meet the charismatic Matty Melgren, who quickly becomes an intrinsic part of their lives.
But as the relationship between the two adults fractures, a serial killer begins targeting young women with a striking resemblance to Amelia-Rose."
"When Matty is eventually sent down for multiple murder, questions remain as to his guilt — questions which ultimately destroy both women. Nearly 20 years later, Sophie receives a letter from Battlemouth Prison informing her Matty is dying and wants to meet. It looks like Sophie might finally get the answers she craves. But will the truth set her free — or bury her deeper?"
Selman commented: "I’m overjoyed that See-Saw is bringing Truly Darkly Deeply to the screen. From the moment I met the team, I knew they would be the perfect people to bring Sophie’s dark story to life and can’t wait to see where they take it!”
From The Bookseller article | Katie Fraser