Hannah Hill at Delacorte Press has bought Pitch Wars alum Kara Kennedy‘s debut I Will Never Leave You pitched as Kara Thomas meets The Haunting of Bly Manor. This YA speculative thriller follows Maya, a teen girl haunted by the ghost of her emotionally abusive ex-girlfriend, who gives her a chilling ultimatum: help possess another girl or go down for her murder. Chloe Seager brokered the deal for North American rights.

Hill said: “Truly, Kara has crafted such a compelling and special novel that is going to linger with me for a VERY long time—I’m already counting myself among Kara’s biggest fans.”

Seager commented: “Kara has written a stunning debut that manages to be both moving and terrifying.”

I Will Never Leave You will be published in summer 2024.

Congratulations Kara!