Fantastic news! YA bestseller Kathryn Foxfield must be feeling on top of the world right now. Her smash-hit debut, Good Girls Die First, which has already made a massive splash in the UK, is set to be published in the US next Autumn!
North American rights to the book have been acquired by Steve Geck at Sourcebooks in a two-book deal brokered by Chloe Seager. Following the UK release of Good Girls Die First in July by Scholastic, it has received a whirlwind of success and acclaim – there has been a host of media buzz, including the book’s feature in The i paper’s round-up of ‘Essential Summer Reads’. It was shortlisted for the Write Mentor Novel Award, and the title is now officially the UK’s bestselling YA debut of the year.
This creepy YA thriller, which has been hailed as “Stephen King-esque” by the Irish Times, follows a teenage girl who’s lured to an abandoned carnival, and must hold her nerve when she becomes caught up in a dark and magical mind game:
Blackmail lures sixteen-year-old Ava to the derelict carnival on Portgrave Pier. She is one of ten teenagers, all with secrets they intend to protect whatever the cost. When fog and magic swallow the pier, the group find themselves cut off from the real world and from their morals.
As the teenagers turn on each other, Ava will have to face up to the secret that brought her to the pier and decide how far she’s willing to go to survive.
Kathryn Foxfield is a germ-loving scientist turned writer. She’s the author of a popular science book about tuberculosis but her first love is children’s literature.
She writes young adult and middle grade novels about monsters, magic and mental health. She lives near Oxford with her partner, 4 year old daughter and the world’s clumsiest cat.
American readers – be sure to watch this space, and look out for this incredible title in Autumn 2021!