Author of spell-binding psychological thrillers Every Little Lie and The Orchid Girls will return to Bookouture for her next novel, The Mistress Next Door.

For fans of psychological and domestic thrillers, Lesley Sanderson is a name to know. Her captivating novels have been keeping readers on the edge of their seats for many years and we’re very excited to see another novel will be added to the list.

The Mistress Next Door was acquired by Bookouture in an exclusive submission that will see it being published in ebook in February 2023.

Bookouture Commissioning editor, Susannah Hamilton said: ‘Lesley’s new story is a jaw-dropper of a thriller! With her fantastic characters, heart-racing plot and never-ending talent for an unexpected twist, Lesley is a dream to work with. I can’t wait to bring this novel to the readers who know and love her work.’

Author, Lesley Sanderson said: ‘I’m excited to be publishing another book with Bookouture and in particular to working with my new editor Susannah Hamilton. I love writing psychological thrillers and I look forward to reaching more readers with the help of the team at Bookouture.’

Here’s a little taster to intrigue you…

When your husband is having an affair, everyone is a suspect.

In Prospect Close, Harriet lives for her family. She takes care of her children while her husband works away and lives the perfect suburban life. That is, until she begins to suspect her husband is having an affair.

Turning to her neighbours and close friends for support, Harriet realizes that suburban life is full of secrets, and as she digs deeper to uncover the identity of her husband’s mistress, the evidence suggests that she may live a little closer to home than Harriet first suspected…  

Congratulations Lesley, we cannot wait to share this one with the world!