HQ have acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to three further crime novels from bestselling novelist Darren O’Sullivan.

Darren will be moving onto the HQ Fiction list for his forthcoming books, after his third novel, Closer Thank You Think is published by HQ Digital in March 2019…

Having barely escaped the clutches of a serial killer, Claire Moore has struggled to rebuild her life. After her terrifying encounter with the man the media dubbed The Blackout Killer, she became an overnight celebrity: a symbol of hope and survival in the face of pure evil. And then the killings stopped.

Now ten years have passed, and Claire remains traumatised by her brush with death. Though she has a loving and supportive family around her, what happened that night continues to haunt her still.

Just when things are starting to improve, there is a power cut; a house fire; another victim found killed in the same way as before.

Senior commissioning editor, Dominic Wakeford, is thrilled at the deal: “When I took over Darren’s publishing earlier this year, it was clear that his star was in the ascent. I’m delighted to be moving him to the main HQ list, where he will be an important member of our burgeoning stable of crime and thriller authors.

Darren said of the deal: “‘I am delighted beyond words to be writing three more novels for HQ, and I’m very grateful to Dom and the whole team for their faith, hard work and commitment to me as an author. I’m also so grateful to Hayley Steed for being a such a fantastic champion of my writing. Here’s to our exciting journey.

Darren lives in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire where his days are spent either behind his laptop writing, in front of a group of actors directing theatre, or rolling around pretending to be a dinosaur with his 3 year old.