PRH Children's pays six figures for 'skin-crawlingly menacing' thriller

Rights - Children Thursday, 11 October 2018

Kat Ellis' Harrow Lake also sold in big US deal


Kathy Dawson of Kathy Dawson Books (Penguin Young Readers) and Emma Jones of Penguin Random House (PRH) Children's UK have signed Harrow Lake, a YA horror thriller by Kat Ellis. In the UK, PRH Children's made a two-book, six-figure pre-empt through Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency.

The heroine of Harrow Lake (2020) is a famous horror movie director's daughter, who is swept up in real-life terror when she is sent to the sinister small town where his most famous movie was filmed. Jones said: "Kat has crafted a smart, bold and skin-crawlingly menacing thriller that kept me frantically turning pages into the early hours." The author lives in North Wales, "where she spends her spare time exploring ruins and watching horror movies".

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