IF YOU KNEW MY SISTER tells the story of Irini, who was given away by her parents at the age of three, whilst her volatile, destructive sister was kept within the family. Twenty years later Irini receives a phone call from her estranged sister to say that their mother has died, compelling her to return for the first time to the family home, and to uncover the shocking truth that has defined both their lives.
The novel was penned by Michelle Adams, a British author who manages to work as a part-time scientist while authoring six science fiction novels under a pseudonym, including a Young Adult dystopian series.
Adams’s passion resides in adult psychological suspense and If You Knew My Sister puts her skill in the genre on full display. Female-centric psychological thrillers have been gaining ground consistently over the last few years with films like Gone Girl and upcoming Girl On A Train gaining notoriety and, in the cast of the former, great box office success.
The intense psychological suspense generated by Adams’s thrilling storytelling make If You Knew My Sister the sort of work that translates remarkably well into film. Recent psychological thrillers like The Gift, Room, and Gone Girl have not only garnered critical praise, but have proven to be box office successes as well. The roles of the sisters themselves present the opportunity to attract some serious talent, whether it be up-and-coming or A-list.
According to sources, the German rights for two publications of Adams’s books have already sold to Goldmann at auction for an impressive six figures, as well as continuing the impressive streak in Spain with rights going to Maeva, and multiple offers for Dutch, Danish, and Portuguese rights. North American publishing rights were sold to St. Martin’s Press–all of this before the release of the book in Spring 2017.
Emily J | Staff Writer