The project follows a British boy who, after his mother is abruptly called away to America, begins to suspect that perhaps she did not leave but was murdered, by the housekeeper who cares for him in the family’s isolated estate.
“I am over the moon that a production company with the pedigree of New Regency have shown such faith in The Boy at the Keyhole,’ Giles said. “It’s a story that means a great deal to me, and I’m thrilled to think that it might have a life beyond the page.”
Giles is an Australian author behind the children’s series Anyone But Ivy Pocket, penned under the alias Caleb Krisp. The Boy at the Keyhole is Giles’ first work for adults. The novel was bought for publishing preemptively by HarperCollins’ and is their lead title in October 2018.
New Regency’s Arnon Milchan will produce the project. Rights for the project were acquired from Hayley Steed at Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.
This was first reported by Variety.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern