We are beyond thrilled to announce a wonderful German deal for Max Seeck and his bestselling thriller FAITHFUL READER (Uskollinen lukija, Tammi, August 2019).
Bastei Lübbe, the German publisher of Dan Brown, Ken Follett and Lars Kepler, acquired the German rights of Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER in a pre-empt after reading the full English manuscript:
I read Max Seeck’s FAITHFUL READER in a day – and a night. I was blown away immediately. And who needs sleep anyway when you have the privilege to read a manuscript like this? FAITHFUL READER is more than very, very good. It has a quality, tension and a level of suspense which are just exceptional. In every chapter I was convinced that Max did not just want to tell a dramatic story. I was certain that he had a vision. A vision to add something extraordinary to the world of thrillers and crime fiction, something that I have not seen in a suspense novel for many, many years. Bastei Lübbe is proud and honoured to share Max‘ vision as his German publisher. And I wish I could read this story for the first time again.
– Marco Schneiders, Publishing Director, Bastei Lübbe AG, Cologne, Germany
What a creepy and well written thriller! Max Seeck definitely knows how to create tension. I couldn‘t help but rushing through the pages once I started reading this amazing novel – with a very fascinating detective Jessica Niemi and her team. And I loved the setting: Finland in wintertime! It backs up the scary atmosphere in a perfect way. Let’s say it in short: THE FAITHFUL READER is a stirring read!
– Claudia Müller, Editorial Director Fiction, Bastei Lübbe AG
FAITHFUL READER is creating buzz also in Hollywood and becoming the big book of the season.
FINLAND: Tammi (orig)
CZECH REPUBLIC: Grada
GERMANY: Bastei Lübbe
Full English pdf