Company to develop the first book in the DI Amy Winter series, TRUTH AND LIES, for television
London, UK– At Capital Crime, London’s festival of crime writing, Awesome Media & Entertainment Ltd. (Awesome) announces that it has optioned the media rights to crime-thriller TRUTH AND LIES, by New York Times best-selling author, and former police detective, Caroline Mitchell.
Published in 2018 by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing, TRUTH AND LIES is the first installment in the DI Amy Winterthriller series. Author Caroline Mitchell has published 11 crime thrillers in total and all her books have become no. 1 bestsellers in their categories with over a million copies sold.
TRUTH AND LIES follows London Met detective, 33-year-old Amy Winter, who is the daughter of a husband-and-wife serial killer team imprisoned for a string of heinous killings years ago. When a teenage girl goes missing, Amy is forced to reconnect with her incarcerated mother Lillian in order to prevent another murder. She soon becomes entangled in her mother’s psychopathic game and must confront her own dark past in a race against the clock.
Since taking investment from Kew Media Group in 2018, Awesome has been focusing on high-end book-to-screen adaptations and is currently in production on the adaptation of Susan Hill’s novel THE SMALL HAND: A GHOST STORY starring Douglas Henshall for Channel 5 with its co-production partner, Two Rivers Media.
Speaking at Capital Crime, author Caroline Mitchell says: “I am thrilled that Awesome Media & Entertainment have optioned Truth And Lies for TV. Having met Jeff Norton and the team, I know my book could not be in better hands. I am very excited to see what the future brings.”
Executive Producer Jeff Norton says: “In Amy Winter, Caroline Mitchell has crafted a compelling character that leaps off the page and demands to be brought to the screen. It’s an honour to be trusted by such a gifted author to develop her work for British television.”
Rights were acquired from Hayley Steed at the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency.