Rights Available! 'Body Heat' Meets 'Swimming Pool' in New Thriller Novel

Norman Ollestad's 'French Girl With Mother,' along with Wally Lamb's 'I'll Take You There,' are both ripe for optioning.
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'French Girl With Mother' (Counterpoint) by Norman Ollestad

French Girl With Mother (Counterpoint) by Norman Ollestad
Agency: Alchemy Ink, Rob Weisbach Creative Management

This page-turning thriller is described as Body Heat meets Swimming Pool with an injection of Patricia Highsmith: An artist follows an enigmatic Frenchwoman to her family's isolated estate and is sucked into a web of sexual treachery, betrayal and crime.

Ollestad previously received critical acclaim for his 2009 bestseller Crazy For The Storm: A Memoir Of Survival. 

I'll Take You There (Metabook/Harper) by Wally Lamb
Agency: UTA

Debuting as an enhanced digital book two days before its Nov. 22 release, this is a timely ode to women. A film scholar is visited by the spirit of pioneering director Lois Weber, who helps him to review key moments of his life and the women behind them.

This story first appeared in the Nov. 4 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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