Canelo Crime to publish Sunday Times bestselling author Karen Cleveland

June 29, 2021

Louise Cullen, Publishing Director, has acquired UK & Commonwealth excluding Canada rights to the new thriller by Karen Cleveland in a deal with Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of David Gernert at The Gernert Company.

You Can Run is the latest novel from the bestselling author will also be published by Ballantine in the US and tells the story of CIA analyst Jill Bailey, whose life is turned upside down when she receives a phone call from kidnappers who have taken her young son. When forced to choose her child’s safety at the cost of betraying her country, she uproots her family and seeks to live in obscurity. Years later, a tenacious investigative journalist tracks her down, and this time Jill confronts the consequences of her decision when she realises that she may have run but she cannot hide.

Karen Cleveland is a former CIA analyst and the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of the novels Need to Know and Keep You Close. Karen grew up in Florida and graduated from the University of Florida. She has master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children. Her novels have been lauded by authors including John Grisham, Lee Child, Patricia Cornwell, Shari Lapena and Chris Pavone.

Louise Cullen says: ‘I’ve long admired Karen’s novels, and when I learned about the impossible choice she gives her main protagonist in You Can Run, I knew I was in for something special. With her skilled appraisal of the moral compromises people are prepared to make in order to protect what they hold dear, she takes readers on a rollercoaster ride that races to an ‘edge-of-your-seat’ finale. I’m proud to include Karen on the Canelo Crime list and look forward to publishing You Can Run later this summer.’

Karen Cleveland says: ‘I’m so happy to be working with Louise Cullen and the team at Canelo. I think readers who liked Need to Know will really enjoy You Can Run, and I’m excited that Canelo is bringing it into the hands of readers.’

You Can Run will be published in August 2021 in ebook with a mass market paperback to follow in October 2021. For more information please contact