My Sister’s Bones was published in February 2017.

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UK theatre and film producer Bill Kenwright (Broken) has optioned the screen rights to British author Nuala Ellwood’s well-received suspense thriller My Sister’s Bones.

In the novel, published in February 2017, a decorated war reporter returns home from Syria after the death of her mother.

Haunted and isolated, she becomes increasingly aware of her feelings about her tragic childhood, whilst struggling to separate memories of Syria from day to day life.

When seemingly strange things happen in the house next-door, she soon has to question what is real and what is in her mind.

Bill Kenwright Films optioned the rights from Marc Simonsson (SoloSon Media), on behalf of Madeleine Milburn Ltd.

Kenwright commented on the acquisition: “As a producer I am always looking for that intangible something special. And I love thrillers! On reading Nuala’s novel I immediately thought this could be the one; a thriller that transcends the genre, almost reinvents it. I bought multiple copies for my friends and the verdict was unanimous: the best British thriller in recent memory. So the search begins, to find a screen-writer that matches Nuala’s extraordinary talent for character, suspense and great story-telling.”

Author Ellwood said: “I am thrilled that Bill Kenwright Films has optioned the film rights to my novel My Sister’s Bones. Bill’s passion and enthusiasm for My Sister’s Bones and the direction he would like to take it in has truly blown me away. With his track record and passion for producing outstanding British drama, including the award-winning Broken and the recently released Another Mother’s Son, I am delighted that My Sister’s Bones will be brought to the big screen by such a dynamic and visionary producer.”