“With this new novel writing as Evie Green, the imaginary friend trope gets new life against the backdrop of a terrible flu, eerily mirroring and channelling our current fears and obsessions.”
Most kids have imaginary friends. So when Rachel’s son Billy suddenly recovers from a terrible flu that’s killed many, she doesn’t even think of Delfy, Billy’s imaginary friend. All that matters is that her family is healthy.
But now Delfy is telling Billy things, and Billy begins to lash out like never before. Delfy’s influence over Billy intensifies, and becomes stronger every day. The rising turmoil threatens to tear Rachel’s family apart.
Rachel must protect her children, even from themselves, at any cost.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Readers may not be familiar with the name Evie Green. The pseudonym of Emily Barr, Evie Green is the horror writer voice that resides within Barr. Emily is the author of several psychological suspense novels as The Truth and Lies of Ella Black, The One Memory of Flora Banks, The Sleeper, and The Girl Who Came Out of the Woods. With this new novel writing as Evie Green, the imaginary friend trope gets new life against the backdrop of a terrible flu, eerily mirroring and channelling our current fears and obsessions. Anna Downes (The Safe Place) says: “Evie Green expertly blends the paranormal and the ‘new normal’ in a story that is both outlandish and eerily familiar…compelling, addictive and a perfect example of how we use stories to understand ourselves, the world, and our collective social experiences.”, and Kirkus says: “A fusion of horror and social commentary that chills.”
Releasing 1 Decemeber 2020 from Berkley, We Hear Voices by Evie Green is available for pre-order now.