Author Rio Youers, in conversation with Joe Hill
NOTE: This event is taking place during the Exeter Classic bike race! The road in front of the store will be closed to driving traffic, but the sidewalks are accessible. You can park in the municipal lot across from the Ioka, or on the street. Just be advised that it may take a few extra minutes to walk to the store due to the cyclists. Our apologies for the inconvenience!
Join us for a conversation between Rio Youers, author of the new thriller, The Forgotten Girl, and Joe Hill, bestselling author of The Fireman and NOS4A2.
Bonus: The first 50 people to buy a copy of The Forgotten Girl at the event will get one of Joe's comics, signed by him.
A dark mystery unfolds in Rio Youers's riveting thriller, The Forgotten Girl.
Harvey Anderson is a twenty-six-year-old street performer from New Jersey. He enjoys his peaceful life, but everything turns upside down when he is abducted and beaten by a group of nondescript thugs. Working for a sinister man known as "the spider," these goons have spent nine years searching for Harvey's girlfriend, Sally Starling. Now they think they know where she lives. And whom she loves.
There's only one problem: Sally is gone and Harvey has no memory of her. Which makes no sense to him, until the spider explains that Sally has the unique ability to selectively erase a person's memories--an ability she has used to delete herself from Harvey's mind.
But emotion runs deeper than memory, and Harvey realizes he still feels something for Sally. And so--with the spider threatening--he goes looking for a girl he loves but can't remember . . . and encounters a danger that reaches beyond anything he could ever imagine.
Political corruption and manipulation. A serial killer's dark secrets. An appetite for absolute, terrible power. For Harvey Anderson, finding the forgotten girl comes at quite a cost.
Praise for The Forgotten Girl:
"An absolute rocket--The Forgotten Girl is a supernatural thriller that thunders along at Mach 5 from the first page to the last. Written with a brutal lyricism, a savage wit, and a killer instinct for suspense, it's a work that marks out Rio Youers as a big star." --Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman and Heart-Shaped Box
"A page-turner of a novel with concepts that twist your mind, characters that tug at your heartstrings, and a narrative that leaves you breathless. The Forgotten Girl is a supernatural thriller that will ensure you never forget Rio Youers." --Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
RIO YOUERS is the British Fantasy Award-nominated author of End Times and Point Hollow. His short fiction has been published in many notable anthologies, and his novel, Westlake Soul, was nominated for Canada's prestigious Sunburst Award. Rio lives in southwestern Ontario with his wife, Emily, and their children, Lily and Charlie.
Joe Hill is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Fireman, Horns, Heart-Shaped Box, and NOS4A2. He is also the Eisner Award-winning writer of a six-volume comic book series, Locke & Key. He lives in New Hampshire.