Jason Rekulak, Edgar-nominated author of THE IMPOSSIBLE FORTRESS, joins us to talk about his new novel HIDDEN PICTURES, a creepy horror/domestic thriller about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy named Teddy with strange and disturbing secrets. Is he possessed by the spirit of a neighbor who was murdered in the house years ago? And why are his parents acting more and more strangely? Written with warmth, humor, and a genuinely creepy fear factor, HIDDEN PICTURES is a uniquely satisfying read perfect for thriller lovers and book clubs alike. Jason will chat about HIDDEN PICTURES and go over some fun behind-the-scenes stories about the making of it, answer audience questions and sign books!
$5 Coupon/Ticket: Admission for one person. Can be used towards the purchase of any of the author's books the day of the event.
Book/Admission: Admission for one plus a copy of HIDDEN PICTURES to be signed at the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From Jason Rekulak, Edgar-nominated author of The Impossible Fortress, comes a wildly inventive spin on the classic horror story: a creepy and warm-hearted mystery about a woman working as a nanny for a young boy with strange and disturbing secrets
Mallory Quinn is fresh out of rehab when she takes a job as a babysitter for Ted and Caroline Maxwell. She is to look after their five-year-old son, Teddy.
Mallory immediately loves it. She has her own living space, goes out for nightly runs, and has the stability she craves. And she sincerely bonds with Teddy, a sweet, shy boy who is never without his sketchbook and pencil. His drawings are the usual fare: trees, rabbits, balloons. But one day, he draws something different: a man in a forest, dragging a woman’s lifeless body.
Then, Teddy’s artwork becomes increasingly sinister, and his stick figures quickly evolve into lifelike sketches well beyond the ability of any five-year-old. Mallory begins to wonder if these are glimpses of a long-unsolved murder, perhaps relayed by a supernatural force.
Knowing just how crazy it all sounds, Mallory nevertheless sets out to decipher the images and save Teddy before it’s too late.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jason Rekulak is the author of The Impossible Fortress, which was translated into 12 languages and was nominated for the Edgar Award. For many years, he was the publisher of Quirk Books, an independent press, where he acquired and edited multiple New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Philadelphia with his family.