Author Event: Pray for the Girl by Joseph Souza

Author Event: Pray for the Girl by Joseph Souza

Join us Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm for a book talk with author Joseph Souza. He will be here to celebrate the release of his new psychological thriller, PRAY FOR THE GIRL.

"Joseph Souza, acclaimed author of The Neighbor, brings readers into the dark heart of a small town in this riveting, relentlessly twisting new novel . . .

Lucy Abbott never pictured herself coming back to Fawn Grove, Maine. Yet after serving time in Afghanistan, then years spent as a sous chef in New York, she's realized her only hope of moving on from the past involves facing it again. But Fawn Grove, like Lucy herself, has changed.

Lucy's sister, Wendy, is eager to help her adapt, almost stifling her with concern. At the local diner, Lucy is an exotic curiosity--much like the refugees who've arrived in recent years. When a fifteen-year-old Muslim girl is found murdered along the banks of the river, difficult memories of Lucy's time overseas come flooding back and she feels an automatic connection. At first glance, the tragedy looks like an honor killing. But the more Lucy learns about her old hometown, the less certain that seems.

There is menace and hostility here, clothed in neighborly smiles and a veneer of comfort. And when another teen is found dead in a cornfield, his throat slit, Lucy--who knows something about hiding secrets--must confront a truth more brutal than she could have imagined, in the last place she expected it . . ." —Publisher Marketing

About the author:
Joseph Souza's award-winning short stories have been published in various literary journals throughout the country. Winner of the Andre Dubus Award for short fiction, he also won Honorable Mention for the Al Blanchard Award and the 2013 Maine Literary Award. THE NEIGHBOR (Kensington) was published April 24th, 2018. His new psychological thriller, PRAY FOR THE GIRL, comes out April 30th.

Event date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Longfellow Books
One Monument Way
Portland, ME 04101
Pray for the Girl Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781496716231
Availability: On Our Shelves Now: Please call ahead to be sure inventory is not being held for other customers.
Published: Kensington - April 30th, 2019