In this episode I’m joined by Evie Green, author of the horror/sci-fi novel, WE HEAR VOICES. In near-future England, the economy is collapsing, humanity makes plans to leave earth for other worlds, and a deadly pandemic steals the lives of children. But, when some kids manage to survive, they return from the brink of death with new “imaginary friends” in tow.
Rachel, a divorced mother struggling against poverty, holds her illness-stricken son as life leaves his body. Yet Billy rallies, shaking off the fatal flu. Rachel rejoices at this miracle and feels grateful for “Delfy”, the persistent imaginary companion she views as Billy’s coping mechanism. But, as her son’s behavior grows stranger and more unsettling, she must face the fact that this healing flight of fancy might be something sinister and dangerous.
Nina, Rachel’s teenage daughter, splits her time between parents, school, her first relationship—and training to be among a generation of space colonists looking for hope on a New Earth. But when she realizes Billy’s friend Delfy might be dangerous, she learns that he isn’t the only child suffering such a condition, and begins seeking answers for her family and others affected.
And deep in an underground medical facility, an aging doctor named Graham cares for some of these children, whose minds carry an extra passenger. He’ll do anything he can to discover how and why they become afflicted, hostile, and violent. And anything to avoid his home, which seems to be occupied by the ghost of his dead wife.
WE HEAR VOICES is a unique blend of horror and science fiction, available now from Berkley Books. Buy it now at:
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ABOUT EVIE GREEN
Evie Green is a pseudonym for a British author who has written professionally for her entire adult life. She lives by the sea in England with her husband, children, and guinea pigs, and loves writing in the very early morning, fueled by coffee.
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ABOUT WE HEAR VOICES
An eerie horror debut about a little boy who recovers from a mysterious pandemic and inherits an imaginary friend who makes him do violent things…
Kids have imaginary friends. Rachel knows this. So when her young son, Billy, miraculously recovers from a horrible flu that has proven fatal for many, she thinks nothing of Delfy, his new invisible friend. After all, her family is healthy and that’s all that matters.
But soon Delfy is telling Billy what to do, and the boy is acting up and lashing out in ways he never has before. As Delfy’s influence is growing stranger and more sinister by the day, and rising tensions threaten to tear Rachel’s family apart, she clings to one purpose: to protect her children at any cost—even from themselves.
We Hear Voices is a gripping near-future horror novel that tests the fragility of family and the terrifying gray area between fear and love.