Halloween won’t be over for Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill after Wednesday. The thrills and chills of spooky season will continue at the bookstore with a discussion of a fast-paced, addictive thriller about a truck driver who searches across America to find her wife, whom she thought was dead.
New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of podcast “Welcome to Night Vale” Joseph Fink will discuss his new novel adaptation of the thriller podcast “Alice Isn’t Dead” at Flyleaf Books Thursday at 7 p.m.
The novel follows the life of Keisha Taylor, who takes up a job as a long-haul truck driver to begin searching for Alice, her missing wife. Alice disappeared, and after months of searching, Taylor presumed she was dead and held a funeral.
However, Taylor started seeing her wife in the background of news stories reporting on every major tragedy in the country. So in her cross-country search to find Alice, Taylor discovers secret deals and buried crimes in forgotten American history, a serial killer who targets her and a conspiracy involving the national highway system.
Fink’s visit to Flyleaf Books is just one stop on the 18-city book tour across the country, which officially starts on Oct. 30 in New York.