One of the strange things about this business, is when a book gets acquired that you’ve known about for such a long time.
When Tom Ryan and I first started working together on KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF (coming your way next month!), he told me about a few of his other project ideas. And this was one of them. The story of a teen girl, a kidnapped best friend, and a podcast to help in a way she couldn’t.
I loved every single page.
Reading like a YA True Detective mashed together with Sadie by Courtney Summers, it’s a thrilling, twisty novel packed with so much heart. It’s a story about the enduring power of friendship, the importance of family, and how love can move you to do great things.
I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with I HOPE YOU’RE LISTENING, which will be published by Albert Whitman next year.
Here’s the blip from Publisher’s Marketplace:
Author of KEEP THIS TO YOURSELF Tom Ryan's I HOPE YOU'RE LISTENING, in which, ten years after witnessing her best friend's kidnapping, a teen copes by anonymously launching a podcast to help solve missing persons cases, but when a new abduction is revealed to have links to the original case, she has to decide how much she's willing to reveal to discover the truth, to Wendy McClure at Albert Whitman, for publication in 2020, by Eric Smith at P.S. Literary Agency (World English).
Congrats Tom. This book is something special.
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