Today’s author interview guest is Evie Green, author of We Hear Voices.
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.
Evie Green is the horror author who lives in Emily Barr’s head. She has been busy over the past few years. Her debut novel, WE HEAR VOICES, is published by Berkley in the US.
It’s the story of a little boy who recovers after a global flu epidemic. His mother, Rachel, is delighted with Delfy, the imaginary friend who has appeared to help him get better. However, it turns out that the Delfy might not turn out to be such a blessing after all.
It has been an enormous amount of fun writing this, and the book went on a strange journey to publication before finding its perfect editor in the form of Jen Monroe at Berkley, in New York. Although it features a pandemic, it was written long before Covid-19 turned up, and the flu in the story is just the start of it all.