“Dark Ride” Book Signing and Preorder with Lou Berney
Best of Books will host Edgar Award winning author Lou Berney for a signing of his new book, “Dark Ride” and discussion with author and President of Best of Books, Joe Hight at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.
This event is free to attend and open to all. To enter the signing line and meet the author please purchase a copy of “Dark Ride” below. Copies will be available at the event, however preorders will have priority in the line.
From Lou Berney, the acclaimed, multi award-winning author of November Road and The Long and Faraway Gone, comes a Dark Ride
Sometimes the person you least expect is just the hero you need
Twenty-one-year-old Hardy “Hardly” Reed—good-natured, easygoing, usually stoned—is drifting through life. A minimum-wage scare actor at an amusement park, he avoids unnecessary effort and unrealistic ambitions.
Then one day he notices two children, around six or seven, sitting all alone on a bench. Hardly checks if they’re okay and sees injuries on both children. Someone is hurting these kids.
He reports the incident to Child Protective Service.
That should be the end of it. After all, Hardly's not even good at looking out for himself so the last thing he wants to do is look out for anyone else. But he's haunted by the two kids, his heart breaking for them. And the more research he does the less he trusts that Child Protective Services —understaffed and overworked—will do anything about it.
That leaves…Hardly. He is probably the last person you’d ever want to count on. But those two kids have nobody else but him. Hardly has to do what's right and help them.
For the first time in his life, Hardly decides to fight for something. This might be the one point in his entire life, he realizes, that is the entire point of his life. He will help those kids.
Can’t make it to the event? You can still preorder a SIGNED COPY below and have it shipped straight to your front door! Signed Preorders will be signed and shipped after the event on Sept. 21, not on release day.