Limetown A novel

Zack Akers

Book - 2018

When three hundred people simply vanish from a research facility in Limetown, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock discovers that her uncle, Emile Haddock, is among the missing and her parents refuse to discuss what might have happened. As a student journalist, Lia begins an investigation that will take her far from her home, discovering clues about Emile's past that lead to a shocking secret--one with unimaginable implications not only for the people of Limetown, but for Lia and her family. The ...only problem is...she's not the only one looking for answers.

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Subjects
Genres
Detective and mystery fiction
Paranormal fiction
Mystery fiction
Published
New York : Simon & Schuster 2018.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Language
English
Physical Description
290 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781501155642
1501155644
Main Author
Zack Akers (author)
Other Authors
Skip Bronkie (author), Cote Smith, 1982-
Review by Library Journal Reviews

A No. 1 podcast on iTunes, Limetown chronicles the disappearance of 300 men, women, and children who had been living at a research facility in Limetown, TN. Smith, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize finalist for Hurt People, joins Limetown creators Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie to tell this prequel. Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Since the Limetown podcast debuted in 2015, its fans have been waiting patiently to find out what happened to the 300 residents of a secret town who all disappeared without a trace. This capable prequel doesn't quite answer that question, but it does give some insight into the podcast's main character, Lia Haddock, and her connection to the mysterious events at Limetown. The story follows Lia and her uncle, Emilie, a resident of Limetown and Lia's impetus for her quest for answers, through different times until their paths converge, revealing that Lia isn't just looking to solve a mystery—she may be a key to it. Readers will have a hard time putting this story down, even as it pulls them deeper into the rabbit hole that is Limetown. The book is appropriate for listeners and nonlisteners alike, and its publication is timed to the Halloween launch of the podcast's second season, so new fans will have hope that their questions might soon get some answers. Agent: Eve Attermann, William Morris Endeavor. (Nov.) Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared--including her uncle--with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When three hundred people simply vanish from a research facility in Limetown, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock discovers that her uncle, Emile Haddock, is among the missing and her parents refuse to discuss what might have happened.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In this prequel to the popular fiction series podcast, a student journalist investigates what happened to the people of Limetown and uncovers a shocking secret that has spiraling ramifications for the town and her own family.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared'including her uncle'with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.On a seemingly ordinary day, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: three hundred men, women, and children living at a research facility in Limetown, Tennessee, have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is Emile Haddock, Lia's uncle. What happened to the people of Limetown? It's all anyone can talk about. Except Lia's parents, who refuse to discuss what might have happened there. They refuse, even, to discuss anything to do with Emile.As a student journalist, Lia begins an investigation that will take her far from her home, discovering clues about Emile's past that lead to a shocking secret'one with unimaginable implications not only for the people of Limetown, but for Lia and her family. The only problem is'she's not the only one looking for answers. Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie are first-rate storytellers, in every medium. Critics called their podcast Limetown 'creepy and otherworldly' (The New York Times) and 'endlessly fun' (Vox), and their novel goes back to where it all began. Working with Cote Smith, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize Finalist, they've crafted an exhilarating mystery that asks big questions about what we owe to our families and what we owe to ourselves, about loss, discovery, and growth. Threaded throughout is Emile's story'told in these pages for the first time ever.