Ask the Dark by Henry Turner is a thriller debuting this spring, and today we have an exclusive trailer reveal for you.
About ‘Ask the Dark’ by Henry Turner
Billy Zeets has a story to tell.
About being a vandal and petty thief.
About missing boys and an elusive killer.
And about what happens if a boy who breaks all the rules is the only person who can piece together the truth.
Gripping and powerful, this masterful debut novel comes to vivid life through the unique voice of a hero as unlikely as he is unforgettable.
Watch the book trailer for ‘Ask the Dark’
Below, you can watch the book trailer for Ask the Dark!
Ask the Author
What inspired you to write this story?
I was intrigued by the question of what a kid like Billy would have to do to change his reputation. His neighbors think of him as an irredeemably bad kid, and I wanted to tell a story that showed how a kid in his position can rise above such perceptions and still do what’s selfless and right — I wanted to show how a kid like Billy could find in himself what is best in the human spirit.
Since this is your debut novel, what made you decide to try your hand at fiction?
I always wanted to write fiction. Even while I made films (which I also wrote) I wrote stories — fiction writing was always the art form I related to most intensely — ever since I was a kid.
Southern California is quite different from Baltimore! Are you loving the change, or do you miss home?
I love the change. There’s a lot I miss about Baltimore — it’s a city with a culture and people all its own — but Los Angeles is the place where I could dedicate myself to the work I really wanted to do.
What YA novels do you wish you had growing up?
I think I had them, and they’re all by Mark Twain.
About Henry Turner
Originally from Baltimore, award-winning independent filmmaker and journalist Henry Turner now lives in Southern California. Ask the Dark is his first novel.
Ask the Dark will hit store shelves on April 7, 2015.