Following last year’s Cemetery Girl, WKU English professor David Bell’s fourth novel will be released with New American Library, an imprint of Penguin USA, on Tuesday (Oct. 2).
Bell will launch his book tour in support of The Hiding Place at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren County Public Library in Bowling Green. The event is free and open to the public. The tour will also take Bell to other cities in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, California and Florida.
The Hiding Place tells the fictional story of Janet Manning, a 32-year-old mother who is haunted by the murder of her little brother, Justin. With the 25th anniversary of Justin’s death looming, questions arise about what really happened, and Janet finds the answers are much closer to home than she could have imagined.
Publishers Weekly calls The Hiding Place “an artfully constructed tale…a powerful, provocative novel.”
The book trailer for The Hiding Place — which is called “The Day Justin Disappeared” — was filmed on location at Lost River Cave in August with help from members of the WKU community: Graduate student Leslie Nichols provided the voiceover while Adam McMichael — son of Andrew McMichael, assistant dean of the Potter College of Arts & Letters — starred as Justin. Graduate student Barrett Griffin served as the production assistant, and English instructor Molly McCaffrey was the producer.
Contact: Molly McCaffrey, (270) 792-8833.