Tue, Jul 25|
Porter Square Books
Porter Square Books Laura Sims in conversation with Paul Tremblay
Porter Square Books is thrilled to welcome Laura Sims, author of How Can I Help You and Paul Tremblay, author of The Beast You Are! The author talk will be followed by a book signing.
Time & Location
Jul 25, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
About the event
From the author of Looker comes this “compulsive and unforgettable novel” (Mona Awad) of razor-sharp suspense about two local librarians whose lives become dangerously intertwined.
No one knows Margo’s real name. Her colleagues and patrons at a small-town public library only know her middle-aged normalcy, congeniality, and charm. They have no reason to suspect that she is, in fact, a former nurse with a trail of countless premature deaths in her wake. She has turned a new page, so to speak, and the library is her sanctuary, a place to quell old urges.
That is, at least, until Patricia, a recent graduate and failed novelist, joins the library staff. Patricia quickly notices Margo’s subtly sinister edge, and watches her carefully. When a patron’s death in the library bathroom gives her a hint of Margo’s mysterious past, Patricia can’t resist digging deeper—even as this new fixation becomes all-consuming.
Taut and compelling, How Can I Help You explores the dark side of human nature and the dangerous pull of artistic obsession as these “transfixing dual female narrators” (Kimberly McCreight) hurtle toward a stunning climax.