We Hear Voices piqued my interest with the mysterious imaginary friend. Where does it come from? What is it? How bad will it get? These are all questions that came to my mind when I read the synopsis of We Hear Voices.
I’ve never read (or listened to) a story that needed a disclaimer like this one. Get this, there is a “flu” pandemic sweeping the world, thousands of people are dying every day, no one trusts the government as to the origin, death count or even the existence of the “flu.” This story was completed and handed over to the publisher long before Covid-19 was sweeping the world. Who said that truth is stranger than fiction?
Green created some great characters with Rachel and her family, they kept me involved in the story. She created a cast of characters that are tangible and relatable. I could feel what Rachel was feeling: the fear for her child, the horror of what he did, the frustration of not being able to stop it. Green used her characters to make this fictional story real.
I would say that the story was unique and highly creative, and it really was. Green wove an intricate web to entwine the storylines together. As I listened along, I was able to see some of the strands converge, but it was very entertaining, nonetheless. I would have preferred some more surprises that didn’t feel telegraphed, but that is me being a wee bit picky.
We Hear Voices was a great debut from Evie Green. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.