Ask the Dark

· Sold by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
5 reviews
80% price drop on Nov 25

About this ebook

A finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Young Mystery. “Gritty, atmospheric . . . deals with intense issues around family, violence, and class.” (School Library Journal).

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.

Ask the Dark will keep you up all night, and its flawed, real hero will haunt your day. I wish I’d written it.”—Michael Grant, New York Times-bestselling author of the Gone series

“Absolutely remarkable. Readers will line up for this one.”—Michael Cart, past president of YALSA and ALAN

“Flawed but observant and courageous, Billy and his taut storytelling will engage readers of all stripes.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Turner does a superlative job of developing the distinct and sonorous voice of a troubled teen. Teen fans of suspense, atypical protagonists, and thrillers will be engaged by this unique novel.”—VOYA

“A compelling, offbeat tale.”—Publishers Weekly

5 reviews
Third-party review
A good story about a young boy who discovers a serial killer. The ending was action packed. The narrative was a little unusual, similar to a stream of consciousness. I didn't really care for the style ...
Third-party review
This is the story of a young boy named Billy who lives with his disabled father and sister. They are losing their home unless they can come up with a substantial amount of money, In their town young ...
Third-party review
I am the minority regarding this book. I thought this book was going to read like a horror story but it barely kept my interest or even kept me from falling asleep. No intrigue, no real scary moments ...

About the author

Originally from Baltimore, award-winning independent filmmaker and journalist Henry Turner lives in Southern California. Visit him online at, on Twitter @AskHenryTurner,and on Instagram@HenryTurnerAuthor.

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