Based on the wildly popular Welcome to Night Vale podcast, this intriguing novel is set in the town of Night Vale, a friendly desert community in the American southwest where mysterious lights in the sky, government surveillance and unknown powers are part of day-to-day life. It follows Diane Crayton, a PTA mom struggling to connect with her shape-shifting teenage son, and Jackie Fierro, the owner of a pawn shop who has been nineteen for as long as she can remember, as a strange paper and a man in a tan jacket cause their paths to intertwine.
Being a fan of the podcast, I had high hopes for this book; and it didn’t disappoint. It’s rich with mystery and fantasy and even horror, but in the good-humored way that makes Night Vale so entertaining. Whether you’ve listened to the podcast or not, I have no doubt that anyone will enjoy this novel as much as I did.