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Publisher Description

A page-turning modern gothic about a marriage and road trip gone hauntingly awry
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
“Pittard deserves the attention of anyone in search of today’s best fiction.” — Washington Post

“Revelatory.” — The New Yorker
“[Listen to Me] gripped me completely and even gave me nightmares, which is high praise in my book.” — Chicago Tribune

Mark and Maggie’s annual drive east to visit family has gotten off to a rocky start. By the time they’re on the road, it’s late, a storm is brewing, and they are no longer speaking to each other. Adding to the stress, Maggie—recently mugged at gunpoint—is lately not herself, and Mark is at a loss about what to make of the stranger he calls his wife. When the couple is forced to stop for the night at a remote inn completely without power, Maggie’s paranoia reaches an all-time and terrifying high. But as Mark finds himself threatened in a dark parking lot, it’s Maggie who takes control. 

“Pittard proves herself a master of ordinary suspense.” — New York Times

Listen to Me elides so many genres that it’s Houdini-like, bursting through constraints. It moves between its two characters’ inner lives as effortlessly as an Olympic swimmer strokes through water.Ann Beattie, Paris Review blog
“A psychologically complex, addictive, and quick-moving read. I didn’t want it to end!” — M.O. Walsh, author of New York Times best-selling novel My Sunshine Away


Fiction & Literature
July 5
HMH Books
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Customer Reviews

Scottolini ,

Listen to Me

An unusual read concerning obsessive fear behavior which become somewhat bore some as it was related. But two-thirds through the reading I was stimulated and eager to move the plot along. In the end, I found the comparison to today's social decline expertly defined and the final optimistic hope, which we all must hold onto tightly, very satisfying.

Jake 57 ,

A Slow Burn Until the End.....

One of the most unique novels I've read. A slow build-up to a very suspenseful end. It sound cliché, but you think about the characters long after the novel is through. Truly enjoyed it.

words4ads ,

Listen to Me

I bought this book expecting it to be a “suspenseful Hitchcock-like mystery” according to some reviews. Instead I wasted $11.99 on a disappointing book whose characters are unlikeable, plot is unbelievable and reviews are untrue. I want a refund, iBooks!

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