Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to attend “An Evening with Ashley Flowers” in downtown Indy. You may know Ashley as “The Queen of True Crime”, the founder of Audiochuck Productions, or the host of “Crime Junkie Podcast”. After the *very* recent release of her debut book, “All Good People Here”, you may now also add “author” to her lengthy and impressive resume.
I’ve been trying to put my thoughts into words since I saw her last week, sat front row as she discussed the writing process, how the story of her book has lived within her for years, and how reading Nancy Drew and other crime fiction in her childhood has impacted her as an author.
I screamed when I first received approval by NetGalley to read an eARC of “AGPH”, I screamed when I got tickets to see Ashley live, I internally screamed when I received a signed copy of her book upon arriving at her event last week, and I (again, you guessed it) internally screamed when I was able to sit FRONT ROW at her author event last week. You guys, it’s been a lot to process and I haven’t stopped thinking about it all since.
If you know me, you know that I religiously listen to Crime Junkie, International Infamy, Red Ball, and really anything produced by Ashley Flowers. She is a powerhouse of talent.
When I tell you “All Good People Here” is worth all the hype, I mean it. There are so many things to love about this book, I’d be sitting here all day if I were to list all of the reasons to buy and/or read it. Not only is the writing seamless and will have you staying up late into the night to finish it (although I’m not sure I’d recommend this because you may get creeped out), the story feels real and will have you on the edge of your seat.
This is a classic whodunit with twists and turns that will have you guessing until the very end. “AGPH” is a fast-paced twisty thriller. Read this if you like small town secrets, lies, difficult family dynamics, and multiple timelines.