Ask Me

Paranormal gets a Stephen King makeover: A modern-day oracle in small-town Florida finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery.

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Aria Morse is an Oracle, blessed—or cursed—with the gift of prophecy. Ask her anything, and the truth spills out immediately. But Aria’s answers sound like nonsense, even to herself . . . just as they did to those at Delphi 2,500 years ago. To cope, Aria has perfected the art of hiding in plain sight—until Jade Price, the closest person she has to a friend, disappears.

All of a sudden, everyone around her has questions. The “nonsense” Aria spouts becomes a matter of life and death. Aria may be the only one who can find out what happened to Jade. But the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she comes to being the next target of someone else who hides in plain sight. Someone with a very dark plan.

Also available in audio format.

Nice Things People Have Said

The super lovely Stephanie with Ask Me!

“[T]he writing and the character development are top notch . . . Pauley writes with humor but also manages to maintain suspense. And readers will enjoy getting a look at rural Florida—which is far different from the Disney World and beaches that most readers know.”

“A real page-turner that will have readers thinking that they know the killer and then changing their minds, leaving them wondering right up until the end . . . A dark mystery featuring a unique heroine.”
—Booklist, Starred Review

“The concept behind Ask Me is without a doubt one of the best I’ve read… phenomenal.”
—Fresh Fiction

“Startling, sometimes painful . . . absorbing and resonant.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Readers will be biting their nails . . . Part romance, mystery, and horror, [Ask Me] has enough suspense and dynamic characters to sustain interest, even for reluctant readers.”
—School Library Journal 

“Pauley keeps the pages flipping. She paints a fascinating portrait of Aria, both her insecurities and eventually her courage.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“The best books keep their readers on a knife’s edge of uncertainty, racing through the pages for resolutions. Kimberly Pauley has created a perfectly balanced, cutting masterpiece with Ask Me. Rest up before you begin, because you won’t sleep easily when you’re finished.”
—Myra McEntire, author of the Hourglass trilogy

“Cryptic, dark, and delicious, Ask Me is the perfect pick for teens on the Stephen King track. Pauley has brilliantly crafted a paranormal thriller grounded in myth and twisted with the insecurity and hope every loner has felt. I’m staying out of the Florida woods forever.”
—Delilah S. Dawson, author of Wicked as They Come

“Prepare to lose sleep . . . Kimberly Pauley’s Ask Me is a pulse-pounding thriller that left me guessing until the very end.”
—Marlene Perez, author of the bestselling Dead Is series

“If you ask me, Pauley’s new book explores one of the most original ideas I’ve seen in a long time.”
—Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties and Half Lives

“Original, atmospheric, and utterly compelling. I couldn’t put it down.”
—C.J. Redwine, author of Defiance and Deception

“A suspenseful, surprising novel from start to finish.”
—Alex Flinn, author of Beastly and Breathing Underwater

“A suspenseful blend of modern day thriller and ancient myth, perfect for all lovers of a good murder mystery—teens and adults alike.”
—Tiffany Trent, author of The Unnaturalists and The Tinker King

“I couldn’t put this book down and yet I didn’t want it to end! A beautifully written mystery full of suspense and unexpected twists and turns. I loved it!”
—Jo Knowles, author Living with Jackie Chan and Lessons from a Dead Girl

“Incredibly satisfying . . . a fast read as well as an enjoyable one.”
—Crimespree Magazine

Ask Me uses pitch-perfect prose to plunge the reader into a stunning and imaginative world filled with memorable moments, riveting action, and unforgettable characters. Well done.”
—David Lubar, author of Hidden Talents

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