Ghost Warning

On the day that Lou James finds her father dead on the garage floor, she leaves her small hometown and heads for Toronto on a Greyhound, initiating a series of events that will reshape her life. Lou moves in with her brother and begins a new existence all the while trying to make sense of her father’s unexpected death and the sudden loss of her place in the world.

When a series of savage and homicidal acts plague her new neighbourhood, Lou, following in her journalist father’s footsteps, attempts to investigate.

As her final year of high school unfolds, Lou comes perilously close to discovering the truth, and violence erupts, once again unravelling her world. She hops on a Greyhound, propelled by the urgent need to bridge the distance between the life she shared with her father and this precarious new existence where he grows ever more remote to her.

Kara Stanley

A graduate of UBC’s MFA program in creative writing, Kara Stanley lives, works and plays on the Sunshine Coast with her musician husband, Simon Paradis. Her writing has been published in Fugue, HipMama and Paste and she is a contributing songwriter to the 2013 Stanton Paradis CD Good Road Home and the 2015 Simon Paradis CD Mouthful of Stars. Her non-fiction book Fallen: A Trauma, a Marriage, and the Transformative Power of Music was included on CBC’s Best Books of 2015 list.

Marketing & Publicity
  • author's first book was on CBC's "Best Books of 2015" list
  • to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Quill & Quire, Herizons, and Toronto Star
  • popular genre of inner-urban fiction with coming-of-age character
  • strong contender for literary prizes