Words & Pictures

Sara Shepard

“Strangers see you the way you want them to see you. You can’t fool friends…that’s what makes them friends…”

SARA SHEPARD, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS

Pretty Little Liars plot twist queen, Sara Shepard, returns with Wait for Me—a gripping twist on a Cinderella story, blending paranormal romance and mystery thriller.

Who is Casey Rhodes? Is she a no-nonsense realist, or a hopeless romantic? A just-getting-by scholarship student or a modern Cinderella, dating cool, cultured media-empire heir Marcus Coleman? At seventeen years old and already in her sophomore year at NYU, Casey sheds disguises effortlessly. It’s how she navigates school and avoids the second-guessing that’s plagued her since she and Marcus got together.

Then Casey starts hearing voices—voices that speak of danger and terrify her, causing her to flee to the remote beach town of Avon where she hopes to sort out her thoughts and reset. But the voices get more intense and are accompanied by visions of places she’s never been and people she’s never met—like Jake, who’s lived in Avon his whole life.

There’s no way Casey could know Jake, yet she feels an immediate connection. Shockingly, he feels it too. Together they search for answers, finding only questions—about their connection, Avon, and Casey’s memories. And whose voice is she hearing inside her head?

Sara Shepard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the sixteen-book Pretty Little Liars series, which has sold millions of copies worldwide, been translated into more than twenty languages, and became a popular TV show. She’s the author of The Perfectionists and The Lying Game, which were also TV series, as well as The Amateurs series. Her books for adults include The Heiresses, Reputation, and The Elizas. She’s written more than thirty novels and is active in screenwriting and podcasting spaces.

“An enjoyably twisty romantic puzzle.”

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Books

Copies of Wait for Me and other Sara Shepard books are available from City of Asylum Bookstore.

Partner

Words & Pictures is presented in partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh with support from EQT FoundationThe Grable Foundation, and J.B. Finley Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee

WHEN

Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.

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Carnegie Library Lecture Hall
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