Sitting Down With Sarah Lotz: Author of The White Road @mulhollandbooks

Happy publication day to The White Road!  I am thrilled to welcome Sarah Lotz to Clues and Reviews to discuss her novel, The White Road, the writing process and life in general.

I read this book and absolutely LOVED IT!  It has been several weeks since I finished it and I am still talking to everyone about it.  It is one of those books that sticks with you. If you missed my review of this one, you can check it out here!

Before we hear from Sarah, here is the synopsis for The White Road

Desperate to attract subscribers to his fledgling website, ‘Journey to the Dark Side’, ex-adrenalin junkie and slacker Simon Newman hires someone to guide him through the notorious Cwm Pot caves, so that he can film the journey and put it on the internet. With a tragic history, Cwm Pot has been off-limits for decades, and unfortunately for Simon, the guide he’s hired is as unpredictable and dangerous as the watery caverns that lurk beneath the earth. After a brutal struggle for survival, Simon barely escapes with his life, but predictably, the gruesome footage he managed to collect down in the earth’s bowels goes viral. Ignoring the warning signs of mental trauma, and eager to capitalize on his new internet fame, Simon latches onto another escapade that has that magic click-bait mix of danger and death – a trip to Everest. But up above 8000 feet, in the infamous Death Zone, he’ll need more than his dubious morals and wits to guide him, especially when he uncovers the truth behind a decade-old tragedy – a truth that means he might not be coming back alive. A truth that will change him – and anyone who views the footage he captures – forever.

Sounds pretty intense right?

Keep reading to see what Sarah Lotz had to say about the idea of the “third man factor”, her adrenline seeking experiences and how she deals with book reviews.

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Book Review: The White Road (Sarah Lotz) @mulhollandbooks

The White Road

Anyone who knows me well knows I have some pretty hard deal breaker rules. Things that I have forbidden anyone in my life to participate in. The first is joining a motorcycle gang. I have watched Sons of Anarchy. I know this is bad news. The next one is going to space. Nothing good happens in space. The third, and very serious deal breaker I have, is Everest. Do not climb Everest.

Needless to say, this book helped to justify all my fears and terrify me to the core.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, nothing good happens on Everest!!

The White Road, the upcoming release by Sarah Lotz follows Simon, a thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie, films tragic situations and creepy places for his website Journey to the Dark Side.  After an incident in a cave goes wrong, Simon begins to struggle with some PTSD; but, after the footage recovered from his time in the cave goes viral, Simon latches on to this internet fame and makes the trip to Everest. Ignoring the signs of his mental trauma and uncovering a decade old tragedy, Simon learns the truth that will change him and anyone who views his footage…forever.

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