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A Haunted Road Atlas is a spooky travel guide from Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Haunted Road Atlas: Sinister Stops, Dangerous Destinations, and True Crime Tales is a spooky travel guide by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz. The ebook version is 304 pages. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at seven hours and is narrated by the authors.

Schiefer and Schulz are the hosts of the popular podcast And That’s Why We Drink. This book is an interactive travel guide to their favorite spooky and sinister places in the United States. The book is broken down by location, from the Northeast United States (including Boston, New York, Washington DC, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia) to the Northwest (including Seattle and Portland). Don’t worry Hawaii, you’re also included!

The authors detail supernatural activities and true crime events for each city they discuss, along with travel tips, food and beverage recommendations, and cool places to check out. The book is mostly an overview of each city, but the hosts let you know in which episode of their podcast they discussed these stories, if you’d like more detailed information. That being said, there is also new exclusive content for the book that was not brought up in their podcast.

This is a great book for an overview of short spooky stories for fans of true crime or the paranormal! I’m definitely going to plan future vacations around their tips. I’m personally going to pick up a physical copy of this one to check out the maps and images (and an I Spy Bingo board!).

This is a good resource for anyone who’s a fan of spooky things, not just fans of their podcast. There are a few inside jokes referenced that may be a bit confusing to people not familiar with the podcast. Head’s up that they reference Zak Baggins and the Ghost Adventures tv series a lot in this book, so if you’re not a fan of him you might want to skip this one.

CW: descriptions of violence and true crime, description of hauntings

Special thanks to Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley for providing an audio galley of this book for me to review. All opinions contained herein are my own. A Haunted Road Atlas: Sinister Stops, Dangerous Destinations, and True Crime Tales releases on May 31st, 2022.

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