IN THE STUDIO: Library Love from the Audiobook Narrators of the Library-Set Thriller HOW CAN I HELP YOU by Laura Sims

By Jennifer Rubins | July 20 2023 | Audiobook News

Who doesn’t love an unreliable narrator in a psychological thriller? How about two? Oh, and set in a library you say?!

No, librarians, you aren’t dreaming. Thanks to librarian-author, Laura Sims, HOW CAN I HELP YOU is the new listen you and your library-loving patrons are looking for: razor-sharp suspense about two local librarians whose lives become dangerously intertwined.

Audiobook narrators Carlotta Brentan and Maggi-Meg Reed brilliantly take on the task of voicing the “transfixing dual female narrators” (Kimberly McCreight). They may portray some questionable characters, but in real life, these actresses are avid library users who happily took a quick break from recording HOW CAN I HELP YOU to share stories of their own deep love for libraries. Check out their videos below.

“We would each get a turn talking to the librarian. . . It always felt so special and magical having an adult be so seriously invested in feeding our imagination.”—Carlotta Brentan


“My favorite place to go was down in the underground stacks where the oldest books were kept. . . Made me feel part of something bigger than myself.”—Maggi-Meg Reed


You can “meet” the author, too! Check out Laura Sims on our Literary Fiction panel from our 2023 Spring Book & Author Festival: WATCH NOW

How Can I Help You

Read by Carlotta Brentan and Maggi-Meg Reed

A July 2023 LibraryReads Pick!

“Librarians especially will enjoy this unique take on the psychological thriller. Give this unputdownable title to readers who revel in messy and complicated characters.”—Library Journal, starred review