ARC Review: A Haunted Road Atlas by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz


Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Title: A Haunted Road Atlas: Sinister Stops, Dangerous Destinations, and True Crime Tales
Author: Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz
Genre: Nonfiction – True Crime/Paranormal/Travel
Audience: Adult
Format: Audiobook
Narrators: Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz
Length: 304 pages (7 hours)
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: May 31, 2022
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Recommended for fans of: And That’s Why We Drink
Content Warnings: death, murder, violence, crime, sexual assault


Pack up your Ouija board, wine bra, and squirt guns full of holy water … we’re going on a road trip! From the hit podcast And That’s Why We Drink, this is your interactive travel guide to the hosts’ favorite spooky and sinister sights. The world is a scary place … and that’s why we drink!

Jam-packed with illustrations, fun facts, travel tips, and beverage recs, this guide includes some of the country’s most notorious crime scenes, hauntings, and supernatural sightings. You’ll also find Christine and Em’s personal recommendations to the best local bars and ice cream parlors, oddity museums, curiosity shoppes, and more. Explore some of the most bizarre cases you’ve heard on the show, as well as exclusive new content from bayous, basements, and bars!


I love Em and Christine’s podcast And That’s Why We Drink, so when I heard they were publishing a book, I knew I needed it. This book is part true crime, part ghost stories, and part travel guide. Similar to the format of the podcast, this book pairs one paranormal story with one true crime tale for each major U.S. city included in the book, organized by geographic location.

As a listener of the podcast, I enjoyed that the audiobook is narrated by the authors. It felt like listening to a more polished and streamlined version of the show, sans the signature banter. This didn’t have a lot of new content; most of the stories were previously covered on the podcast. What makes this special for me as a fan are all the inside jokes, personal anecdotes, and recommendations of things to eat, drink, and do in each city.

You do not have to be a podcast listener to enjoy this book; however, since there are so many references to the show, I recommend the physical book over the audiobook to readers who are not already familiar with the podcast so you can skip over parts that aren’t relevant to you. But you should definitely give ATWWD a try!

All my spooky and true crime babes need this to help plan your next vacation.

Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the ALC.

Author: Caroline | Carolibrary

Hello! I’m Caroline! I am a teacher, a book lover, and a nerd. My passions include reading, writing, bookstagram, barre & yoga, baking, binging TV shows, and Star Wars. I love stories in all formats because they can transport you to a different world while helping you understand the world around you. I have always found books to be a particularly magical source of imagination.

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