Sheryl Lee Narrates 'Secret Diary of Laura Palmer' For 'Twin Peaks' Audiobook
With Twin Peaks returning to the small screen this year, it's a good time to delve back into the show and its many strange offspring. The Secret Diary of Laura Palmer, for instance, is part of the show's canon. This was a book penned by David Lynch's daughter, Jennifer, that contained plenty of easter eggs for viewers when the show originally aired. It was a spin-off of the series that hit bookshelves in 1990, after the airing of the first season, but before the second. The book begins on Laura's 12th birthday in 1984.
The diary chronicles Laura's life from age 12 to her death at 17 and provides a harrowing backstory to the event that set the entire series in motion. In intimate diary entries, Laura goes from a happy and naïve tween to a tormented soul posing behind the phony smile of homecoming queen. Plagued by visions of a creepy man with long hair—a demonic presence she comes to know as "BOB"—Laura falls into a world of drug addiction, sexual promiscuity, and prostitution to escape. But as she's swallowed deeper and deeper into the abyss, Laura is forced to question the reality of who and what BOB really is.
Now it's getting the audiobook treatment with Sheryl Lee (who played Laura Palmer) as the narrative voice—"Sheryl returns to voice Laura's darkest secrets in the audiobook event commissioned by series creators Mark Frost and David Lynch," Audible announced in a press release.