Thriller Writer Kevin O'Brien returns to The Book Stall

We are so happy to welcome Kevin O'Brien back to his hometown for what has become out favortite August tradition--an evening of book talk and reconnecting with the prolific and talented Mr. O'Brien! Kevin writes books that will keep you reading into the wee hours of the night (or make that long flight pass by in a flash!) 

Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector.  The author of 20 internationally-published thrillers, he is a core member of Seattle 7 Writers. Press & Guide said: “If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O’Brien.” Kevin’s latest nail-biter, The Betrayed Wife, will be in bookstores this summer, including ours! 

About The Betrayed Wife:

Sheila O'Rourke has always known her husband isn't perfect. Who is? But things have been better since they moved to Seattle to make a fresh start. So much so that when sixteen-year-old Eden turns up, claiming to be Dylan's child by another woman, Sheila tries to be welcoming.

At first, Sheila feels sympathy for the girl. Eden's mother recently fell to her death in an incident with unsettling parallels to Sheila's past. Still, Eden is a difficult house guest, sowing discord among the family. Sheila has already been on edge for weeks, receiving anonymous texts, noticing odd noises coming from the house next door. And that's just the start.

Sheila wants to trust Dylan. She wants to feel safe in her own home. But no one can hurt you more easily than the ones closest to you . . . the ones you keep believing until it's too late . .

Praise for Kevin O'Brien:

"Exhilarating... [an] exciting, twisting psychological suspense." -- The Mystery Gazette on Terrified

"A powerful thriller... intense, emotional, and meticulously plotted suspense." --Beth Kanell, Kingdom Books (VT) & National Book Critics Circle on Disturbed

"O'Brien is a master at ratcheting up the suspense and doing the thing that all suspense writers long to do: keep us compulsively turning the page in an almost frantic quest to find out what happens next." -- Dark Scribe Magazine on Vicious

"Another unforgettable story... you will want to read Final Breath in one sitting, even if it keeps you up at night." -- on Final Breath

"Bestselling author O'Brien's latest is a fast-paced thriller... crisp, clear writing and taut suspense..." -- Publishers Weekly on Killing Spree

"The Last Victim is a fascinating combination of flashbacks, [the] gradual revelation of an amazingly dysfunctional family, and page-turning suspense. O'Brien has a deft touch, drawing believable portraits of weird people, while providing a complex plot that will keep the reader guessing up to the last page. Highly recommended." -- I Love a Mystery Newsletter on The Last Victim

"O'Brien's latest thriller offers up a relentless dose of suspense and chills that is sure to please fans of psychological suspense. There are just the right amounts of twists and turns in this wild ride through terror, and the final denouement will leave the reader gasping. Highly recommended." -- New Mystery Reader on Left For Dead

"Exciting and fast-paced... This is a first-rate murder-mystery in an unusual setting, with an exciting ending... Imaginative and well-written... Add this book to your summer reading list." -- The Times Record News on Make Them Cry

"O'Brien mixes show-business intrigue with taut psychological suspense in a clever Hollywood-based thriller... Hot button issues augment the narrative tension and O'Brien's snappy dialogue effectively maintains the breakneck pacing of this haunting read." -- Publishers Weekly on Next to Die

Event date: 

Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Event address: 

The Book Stall
811 Elm Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
The Betrayed Wife Cover Image
ISBN: 9780786045075
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Pinnacle - July 30th, 2019

Sheila O’Rourke has always known her husband isn’t perfect. Who is? But things have been better since they moved to Seattle to make a fresh start. So much so that when sixteen-year-old Eden turns up, claiming to be Dylan’s child by another woman, Sheila tries to be welcoming.