NW Voices Welcomes Bestselling Author Kevin O’Brien
Come help us welcome bestselling author Kevin O’Brien at two events on Monday, April 14. The first is a writing workshop from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in Main 119 at Lower Columbia College. The second is a reading at the Longview Public Library beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector. He quit his job in 1997, when his novel, Only Son, was picked up by Readers Digest and also optioned for film, thanks to interest from Tom Hanks. He has been writing full time ever since. The author of 15 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery (The Last Victim). He is a core member of Seattle 7 Writers. In May, look for Kevin’s new thriller, Tell Me You’re Sorry.
In Tell Me You’re Sorry, a family is wiped out after a burglary gone wrong. An executive accused of embezzling kills himself and his loved ones. A house fire claims the lives of all its inhabitants. Separate incidents with two common threads—a first wife who took her own life, and a secret the victims took to their graves. Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister’s mysterious suicide when her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. She knows something is desperately wrong. The police won’t listen. Her only ally is another victim’s son. Step by step, they’re uncovering a trail of brutal vengeance and a killer who will never relent—and whose forgiveness can only be earned in death.
All events are free and open to the public. Northwest Voices is funded by the Longview Public Library and Lower Columbia College, Friends of the LPL, LPL Foundation, LCC Foundation, and LCC’s ASLCC.