Book Description

From Publishers Weekly Deftly woven plot twists save bestseller O'Brien's latest serial killer novel from predictability. The Mama's Boy killer spent two years kidnapping Seattle mothers and murdering them in front of their young sons; then he dropped off the radar for a decade. Widowed Susan Blanchette is on her way to Cullen, Wash., for an idyllic weekend with her toddler, Matthew, and her fianc?, Allen; high school students Jordan (whose mother was a Mama's Boy victim), Leo, and Moira are headed there as well, to celebrate Leo's birthday. When Jordan meets Allen, he thinks he recognizes his mother's killer, but if Allen is Mama's Boy, who just kidnapped Moira? While the pace of the novel is strong and the story intriguing, O'Brien (Final Breath) tries too hard to manipulate readers with implausible character actions, over-the-top emotions, and unnecessary obfuscations. (June) Copyright ? Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more About the Author Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times bestseller list, Kevin O?Brien was a railroad inspector who wrote novels at night. He moved from the train tracks to writing full-time in 1997, when his novel, ONLY SON, was picked up by Readers Digest and optioned for film, thanks to interest from Tom Hanks.? Since then, five of his novels have been USA Today and New York Times bestsellers and his books have been published in into fourteen languages. O?Brien?s 17th novel, YOU?LL MISS ME WHEN I?M GONE, will be released by Kensington Publishing in August 2016.? Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in Seattle, where he is on the board of Seattle 7 Writers (, a collective of bestselling, award-winning authors that includes Garth Stein, Maria Semple, Jess Walters, Tim Robbins, Erik Larson, Terry Brooks, Erica Bauermeister, Susan Wiggs, Jennie Shortridge and Elizabeth George. ??Please visit Kevin online at Read more