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 before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, has never even seen a clear photograph. But she knew her sister, and she knows something is desperately wrong.
Andrea Boyle moved to Seattle to give her 17-year-old nephew, Spencer, a fresh start after the death of his parents. Andrea has found her own new beginning with Luke, a successful playwright and father of a teenage son, Damon. The boys appear to have little in common, but in truth they share a private torment....
Everyone has secrets.... The beautiful young judge. The hardworking waitress. The handsome college student. Some are meant to be kept.... The victims are all different, but they will all have one gruesome detail in common. But others can kill.... A clever serial killer is stalking the streets of Seattle. Searching for this next victim. Creating a monument of madness that will be built victim by victim, piece by piece, bone by bone....
"A Great Story Made Even Better by an Amazing Narration"
In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son's nanny. When the baby's remains were found buried in a shallow grave close to a hippie commune, police moved in - only to find all its members already dead in a grisly mass suicide. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting at the mansion. On-set caterer Laurie Trotter ignores gossip that the production is cursed. But then people start dying....
"This is O'Brien's best yet!"
A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over - but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients…Olivia has no proof for her suspicions. But as the body count rises, so do her fears. A rock is thrown through her window, her car tires are slashed, a chilling message is scrawled on her bathroom mirror.
"I loved this book and narrator!"
Thirty-six of the most interesting writers in the Pacific Northwest came together for a week-long marathon of writing live on stage. The result? Hotel Angeline, a truly inventive novel that surprises at every turn of the page. Something is amiss at the Hotel Angeline, a rickety former mortuary perched atop Capitol Hill in rain-soaked Seattle. Fourteen-year-old Alexis Austin is fixing the plumbing, the tea, and all the problems of the world, it seems, in her landlady mother’s absence.
"Bold effort. No success"
Everyone has something to hide.... The virile, all-American husband. The brainy golden girl. The happily wed bi-coastal couple. Someone is watching…. Someone who has uncovered their darkest secrets. Someone who is hell-bent on making them pay for their sins. No one suspects the truth.... Now there is no escaping the shadowy jury that watches their every move. Infiltrates every part of their lives. Stalking. Judging. Condemning. Punishment will be swift, severe, and final.
"Kevin O'Brien outdoes himself AGAIN!"
Different Victims: The blonde film student. The brunette paralegal. The red-headed artist. Different Methods: The first victim is strangled. The second is stabbed repeatedly. And the third is pushed out of an open window. Same Madman: In the city of Seattle, no single woman is safe. From afar he watches the ones he so desperately wants. Willing to do whatever it takes to prove his love. But should his latest obsession betray him, he will have no choice but to punish her.
"A Great Mistery from Start to End"
At first, Bridget Corrigan's work with her twin brother's senatorial campaign is an exciting distraction from the trauma of her messy divorce. But everything changes when Bridget is reminded of the secret she and Brad have been keeping since high school, a secret that could destroy the campaign - and their lives. Someone else knows what they did. Someone who's been picking off the members of their little group one by one....
"Secrets can be a killer..."
Die Hypnosetherapeutin Olivia zieht nach Seattle, um nach einer gescheiterten Ehe neu anzufangen. Einer ihrer ersten Patienten ist Collin, ein stark verängstigter Jugendlicher. Als Olivia Collin in Hypnose versetzt, erkennt sie den Grund für seine Angst: In Trance nimmt Collin die Persönlichkeit eines Killers an, der vor über 50 Jahren mehrere Frauen umbrachte.