Kevin O'Brien
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Kevin O'Brien

For seventeen years, before his thrillers landed him on The New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O'Brien made his living as a railroad inspector and did all his writing at night. His second novel, ONLY SON (1996), was optioned for film rights, thanks to interest from David Seltzer (THE OMEN)and Tom Hanks. It was also chosen by Readers Digest for its Select Editions--along with John Grisham's THE PARTNER. "Seeing my photo on the back cover--alongside John Grisham--really made me feel as if I'd 'arrived' as an author," Kevin admits.

Kevin has been writing full time ever since. But he hasn't forgotten his railroad "ties." So--if on occassion, you find a scene in a Kevin O'Brien thriller in which a dead body is discovered in a railroad yard, well, now you know why.

THE NEXT TO DIE (2001), his first thriller, was a USA Today Bestseller. More bestsellers followed with MAKE THEM CRY, WATCH THEM DIE and LEFT FOR DEAD. His 2005 spellbinder, THE LAST VICTIM won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery/Thriller, and became a New York Times Bestseller. Kevin O'Brien continued his New York Times Bestseller streak with KILLING SPREE, ONE LAST SCREAM and FINAL BREATH. His 2010 thriller, VICIOUS, was also a bestselling ebook. His latest thriller, DISTURBED, will be available in April, 2011.

Kevin lives in Seattle, where he's involved with the Seattle 7 Writers, along with Garth Stein, Jennie Shortridge, Erica Baeumeister, Carol Cassella and several other award-winning, bestselling authors (www.seattle7writers.org). Among the S7W projects is THE HOTEL ANGELINE: A NOVEL IN 36 VOICES, a collaborative book with 36 authors--including Erik Larson, Jamie Ford, Elizabeth George, Robert Dugoni, Susan Wiggs and several others. In Kevin's chapter, someone meets a violent end...naturally. Library Lady, Nancy Pearl, furnishes the Introduction. All sales for this forthcoming ebook will go to promote literacy and writing in schools. Kevin loves Hitchcock movies, and is hard at work on a new thriller.

You can visit his website: www.kevinobrienbooks.com

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Best Sellers

    • Terrified

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Megan Keeler died years ago. In truth, she disappeared to escape from her sadistic husband, Glenn. When dismembered body parts were found near their home, Glenn was convicted of his wife's murder. And Megan, terrified for her unborn child's safety, never came forward with the truth....  

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good not Great...

    • By shelley on 12-02-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Vicious

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Daniel Thomas May
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    For more than two years, he held Seattle in a terror grip. A cruel killer who abducted young mothers right in front of their sons and murdered them execution style. Then, as suddenly as the killings began, they seemed to stop. Susan Blanchette is looking forward to a weekend getaway....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not new but very entertaining...

    • By shelley on 11-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • No One Needs to Know

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    In July 1970, actress Elaina Styles was slain in her rented Seattle mansion along with her husband and their son's nanny. Now, decades later, a film about the murders is shooting....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is O'Brien's best yet!

    • By shelley on 08-01-15

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Hotel Angeline

    • A Novel in 36 Voices
    • By: Erik Larson, Jamie Ford, Deb Caletti, and others
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • clever idea.

    • By lisabbakes on 07-31-18

    Regular price: $17.94

    • Make Them Cry

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Tim Campbell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Story Made Even Better by an Amazing Narration

    • By Matt on 07-26-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Next to Die

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Everyone has something to hide.... The virile, all-American husband. The brainy golden girl. The happily wed bi-coastal couple. Someone is watching....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kevin O'Brien outdoes himself AGAIN!

    • By shelley on 07-18-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Hide Your Fear

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    The Watcher knows how to get inside the Stollers' home - and inside their heads. The rumors are true, but the full horror is even worse....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fast Paced Suspense...

    • By shelley on 07-27-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Unspeakable

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
    • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 222

    A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I loved this book and narrator!

    • By Sandy on 11-10-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Last Victim

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Bridget Corrigan's work with her twin brother's senatorial campaign is an exciting distraction from her messy divorce. But everything changes when Bridget is reminded of the secret....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Secrets can be a killer...

    • By shelley on 07-31-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Tell Me You're Sorry

    • By: Kevin O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Michael Kramer
    • Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • very captivating!!

    • By Karen on 06-16-15

    Regular price: $31.49

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