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[From the back cover:] "DECEPTIVE The houses in Willow Tree Court are sleek and modern--the kind designed to harbor happy families and laughing children. No one would guess the secrets that lurk beyond the neat lawns and beautiful facades. DEPRAVED. Molly Dennehy is trying to fit in to her new surroundings, though her neighbors are clearly loyal to her husband's ex-wife. But that's the least of Molly's worries. Her stepson's school has been rocked by a brutal slaying, and a psychopath known as the Cul-de-Sac Killer is murdering families in Seattle homes. Homes just like Molly's. DISTURBED. With each passing day, Molly grows more convinced that someone is watching her family, someone consumed with rage and vengeance. On this quiet road, a nightmare has been unleashed, and the trail of terror will lead right to her door ..."
Once A Killers Chosen You. . . At first, the deaths seem random. A young Portland couple brutally murdered in a game gone awry. . . a Chicago woman who plummeted to her death from an office building. . . an aspiring screenwriter asphyxiated in his New York apartment. But the macabre souvenirs television reporter Sydney Jordan receives hint at a connection that is both personal and terrifying. The Only Thing You Have To Do. . . After events in her own life went wrong, Sydney fled to Seattle with her teenage son. But instead of getting a fresh start, Sydney is plagued by strange occurrences. Someone is watching, someone who knows her intimately. . . someone whos just waiting to play the next move in a twisted game. Is Die. . . She is his chosen one. Every murder is a sign, and soon, Sydney will understand why each victim had to suffer--and why shes the next in line. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin OBrien "A fast-paced thriller. . . OBriens crisp, clear writing, and taut suspense elevate this above similar fare. " --Publishers Weekly "Another page-turner. "--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
DeceptiveThe houses in Willow Tree Court are sleek and modern--the kind designed to harbor happy families and laughing children. No one would guess the secrets that lurk beyond the neat lawns and beautiful facades. DepravedMolly Dennehy is trying to fit in to her new surroundings, though her neighbors are clearly loyal to her husband's ex-wife. But that's the least of Molly's worries. Her stepson's school has been rocked by a brutal slaying, and a psychopath known as the Cul-de-Sac Killer is murdering families in Seattle homes. Homes just like Molly's. DisturbedWith each passing day, Molly grows more convinced that someone is watching her family, someone consumed with rage and vengeance. On this quiet road, a nightmare has been unleashed, and the trail of terror will lead right to her door. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'Brien"Deftly woven plot twists. . . the pace of the novel is strong and the story intriguing. " -Publishers Weekly on Vicious "Scary! Read this page turner with the lights on!" --Lisa Jackson on Watch Them Die
When a Serial Killer Gets a Taste for Blood. . . Years ago, the Seattle police were baffled by the Schoolgirl Murders. The killer staged the scenes, dressing his female victims in school girl uniforms and saddle shoes. No woman in Seattle felt safe, until they caught the man responsible, and the case was forgotten. . . He Only Wants to Do One Thing. . . Across the country, a killing spree is taking place. The first victim is attacked in a taxi by a mysterious stranger. The next is found strangled in a changing room. A hitchhiker is left by the side of the road, his identity brutally stolen. The murders are so bizarre, so random, no one would think to connect them. . . Kill and Kill Again. . . Only Seattle writer Gillian McBride sees the disturbing coincidences between all the murders--and it's hitting too close to home. Somehow, she is the link between past and present--and to a twisted serial killer who shows no signs of stopping. With each terrible piece of a sinister puzzle, a psychopath is carrying out a master plan--a killing spree that needs a final trophy to be fully complete. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'Brien "Another taut page-turner. "--Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Imaginative, well written. . . add this book to your summer reading list. " --Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)
A Killer's MasterpieceAt 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. . . Will Be PaintedHis job keeps him busy, but he loves every moment of it. Following them, photographing them, and immortalizing them on canvas. He knows exactly how they'll look when the last breath is drawn, because he has planned out their deaths with perfect precision. And the best is yet to come: Bridget Corrigan. He has very special plans for her portrait--she just doesn't know it yet. . . In Cold BloodWith every accident that befalls the members of her old clique, Bridget feels danger edging closer to home. Yet uncovering the truth about the killer would mean revealing what really happened that horrible night years ago. She'll have to find someone to trust--the question is, who? Because turning to the wrong person could be the last mistake she ever makes. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'BrienAnother taut page-turner. --Seattle Post-IntelligencerO'Brien does what he does best: keeping the suspense at unbelievably high levels. --The Midwest Book ReviewImaginative, well written. . . add this book to your summer reading list. --Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas)
New York Times Bestseller When Youre Caught In A Killers Web. . . Twelve women have vanished, leaving behind no trace or clue--their whereabouts still a mystery after eleven years. . . The Only Thing That Can Save You Is. . . Amelia Faraday is beautiful, smart, and a walking disaster. Suffering from blackouts, she also suffers from something worse--the feeling that she is personally involved in a series of deaths. One Last Scream. . . Now as a new series of murders begins, and she continues to suffer from blackouts, Amelia is left wondering if she is a cold-blooded killer--or a pawn in a deadly game thats only just beginning. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin OBrien "A fast-paced thriller. . . OBriens crisp, clear writing, and taut suspense elevate this above similar fare. " --Publishers Weekly "Another page-turner. "--Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Every so often a novel comes along that is so true to life its impact is felt long after the last page is turned. Only Son is such a book. . . Divorced and alone, Carl Jorgenson has one dream; to have a son and give him the life and love he never had. His dream becomes a reality the day Amy McMurray leaves her son alone for one brief, unforgivable moment. In that split second, all their lives change forever. So begins the remarkable story of a mothers search for the child she has lost but will never abandon. . . of a man desperately holding on to the single thread of hope in his life. . . and of a young boy, a son to both, a stranger to himself, who teaches each of them about love, loss and forgiveness. Illuminated by a rare compassion, Only Son is a deeply felt, powerfully realized novel about the search for love and a place to belong. It is a novel about fate, the irreversible choices we make, and the forces we cannot control.
First You'll Say You're SorryA 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. . . And Then 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. . . You'll Say GoodbyeThe 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. . . Praise for Kevin O'Brien"A genuine page-turner. " --The Seattle Times on Terrified"If Alfred Hitchcock was alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O'Brien. " --Press & Guide on Unspeakable
TruthMegan Keeler died years ago--or so everyone believes. In fact, 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. . . Is More TerrifyingSince then, Megan has built a new life in Seattle for herself and her son, Josh. She's never forgotten that she's a fugitive, and Josh knows nothing about her past. But someone does. First, there are anonymous emails and threats, just as she learns that Glenn has been released from prison. Then the unthinkable happens: a masked man breaks into their home and abducts Josh. . . Than FictionTo save her son, Megan must put herself at the mercy of a maniac. Is Glenn a cold-blooded killer determined to destroy her world piece by piece, or is the truth even more twisted? Megan thought she knew fear, but her nightmare is only beginning. . . Praise for the Novels of Kevin O'BrienWhite knuckle action! . . . takes readers into the darkest corners of the human mind. --Tess Gerritsen on One Last Scream Scary! Read this page turner with the lights on! --Lisa Jackson on Watch Them Die
Unthinkable CrimesA 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. . . Unrelenting FearOlivia 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. . . Unspeakable TruthOlivia 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. Olivia knows she's getting closer to the truth. But the truth could be the last thing she'll ever know. . . Praise for Kevin O'Brien's Terrified"A genuine page-turner. " --The Seattle Times"O'Brien slowly builds the suspense of the story until it reaches its explosive end. " --Suspense Magazine
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. By finding new and brutal ways to teach her a lesson. And by finally loving her--to death. . . Praise For The Novels Of Kevin OBrien "Imaginative, well written. . . add this book to your summer reading list. " --Times Record News (Wichita Falls, Texas) "Another fast-paced and gripping read. " --The Seattle Post Intelligencer Includes An Excerpt Of Kevin OBriens Newest Thriller Final Breath
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