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Kevin O'Brien in conversation with Jennie Shortridge

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join us for an evening with Seattle's national bestselling thriller author Kevin O'Brien, in conversation with Jennie Shortridge, author of Love Water Memory.  Kevin's new novel, The Enemy at Home takes place in World War II Seattle.  At the Boeing B-17 plant, Nora learns to wield a heavy riveting gun amid the deafening noise of the assembly line--a real-life counterpart to "Rosie the Riveter" in the recruitment posters. Yet while the country desperately needs their help, not everyone is happy about "all these women" taking over men's jobs. Nora worries that she is neglecting her children, especially her withdrawn teenage son. But amid this turmoil, a sinister tragedy occurs: One of Nora's coworkers is found strangled in her apartment, dressed in an apron, with a lipstick smile smeared on her face.

It's the beginning of a terrifying pattern, as women war-plant workers like Nora are targeted throughout Seattle and murdered in the same ritualistic manner. And eclipsing Nora's fear for her safety is her secret, growing conviction that she and the killer are connected--and that the haven that was her home has become her own personal battlefield . . .

"Nobody writes suspense better than Kevin O'Brien. Read The Enemy at Home, but do so with the lights on." --Robert Dugoni, New York Times bestselling author

"A compulsively unputdownable, keep-you-guessing-to-the-end, pages-flying whodunit. Packed with compelling, complicated characters in a fascinating and meticulously-researched time and place." --Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is

"The curves in the plot kept me reading late into the night (while checking the locks on my doors!)." --Erica Bauermeister, New York Times bestselling author of No Two Persons


Before his thrillers landed him on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller lists, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector. The author of 21 internationally-published thrillers, he won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery and served on the board of Seattle 7 Writers. Press & Guide said: “If Alfred Hitchcock were alive today and writing novels, his name would be Kevin O’Brien.”

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3014 78th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040
The Enemy at Home: A Thrilling Historical Suspense Novel of a WWII Era Serial Killer By Kevin O'Brien Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496738509
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Kensington - August 22nd, 2023