Owen Laukkanen’s THE FORGOTTEN GIRLS Reviewe...

The Forgotten Girls Stevens and Windermere book six Owen Laukkanen G. P. Putnam’s Sons March 14th, 2017 The Forgotten Girls by Owen Laukkanen is an action driven story. As with his other books, readers should be aware that this author does not shy away from ghastly issues, fictionalizing them for even more suspense. It is apparent that Laukkanen’s go to subject is the mistreatment of women. The author noted, “I always find it fascinating to write stories about the alpha male, some who are angry men that feel women owe them something. This anger can turn to violence. But my next book is something completely different. It will be a high seas...

Owen Laukkanen’s THE WATCHER AT THE WALL is featured in this week’s giveway Apr15

Owen Laukkanen’s THE WATCHER AT THE WALL is ...

This week,  CrimeSpree Magazine, in conjunction with Friday Reads Facebook page, is offering you a chance to win a copy of THE WATCHER IN THE WALL by Owen Laukkanen “From the fast-rising, award-winning suspense star, a blistering crime novel that hits close to home. Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint BCA-FBI violent crime task force have handled shocking cases before, but this one is different. Stevens’s daughter, Andrea, is distraught over a classmate’s suicide, but what the two investigators find is even more disturbing—an online suicide club of unhappy teenagers, presided over by an anonymous presence who seems to be spurring...

Owen Laukkanen’s THE WATCHER IN THE WALL Rev...

The Watcher In The Wall Owen Laukkanen G.P. Putnam March 15, 2016 THE WATCHER IN THE WALL, Book Five in the Stevens and Windermere series by Owen Laukkanen, is a novel with a very dark subject matter. Known for his powerful and suspenseful stories Laukkanen continues this pattern with his latest book. He has dealt with Internet targeted killings that prey on young veteran’s emotions, human trafficking of teenage girls, and now this, a predator that encourages teenagers to commit suicide on a web-cam. Early in the book readers understand that a stalker of sorts attempts to find teenagers who are depressed and want to end their life. In fact,...

Owen Laukkanen talks about THE WATCHER IN THE WALL

THE WATCHER IN THE WALL by Owen Laukkanen is a novel with a very dark subject matter. Known for his powerful and suspenseful stories Laukkanen continues this pattern with his latest book. He has dealt with Internet targeted killings that prey on young veteran’s emotions, human trafficking of teenage girls, and now this, a predator that encourages teenagers to commit suicide on a web-cam. Elise Cooper: How did you get the idea for this story? Owen Laukkanen: It is based on the real-life case of online predator William Melchert-Dinkel. He is a Minnesota man whose has counseled someone online and encouraged them to commit suicide. He is...

THE STOLEN ONES by Owen Laukkanen

The Stolen Ones Owen Laukkanen G.P. Putnam March 17, 2015 The Stolen Ones by Owen Laukkanen is an insightful look at morality and greed. As a police procedural it combines an action packed plot with societal issues that do not get a lot of attention. Human trafficking is explored as the joint Minnesota BCA-FBI task force attempts to track down the girls and uncover those behind the operation. The main characters, BCA agent Kirk Stevens, and FBI agent Carla Windermore return in this thrilling plot. After a sheriff’s deputy is shot dead, local authorities take into custody a person of interest, a hysterical young woman who has no ID and...