INTERVIEW WITH OWEN LAUKKANEN

    GALE FORCE by Owen Laukkanen is a realistic story where readers take the journey with the characters as they board the ship, and feel the splash of the waves. It is an attest to the author’s writing style he is able to make an intense adventure story of a maritime salvage operation. The plot has McKenna Rhodes inheriting the Gale Force, a salvage boat, after her father died in violent weather on the open seas. Hearing about a salvage operation, she and the crew decide to attempt a rescue of a freighter, the Pacific Lion, which has turned over on its side during a horrific storm. A stowaway who has stolen fifty million in bonds...

REVIEW OF Owen Laukkanen’s THE FORGOTTEN GIR...

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...