Authors Sarah K. Stephens and Laura Ellen Scott join us for a discussion of psychological thrillers! Sarah K. Stephens’s new book A FLASH OF RED, focuses on three main characters and the chaos that ensues when mental illness invades our most intimate relationships. We’re excited to welcome back Laura Ellen Scott (DEATH WISHING, THE JULIET) with THE MEAN BONE IN HER BODY, the first in The New Royal Mysteries series. A wine tasting at 6:30 will precede the author talk at 7.
A FLASH OF RED:
Professor Anna Klein and her husband, Sean, are a young couple each struggling with their own misperceptions of reality. While Anna’s daily anxieties turn on the axis of her mother’s path into psychosis, Sean escapes to the alternate reality of love and sex offered online. When Bard, a student of Anna’s, develops his own obsession with the couple, their already unsteady world collapses with irrevocable consequences. As focused on providing a driving plot as it is in presenting multi-faceted characters, A Flash of Red ultimately asks the question: What happens when we can no longer tell the difference between what we want and what is real?
THE MEAN BONE IN HER BODY:
Elizabeth Murgatroyd is a professor at the local university who is keeping a close eye on a disturbed graduate student named Jeaneane Lewis. At the start of the term, Lewis discovers a murdered military widow and her two small children in a backyard garden pond. When she writes about the crime, the college town’s darkest secrets are exposed. Things unravel further after Murgatroyd’s one night stand with the killer unlocks the truth about the murders and the would-be prodigy, Lewis.