A night you don't want to miss!
Join us to celebrate Tara Laskowski's new thriller ONE NIGHT GONE, “A timely and timeless mystery that will keep you obsessively reading well past your bedtime.” (PAUL TREMBLAY, author of The Cabin at the End of the World). And if that recommendation isn't enough to get you here, Tara and her husband Art know pretty much everyone in the mystery community, so it is guaranteed to be an amazing party filled with fascinating folks. The party will be in the WestLee Party room (immediately next door to One More Page).
About ONE NIGHT GONE:
She came to bury her past. But what she digs up might ruin her future…
One sultry summer in the 1980s, a teenager arrived in the wealthy town of Opal Beach to start her life anew—to achieve her destiny. But before the summer was up, she vanished.
Decades later, when Allison Simpson is offered the opportunity to house-sit in Opal Beach, it seems like the perfect chance to regroup and start fresh after a messy divorce. It’s the off-season, after all, which means peace and quiet, and more importantly for Allison, safety.
But when Allison becomes drawn into the story of a girl who disappeared from town thirty years before, she begins to realize that Opal Beach isn’t as idyllic as it seems. Beyond the walls of the gorgeous homes hide dark secrets. And as Allison digs deeper into the mystery, she uncovers not only the shocking truth, but finds herself caught in the middle of a twisted plot.
Part electric coming-of-age story and part breathtaking mystery, One Night Gone is an atmospheric, suspenseful novel about power, privilege, and ultimately, sisterhood.
Praise for ONE NIGHT GONE:
“Laskowski is a truly gifted storyteller with that ‘X-factor’ you look for — but rarely find — in a debut author. Spectacular.”
— JENNIFER HILLIER, author of Jar of Hearts
“Absolutely gripping. This multi-layered and gorgeously structured tale of betrayal. murder, and redemption will haunt you long after the book is over. The talented Tara Laskowski, with her confident hand, beautifully drawn characters and unique style, is sure to be a major voice in crime fiction.” --Hank Phillippi Ryan, nationally bestselling and award-winning author of Trust Me
About the Author:
Tara Laskowski is the author of the short story collection Bystanders, which won the Balcones Fiction Prize and was hailed by Jennifer Egan in The Guardian as one of the best books of 2017. She is also the author of Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons, tales of dark etiquette.
Her fiction has been published in the Norton anthology Flash Fiction International, Best Small Fictions, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Mid-American Review, and numerous other journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded the Kathy Fish Fellowship from SmokeLong Quarterly in 2009, and won the grand prize for the 2010 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Series.
Since 2010, she has been the editor of SmokeLong Quarterly. She and her husband, writer Art Taylor, write the column Long Story Short at the Washington Independent Review of Books. Tara earned a BA in English with a minor in writing from Susquehanna University and an MFA in Creative Writing from George Mason University.