Our MPPL Summer Celebration of Bookish Escapes has been great fun, and it isn’t over yet! Join us for the grand finale in which we indulge our tastes for delicious tension, intrigue, and page-turning excitement on Domestic Thriller Night: An Evening with Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena. On Thursday, August 12 from 7-8pm, this virtual author visit will be broadcast on Zoom, so you can enjoy from the comfort of your favorite reading chair. Register here.
Join readers from area libraries for a virtual evening with bestselling domestic thriller authors Megan Miranda and Shari Lapena when they discuss their new books with bestselling author Mary Kubica. Kubica’s most recent title is Local Woman Missing.
Megan Miranda’s new book, Such A Quiet Place, is described as the perfect summer beach read, is set in a seemingly idyllic neighborhood. Scratch the surface though, and there is deceit and viciousness festering inside the households of this community. Such A Quiet Place strikes an unnerving chord and will leave you wondering – do you ever really know your neighbors?
Shari Lapena’s Not A Happy Family has it all: rich people behaving badly, sibling rivalry, twists, turns, red herrings, and, of course, a few murders interspersed. When Fred and Sheila Merton are savagely killed, their adult kids are devastated. Or are they? Lapena’s new book brings to life the world of the rich and powerful with the dysfunctional Merton family. In this family, everyone is keeping secrets. Even the dead.
Presented in partnership with Algonquin Area Public Library, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Deerfield Public Library, Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa District Library, Mount Prospect Public Library, Niles-Maine District Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, Vernon Area Public Library, and Wilmette Public Library.
Also, if you missed our fabulous MPPL-exclusive chat with romance author Talia Hibbert and booktuber Ashley from The Bookish Realm, you can access the recording here. We still have hearts in our eyes!