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The Watcher in the Wall

A Stevens and Windermere Novel

by Owen Laukkanen

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The Watcher in the Wall by Owen Laukkanen
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  • Published Mar 2016
    368 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A heart-pounding new Stevens and Windermere thriller from the award-winning author of The Stolen Ones and The Professionals

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 them on. Soon, it becomes apparent that the classmate wasn't the first victim - and won't be the last, either, unless they can hunt down this psychopath once and for all.

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"Starred Review. A gut-wrenching tale filled with empathy for alienated teens. This may be the best yet in a first-rate series." - Kirkus

"Windermere, who takes on the one-dimensional villain with what amounts to a personal vendetta, engages in some unlikely heroics at the climax." - Publishers Weekly

"This is a guaranteed lost weekend for Laukkanen's fans and for anyone those seeking a Lee Child–like adrenaline rush." - Booklist

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Owen Laukkanen Author Biography

Owen Laukkanen is a Canadian mystery writer. Laukkanen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and raised in Windsor, Ontario.[3] He graduated from the University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in creative writing in 2006.

Laukkanen's Stevens and Windermere novels have been nominated for the Anthony, Barry, Edgar and Thriller Awards. A graduate of the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing program, Laukkanen spent three years in the world of professional poker reporting before turning to fiction. He currently lives in Vancouver with his dog, Lucy.

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Name Pronunciation
Owen Laukkanen: LAU-kuh-nin. "Lau" rhymes with "ow."

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